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For any upcoming romantic vacations, treat your sweetheart to more than just a romantic hotel room. Below find a romantic B&B with its own boutique winery, a luxury yurt, and many romantic resorts. 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. 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 soak in the lovely views of the pond and woods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romantic Places to Stay in USA
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beliveau Estate, 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 Estate 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.
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’s guest rooms and public spaces are so comfortable you may never want to leave.
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.
Thank you for reading our article about Romantic Hotels in North America and Places to Stay in Canada, Caribbean, and USA. Hope you have some new ideas for upcoming romantic getaways.
Your turn, please leave a comment with the most romantic place you have stayed!