This Top 10 List (12 actually) features hotels from coast-to-coast and

around the world with one-of-a-kind views. Stay at these hotels and

experience the world's most amazing sights: the Great Pyramids at Giza,

Mount Vesuvius, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Taj Mahal, the Grand

Tetons, Sydney Opera House, St. Lucia's World Heritage twin Pitons,

Lake Louise, Big Sur, Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Patagonia's Torres

del Paine National Park and the White House!


This palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Giza has

enchanted guests since 1869. Located in forty acres of jasmine scented

gardens, this one-of-a-kind hotel has played host to kings and

emperors, Heads of State and celebrities and continues to do so (John

Major was staying in the Churchill Suite when we were there last

month). The rooms to book for the best views of the Pyramids are

located in the original Palace section of the hotel. 140 new Garden

Rooms also have a view over the Pyramids. This is the perfect place

from which to experience Cairo. read more


On a cliff 1,000 feet above the sea, the Hotel Caesar Augustus offers

one of the most spectacular vistas to be found on the isle of Capri or

anywhere in the world. From the rooms and grounds of this marvelous

luxury hotel, guests can enjoy views over the entire Bay of Naples. The

bird's eye views include the breathtaking scenery of Mount Vesuvius,

Sorrento, Ischia, and unique views of the island of Capri. The finest

suites enjoy amazing views as well as being spacious and elegantly

designed following the traditional architectural style. read more


Set within the Golden Gate National Parks at the north end of the

Golden Gate Bridge near Sausalito, Cavallo Point is San Francisco Bay's

first national park lodge. For centuries, this peerless place where the

San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean has beckoned explorers,

artists and adventurers. This allure continues with Cavallo Point - the

Lodge at the Golden Gate. Now you

can explore nature, experience Northern California culture and stay in

stately hotel accommodations amid these stunning parklands and

breathtaking views. read more


Enjoy the luxury of your own private view of the most extravagant

monument ever built for love, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in

memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth in

1631. The Oberoi Amarvilas is located just 600 meters from the Taj

Mahal and all guest rooms, suites, lobby, bar and lounge offer

breathtaking views of the monument. Built in a style inspired by Mughal

architecture, the resort is a splendid display of terraced lawns,

fountains, reflection pools and pavilions with rich interiors that take

you back to an era of Emperors and Princes. read more


Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, overlooking the majestic Grand

Teton Mountains with meadows and grazing land in the valley below. A

spectacular setting on top of the world in Jackson Hole! Truly a

one-of-a-kind experience, this 'peaceful home' fosters well-being and a

connection with the surrounding environment. Luxurious suites with

sunken baths overlook the Teton Mountains. Book a corner suite for

wrap-around views. The expansive infinity pool is set 800 feet above

the valley below with views of the Grand Tetons. Soak in the grandeur! read more


Located on Sydney Harbour in the famous Rocks district, all the Park

Hyatt Sydney's 158 guestrooms are large and luxurious, most with

private balconies overlooking Sydney's spectacular harbour, the Opera

House and/or Harbour Bridge. The hotel has won several prestigious

travel, hotel and dining awards, and has hosted world famous

celebrities. The harbourkitchen&bar, the hotel's chic restaurant,

designed by Architect Tony Chi, takes in the fabulous view of Sydney

Harbour. Elegant Spa, beauty and fitness centre offers a rooftop pool

and terrace. read more


Imagine floating in your infinity pool at sunset surrounded by softly

flickering candles overlooking the World Heritage Pitons. Imagine fine

dining in the privacy of your suite with this amazing background.

Imagine the sound of gentle waves lulling you into a soft slumber.

Expect grand sweeping spaces beyond your imagination, with your

bedroom, living area and private infinity pool forming an amazing

platform floating in space. With the fourth wall missing entirely, the

result is a stage-like setting from which to embrace the infinite views

of St. Lucia's twin Pitons. read more


Sheltered by the soaring peaks of Banff National Park, the historic

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise provides a stunning escape. The charm of a

bygone era has been preserved in guestrooms and suites with views of

the lake and glacier, mountains, or chateau grounds. In winter,

activities include Skiing, Sleigh Rides, Skating on Lake Louise,

Snowshoeing, Canyon Winter Walks, Stargazing, Dog Sledding and Fireside

Chats. In summer, enjoy Hiking, Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Mountain

Biking, Fishing, Tennis, ATV Tours, Boat Cruises, Rafting and Golf. read more


Nestled on cliffs, Post Ranch Inn offers an awe-inspiring setting

overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views of the Big Sur

coast, perfect for a romantic getaway. The luxury resort's organic

architecture embraces the dramatic beauty of the Big Sur coastline.

From here you can explore all that nature has to offer, or take a short

drive to the picturesque towns of Monterey and Carmel. Rooms offer a

rustic elegance with luxury and comfort. Relax by the pools and take in

the views, awaken your senses with an in-room massage, spa treatment,

or daily yoga classes. read more


Overlooking Victoria Harbour, The Peninsula Hong Kong opened in 1928 and is one of the world's legendary 5-star luxury hotels.

The hotel has stunning harbor views with many of the 300 rooms coming

with their own telescopes. Book a corner suite, where you can soak in

the sheer-glass view of Victoria Harbour from your bath tub. The

hotel's restaurants have spectacular views over Hong Kong and the

tastes of the Pacific Rim. The Peninsula is right at the heart of

Kowloon's entertainment, shopping and business district. read more


The explora en Patagonia lodge is an architecturally remarkable hotel

in a showpiece location: a biosphere reserve of waterfalls, glaciers,

thick forests, and granite pillars that soar more than 2,000 metres

above the Patagonian steppes. The hotel features 50 modernist rooms and

suites with large windows boasting spectacular views. Some rooms have a

Jacuzzi bath. The main draw of a stay at explora en Patagonia is to

take full advantage of Torres del Paine National Park's outstanding

natural attractions. Excursions include hikes to the magnificent Lago

Grey Glacier. read more


The Hay-Adams is as close as anyone can get to staying at the White

House, short of being invited by the President. Originally designed in

the 1920's as a residential hotel, The Hay-Adams has always preserved

the ambiance of a distinguished private home. Located on Lafayette

Square, across from the White House, the hotel is within walking

distance of the National Mall, Washington Monument, Smithsonian museums

and National Geographic Society. Experience one-of-a-kind views of the

White House from your hotel room. read more