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20+ Best romantic hotels
20+ dreamy retreats that are sure to woo your sweetie.
Switching your surroundings to escape the daily grind is a powerful aphrodisiac.
We researched hundreds of romantic hotels in the US and abroad to narrow down this list, hand-picking properties known for offering luxe accommodations and curated experiences that you and your boo won’t soon forget. Think rose petals on the bed, candlelit dinners on the beach and even private yacht cruises. There’s no reason to settle for ordinary when you can wake up in paradise — with a couples massage on the top of your to-do list.
These are the best hotels for couples, scattered in breathtakingly beautiful destinations around the globe.
Best romantic hotels in the US
The US may not be known for romance in the same way that European countries practically ooze it, but these hotels turn ye ole stars and stripes a lovely shade of pink. Keep in mind that the romantic experiences might be a bit different during the COVID-19 pandemic, with social distancing precautions in place. Check each hotel’s website to see exactly what to expect, and be sure to review state and local restrictions before booking.
The Gastonian — Savannah, Georgia
If your idea of paradise for two is long strolls on red brick sidewalks beneath Spanish moss, head to Savannah. Stay at the Gastonian, nestled near iconic Forsyth Park. It’s where celebrities stay when they come to town.
The Ultimate Savannah Romance Package includes:
- Floral bouquet
- Romantic bath set
- Keepsake ornament
- Petals on the bed
- Keepsake champagne flutes
- Two luxurious robes
If that’s not enough, breakfast is delivered to your room on a silver tray.
- Romance package
- Walk over to Forsyth Mansion for drinks
Auberge du Soleil — Napa Valley, California
Is there anything more romantic than wine country? Inspired by the style and ambiance of Provence, each of Auberge du Soleil’s private maisons is a freestanding oasis — complete with gorgeous sculpted tubs on the balconies.
Its Très Romantique package includes:
- A candlelit bath for two
- A couples massage
- Dessert with expertly paired wine
- A soak in a restorative Turkish steam sauna
Afterward, dine in the Michelin-rated restaurant. And the next day, begin all over again.
- Romance package
- Stay in a private house, suite or classic room
The Chanler at Cliff Walk — Newport Beach, Rhode Island
As one might expect from a mansion built during the Gilded Age, opulence abounds in each room at the Chanler. From English Tudor to Renaissance and Louis XVI, the inspiration for each suite is sumptuous and historical.
Dine on locally-sourced food while overlooking the grand Atlantic Ocean. After relaxing with in-room spa treatments and an aromatherapy bath, snuggle up with your lover by your own private fireplace.
- Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 14
- Cottages and ocean villas available
Amangiri — Southern Point, Utah
Minimalists will fall in love with clean lines and open spaces — and the seamless way that the Amangiri blends with its stunning desert surroundings. White-stone floors, concrete walls and panoramic windows will take you and your sweetie to the moon. In Utah.
Book a desert pool suite for your own private courtyard, plunge pool and sky terrace. Its spa draws on Navajo wellness traditions and has outdoor treatment terraces so you can unwind beneath warm, soothing rays.
- Romance packages available January and Febuary
- Book a dinner reservation within intimate sandstone walls
Gervasi Vineyard — Canton, Ohio
It’s like Italy, but in the Midwest. No, seriously — you can either choose to stay at the Tuscan-inspired villas or at the Casa, an upscale boutique hotel. Its estate vineyard is fully functioning — in the summer, anyway — so you can sip locally grown vino while indulging in traditional Italian fare.
Go to wine tastings and gourmet cooking classes during the day. And at night? Well, that’s up to you.
- Custom-blend Italian coffee
- Gin, bourbon and vodka distillery-tasting tours
Honorable mentions for romantic hotels in the US
We couldn’t resist adding these swoon-worthy hotels to the list:
- Greenwich Hotel — NYC, New York
- Enchantment Resort — Sedona, Arizona
- Hamilton-Turner Inn — Savannah, Georgia
- Koa Kea Hotel & Resort — Kaua'i, Hawaii
- Rivertown Inn — Stillwater, Minnesota — Kaua'i, Hawaii
Best romantic hotels around the world
International travel may be the best way to celebrate compatibility. After all, if you can cross borders in peace, you definitely deserve the bliss these romantic hotels deliver.
- Nayara Springs in Costa Rica and Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia are your best options for a romantic escape during the first half of 2021, since these countries are currently welcoming US travelers — though COVID-19 screening measures apply. Before booking, confirm the travel restrictions in the country you’d like to visit.
