The 9 Most Romantic Hotels near Los Angeles for a Weekend Getaway
One of the biggest perks of living in L.A. is how close we are to the ocean, the desert and everything in between. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to romantic escapes within driving distance from the city. Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll on the beach or spend the day wine tasting, we’ve got you covered with our roundup of romantic hotels near Los Angeles that offer luxurious accommodations, world-class service and plenty of lavish amenities to keep the sparks alive.
Editor’s note: All of the accommodations listed below are currently operating with health and safety measures in place, but remember to stay smart, mask up, keep your distance and adhere to all CDC and local guidelines.
1. Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, CA
The gorgeous Mediterranean estate nestled in Del Mar screams romance with its beautiful Spanish-inspired archways, decorative verandas and well-manicured gardens. With six dining options, golf and tennis courts, a 21,000 square-foot spa and four heated pools (including one that’s adults-only), you’ll have no reason to leave the resort. Fairytale guest rooms are designed with marble-clad bathrooms, deep soaking tubs and gold and wrought iron accents (if that’s not romantic, we don’t know what it is). Don’t miss dinner at Addison, the Michelin-starred restaurant on-site that’s definitely worth the splurge.
Special offer: The Better Together package includes luxury accommodations, a three-course dinner in-room with complimentary wine pairings, a curated bath experience for two and a miniature bottle of Moët. Cheers.
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego; fairmont.com
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA
Perched on a 150-foot seaside bluff, this coastal resort is located in Dana Point, the relaxed, surfer beach town in Orange County. In other words, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is a romantic retreat for couples looking for the quintessential California beach getaway. Grab a cocktail on the outdoor patio at 180Blu which offers exceptional coastline views, especially during sunset hour (Pro-tip: It’s walk-ins only so make sure you get there early). Most rooms offer ocean views, but the Fireside Ocean View Guest Rooms also feature a personal fire pit that’s perfect for crisp winter evenings. For an unforgettable luxury boating experience, make a reservation on The Current with Dana Wharf for a two-hour open water cruise complete with front-row seats to a jaw-dropping dolphin stampede.
Special offer: For couples looking to extend their vacation, the Stay Longer, Experience More package offers 20 percent off reservations with three nights and 25 percent savings on four or more nights.
One Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point; ritzcarlton.com
3. Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito, CA
Just 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, Rosewood Miramar Beach sits along an immaculate coastline on the American Riviera. The upscale resort is located in the quieter Santa Barbara town of Montecito which has attracted the likes of Oprah, Prince Harry and Megan Markle. The luxurious oceanfront property perfectly blends old Hollywood glamour and laid-back sophistication paying homage to California’s distinguished design. Spacious bungalow-style rooms feature a private terrace with many overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There’s also a ton of dining options including the Cabana bar for poolside lounging, the Miramar Food Truck for casual comfort food or Caruso’s for a romantic Italian-inspired meal with breathtaking ocean views.
Special offer: Guests can add romantic experiences during booking such as Sailing for Two which includes a two-hour sailing trip with Santa Barbara Sailing Co. and a picnic basket. Or dine in style with the Love on the Riviera package featuring a six course dinner menu for two (plant-based options available) at Caruso’s.
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito; rosewoodhotels.com
4. Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, CA
An idyllic coastal resort, the Montage Laguna Beach offers luxurious accommodations in one of the most sought-after SoCal destinations. With picture-perfect ocean views from every guestroom, you may never want to leave, but if you must, there is plenty to do on-site, such as pampering yourself at the 20,000 square-foot spa or lounging by one of two Instagram-worthy pools. And with a selection of outdoor dining options on-property, you’ll have no problem sitting outside to revel in the L.A. winter.
Special offer: The Romantic Getaway package includes oceanfront accommodations, an evening amenity of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, rose petal turndown service, a $100 dining credit for dinner or breakfast in bed and a complimentary room upgrade (pending availability).
