May the setting of your trip be a pristine beach dotted with palm trees and aquamarine waters; a steep, snow-capped mountain; or a legendary monument that shines at night, a dazzling place can make your stay at the hotel.
A hotel with a view offers a sense of place, a memorable experience, and lots of material for your Instagram feed.
Travel guide UKTN has found hotels everywhere from Anguilla to Zurich with views so beautiful you won’t want to stray from the property grounds. Take a look at these magnificent landscapes:
Nestled in an old medieval church and Byzantine tower, this Florentine gem breathes history. Two accommodations in particular offer unforgettable views: in the Pool Suite, take a dip in an outdoor hot tub or enjoy breakfast on the terrace in the shade of Florence Cathedral and Giotto’s bell tower, and in the Pagliazza Tower Suite, the Duomo is right outside your window.
Jade hill station
The unique open-air accommodations at this St. Lucia respite have just three walls, bringing you even closer to the majestic Pitons looming nearby. Hidden along a cliff that overlooks the Caribbean Sea, the resort offers breathtaking views.
Tokyo Prince Park Tower
Tokyo Tower hovers next to Prince Park. Observe the red and white monument up close in the hotel’s Sky Lobby – sit by the window or in a tiered seat near the bar to see its glow at night.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Witness the roar of the Strip from this game-free 47-story oasis. Sleek rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal the vivid lights of Vegas nights and the surrounding desert landscape. The view is even better if you can hang a room with a tub facing the window.
Santorini Secret Suites & Spa
A cliffside perch and amphitheater design give this boutique hotel incredible views everywhere, from suites to alfresco dining. Gaze at the vast sea and rocky caldera at sunrise – preferably with a Greek breakfast – then again at sunset – preferably with local wine – as the swirling colors bounce off the water.
Mandarin Oriental, New York
See Central Park, the skyline and the Hudson River from this Columbus Circle tower. One of our favorite panoramas is from the MO Lounge on the 35th floor, where you can sip a MO Fashioned (made with Knob Creek infused with lapsang-souchong tea) and gaze at the treetops of the park.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
This island paradise offers spectacular views at every turn, especially at the Blu Beach Club, which overlooks a 2km lagoon that seemingly blends into the azure sky. Whether you head for the club’s terraces, the fiber optic-lit “constellation” pool or the tree-lined restaurant, you will be amazed.
Towering red rocks surround this Sedona getaway. Reserve a newly remodeled Pool Suite and admire Boynton Canyon, one of Arizona’s most scenic canyons, from your private pool, patio with cozy fireplace, or one of the observation decks.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Admire the postcard-worthy turquoise waters from the two-bedroom Bora Bora Paradise Villa. It overlooks the beach and the lagoon from the attractive private swimming pool. Or opt for an aerial view of the lagoon from the treetops of Te Manu Bar.
Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai
Look one way at the Jumeirah Bay Hotel and you will see the Dubai cityscape. Turn the other way and it looks like you are on a tropical island. Experience the dual ocean and skyline views from Hoseki’s private dining room, La Limonaia lemon garden, and some of the stylish guest rooms.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection
Nestled in the middle of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, the sprawling 3,500-acre ranch lets the peaks steal the show. They shine in places like the yurt, the pergola, the onsite High West Whiskey Distillery patio (with Adirondack chairs), and the Sky suites and rooms.
The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong
Sitting atop a 118-story skyscraper, the five-star hotel offers breathtaking vistas of Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong Island skyline from every room. We love the Deluxe Victoria Harbor Suite for its window walls that overlook the water and the city.
The Grand Dolder
This hilltop retreat floats above Zurich in the countryside. Observe the historic main hotel building, the city, Lake Zurich and the Alps from the top-floor Golf Suite, which has a spacious terrace that borders the entire space and offers a breathtaking 270-degree panorama.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Who needs a TV when Singapore’s waterfront hotel offers 360-degree views of beautiful Marina Bay? Floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedrooms open up to the futuristic Marina Bay Sands and other notable landmarks. Don’t miss a swim in the rooftop swimming pool, which offers stunning views.
Little Dix Bay Rosewood
While the 80 rooms at this newly refurbished British Virgin Island hideaway offer unobstructed ocean views, the most impressive vantage point is from the One-Bedroom Pool Suites. Relax in your own plunge pool overlooking the bay, then linger in your outdoor rain shower and patio.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Soak up a fascinating panorama from the freestanding elevated bathtub of the Royal Etihad Suite. A window wall highlights the city and the gulf in the stone bathroom. Bonus: Gape 360 degrees from the hotel’s 74th floor observation deck at 300.
Shangri-La Paris Hotel
Sit in the front row to witness the nighttime spectacle of the Eiffel Tower in this palace. Many rooms, including La Suite Shangri-La, La Suite Gustave Eiffel and La Suite Chaillot, have a balcony overlooking the 1,063-foot monument. In the summer, enjoy the same views of the Iron Lady at the Summer Rooftop Lounge Bar, Open Air Bar.
Experience breathtaking 180-degree views of Manila Bay from Okada’s aptly named Manila Bay Suite. While you’ll stay busy with the two-bedroom suite’s massage room, entertainment room, and jetted tubs, the warm hues of the sunset force you to stop and gaze out the oversized windows.
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
Stretch out on a lounge chair on the Ritz-Carlton Suite’s panoramic terrace to enjoy the electric blue water lapping on the sandy shores. Or admire the expanse of the Caribbean Sea from the Cancun Getaway from the large oversized outdoor soaking tub of the top-floor suite.
Kempinski Corvinus Budapest Hotel
Look through the large windows of the Budapest Hotel’s Corvinus Art Collection, Presidential and Executive Suites to see the Ferris wheel spinning just outside on Erzsébet Square. Make sure to grab the 213ft high wheel in the evening when it’s light up and festive.
Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla
Each of the 108 rooms and suites at this alluring Anguilla hideaway has spacious verandas or balconies overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Maundays Bay. The whitewashed Moorish-Greek arches of the buildings frame the palm trees and luminous water waves perfectly.
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
The mid-mountain Deer Valley area in Park City gives Stein Eriksen a prime location during ski season when it transforms into a winter wonderland. Stay indoors, grab a hot chocolate and watch the skiers hurtle down the slopes, or go to the outdoor hot tub to see the mountain action.
Carillon Miami Wellness Center
Choose from striking views of the Atlantic Ocean or Miami skyline at this all-suite wellness sanctuary, where head-to-toe windows are standard in all accommodations. For the most calming backdrop, choose a two-bedroom apartment with a balcony and admire the unhindered waves.
Four Seasons San Francisco Hotel Embarcadero
Residing on the top 11 floors of a 48-story building, the newly opened Four Seasons boasts the tallest rooms in town and sweeping views of the bay and attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower and more.