Having a hotel room with a balcony that provides jaw-dropping views makes for an especially unforgettable stay. You’ll be able to enjoy the surrounding scenery whether you’re in or out. More and more properties are designed these days to provide their guests with balcony views – if you hope to enjoy some of the very best, you’ll find them here.
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The Regent Grand, Turks and Caicos (Prices & Photos)
The Regent Grand offers an idyllic location right on Grace Bay, often named among the world’s best beaches, and it’s less than a minute walk from some of the best shopping and dining on the island. This condo resort truly redefines the meaning of luxury with its oceanfront suites providing unobstructed views of the sparkling turquoise waters from large, private balconies. You’ll have convenient access to snorkeling and other water sports and the perfect spot for taking in colorful sunsets. The hotel also includes a mosaic-tiled infinity pool and provides both poolside and beachside service.
Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Prices & Photos)
Grand Solmar Land’s End offers dramatic views of the turquoise sea, including from its spacious rooms with private balconies. Located in a massive natural rock formation, guests are surrounded by natural beauty and can look forward to sipping cocktails around the stunning infinity pool as well as the swim-up bars. While the waves are too rough for swimming, enjoy strolls on the pristine white sand beach or rent a boat and take part in water-based activities. Afterward, relax in the spa and dine on tasty Mexican cuisine at the resort’s La Roca Restaurant.
Casa Palopó, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (Prices & Photos)
A jewel on the northeastern shore of Lake Atitlan, Central America’s version of Italy’s Lake Como, Casa Palopó provides views that are truly wow-worthy. Guests have the option of staying in the main house which features six suites, a new six-suite wing, or a three-suite hilltop villa. The main house Master Suite includes Italian Frette linens, hardwood floors, antiques and floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to a beautiful Spanish tile balcony with spectacular lake and volcano views. Kayak and boat tours can be arranged by the staff to visit any one of the dozen Mayan towns that surround the lake.
Hotel Hassler Roma, Rome, Italy (Prices & Photos)
One of the most famous luxury hotels in Rome, Hotel Hassler Roma is located right on top of the Spanish Steps, providing dazzling views of the Eternal City. The elegant, classically styled rooms all have flat-screen TVs, minibars, terrycloth robes and slippers. Room 501 includes a two-person balcony that boasts one of the world’s most impressive views, including Janiculum Hill and St. Peter’s. The property is also home to the Michelin-starred Imago, which offers mouthwatering Italian fare and a commanding view over the city. Its onsite Amorvero Spa, available only to guests, has an extensive menu of beauty treatments and massages, including massage on the terrace.
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo, Monaco, France (Prices & Photos)
The nearly 1,200-square-foot terrace of the Suite Carré d’Or penthouse at the legendary Hotel Metropole in Monte Carlo offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, Casino de Monte-Carlo and its gardens. You can even order a private dinner on the terrace and ask your 24-hour luxury concierge to find you the perfect wine to go with it. This palatial building is a symbol of luxury and charm, offering an impressive menu of activities, three dining options, including two Michelin-starred Joël Robuchon restaurants, the Grecian-themed Odyssey Pool and a lavish full-service spa.
Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, St Lucia (Prices & Photos)
Calabash Cove is an upscale boutique resort with just 26 rooms, set atop a gently sloping hill overlooking Bonaire Bay. Guests can look forward to Caribbean Sea views from virtually every vantage point. The ocean view junior suites boast private balconies with stunning views of the sparkling blue waters, and you’ll find more jaw-dropping views from the stylish infinity pool and swim-up bar, the library and open-air restaurant, Windsong, which serves Asian-inspired cuisine with island flavors. There’s also a spa onsite with treatments incorporating local ingredients.
The Reef Atlantis, Nassau, Bahamas (Prices & Photos)
Atlantis resort was designed after the magical and mythical city of the same name that vanished without a trace thousands of years ago. This is where you’ll find the Reef Atlantis, situated away from the crowds on a secluded area of unspoiled white sands. It features residential-style rooms that all include a kitchen, large bathroom with a jetted tub, flat-screen TV, iPod dock, Bose sound system and bathrooms. Many rooms offer ocean views, though the penthouse suite’s especially impressive. They include floor-to-ceiling windows along with a furnished private terrace overlooking the intense blue waters. Guests have their own exclusive pool though they also enjoy access to the resort’s other pools and the 141-acre water park, Aquaventure.
Sophia Luxury Suites, Santorini, Greece (Prices & Photos)
Sophia Luxury Suites is located on a hillside in the heart of Imerovigli on the island of Santorini. You’ll find some of the best views of the caldera around, just steps from the trail that leads to Oia. Every room has its own balcony or terrace with stunning views of the sapphire sea, caldera and scenic Skaros Rock as well as a hot tub or plunge pool, while the cave rooms include indoor cave pools. Guests enjoy breakfast and dinner that’s delivered directly to their suite, yoga sessions and massage.
Santa Caterina Hotel, Amalfi, Italy (Prices & Photos)
Santa Caterina is a historic property built right into the seaside cliffs on the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Guests enjoy uninterrupted views from beautifully-styled rooms with classic Italian interiors, marble bathrooms and private balconies or terraces with views over the sea or the fragrant garden. The property also features a swimming pool, gym and wellness center along with multiple dining options from the casual Al Mare to the upscale Restaurant Santa Caterina which includes an expansive wine cellar.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Manele Bay, Hawaii (Prices & Photos)
The prime ocean view suites at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai feature a wall of windows that opens up to a private lanai for a panoramic view of the Pacific. Filled with tropical gardens and waterfalls, the property also includes multiple swimming pools, a decadent spa, eight bars and restaurants, and an award-winning Jack Nicklaus golf course.