10Best: Hotels with Jaw-Dropping Views

  • Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel & Suites

    The Hilton Niagara Falls towers 53 stories above the breathtaking Horseshoe Falls, so guests don't even have to leave the room to see this amazing natural wonder. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the falls, the hotel's Watermark Restaurant makes the perfect setting for a romantic dinner, especially on summer weekends when the Niagara Falls fireworks burst right outside the window.

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  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

    Guests at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island enjoy a unique fish-eye view of the idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The resort's Ithaa Undersea Restaurant - the first all-glass undersea restaurant on the planet - lies 16 feet beneath the water's surface, so diners can enjoy 180-degree views of the surrounding colorful coral gardens while indulging in a four-course lunch or six-course dinner.

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  • The Excelsior Hong Kong

    Hong Kong has one of the world's most beautiful skylines, and The Excelsior Hong Kong enjoys some of the best views from its prized location overlooking Victoria Harbour in Causeway Bay. Guests who book a harbor-view room will have the best seat in town for the nightly Symphony of Lights light and sound show on the harbor, and even non-guests can enjoy the views with a cocktail in hand at ToTT's and Roof Terrace.

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  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Finland

    Seeing the Northern Lights sits atop many a bucket list, and the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finish Lapland features glass igloos in the middle of the wilderness, so you can fall asleep beneath the colorful glow of Aurora Borealis. When you're not sky-gazing, the resort offers a full menu of unique winter experiences, like reindeer safaris, ice fishing or cruising on an icebreaker.

    Photo courtesy of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

  • Shangri-La Hotel Paris

    The Shangri-La Hotel Paris takes what's already an undeniably romantic city and boosts the romance factor even further with some of the city's only hotel rooms with views of the Eiffel Tower. The old world elegance of the hotel mirrors the beauty of Paris, making for an unforgettable stay.

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  • Jade Mountain - St. Lucia

    For one of the best views in the Caribbean, book a room at Jade Mountain on lovely St. Lucia. The 600-acre beachfront resort includes rooms with private infinity pools overlooking the island's verdant peaks and azure waters. Each of the rooms, or "sanctuaries," at Jade Mountain is techno-free, so you can relax, unwind and enjoy the views without distractions.

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  • Le Sirenuse - Positano, Italy

    Hugging the cliffs of Italy's Amalfi Coast, the town of Positano is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic places on Earth, and the views from Le Sirenuse are about as good as they get. Perched 230 feet above the sea, the rooms, restaurants and pool terrace of this luxury hotel overlook the Bay of Positano.

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  • Enchantment Resort - Sedona, Ariz.

    No matter where you are in Sedona's Enchantment Resort - whether lounging by the pool or enjoying tapas and a glass of wine at one of the restaurants - the views of Arizona's majestic red rock country are killer. The views from theTom Weiskopf-designed Seven Canyons golf course might be enough to distract you from your game.

    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels Group

  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa - Cairo

    Ancient history meets luxury at the amazing Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa in Cairo, where guests can swim, dine and rest their heads mere steps from the Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx. Many of the hotel's 641 rooms and suites offer views of this ancient wonder of the world, as does the beautiful outdoor pool.

    Photo courtesy of Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

  • The Peninsula Shanghai

    Located directly on Shanghai's historic Bund, The Peninsula Shanghai enjoys some of the best views of the city's famed modern skyline, whether from the art deco-inspired rooms or from Sir Elly's Terrace, the hotel's rooftop bar where guests can sip cocktails and take in 270-degree views over Pudong and the Huangpu River.

    Photo courtesy of The Peninsula Shanghai