07/31/2014 04:57 pm ET Updated Sep 30, 2014

Hotels With Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

“A room with a view” isn’t always as advertised (and no, a peek at the Grand Canal in Venice or London’s Big Ben in the distance doesn’t qualify). The most memorable hotel rooms offer views you can’t find on the ground, and access to unique vantage points is the reason to check in.

From Tokyo to New York City and beyond, the stunning views from these hotels make them destinations in their own right. —Jessica Colley

Hotels with Spectacular Views (PHOTOS)

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