If you’re lucky enough to have a kid-free night or two, planning an escape to one of the romantic hotels in NJ is a must. And with chic boutique styles, cozy inns, and elegant bed and breakfasts, it’s an easy (and close) getaway during a mid-week night or entire weekend. Scroll down for our picks for the most romantic hotels in NJ for a couple’s getaway (a gift certificate to be redeemed at a later date is always a good idea), and be sure to check out our guide to the luxurious adult-only hotels for more ideas on where to spend couple time. (featured photo credit: istock/MonicaNinker)
Relax and unwind at these romantic hotels in NJ
Owned by husband and wife Steven Plokfer and Bobbi Brown (yup, the makeup maven behind her eponymous line and Jones Road), The George feels like you landed in a chic country house in Great Britain. Originally built in 1902 as a private residence for Charles Van Vleck, the hotel has a modern aesthetic with historic bones—it boasts 31 uniquely decorated rooms, each with a customized and distinct feel (and featured in Architectural Digest and Vogue). Cozy up to the roaring fire with a glass of wine during happy hour in the Library, sweat on a Peloton at the onsite gym, or snuggle up in the room outfitted with brand partners like Caspar and Nespresso.
Rates start at $379 a night
37 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
The Bernards Inn
Located in the adorable town of Bernardsville, busy area parents love this beautifully appointed Inn for a one-night staycation away from the kids. Each stately and elegant room at the Inn is named after a Somerset County historic estate, providing a unique story into the past of this century-old hotel. And dining in the newly opened Red Horse Tavern from renowned chef David Burke is a must, where a night of gourmet cuisine, sexy cocktails, and heavenly desserts sets the scene for romance.
Rates start at $230 a night
27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Want to feel like you’ve hopped on a plane and escaped to a bucolic countryside? Head to Hunterdon County, where The Woolverton Inn is set on over 300 acres of gorgeous farmland, forest, and adorable sheep. Spend the weekend lounging by the fire in a cottage, dipping into one of the in-room whirlpool tubs for two, sitting on the patio, and enjoying the gourmet country breakfast served every morning. When it’s time for dinner, the charming towns of Lambertville and New Hope are nearby and offer lots of delicious options.
Rates start at $299 a night, and add-on packages are available
6 Woolverton Rd Stockton, New Jersey 08559
The Peacock Inn
Dating back to the 1700s, The Peacock Inn has many historical touchstones—it was once a meeting place for the members of the original colonies, operated as a Prohibition-era speakeasy, and hosted noteworthy guests, including Albert Einstein. The Inn has gotten a sophisticated upgrade since those days, with luxury amenities ranging from rain showers, heated bathroom floors, and flat-screen TVs. The elegant restaurant features creative farm-to-table cuisine from nearby farms and purveyors.
Rates start at $287 a night
20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
Chateau Inn and Suites
Located in beautiful Spring Lake, the Chateau is one of those romantic hotels in NJ that’s popular with honeymooners and couples. Spend time in the gracious lobby area with elegant furnishings or hang in the newly appointed posh rooms that go from cozy to spacious. For a real treat, opt for a parlor size on the second floor with views of the park, 10 ft tin ceilings, flat screen TV, a wet bar, and a soaking tub in a luxe, marble-appointed bathroom.
Rates start at $139 a night
500 Warren Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Such a cozy and inviting atmosphere at The Reeds at Shelter Haven. Photo credit: @thereedssh
The Reeds at Shelter Haven
Want to hear the sounds of the waves and smell the salt air any time of year? Head to the quaint town of Stone Harbor and check into The Reeds, a year-round luxury boutique hotel. Rooms and suites are filled with plush furnishings that ooze relaxation and are decorated in soothing whites, blues, and neutrals. Four restaurants operated by the Reeds include the sleek Water Star Grille at the hotel with stunning views and seafood towers, and the casual Stone Harbor Pizza Pub next door offering panoramic sunset views and gourmet slices And before you check out, spend some time at the Salt Spa, complete with facials, massages, manis and pedis, and more.
Rates start at $149 a night
9601 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Ocean Casino Resort
This lively and stunning resort fits the bill for couples that like their romance with a side of excitement. After you check into your well-appointed room with panoramic views of the beach and Atlantic, you can head down to the action. 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? Perfect for vegging out the next day.
Rates start at $89 a night.
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
The Virginia Hotel and Cottages
Located in the heart of historic Cape May, this 24-room boutique hotel is adults-only, with access to using sister property Congress Hall amenities (hello spa time). Only a block from the beach, Virginia has been impeccably designed with an onsite, farm-to-table restaurant, The Ebbit Room, known for its romantic atmosphere and award-winning cuisine. The rooms have relaxed elegance with a stylish beachy palette—think crisp white bedding, soft blue fabrics, and coral accents—and all include bath amenities made from local Beach Plum Farms and daily continental breakfast with freshly baked treats.
Rates start at $180 a night
25 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
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