Three of the Most Romantic Beach Hotels in the U.S. Are in This State
10. Hotel Wailea
Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Proudly adults-only, Hotel Wailea offers a complete romantic escape, no matter how brief, from the real world. The hotel is set away from the beaches—though getting there is easy enough—enough to provide a feeling of luxurious seclusion, though guests can still enjoy ocean views from many of the 72 suites.
9. Stephanie Inn
Cannon Beach, Oregon
More lodge than warm weather getaway, Stephanie Inn’s experience is wild, cozy, and focused around the natural beauty of the Oregon coastline. It boasts a full-service spa, plus excellent Pacific Northwest cuisine, making staying in for the night an ultimate indulgence.
8. The Gastonian
This historic bed and breakfast is celebrating romance throughout 2019 with 15% off their best rates (when booked on their website or over the phone, not via third-party sites). Lovebirds looking to tie the knot on the downlow can opt in to The Gastonian’s special elopement package. You get a ceremony, with your choice of private garden or parlor venue, flowers, an 8-inch wedding cake in your favorite flavor, a champagne toast, chocolate-covered strawberries at turn-down, and a cooked-to-order breakfast to start your first full day as newlyweds. Guests who aren’t eloping also get complimentary breakfast, as well as wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening and desserts and cordials at night. The inn features 17 elegant guest rooms with working fire places and is two blocks from historic Forsyth Park.
7. Chatham Inn At 359 Main
Classic New England style meets modern sensibilities in this Cape Cod stay, which pairs neutral walls and floors with simple patterns and coastal hues, creating a delightful atmosphere for any romantic escape. The whole inn was renovated and refurnished in 2015 and 2016, promising a new experience even for those familiar with any of its 18 guest rooms, and downtown Chatham just beyond the inn’s doors remains the charming small town it has been for generations.
6. Harbor House Inn
Santa Barbara, California
Nestled between Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Harbor—and most importantly just one block from the beach—is Harbor House Inn, a boutique hotel with 17 one-of-a-kind studio-style rooms. The location—and set-up (a small kitchen, king or queen bed, and sitting area (not all rooms have them)) makes Harbor House a charming and convenient place to base your Santa Barbara adventure. It’s a 10-minute walk from the Funk Zone, the city’s oasis of wine tasting rooms, bars, and restaurants, and there are complimentary beach cruisers for exploring on two wheels, as well as beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and boogie boards for the ultimate beach day. A welcome breakfast basket is provided to guests who stay two consecutive nights or more.
5. Orchid Key Inn
Key West, Florida
This charming retreat on Key West’s famed Duval Street offers guests a contemporary escape, surrounded by minimalist color patterns and coast-inspired artwork and with a heated pool at its heart. Breakfast and the sunset Happy Hour are complimentary, and the myriad distractions of Key West are just steps away—an excellent option for a couple looking for a wild(ly romantic) weekend away.
4. The Gardens Hotel
Key West, Florida
The Gardens Hotel's striking white façade just off Duval Street is sure to catch the eye of any passersby, and its amenities—a self-serve wine bar, for one—will keep happy couples coming back for more. And with just 20 guestrooms, all uniquely decorated, a quiet, blissful escape on beautiful Key West is all but guaranteed here.
3. Topside Inn
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Originally built as a sea captain’s home in the 1850s, Topside Inn is a gem of a coastal Maine B&B. Most rooms feature ocean views, some have vaulted ceilings or private balconies, and all are thoughtfully decorated for a relaxing and romantic getaway by the sea. Topside Inn is set atop a hill on more than four acres with views in every direction—of gorgeous blue water, lighthouses, islands, sailboats, and the town of Boothbay Harbor. Guests enjoy breakfast included in their stay, and those who opt in to the Romance Package get a bottle of chilled French sparkling wine, a box of handmade chocolates, a dozen red roses, and silk rose petals scattered on the bed. If an ultra-private stay is what you seek, the Topside’s Water’s Edge Cottage is available for rent. The stand-alone two-bedroom charmer is five minutes from the main inn by car, and situated right on the water, with a private dock, full kitchen, and screened-in porch.
2. The Kehoe House – A Boutique Inn
The Kehoe House, a restored 1892 Renaissance Revival mansion in Savannah’s historic district, is officially one of the iconic river city's uber-romantic stays. The bed and breakfast’s 13 spacious rooms are decorated in an elegant style reflective of the building’s era, and any stay includes a chef-prepared gourmet breakfast each morning and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception each night.
1. H2O Suites
Key West, Florida
This 22-room, adults-only hotel in Old Town is a block off action-packed Duval Street and steps from classic Key West hotspots: sunset cruises, the Southernmost Point, and Ernest Hemingway’s home. Its central location is quite the perk, but you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the top-ranked stay’s oasis-like spaces. The suites are furnished with plush sofas, king-sized beds, and spa-like baths with Italian marble and rainfall showers. Private outdoor spaces off each room—either a breezy balcony or patio with plunge pool—are just right for al fresco alone time. When you’re ready to emerge from your luxe suite, the rooftop pool and bar beckons with panoramic views, cocktails, and snacks. For adventures beyond the walls of H2O Suites, call the 24-hour concierge to help you book the Conch Republic experience of your vacation dreams. Add on the Romance Package for a chilled bottle of champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and rose petals.