Worst Hotel-Room Views

Oyster.com warns travelers to plan ahead and avoid these hotel rooms with the worst views.

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Luxury: Milestone Hotel, London

Luxury: Milestone Hotel, London

The elegant Milestone Hotel in London has individually designed rooms that range from period design to contemporary themes, like this black-and-white space featuring Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel Indigo, London

Value: Hotel Indigo, London

The Hotel Indigo in London has a futuristic lobby and colorfully decorated rooms. Plus, it’s a great value hotel near London’s many hotspots. 960 1280

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Luxury: Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

Luxury: Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris

The famous Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris brims with Parisian style courtesy of Art Deco decor. The hotel also offers close access to the Dior Institute and high-end shopping right beyond its doors. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel Palm Opera, Paris

Value: Hotel Palm Opera, Paris

Think you can’t get the classic balcony view of the Eiffel Tower without emptying your wallet? Think again. Take in the famous Parisian vista at the minimalist-styled Hotel Palm Opera. 960 1280

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Luxury: The Carlyle, NYC

Luxury: The Carlyle, NYC

Known for lodging the rich and famous, the Carlyle in NYC features apartment-style rooms, classic decor and ultra-comfortable pillow top beds. 960 1280

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Value: Ace Hotel, NYC

Value: Ace Hotel, NYC

With its unconventional vintage- and music-inspired design, Ace Hotel in NYC is not only a hipster haven but a budgetista’s dream. 960 1280

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Budget: Husa Paseo del Arte, Madrid

Budget: Husa Paseo del Arte, Madrid

The Husa Paseo del Arte has an abundance of natural light and an inviting atmosphere. The sunny terrace and light-filled fitness center make for a cheerful stay while in Madrid. 960 1280

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Luxury: Melia Madrid Princesa, Madrid

Luxury: Melia Madrid Princesa, Madrid

The gorgeous Melia Madrid Princesa in Madrid gives off a distinctive artsy vibe. Each spacious room was designed with meticulous detail and red accents. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel J, Stockholm

Value: Hotel J, Stockholm

Give your wallet a break -- and escape from the city -- at Hotel J, a quaint and country-esque hotel just 10 minutes from Stockholm. 960 1280

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Luxury: Lydmar, Stockholm

Luxury: Lydmar, Stockholm

Guests are attracted to the chic and modern style of Stockholm's Lydmar Hotel, where each room is uniquely decorated, with no 2 rooms alike. 960 1280

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Luxury: Beverly Wilshire, LA

Luxury: Beverly Wilshire, LA

The iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel offers all the glamour of LA, with luxurious marble flooring, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant and Rodeo Drive shopping right across the street. 960 1280

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Value: Hotel Angeleno, LA

Value: Hotel Angeleno, LA

Hotel Angeleno is one of LA’s best bargain hotels, with an outdoor heated pool, tidy rooms and a penthouse restaurant that offers panoramic views of the city. 960 1280

  

Luxury: The Setai, Miami

Luxury: The Setai, Miami

The Setai in Miami is nirvana on Earth, with a prime beachside location, Asian-inspired decor and gigantic rooms complete with a tub … in the living room. 960 1280

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Value: Albion Hotel, Miami

Value: Albion Hotel, Miami

One of Miami’s best-value hotels, the modern Albion Hotel is located just 2 blocks from the beach and just a few paces away from popular dining and shopping spots. 960 1280

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Value: Grand City Hotel, Berlin

Value: Grand City Hotel, Berlin

The contemporary Grand City Hotel Berlin Kudamm offers everything a traveler would want: fantastic location, beautiful and clean rooms, appealing public areas, and all for a steal of a price. 960 1280

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Hotel Duquesne Eiffel, Paris

Hotel Duquesne Eiffel, Paris

Hotel Duquesne is a comfortable 34-room hotel in the 7th Arrondissement within walking distance to Left Bank tourist sites, such as the Musee d'Orsay and the Eiffel Tower. Some rooms even boast exceptional views of the iconic structure, built in 1889 on the occasion of the World’s Fair in Paris. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain is a popular hideaway among celebrities and couples; as an adults-only property, its tranquil vibe is hard to match elsewhere on the island. With “missing” fourth walls, the upscale, unplugged (no TVs or radios) rooms look out onto the ocean and the Pitons, gorgeous mountains that rise straight out of the water. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole

Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole

Set in a wildlife refuge more than 700 feet above the Jackson Valley, the Spring Creek Ranch is a great choice -- during all seasons -- for an outdoor getaway. Winter activities include sleigh rides and snowshoeing across the property’s vast grounds, and summertime brings horseback riding and hiking. But no matter the season, the views from the condos of the majestic Tetons are jaw-dropping. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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The Regent Grand, Turks and Caicos

The Regent Grand, Turks and Caicos

Location is key at this 52-room luxury condo resort, which is situated directly on Grace Bay and less than a minute's walk from the island’s best shopping and dining sites. Seen from numerous rooms, Grace Bay is frequently ranked among the world’s best beaches, with crystalline waters, golden sand and excellent snorkeling. This is also one of the most popular sunset viewing spots on the island. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Mandarin Oriental, New York City

Mandarin Oriental, New York City

It’s not an icon like the Plaza or Pierre, but so what? The Mandarin is one of the most luxe options in NYC, offering a world-renowned spa, a chic Asian-fusion restaurant and an indoor pool with amazing views. Some rooms also have gorgeous views overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park, must-see spots in New York City. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Bermuda

Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa, Bermuda

This adults-only resort has a trendy, sexy vibe while still maintaining quaint touches from its history as a sea captain’s home. The hotel boasts 4 private beaches, and with turquoise waters more typical of the Caribbean than of the North Atlantic, it's no wonder the resort, and Bermuda in general, is popular among celebrities who want stay away from the crowds without having to give up the crystalline waters and the gorgeous beaches of destinations farther south. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Villa la Estancia, Los Cabos

Villa la Estancia, Los Cabos

Villa la Estancia is the high-end hotel in a cluster of 3 sister resorts, and offers a nice reprieve from the crazy, party hotels that Los Cabos is known for -- the grounds are pristine, the pool isn’t teeming with underage partiers, and the rooms are large. Some rooms look out over the crystal-clear ocean toward Land’s End, a rock formation located right where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. Seals and sea lions can be seen sunbathing in the area. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa, Costa Rica

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa, Costa Rica

One of Costa Rica’s most tranquil resorts, the Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa takes full advantage of its natural setting near Arenal Volcano. The rooms, restaurants and pool all offer gorgeous views of the volcano, which is considered one of the most active in the world, with lava flows daily. However, fret not; seismologists say the activity is calming down, making it less likely to cause significant damage anytime in the near future. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe

Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe

The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of the largest in California’s Squaw Valley, an area that attracts about 600,000 skiers per season. A ski lift by the hotel transports skiers and hikers to the slopes year-round, and during the summer the resort’s plunge pool and waterslide, and golf course open. Rooms are attractive with homey décor, and many feature gas fireplace and gorgeous mountain views. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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Ambassade Hotel, Amsterdam

Ambassade Hotel, Amsterdam

At the boutique Ambassade Hotel, no 2 rooms are the same, yet all feature classic Louis XVI-inspired décor and free Wi-Fi. Some have charming features such as beamed, vaulted ceilings and crystal chandeliers, but our favorites are those with views overlooking Amsterdam’s famous canals, which in total span over 62 miles. See Oyster.com’s hotel review. 960 1280

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