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Inspector Picks: Five of Our Favorite Romantic Hotels on the East Coast

Grace Vanderbilt
October 21, 2019
Spend a week or a weekend at these luxurious hotels for an excellent romantic getaway. With spa services, champagne greetings and peaceful views, these hotels are the perfect places to escape from the hustle and bustle of day to day life and relax with your sweetheart.
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The Cloister

Sea Island, Georgia
AAA Inspector 621: The elegant Spanish Mediterranean architecture, waterside location and elaborate décor make this my special occasion getaway of choice.
Rooms are as large and luxurious as you would expect but you will only need them to relax after your full day of activities and upscale dining. Expect the best, you will not be disappointed. This exclusive luxury resort features five miles of private beach, championship sports and recreation, lush gardens and a seaside spa. Rooms are large, luxurious and uniquely designed. Relax in an overstuffed chair and treat your feet to the caress of handmade Turkish rugs after a full day of boating, tennis, squash or your favorite beach activity.
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The Vanderbilt Auberge Resorts Collection

Newport, Rhode Island
AAA Inspector 46: This is one of my faves in town for a romantic getaway. They make everyday feel special with a complimentary flute of champagne and welcome treat.
This impressive circa 1909 brick mansion is the place to stay if you're looking for luxury but want to stay close to the busy nightlife of Brick Marketplace, which is just a block away. Guests are greeted with a seasonal cocktail and are brought to their rooms by a bellman. An additional complimentary manager's cocktail hour is offered every day and in winter, guests are treated to s'mores. All of the rooms are individually decorated suites with at least 300-square-feet of space. Super-soft 400-thread-count triple-sheet bedding topped with a duvet, a choice of six different pillow types and a bedside "scent diffuser" will help you sleep well. All bathrooms feature an oversized shower with dual shower heads and spa quality amenities, while some have a separate soaking tub. Extra luxe amenities include robes and slippers. Children's amenities are given to families with young ones including sponge letters for the bathtub, a mini pop up tent set up in their room, and a decorate your own cookie kit. The rooftop deck and bar is the perfect place to grab a cocktail and watch the sunset sink over the harbor.
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The Inn at Bowman's Hill

New Hope, Pennsylvania
AAA Inspector 593: No detail is overlooked! From the luxurious bedding to the oversized spa-like bathrooms, it's easy to get into a romantic mood here.
This is an absolutely breathtaking B&B featuring precise attention to detail in its elegant room décor. The grounds include colorful landscaping, a gorgeous koi pond and a stunning outdoor pool. All guest rooms and suites are spacious with luxurious appointments. The breakfast menu changes daily, but always includes fresh eggs from the chickens raised on site. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast in bed as well as in-suite spa services for a fee. This truly romantic and serene getaway won't disappoint.
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The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
AAA Inspector 33: Opulent without being ostentatious, these fabulous rooms put me in the mindset of poetry, fine wine and hedonistic relaxation.
Modeled on a beautiful Tuscan villa, this charming hotel offers elegant décor that is both modern and classic. Spacious rooms have luxe bedding and conversational seating, plus posh marble bathrooms. Many rooms feature a juliet balcony. The staff takes pride in its attentive service.
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The Sunset Inn

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
AAA Inspector 33: The screened porches with swings and hammocks are the perfect spot to spend a day with your sweetie.
Overlooking the saltwater marsh and Intracoastal Waterway, and a short walk to the beach, this cozy inn features large rooms, all with king-size beds and private balconies, some with swings. Rooms are charmingly decorated in Coastal decor, each inspired by a different locale or Southern flora such as Charleston, Bermuda and Magnolia.
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