Gay-friendly hideaways with BIG views

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Travel – OUT OF TOWN

There’s a reason that hotels charge twice as much—or sometimes even three times more—for a room facing the crashing surf or a soaring mountain peak than, say, a unit overlooking a parking lot or airshaft. Venturing away to some cushy retreat surrounded by visually arresting scenery practically guarantees romance (provided you bring a hot date). Overnight accommodations with stunning views come in many varieties, from antiques-filled B&B rooms overlooking sweeping desert mesas to sleek, skyscraper hotel suites offering magnificent panoramas of city skylines or monumental suspension bridges.

Here are eight gay-friendly hotels and inns around the world whose views promise to dazzle and delight you

Adobe & Stars, Taos, New Mexico

In Arroyo Seco­—a small and richly scenic village north of Taos—the luxurious, light-filled Adobe and Stars B&B offers stunning 360-degree vistas of the surrounding countryside.