When you travel, you certainly want to get the most for your money. That’s a concept that applies to where you stay as well. So, for those of you who truly appreciate scenic views and local landscapes, here are 25 hotel views that you must see for yourself.
25 Hotel Views You Must See For Yourself
1. Park Hyatt Sydney, Australia
The prestigious Park Hyatt Sydney in New South Wales is well-known for its exceptional views of the famous Sydney Opera House from a number of different areas. Guests can see it from the terrace, the roof pool, and the recommended restaurant The Dining Room. Both the striking Sydney Suite’s outdoor terrace and the popular Quay Suite’s three private balconies provide visitors with pretty panoramic views of the harbor and the Sydney Opera House.
2. The Four Seasons Serengeti, Tanzania
The much-favored Four Seasons Serengeti resort is actually ensconced into stunning Serengeti National Park. In fact, it beautifully blends into its natural surroundings. Veteran visitors often give rave reviews to this resort. Here you can stay in a suite that has a terrace that spans the entire length of the room. Other amenities include comfy couches, an outdoor shower, couches, a personal plunge pool, and noteworthy views of the striking Serengeti plains.
3. Armani Hotel Dubai, UAE
You will find this hotel in Downtown Dubai. More specifically, it is located in the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s impressive Burj Khalifa. The hotel actually occupies the first eight floors and the 38th and 39th floor as well. Visit the higher floors to take in the wonderful views of both Dubai and the Arabian Gulf too.
4. The Oberoi Amarvilas, India
The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra is a great place to stay if you want to visit the Agra Fort, the famous Taj Mahal, and the well-known ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri. (They are all official UNESCO World Heritage Sites.) This five-star hotel is less than a half kilometer from the Taj Mahal, in fact. You will have an unrestricted view of the popular tourist attraction from any room or suite and even from its spa.
5. Shangri-La at the Shard, United Kingdom
If you’d like to get some of the best views of the city of London, check-in at Shangri-La The Shard. This high-rise hotel covers 18 floors of the structure known as “Western Europe’s tallest building.” Indeed, people in the know can confirm that guests here can actually get a gander at the city’s panoramic skyline overlooking the famous River Thames. Mind you, the ultimate outlook is offered on the 38th floor in the luxurious London suite!
6. Peninsula Paris, France
The Peninsula is located in the heart of Paris and is therefore within a comfortable walking distance of some of the most famous monuments, art museums, and luxurious shopping centers in the world. It also provides guests with incredible views of the city. You will find one of the very best views of the Eiffel Tower from the ravishing Rooftop Garden Suite. You can also enjoy dinner with a view at the luxurious L’Oiseau Blanc.
7. New York Marriott Marquis, USA
Located in New York City, New York, this hotel is a fashionable flagship property of the Marriott company. It can be found in the center of Times Square and is close to such popular tourist attractions as Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center. Here guests can enjoy fabulous floor-to-ceiling views of famous Times Square. Book your stay in late December and you will have the perfect place to see the iconic ball drop on New Year’s Eve.
8. La Quinta Resort & Club Curio Collection, USA
You will find this American resort about 35 minutes outside of popular Palm Springs, California. This well-reviewed resort has rooms that provide their guests with magnificent mountain views and quite a lot to take in from the favored Top of the Plaza bar, the pretty pools, and even the golf course.
9. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, USA
This hotel has 73 stories. It is 1,1000 feet high. Thus, it is the official “tallest building on the West Coast.” It is also “the tallest hotel west of the Mississippi River.” If you want to take in some super sweeping views, check-in on the 70th floor.
It’s called the Sky Lobby. Corner rooms are especially praised by guests and critics alike for their fantastic floor with floor-to-ceiling windows. Mind you, all the rooms located between the 31st and 66th floors have noteworthy views. (Dine at the popular Spire 73 on the 73rd floor too.)
10. Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, Japan
The Ritz-Carlton is situated in Tokyo Midtown, a sizable shopping, and office complex in the decidedly upscale Roppongi neighborhood. While the entrance is on the street, in keeping with tradition, you check-in at the lobby on the 45th floor. As a five-star hotel, there is the expected assortment of amenities such as a large, lovely indoor pool and fantastic views. Even the rooms also have views of the city here.
11. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Maldives
If you vacation in the Maldives, you should book a stay at the stellar Stella Maris Ocean Villa. It’s nestled on its own little island at the well-known Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. This venerable villa is said by some travel critics to be a “modern masterpiece”, complete with fantastic floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the place with natural light and, more importantly, offer awesome, uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. Guests can also admire the ocean from the roof deck, two overwater hammocks, a pair of private infinity pools, and even the attractive oversized soaking tub.
12. Equinox Hotel at Hudson Yards, USA
You can get great views of the Big Apple’s skyline from a number of hotels in New York. However, if you want some especially excellent views of this major metropolis’ famous skyscrapers, the rail yards, the Hudson River, and the Vessel, book a stay at the premiere hotel opened by the well-known wellness brand Equinox. Indeed, veteran visitors say guests can see some of the best views from the popular outdoor pool deck. Visit in the winter if you’d like a barrel sauna, or during the winter if you prefer sunbathing on a lounger.
13. Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Thailand
If you’re in Thailand and are a big fan of lush, verdant greenery, rice paddies, and Zen fountains, then this is the place for you. From the lobby, the pool, and all the hotel’s freestanding rooms, you can see the trees and tropical flowers. If you’re looking for a quiet place from which to take in the peaceful garden views, kick back in the tranquil hot tub off of the main pool.
14. Hilton Tel Aviv, Israel
Partake of your morning repast and take in the stunning sea views from your own private balcony at this hotel. Some of the suites here even include bathtubs from which you can enjoy the superb seaside sunsets. Go to the second floor to the popular pool and outdoor lounge where you can enjoy a view of the beautiful beach and vast sea beyond. Critics claim the executive lounge is little, but confirm the views are exceptional.
15. The Shanghai Edition, China
Travel journalists and former guests give high scores to the memorable views at the Shanghai Edition. The best views of the cityscape can be seen from the attractive outdoor terrace of the popular rooftop Hiya restaurant. This Asian eatery focuses on Japanese-inspired cuisine. If you visit when the weather is a bit chilly, fret not. The Hiya’s interior features floor-to-ceiling glass windows so you won’t miss out on the view.
16. The Brando, French Polynesia
If you love crystal-clear water and white-sand beaches, this hotel is for you. It is nestled on the little island of Tetiaroa. Book a guest villa here and enjoy the accompanying plunge pool, private deck, and private beach area to boot. Your view will look out across the shining sea. Here you can do most of your dining outdoors too, so you won’t have to turn away until it’s time to leave.
17. W Aspen, USA
Here at the W Aspen, at the foot of majestic Aspen Mountain in Colorado, your luxury ski trip comes complete with great views of the towering pine trees and craggy, rugged peaks too. If you tire of skiing, you can enjoy some stunning views warming yourself by the fire pit at the relaxing rooftop pool and bar. Some say this is bound to be the best place to be after hitting the slopes.
18. Hotel Costa Verde, Costa Rica
If you’re an AvGeek (into airplanes), and enjoy the jungle and captivating coastal views, then check-in at the Hotel Costa Verde. Here you will be able to see a keen collection of old airplanes right on the property. You can even spend the night in one of them! Sure, most of the regular rooms here offer guests lovely landscape views, but where else can you see the sight from the distinctive deck of an old-school Boeing 727?
19. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
The overwater villas here all look out over clear blue water. Guests can take in the view from the deck, inside your room, and even from your bathtub. You can also see the sights from the main pool or from pretty much anywhere on the resort grounds. Keep an eye out for stingrays and tropical fish swimming near your villa as well.
20. TWA Hotel USA
The TWA Hotel is another great place to stay if you’re an AvGeek. The moment you enter the lobby you can spot a 1958 TWA Lockheed Constellation, JFK’s Terminal 5, and the sunken lounge. This place is steeped in aviation history. Here you can even spot planes on JFK’s Runway 4 from the remarkable rooftop pool and grill. The rooms come complete with large windows too, so the advantages of staying here should be quite “plane”.
21. Scrub Island Resort, British Virgin Islands
This Marriott Autograph Collection property has reportedly fully recovered from damages sustained during 2017’s Hurricane Irma. You can take in the serene sights of the beautiful blue water and the boats docked in the local harbor from the pool, the assorted eateries, and a majority of the rooms there. Of course, the most relaxing place to enjoy the view here is from the spa’s popular plunge pool.
22. Singita Lebombo Lodge, South Africa
This lodge is located in Kruger National Park. This place is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. This luxurious lodge overlooks 33,000 acres of wilderness. Here you could spot African buffalo, black rhinoceroses, elephants, leopards, and lions. Relax in your glass-walled suite and watch wild animals gather around the watering hole. Enjoy the lovely landscape from the swimming pool too.
23. H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton, USA
This hotel is situated right outside Los Angeles International (LAX). Specifically, it is between a pair of parallel runways and thus is perfect for people in need of accommodations during a layover or AvGeeks. While rooms overlooking the airport are available, ultimate AvGeeks will head for the well-known 12th-floor roof deck on the building’s northeast side overlooking the runways. You can even watch planes while working in the gym!
24. The St. Regis Venice, Italy
This hotel offers amazing views of the world-famous Grand Canal and the popular Santa Maria della Salute Basilica. Book a suite with a private balcony that will allow you to see it all. If that isn’t within your budget, get up early and get a table on the attractive outdoor patio, which also offers guests great views of the canals.
25. Borealis Basecamp, USA
Alaska’s brisk Borealis Basecamp offers guests unbeatable views of the famous northern lights as they shine over the transparent, 12-foot ceiling of a private igloo. This camp features 10 igloos and is less than an hour’s drive out of FAI (Fairbanks International Airport). Here you are far from any light pollution so as long as the skies are clear and dark, witnessing the elusive aurora shouldn’t be difficult. Just be sure to book an extra day or so in case the weather is bad.