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Inspector Picks: Five of the Most Romantic West Coast Hotels

Updated: June 13, 2024

Courtesy of Avila Village Inn

Courtesy of Avila Village Inn

Avila Village Inn

Avila Beach, California

AAA Inspector 546: The tranquil and serene surroundings encompass this romantic inn, a perfect getaway from my busy city life. Relax by the fireplace found in all rooms.

This charming hotel is located minutes from the beach in the Avila Valley. All guest rooms are furnished with a fireplace and wet bar. Suites add a private outdoor hot tub on the balcony.

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Brewery Gulch Inn & Spa

Mendocino, California

AAA Inspector 557: I can relax with a bottle of wine and my significant other in front of the fireplace or linger over a gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Vintage redwood was salvaged for use in the construction of this Craftsman-style inn situated on a bluff with views of Smuggler's Cove. Lush gardens and dense foliage give it a retreat-like ambience. All rooms feature a gas fireplace and most have a balcony. An evening appetizer served in locally made bento boxes may be offered with complimentary local wine and beer. A library of 600 DVD's cataloged via iPad are available to guests.

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Domaine Madeleine

Port Angeles, Washington

AAA Inspector 557: Private cottages, secluded patios, beautiful greenery and flowers, fireplaces and plush bedding set the stage for my perfect romantic weekend.

Find a splendid, tranquil location with beautiful landscaping overlooking the ocean and distant mountains. Individually decorated, well-appointed guest rooms, many with ocean views, await. Each guest room also offers a fireplace.

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Rancho Bernardo Inn

Rancho Bernardo, California

AAA Inspector 603: My pace slows down amidst the lush landscape, spa and romantic dining that utilizes the chef's garden. I enjoy golf or tennis for outdoor fun.

This inviting resort is reminiscent of a country estate, with lodging ranging from intimate guest rooms to plush suites. Unique fountains and beautiful landscaping abound. The serene grounds feature scenic walking paths, a lovely courtyard, sparkling pools and a full spa. There are a variety of meeting spaces ideal for business functions, weddings and other gatherings.

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Spindrift Inn

Monterey, California

AAA Inspector 622: I want to be here during a storm, cocooned in the canopy bed or seated along the bay windows, snuggled with a loved one.

Guests can enjoy views of either Monterey Bay or Cannery Row while sitting in the bay window of their guest room. A large fireplace gives the lobby a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A rooftop garden is available for evening wine and cheese or to relax and enjoy the sunset.

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