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Top 7 Resorts in Maryland for Couples

Couples looking for a tranquil retreat will have plenty of places to play in Maryland. The Maryland resort scene is on a more low-key, serene level. There will almost always be a water body of some kind involved. One of the smallest states in the country definitely knows a thing or two about waterfront enjoyment. Think the Atlantic gloriousness of Ocean City, the picturesque expanse of the Chesapeake Bay, and the idyllic bliss of the Potomac River. And don’t miss a chance to book water-facing rooms with balconies. That’s the ultimate way to admire nature’s beauty. These top resorts in Maryland for couples will ensure that you have a quality romantic time in the Old Line State.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina - Cambridge Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina - Cambridge

A sense of aesthetics runs high at this excellent Chesapeake Bay resort. The most luxurious resorts in Maryland, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina provides a 360-degree recharge blending the peacefulness of the surroundings with the exclusive amenities. Their infinity pool is fantastic, the adults-only jacuzzi area is perfect for calming relaxation, and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. Couples will love the presence of a luxurious spa center offering a series of rejuvenating treatments and massages. Every romantic getaway needs nice dining and Hyatt doesn’t disappoint in this department. You’ve got not one but six culinary establishments to try out and have delicious seafood dishes while marveling at the Chesapeake Bay views.

Key Amenities:

  • Infinity pool and adults-only jacuzzi

  • Luxurious spa center on-site

  • Six different dining options available

Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort - Ocean City Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
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Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort - Ocean City

The largest resort in Maryland, Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort is an impressive choice for oceanfront accommodation. The centerpiece is the grandiose water-facing atrium with an Olympic-sized indoor pool. Located on the quieter end of Ocean Beach, one of Maryland’s best beaches, the hotel takes you directly to the ocean, with the sandy stretch being your backyard. Isn’t that what a dreamy Atlantic vacation looks like? Couples will be especially beguiled by the breezy suites with balconies overlooking the endless ocean. We’re talking resort leisure here, so you’ve got an obligatory spa, too, and a diverse treatment menu that comes with it. Finally, al fresco dining will add some color to your vacation. The Current serves local hits like mussels, clams, and shrimp skewers. 

Key Amenities:

  • Located right on Ocean Beach

  • Ocean-facing Olympic-sized indoor pool

  • Suites with balconies overlooking the ocean

  • Al fresco dining and full-service spa on-site

Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City - Ocean City Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City
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Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City - Ocean City

Intimate moments are just better with a view. Holiday Inn & Suites Ocean City provides an unforgettable one in one of Maryland’s most charming towns. The setting here is right on the beach, the reviews are stellar, and the service is impeccable. Start the day sipping coffee on the balcony and marveling at the infinite expense of the Atlantic Ocean; it just doesn’t get better than this. And don’t forget about the sunsets. Countless special moments with your significant other are guaranteed here. Step out of the room to find three ocean-facing pools, a restaurant with a scenic terrace, and a slick poolside bar. This is a top-choice resort in Maryland for couples wanting to make the most of their ocean leisure.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with ocean-facing balconies

  • Access to multiple oceanfront pools and a poolside bar

  • On-site restaurant with a scenic terrace

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Fort Washington Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center - Fort Washington

When it comes to resorts in Maryland, this accommodation is truly one-of-a-kind. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is simply grand and wouldn’t look out of place in Las Vegas. There are 1,886 guest rooms, 110 suites, and a gigantic 19-story indoor atrium. Couples shouldn’t be turned away by the “convention center” part of its name, Gaylord National Resort is still a perfect spot for a luxury romantic getaway. The Potomac River views from luxurious units are as charming as it gets, the Relâche Spa on-site is an oasis of self-indulgence, and the central National Harbor location is perfect for being well-connected to the attractions. Be sure to take a romantic gondola ride on the 180-foot Capital Wheel. It’s just a few minutes walk from the resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to an iconic 19-story indoor atrium

  • Centrally located in the National Harbor

  • Potomac River views from the rooms and suites

Turf Valley Resort - Ellicott City Turf Valley Resort
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Turf Valley Resort - Ellicott City

Gift yourself with a charming retreat in the green heartland of Maryland at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, one of the best weekend getaway destinations from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. This is the place to go to slow it down and give in to the atmosphere of the countryside. For couples, it means more time with each other among the pastoral surroundings, but with fine amenities, that is. Sunbathe and swim at the large outdoor pool, take a refreshing dip when the season is colder at the heated indoor pool, profit from the treatments at the spa center, and benefit from walking around the pretty resort grounds. If you’re into golf, two championship 18-hole courses will keep you busy playing. There are also tennis and pickleball courts to get active in nature. It’s also worth noting that Turf Valley Resort is among the most popular wedding venues in Maryland, so love is duly celebrated here.

Key Amenities:

  • Peaceful, countryside location

  • Heated indoor and outdoor pool

  • Access to tennis and pickleball courts

  • Spa and 18-hole championship golf course on-site

Rod 'N' Reel Resort - Chesapeake Beach Rod 'N' Reel Resort
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Rod 'N' Reel Resort - Chesapeake Beach

The prices are attractive, the water views are to die for, and the amenities include everything for a perfect romantic outing. Welcome to Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort which is among the top value resorts for couples in Maryland. The setting is ideal for admiring the beauty of Chesapeake Bay. You will have a splashy blast at the heated indoor pool, the quaint marina is an awesome sunset-watching spot, and the live entertainment program is varied and amusing. Rod ‘N’ Reel is a go-to location for couples. Its picturesque setting is perfect for weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Moreover, the Chesapeake Beach Water Park is a few steps away, so you can always go there for additional thrills.

Key Amenities:

  • Set right on the marina

  • Heated indoor pool on-site

  • Live entertainment program

Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites - Ocean City Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
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Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites - Ocean City

Be mesmerized by the balcony panoramas at Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites. You’re one on one with the ocean here. Think about all the moments that can be lived with such a vista. The sunsets will be marvelous, and you two will have the best spots to enjoy them. It’s not only the rooms, though. Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites is among the best resorts in Maryland for couples for a reason. The iconic Ocean City boardwalk, one of America’s most fabulous boardwalks, is right at the doorstep here. You will be able to feel the breeze in no time. The 32 Palm on-site restaurant is your best pick for sampling local seafood dishes. As for relaxation by the water, you’ve got two beautiful outdoor swimming pools, an indoor pool, and easy access to the glorious sandy beach.

Key Amenities:

  • Steps from the iconic Ocean City boardwalk

  • On-site restaurant dishing up classic seafood fare

  • Two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and beach access

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