Sure, you could journey up a cliff, mountain, or hilltop for a blustery reward of sweeping, cinematic views. Or you could travel to cliffside hotels and stay in a boutique hotel, resort, or lodge perched several hundred (or thousand) feet above sea level for those same pinch-me vantage points 24/7—and then some.
Enjoy fine-dining on a private balcony in France as the Mediterranean laps against the shore below. Swim in an infinity pool overlooking the glassy surface of a Swiss lake at sunset. Or venture outside the confines of your lodge to go zip-lining or heli-hiking in Colorado’s Royal Gorge.
We’ve put together a list of the seven best hotels in the U.S. and abroad for luxurious amenities, serious adventure, and, of course, gorgeous scenery.