Most hotels boast about balconies, private pools, and floor-to-ceiling windows, but these 20 hotels have whirlpool bathtubs and rainfall showers with stunning vistas to brag about. Located in scenic destinations like the Maldives, St. Lucia, and Hawaii, these bathrooms turn something as ordinary as brushing your teeth into an unforgettable experience. Here are 20 of the world's most stunning hotel bathrooms, each featuring an Instagram-worthy view.
By Annie Bruce
Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund
WHERE: Shanghai, China
With plenty of luxury touches, such as a private sky garden and private pool, the Banyan Suite in Shanghai takes up two floor of the hotel. The bathtub sits in front of giant windows overlooking the city’s futuristic skyline.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Shanghai Travel Guide
One&Only Reethi Rah
WHERE: Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
The more than 1,600-square-foot water villas at the One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives sit over the Indian Ocean and are accessible through over-the-water walkways. With hammocks hung over the water and a bathtub overlooking the water, you can soak up the sun during your entire stay.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Maldives Travel Guide
Mandarin Oriental, New York
WHERE: New York City, New York
Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental’s large bathtub and soak in the Central Park views from the 52nd floor of the hotel in the Oriental Suite. With a double sink, walk-in shower, and additional luxury amenities, the suite’s bathroom also has a modern, black finishes and a marble floor.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s New York City Travel Guide
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
WHERE: Cape Town, South Africa
Because this resort is the only man-made building between Camps Bay and Llandudno, there are plenty of good vantage points of the Atlantic Ocean, Lions Head, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. But one of the best is from the freestanding marble bathtub in the Presidential Suite. Newly re-decorated, it has heated floors throughout, chandeliers from Italy, and South African art covering the walls.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Cape Town Travel Guide
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard
WHERE: London, England
The marble-covered bathroom at the Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard boasts heated floors, a bathroom mirror TV, a walk-in shower, Washlet toilets, and, naturally, iconic city views. The room itself has 180-degree views, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the space.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s London Travel Guide
Jade Mountain Saint Lucia
WHERE: St. Lucia
Located on the Caribbean coastline, anywhere you go at Jade Mountain is guaranteed to have a stunning view—even the bathroom. Each of the resort’s sanctuaries feature an open-floor design, allowing for a gorgeous backdrop as you relax in the chromatherapy (combining light and color for a more relaxing bathing experience) whirl pool or soak up a rain shower. Admire the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea as you relax in style.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s St. Lucia Travel Guide
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
WHERE: Hong Kong
The Ritz-Carlton Suite in Hong Kong boasts a bathroom with a Jacuzzi, oversized soaking tubs, a rainforest showerhead, and a beautiful view of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. The marble bathroom is located on the 117th floor of the building and amenities include plush terry robes and Asprey bathroom products, so feel free to relax in the tub all day long.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Hong Kong Travel Guide
Andara Resort and Villas
WHERE: Phuket, Thailand
Not only do the Pool Villa bedrooms open to beautiful oceanfront views, but the Villa Master Bathroom in particular is a sight to be seen at the Andara Resort. With marble tubs and plenty of vanity space, the bathtub overlooks the Andaman Sea.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Phuket and the Andaman Coast Travel Guide
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
WHERE: Tokyo, Japan
The largest suite at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is also the most luxurious, with a living room, dining room, Egyptian cotton linens, and a bathroom with jaw-dropping skyline views. With heated floors, white marble furnishings, and a bathtub (with a TV) right next to the expansive windows, the hotel’s Presidential Suite bathroom is the definition of high-end.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Tokyo Travel Guide
Hotel Caesar Augustus
WHERE: Anacapri, Italy
