Booking a deluxe room in a 5-star hotel isn't the only way to get accommodation with an oceanside vista or skyline panorama out the window. These hotels, bed and breakfasts, apartments, and house rentals have delightful views and rates under $150 a night.
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The Greek island of Santorini offers gorgeous vistas from pretty much any locale. Rooms at the Evgenia Villas & Suites can be booked for less than $100 a night. Travelers who have posted reviews online cite the owners' warm hospitality, clean rooms, and a relaxing atmosphere. They give the views top marks.
IDAHO SPRINGS, COLORADO
For a room with a mountain view, guests pay only about $100 a night at Miners Pick, a cozy bed and breakfast about 45 miles west of Denver. Reviewers note the included breakfast, comfortable lodgings, and close proximity to downtown shops and restaurants. Visitors can look north to be inspired by Rocky Mountain National Park and south toward Pike National Forest.
With a view of the Seville Cathedral from the living room and a shared rooftop terrace, the House of Antiquarian offers a fully equipped apartment for about $130 a night. Book early, though -- the centrally located property gets such enthusiastic reviews that its calendar fills up quickly.
While hotel rooms with a view of the iconic Eiffel Tower can be costly, rates at the Hotel Residence Foch start at less than $150 a night. The hotel offers a glimpse of the famous landmark over a picturesque Paris skyline. Online reviews are stellar, noting easy access to Metro lines and tasteful décor.
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MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Inexpensive rooms with ocean views can be had for less than $150 (less than $100 in some cases) at Caribbean Resort & Villas. Visitor reviews marvel at the idyllic view as well as the amenities, which include an on-site water park. Condos and apartments for larger groups also come to less than $150 a night when the cost is shared by more than one family.
CABO PULMO, MEXICO
Just a couple of hours from well-known Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo offers a more laid-back and less touristy vacation on the Baja California Sur. Suites at El Encanto de Cabo Pulmo start at $105 a night. The entire three-suite property can be rented for $365 a night, a budget-friendly option for a larger group. Past guests praise the property in online reviews for beautifully decorated rooms, artistic gardens, and the waterfront view.
The inexpensive Bed & Breakfast 1680 sits canal-side in the center of old Amsterdam. Guests rave about the setting and the price -- nightly rates start at about 80 euros, or about $90. The central location is close to many tourist attractions, including the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.
With rates starting at about $90, the Sunnyside takes pride in its seaside location along the beautiful north shore of Wales. Book early to lock in the best rates, as rooms fill up quickly during the mild summer months. Just a short jaunt from a pier and within walking range of shopping and restaurants, this cozy, inexpensive bed and breakfast has rooms with views of the sea or the surrounding mountains.
The B&B al Canal is a cheap alternative to more costly accommodations in this treasured Italian city. Previous guests gush over the glorious canal views, as the house is right on the water. With two rooms starting at less than $100 a night, a hostess who shares essential info for getting around, and a quiet location away from the busier parts of Venice, this locale is a welcome retreat after a day of sightseeing.
Guests appreciate the views from the upper floors of the Maidza Hotel, which look out across West Lake and what's known as the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. Rates start at about $35 a night, making this a spectacular and amazingly affordable place to settle while taking in the city.
LINCOLN CITY, OREGON
The sea views at Coho Oceanfront Lodge, about two hours west of Salem, are a big draw with a small price tag. Even the lodge's more expensive rooms cost less than $150 a night. Patrons take to review sites in droves to offer high ratings and share photos of the coastline and ocean views.