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Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, OR
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Most romantic hotels in America to keep the love alive

On a honeymoon? Reigniting the spark? Make your visit a stay to remember at one of the most romantic hotels in the U.S.

By Lauren Rothman

What kind of getaways get you going? For some, it’s a glittering skyline; for others, an unplugged desert oasis or a seaside view. Well lucky for you lovely lot, we gathered some of the most romantic hotels in America in one spot, so you can plan your perfect getaway. 

These romantic hotels set the scene for seduction, whether you prefer a NYC love shack or a California coastal retreat. The many extravagant perks at the best hotels in America make them ideal for romantic stay-in-your-room-cations. Just check in, hang up the Do Not Disturb sign and enjoy. 

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Most romantic hotels in America

Belamere Suites in Perrysburg, OH
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1. Belamere Suites in Perrysburg, OH

This luxurious hotel provides a pretty compelling reason to travel to northern Ohio. A “child-free zone,” the adults-only property boasts a fairly limited 35 private suites, each with its own entrance and carport. Inside, find saucy amenities like bubbly Jacuzzi tubs, two-person walk-in massage showers, plush robes and crystal-encrusted fireplaces. And if you’re really pushing the boat out, opt for the two-story Grand Royal Swimming Pool Suite, featuring a private, candle-lit, heated pool. Oh, and you’ll even get breakfast in the morning—because the way to the heart is through the stomach, right? 

The Setai
Photograph: Courtesy The Setai

2. The Setai in Miami Beach

The Far East meets Miami Beach at this epic hotel, where the vibe is beachy by day and sultry at night. The Setai 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. The hotel includes 125 suites and three heated pools, one of which is flanked by a 90-foot bar. Take luxury hospitality to the next level and sip Asian-inspired cocktails from a chaise lounge with sparkling views of the Atlantic. Cheers.

Four Seasons Resort in Lanai, HI
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3. Four Seasons Resort in Lanai, HI

A household name, this exotic branch of the Four Seasons is unlike any other. This stunning cliffside property—a former pineapple plantation—has a number of guest rooms and suites, and yet manages to feel intimate with offerings such as bespoke furnishings and artwork as well as personalized touches for guests including sake tastings and mixology classes. Couples will love luxuriating on the tranquil beach, a cheeky mai tai in hand, or participating in fun activities like a sunset sail along the coastline or dining under the stars at a private table for two overlooking Hulopoe Bay. Andddd relax.

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Tiffany D.

Auberge du Soleil
Photograph: Courtesy Auberge du Soleil

4. Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, California

The five-star Auberge du Soleil is nestled on a 33-acre olive grove in prime 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. But a few years back the hotel unveiled Maison Biarritz, four retrofitted guest rooms inspired by the South of France that tout open-air showers and heated limestone floors. Meander hand-in-hand through the Ma(i)sonry Gallery, an outdoor sculpture garden 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.

Twin Farms
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5. Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont

Spanning 300 acres of woodlands and meadows just north of Woodstock, Twin Farms has 20 suites and cottages, each with a wood-burning fireplace and screened-in porch. Though each folk art-inspired dwelling is unique—boasting such details as hand-painted murals, maple and pine woodwork, antique quilts or four-poster beds—the Moroccan-inspired Meadow lodge is a particular stunner. It’s kitted out with a mosaic-tile fireplace, ornate wooden screens and a glimmering colored-glass chandelier dangling from the tented ceiling. Choose a vintage from Twin Farms’ 15,000-bottle wine cellar—we recommend the house champagne—then take a dip in the clothing-optional furo, a traditional Japanese soaking tub heated to 104 degrees. Ouch. 

Amangani in Jackson Hole, WY
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6. Amangani in Jackson Hole, WY

Wild Jackson, Wyoming is home to this stunning Grand Luxury hotel, outfitted in high design with wood and stone and ringed by the dramatic Grand Tetons. With 40 rooms and suites handsomely tailored in hardwood, the real draw here is the outdoor area. Explore the 2,500-odd acres of pristine ski slopes, as well as a 115-foot heated outdoor pool and hot tub. It’s easy, too, to take in the views from the privacy of your room, if you fancy a lazy morning or a leisurely evening: they all have balconies or terraces with mountain vistas. 

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Philip P.

The Kehoe House in Savannah, GA
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7. The Kehoe House in 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 turndown service capped off by a plate of warm cookies. Couples can boost the long list of included amenities with optional add-ons like a platter of chocolate-covered strawberries or a dozen long-stemmed roses. Sounds fresh out of a rom-com. 

Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, OR
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8. Stephanie Inn in 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 appropriately Pacific Northwest experiences such as wine pairing dinners that match local produce (think spice-roasted beets with delicious Oregon pinot noir), fireside massages in the privacy of your own room 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. 

The Greenwich Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy The Greenwich Hotel/Annie Schlechter

9. The Greenwich Hotel in New York

This five-star hotel in the heart of glam Tribeca is the epitome of pure luxury. And it’s just the spot if you want to escape the hustle and bustle. Featuring 88 wholly original rooms and suites—no two are decorated alike—the hotel’s accommodations are sumptuously appointed with items such as Tibetan silk rugs and English leather settees. The Greenwich’s most over-the-top suites, like the Fireside Corner Suite, feature celeb-level amenities including a king-sized bed, a separate sitting room and wet bar, an extra-deep marble soaking tub and a walk-in rain shower. It might even be big enough for two. 

The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport
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10. The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport

Nestled among Newport’s Gilded Age mansions 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 Colonial Williamsburg floral prints of red, white and blue; 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 The Spiced Pear, 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. 

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