Sorrento's best hotels are distinguished by their sea view and sleek settings. Take in the panorama of the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine coastline from a historic building, sprawling terrace, or cascading five-tier swimming pool at these spots.

Marina Piccola 73

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Family-owned Marina Piccola 73 offers up sea views at affordable rates from its prime location. The 19th-century building was constructed by the owners' family in the 1860s and used to house the local boat club, port authority offices, and even a famous tailor. It's now a bed and breakfast decorated in rich colors, where contemporary design is paired with vintage and antique elements.

Ideal for travelers who prefer a more offbeat stay, the Marina Piccolo 73 sits in the petite fishing village of Marina Piccolo, alongside the expanse of the Bay of Naples. Start your day with breakfast on the sunny terrace overlooking the Bay or in the dining room. The hotel can provide customized gifts, airport transfers, concierge services, and more.

Hotel Lorelei Londres

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Stay amidst historic luxury at the Hotel Lorelei Londres. The hotel sits atop still-visible Roman ruins, once an ancient villa for members of the Imperial court, and neighboring ancient aqueduct. Channel the spirit of past artists and poets in the range of rooms and junior suites, with amenities like sea views, private terraces, and outdoor jacuzzis.

The hotel's relaxation area can be booked for a private session in the jacuzzis or dinner under the stars. Enjoy creative Mediterranean fare from the terrace of the Lorelei Restaurant and its views of Mount Vesuvius, either a la carte or with one of the tasting menus from their Michelin-starred chef. Or opt for an aperitif at the panoramic Colonna Sunset Bar. When you're ready for a swim, the private beach club offers access to the sea and a private solarium.

Grand Hotel Capodimonte

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Find a romantic time away at the Grand Hotel Capodimonte. After being greeted by a bottle of wine, settle into your room decorated with natural hues and blue accents that echo the nearby sea. The best way to take in the views, however, is from the five cascading waterfall pools that look out across the Gulf of Naples and the city of Sorrento.

Once you get hungry, there are four restaurants on the property, ranging from a lunchtime terrace grill to a candlelit poolside dinner. Don't need a full meal? Relax in the Gli Ulivi bar instead or stop among the stone pillars and vegetation of the L'Agrumento snack bar. Visit "The Lemon" wellness center where four bright, private cabins offer the latest in massage and beauty treatments.

Hotel Corallo

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If you'd prefer a little distance, head to the Hotel Corallo, just under a mile (1.5 km) from Sorrento in Santanello. It's just a 15-minute walk to the center of Sorrento. You'll get the same impressive views of the Gulf, Vesuvius, and Sorrentine peninsula from this former patrician house that first turned hotel in 1910, when it hosted artists and intellectuals as the Hotel Cappuccini.

Sleek white rooms with pops of colorful accents feature furniture designed by Sorrentine craftsmen and maiolica ceramics from Vietri. Take a soak in the heated infinity pool and accompanying jacuzzi with views out over the sea, or dine on the terrace of the hotel restaurant. Sip a whiskey or grappa at the Art Nouveau-style American Bar, or simply catch some rays on the solarium deck.

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