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16 Most Romantic Getaways in New York

During my travels, I have spent considerable time in both New York City and the less populated areas of Upstate and Western New York. There are some lovely places all throughout the state to plan a weekend getaway with someone special as you experience big-city excitement, small-town charm, the beauty of nature, and even the colorful foliage during the fall season.

To make any trip more memorable with your partner, start your travel planning by booking one of these romantic getaway hotels in New York!

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
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The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

For your couple’s trip to New York City, The Langham is an excellent accommodation choice. Offering some of the best city views, this five-star hotel has luxurious rooms and a central location for your city adventures since Times Square and Grand Central Station are close by. In addition to the rooms and suites, The Langham also offers a fine dining experience at its onsite, world-class restaurant and has an artisanal cocktail bar. Couples can use the fitness center and take advantage of the Sleep Matters turn-down kit for a restful night’s sleep. Book the romance package if you are celebrating something special!

Key Amenities:

  • Luxurious rooms and suites in a central NYC location

  • Fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar

  • Romance packages available

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing The Sagamore Resort
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The Sagamore, Bolton Landing

When you want to plan a romantic trip to the Lake George area of New York, consider staying at the Sagamore, an 1833-era hotel with lodges, residential-style condos, bi-level luxury suites, and standalone houses for rent. There are fun holiday events planned at The Sagamore throughout the year, an 18-hole golf course, and waterfront dining options. It’s easy to get outside and active with your partner while staying here, or just stay in and relax with all the amenities and beauty around you.

Key Amenities:

  • A zero-edge swimming pool

  • Multiple dining options on Lake George

  • A luxe spa with a hydrotherapy area

Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown Castle Hotel & Spa
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Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown

Guests feel like royalty when they stay at the Castel Hotel & Spa, a very romantic getaway hotel just 30 miles from Manhattan. This hotel has an old-world elegance while also offering modern amenities to take the guesswork out of your couple’s trip. This is a popular place for special events but also great for vacationing as a couple in one of the newly renovated guest rooms. The hotel allows guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the hillside Palisades, the New York skyline, and the Hudson River. There is a mile-long walking trail on the property, and guests can book private Swedish massage appointments at the hotel. There’s also a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and an excellent restaurant at the Castel Hotel.

Key Amenities:

  • Just 30 miles from Manhattan

  • On-site spa, restaurant, and pool

  • Lovely views of the city skyline and river

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino - New York
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Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls

You and your partner can try your luck at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino while spending fun, quality time together. One of the best hotels near Niagara Falls, you will be within walking distance of the renowned attraction and offers luxury amenities, plus on-site shopping and dining. There is an award-winning golf course at the resort and lots of live entertainment acts scheduled regularly. For gaming, you’ll find over 80 tables of live-action games and over 2,700 slot machines. There are nine dining options onsite, ranging from fine dining to ice cream and burgers.

Key Amenities:

  • Casino table games and slot machines

  • Live entertainment scheduled regularly

  • Walking distance from Niagara Falls

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid Whiteface Lodge
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Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid

Situated in the woodlands of the Adirondacks, the Whiteface Lodge is an Upstate New York hotel that is romantic year-round. It is surrounded by mountainous acres of protected land and gives couples easy access to outdoor activities. It is a resort with a rustic design and gorgeous views where you can stay in a well-appointed suite to truly feel like you are on vacation. One of the best spas in the area is located at the lodge, as well as a great restaurant, cocktail bar, and live music. The 5,700-square-foot spa offers massages, body treatments, skincare, and a salon, while the lodge also has an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, movie theater, and bowling alley.

Key Amenities:

  • Backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains

  • An on-site spa with massages and body treatments

  • Kanu restaurant serving Adirondack-inspired cuisine

The Knickerbocker, New York City The Knickerbocker
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The Knickerbocker, New York City

You and your partner can enjoy a romantic NYC trip with a stay at The Knickerbocker, a luxurious Times Square hotel with luxurious guest rooms and suites. This is a posh hotel with a fitness program curated by Larry Johnson of the New York Knicks and legendary dining on-site. There are package deals here that include breakfast, parking, and extended stays. Couples also love the St. Cloud Rooftop with its impressive seating options, sophisticated entertainment, and epic views.

Key Amenities:

  • Times Square-area location in NYC

  • Rooftop lounge and on-site restaurant

  • Rooms and suites with city views

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
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Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

For classic elegance and superior luxury, look no further than the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. This hotel is an architectural icon and an urban chic oasis with a spa, indoor heated pool, and Wolfgang Puck restaurant. The hotel is located along the tree-lined streets of the West Village and in the heart of the Tribeca neighborhood. From here, it’s fun to check out the chic restaurants in the area and the skyscrapers of Wall Street. The hotel has a 24/7 fitness center and welcomes dogs and cats weighing up to 25 pounds. Dog walking and sitting services are available here, too, if you can’t imagine leaving your furry friend behind on your romantic getaway.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site restaurant by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck

  • An indoor heated pool

  • Luxe spa with massages and facials

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz Lake Mohonk in New Paltz
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Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz

Mohonk Mountain House is an iconic 1869 resort located in a Victorian castle in the Hudson Valley and 90 miles north of New York City. It makes an ideal romantic getaway because of its proximity to the city and because it is a nature retreat surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest. The hotel offers farm-to-table cuisine and has an award-winning spa. There are lots of activities that you can do here with your partner, such as paddleboarding on the lake, tomahawk throwing, golf, tennis, and horseback riding. There is also a robust events calendar and daily evening entertainment at the Monhonk Mountain House.

