Romantic Hotels in North America: Places to Stay in Canada, Caribbean, and USA

For upcoming romantic getaways, treat your partner to one of these romantic hotels—or even one of these romantic B&B, luxury yurt, or romantic resorts. Below find a romantic inn with its own boutique winery, a luxury yurt in the middle of a cidery, and a romantic villa with private cave dining. I asked a select group of travel experts for advice, and they delivered some amazing romantic hotels.

These romantic places to stay are sprinkled throughout North America, so we have listed them in Canadian, Caribbean, and United States collections. Share recommendations for your favorite couples hotels in the comments below.

Romantic Places to Stay in Canada

Merridale Cidery, British Columbia

What? A cidery. Has McCool lost his mind? Well, you must see the luxury yurt at Merridale to believe it. Better yet, book the yurt for a memorable romantic escape. The luxury inside is matched by beautiful scenery outside. Sit in the big red Adirondacks on your private deck, sip on Merridale’s delicious cider, and savor the lovely views of the pond and woods.

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Villa Eyrie, British Columbia

This incredible view. A private deck. A comfortable and romantic room. Plush robes and luxury everywhere you turn. Request a bottle of champagne and there may be no more romantic place in the world than the Villa Eyrie Resort on Vancouver Island.

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For more Canada lodging suggestions see Luxury Lodging: Victoria Canada Hotels.

Romantic Hotels in the Caribbean

The Caves, Jamaica

Canada does not have a monopoly on romantic vacation spots. For our 10th anniversary, we enjoyed hanging out on our private balcony at The Caves in Negril, Jamaica. The staff is among the friendliest in the world and lovingly provide tropical drinks, fresh local food, and adventure/relaxation services and suggestions as requested. McCool Travel tip: for one of the most romantic dining spots in the world, reserve one of their private cave dining areas.

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Playa Viva, Mexico (by Anne and Mike Howard, HoneyTrek)

Sustainable resorts are getting sexier all the time, but a place that really makes us warm and fuzzy? Playa Viva in Juluchuca, Mexico. Thinking beyond “green,” they’ve built a 12-room regenerative resort that makes the land and community stronger, and guests swoon in the process. Take a romantic couples yoga workshop overlooking the ocean, help release baby turtles at their wildlife preserve, and ride a 4×4 vehicle to a coffee plantation for a farm-to-table lunch with the farmers themselves.

Playa Viva in Juluchuca, Mexico. Photo by Leonardo PalafoxPlaya Viva in Juluchuca, Mexico. Photo by Leonardo Palafox

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Jade Mountain, St. Lucia (by Tiffany Dowd, Luxe Tiffany)

For total romance, head to Jade Mountain Resort in Saint Lucia for a romantic escape. Each of the sanctuaries have no fourth wall, giving jaw dropping open-air views of the iconic Piton mountains—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Luxuriate by your private infinity pool while your major domo butler caters to your every whim.

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Romantic Places to Stay in USA

Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia, Arizona

This Mediterranean-themed resort in Phoenix Arizona will make your honey swoon. The Omni Montelucia has countless opportunities to discover or rediscover romance—including the luxurious rooms with balconies, oversized bathtubs and showers (for two people!), plush robes, rejuvenating spa, adults-only pool, fire pit areas, enticing views, and relaxed elegant dining. McCool Travel tip: treat your honey and yourself to the Chef’s Tapas Menu at Prado and let Chef Oscar and Chef Andrew take you on a Spanish culinary journey with a Sonoran twist.

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The Phoenician, Arizona

Another magnificent Valley of the Sun resort—Phoenix does resorts really well!—is The Phoenician, located on the other side of Camelback Mountain from the above Omni Montelucia. The brand new The Phoenician Spa is less than two years old, the redesigned golf course is newer than that, and everything at The Phoenician is either new (like the magnificent fitness facility) or modernized. Everything that is, except for the Mother-of-Pearl pool (shown below) with hand-laid tiles and the epitome of relaxed luxury. McCool Travel tip: splurge on the The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, the only AAA five diamond and Forbes five star lodging in the Phoenix area. Your partner is worth it!

