All parents deserve a break away from the kids. Some parents get to do this on a regular basis (Good for you, but please keep that information to yourself), and many of us should celebrate these annual, biennial, or (gasp!) decennial occasions with the rarity they occur in style at these seven romantic hotels and resorts.

Oceanfront Eau Palm Beach boasts some of my favorite romantic hotel rooms and bathrooms of all time.

Oceanfront Eau Palm Beach boasts some of my favorite hotel rooms and bathrooms of all time. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

Most Romantic Hotels

Any romantic break that parents can manage to take should be treated as a special occasion, and it’s worth it to splurge. Here’s my list the most romantic hotels I’ve visited recently where I’d book for a romantic weekend. This is a follow up to my last Valentine inspired list: The 13 Sexiest hotels for making babies or forgetting about the kids you have.

The Most Romantic Hotels, even with Kids along

Wait, what? The cool thing about this list is that I visited all but one of these properties with my children, and they are all amazing for families, and my husband and I felt that we also got our own romantic break. But they are absolutely places I would go back to for an adult-only break in a heartbeat. So even if you must bring the kids and hire a sitter or use the kids’ club for a few hours, they can deliver a special vacation for everyone.

Of course, we think a child-free break is priceless for a couple, but we appreciate that they aren’t always feasible.

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in Northern San Diego is one of the most romantic hotels in the country.

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in Northern San Diego has created a resort modeled after an Italian estate. Photo courtesy of Robin Hutson.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Northern San Diego

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is modeled after a hillside Tuscan estate. There is an insane amount of marble in every public space, spectacular Northern San Diego views about 20 minutes from Del Mar and La Jolla’s beaches.

Its Relais & Châteaux affiliated restaurant, Addison, is a must. A night of their multi-course tasting menu and attentive service will evoke memories of your meals on trips to Paris or New York and provide temporary amnesia of your journey to the land of chicken nuggets and buttered noodles. Be sure to ask for a tour of the wine cellar off of the dining room, and ask to be seated next to one of the fireplaces.

The most romantic hotel stays must include the spa, dinner at Addison, and relaxing in the stunning lobby lounges.

Every romantic stay must include the spa, dinner at Addison, and relaxing in the stunning lobby lounges. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

The resort feels like a large estate and offers golf, tennis, hiking, riding, and three swimming pools. The Spa is top notch, though patrons are kept separated by gender in the lounge and wet areas before and after treatments.


Oceanfront Eau Palm Beach is a shrine to turquoise and canary yellow, making it one of the most romantic hotels in the country.

Oceanfront Eau Palm Beach is a shrine to turquoise and canary yellow. Design lovers will be pleased at every corner. Photo courtesy of Robin Hutson.

Eau Palm Beach

The Eau defines itself as the new Palm Beach. Jonathan Adler’s redesign of this prestigious Legends property with Preferred Hotels is flawless and fun. The cheery décor kept a constant smile on my face.

Rooms are some of my favorite I have seen, and most have an ocean view from the balconies. The spa is particularly dreamy and worth lingering in its relaxation areas.

The pool areas are adjacent to a wonderful beach, and the oceanfront restaurant is a great place to eat, drink, and lounge in between dips in the massive hot tub. The pool service will spoil you with snacks of frozen grapes. I bet if you asked them to peel them, they would.

I happen to know the resort makes the best, largest chocolate chip cookies ever.


 Mansion on Turtle Creek's canopied four poster beds in their suites are very romantic.

I loved the Mansion on Turtle Creek’s canopied four poster beds in their suites that are very romantic. Photo courtesy of Robin Hutson.

The Mansion on Turtle Creek

Dallas, Texas

Rosewood’s Mansion on turtle creek offers a wonderfully old-fashioned experience that this signature hotel does in Dallas. The clubby feel of the lounge with live music and glamourous restaurant hasn’t really changed throughout the years. It still manages to feel like the private home it once was in parts.

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The acclaimed restaurant, known for its tortilla soup, shows its former life as a private residence. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

The rooms are beautifully appointed, and guests enjoy Rosewood’s standard of service which is one of the most luxurious of the five-star hotel brands.


