Does anything sound better than an adults-only getaway? Nope, we don’t think so, either. And you don’t have to hop on a plane or travel far to do one—there are plenty of luxury hotels and resorts in NJ ideal for a getaway with your SO or mom pals. Whether you love the country, city, or shore, NJMOM has taken the guesswork out of planning your escape and made it a whole lot easier for you to pick a place and book it. Check out these 13 not-to-be-missed luxe getaways in or near NJ, with an abundance of world-class spas and restaurants, activities, culture, and more. (feature photo credit: The Reeds at Shelter Haven)
Here are 15 luxury hotels and resorts in NJ and nearby for a weekend away
Rates reflect the introductory room rates off-season and are subject to change throughout the year for these resorts in NJ and nearby.
If you like to stay active, this Adirondack-style lodge with spectacular Kittatinny Mountain views will keep you busy from the moment you check in. Play a round of golf at one of 6 championship golf courses or work on your game at the on-site academy. Squeeze in some basketball, racquetball, or personal training before heading to the biosphere pool complex, complete with a tropical aquarium and a vortex pool. For warm-weather dining, eat al fresco on the Chef’s Garden patio, where you can indulge in dishes just picked from the neighboring garden, and wine connoisseurs will appreciate the world-renowned wine cellar. Make sure you check out their calendar of special events to attend during your stay.
Rates start at $519
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419
With special packages like the Romance Package, the Extended Break, and the Gourmand Getaway, there truly is something for everyone at this all-inclusive luxury spa resort. Sign up for educational, inspirational, and motivational speakers and events. You can golf and play tennis or experience an activity that takes you out of your couple’s comfort zone, like ziplining, paper marbling, sound therapy, fly-casting, or even hatchet throwing. Make sure you stop by the newly opened Snow Room, Tyrolean Bucket Shower, and Co-Ed Himalayan Salt Sauna.
Rates start at $978
109 River Birch Lane, Hawley, PA 18428
Stay at this all-inclusive Hudson Valley Resort with castle architecture, and on a clear day, you can climb to the top of Sky Top Tower to see six states at once. Throughout the year, there are always more than enough interesting and exciting activities like tennis, mountain biking, horseback riding, and swimming to keep you busy, but Mohonk’s life-altering award-winning spa treatments should be at the top of your list. You’ll also want to try rock scrambling, which combines hiking, mountaineering, and rock climbing.
Rates start at $900
1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
This boutique inn currently sets the bar for romantic getaways—hence, it was named one of the top Honeymoon Destinations worldwide by Country Living. As in its name, this Bucks County favorite sits directly in front of the Delaware River, so you’ll want to book a room or suite with a riverside view and a fireplace. Order fresh flowers to your room and a wine and cheese package or picnic basket to dine al fresco on your private balcony or take a stroll and enjoy it en plein air.
Rates start at $289
1525 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Have an adventure at this one-of-a-kind glamping retreat with unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, just a quick water taxi ride from downtown NYC. Touted as the most memorable getaway in New York City, you’ll feel like you’re miles away when you wake up in your luxe, instagrammable, air-conditioned tent and start the day with morning mindfulness meditation or yoga. Explore the island and return to fun outdoor activities, a movie, and a campfire. Watch the sunset with festive cocktails and live evening entertainment.
Rates start at $2,000
Governors Island, New York, NY 10004
With sweeping views of the Hudson River Valley, this 1902 convent-turned-full-service boutique hotel is the perfect spot to kick back and unwind. Explore 50 acres of scenic walking trails and check out nearby West Point or Cold Spring before relaxing on the hotel’s porch with a pre-dinner craft cocktail. Book a table at Apropos, the on-site farm-to-table restaurant, and choose anything from the locally-inspired menu—you can’t go wrong.
Rates start at $349
900 Fort Hill Road, Peekskill, NY 10566
Hotels for beachcombers
Nestled between the North and South forks of Long Island, Shelter Island has long been a haven for those seeking refuge from the hustle of city life (and the Hamptons crowds). And The Pridwin, a classic resort from 1927 that recently underwent a two-year restoration thanks to the group behind Cape May fave Congress Hall, offers the essential escape for tired parents looking to sneak in a vacay without going very far. With a prime spot overlooking the sound, the Pridwin has all the feels of a vintage seaside resort with a very modern attitude. Check into a colorful chic decorated cottage with luxe bedding and marbled baths, and then spend your days dipping your toes in the water on the beach, paddling a kayak, lounging by the pool with water views and a cocktail in hand, playing a rousing game of ping pong in the retro game room, or just cuddling up in a rocking chair on the sweeping porch with a good book. At night, as live music plays softly in the bar and you feast on local Long Island freshly caught fish while watching the sunset over the sound, you’ll be apt to say—same time, next year—and make a point to book it again.
