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The 13 most romantic hotels in the U.S.

From private pools in-room and couples massages to sexy perks, find it all at the most romantic hotels in the U.S.

Edited by
Scott Snowden
Written by
Sarah Medina
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Jennifer Banful

Stunning views, breakfast in bed, couples massages, and chocolate-dipped strawberries at turn-down. Sounds dreamy, right? Sure it does. Well, what about soaking tubs big enough for two? Or a private in-room pool? You got it. Whether you’re looking for a big city love shack or a quaint coastal bungalow, these romantic hotels have perks that will have you hanging up that Do Not Disturb sign. Be sure to venture out at some point, though, because these hotels are in some of the best places to visit in the country.

Whether you’re taking your relationship to the next level, or planning a romantic getaway with a special someone, make sure you’ve done your research. Finding the right hotel is key to setting the stage for seduction. No need to wait for Valentine’s Day, the most romantic hotels in the US have everything you need to get in the mood for love any time of year.

And one last little nugget before we get down to business: these romantic spots are sure to stoke the fires of passion, so it's worth considering the best couples vacations in the US as your next stop on that love train.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Most romantic U.S. hotels

1. Four Seasons Resort, Lanai, HI

This exotic branch of the Four Seasons is unlike any other brand hotel you've been to. The stunning cliffside property—a former pineapple plantation—has a number of guest rooms and suites, yet manages to feel intimate with personalized touches including sake tastings and mixology classes. Couples will love luxuriating on the tranquil beach, mai tai in hand, or participating in fun activities such as a sunset sail along the coastline or dining under the stars at a private table for two overlooking Hulopoe Bay. 

Mood? Super luxe.
Budget range? Five-star pricing.

2. Alila Ventana Inn and Spa, Big Sur, CA

Located among the majestic hills of the Big Sur lies the Alila Ventana Inn and Spa. Beautifully catered to adults only, this is the romantic resort your heart's been looking for. Surrounded by 160 acres of secluded forest – along with a Japanese hot bath and two heated pools – this hotel has all you need for a utopian getaway with your S.O. The guest rooms boast private balconies/patios with views overlooking the forest, ocean or meadows, walk-in showers, soaking tubs and plush bathrobes to relax in true resort style. Looking for a little more adventure? Join one of the complimentary yoga classes, visit the on-site art gallery or spend an afternoon tasting wine among the hilltops. Bliss.

Mood? Non-stop adults-only fun.
Budget range? Spenny AF.


3. The Setai, Miami Beach, FL

The vibe is beachy by day and sultry at night at this luxe hotel. The Setai hotel seamlessly blends the old and the new, from the intimate waterside pergolas to the lobby, built from bricks repurposed from crumbling Art Deco buildings in Shanghai’s old city. It includes 125 suites and three heated pools, one of which is flanked by a 90-foot bar. Sipping Asian-inspired cocktails from a chaise lounge with sparkling views of the Atlantic is what this hotel is all about.

Mood? Miami vibes all round.
Budget range? More affordable than most five-stars.

4. MADE Hotel, New York City, NY

The Big Apple has some stunning stays for romance and MADE is one of the best romantic hotels around NYC. Featuring a plant-filled wraparound patio with floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of natural light, this epic hotel has so much to offer its guests. In the rooms, you can expect air-conditioning, a Samsung flatscreen TV, and matching bathrobes—some even have sweeping city views. An all-American breakfast is served daily on-site and Ferris, the resident restaurant, specializes in wholesome American fare—open for both lunch and dinner. Go for one of the craft cocktails and ease your way into a weekend of lustful luxury.

Mood? NYC living.
Budget range? Very well priced.


5. Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford, CA

The five-star Auberge du Soleil is nestled on a 33-acre olive grove in prime California wine country with infinity-edge soaking pools overlooking the vineyards. Each of the 50 one- and two-bedroom suites features a wood-burning fireplace, extra-large soaking tub and private terrace. Meander hand-in-hand through the Ma(i)sonry Sculpture Gallery dotted with 110 works by California artists, then indulge in spa treatments that incorporate mud, minerals, olive oil, grapes and fresh herbs—you can upgrade your pampering session with a wine pairing selected by the Michelin-starred restaurant’s sommelier.

Mood? Vibey vineyards.
Budget range? Surprisingly good value. 

