9 Stunning Hotels With a View in The U.S.

From city lights to lapping waves, snowy mountain peaks to lush vineyards, there's a perfect room with a view waiting for you across the country

Is there anything more transportive and mesmerizing than a hotel room with a view? Looking out the window of your vacation space and gazing on vistas such as the ochre walls of the Grand Canyon or the thundering waters of Niagara Falls instantly makes it feel like you’ve arrived somewhere special–you’re no longer stuck in the regular work and school grind.

Scientists have shown that views of nature relax the brain, which may explain why the minute you hit your sybaritic guest room and stare out an expanse of water your whole body seems to relax. In fact, you could even say that staying at a hotel room with a view is just following doctors orders for relaxation.

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Find Rooms With Thundering Water Panoramas at Niagara Falls

Prepare to be dazzled at the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel, the closest property to the thundering waters of Niagara Falls. Every single one of the 432 newly renovated rooms here has views of the cascading waterfalls from floor-to-ceiling windows. With more than 700,000 gallons of rushing waters spilling over the falls every second, the largest (though not tallest) falls in North America are always impressive. Watching the colorful sunrise and even festive fireworks on occasion right from your bed is hard to beat.

When you’re ready to leave your room, more stunning scenery awaits from the clubby Morton’s Grille, where perfectly seared steaks come with a side of waterfalls. You can also literally immerse yourself in the falls (there are three in all) on the famous Maid of the Mist boat ride, where you can get a soaked selfie crashing through the waves, as well as unobstructed views of the falls. Or take the Cave of the Winds tour to come face-to-face with the wall of water deep in the Niagara Gorge.

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

Niagara Falls
8.2 Very good (7673 reviews)

Observe Sparkling Skyline Views of New York City

To get the best views of Manhattan, you actually have to leave the city and cross the river to New Jersey. Directly across from the downtown New York, the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson hotel is perched on a pier jutting into the Hudson River, providing panoramic vistas of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the World Trade Center, and the World Financial Center.

Even more impressive is the skyline at night, when the sparkling lights of New York reflect onto the river and create a Fourth of July-worthy show you can watch right from your bedroom window

And the views of the Big Apple don’t stop in your room: the expansive fitness center has floor to ceiling windows for work out inspiration. The aptly named Vu Restaurant sports a wall of windows that lets you gaze at Manhattan while you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner; after dark, sip a cocktail at the Vu Lounge while you gaze at the skyline.

Hyatt Regency Jersey City

Jersey City
8.2 Very good (2792 reviews)

Enjoy Nature Views from a Tree House in Georgia

Why settle for views of trees when you can stay in the trees at a fairytale treehouse? Every detail of the romantic Inn the Ravine Upscale Treehouse deep in the Chattahoochee National Forest is designed to make you feel like you’ve been transported to a lush private world. From balconies to raised loft spaces to a raised boardwalk through the bowers, you’ll feel like you actually live in the forest.

Luxe touches include a hanging queen bed in the loft, a cozy wood burning fireplace, and a firepit and sunken hot tub outdoors. This is one of the top spots in the country for fall foliage, and if you’re here in the fall, the technicolor leaves will feel like you’ve plunged into an autumnal rainbow. In any season, explore the national forest all around with a hike along the Benton MacKaye Trail right outside the door.

Inn The Ravine Upscale Treehouse, Sunken Hot Tub, Fireplace & Pit, Private

Blue Ridge
10.0 Excellent (684 reviews)

Wake Up With Golden Sand Beach Vistas in Fort Lauderdale

The uninterrupted water views from the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach hotel’s high floor terraces will make you feel like you’re floating on the sea instead of looking down on it. The all-suite oceanfront resort on Fort Lauderdale’s exclusive North Beach provides unbeatable intracoastal or oceanfront views from every balcony and lanai.

The seascapes here actually inspired the design of the property: The hotel’s architecture is reminiscent of a vintage ocean steamer heading off for a cross-Atlantic journey; the watery surroundings will definitely make you feel like you could be cruising far from land.

You’ll catch the fantastic views throughout the hotel, whether you’re practicing sunrise beach yoga on the water’s edge, sipping a strawberry mule at the sky deck at the Spinnaker Pool Grill, or dining on Japanese and Korean fusion cuisine at the open-air Takato restaurant while watching the tide roll in.

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach

Top rated
Fort Lauderdale
9.2 Excellent (2088 reviews)

Relax in a Hotel With Vineyard Views in Napa Valley

Snuggled into the hills above Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil offers a romantic perch to survey the entire wine region unfurled down below. Exceptional views from the infinity pool, a Michelin starred restaurant, and plush guest rooms. Wine Country’s ultimate hideaway welcomes overnight guests with its alluring South-of-France-meets California luxury, personalized service, and expansive private grounds.

