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Searching for hotels with the best views? With summer 2023 on the horizon, we don't blame you for wanting to level up your vacation plans this year. Scroll through our favorites, and you'll see that scenic views are the ultimate sign of luxury. These breathtaking properties are hands down worth a trip.
If you're planning a large group getaway, don't worry. We have you covered with a spot from Vrbo's latest Vacation Homes of the Year list. In fact, the popular vacation rental site makes the planning process easier for groups with Trip Boards, a feature that lets aspiring travelers save, organize, and compare their favorite properties. That way you can have all the stunning views in one place, allowing you and your crew to make the ultimate reservation.
We've also spotlighted some of the best destinations for couples, including Italy's coveted Lake Como; several family-friendly resorts across the country; and of course exclusive Las Vegas hot spots like the five-star rated ARIA Sky Suites. Overall, there are plenty of picture-perfect places to choose from, and each one is truly a sight to see. We guarantee these hotels will have you doing a double take either in the lobby, your room, or perhaps all the way at the top at a rooftop restaurant (hopefully with a stylish cocktail in hand). You should also be on the lookout for a luxe infinity pool because everyone deserves to enjoy one of those. So go on, check out all the best hotels with a view to lock in your spot and beat the travel rush.
Not only is Casa Cody the oldest operating hotel in Palm Springs, it has unparalleled views of the San Jacinto Mountains. No wonder it has become the ultimate backdrop for star-studded pool parties during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Besides the annual event, the historic grounds are also a magnificent wedding venue. You'll love the impeccably designed rooms with top-notch amenities like Parachute bath linens and bedding and vintage art.
Calling all New York City dwellers! This panoramic escape isn't too far away. Located in the Catskill Mountains, Wylder Windham has everything you could want and then some. In addition to immaculate sunsets and sunrises, you'll fall in love with the wood-fired saunas, pickleball courts, and Land Rover Defender shuttle service to the slopes.
ARIA Sky Suites
Ready to go all out? Stay miles above the Las Vegas strip at the ARIA Sky Suites, and you'll feel like you're on top of the world. Not only can you see the entire cityscape (planes and helicopters included), but the service and experiences couldn't be better. There are butlers to greet you with Champagne, and you can request a catador, a cigar sommelier who will bring up rare offerings and exclusive cheroots made exclusively for ARIA. It's time to join the high rollers.
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Are you more interested in catching the iconic Vegas water show? Request a fountain-side room at the Bellagi0. It's an exciting hotel with a one-of-a-kind dinner at The Mayfair Supperclub featuring the fountain in the background. Later this year, there'll be even more action during the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix. MGM Rewards tickets and room packages will be available, complete with unrivaled track and fountain views and meet-and-greets with F1 ambassadors (depending on ticket type).
Mint House Miami
For those who value views combined with spot-on design, give Mint House in downtown Miami a try. There are also locations across the country with fully furnished spaces—and if you love the look, you can buy the pieces as you finish your stay. Long-term reservations are an option too, in case you're working remotely in a new city.
Kimpton Everly Hotel
There's nothing more inspiring than waking up to the L.A. skyline and feeling like the dreamy Hollywood sign is right at your fingertips. That's exactly what you'll get at the Kimpton Everly Hotel. As if that's not enticing enough, House Beautiful favorite Christopher Griffin, aka Plant Kween, launched the Plant Pals program with Kimpton, a first-of-its-kind offering that fills guests' rooms with regionally sourced plants.
Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
The water is the focal point of the view from the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, and its large windows allow guests to take in the energy of the harbor. This property has been around since 1914, but now it has the Pendry's luxury boutique hotel twist in addition to nautical nods to the city's seaside heritage. Though each room is beloved for its sophisticated setup, the striking pool with a huge courtyard garden leading up to it is what draws in the crowds.
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa
This is your chance to look out onto the rolling hills of Champagne, France, while drinking a glass of the bubbly. If you want to go over the top, the team can organize a hot-air balloon ride over the vineyards or horseback riding in the hills. In short, explore and don't look back.
