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You’ll find views for days at The St. Regis Bora Bora. (Photo: Marriott International)

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Keep Eyes Wide Open and See Marriott Bonvoy Insiders’ Favorite Hotel Views

When it comes to choosing a room with a view, Marriott Bonvoy Insiders — our most well-traveled members — know which hotels to head to. Marriott Bonvoy polled this community of expert travelers to get the scoop on which hotels they think are the best of the best for epic vistas everywhere, from the rooms to lounges and panoramic outdoor areas.

Read on to find out why the following five hotels with spectacular views come out on top.

As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Spanning three motus (islands) and extending out over the turquoise lagoon, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is surrounded by paradisiacal views of the ocean and verdant forested landscape, including Mount Otemanu.

Thatched pool villas line jetties stretching out across the water or back up to the resort’s beach from their oceanfront position tucked amid the coastline’s palm trees.

This legendary resort’s culinary venues — from Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges, which is suspended over water, to the beachside, open-air Te Pahu Restaurant — showcase uninterrupted views of the lush tropical surroundings and impossibly vibrant blue-green waters.

Iridium Spa is situated on its own private island in the resort’s Lagoonarium with views of Mount Otemanu from the beach.

W Kuala Lumpur

With its location at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, the soaring W Kuala Lumpur provides dramatic views of the surrounding cityscape and iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which on ground-level are just a short walk away.

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City views are unforgettable at W Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: Marriott International)

These sweeping views across the metropolis add a touch of drama to the hotel’s rooftop pool — with cocktails served to guests lounging on daybeds in the panoramic poolside area — as well as some of the hotel’s vibrant dining venues and each of the 150 guest rooms.

Dine on Pan-Asian dishes highlighting sustainable produce at the city-view restaurant Flock, try inventive cocktails at WOOBAR, and indulge in high-tech treatments at the sleekly designed, 13th-floor AWAY Spa. Boldly designed interiors complement the views throughout.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Rising to 1,600 feet and occupying the top floors of Kowloon’s 118-story International Commerce Centre, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is among the world’s highest hotels.

Owing to its impressive elevation, this urban retreat provides far-reaching views across Victoria Harbour of the city skyline backed by mountains and out to sea.

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Hong Kong views are inspiring. (Photo: Marriott International)

Each luxurious guest room offers a different view, from seafront to city-facing and in view of the mountains. These vistas add to the overall experience of savoring a meal in the hotel’s high-up restaurants.

Dine at the opera-inspired Tosca di Angelo restaurant, with high ceilings punctuated by chandeliers, or tuck into the Cantonese cuisine of Tin Lung Heen from the 102nd floor.

By day, indulge in afternoon tea with panoramic views at The Lounge & Bar, take a dip in the 116th-floor swimming pool and look out over Victoria Harbour from The Ritz-Carlton Spa. See the sun go down with a cocktail at OZONE rooftop lounge.

Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco

Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco benefits from a privileged location overlooking a yacht harbor right on the Mediterranean Sea in Cap d’Ail and just steps from Monaco and the beach. Most of this hotel’s rooms come with balconies looking out over the marina and sea.

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Riviera views are at your fingertips. (Photo: Marriott International)

Seasonal dishes, tapas and cocktails are served all day in the hotel’s laid-back, bohemian-chic Bolinas Restaurant & Poolside Bar facing the yachts of the Côte d’Azur waterfront.

Days here can be spent unwinding by the hotel’s outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees, enjoying a view over Cap d’Ail Marina. Keep on top of your fitness routine by working out in the property’s fitness center with marina and ocean views, or set out on a run along the nearby beaches.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Dramatic sea views surround The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, set atop a bluff along Northern California’s rugged coastline.

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Dramatic waterfront views await in Half Moon Bay. (Photo: Marriott International)

Facing uninterrupted views of cliffs and waves crashing against sandy beach, this property provides an invigorating setting for luxury escapes where much of the focus falls on the spa and golf.

This legendary resort is home to two ocean-view restaurants serving locally sourced seafood, a spa specializing in locally inspired treatments, two championship golf courses — one with ocean views from every hole — and accommodations with coastal vistas.

Take a seat on the outdoor terrace at sunset and explore the spectacular coastline by following hiking trails or taking to the water via kayak or stand-up paddleboard.