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Romantic Room at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach CABeautiful Room at the Hilton Waterfront Resort, Huntington Beach CA
Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Mar 28, 2023   

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Every great romantic vacation needs a great place to stay! So with our directory of romantic places to stay in hotel rooms, inns and B&B's, we review and rate both luxury and affordable hotels, as well as small inns and B&B's all across the USA and Canada. 

Unique Hotel Rooms & Suites

Plunge Pool SuitePlunge Pool Suite
Hotel Near WaterfallSalish Waterfall Lodge
Hotel Theme RoomRomantic Theme Room

Plunge Pool Suites:

  • Guide to Hotel Plunge Pool Suites - you may have seen them in the Caribbean, but we've compiled a selection of rooms with private pools right here in the USA, in states like Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and California.

Hotels with Walk-In Showers:

  • Romantic Hotel Showers for Two- we've carefully put together a new guide to hotel rooms across the U.S that have walk-in showers for two people. It includes affordable hotels and small inns, all with showers large enough for 2.    

Hotel Rooms with a View:

  • Ohio Hotel Rooms With a View - check out our selection of romantic hotels in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and other destinations in Ohio, all with city and Great Lake views right from your room or suite.

Hotels with Free Wine Evenings

Hotel Complimentary Wine & Cheese Social EveningLuxury Hotel Perk: Wine & Cheese Social Evening
  • Chicago Hotels with Free Evening Wine Reception - one amenity offered by hotels that's gaining popularity is a Manager's reception each night with complimentary wine/beer, snacks etc. If you're headed to Chicago, here's our latest guide to finding hotels with this nice little perk. 

Romantic Theme Rooms:

  • Romantic Theme Rooms in Hotels Across the USA and Canada - a fun look at theme suites and rooms in hotels, motels, B&B's and inns in over 20 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Everything from Arabian and Jungle rooms to more subtly themed inns with historical or classical decor. 

Inns & B&B's Close to Waterfalls:

  • Hotels Near Waterfalls in the U.S. - A comprehensive listing of some of the most romantic hotels, inns and B&B's with a waterfall close by. Feel the spray and have an incredible getaway!

vegan hotels & inns:

  • Vegan Hotels and Inns - wishing your next vacation to be both romantic AND animal-friendly/plant-based? Search our listing of some of the best hotels, inns and resorts in the U.S. offering vegan and vegetarian dining options.  

Oceanview in California:

  • Beachfront Hotels & Inns in California - Our guide featuring romantic resorts, hotels and small inns located right on the California coastline, including waterfront hotels in San Diego, Orange County, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Monterey, and Mendocino, CA. 

Weekend & Short Stay Hotel Getaways

Romantic Hotels & Boutique Inns: Top USA Cities

New York City 

QA Residential Hotel, New York NY
  • Mint House at 70 Pine - What Other Guests Said: "Beautiful Art Deco Building in the Financial District"..."Wi-Fi and a Full Kitchen"..."Walk to the Staten Island Ferry & Brooklyn Bridge". 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic New York City Hotels: 96% - Excellent. Couples-to-Kids Ratio: 39% Couples, 32% Families, 31% Other. (70 Pine St, New York, NY  646-598-0100)  
Hotel Giraffe NYC
  • Hotel GiraffeWhat Other Guests Said: "Wine & Cheese Happy Hour"..."Cute Boutique Hotel"..."Bathrobes, Slippers and Special Pillows". 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic New York City Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (365 Park Ave South at 26 Ave, New York NY  212-685-7700)  

Los Angeles

Romantic Sunset Boulevard Hotel
  • Luxe Sunset Boulevard HotelWhat Other Guests Said: "Quiet and Large Rooms"..."Lovely Pool, Fitness Center"..."Boutique Hotel with Friendly Staff" . 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Los Angeles Hotels: 82% - Very Good. (11461 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA  310-476-6571)  

San Francisco

Hotel Drisco San Francisco
  • Hotel Drisco - What Other Guests Said: "Wish I Could Give it 6 Stars"..."Beautiful Hotel in a Wonderful Neighborhood"..."Wine & Cheese Evenings, Heated bathroom Floors". 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic San Francisco Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (2901 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 800-634-7277).