Quirk Hotel Richmond
Are you all about the local art scene with a side of skyline? The Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, was made for you. The bright rooms are filled with original pieces from local and regional artists, and the Q Rooftop Bar is the city's gem with views for days.
Venture to the U.S. capital to the Hay-Adams, the hotel situated directly across from the White House. The rooms and suites have unforgettable views of key landmarks, from the Executive Mansion to the Washington Monument. It's also a beautiful choice for weddings: Its event space called the Top of the Hay is a 6,350-square-foot venue with the most majestic view.
Bulgari Hotel Milano
When you travel to a city that has a famous 600-year-old structure like the Milan Cathedral, it only makes sense that you see it as much as you can. The renovated Bulgari Hotel Milano suite gets you access without having to push your way through crowds of tourists. Down below, locals and out-of-towners alike love to enjoy the alfresco dining area designed by landscape architect Sophie Agata Ambroise.
Auberge du Soleil
California's Napa Valley wine country via the well-known Auberge du Soleil hotel had to make the list. We guarantee the seconds of drone footage on its homepage alone will speak to you. Memorable hot-air balloon rides over the lush vineyards are also highly rated by guests.
Vrbo's second annual Vacation Homes of the Year list was released last month, and the Happy Roadrunner in Phoenix, Arizona, was a top contender. There's no denying the irresistible mountain views and outdoor pool. Lucky for you, you can still reserve summer and fall dates.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Is Lake Como number one on your bucket list? Then head to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo's superb accommodations. You'll be in awe of the pops of color within the stylish interiors and lovely pools with unreal lakefront views. Make sure you don't miss out on the incredible hotel breakfast by the lake that's included with each stay.
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
"Luxury above the clouds" is the description used to refer to the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the skyline views certainly live up to it. On the 57th floor, there's an infinity-edge pool, but no matter which room you're in, you'll have sweeping sights of the city.
Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé
Go south of Paris to the Loire Valley, and you'll find Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé. Built in 1760, this idyllic chateau makes you feel immersed in history. When you look out the large windows over the lush gardens, it'll be clear what makes it so special. Visitors can also stroll the grounds with a garden and pool access day pass.
The Tides Inn
The views at The Tides Inn are so remarkable, you'll suddenly feel like you're in an Impressionist landscape painting. It's also a haven for wildlife, including the blue herons, ospreys, and other regional birds and wildlife native to Virginia's Chesapeake Bay. If you want to relax, you need a quiet weekend here.
Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
Is anywhere more picturesque than Venice? At Hilton Molino Stucky, you can take in views of the historic city center from your room or the hotel's rooftop bar, which is the highest in the city. And don't stress, even though the heart of Venice may seem far away, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle ride to the Piazza San Marco.
Ocean Casino Resort
Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort has oceanfront views that can't be beaten, courtesy of the hotel's impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. Contemporary design lovers will gravitate toward the sleek interiors with a high-end spa and restaurants to match.
Graduate New York
Locals know that you can get the best views of Manhattan from across the East River in Queens. You'll see what they mean when you check into the stylish Graduate New York Hotel. It's quite a retreat. As soon as you enter, you're welcomed by a 13-foot statue of artist Hebru Brantley's Flyboy. All in all, everything is worth seeing.
The Peninsula New York
If staying in the concrete jungle is what you prefer, we recommend The Peninsula New York, where your view will include all the shoppers, tourists, and locals on Fifth Avenue. It's comfortable luxury at its finest thanks to its spacious rooms, convenient location, and supreme service.
Shangri-La The Shard
The Shard is Western Europe's tallest building, so you know you'll be able to take it all in here. Overlooking the River Thames, its rooms have clear views of London Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, and many other must-see landmarks. It also has the city's highest infinity pool. Don't forget to check out unique promotions like the Celebrations in the Clouds package, which includes an overnight stay, a bottle of Champagne and flowers on arrival, a five-course dining experience for two, and other perks.
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