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; montagehotels.com
5. Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, CA
We’d be remiss to create a list of romantic hotels near L.A. and not include at least one in Napa Valley. This picturesque, adults-only hotel sitting on a 33-acre olive grove bears a striking resemblance to the charming region of Provence with its lush grounds and dreamy verandas. Kick back in one of the 50 stylish guest rooms with deep soaking tubs, a fireplace and modern French doors that open to a private terrace overlooking the Mayacamas Mountains and nearby vineyards. Hotel amenities include a chic pool, luxury spa, 24-hour fitness center and Michelin-star restaurant with gorgeous views that are worth the visit alone.
Special offer: The Winter Romance package includes an indulgent three-course dinner for two, paired with a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in the privacy of your own room, a complimentary room upgrade (based on availability), daily breakfast on the Main House Terrace and 10 percent off all spa treatments.
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford; aubergeresorts.com
6. Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, CA
A visit to Allegretto Vineyard Resort might be the closest thing you’ll get to the Italian countryside right now. The distinctive Tuscan-style resort is situated amongst 20 acres of vineyards on the east side of Paso Robles. Hang out in the magnificent 12,000-square-foot piazza that is simply bellissima or look out for the fragrant herb garden that executive chef Justin Picard uses to curate dishes and cocktails for the seasonal menu at Cello Ristorante & Bar. The restaurant opens up to an airy patio that features bocce ball courts and a fire pit with Adirondack chairs made of wine barrels—the perfect spot for lounging al fresco.
Special offer: Adventurous couples will enjoy the Balloons Over Paso package which includes a two-night stay with luxury accommodations, a hot air balloon ride for up to four people and complimentary wine tasting passes.
2700 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles; allegrettovineyardresort.com
7. Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos, CA
Los Olivos is a quaint wine region in California with a small town vibe and outstanding varietals that rival some of its NorCal wineries. The family-owned Fess Parker Winery is known for its Burgundy and Rhône-style wines and is located just 10 minutes away from the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, a charming 19-room guesthouse with cozy rooms that include wine tasting for two and access to the heated pool, among other amenities. The hotel is ideally situated next to a number of other world-class wineries also worth visiting, such as Demetria Vineyards and Zaca Mesa. A visit to some of the equally charming towns nearby like Los Alamos and Solvang will complete your quiet, romantic getaway filled with wine tasting and outdoor adventures.
Special offer: With the Vineyard Horseback Adventure Package, guests can reserve a guided horseback ride through the family’s home ranch in Los Olivos followed by an outdoor tasting on the Fess Parker Winery veranda led by a wine educator.
2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; fessparkerinn.com
8. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV
While your idea of romance may not include a trip to the Neon Capital of the World, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is a different kind of Vegas experience. For starters, the stylish, Art Deco hotel is a non-gaming resort, so you don’t have to worry about hearing the ongoing (and maddening) sound of slot machines all day long. This urban oasis is tucked away on The Strip for a more serene experience with palatial rooms that start at 500 square-feet. You and your beloved can enjoy al fresco dining at the Veranda restaurant or relax at the award-winning spa. Or if you’re feeling lucky, the hotel provides direct access to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino so you can roll a few dice.
Special offer: The Cupid’s Cabana and Spa package invites guests to enjoy a 50-minute couple’s massage and a six-course dinner for two in a private cabana. Guests can ask for this package for reservations by phone.
3960 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas; fourseasons.com
9. La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria in Palm Springs, CA
Psst: You might recognize this desert oasis from the hit show The Bachelorette where they filmed the most recent season with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams. The Spanish-style resort is dotted with iconic palm trees set against the Santa Rosa Mountains and remains the longest-running resort in the Greater Palm Springs area. Couples looking to spend time outdoors can enjoy a game of tennis on one of the eight courts or play a round of golf on the award-winning course. Pro tip: There are 41 pools on property many of which belong to the suites and villas so make sure to request a room that comes with a private pool and hot tub.
Special offer: The Sweeten Your Stay package offers guests a $75 resort credit for each night booked to use toward dining at La Quinta, select activities, and/or at La Quinta’s apparel and gift shops.
49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta; laquintaresort.com
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