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Hotels With Spectacular Views Across America

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
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The Fontaine Kansas City, Missouri
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The Fontaine

Kansas City, Missouri 

Heading to Kansas City? Whether it's for the jazz, barbecue, or architecture (or maybe you're just a big Royals fan), you can't do better than the views at The Fontaine, a luxury hotel near the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which is home to the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Observe the nearby Brush Creek and the city bustling around you.  

 

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The Langham, Chicago
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The Langham, Chicago

Chicago 

Whether you prefer lake views or skyscraper views, Chicago has plenty to offer. Just across from the Chicago Riverwalk, The Langham (located in a landmark Mies van der Rohe tower) has views of Lake Michigan and beyond. Watch folks going down the Riverwalk along the Chicago River or peep the Wrigley Building nearby.

The Cloister
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The Cloister

Sea Island, Georgia 

One of the Golden Isles, Sea Island boasts stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding land. The Cloister, a beachfront hotel, has plenty to offer those looking for views, and also has a spa and a beach bar.


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Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain
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Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain

Burlington, Vermont 

Vermont is nicknamed "The Green Mountain State," and Burlington has both beautiful surrounding mountains and Lake Champlain nearby. The Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain overlooks the lake and also happens to be a 3-minute walk from Church Street (Burlington's main shopping area) and about a 10-minute walk from the Burlington Farmers Market, which is nationally acclaimed.


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Wentworth Mansion
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Wentworth Mansion

Charleston, South Carolina 

Located in downtown Charleston, the Wentworth Mansion is a luxury hotel with a spa, old Southern vibes, and views of downtown, including Colonial Lake and Old Charleston Jail. It's also about a 12-minute walk from the Charleston City Market.

Cavallo Point
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Cavallo Point

Sausalito 

There are few spots more iconic than the Golden Gate Bridge. Should you choose to stay at Cavallo Point, you'll have Golden Gate views directly from your hotel. Relax outside on the porch rocking chairs and drink in that vista.


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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

New York  

New York City views are iconic for a reason. Soak them up at The Carlyle, located on Manhattan's posh Upper East Side. It's a 3-minute walk from Central Park and less than a 10-minute walk to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, placing you right in the middle of it all. Spy both from the hotel or just watch the Upper East Side shoppers below.    

 

Related: 40 Free or Cheap Things to Do in New York City

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Initially a retreat for Gilded-Age elites, this lake, ringed by palatial vacation homes, is so popular that Wisconsinites and folks from nearby states flock to vacation there. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa offers lush, pastoral views as well as lake views. There are three restaurants in the resort, as well as a water park.


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The Estes Park Resort
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The Estes Park Resort

Estes Park, Colorado

If mountains are more your scene, consider Estes Park Resort, which is just to the east of Rocky Mountain National Park. You have lake views, mountain views, a restaurant in the resort, and more. This isn't the place to view the hustle and bustle of the city, but if you enjoy a snowy winter scene, you'll love coming here in the winter.


Related: 18 Off-the-Radar Mountain Towns Across America

Goulding's Lodge
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Montage Kapalua Bay
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Montage Kapalua Bay

Lahaina, Hawaii 

Another place where mountains and water meet, Lahaina is located between the coast and the West Maui Mountains. Five-star Montage Kapalua Bay has views of all of the above, is near Napili Bay, has a spa, and plenty of opportunities to relax.

The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, California

Just south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay is known for its beaches, hiking, and golf. Nestled atop an oceanview bluff, The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay offers coastal views and plenty of relaxation.

Channel House
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Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
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Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson

Jersey City, New Jersey  

What some would-be NYC visitors don't realize is that Jersey City is incredibly close to Manhattan (a quick train ride away) and actually can have better views of that iconic skyline. Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson is right across the river from Manhattan and shows off the skyline beautifully.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
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Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Harwich, Massachusetts 

If Cape Cod is more your vibe, consider the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club. Located on a private beach, this resort has a golf course, four restaurants, tennis courts, and beach umbrellas to offer visitors their ideal beachfront getaway, whatever that may look like. Beach and ocean views galore.  

 

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Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley, Idaho 

Sun Valley Idaho is famous for its verdant mountains in the summer and perfect ski trails in the winter. In the middle of all the nature, you'll find Sun Valley Resort, with a golf course, restaurants, spa, and more. The perfect place to soak in some views of the nearby trees, mountains, and maybe even deer.


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The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center
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The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center

Galveston, Texas

Galveston Island has amazing seafood and plenty of water fun. The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center offers fresh sea air and breathtaking horizons. Take in those Gulf of Mexico views and watch families enjoy the beach. Even bad weather has an upside. The surf can be dramatic when storms roll in.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Las Vegas  

For views of that famous Vegas skyline, consider The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. With 3,000 rooms, a casino, 20 restaurants, a full-service spa, and more, your Vegas vacation is sure to be packed with fun and relaxation. There are views of the adjacent Bellagio fountains from each of the 51 floors plus a rooftop pool.


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AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks
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AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks

Cincinnati 

For views of Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Kentucky all in one spot, head to the AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks. It's especially great if you're a baseball fan or a Reds fan, as it's a minute away from the Great American Ball Park, which you can see from most rooms.