The Phoenician pool with Camelback Mountain Mother of Pearl pool at The Phoenician

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To plan your next Arizona getaway, see our Phoenix travel guide.

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, California (by Pam Rossi, Always5Star)

An Always5Star recommendation for a “fun” romantic getaway would include a luxury resort offering 5-star luxury room, epic views, soaking tubs, and unlimited champagne! The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Club Lounge room in California meets that criteria and much more. Cheers!

Here are the best Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay rates.

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Look here for a scenic drive to Half Moon Bay from San Francisco Airport.

Boca Resort, Florida

Your biggest decision might be whether to stay at the Boca Resort or the Boca Beach Club. Boca Resort retains Art Deco luxury with modern amenities (think Great Gatsby) while the Boca Beach Club offers the oceanfront romance. McCool Travel tips: At Boca Resort, opt for a one bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking the croquet field. At Boca Beach Club, splurge on the Sea Level Experience which includes a personal attendant, hand and foot massage, and an oversized comfortable daybed on the beach. Reserve a window table at The Blue and watch sunset, the twinkling lights, or an evening storm from the 27th floor.

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Read the full McCool Travel review of Boca Resort.

Epicurean Hotel, Florida

When a hotel has its own cooking theater, you know you are in for some culinary fabulousness. Add to that their on-site wine store, chocolate shop, spa, rooftop lounge, and proximity to several excellent restaurants; Epicurean Hotel in Tampa Florida is a romantic getaway to feed your soul and tummy. For a true love bird experience, buy a bottle of wine downstairs (or have one set up when you arrive), order room service, and retreat to your corner junior suite oasis.

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Please see the McCool Travel review of Epicurean Hotel.

For more Florida romantic lodging see Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida.

Four Seasons Lanai, Hawaii (by Johnny Jet)

You cannot get more romantic than Hawaii—especially the Four Seasons Lanai! The weather is nice and warm all year round so it is especially nice to be there in January (like I am now). Lanai is more remote than the other islands—with limited choices—but truly amazing.

Find the best rates at Four Seasons Lanai.

Lanai Four Seasons Manele Bay by Johnny Jet romantic getaways: Four Seasons Lanai Manele Bay. Photo by Johnny Jet

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Inn by the Sea, Maine (by Dana Freeman)

What is more romantic? Cozying up with your significant other in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine or watching the sunset from your private deck? Perhaps it is taking a bubble bath in a gigantic soaking tub. Luckily at the romantic Inn by the Sea you do not have to choose. The spacious Cove Suites have it all. Top off your romantic weekend with dinner at the Sea Glass Restaurant or couples massage in the spa.

Find the best rates at Inn by the Sea.

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The Ivy Hotel Baltimore, Maryland

The staff of The Ivy lays on the charm before and during your stay. Quite appropriate since Baltimore is known as Charm City. They want to know if you will celebrate a special event, will meet your car when you arrive, greet you in the lobby with champagne, and arrange your romantic hotel room with local snacks or drinks. The refined afternoon tea service is a chance to be pampered on your romantic escape.

romantic lodging at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel. romantic vacation spots: The Ivy Hotel Baltimore

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Please see the McCool Travel review of The Ivy Baltimore.

The Roost, Mississippi

See why The Roost was named by Architectural Digest as one of the most beautiful new hotels in the southern United States. I love how The Roost owners use reclaimed wood, oyster shell walls, and things like a 200 year old tub. When you do leave your romantic home away from home, walk a few blocks and enjoy magnificent southern oak trees, quaint shops, and hidden gem restaurants—like Vestige, Charred, and Maison de Lu.

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For more Mississippi Coast lodging suggestions: Mississippi Gulf Coast Hotels.