Chicago, IL

Romantic Kimpton Gray Hotel, Chicago
  • Kimpton Gray HotelWhat Other Guests Said: "Drinks in the Gorgeous Rooftop Lounge"..."Good Location in the Loop"..."Quiet Rooms and Great Beds". 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Chicago Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (122 W. Monroe St, Chicago IL  312-750-9012)  

Washington DC

Avery Hotel, Washington DC
  • The Avery Georgetown What Other Guests Said: "Boutique Hotel with a Bed and Breakfast Feel"..."Complimentary Beer & Wine Happy Hour"..."Quiet Neighborhood Close to Shops and Dining" . 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Washington DC Hotels: 96% - Excellent. (2616 P St, NW Washington, DC  202-827-4390)  


Romantic Houston Marriott Hotel
  • JW Marriott Houston Downtown - What Other Guests Said: "Luxury Soaker Tub & Walk-In Shower"..."Evening Turndown with Italian Cookies!"..."In-Room iPad's with Room Service" . 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Houston TX Hotels: 94% - Excellent. (806 Main St, Houston TX  713-237-1111) 

San Antonio

Rooftop Pool Hotel Contessa
  • Hotel ContessaWhat Other Couples Said:"Rooftop Pool with Scenic Views"..."Room with a View of the Riverwalk and Marriage Island!"..."Spacious Suite with a Living Room". 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic San Antonio TX Hotels: 88% - Very Good. (306 W. Market St, San Antonio TX  210-229-9222) 
  • Romantic Houston Hotels - boutique hotels in Houston plus an inexpensive all-suites inn closer to the Gulf Coast.

Philadelphia, PA

Romantic Best Western Hotel Philadelphia
  • Best Western Plus Independence ParkWhat Other Guests Said: "Hot Buffet Breakfast, Afternoon Tea & Cookies"..."Walking Distance to City Tavern and Historical Sights"..."Comfy and Quiet Rooms with a Colonial Feel". 2023 ERVRating* for Romantic Philadelphia Hotels: 94% - Excellent. (235 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA  215-922-4443)  

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Boutique Hotel Room
  • FOUND:RE PhoenixWhat Other Guests Said: "Rooms with iPads and Really Cool Art"..."Great View of the City from our Balcony"..."Close to Restaurants and the Arts District". 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Phoenix AZ Hotels: 90% - Excellent. (1100 North Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 602-875-8000)  


King Room at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix AZSuite with Southwest Styling - Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix - upscale downtown Phoenix boutique hotel with awesome staff and attractive amenities, including a complimentary evening wine reception and a relaxing rooftop pool and lounge - the perfect prescription for the Arizona sun. 2023 ERV Rating: 90% - Excellent. (2 East Jefferson St, Phoenix AZ 602-253-6633)


Pool at the Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Laguna Beach CAFabulous Pool at the Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Laguna Beach CA
  • Casa Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA - the Casa Laguna packs in more romance per square foot than almost any inn we've stayed in. Rooms are full of character, and you can check into a Queen Garden Room starting at just $213. Their wine and appetizer evenings are probably the best we've seen along the California Coast, and combined with their excellent breakfasts, make your stay here feel almost all-inclusive. Only a few feet from your unit, you'll behold the most beautiful palm-fringed pool and outdoor lounge area. 2023 ERV Rating* for Laguna Beach, CA Romantic Inns: 92% - Excellent. (2510 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach CA  949-494-2996) 

More Romantic California Hotels & Inns:

northern california:


  • Lake Tahoe - We highlight a lodge, a resort and a small inn, plus some Lake Tahoe packages and honeymoon rooms.


Early Evening at The Betsy, a Romantic Hotel in South Beach, FloridaBetsy Hotel in South Beach, FL
Sunshine at the Rooftop Pool, Betsy Hotel, South Beach in Miami, FloridaRooftop Pool, Betsy Hotel, Miami FL
  • The Betsy South Beach - while any hotel in Miami Beach with "Ocean Drive" in the address could be romantic, a stay at the Betsy is truly special. Check in and discover the tropical decor in the rooms with ocean views, and then head upstairs to their roof-top infinity pool, which has to be one of the most romantic in all of South Beach. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Miami Beach Hotels: 90% - Excellent. (1440 Ocean Dr, Miami FL  866-792-3879)


