At a time when we're all on the inside looking out, Travel + Leisure's World From a Window series offers a change of scenery, courtesy of some of the world's most beautiful hotels.

By Patricia Doherty
April 05, 2020
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You’re staying at home and doing your part to halt the spread of coronavirus. Along with many millions of Americans, you’re heeding the advice or orders of professionals and officials. But right about now, you might be getting a bit tired of TV, books, cleaning closets, or whatever has been occupying your newfound spare time.

Museums, performers, chefs, and others have generously created tours, classes, and shows for you to watch. Hotels have invited you to look beyond your block by tuning into their webcams to see what’s happening out there without you.

You know that eventually the time will come for you to travel again, but in the meantime if looking out your own windows is no longer entertaining, we’re sharing window views from hotels around the world to inspire your imagination and maybe even your future travel plans.

Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge - Ridgedale, MO

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This Camp Long Creek glamping tent looks out over the lush greenery and sparkling waters of Table Rock Lake. One of 19 glamping units, it includes a canopy bed, wood stove, heat, air conditioning, fire pit, and wooden deck.

The Prince Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

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All guest rooms and suites at The Prince Waikiki offer floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, marina, and city skyline.

Turneffe Island Resort - Belize

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This peaceful scene is Turneffe Island’s private beach and dock, complete with swinging love seat, set in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of mainland Belize.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba - Riviera Maya, Mexico

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This all-pool-villa resort features meandering lagoons, white sand beach, the Caribbean Sea, and private pools, as seen in this view from a spacious bedroom.

Ocean House - Watch Hill, Rhode Island

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This window at Ocean House offers an unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean at dusk.

Tierra Patagonia Adventure Spa Hotel - Torres del Paine, Chile

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This stunning view from the indoor pool at Tierra Patagonia Adventure Spa Hotel is Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park.

The Moorings - British Virgin Islands

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This The Moorings charter is sailing from the airport on Beef Island to the Virgin Gorda Baths, Cooper Island, Angeda, then to Jost Van Dyke to explore White Bay, Sandy Cay, for an overnight stay in Great Harbour.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort - Maui, HI

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The Awili Spa & Salon at Andaz Maui offers treatments with ocean views of the coastline along Mokapu Beach.

Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island, Australia

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The Lidgbird Pavilion room at Capella Lodge boasts views of the sparkling Tasman Sea and a lush-green Mount Gower.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa - Palm Desert, CA

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This luxurious room at the JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort & Spa offers a view of one of the hotel pools with a backdrop of the San Gorgonio Mountains.

The Cove - Eleuthera, Bahamas

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Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the blue Atlantic, this stunning private island resort offers guests exclusive access to two white sand beaches.

Il SalviatinoFiesole, Italy

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Il Salviatino, set in lush surroundings only 15 minutes from Florence’s city center, offers stunning views of the Florentine skyline and Tuscan pines on the hills.

Casa Palopo - Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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This 15-room boutique hotel overlooks Central America’s deepest lake and three majestic volcanoes across the shore, with colorful accommodations that are outfitted by local artisans, complemented by inspiring views.

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco - Cusco, Peru

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The Imperial Suite in this 16th-century convent turned luxury hotel offers views of Cusco’s charming rooftops and the Andean hills beyond.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino - Palm Beach, Aruba

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Wrap-around windows at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino provide stunning views of Aruba's turquoise waters, beaches dotted with palapas, and the lively pool scene.

Matakauri Lodge - Queenstown, New Zealand

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Set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu just outside Queenstown, the Matakauri Lodge includes 12 luxury suites and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage.

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa - Bora Bora

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The Brando Suite at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa boasts 180-degree views of Bora Bora’s island and famous Mount Otemanu. The two-bedroom overwater suites frame the surrounding turquoise lagoon, outdoor terrace, and infinity pool.

Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang - Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Set within eight acres of lush gardens, lemongrass meadows, and rice paddies near Siem Reap, the Sunset Lounge at Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is the place to watch the sun melt into the horizon over the paddy fields.

Marina del Rey Hotel - Marina del Rey, CA

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This Marina del Rey Hotel suite view overlooks the marina, the world’s largest man-made harbor and idyllic Los Angeles waterfront paradise.

AKA West Hollywood - Los Angeles, CA

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Enjoy views of downtown Los Angeles from a fully furnished suite in this luxurious long-term living property.