Rates start at $200 off-season
81 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, New York 11965
Virginia is one of our top couples resorts in NJ. Photo Credit: The Virginia/Cape Resorts
Located in historic downtown Cape May, this adults-only seaside boutique hotel is a destination unto itself. Check out the full-service spa decked out in yellow and white striped cabana-style rooms, beach and poolside amenities (available at sister resort Congress Hall), and a renowned farm-to-table-and-drinks restaurant on the premises. Rooms are posh with luxe Belgian cotton sheets and decorated in soothing tones and modern beach cottage style.
Rates start at $290
25 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Hotel LBI offers a spa, rooftop pool, and an exquisite restaurant if you want to be by the beach. Photo Credit: Hotel LBI
Consider this your home-away-from-home shore house, but with world-class amenities. In the summer, use the beach passes and bicycles to your heart’s content and let the hotel staff help you plan a memorable fishing, surfing, or boating day. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, head back “home” for sunset views and rooftop cocktails and take a dip in the indoor pool that has a retractable roof that opens on warm days. Make sure you check out their list of happenings and events at the hotel during your stay.
Rates start at $469
350 W. 8th St., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
Lay out your towel, lather on the sunscreen, and enjoy the private beach while you visit the Icona in Diamond Beach in the summer. Decorated by celebrity designer Blanche Garcia, Icona provides guests with a luxurious and serene atmosphere. This spot is close to Cape May, so you can easily visit the historic town and take in the small shops, gourmet restaurants, and landmarks. If you want to try other Icona resorts in NJ, visit Icona Avalon and Icona Cape May.
Rates start at $239
9701 Atlantic Avenue, Diamond Beach, NJ 08260
Relax by the sea in the quaint town of Stone Harbor at this contemporary oasis where the emphasis is on pretty bay views and a richly appointed home away from home feeling, with a cozy fireplace, roof garden sundeck, and elevated cuisine at one of the four restaurants on-site. In the warmer months, a beach butler is at your disposal when you want to head to the ocean side (providing you with chairs and lunch should you request it). Don’t miss the sumptuous Salt Spa with a Brine Lounge and a Turkish Bath.
Rates start at $169
9601 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
A posh modern resort with a prime spot overlooking the Atlantic, Ocean Casino Resort is all about luxury with a side of action in one spot. After you check into your well-appointed room with panoramic views, you can get ready for a night on the town without leaving the premises. Dine at one of the three elegant restaurants, all with stunning windows that put you in prime view for sunset— Amada with a tapas style menu; Linguini by the Sea for fresh seafood options; or Ocean Steak for a steakhouse experience—before stopping by the tables for a rousing night of casino games. Late night, catch live music at Nola’s Lounge or get down at the HQ2 two-level nightclub. And did we mention they have a 40,000-foot spa with a soothing Himalayan Salt Cave and an indoor/outdoor pool open all year round overlooking the waves? Perfect for vegging out the next day.
Rates start at $89 a night.
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hotels for city dwellers
The impeccably renovated and meticulously curated early 1900s mansion turned boutique hotel is the brainchild of iconic makeup artist Bobbi Brown and her husband, Steven Plofker. After exploring Montclair’s art museum, area gardens, antique shops, galleries, and first-rate restaurants, get cozy with a glass of wine in the hotel’s library or curl up in front of your room’s beautiful fireplace. If you bring your dog, he’ll get comfy in his doggie bed and relish his VIP treatment, too.
Rates start at $329
37 N. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia is a must-see on our luxury resorts in NJ and surrounding areas list. Photo Credit: Rittenhouse Hotel
The Rittenhouse is centrally located across from Rittenhouse Square Public Park and within easy walking distance to most major sites, so you can spend the day going from the Liberty Bell to the Rocky Steps easily. After a day of sightseeing, stop by for afternoon tea at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room, and then treat yourself to the spa’s Signature Couples massage or enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, and steam room. While you’re at it, go all out and get your hair done at the on-site, highly regarded Paul Labrecque Salon—and you’ll be ready to hit the famed Scarpetta restaurant and Library Bar downstairs.
Rates start at $765
210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
In the heart of Logan Square in downtown Philly, check out the hotel’s curated art collection and visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps away. Then, ease into the evening with plush seating, fire pits, and champagne cocktails at the hotel’s rooftop lounge—you’ll have a bird’s eye view of The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter & Paul, City Hall, and other Philly showstoppers.
Rates start at $235
1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
10 more amazing resorts in NJ and the surrounding areas to check out
Wave Resort, 110 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 – (732) 612-9283
Renault Winery and Resort, 72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 – (609) 965-2111
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 – (609) 397-4400
Ocean Place Resort and Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, NJ 07740 – (732) 571-4000
Shorebreak Resorts, Ocean City, and Sea Isle City locations
Bedford Post Inn, 954 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506 – (914) 234-7800
Glenmere Mansion, 634 Pine Hill Road, Chester, NY 10918 – (845) 469-1900
Riverhouse at Odette’s, 274 S. River Road, New Hope, PA 18938 – (215) 682-2022
Hotel SoJo, 660 River Road, Edgewater, NJ 07020 – (201) 313-7200
Which resorts in NJ or the tri-state area have you visited?
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