Le Bonne Entente

Québec City, Québec

This hotel was a complete surprise to me and a delight in every way outside of the more tourist dense city center of Québec. It’s in the Northwest suburbs with ample parking and beautiful resort grounds. The Canadian exchange makes the luxury rooms with club lounge access incredibly affordable. The lounge’s continental breakfast and cocktail hour were impressive with extensive make-your-own martini bars and a serious selection of wines by the glass.

Welcome champagne is brought to all club level rooms at Le Bonne Entente.

Welcome champagne is brought to all club level rooms at Le Bonne Entente. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

The spa and Jacuzzi are set up for wintertime stays with a heated outdoor hot tub and a fireplace in the spa lounge. But during the warmer months the white picket fence encased swimming pool is delightful.

Foodies will love the quality of the restaurant food, and it’s overall value of the Canadian dollar. The historic city center of Québec is easily reachable for sightseeing.


The Cloister at Sea Island

Sea Island, Georgia

The Cloister's lobby space is very romantic, as is the design of the Beach Club.

The Cloister’s lobby space is incredible, as is the design of the Beach Club. A swing awaits near the wedding chapel. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

The Cloister at Sea Island has a formality and special occasion quality that makes it really suited for honeymoons. This resort is 100% Southern, and not just Southern— “Atlanta Southern” so it’s incredibly warm and gracious in service but formal and frilly in atmosphere. Expect to see a tassel on every knob, and a décor unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

The spa is legendary, and couples have more options to experience together than most spas including a labyrinth garden, a large, discrete hot tub grotto, and a multi-story atrium lounge area that feels like you are outside in a garden.

The Georgia Room is the award-winning continental restaurant to have a most civilized dinner without kids.

The Cloister's Georgian Room is a Forbes Five-star restaurant that's perfect for a romantic meal.

The Cloister’s Georgian Room is a Forbes Five-star restaurant that’s perfect for a special meal. Photo courtesy of Robin Hutson.


The Four Seasons Las Vegas

I love the Four Seasons Las Vegas for its exceptionally sophisticated and serene experience to contrast the mayhem that we associate with Las Vegas strip resorts. But all of the classic Las Vegas experiences are reachable through a doorway which takes guests to the Mandalay Bay resort complex.

One of the most romantic hotels lets couples share a large, circular pool lounge and enjoy fish tacos, lounge in the outdoor areas, and get side by side mani-pedis at the Nail Bar.

Couples can share a large, circular pool lounge and enjoy fish tacos, lounge in the outdoor areas, and get side by side mani-pedis at the Nail Bar. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

The views of the mountains or the strip from the high floors of the Four Seasons are beautiful in every direction, and guests can ask for upgrades for suites at check in.

Suites have walls of windows showing incredible views in every direction.

Guests can upgrade to suites at check in. They are large with walls of windows showing incredible views in every direction. Photo courtesy of Robin Hutson

The Four Seasons pool is quiet and calm with five-star service for a lazy day of fish tacos and mojitos in a lounger built for two. My husband and I enjoyed mani-pedis in their new nail bar, and the food was spectacular, especially the house specialty pasta cooked in a mason jar with seafood.


The Langham Chicago

I love Langham properties for their club level experience, and the Langham Chicago is one of the most memorable club lounges I visited for its sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and elegant midcentury furniture mixed with modern fireplaces.

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In addition to a nice restaurant lounge, the club lounge boasts river and lake views and is worth the splurge to receive service from the Langham Chicago butlers. Our butler acknowledged our anniversary with a red velvet cake donut and champagne candle. Photos courtesy of Robin Hutson.

Michigan Lake and river views are always better when munching on Nutella cupcakes while sipping champagne.

The suites have touches of the Langham’s signature pink throughout including your own pink hardcover copy of Alice in Wonderland in the nightstand, but the bathrooms are the most noteworthy suite features.

The Chuan Spa offers Traditional Chinese Medicine inspired treatments, and the indoor pool offers a ceiling of twinkling lights. If your are not feeling like being healthy, the lobby lounge is known for sinful concoctions with ice cream and alcohol.

The dazzling design of the Langham Chicago lobby ceiling makes it one of the most romantic hotels in the country.

The dazzling design of the Langham Chicago lobby ceiling gets even better when enjoying the alcoholic ice cream concoctions. Photo courtesy of Robin Hutson

A These 7 hotels are so romantic and sexy that they will even please parents if the kids are along.

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