6. The Kehoe House, Savannah, GA

This luxury bed and breakfast is located inside a gorgeously restored 1892 Renaissance Revival mansion. Featuring 13 simply stunning guest rooms adorned with tasteful antiques and elegant textiles, the B&B offers enticing delights such as a nightly hors d'oeuvres reception and turndown service capped off by a plate of warm cookies. Couples can boost the long list of included amenities with optional add-ons like chilled Champagne and a platter of chocolate-covered strawberries.

Mood? Historic charm.
Budget range? Suuuuper affordable. 


7. The Restoration Hotel, Charleston, SC

This charming boutique hotel and spa in downtown Charleston is pretty dreamy for a couple looking to spark a bit of romance. On our visit, a lot of our fellow guests were on honeymoons and anniversaries, with the excellent staff seemingly well-versed in keeping those loved-up vibes flowing—mostly through making sure glasses are topped up at the complimentary wine and cheese receptions taking place most evenings. The Restoration is superbly placed for exploring Charleston—we can totally recommend a romantic dinner at Fig, or slurping oysters at 167 Raw. 

Mood? Grand on grand. 
Budget range? Very well priced.

8. The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, RI

Nestled among Newport’s Gilded Age manors is this 19th-century wonder, a former mansion converted into 20 elegantly furnished hotel rooms. Each is unique and evokes a particular historical period or decorative theme. The Williamsburg Room’s style is post-Revolutionary America, with floral prints of red, white and blue, while the Nantucket Ocean Villa’s harbor scenes and nautical design evoke the early 19th century on the island. Romance abounds at the hotel’s restaurant, Cara, as well as at the fire pits on the expansive seaside lawn where you can wind down as the sun sets with a tipple in hand.

Mood? Ocean views for miles. 
Budget range? Mid-range to higher-end.


9. The Wauwinet , Nantucket, MA

Opened in 1875, The Wauwinet is the perfect adults-only island escape. The two private beaches provide stellar ocean views or you can marvel at the charming 19th-century architecture of the building. Each room comes with custom furnishings, featuring 400-thread-count Italian linens and a daily arrangement of fresh local wildflowers. But the real pièce de résistance is the four cottages, which boast their very own living rooms complete with gas fireplaces, king-sized beds and spacious bathrooms. Best of all, you'll only be nine miles from downtown Nantucket.

Mood? Beachfront paradise. 
Budget range? Spennnny as heck.

10. Twin Farms, Barnard, VT

Twin Farms offers 20 suites and cottages—each with a wood-burning fireplace and screened-in porch—on more than 300 acres of woodlands and meadows just north of Woodstock. Each folk art-inspired dwelling is unique with hand-painted murals, maple and pine woodwork, antique quilts or four-poster beds. Choose a vintage from Twin Farms’ 15,000-bottle wine cellar, then take a dip in the clothing-optional furo, a traditional Japanese soaking tub heated to 104 degrees.

Mood? Bespoke design.
Budget range? A whole five-star treat.


11. Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach, OR

The oceanfront Stephanie Inn, located on the coast of northern Oregon, provides equal doses of stunning nature, heady romance and top-tier luxury. Couples can enjoy PNW experiences such as wine-pairing dinners that match local produce (think spice-roasted beets with delicious Oregon pinot noir), massages at the onsite spa and cocktail-making classes. Tired of all the one-on-one time? Head down to the daily wine and beer gathering and mingle with other guests.

Mood? Panoramic beach views.
Budget range? A great range of affordable options. 

12. Cottage Inn by the Sea, Pismo Beach, CA

Looking for a scenic escape for two? You're in luck because this one's right on the oceanfront of Pismo Beach, offering mesmerizing ocean views, and luxury features like a heated outdoor swimming pool, a cozy fireplace, a firepit, and a sundeck to set the mood. The relaxation continues in the bedrooms with sandy-toned rooms that take after the beach no doubt for the ultimate zen. Top things off by heading down to the beach with a picnic, just a 10-minute drive away. 

Mood? Rendezvous by the sea. 

Budget range? A moderately-priced couple's getaway with 


13. 1 Hotel San Francisco, CA

Offering views overlooking the Embardadero Waterfront, 1 Hotel San Franciso offers a trendy oasis for those needing a place to unwind for a few nights. Featuring cozy earth-toned contemporary-style rooms designed using reclaimed materials, a wellness spa, fitness center, restaurant serving seasonal produce, and a zero-waste cocktail bar, here at 1 Hotel you're invited to relax, indulge, and then indulge some more...

Mood? Sustainable luxury.
Budget range? Worth the hefty bill for all this tranquility and style. 

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