If you daydream of a vacation for two, where cuddle-worthy digs, dramatic backdrops and romantic cottages offer you a chance to cozy up to a sizzling fire pit, you should know that you don’t need to travel to ends of the earth, as the United States boasts plenty of dreamy properties where you can rekindle your love. From ocean landscapes to cliff-top hotels, these comfy abodes offer you a chance to reconnect. Read on to discover our list of the most romantic hotels in the United States.
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If you’re looking for an enchanting Hawaiian escape for two, head toKo’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai, where its elegant rooms feature chaise lounges and are adorned in alluring Hawaiian hues. Step out onto your private balcony and take in the beautiful tropical views, then cool off in the outdoor pool, dine on upscale cuisine in the on-site restaurant or treat yourself to body treatments at the luxurious five-room spa. Walk hand-in-hand along the shoreline or explore Kauai’s top attractions nearby.
Post Ranch Inn is set on a 1,200-foot ridge that overlooks the Pacific in Big Sur, where its adults-only standalone homes and suites offer the ultimate in privacy in addition to floor-to-ceiling views of the Pacific and Santa Lucia Mountains. This top beachfront resort in California boasts wood-burning fireplaces, luxurious indoor spa tubs and a clifftop infinity pool, while its lack of TV or clocks ensures you can have some quality one-on-one time.
Considered a peaceful sanctuary, Hotel Wailea in Maui is nestled on a 15-acre hilltop. The tranquil atmosphere and intimate 72-room sanctuary features spacious apartment-style suites that come equipped with open-air showers, private lanais and stunning views of the idyllic islands nearby. Designed with couples in mind, you can enjoy your private cabana poolside with a tropical cocktail or dine on succulent seafood dishes at the on-site restaurant.
You can gaze at the red rocks of Arizona’s Boynton Canyon at Enchantment Resort in Sedona, which towers over the beautiful adobe suites that feature kiva fireplaces, Native American accents and oversized soaking tubs. Spend your days admiring the surrounding views from the resort’s pools, hiking the scenic trails nearby and getting couple’s massages at the Mii Amo spa. There’s also six tennis courts and pitch-and-putt golf.
Nestled on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Henderson Park Inn is a luxurious hotel with Victorian-inspired furnishings and a large veranda with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. This adults-only all-inclusive resort boasts an intimate ambiance with only 36 spacious suites, where you’ll find panoramic views of the Gulf and white sand beach. Enjoy complimentary wine, grapes, and chocolates and take in the surreal views of Florida’s famous sunsets on your oceanfront terrace.
The Chanler at Cliff Walk is a European-style hotel that boasts gorgeous ocean views. You can pick from 20 elegantly furnished rooms that are designed around a particular historical period or decorative theme, including the Newport Ocean Villas that are nestled on the edge of a cliff. Couples can enjoy the romantic atmosphere at the on-site restaurant, Cara, then enjoy s’mores by the fire pit outside.
Wine lovers can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, where 50 cottages offer couples an intimate ambiance where they can reconnect. There’s a Michelin-starred restaurant and guests-only spa, while you’ll be lured in by the stunning views of the vineyards and olive groves alone. Enjoy your private terrace with a wood-burning fireplace and deep soaking tub, then take a dip in the hotel spa’s heated infinity pool. Of course, you don’t want to miss exploring the collection of Napa Valley wineries nearby.
Nestled in Savannah’s picturesque magnolias and moss-draped oaks, Hamilton-Turner Inn in Georgia is a beautiful 19th-century bed and breakfast. Couples who want to experience old-time southern charm should book a weekend away, where they can enjoy its four-poster canopy beds, cozy fireplaces and double whirlpool spas in spacious rooms that also feature park views. Start your day off with a gourmet breakfast, then take a break with home-baked cookies fireside before bed.
An iconic hotel that dates back to 1924, Gramercy Park Hotel boasts jewel-tone guest rooms with “drinking cabinets” that are stocked with crystal glassware. Enter the crimson lobby to discover a 10-foot fireplace, then sip cocktails with your loved one in the intimate bars, Jade and Rose, where you’ll find notable pieces of art from Warhol and Basquiat. Couples will also have access to the residents-only Gramercy Park.
Escape to the peace and quiet of Salamander Resort & Spa, which is set on 340 picturesque acres in Middleburg, Virginia. Set at the foothills of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, you can stay in one of the charming rooms that feature gas fireplaces, equestrian motifs and private balconies that overlook the wildflower-filled meadows and manicured lawns. Enjoy cooking classes, horseback riding excursions and wine tastings, then pamper yourself at the luxurious Couple Suite at the on-site spa.
It’s hard to resist the charm of the wine country escape at Carneros Resort & Spa in Napa, California. You’ll find both modern elements and farmhouse decor, as its tin-roofed cottages and suites feature Eames and Le Corbusier loungers, wood-burning fireplaces and spacious decks where you can soak up the surrounding pastoral landscapes. Explore the picturesque gardens and vineyards on two wheels, enjoy wine-tasting or relax by the adults-only pool. Wrap up your night with cocktails under the stars at the on-site Farm Restaurant.
A sprawling 140-acre resort in Palm Springs, Breakers Hotel was originally constructed as the Palm Beach Inn in 1896 by Henry Morrison Flagler. Here you’ll find modern rooms that highlight the Italian Renaissance decor, as it was inspired by Italian villas of the 1400s. Couples can enjoy its oceanfront grounds with nine restaurants, five swimming pools, 10 boutique shops, an 18-hole golf course and 10 tennis courts.