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15 Most Romantic Getaways in South Carolina

Several years ago, I celebrated my anniversary in and around Beaufort, South Carolina, and had an amazing time exploring the area’s campgrounds, breweries, local shops, kayaking spots, and beach. This is just one example of the many lovely places around the state where you can plan a lovely trip for a honeymoon, anniversary, or much-needed getaway with your partner for no specific reason at all. If you don’t want to spend your nights at a campground like I did, you can book a cozy or luxurious room at a highly recommended hotel or resort instead. Here are some romantic getaways in South Carolina to inspire your next trip with the one you love.

The Spectator Hotel, Charleston The Spectator Hotel
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The Spectator Hotel, Charleston

One of Charleston’s top luxury hotels, The Spectator is a glamorous and sophisticated boutique hotel in Charleston’s historic district. Couples will love the speakeasy lounge/library bar and continental breakfasts delivered to their rooms each morning. The rooms come with a minibar and complimentary snacks and beverages, plus a chocolate liqueur turndown amenity for something special. There are complimentary bikes to borrow, welcome cocktails to sip, and live music on select nights to go with your handcrafted cocktails. There’s a romance package that you can book at The Spectator that includes an in-room couple’s massage, gift cards, a private carriage ride, a rose petal turndown service, and a two-hour photoshoot.

Key Amenities:

  • 1920s speakeasy-style bar

  • Complimentary breakfast delivered to your room each morning

  • Romance packages available with in-room massages

Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest Hotel Domestique
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Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest

You can nestle yourself at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a stay at Hotel Domestique, a romantic upstate South Carolina hotel for couples. This hotel puts you in a great home base for outdoor adventures and the culture and cuisine of nearby Greenville and Asheville. There are impressive amenities offered here, including guided cycling rides, e-bikes, yoga classes, on-property massages, Hyperice massagers, a saltwater pool, an infrared sauna, and seven golf courses. The hotel was inspired by the world travels of a cyclist named George Hincapie. This is a pet-friendly hotel with a traditional European-style bistro serving an elevated twist on Italian and Mediterranean favorites.

Key Amenities:

  • E-bikes, guided cycling rides, and yoga classes

  • Massages, sauna, and saltwater pool

  • European-style bistro with creative cuisine

Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, Myrtle Beach Anderson Ocean Club and Spa
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Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, Myrtle Beach

You and your partner can enjoy a special time together at the Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, one of the best honeymoon resorts in Myrtle Beach. Here, you can book personalized spa treatments, work out at the upscale fitness center, and get your caffeine fix at the onsite coffee shop. There are spa resort rooms that you can upgrade to for an elevated stay and play games of free mini-golf to feel like a kid again.

Key Amenities:

  • Full-service spa and upscale fitness center

  • Indoor and outdoor pools with a lazy river

  • Seasonal pool bar and coffee bar

The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort The Beaufort Inn
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The Beaufort Inn, Beaufort

Charming, romantic, and historic, The Beaufort Inn is a boutique hotel with 47 rooms in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina – one of America’s best beach towns. Guests can enjoy rooms with private porches and balconies, private courtyards on the property, bikes to explore the area, and a seasonal fire pit to roast s’mores. You’ll stay cozy with the in-room bathrobes and can even bring your pet along. Dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed for an extra fee in certain rooms. Book the romance package here that comes with champagne and chocolates in your room upon arrival!

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms feature private balconies and porches

  • Option to book a dog-friendly room

  • Bikes available for guests

  • Romance package options that include champagne and chocolates

French Quarter Inn, Charleston French Quarter Inn
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French Quarter Inn, Charleston

Here’s a historic inn for your Charleston getaway and boutique retreat. One of the best hotels in Charleston, French Quarter Inn is brimming with southern charm and many enticing amenities, such as the complimentary European continental breakfast served in the lobby, on the terrace, or delivered to your room. There are bikes available to borrow and explore the city, a sleep program with pillow options, and sweet tea and snacks in the lobby. There are special deals that you can take advantage of here that include champagne and discounted stays.

Key Amenities:

  • Breakfast served daily on the terrace or in your room

  • Complimentary bikes to borrow

  • Special deals that include a bottle of champagne

Schooner II Beach & Racquet Club, Myrtle Beach Schooner II Beach and Racquet Club
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Schooner II Beach & Racquet Club, Myrtle Beach

You and your sweetheart will be in a perfect location to explore Myrtle Beach when you book a room at Schooner II Beach & Racquet Club, one of the top oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach. It offers luxury penthouses and one- and two-bedroom suites with direct beach access, an outdoor pool, tennis and racquetball courts, whirlpool tubs, and fully equipped kitchens. Other perks of staying here include the fitness center and balconies just off the individual suites.

Key Amenities:

  • Direct beach access

  • Suites with full kitchens and jetted tubs

  • Access to a racquetball court, an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a sauna

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
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Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and home to three championship golf courses, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is one of the best places to stay in Hilton Head for a couple’s vacation. This resort offers access to 11 miles of lagoon trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, wellness areas, dining venues, and a full-service spa. The spa offers massages and other treatments, and the hotel offers in-room fitness kits to work out on your own schedule. The onsite dining establishments serve everything from fresh seafood to casual café meals, wine by the bottle, creative cocktails, and poolside fare.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple swimming pools with ocean views, cabanas, and Jacuzzis

  • Private beach access with cabanas on the sand

  • Full-service spa, fitness center, sports courts, and 54 holes of golf

Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville, Autograph Collection, Greenville Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville
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Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville, Autograph Collection, Greenville

The Marriott-brand Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville, Autograph Collection is a boutique lodge on the falls of the Reedy River in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. It offers a luxurious spa, curated art collection, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a wine room. Couples can bring up to two pets weighing up to 30 pounds each for an extra fee. Poseidon Spa is onsite and offers a variety of treatments, while there is also a fitness center onsite and hiking trails throughout the property. Book the romance package and receive breakfast for two, a bottle of wine, chocolate truffles, late checkout, and valet parking.

