You’re getting ready to make your hotel reservations for your trip. You’ve always enjoyed a nice view from your room, and wish there was a way to know in advance what the view from the hotel was like. The Starwood group (Sheraton, Westin, W hotels, Four Points, St. Regis, Le Meridien, and aLoft hotels) has a solution.

Their Room With a View website offers real-time webcam views from many of their hotels around the world. Some of the views are pretty dramatic:

Note all of the webcams are up and running; many of the sites give a “Coming Soon” message.

As more sites come online, the Room with A View product can only get better. This is a concept whose time has come. Bravo to Starwood for putting it in place!