While it is true that Delaware offers plenty of overnight accommodations, a special selection exude a whimsical aura ideal for a getaway with the one you love. Whether you are looking for a tranquil escape, a modern beach resort, a historical experience, or a luxury hotel, look no further than the 10 best hotels and resorts for couples in Delaware.
Among the accolades this three-star hotel has racked up are, "Best Wedding Reception Venue" by Delaware Today, and it has recently been remodeled. Two-hundred-and-fifty guest rooms are part of a spacious floor plan that is both “open and luxurious.” Enjoy on-site restaurants and daily room service as well as an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, and a courtyard full of roses, herbs, and vegetables.
This oceanfront hotel is the reincarnation of a Victorian-style beach house, complete with authentic antiques from the time. With 84 different rooms featuring ocean views and grand balconies, each room is decorated is the decor of times past. Plus, get breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Victoria’s Restaurant inside the hotel and don’t forget about yoga and Tai Chi on the beach in the morning.
The Avenue Inn, Spa, and Lounge is located just a block away from the beach, and it provides a bevy of amenities, including a hearty breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and freshly-baked cookies served in the evening. Plus, you will enjoy a full array of spa treatments, “feel-at-home” guest suites, and downtown shopping, entertainment, and restaurants just minutes away at this modern inn for couples and families.
If you are into sunsets on the beach, a private bay, and king-sized rooms with ocean views than look no further. With 67 rooms featuring seaside vistas, free Wi-Fi, cable, the Bay Resort offers guests the ability to eat in or to spend their days poolside. Plus, with the private 250-foot dock bay fishing and crabbing, jet skiing, and kayaking are ever-popular activities.
Built in 1836, this hotel reflects Federal and Greek Revival styles and is one of only 10 in the state remaining from that period. As you would imagine, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers 14 different rooms, each individually designed with antique furnishings. You will find private fireplaces in each room, and breakfast is complimentary. Find on-site dining and more at this tucked away historical spot.
The village of Montchanin boasts 11 preserved and carefully-restored buildings. Once part of the Winterthur Estate, the buildings date back to 1799 through 1910. The 28 guest rooms have been modernized and are furnished with gas fireplaces and professionally landscaped courtyards. Escape to the past and explore the Winterthur Museum Garden and other romantic treasures at this historic estate.
Located on the banks of the Lewes Canal, Hotel Blue offers rooms that are individually decorated. Each room boasts beautiful views of the canal and includes a fireplace and access to the rooftop pool. With complimentary coffee, tea, and espresso in the lobby, you’re sure to be refreshed and ready to explore the historic town of Lewes.
A combination of old world charm and modern amenities, the Inn at Canal Square offers 22 rooms with private balconies overlooking Lewes Harbor. Plus, a European-style breakfast is complimentary each morning, and the hotel is minutes from downtown with restaurants, shops, and activities that will entertain any couple for hours.
If lush garden, brick and stone patios, and a meticulously maintained flower-filled landscape is your idea of Eden, then Dover Gardens, a four-star hotel, might be for you. This mom-and-pop hotel offers a romantic escape from the hubbub of everyday life, and, with 800-square-feet of space, you'll have room to roam the grounds in peace and tranquility.
If your idea of a couples escape includes five spacious rooms at a privately owned B&B on eight tranquil acres, this might be your place for you. Amenities include rooms with full tub, a pool and, game tables, bicycles, kayaks, patio deck, and a screened in porch. The idyllic grounds include a pond and march, a creek, and several landscaped areas with flowers and shrubs. Plus, this is a pet-friendly hotel, so take Fido along.