Eric Stoen of Travel Babbo has traveled to more 80 countries and stayed in a lot of hotels. We asked him which hotels had views so amazing that he would book a return trip just to gaze out again. Here are his 25 favorites from six continents. 

Prague, Czechia: The Aria Hotel

Best Hotel Views: Our room at Aria Hotel Prague looked out on the Vtrba Garden. Stunning!

Our room at Aria Hotel Prague looked out on the Vtrba Garden. Stunning!

Tanzania: Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Best Hotel Views: Sunrise from the Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Sunrise from the Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Bangkok, Thailand: The Peninsula

Best Hotel Views: The view from pretty much every room at the Peninsula Bangkok

The view from practically every room at the Peninsula Bangkok

Maldives: Six Senses Laamu

Best hotel views: Relaxing on the deck of our overwater villa at Six Senses Laamu

Relaxing on the deck of our overwater villa at Six Senses Laamu

Barcelona, Spain: Hotel DO Plaça Reial

Best hotel views: My balcony at the Hotel DO Plaça Reial. The square comes alive at night!

My balcony at the Hotel DO Plaça Reial. The square comes alive at night.

Punta Islita, Costa Rica: Hotel Punta Islita

Best hotel views: Sunset from Costa Rica's Hotel Punta Islita

Sunset from Costa Rica’s Hotel Punta Islita

Basha, Guizhou, China: Gufengzhai Guest House

Best Hotel Views: From our room at the Gufengzhai Guest House in Basha. You pretty much need to walk in to book it, or work through a tour operator.

From our room at the Gufengzhai Guest House in Basha. You pretty much need to walk in to book it, or work through a tour operator.

Venice, Italy: Hotel Al Ponte Antico

Best hotel views: Overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice from Hotel al Ponte Antico. The Rialto Bridge is right behind you.

Overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice from Hotel Al Ponte Antico. The Rialto Bridge is right behind you.

San Francisco, California: Loews Regency San Francisco

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Best hotel views: From our room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Definitely go for the lake view!

From our room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Definitely opt for the lake view!

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia: Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Best hotel views: Looking out at Mount Batur from our villa's plunge pool at Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Looking out at Mount Batur from our villa’s plunge pool at Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Oia, Santorini, Greece: Golden Sunset Villas

Best hotel views: We've stayed at three different places in and near Oia, all with amazing views. The view from our room at Golden Sunset Villas was just a little more interesting than the others - take the standard sunset view and add a church and a windmill!

We’ve stayed at three different places in and near Oia, all with amazing views. The view from our room at Golden Sunset Villas was just a little better than the others – take the standard sunset view and add a church and a windmill!

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines: Miniloc Island Resort

Best hotel views: Sunrise from our bungalow at Miniloc Island Resort

Sunrise from our bungalow at Miniloc Island Resort

Atacama Desert, Chile: Tierra Atacama

Best hotel views: I absolutely loved afternoons by the pool at Tierra Atacama, watching the setting sun light up the Licancabur volcano

I absolutely loved afternoons by the pool at Tierra Atacama, watching the setting sun light up the Licancabur volcano and the Andes

New York, New York: Hotel Giraffe

Best hotel views: In New York it's easy to end up with a view of an alley or the side of another building just feet away, so I always appreciate when I have a view. I have a couple of favorites along Park Avenue, but Hotel Giraffe gets the nod because of the balconies.

In New York it’s easy to end up with a view of an alley or the side of another building just feet away, so I always appreciate when I have a view. I have a couple of favorites along Park Avenue, but Hotel Giraffe gets the nod because of the balconies.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia: Four Seasons Bora Bora

Best hotel views: The view is gorgeous from everywhere at Four Seasons Bora Bora, but it's worth paying a little extra for a view of Mount Otemanu.

The view is gorgeous from everywhere at Four Seasons Bora Bora, but it’s worth paying a little extra for a view of Mount Otemanu

Cartagena, Colombia: Casa Pestagua

Best hotel views: We loved the view from the rooftop pool at Cartagena's Casa Pestagua, right in the middle of the old town

We loved the view from the rooftop pool at Cartagena’s Casa Pestagua, right in the middle of the old town. From the other direction you’re looking out over the Caribbean.

Mumbai, India: Taj Mahal Palace

Best hotel views: Looking out at the Gateway of India from my room at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace. Splurge on a Palace room!

Looking out at the Gateway of India from my room at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace. Choose a sea view!

Paris, France: Cler Hotel

Best hotel views: Wherever you stay in Paris, ask for a view of the Eiffel Tower! This is from our room at the Cler Hotel in the 7th arrondissement.

Wherever you stay in Paris, ask for a view of the Eiffel Tower! This is from our room at the Cler Hotel on Rue Cler in the 7th arrondissement.

Sydney, Australia: Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Best hotel views: I love looking out at Sydney's Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This is from our room at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney.

I love looking out at Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and Opera House. This is from our room at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney.

Patagonia, Chile: Tierra Patagonia

Best hotel views: Every room at Tierra Patagonia overlooks Torres del Paine, as does this open-air seating area

Every room at Tierra Patagonia overlooks Torres del Paine, as do the restaurant (on the left) and this open-air seating area

Florence, Italy: Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1

Best hotel views: We've stayed at Florence's Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni six times now for the location, the rooms and the views of the Duomo in one direction and the Arno and Ponte Vecchio in the other direction

We’ve stayed at Florence’s Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 six times now for the location, the rooms and the views of the Duomo in one direction and the Arno and Ponte Vecchio (pictured) in the other direction

Orlando, Florida: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Best hotel views: You can see Walt Disney World's parks from the Four Seasons Orlando, and the nightly fireworks display at WDW, but the view is primarily of nature - a nice escape after a day at theme parks!

You can see Disney’s parks from the Four Seasons Orlando, and the nightly fireworks display at Walt Disney World, but the view is primarily of nature – a nice escape after a day at theme parks!

Muscat, Oman: Al Bustan Palace

Best hotel views: The view is excellent in all directions at the Al Bustan Palace. Go for a sea view though!

The view is excellent in all directions at the Al Bustan Palace. Go for a sea view though!

Belize: Blancaneaux Lodge

Best hotel views: We checked in to Blancaneaux Lodge late at night and could hear flowing water, but had no idea how amazing the tree-top view was until the next morning

We checked in to Blancaneaux Lodge late at night and could hear flowing water, but had no idea how amazing the tree-top view was until the next morning!

How about you? What’s your favorite hotel view? I’m always looking for inspiration for future trips!

Eric Stoen is an official Travelocity Gnational Gnomad. Gnational Gnomads is an exclusive group of high-profile travel and lifestyle experts who offer tips and inspiration on behalf of Travelocity. For more information on the Travelocity Gnational Gnomads, visit TravelocityGnomads.com.

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