Romantic Oceanfront Hotel in Astoria, Oregon - The Cannery PierOceanfront Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria
Spa Style Bathroom with Jetted Tub at the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, OregonMaster Bath Spa Tub, Cannery Pier Hotel
  • Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria, OR - such a cool idea, converting an old cannery into a boutique hotel! The Cannery Pier really does it well, with terrific rooms outfitted with luxury tubs, hardwood floors, fireplaces and balconies that put you right out over the Columbia River. They've got a couple of free rides that you'll love: brightly-colored bicycles from the 1950's, or a romantic lift into town in a chauffeur-driven 1939 Buick. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Astoria OR Hotels: 92% - Excellent. (No. 10 Basin St, Astoria OR  503-325-4996)

South Carolina

  • French Quarter Inn, Charleston, SC - you can't imagine a better inn in a better location, and in a better small city than this. Charming and luxurious, the French Quarter Inn is just steps away from a compact display of the best that Southern U.S. culture has to offer. Everyone from valet to front desk to housekeeping was friendly and helpful, and in addition to their terrific breakfasts, there's wine and appetizers every evening at 5 and fresh baked cookies at 8. 2023 ERV Rating: 80% - Very Good. (166 Church St, Charleston SC 843-722-1900)

Washington State

Patio Area at the Bird Rock Hotel Bird Rock Hotel, San Juan Islands ©TripAdvisor
Bird Rock Hotel Deluxe Master Bath in the San Juan Islands, Washington StateLuxury Spa Bath, Bird Rock Hotel ©TripAdvisor
  • Bird Rock Hotel - Washington State's San Juan Islands are a dream romantic getaway for those wanting an ideal mix of seclusion, ocean scenery and outdoor activities. The Bird Rock Hotel is well positioned for all of these, with a location just a few minutes walk from ferries, shops and restaurants in downtown Friday Harbor. You'll also find Whirlpool Suites, plus complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast and beach bike rentals. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic San Juan Islands Inns: 88% - Very Good. (35 First St, Friday Harbor WA  360-378-5848)

Romantic Canadian Hotels and B&B's

vancouver BC

Luxury Master Bath with Spa Tub in a Suite at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, BCFairmont Pacific Rim Suite with Deep Jetted Tub & Scenic Views of Vancouver's North Shore
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim - One of the top choices for a truly special romantic hotel getaway in downtown Vancouver. You'll first notice the delightfully subtle Jasmine fragrance present throughout the entire building. Romantic rooms are luxurious and high-tech, with iPad controlled temperature and lighting, and TV-equipped bathroom mirrors. The downstairs lobby is built around a beautiful piano bar, and just down the street are scenic water views and all sorts of dining and entertainment possibilities in and around the Convention Center and Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. 2023 ERV Rating*: 94% - Excellent. (1038 Canada Place, Vancouver BC (604-695-5300)

calgary, ab

Romantic Room at the Hotel Arts Kensington in Calgary, ABKing Room at Hotel Arts Kensington in Calgary, AB ©TripAdvisor
  • Hotel Arts Kensington - Beautiful boutique hotel located just across the Bow River from Downtown Calgary in the attractive Kensington neighborhood. Each of the 19 suites provide luxury bed and bath amenities, and the on-site lounge and restaurant gets rave reviews. There's free underground parking as well, with plenty of drinking and dining choices just a short walk away. 2023 ERV Rating* for Romantic Calgary Hotels: 88% - Very Good. (1126 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, AB  877-313-3733)

quebec city

Luxury Suite at the Hotel des Coutellier in Quebec CityPrestige Suite w/Jetted Tub at Hotel des Coutelliers, Quebec City ©TripAdvisor
  • Hotel des Coutelliers - Find your way to Quebec City's Old Town and this award-winning and ultra-romantic inn. We loved their Prestige Suite with its spacious spa tub complete and glass shower with body jets. Rates include complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your door every morning. 2023 ERV Rating*: 96% - Excellent. (253 rue Saint Paul, Quebec City QB 888-523-9696) 

vancouver island

Luxury Suite with Soaker Tub at the Oak Bay Beach HotelOak Bay Beach Hotel Luxury Room
Oceanfront Thermal Pool and Hot Tubs at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, BCFantastic Oceanfront Thermal Pool
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel - our favorite Vancouver Island hotel has something extra going for it: an oceanfront thermal-heated outdoor pool and hot tubs that you can enjoy year-round. The rooms and suites are immaculate and super-comfortable, and head downstairs to check out their delightful Snug Pub happy hour weekdays from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. 2023 ERV Rating*: 94% - Excellent. (1175 Beach Dr, Victoria BC 250-598-4556) 

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based on social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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