The Sherman Lodge, Montana

The newest place to stay in Kalispell also offers a memorable romantic getaway in western Montana. Open since June 2020, The Sherman Lodge has only five rooms, with romantic oversized walk-in showers and other enviable amenities. Curl up in the cozy living room with a bottle of wine or two, prepare morning-after breakfast in the luxury kitchen, or share a six pack from the across-the-street craft brewery under the stars on the rooftop. NOTE: couples did all of them (and more!) during my stay.

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Sanderling Resort, North Carolina

For a relaxed luxury couples getaway, we love the Sanderling Resort‘s sea-to-sound location in The Outer Banks barrier islands of North Carolina. OBX is very narrow at Sanderling, which means you can watch sunrise on the beach and sunset over the sound (both are just steps from your room) with plenty of time for spa treatments or activities in between. Choose a Beach House or South Inn for optimal enjoyment.

A spacious Sanderling Resort room in the Beach House, on the Outer Banks NC A spacious Sanderling Resort room in the Beach House, on the Outer Banks NC

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For your next Outer Banks trip, see our guide to Outer Banks Things to Do.

Mäntylä (Mantyla), Pennsylvania

For a very special occasion or to cross a big something off your travel wish list, how about an overnight in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? Mäntylä was the Lindholm residence in northern Minnesota for nearly 50 years and was deconstructed, transported, and rebuilt at Polymath Park in Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania. Mantyla—Mäntylä is Finnish for pine forest—opened for overnight guests in mid May 2019, so stay in Mantyla soon and have some bragging rights at upcoming networking functions. But what happens in Mäntylä stays in Mäntylä as when you stay there, you are the only guests in the entire house. McCool Travel tips: While at Polymath Park, tour several Frank Lloyd Wright inspired properties and even have dinner in TreeTops. Polymath Park is only 30 minutes from Fallingwater.

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Plan your visit with the Fun in Fairfax VA guide: Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip to Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania.

Inn at Vaucluse Spring, Virginia

Find a sweet romantic getaway head to The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah Valley. The main house still retains charming elements from the 1780s, but for seclusion book one of the cabins. My favorite romantic place is the Mill House—a two story cottage with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and separate sitting and bedroom areas.

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Please see the McCool Travel article Great Things to do in Shenandoah Valley.

Beliveau Farm, Blacksburg Virginia

For a romantic getaway further south along the Blue Ridge Mountains, how about a luxury boutique property on 165 acres including an award-winning vineyard? Beliveau Farm is fascinating. The owners are a couple who grew up in Canada. The husband is a professor and dean at nearby Virginia Tech, and he built the house! Needless to say there will be wine every afternoon. Take time to explore the grounds as there are plenty of romantic settings. This area has an extensive cave system which means hardly any pesky mosquitoes to distract from any romantic moments.

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Please see the McCool Travel article Unique Lodging Near Virginia Tech.

Jefferson Hotel, Virginia (by Julie McCool, Fun in Fairfax VA)

The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia offers romantic luxury in a Gilded Age beauty perfect for a romantic couples getaway. The downtown location is a great base for exploring Virginia’s cool capital city, but The Jefferson Hotel guest rooms and public spaces are so comfortable you may never want to leave.

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Another great Richmond Virginia hotel, just a 3 minute walk from Jefferson Hotel, is Linden Row Inn. The property is a series of seven historic row houses, now elegantly and lovingly restored with modern decor and amenities. Splurge for one of the parlour rooms. Our favorite is #208, with a sit-in bay window.

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Ironworks Hotel Beloit, Wisconsin

All Ironworks Hotel Beloit WI rooms have elegant wood walls and countertops, plush robes, and rainfall showers. To turn up the romance, each suite has a fireplace and comfortable sitting area. McCool Travel tip: reserve a suite on the river side.

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Please also see the McCool Travel article: Fun Things to Do in Beloit Wisconsin.


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