Sometimes the most romantic retreats are found right in the heart of a city. Such is the case for the 20 properties nominated by our panel of romance travel experts for the category of Best Romantic Boutique Hotel.
Readers have been busy voting for their favorites for the past four weeks, and it was a photo finish between the top two. After the polls closed, it was the lovely Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley, Ariz. that took home the title of Best Romantic Boutique Hotel.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Romantic Boutique Hotel are as follows:
- The Hermosa Inn - Paradise Valley, Ariz.
- Culver Hotel - Culver City, Calif.
- The Betsy – South Beach - Miami
- Zero George Street - Charleston
- Hotel Veritas - Cambridge, Mass.
- Soniat House - New Orleans
- Wentworth Mansion - Charleston
- Hotel Elysée - New York
- Lotus Honolulu at Diamond Head - Honolulu
- The Independent Hotel - Philadelphia
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini, Susan Moynihan (The Honeymoonist) and Michelle da Silva Richmond (10Best Travel Expert) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of romance travel.
Other nominees for Best Romantic Boutique Hotel included 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, The Greenwich Hotel in New York, Hotel Ella in Austin, Hotel Lucia in Portland, Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, Rittenhouse 1715 in Philadelphia, The Vanderbilt Grace in Newport and XV Beacon in Boston.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners.
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