Three of the Most Romantic Beach Hotels in the U.S. Are in This State
10. 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.
9. 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.
8. Wentworth Mansion
Charleston, South Carolina
Housed in a stately manor in downtown Charleston—and close to the Holy City’s storied King Street, a must-visit for a leisurely stroll, hand-in-hand, past colorful boutiques and world-renowned restaurants—this 21-room inn is impeccably crafted to reflect the refined, elegant sensibility of a bygone era, complete with Italian crystal chandeliers, marble fireplaces, and a rooftop cupola with expansive views of the city.
7. Simpson House Inn
Santa Barbara, California
The Victorian estate that houses Simpson House Inn was built in 1874, and the 15 guest rooms, suites, and cottages maintain much of its original charm. The boutique hotel has an acre of manicured gardens, and visitors looking to venture beyond its verdant borders can make the most of the inn’s proximity to Santa Barbara’s historic downtown, the beach, and wine country.
6. Port d’Hiver
Melbourne Beach, Florida
This charming B&B’s name is French for “Port of Winter,” and, appropriately, all of its 10 guestrooms offer a sun-lit respite from the cold. A gourmet breakfast is served each morning; afterward, guests are free to roam the Atlantic shoreline just 200 feet away or take a dip in the whirlpool until the nightly wine-and-cheese happy hour.
5. 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.
4. 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.
3. 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.
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. Land’s End Inn
Ranked the top romantic hotel near the coast (and third for all U.S. romantic stays) in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards, Land’s End Inn more than meets the expectations one may have for an idyllic escape. The 18-room inn is perched on a hilltop overlooking beautiful—and supremely cultured—Provincetown near the tip of Cape Cod. Each of the distinct rooms has a view of either the water or the inn’s garden, and it’s only a short walk (hand-in-hand, perhaps?) to the cool waves of the Cape Cod Bay.