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Ten Luxury Hotels Featuring Remarkable Waterfront Views

Ten Luxury Hotels Featuring Remarkable Waterfront Views

Views You’ll Remember

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Imagine arriving at your home away from home during a vacation or business escapade, a beautiful and luxurious hotel selected specifically for you by a thoughtful hotel expert. As you step through the door, a sense of anticipation fills the air. The moment you draw back the curtains, revealing a picturesque panorama, your breath catches in awe.

In this edition of Life & Luxury, we explore ten hotels featuring cherished views of waterfront wonders at luxury hotels across the United States, ranging from serene rivers and tranquil lakes to the boundless grandeur of oceans. Join us on a journey through these remarkable accommodations, where nature’s beauty seamlessly merges with the comforts of hospitality.

As always, special rates and offers are available through Magellan on all mentioned hotels.


#1 – The Dominick, New York

Located in Soho, the 46-story hotel is the area’s tallest building. Offering some of the best views in Manhattan along with superb dining and on-site amenities such as an open-concept fitness center, spa, and outdoor swimming area.

Magellan Loves: “The incredible views of Manhattan and the Hudson River along with the 6,000 square foot pool terrace featuring a one-of-a-kind plunge pool.”

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Limited-time pricing and perks are currently available when you book your stay at The Dominick. Ask our Hotel Experience Consultants for more details.

#2 – The Standard, High Line NYC

Rising above a former elevated train line in the Meatpacking District, The Standard, High Line NYC is a vibrant hub near the Hudson River within Manhattan. This hotel has countless on-site venues, including edgy clubs, bars, restaurants, and a recently opened seasonal roller rink.

Magellan Loves: “The floor-to-ceiling windows with river views of the Hudson available in both suites and rooms!”

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#3 – Equinox Hotel New York City

Providing a superior focus on wellness and relaxation, the Equinox Hotel takes sleep seriously with blackout blinds, soundproof walls, temperature-regulating mattresses, and even sleep coaches. A cornerstone of Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s west side with stunning skyline and river views.

Magellan Loves: “Remarkable Hudson River views and rooms named after the view they offer, river, city, vessel, or skyline. Guests know exactly what to expect upon arrival.”

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#4 – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Located along the waterfront of the East River, to say 1 Brooklyn Bridge has incredible views is an understatement. The modern guest rooms and suites feature reclaimed material from the area, reflecting the surrounding urban environment perfectly. While you’ll be tempted not to leave the hotel, the many walkable destinations nearby will have you out and exploring in no time.

Magellan Loves: “The views of the East River, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Can you get more New York than that?”

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#5 – Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

A Miami Beach haven that focuses on healthy living and residential-style luxury, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is a cut above the rest when it comes to a revitalizing beach vacation. There is no limit to the recreation choices at this luxury resort, such as surfing and kayaking, yoga classes, and rock climbing. Whether looking for a relaxing vacation or a high-energy escapade, this Miami Beach oceanfront resort is the place to be.

Magellan Loves: “It’s on one of Miami’s largest beachfronts with a choice of city, partial ocean and full ocean views.”   

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#6 – Eden Roc, Miami Beach

Timeless style meets the modern ambience at this legendary resort. Set directly on the ocean with three in-house pool areas, relaxation and tranquility are within reach.  The central location also means you are only a short drive away from Miami’s notable attractions like Miami Design District, Miami Beach Convention Center, and more.

Magellan Loves: “The option to book either ocean view or bay view rooms, each offering a unique experience. While the ocean view provides traditional picturesque sights during the day, the bay view shines at night and offers a beautiful view of shimmering city lights against a watery backdrop for a memorable visit.”   

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Limited-time pricing and perks are currently available when you book your stay at Eden Roc. Ask our Hotel Experience Consultants for more details.

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#7 – Viceroy Chicago, Chicago

Ideally located in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast district, Viceroy Chicago offers the perfect balance of luxury, convenience, and style. The façade of the 1920s-era Cedar Hotel is retained in the building’s bold new design, which houses 180 guest rooms and suites that offer modern amenities and incredible views of the city or Lake Michigan. The friendly and knowledgeable staff, meanwhile, exceed all expectations.

Magellan Loves: “The Viceroy offers views of both the city and of Lake Michigan. Further, the summer rooftop patio showcases these views remarkably.”   

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#8 – La Valencia La Jolla, San Diego

Resting along the Pacific Ocean, La Valencia La Jolla blends old-world charm with a modern spirit.

Culinary enthusiasts will be delighted by the hotel’s fine dining options. From sumptuous breakfast spreads to elegant evening feasts, the dining experience at La Valencia is a journey in itself.

For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the luxurious spa offers a haven of serenity. Pamper yourself with an array of treatments designed to soothe the senses and melt away the stresses of everyday life. The spa’s tranquil ambiance and skilled therapists ensure a truly indulgent escape.

Magellan Loves: “The views of the Pacific Ocean shine beautifully through the picture windows. In addition, there are plenty of dining opportunities which further showcase the scenic views.” 

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#9 – Fairmont San Francisco

Fairmont San Francisco is a national landmark that has been surprising and satisfying guests for over a hundred years. The hotel artfully combines the history, décor and opulent design of a turn-of-the-century property with modern technology and upscale amenities. Perched atop Nob Hill, Fairmont San Francisco provides an elegant escape and the perfect platform from which to discover this vibrant city.

Magellan Loves: “Situated atop Nob Hill, the location is exceptional, providing numerous rooms with panoramic views of the bay.”   

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#10 – Shutters on the Beach, Los Angeles

Experience luxury living at Santa Monica’s quintessential beachfront retreat, Shutters on the Beach. Lavish yet relaxed, this five-star property features unparalleled amenities and exceptional hospitality. Each guestroom has its own step-out balcony, making this coastal hideaway resemble a private beach cottage. Shutters on the Beach is a truly extraordinary hotel, and a stay here will create lasting memories.

Magellan Loves: “The location of this property on the beach, which is one of the few properties in Santa Monica to offer this.”

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As we conclude this journey through the world of luxurious waterfront hotels, we’re left with a sense of awe at the stunning vistas and exceptional accommodations that await those who seek both comfort and natural beauty. These remarkable hotels have truly redefined the concept of a “room with a view,” offering us a glimpse into the majestic allure of rivers, lakes, and oceans, seamlessly merging the elegance of hospitality with the grandeur of nature.

Whether it’s the towering skyline of Manhattan’s iconic buildings, the rhythmic waves of the Pacific Ocean, or the serene tranquility of a lakeside retreat, each of these hotels has woven its own tapestry of memories for every guest fortunate enough to experience their unique charms. From revitalizing wellness escapes to vibrant city explorations, these havens of luxury beckon us to savor life’s most precious moments.

As you embark on your own travels and experiences, we hope this edition of Life & Luxury serves as an inspiring guide, reminding you of the remarkable destinations where the art of hospitality and the beauty of the natural world intertwine. May you find yourself drawn to these waterfront wonders, each ready to create unforgettable memories that will forever enrich your journey through life.

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