One of the biggest perks of living in Los Angeles is how close you are to the beach, the desert and everything in between. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to book a scenic romantic getaway for you and your boo. Whether you prefer to take a leisurely stroll on the beach, unwind at the spa or spend the day wine tasting, here is a list of romantic hotels near Los Angeles that offer luxurious accommodations, world-class service and plenty of lavish amenities to keep the sparks alive.
The 12 Most Romantic Hotels Near Los Angeles for the Ultimate Weekend Getaway
You’ll fall in love with these intimate retreats.
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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.
5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego; fairmont.com
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.
One Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point; ritzcarlton.com
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, the newly awarded Michelin-star restaurant, for a romantic Italian-inspired meal with breathtaking ocean views.
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito; rosewoodhotels.com
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.
30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; montagehotels.com
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.
180 Rutherford Hill Road, Rutherford; aubergeresorts.com
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.
2700 Buena Vista Drive, Paso Robles; allegrettovineyardresort.com
Los Olivos is a quaint wine region in California with a small town vibe and outstanding wines that rival some of its NorCal wineries. The family-owned Fess Parker Winery is known for its Burgundy and Rhône-style varietals and is located just 10 minutes away from the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, a charming 19-room inn with cozy rooms that include wine tasting for two at the winery 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. Check out Demetria Vineyards and Zaca Mesa, and equally charming towns like Los Alamos and Solvang perfect for a quiet, romantic getaway filled with wine tasting and outdoor adventures.
2860 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos; fessparkerinn.com
While your idea of romance may not include a trip to the Neon Capital of the World, 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. It’s an urban oasis tucked away on The Strip for a more serene experience with palatial rooms that start at 500 square-feet. Enjoy al fresco dining at the Veranda restaurant, 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.
3960 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas; fourseasons.com
Psst...you might recognize this desert oasis from the hit show The Bachelorette where they filmed Clare Crawley’s season. 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.
49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta; laquintaresort.com
This hidden 550-acre gem situated in a residential neighborhood in Montecito is a lover’s paradise. During the day, take a casual stroll around the verdant garden and see if you can spot the aromatic lavender plants or towering sycamore trees that inspired the names of the cottages. If you prefer hiking, there are dozens of trails surrounding the property and adjacent creek—some more strenuous than others—but the 3.9 mile San Ysidro Falls trail will reward you with beautiful waterfall views. Rent a bike, lounge poolside, or indulge at the spa where even pets are pampered—you can book a dog massage. At sunset, you don’t want to miss the views of the Channel Islands from the garden while the sounds of a live Spanish guitarist are playing in the background.
900 San Ysidro Lane, Montecito, sanysidroranch.com
From the tapered columns to the grand imperial staircase, this Newport Beach resort takes the cake as one of the dreamiest hotels in Southern California. Expansive bungalow accommodations just over 840 square feet make it easy to lounge indoors all-day and order breakfast in bed, but you can also enjoy a round of golf on the world-class course, take a yoga or meditation class, or rent a cabana at the stunning Coliseum-style pool. Take a stroll at the nearby Crystal Cove—a three mile stretch of turquoise blue waters and enjoy Sunday brunch at the seaside Beachcomber Cafe.
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, pelicanhill.com
Helmed by the legendary chef and hotelier Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu Ryokan is located off of Pacific Coast Highway. The upscale beachside hotel, known as a “Japanese beach house retreat”, sits next door to the star-studded Nobu Restaurant and nothing says romance like waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on Carbon Beach, one of L.A.’s most exclusive beaches. With only 16 guest rooms and a garden-like setting, Nobu Ryokan feels intimate and is ideal for guests looking for a quiet escape from the city. Guest rooms are outfitted with bed linens by Anicini, floor to ceiling windows to allow for plenty of natural light, and Teak soaking tubs in a sun-drenched bathroom.
22752 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, malibu.nobuhotels.com
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