The Henderson Park Inn, Destin, FL, rates as the most romantic hotel in the US, according to TripAdvisor. The travel site released its findings based on millions of travelers’ reviews. The average cost of romance comes in at $316 a night.
What makes a hotel romantic? Ocean, water, garden, or other great views rank high as does privacy. Lovers like hideaways–those tucked away properties whose rooms come with secluded patios or soaking tubs.
“Travelers looking to enjoy a relaxing getaway with their special someone can confidently book these award-winning properties that consistently win over the hearts of their guests,” says Barbara Messing, TripAdvisor’s chief marketing officer. “From outstanding service, to lavish amenities and stunning surroundings, it’s easy to see why these hotels are beloved by travelers around the world.”
TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Romantic Hotels in the US
1. Henderson Park Inn, Destin, FL
This brown shingled, beachfront beauty features a wide deck facing the sand and surf for relaxed beach getaways.
2. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, SC
Travel & Leisure magazine ranked the historic mansion in Charleston as the #1 small city hotel in the US in 2015. Marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, antiques and 19th century furniture create a sense of grandeur and grace.
3. Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Poipu, HI
Tall palm trees line the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort. The property is oceanfront on Kauai’s Poipu Beach.
4. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA
Situated on Big Sur’s cliffs overlooking the Pacific, Post Ranch Inn offers complimentary yoga, guided nature walks and star gazing.
5. San Giuliano Hotel, Palm Springs, CA
Private patios and hot tubs enable guests to feel as if they’re vacationing at a desert hideaway.
6. Honor Mansion, Healdsburg, CA
With basketball, bocce courts, a pool and a spa, Honor Mansion, in Healdsburg’s wine country offers guests on-property activities.
7. Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen, CA
This hillside hotel in Sonoma’s wine country offers complimentary weekend wine tastings as well as some rooms with soaking tubs and private patios.
8. Marquesa Hotel, Key West, FL
Within walking distance of Duval Street and Mallory Square, the Marquesa Hotel is located in Old Town Key West’s historic district.
9. Grand Harbor Inn, Camden, ME
The waterfront Grand Harbor Inn, overlooking Camden Harbor, is the city’s only AAA 4-Diamond waterfront property.
10. Casa Sedona Inn, Sedona, AZ
Junipers dot the grounds of Casa Sedona, an adobe inn offering views of Sedona’s famous red rock landscape.
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