Luxury Hotels with the World's Best Views

Luxury Hotels with the World's Best Views

This list features hotels from coast-to-coast and around the world with one-of-a-kind views. Stay at these hotels and experience the world's most amazing sights: the Great Pyramids at Giza, Mount Vesuvius, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Tetons, Sydney Opera House, St. Lucia's World Heritage twin Pitons, Lake Louise, Big Sur, Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park and the White House!

This palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Giza has enchanted guests since 1869. Located in forty acres of jasmine scented gardens, this one-of-a-kind hotel has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities and continues to do so (John Major was staying in the Churchill Suite when we were there last month). The rooms to book for the best views of the Pyramids are located in the original Palace section of the hotel. 140 new Garden Rooms also have a view over the Pyramids. This is the perfect place from which to experience Cairo. read more

On a cliff 1,000 feet above the sea, the Hotel Caesar Augustus offers one of the most spectacular vistas to be found on the isle of Capri or anywhere in the world. From the rooms and grounds of this marvelous luxury hotel, guests can enjoy views over the entire Bay of Naples. The bird's eye views include the breathtaking scenery of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Ischia, and unique views of the island of Capri. The finest suites enjoy amazing views as well as being spacious and elegantly designed following the traditional architectural style. read more

Set within the Golden Gate National Parks at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge near Sausalito, Cavallo Point is San Francisco Bay's first national park lodge. For centuries, this peerless place where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean has beckoned explorers, artists and adventurers. This allure continues with Cavallo Point - the Lodge at the Golden Gate. Now you can explore nature, experience Northern California culture and stay in stately hotel accommodations amid these stunning parklands and breathtaking views. read more

Enjoy the luxury of your own private view of the most extravagant monument ever built for love, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in 1631. The Oberoi Amarvilas is located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal and all guest rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Mughal architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns, fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors that take you back to an era of Emperors and Princes. read more

Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, overlooking the majestic Grand Teton Mountains with meadows and grazing land in the valley below. A spectacular setting on top of the world in Jackson Hole! Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, this 'peaceful home' fosters well-being and a connection with the surrounding environment. Luxurious suites with sunken baths overlook the Teton Mountains. Book a corner suite for wrap-around views. The expansive infinity pool is set 800 feet above the valley below with views of the Grand Tetons. Soak in the grandeur! read more

Located on Sydney Harbour in the famous Rocks district, all the Park Hyatt Sydney's 158 guestrooms are large and luxurious, most with private balconies overlooking Sydney's spectacular harbour, the Opera House and/or Harbour Bridge. The hotel has won several prestigious travel, hotel and dining awards, and has hosted world famous celebrities. The harbourkitchen&bar, the hotel's chic restaurant, designed by Architect Tony Chi, takes in the fabulous view of Sydney Harbour. Elegant Spa, beauty and fitness centre offers a rooftop pool and terrace. read more

Imagine floating in your infinity pool at sunset surrounded by softly flickering candles overlooking the World Heritage Pitons. Imagine fine dining in the privacy of your suite with this amazing background. Imagine the sound of gentle waves lulling you into a soft slumber. Expect grand sweeping spaces beyond your imagination, with your bedroom, living area and private infinity pool forming an amazing platform floating in space. With the fourth wall missing entirely, the result is a stage-like setting from which to embrace the infinite views of St. Lucia's twin Pitons. read more

Sheltered by the soaring peaks of Banff National Park, the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise provides a stunning escape. The charm of a bygone era has been preserved in guestrooms and suites with views of the lake and glacier, mountains, or chateau grounds. In winter, activities include Skiing, Sleigh Rides, Skating on Lake Louise, Snowshoeing, Canyon Winter Walks, Stargazing, Dog Sledding and Fireside Chats. In summer, enjoy Hiking, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Tennis, ATV Tours, Boat Cruises, Rafting and Golf. read more

Nestled on cliffs, Post Ranch Inn offers an awe-inspiring setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views of the Big Sur coast, perfect for a romantic getaway. The luxury resort's organic architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline. From here you can explore all that nature has to offer, or take a short drive to the picturesque towns of Monterey and Carmel. Rooms offer a rustic elegance with luxury and comfort. Relax by the pools and take in the views, awaken your senses with an in-room massage, spa treatment, or daily yoga classes. read more

Overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Peninsula Hong Kong opened in 1928 and is one of the world's legendary 5-star luxury hotels.
The hotel has stunning harbor views with many of the 300 rooms coming with their own telescopes. Book a corner suite, where you can soak in the sheer-glass view of Victoria Harbour from your bath tub. The hotel's restaurants have spectacular views over Hong Kong and the tastes of the Pacific Rim. The Peninsula is right at the heart of Kowloon's entertainment, shopping and business district. read more

The explora en Patagonia lodge is an architecturally remarkable hotel in a showpiece location: a biosphere reserve of waterfalls, glaciers, thick forests, and granite pillars that soar more than 2,000 metres above the Patagonian steppes. The hotel features 50 modernist rooms and suites with large windows boasting spectacular views. Some rooms have a Jacuzzi bath. The main draw of a stay at explora en Patagonia is to take full advantage of Torres del Paine National Park's outstanding natural attractions. Excursions include hikes to the magnificent Lago Grey Glacier. read more

The Hay-Adams is as close as anyone can get to staying at the White House, short of being invited by the President. Originally designed in the 1920's as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams has always preserved the ambiance of a distinguished private home. Located on Lafayette Square, across from the White House, the hotel is within walking distance of the National Mall, Washington Monument, Smithsonian museums and National Geographic Society. Experience one-of-a-kind views of the White House from your hotel room. read more