Hotel Views

Penthouse at the Villa La Estancia; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Penthouse at the Villa La Estancia; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

There’s nothing like a beautiful ocean view to make you take a deep breath and relax. In fact, a balcony with an ocean view is often a prerequisite for travelers looking for some serious R&R in sunny destinations. (Us included.) Regardless of your budget, location, or taste, we’ve found the perfect room with a view. Check out our ten favorite now!

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Who doesn’t like to wake up in the morning and find the Eiffel Tower outside their window? Or open the drapes at night and see the Chicago River glittering with hundreds of lights from the nearby skyscrapers? Most of us don’t have that at home, but, hey, that’s what hotels are for, right? Check out the first in a series of our most favorite sights (and eye-sores) from the best hotels around the globe. Get ready to start planning your next urban getaway by checking out our favorite city views!

The King Deluxe Room at the Palazzo Manfredi; Rome, Italy

The King Deluxe Room at the Palazzo Manfredi; Rome, Italy

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Foto Friday: Dinner With a View

by Zach on January 27, 2012

Say what you will about Rome, but there are few cities that blend the modern world with the ancient quite the way they can. The Palazzo Manfredi is a perfect example of this: most of their rooms have views of the Colosseum and a large part of the old Roman Forum. The structure itself may be almost two thousand years old, but enjoying a meal while basking in the glow of the Roman Empire’s most celebrated architectural gem will never get old.

Aroma Restaurant at the Palazzo Manfredi; Rome, Italy

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View from The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco

View from The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, San Francisco

Simply put, the views from some of the San Francisco hotels we visited are remarkable (others, ahem, are not). To see the yummiest window shots and sweetest cityscapes, take a virtual trip to the City by the Bay by flipping through our Best Hotel Views in San Francisco slideshow.

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You’ll be able to spot Alcatraz from Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins; Coit Tower is visible from some rooms at the Fairmont San Francisco (and yes, other rooms even have views of the lovely Golden Gate Bridge).

Cruise on over to the gallery here.

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The promised room (and view)

The promised room (and view)

The real room (and view)

Oh, hello, Miami.

 

 

 

 

 Ah, to be a guest at The Four Seasons Miami. The carpet is a lovely, subtle beige hue, the curtains are understated and elegant, and the city (and your troubles) are far, far away…

Or so they’d like you to think.

Remember that game you used to play as a kid (and, um, perhaps that game you played yesterday in the back of a celeb gossip rag) where you had to count up all the differences between Picture One and Picture Two? Well, comparing these two photos of The Four Seasons Miami – the image accompanying the description of a Deluxe City View room on their website and our own photo of the same type of room – is sort of fun like that game.

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