Residential-style accommodations are perfect for secluded getaways. Even basic rooms have terraces, freestanding deep soaking tubs, and fireplaces. Deluxe rooms and suites have outdoor tubs so you can soak, and soak up the sun and scenery.

And since you’re deep in wine country, the property greets you with a glass of vino and sends a bottle of local wine to your room, gratis, so you can sip while you take in the expansive vineyard views. For even more eye-catching scenery, pull up a chair at The Bistro where an enhanced French menu and extensive wine list immerse you in wine country. Or take in the surroundings cycling on the Silverado Trail, walking through the on-site Soleil Sculpture Garden, or exploring the natural beauty of the Napa Valley on a hike through Skyline Park.

Auberge du Soleil

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (249 reviews)

Find National Park Views Like No Other at the Grand Canyon

You can’t get closer to the wonders of the Grand Canyon than Hotel Kachina Lodge, spectacularly perched on the South Rim of America’s incredible natural wonder. Not only can you watch the first rays of dawn catch the craggy canyon walls from your bedroom window, but you’ll also be able to spy wildlife such as mule deer, elk, and rock squirrels peacefully foraging amid the ponderosa pines just outside.

For unique views without the crowds, try visiting in the winter months. Kachina Lodge stays open throughout the off season when only 10% of the regular visitors are in the park. The temperature may be a few degrees cooler, but with the sun lower in the sky, sunrises and sunsets take on a magical quality with purple, pink, and orange hues cloaking the rocky peaks and crevices.

And don’t forget to look up at night! Staying inside the national park means you’ll be able to enjoy this certified “dark-sky preserve,” meaning artificial lights are restricted. You may even be able to see the Milky Way with your naked eye, a truly priceless view.

Hotel Kachina Lodge

Grand Canyon Village
7.2(35 reviews)

Stay in a Hotel With Ski Slopes and Snow Covered Mountain Views in Telluride

At 9,500 feet up in the San Juan Mountains, Mountain Lodge Telluride almost feels like it’s defying gravity. Sitting two miles high, it’s eye level with the chair lift that offers guests easy ski-in/ski-out access to the white power of Telluride. From this elevated roost, guests staying at the Mountain Lodge’s luxury cabins, condos, and suites can see forever (coincidentally the name of a ski run here, too) gazing out over the tree line and up at the snowcapped mountain peaks.

The skiing and snowboarding here is epic, but you don’t need to run the piste to take in the snow globe atmosphere. Take a horse drawn sleigh ride through the aspens, take a dip in the hot springs, or enjoy dinner at The View Bar & Grill with a 50 foot-high vaulted ceiling a rock-wall fireplace, and striking views of the surrounding mountains.

Mountain Lodge At Telluride

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2357 reviews)

Enjoy a Soaring Lake Scenery in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, the nation’s largest alpine lake, is a crystal-clear oasis dotted with granite boulders and sandy beaches and framed by the towering Sierra Mountains iced with snow well into the summer. For scenery, it’s hard to compare with anything else in the world, let alone another spot anywhere in North America. To say it’s pretty spectacular here would be an understatement, especially from the vacation rental Beachfront Luxury on Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach, which offers year-round access to Lake Tahoe’s gorgeous outdoor playground.

Although the lake is an obvious draw here, the surrounding area is home to the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America with bluebird skies skiing all the way through July. So it’s possible at the start of the summer to enjoy a lakeside picnic, boat on the crystal lake, and hike in the lower sections of the Sierras all while you gaze at snow in the distance.

At the end of the day, come back to your tree bedroom-three bathroom deluxe condo which has access to a private beach with kayaks and stand up paddle boards to explore the crystal water right outside the door.

Beachfront Luxury On Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach

Kings Beach
9.3 Excellent (26 reviews)

Stay in a Hotel With Mighty Volcano Views in Hawaii

Ocean or mountain view? If you’re staying at the Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, you can select a room based on the view from the private lanais that come with every one of the spacious rooms. Pick the waves of the Pacific Ocean, the tropical foliage of the gardens, or, for a completely unique landscape, a view of dormant volcano Haleakala, Maui’s highest mountain point.

Set on 40 acres of tropical gardens bordering Wailea Beach, the Grand Wailea offers spacious guest rooms, nine pools, and a 2,000-foot-long lazy river complete with waterslides, 11 tennis courts, and nine restaurants and bars that will satisfy every palate, all of which come with paradise Maui vistas.

Start your day with a sun dappled ocean view with complimentary beach yoga and outdoor fitness classes, or visit the Wailea Blue course at The Wailea Golf Club for panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and Haleakala. And, of course, you can visit the dormant volcano, the center of a National Park, for views that extend right back to the hotel. Sunrise is a popular time to watch the sun come up out of the clouds, but bring heavy layers, it’s surprisingly cold at 10,000 feet above sea level, even on a tropical island.

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (10654 reviews)