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9 Hotels With the Best Views in the World

Whether you’re looking for countryside, shoreline or cityscapes, these global hotel rooms have vistas that won't disappoint.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort's stunning overwater bungalows.

Sunsets, mountains, oceans and impressive skylines. What more could anyone want in a hotel room view?

There’s a reason why seasoned travelers always ask for a room with a view or why hotels will upgrade you to a room with a view if available. “Hotel with a view” is even a filter for booking when you’re searching many websites to make a reservation.

Simply put, a room with a spectacular view is just one of those striking things that will remain in your memory forever. These hotels offer some of the dreamiest views in the world and much more.

Maui, Hawaii

While Maui is still part of the United States, it truly feels like another world with the Polynesian influence, aloha spirit and tropical vibe. Book a room at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa on the coast at Ka’anapali Beach for a little slice of heaven. You may even see a humpback whale from your window during your stay if you’re there in-season, from October to March. But don’t worry if you miss the whales; you’ll still have majestic views of the never-ending ocean and the gorgeous grounds of the hotel, including massive glassy swimming pools and swaying palm trees that go on for days.

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Ask for a room with a view on your next getaway and you won’t be disappointed. Your view can include a historic city, an amazing coastline, a panoramic skyline or nature at its finest.

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Costa Rica

Calling all nature lovers. For an off-the-grid adventure in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest, head to Tabacón Thermal Resort and Spa where the sounds and sights of the jungle will flood your senses. Spread across 900 acres of lush natural reserve near the base of Costa Rica’s breathtaking Arenal Volcano, you will be transplanted to a hotel in the jungle overlooking this natural wonder – plus thermal springs, cascading waterfalls and local wildlife (there are hundreds of species right on property)! Did we mention that the thermal springs are naturally heated by the volcano’s magma? Be sure to remember your swimsuit!

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Turks & Caicos

From the Northeast, Turks & Caicos is a quick direct flight to blue skies and pure tranquility. This island is truly an easy escape with most inhabitants speaking English and they even take American currency, so you can check currency exchange off your to do list. Most notably though are the cerulean waters and golden sand you can spot from your hotel window at the Seven Stars Resort and Spa. The hotel offers complimentary water sports like paddleboarding, snorkeling and kayaking, so not only can you gaze at the ocean from afar, but you can enjoy it up close, too!

Mexico City

Mexico City is having its travel moment among travel junkies and for good reason. It’s an energetic epicenter in Mexico with abundant history, art, culture, food and amazing people! The JW Marriott Mexico City overlooks the heart of the vibrant Polanco district, which has been nicknamed the Beverly Hills of Mexico City because of its concentration of luxury shopping and Michelin star restaurants. Whether you’re in your room, at the pool or dining outdoors on their terrace, you’ll be transfixed by the stunning views of the city and beyond.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Let’s just say the long haul flight to Bora Bora (19-plus hours from the northeastern U.S.) is worth it even for a glimpse of the extraordinary views at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort. The famous overwater bungalows are built on stilts over the turquoise lagoon, leaving you to peruse the endless open waters from your private veranda or perhaps the outdoor shower. In Bora Bora your day starts with breakfast served on a classic wooden canoe with a view, and then maybe a swim or beachcombing along beautiful Matira Beach. Talk about bucket list!  

Niagara Falls, Canada

There’s a reason why millions of people visit Niagara Falls every year … and it’s not for the food! Whether you’re honeymooning, splurging on a family trip or taking a much needed girls vacation, you will not regret seeing the most impressive waterfall view from the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa. Located on the Canadian side of the legendary cascades, this is one scenic view that you can easily be swept away by for hours. Newly renovated, the hotel has all of the modern comforts you can imagine, including an incredible concierge in case you’d like to coordinate a cruise up close to the falls or a helicopter excursion above Niagara. Just don’t forget your camera!

Tokyo

Nothing will prepare you for the mind-blowing sights, tastes and experiences to be had in the city of Tokyo. Ease into your amazement with 360-degree panoramic landscapes. The scenery will never get old at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo overlooking the bustling city, Tokyo Tower and Mount Fuji. The city’s tallest hotel inhabits the top nine floors of the 53-story Midtown Tower, giving it the nickname Teahouse in the Sky for good reason. Guests can enjoy the mesmerizing scenes from all aspects of the hotel, including dining, spa time and even a luxurious wedding chapel. Talk about a destination wedding! Just imagine that backdrop.

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Tuscany, Italy

Italy is always a good idea, and the Belmond Castello di Casole in Tuscany is no exception. Set in a timeless Tuscan fairytale, the estate is a castle that dates back to the year 998. Whichever way you look while on property, you’ll be surrounded by the scenery of rolling hills, expansive vineyards and beautiful olive groves – and you may even spot a pheasant or other native animals. So grab a glass of vino and relax in the enchanting landscape. This place is truly a Tuscan wonderland.

Yasawa Island, Fiji

Fiji is what dreams are made of, so you can only imagine the gorgeous vistas you’re likely to see. “Yasawa” means heaven in the Fijian language, so you know you’re in for a treat at the Yasawa Island Resort and Spa. This hidden paradise is located on one of the most remote islands of Fiji with just 18 bungalows (also known as “bures”). Enjoy the incredible views of the azure blue ocean from a hammock in your thatched roof bure or get hypnotized while staring at the nearby islands in your cabana.

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