Some people prefer to read a magazine in the restroom, but we’d much rather gaze out over a stunning view. There’s nothing we love more than exotic sights, no matter where we’re taking in the view — the shower, tub, or elsewhere. From Hong Kong to Miami, Boston to Barcelona, here are our favorite hotel views from the best seat in the house.
1. InterContinental Hong Kong
The 590-room InterContinental is one of the most luxurious hotels in Hong Kong, conveniently situated in Kowloon within walking distance of numerous sights. Its claim to fame may be that over two-thirds of the rooms have harbor views, even in the spectacular bathrooms.
2. The Standard New York
Hovering above High Line Park on concrete pillars, this one-of-a-kind New York hotel offers 338 light-flooded, ultra-mod rooms with panoramic views of the city and the Hudson River, even from (very public) private guest bathrooms.
3. Sheraton Kauai Resort
One of several resorts on Kauai's Poipu Beach, the 394-room Sheraton Kauai offers solid ocean views from the Presidential Suite, and the Presidential Shower.
4. Hyatt Carmel Highlands
The 144-room cliff-side Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers awe-inspired views unrivaled anywhere else around Monterey and Carmel -- some could even argue the entire West Coast. The stunning panoramic ocean views even extend to some of the guest bathrooms.
5. Trump SoHo New York
Donald Trump's first hotel in downtown New York has the attention to detail and hands-on service you'd expect from a Trump property, but with a slightly hipper vibe. The swanky bathrooms even boast better views than most guestrooms in the city.
6. Abac Barcelona
This exclusive 15-room luxury boutique hotel embodies contemporary style at its best, fitting right in in a city that treasures design. Rooms are avant-garde, from the clean, white-and-beige decor, to the modern under-lighting. But best of all are the amazing city views from some of the washrooms.
7. Melia Madrid Princesa
From the outside, the Melia Madrid looks like your average business hotel. Step inside, however, and you will be surrounded by distinctive details that give the interior spaces a modern, artsy vibe, such as the funky light fixtures, sleek leather couches, and elegant antiques in the airy lobby. In addition to its unique decor, the Melia has great city views, even from some of the gorgeous in-room tubs.
8. Oasia Hotel Singapore
The Oasia is an upscale hotel offering affordable rates, due to its location outside of the downtown area. The 428 sleek, minimalist rooms are spacious and feature modern technologies. Higher-end rooms even boast gorgeous views from the living spaces and bathrooms.
9. Villa la Estancia
Villa la Estancia is the high-end hotel in a cluster of three sister resorts, and offers a nice reprieve from the crazy, party hotels Cabo is known for -- the grounds are pristine, the pool's swim-up bar isn't teeming with underage partiers, and the rooms are large and have excellent views from every angle.
10. ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa
Sure, it boasts a 10,000-square-foot spa, $4 million worth of modern art, and some of Miami's grandest rooms. But the 124-room ONE Bal Harbour also has luxurious bathrooms with amazing views, many of of which look out at the ocean or city. We'd even say the hotel has one of the best bathrooms in Miami.