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10 Affordable Hotels With Million Dollar Views

by SharonKurheg

For some hotels, it’s all about the view. People will pay hundreds of dollars per night to have a gorgeous view of Paris at night, the red rocks of Sedona, an ocean view in Hawaii, etc. Some people are even willing to pay a little less to get a partial view.

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If you go onto the patio of your room and crane your neck to the right, you can see a small window of the ocean

Believe it or not though, there are still some hotels out there that offer budget prices but amazing views. Granted, they won’t always be 5-star resorts, and you probably won’t be able to use points (sorry, y’all), but if you’re price sensitive and still want a view, the hotels listed below will be easy on your wallet but heavy on the, “OMG, would you look at that?!?!”

Alexander’s Suites of Oia Santorini, Santorini

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This boutique hotel, perched high on the Caldera, offers fully self-contained cave villas, cave houses and suites with amazing views. The family-run property is only a 10-minute walk from town. You can snag double rooms for as low as $170.

AthensWas, Athens

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The AthensWas is just a breath away from the Acropolis Museum, the sacred Acropolis Hill and Plaka (Old Town). The hotel has 21 rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop restaurant. Doubles start at $175/night and include breakfast.

Archibald at the Charles Bridge, Prague

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This pretty, mustard-colored, three-star hotel is in the historic center of Prague, just a few steps from the famous Charles Bridge which is part of the Royal Route – the path along which the medieval Bohemian monarchs paraded on their way to being crowned. Doubles start at $124/night.

Colosseo Panoramic Rooms, Rome

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More of a bed & breakfast than a hotel, the rooms of this facility look over some of the most well-known historic landmarks of Rome. Just text the owners before you arrive and they’ll have the keys all ready for you. Doubles start at about $110/night.

Curry Village (a.k.a. Camp Curry, previously Half Dome Village), Yosemite National Park

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Sometimes a great view means roughing it. But if you get to see Half Dome from just outside your tent or cabin, it might just be worth it. Curry Village offers 46 Yosemite cabins with private baths, 14 cabins that share a convenient bathhouse, 403 canvas tent cabins and 18 standard motel rooms. Rates start at $84,50/night.

Fallsview Tower Hotel, Niagara


This hotel on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, has been there since the 1960s. Not all rooms face the falls but the view from the ones that do is amazing. The hotel also boasts an International House of Pancakes on the 27th floor, where you can eat the most important meal of the day while watching six million cubic feet of water fall every minute. Doubles with a view begin at $135 and include a breakfast voucher.

Hotel Galleria, Venice

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This family-run hotel has just 9 rooms that are all decorated in the traditional Venetian style, with damask wallpaper and panache. The building dates back to ‘800 and is located right on the Grand Canal, by the Accademia bridge in the Dorsoduro district. Rooms 5 and 8 are said to have the best views but all of the rooms allow you to see gondolas, vaporettos and water taxis passing by your windows. Doubles start at $115 per night.

Hotel Ravesis, Sydney

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This 12-room boutique hotel looks out onto Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach, complete with white sands and rolling surf. You can choose from a beach view or a side view, and with or without a terrace. Doubles without terraces start at $195/night.

Pyramids View Inn, Cairo

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Located within walking distance of all of Cairo’s historical and cultural sites, the Pyramids View Hotel offers, “a stunning view of the Great Pyramids and light show from the comfort of your apartment.” They also tout air conditioning and (hot & cold water) living room with an American kitchen and balcony overlooking the Sphinx. Rooms range from $30 to $80 per night.

Z NYC Hotel, New York

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If you want sweeping views of NYC, you actually need to be outside Manhattan. The Z Hotel is in Long Island City, in Queens, but it’s only 2 subway stops to get to Central Park. In playing around on their website, I’ve seen rates as little as $122/per night, and, best of all, every room has a Manhattan view.

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Joseph N. October 26, 2019 - 12:30 am

Palm Springs, Cal. has a number of hotels that have mountain views that are the equal of even national park views, and Palm Springs hotels can be had Sun-Thurs for very reasonable rates.

SharonKurheg October 26, 2019 - 12:32 am

Thanks! Yep, there are plenty of other places I could have added that had their own amazing views. Maybe I’ll make a Part 2 one of these days 😉

Christian October 26, 2019 - 3:48 am

Quite the list. Thanks.

Andy October 30, 2019 - 10:46 am

Thanks for the list. My favorite place so far has been the W Hotel in Hoboken, NJ. They have an amazing Extreme WOW Suite with a grand view of NYC.

Andy October 31, 2019 - 10:20 am

Oh, and I forgot my most memorable hotel stay. 2 nights in the 727 Airplane hotel in Costa Rica. Taking a shower in the planes cockpit and sitting on the wing in the morning, drinking coffee and watching the monkeys, that was amazing!!


Norman Green October 30, 2019 - 6:47 pm

Hotel Quito in Quito, Ecuador, has AMAZING views. It’s perched on the top of a ridge. I spent a lot of time in our top floor corner room, watching the weather and views.

jeff arychuk October 31, 2019 - 5:55 pm

yes sharon please do part 2. everyone loves a view and more locations make the search more exhiliarating


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