Key Amenities:

  • Onsite spa, fitness center, and hiking trails

  • Indoor and outdoor dining, plus a wine room

  • Romance package that includes wine and breakfast

The Ryder Hotel, Charleston The Ryder Hotel
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The Ryder Hotel, Charleston

The Ryder Hotel is a top-rated boutique hotel in Charleston where couples can embrace their free-spirited sides. It is a fun place to stay with plenty of coastal beauty, sophisticated vibes, and laid-back experiences. Guests have access to exclusive fitness studio classes. There’s an earthy and sleek café on site and also a lush pool area to relax and reconnect. Dining options are available at Little Palm, the Coffee Counter, and in-room dining. An outdoor dining venue called The Backyard is coming soon!

Key Amenities:

  • Chill pool with poolside drinks and food

  • Exclusive access to fitness classes

  • Daytime café, cocktail bar, and coffee bar

Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton Montage Palmetto Bluff
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Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton

For your South Carolina Lowcountry excursion, plan to stay at the Montage Palmetto Bluff between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, one of the most beautiful hotels in the U.S. This is a classic southern escape with spacious guestrooms, suites, and cottages. You and your partner can savor fresh, Lowcountry-inspired food at the dining venues and spend your days exploring the 20,000-acre retreat filled with water and land adventures. Spa Montage offers wellness rituals inspired by nature that use local elements for authenticity and relaxation.

Key Amenities:

  • Onsite spa with natural and locally inspired treatments

  • Fresh Lowcountry-inspired cuisine at the on-site dining venues

  • Land and water recreation available, including boating, horseback riding, and golf

Wentworth Mansion, Charleston Wentworth Mansion
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Wentworth Mansion, Charleston

For a romantic and elegant stay in Charleston, consider the Wentworth Mansion, which is full of little luxuries to make your trip special. This Historic District hotel offers full breakfasts, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, evening port and brandy, in-room bottled water and soft drinks, and complimentary valet parking. This 21-room hotel has unique rooms and suites that are filled with history and charm. Dine at Circa 1886 Restaurant inside the original carriage house of the mansion, and book treatments at the spa that has 14-foot vaulted ceilings, rustic beams, and a tranquil vibe. There are spa offers that include couple’s massages and romance packages that include three-course dinners, fresh flowers, and turndown service with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Key Amenities:

  • Fine dining restaurant in the original carriage house

  • Spa with couple’s massages

  • Romance packages with dinner, massages, flowers, and champagne

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Hilton Head The Inn & Club at Harbour Town
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The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Hilton Head

You’ll live a life of elevated luxury when you book a couple’s trip to The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, one of the top resorts in Hilton Head. This is a four-star hotel that offers first-class dining, legendary golf, and 60 guest rooms with 480 square feet of space. There’s also a suite that overlooks the ninth fairway for golf lovers and has a full kitchenette. Couples staying here will enjoy an all-day bar service, a fitness center, a luxurious serenity pool, and seasonal beach concierge service at the Sea Pines Beach Club.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with minibars, Nespresso machines, blackout curtains, and rainfall showerheads

  • Access to 24-hour room service, a beach concierge, a library, and a fitness center

  • Evening bar service at on-site Tartan Room

The Beverley Beach House, Myrtle Beach The Beverley Beach House
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The Beverley Beach House, Myrtle Beach

The Beverley Beach House is a 25-room beachside hotel that is modern, boutique, and in a great location to explore the beach with your loved one. The rooms here have mini-fridges, balconies, sitting areas, and flat-screen TVs, and some sites have kitchenettes and full kitchens. You’ll have views of the ocean, North Ocean Boulevard, and the boardwalk skyline while staying here.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms feature mini-fridges, balconies, and sitting areas, some with full kitchens

  • Relaxing outdoor pool

  • Direct beach access

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Hilton Head

For your romantic trip to Hilton Head Island, you can stay in The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa with three outdoor pools, farm- and sea-to-table dining, and an onsite spa for rejuvenating your body and mind. From March to November, you can enjoy light bites and cocktails by the pool. To get a sense of the environment here, check out the live-view camera and virtual tour on the hotel’s website. If you’re celebrating something special, like a Babymoon, there are packages available that include breakfast for two, massages, and welcome amenities.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach area

  • Access to golf and racquet club

  • Oceanfront pools and a spa onsite

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Charleston The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
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Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Charleston

One of the best golf resorts in the U.S., Kiawah Island Golf Resort is ideal for couples looking for romance, beach time, and games of golf. It offers five-star accommodations and has a spa where you can refresh yourselves together. Accommodations are available in the oceanfront hotel, resort villas, private homes for rent, and cottages at the golf course. There are tennis, pickleball, and golf-themed weekends and events that you can participate in for an active vacation. Among the many recreation opportunities are bike rentals, kayak tours, fishing charters, dolphin encounters, and yoga on the beach. There are multiple dining venues onsite and daily events, such as shelling expeditions and birdwatching.

Key Amenities:

  • Hotel, villa, house, and cottage accommodation options

  • Golf, tennis, pickleball, and other activities

  • Daily events to help you plan your itinerary

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