Nayara Springs — San Carlos, Costa Rica
This adults-only boutique resort is only accessible to the outside world via a 250-foot pedestrian bridge. It’s that secluded, deep in the Costa Rican rainforest.
Sway to live music during a candlelit, poolside dinner for two, and watch for toucans and hummingbirds from the oversize infinity pools that disappear into the forest. Luxuriate in treatments like organic coffee scrubs, volcanic mud and chocolate clay.
- Daily yoga sessions included
- Located in Arenal Volcano National Park
Jade Mountain Resort — Saint Lucia
Jade Mountain’s serene sanctuaries are the closest thing to heaven this side of the universe. The land, sun, stars and your significant other are the standout sensory experiences, as guests are asked to leave their phones on silent mode.
Curved infinity pools dissolve into the ocean and illuminate at night, so you can extend your evening dip into the wee hours. Its chocolate laboratory harvests cocoa from the 2,000 cocoa trees nearby — sweets for your sweetie, freshly made.
- No televisions, radios or telephones in the rooms
- Wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages
Cap Rocat — Balearic Islands, Spain
Sleep in an ancient island fortress located on east of mainland Spain. Cap Rocat is renowned for the glamorous restoration that transformed a 19th century military citadel into a magical Mediterranean retreat.
Its fantasy, cave-like Sentinal suites were carved out of the cliff side, where the military once hid cannons. Book a private dinner under the moon for an unrivaled romantic travel experience.
- Yacht through the Mediterranean during the day
- Gourmet, locally-sourced cuisine
Taj Lake Palace — Udaipur, India
First built as an island palace for an Indian prince, Taj Lake Palace is like a Far East-fairy tale come to life. You might recognize it — the James Bond movie Octopussy was filmed there.
Beyond-luxurious rooms are outfitted in silk, with marble floors and ornate woodwork.
The only way to reach it is by boat. You’ll be greeted by the palace butlers and treated like royalty throughout your stay.
- Meant as a “pleasure palace” in the 18th century
- Tour the mainland in a vintage car
Palazzo Avino — Ravello, Italy
On the edge of the Amalfi Coast, overlooking picturesque fishing villages, the Palazzo Avino was originally built for a noble Italian family in the 12th century. The suites sparkle with handmade Vietri tiles and antiques from a ravishing world of long ago.
Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking hopelessly blue water, but reserve a special evening from the Sommelier’s Table — an intimate cave for two tucked away in “the wine library.”
- Rooftop solarium with unbelievable coastal views — and lots of champagne
- Clubhouse by the Sea has beach terraces and a dock
The Kayon Truly Ubud Resort — Bali, Indonesia
Hidden away in the lush privacy of the Ubud rain forest preserve, Kayon Resort is built on a series of stone hills. Upon arrival, you’ll instantly smell the ylang-ylang, jackfruit, coconuts and durian growing in the magical gardens. Take a dip in the infinity pool, which hovers above the river.
Surrounded by ancient Hindu temples and Kepitu Village — a veritable center of spiritual healing — the Kanyon is the ultimate soul-soothing couples’ retreat.
- Suites are outfitted with traditional Balinese material, like bamboo
- Honeymoon, wedding and wellness packages
Honorable mentions for romantic hotels around the world
If your wanderlust is far from satisfied, browse lovey-dovey hotels in these far-flung destinations.
- Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort — Aruba
- Castello di Casole — Tuscany, Italy (only open during the summer months)
- Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc — Cap d’Antibes, France
- Katikies Hotel — Santorini, Greece
- Shangri-La Hotel — Paris, France
- Six Senses Yao Noi —Thailand
How we chose these romantic hotels
We looked for places that have international reputations for serene, beautiful buildings and luxurious amenities. We prioritized hotels located in towns and cities that are lovely to explore as a couple — where natural beauty and intimate restaurants abound.
We also paid close attention to hotels that offer package deals and special perks designed to foster intimacy between two people.
In addition, we looked for hotels in a wide variety of countries and regions, so that our final selection reflects a diverse range of cultures and hospitality.
Finally, we paid attention to customer reviews, considering first-person experiences and each hotel’s overall reputation for delivering top-notch service.
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Sometimes romantic travel is what it takes to reinvigorate the senses and come alive with your partner, falling in love all over again. And these romantic hotels are the place to do it.
If you’re specifically looking for romantic Valentine’s Day experiences, browse through our top picks for vacation packages on Feb. 14.
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