Key Amenities:

  • Rates include three meals daily, afternoon tea, heated pool, yoga

  • Rooms with private balconies and wood-burning fireplaces

  • Farm-to-table cuisine at on-site restaurant

  • Only 90 miles north of New York City

Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Skaneateles Mirbeau Inn & Spa
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Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Skaneateles

Mirbeau Inn & Spa is perfect for couples in the setting of a French manor house. It has a world-class spa, casually elegant dining restaurant, and location along the shore of Skaneateles Lake and near a scenic, quaint village. The village of Skaneateles is a lovely place to browse art galleries, antique shops, and boutique stores. This is also an inn that you can feel good about staying at because it engages in charitable giving and environmental sustainability practices.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with fireplaces and soaking tubs

  • World-class spa with a heated pool and herbal-infused sauna

  • On-site restaurant serving global cuisines

The Hoxton, Williamsburg The Hoxton, Williamsburg
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The Hoxton, Williamsburg

Couples enjoy staying at The Hoxton when they want to experience Brooklyn and stay in the trendy Williamsburg area. There are stylish hotel rooms with comfy beds and modern bathrooms at this hotel. There is also an Israeli rooftop grill at the hotel, as well as a cocktail and raw bar and art displayed by local artists. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out to the Brooklyn borough and Manhattan skyline while letting in lots of natural light.

Key Amenities:

  • A rooftop grill, all-day eatery, and indoor/outdoor mezzanine

  • Upgraded rooms with city skyline views

  • A 5-minute walk from the Subway

Belhurst Castle, Geneva Belhurst Castle
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Belhurst Castle, Geneva

The Bellhurst Castle is one of the most romantic places to stay in Upstate New York and is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. This castle is special because it is actually comprised of three hotels, two restaurants, a winery, a spa, and a salon. The spa offers massages, body treatments, facials, hair services, and more. Couples enjoy the food and wine pairing dinners with six courses in Edgar’s Restaurant inside the castle. In addition to Bellhurst wines, you can also enjoy craft beer and hard cider here. The historic property is along the shore of Seneca Lake and has accommodation available in the Vinifera Inn, Chambers of the Castle, and White Springs Manor.

Key Amenities:

  • Beautiful setting in the Finger Lakes region

  • On-site spa, restaurants, and a winery

  • Food and wine pairing dinners

Hyatt Place Niagara Falls Hyatt Place Niagara Falls - New York
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Hyatt Place Niagara Falls

It doesn’t get much more romantic than Niagara Falls in New York, and Hyatt Place Niagara Falls is an ideal place to stay to be near the falls. You can see and hear the falls from here while enjoying lots of convenient amenities, including free breakfast, a pool, a fitness center, free internet access, and pet-friendly rooms. There is 24/7 dining available at the hotel, as well as a bar. The hotel allows up to two dogs weighing up to 75 pounds combined for a $75 fee.

Key Amenities:

  • See and hear Niagara Falls from the hotel

  • Free breakfast, pool, and fitness center

  • Pet-friendly rooms available

Glenmere Mansion, Chester Glenmere Mansion
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Glenmere Mansion, Chester

The Glenmere Mansion is on a 150-acre estate in the lower Hudson Valley among rolling farmlands and just 50 miles from New York City. This inn has European-style sophistication and 18 guest accommodations. There are two restaurants and a full-service spa with a bathhouse/hammam at the Glenmere Mansion. When you stay here as a couple, you can also enjoy the tennis courts, bocce courts, croquet court, outdoor pool, and whirlpool spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Two on-site restaurants

  • A full-service space with bath house/hammam

  • A pool, fitness center, and sports courts

Mill House Inn, East Hampton Mill House Inn
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Mill House Inn, East Hampton

The Mill House Inn is a highly rated small hotel that is a romantic, boutique B&B that feels like home. This is a getaway spot in the Hamptons with just 10 rooms and suites that each have their own unique character. Something else that makes this hotel unique is the personal assistants on-site that can handle every little detail to make your stay convenient and romantic. Guests love the daily breakfasts at the inn that celebrate the local culture of delicious seafood, farm-fresh produce, and wine.

Key Amenities:

  • Intimate setting with only 10 rooms

  • Complimentary breakfast

  • On-site personal assistants

The Roxbury, Catskills The Roxbury, Catskills
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The Roxbury, Catskills

For your romantic getaway in the Catskills, consider booking accommodation at The Roxbury. This hotel offers themed rooms, suites, and cottages in a nature-inspired setting. There are two sister properties just two miles from each other that you can choose from for your trip: The Roxbury Motel and The Roxbury at Stratton Falls. There are full-service spas at both locations, as well as a trail system that leads to the base of the 50-foot waterfall and an outdoor swimming pool. This is a creative and whimsical place to plan a trip when you’re looking to have lots of fun together.

Key Amenities:

  • Themed rooms, suites, and cottages

  • Full-service spas and an outdoor pool

  • Trail system to a waterfall

Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls Red Coach Inn
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Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

Another fun idea is to plan a couple’s trip to Niagara Falls and stay at a romantic place near the falls, such as the Red Coach Inn. This hotel is just 500 yards from the falls, so you can hear the falls roar from right where you are staying! The inn overlooks the upper rapids and is modeled after an inn in England with an English Tudor exterior and English countryside ambiance. The inn offers complimentary, made-to-order breakfasts each day and also has a full-service restaurant that is open to the public and serves a fine dining menu at affordable prices. There are unique rooms and suites at the inn, and romance and honeymoon packages are available.

Key Amenities:

  • Located next to Niagara Falls

  • Complimentary breakfast and on-site restaurant

  • Romance packages available

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