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Best Romantic Hotel (2021)

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The ambiance of a hotel can make or break a romantic getaway. From city centers to rural retreats, these 10 properties offer couples an intimate escape.  

  • Hamilton-Turner Inn

    Hamilton-Turner Inn
    Savannah

    This romantic inn in the already romantic city of Savannah sits just off Lafayette Square in the heart of the historic district. A former private home built in the French Empire style, the hotel offers daily breakfast, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening and a cozy fireplace for a nightcap.
    Photo courtesy of Hamilton-Turner Inn

  • Enchantment Resort

    Enchantment Resort
    Sedona, Ariz.

    Enchantment Resort sits amid the dramatic red rocks of Sedona, an already romantic setting for an intimate escape. Visiting couples enjoy 70 acres of terrain at the entrance to Boynton Canyon, as well as an award-winning spa, five restaurants and plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation.
    Photo courtesy of Enchantment Resort

  • Chateau Bourbon

    Chateau Bourbon
    Louisville, KY

    Chateau Bourbon is perfect for romantic couples looking for an upscale B&B with a down-to-earth atmosphere. Rooms and suites come with luxury bedding, oversized showers, opulent spa robes, and onsite amenities, including a well-stocked guest pantry and nightly “sips and sweets” happy hour. Memorable experiences focusing on romance include a Picnic in the Park or packages that offer champagne and a bourbon-infused or chocolate treat, silk rose petals and flameless candles.
    Photo courtesy of Chateau Bourbon

  • Hotel Casa del Mar

    Hotel Casa del Mar
    Santa Monica, CA

    Hotel Casa del Mar combines the inspiration of Mediterranean grand villas and the California “beachy” vibe of Santa Monica to invite its guests to experience romance in style. The oceanfront hotel offers exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites, many of which include coastline vistas. Enjoy a Beachside Bliss al fresco dining experience, a You and Me by the Sea staycation with a couples massage and bicycle built for two, or the ultimate Engagement on the Beach occasion with a customized Chef’s dinner and a private yacht cruise.
    Photo courtesy of Lisa Romerein

  • Wentworth Mansion

    Wentworth Mansion
    Charleston

    Located in charming Downtown Charleston, Wentworth Mansion offers 21 luxe rooms in one of the city's grandest estates. Touches include Italian crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, gas fireplaces, day beds, over-sized whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers. Circa 1886, the restaurant housed in Wentworth's carriage house, ranks among the nation's most romantic restaurants.
    Photo courtesy of Wentworth Mansion

  • The Broadmoor

    The Broadmoor
    Colorado Springs

    Experience the romance and unique beauty of the American West at the AAA Five-Diamond resort, The Broadmoor. Couples can luxuriate in rooms, suites, and cottages with modern amenities and plush furnishings. Spend an indulgent day at the spa, enjoy dining in an award-winning restaurant, or take a scenic ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway and escape from the ordinary at this iconic Colorado Springs resort.
    Photo courtesy of The Broadmoor

  • Halekulani Hotel

    Halekulani Hotel
    Honolulu

    Translated from Hawaiian as the ”House Befitting Heaven,” the Halekulani has welcomed guests seeking romance to Waikiki Beach for more than a century. Enjoy your itinerary or let the hotel indulge you with their Romantic Weekend Getaway package – breakfast overlooking the ocean, a private morning sail and snorkel, a couples’ treatment at the spa, a sunrise surfing lesson, and much more.
    Photo courtesy of Leading Hotels of the World

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

    Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
    Big Island

    Couples can make lasting romantic memories at “the place where the best things in life endure the test of time,” Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the big island of Hawaii. Stroll along silica white-sand beaches on the Kauna’oa Bay, sip cocktails while enjoying an unending ocean view, take a moonlight snorkel, swim with manta rays, enjoy the weekly Big Island luau, or play a game of tennis next to the sea.
    Photo courtesy of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

  • The Virginian Hotel

    The Virginian Hotel
    Lynchburg, VA

    The Virginian, a mainstay of downtown since 1913, welcomes the romance seekers to the only AAA four-diamond hotel in the city. Enjoy a stroll along the James River, visit restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotel, and explore Lynchburg’s arts and creative environs. In February, guests can choose to indulge in a Romance Package, which includes sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast for two, and late checkout.
    Photo courtesy of The Virginian Hotel

  • Auberge du Soleil

    Auberge du Soleil
    Rutherford, Calif.

    Auberge du Soleil, a luxurious country inn located in Napa Valley, is a perfect California romantic getaway. Suites and rooms come with private terraces, soaking tubs and rain showers, and fireplaces. Couples can stroll through a magnificent lavender-scented sculpture garden or enjoy a French-inspired picnic for two consisting of cheeses, salads, fruits, and wines at the Parc du Soleil.
    Photo courtesy of Auberge du Soleil

The top 10 winners in the category Best Romantic Hotel are as follows:
  1. Hamilton-Turner Inn - Savannah, GA
  2. Enchantment Resort - Sedona, Ariz.
  3. Chateau Bourbon - Louisville, KY
  4. Hotel Casa del Mar - Santa Monica, CA
  5. Wentworth Mansion - Charleston, SC
  6. The Broadmoor - Colorado Springs
  7. Halekulani Hotel - Honolulu, HI
  8. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel - Big Island, HI
  9. The Virginian Hotel - Lynchburg, VA
  10. Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, Calif.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning hotels!

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