There is no doubt that I have been lucky enough to stay at some pretty incredible resorts throughout my travels. In recent reflection, I started to realize some of the amazing views I’ve had from the hotel rooms I’ve stayed in. I thought it might be fun to share some of these with you (not listed in any particular order). If you’re up to it and would like to share what you consider some of your favorite views from your travels, please do so and feel free to add links to your photographs.
1. Amangiri ~ Canyon Point, Utah
To this day, I still consider Amangiri one of my favorite resorts. It is such a unique property all the way around, but one of the most amazing aspects of this property is how they built this resort by incorporating it into the existing landscape. This is completely evident when you see the indoor/outdoor aspect of the rooms which makes you feel like you are one with the gorgeous surrounding landscape. The outdoor patio bed is a great place to watch for shooting stars…and you will see many!
2. Amangani ~ Jackson Hole, WY
I’ll go ahead and stick with Aman Resorts and list Amangani as another favorite (this makes me a Aman Junkie as their fans are known). But really, why wouldn’t I be ~ Amangani boasts a gorgeous view of the Teton Range and where else can you stand on your balcony and watch moose and elk walk right up?
3. Mandarin Oriental ~ San Francsico, CA
The Mandarin Oriental has one of the most amazing views of San Francisco. They offer a category called the Bridge to Bridge room and that is exactly what it is ~ this room has a view from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge with views of the TransAmerica Building, Coit Tower and Alcatraz in between….simply stunning!
4. Four Seasons Las Vegas ~ Las Vegas, NV
I could not find my images from any of my stays at the Four Seasons Las Vegas so I had to cheat and steal this image from their website, but it is exactly the view I had from my room. I was having a hard time deciding which hotel to highlight for Las Vegas because there are so many that have great views of the strip, but I ended up choosing the Four Seasons (located on the top five floors of The Mandalay Bay) because this hotel is located at the end of the strip and has a view of the entire strip vs. other hotels that are located in the middle. It’s a pretty amazing view.
I will say though, that The Cosmopolitan is the only hotel in Vegas that has balconies and they have a great view of the Bellagio water fountains and the strip. I threw this image in for fun and you can decide.
5. The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain ~ Marana, AZ
Unfortunately, this image is a little too dark and doesn’t begin to express the dramatic view I had from my room. When the moon came up over the mountain ridge with the fire pits blazing by the blue waters of the pool, it actually took my breath away when I first saw it. I can only imagine how stunning this must be when it’s a full moon.
6. Four Seasons Hualalai ~ The Big Island, HI
I was going to make this a list of my 5 favorite views but when I realized I didn’t even have a water view on the list, I had to make it a list of 6! Staying at this resort has been one of my favorite vacations in general. This hotel has a retro Hawaiian feel to it that is so relaxing. I would wake up each morning, make myself a cup of coffee and sit on the balcony listening to the birds chirping and watching some early morning canoers glide by. Great way to start your day!
So there you have it, some pretty incredible views. I can’t wait to add some European hotels to the list…Paris, London, Barcelona….the list could go on and on.