Portola Hotel & Spa - Monterey, CA

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This guest room at Portola Hotel & Spa overlooks Central California’s picturesque Monterey Bay, near Carmel-by-the Sea.

The Louise - Barossa, South Australia

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One of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, The Louise offers stunning views of some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vines in the idyllic Barossa Valley wine region.

Kangaroo Island Stays - Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Offering views of the beautiful, yet wild Southern Ocean, dream away on Kangaroo Island, known as the wildlife mecca of South Australia.

Sequoia Lodge at Mt. Lofty - Adelaide Hills, South Australia

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South Australia’s newest six-star property in Adelaide Hills offers striking views of Piccadilly Valley and local wildlife including koalas and kangaroos.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa - Carlsbad, CA

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This five-star hotel offers views of coastal Batiquitos Lagoon, golf course, and rolling foothills.

Green Spa Resort Stanglwirt - Tyrol, Austria

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This wellness resort is surrounded by the majestic panorama of the Wilder Kaiser Mountain range.

Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho - Tokyo, Japan

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The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, looks out over the Shinjuku Park and central Tokyo.

Daios Cove - Crete, Greece

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The deluxe sea view room offers unobstructed views of Daios Cove private cove and the Mediterranean Sea.

The Shanghai Edition - Shanghai, China

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This spectacular view from the Shanghai Edition takes in the historical Bund area of Shanghai Puxi, against the backdrop of Pudong’s modern skyscrapers.

The Bodrum Edition - Bodrum, Turkey

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Located on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast just steps from the bay, the Bodrum Edition offers views of the Aegean Sea from most guest rooms.

The New York Edition - New York City

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The elegant design of Ian Schrager, along with its Madison Avenue location, offers comfort, convenience, and spectacular views of the city's iconic skyline from the New York Edition.

Locke at Broken Wharf - London, England

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This newly opened apartment hotel offers views of the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, and Shakespeare’s Globe from its location on the north bank of the river Thames.

Castle Hot Springs - Castle Hot Springs, AZ

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This window at the Castle Hot Springs Bar 1896 lets guests view the Bradshaw Mountains while they enjoy one of the bar’s unique and creative cocktails.

The Conrad New York Midtown - New York City

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The one-of-a-kind Atrium Suite provides stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. The main living room is set within a glass domed atrium for panoramic views of the sky.

The DeBruce - Livingston Manor, NY

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The glass-walled dining room at The DeBruce overlooks the rolling mountains of the Willowemoc Valley. In summer, the glass walls open to create a suspended open-air dining experience.

Hotel Hendricks - New York City

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The new Hendricks Rooftop, a stylish bar and lounge perched atop Hotel Hendricks, offers craft cocktails and light bites along with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Thyme in the Cotswolds - Southrop, England

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Thyme is an English country destination, nestled in the heart of the Cotswold village of Southrop, with views of the garden and local farm.

Suncadia Resort - Cle Elum, WA

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Located 80 scenic miles from Seattle on the sunny side of the Cascade Mountains, this all-season resort offers views of mountains and lush green slopes.

Bodega Bay Lodge - Bodega Bay, CA

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Located on California’s iconic Sonoma Coast, Bodega Bay Lodge offers spectacular views of the rugged coastline and sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Malibu Beach Inn - Malibu, CA

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This five-star boutique hotel is set on the coast along a strip nicknamed “Billionaire’s Beach” with panoramic views of the ocean, shoreline, and Malibu’s most recognizable landmark, the Malibu Pier.

Fforest - Wales, United Kingdom

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This unique glamping property with three locations offers views of the tranquil mid-Wales countryside from the large bay window.

Roch Castle - Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

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This five-star hotel offers luxurious accommodations and panoramic views of St. Bride’s Bay and the Preseli Hills.

Ojai Valley Inn - Ojai, CA

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Lush green hills and the Topa Topa mountain range create a perfect escape from Los Angeles at the Ojai Valley Inn, just an hour and a half away.

Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa - Champagne, France

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From the hotel’s hilltop setting, guests enjoy panoramic views of the vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa - St. Bart’s

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Guests at Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa wake each day to sunshine and views of the Caribbean and white sand beaches.

LondonHouse Chicago - Chicago, IL

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This downtown Chicago luxury hotel overlooks the city skyline and the Chicago River that flows out to Lake Michigan.

Holland Peak Ranch - Condon, MT

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Set on 1,000 private acres among the Swan Mountain Range on the banks of the Swan River, Holland Peak Ranch offers views of ice lakes, mountain tops, and wildlife.