Settle into a Jacuzzi tub overlooking the Amalfi Coast and surrounding seas for stunning views at the Hotel Caesar Augustus. The Tiberio Master Suite bathroom also features luxury bath products, a vanity mirror, and luxe marble surfaces.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s The Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Naples Travel Guide
Ponta dos Ganchos
Where: Santa Catarina, Brazil
In the 2,475-square-foot Emerald Villa, a whirlpool tub overlooking the southern Brazilian coast and its emerald waters provides the perfect vacation experience. The Villa at Ponta dos Ganchos, an adults-only resort, also has a dry sauna, adding even more luxury to the calming experience. Directly next to the sauna and bathtub area is an infinity plunge pool with equally stunning views.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Brazil Travel Guide
Singita Sasakwa Lodge
WHERE: Tanzania, Africa
For truly unique views, the Singita Sasakwa Lodge has stand-alone bathtubs overlooking the majestic Serengeti plains. The European- and East African-styled lodges, with infinity pools featuring more scenic landscapes, are perfectly integrated into the surrounding span of wilderness, where tigers and lions roam free.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Tanzania Travel Guide
Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
WHERE: San Francisco, California
This San Francisco resort features a walk-in rainforest shower, spacious vanity, and a freestanding tub, all within view of the bustling cityscape. With Molton Brown bathroom amenities and comfy robes, the cleanly designed bathroom adds another touch of elegance to the 2,000-square-foot Taipan Suite.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s San Francisco Travel Guide
The St. Regis Princeville Resort
WHERE: Kauai, Hawaii
The suites at the St. Regis Princeville feature whirlpool baths overlooking the scenic Hanalei Bay. While lounging, guests can use electronic controls to choose between the stunning views or privacy for their bath.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Kauai Travel Guide
The Langham, Chicago
WHERE: Chicago, Illinois
With White Statuario marble, oversized soaking bathtubs, rainfall showers, heated mirrors, towel warmers, and Chuan Spa amenities, the Langham Hotel’s Infinity Suite boasts a luxury bathing experience. The 12th-floor bathtubs (one in the guest bathroom and one in the master suite) both overlook the impressive skyline.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Chicago Travel Guide
WHERE: Agra, India
Ever wanted to gaze at the Taj Mahal while soaking in a tub? Then book a stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas. The hotel itself is located just a third of a mile from the iconic site, making views from the tub, or from the octagonal glass-paneled rain shower in the middle of the bathroom, especially enticing.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Agra and Environs Travel Guide
Southern Ocean Lodge
WHERE: Kangaroo Island, Australia
The Southern Ocean Lodge’s Osprey Pavilion includes a number of high-end features, from a terrace with sun lounges to magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows. But the pavilion’s open bathroom, which looks out onto the plains of Kangaroo Island, is the real scene stealer, with heated limestone floors, a rain shower, and a sculptured granite bath.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Kangaroo Island Travel Guide
WHERE: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
It’s hard to leave the mountain to go back to the hotel room during a ski excursion, but at Amangani, you’re never too far from the snow-covered slopes. The hotel’s Superior Suites all feature deep soaking tubs with beautiful views, accompanied by heated redwood floors. As the suites increase in sophistication, so do the sights. Visitors can also rent one of the Amangani Homes, with equally stunning views from the bathtub.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Jackson Hole and Northwest Wyoming Travel Guide
Meliá Madrid Princesa
WHERE: Madrid, Spain
The renovated Grand Premium Rooms at the Meliá Madrid Princesa have panoramic views of Madrid, with some of the best from the whirlpool bathtub. Depending on which room you get, you’re relaxing soak might overlook Princesa, Moncloa, or Gran Via streets or the mountains surrounding the city.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Madrid Travel Guide
Sparkling Hill Resort
WHERE: Vernon, British Columbia
At Sparkling Hill, guests look out at the gorgeous Monashee Mountain or Okanagan Lake from the comfort of the walk-in shower or bathtub. The European-inspired rooms also feature floor-to-ceiling sliding window walls, robes and slippers, and Swarovski crystal elements.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: Visit Fodor’s Okanagan Wine Country Travel Guide