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel - Kennebunkport, ME

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Set on the Kennebunk River steps from Dock Square, the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel overlooks the harbor side of the river.

The Resort at Pelican Hill - Newport Beach, CA

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This two-bedroom villa offers spectacular views of Newport Beach, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean.

Moxy Chelsea - New York City

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Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the perfect view of Manhattan’s skyline from the Moxy Chelsea.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof​ - Pontresina, Switzerland

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This luxury hotel is located in the heart of the idyllic Engadine village of Pontresina, surrounded by the Alps, just a few miles from St. Moritz.

Viceroy Los Cabos​ - San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico

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Located on the Baja California coast, this beachfront property offers views of the Sea of Cortez from floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Langham - Chicago, IL

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This 5-star hotel is located along the Chicago River offering fascinating views of the river and Lake Michigan.

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards - New York City

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Guests at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson River, Hudson Yards, and the New York City skyline.

Canyon Ranch - Woodside, CA

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View of the vast redwood forest from a "treehouse" room at Canyon Ranch.

Capella Singapore - Sentosa Island, Singapore

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View of the Sentosa Island forested area and the South China Sea from a Premier Garden Room at the Capella Singapore.

Harbor View Hotel - Edgartown, MA

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View of the ocean, lighthouse, outer harbor, and Chappaquiddick Island from the Presidential Skyhouse at the Harbor View Hotel.

Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como - Lake Como, Italy

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Guests at the Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como enjoy a 180-degree view of Lake Como from La Residenza Living Room.

Mandarin Oriental New York - New York City

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Guests at the Mandarin Oriental New York are treated to this bird's-eye view of Central Park from the luxurious bathroom.

Trunk House - Tokyo, Japan

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This serene courtyard view is a pleasure at the Trunk House, a 70-year-old geisha house turned boutique hotel.

Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel - Bangkok, Thailand

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Guests enjoy this panoramic view of Bangkok and the legendary Chao Phraya River at Avani + Riverside Bangkok Hotel.

Ashford Castle - County Mayo, Ireland

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This 13th-century castle hotel in western Ireland is set on 350 acres of land overlooking the scenic Lough Corrib.

Angama Mara - Maasai Mara, Kenya

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This luxury safari lodge, set in the famed Maasai Mara, overlooks the Great Rift Valley, home of the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras.

The Silo - Cape Town, South Africa

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At The Silo, guests are enveloped in the Cape Town skyline with incredible views that include Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, and the city below.

Schloss Elmau - Bavarian Alps, Germany

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This luxurious spa resort set in the heart of the Bavarian Alps boasts breathtaking views of the soaring Wetterstein Mountain and the rushing Ferchenbach Creek below.

Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé - Le Grand-Luce, France

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The Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé’s gardens, inspired by the gardens at Versailles, feature finely manicured boxwoods, topiaries, expanses of green grass, and eight extraordinary statues that were gifts from King Louis XV.

L’Auberge de Sedona - Sedona, AZ

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L'Auberge de Sedona hotel offers panoramic views of Arizona’s stunning Red Rocks and the waters of Oak Creek.

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown - Los Angeles, CA

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The tallest building west of Chicago provides sweeping vistas of Los Angeles from the coastline of the South Bay to the Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Sign.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal - Los Cabos, Mexico

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Set on the southernmost tip of Baja California where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal provides stunning views from every guest room.

Inn at Perry Cabin - St. Michaels, MD

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This charming luxury retreat is set along the Chesapeake Bay overlooking Miles River on the edge of St. Michaels, a town steeped in the region’s crabbing and oystering traditions.

Bungalows Key Largo - Key Largo, FL

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Located on the northernmost of the Florida Keys an hour south of Miami, this waterfront resort offers private bungalows with sea views and garden outdoor showers.

The Spectator Hotel - Charleston, SC

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The Deluxe Queen Suite provides a view of historic St. Philip’s Church, one of the attractions and landmarks within a short distance of the Spectator Hotel.

Ritz-Carlton Perth - Perth, Western Australia

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Located in the heart of Perth, the Ritz-Carlton Perth offers views of Elizabeth Quay, the Belltower, Swan River, and the Perth Skyline.

Urban Cowboy Lodge - Big Indian, NY

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Guests enjoy views of the Catskills and Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the range, from Urban Cowboy Lodge.

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa - Koh Samui, Thailand

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From Villa 44 at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, overlooking the Leisure Pool and the Gulf of Thailand.