100 Small Romantic Hotels and Places
Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places
in the world.
When it comes to picking a romantic place, nothing gets our attention quicker than a stunning setting. From the North Pole to Patagonia, and the Scottish
Highlands to the Japanese Alps, we've uncovered secluded romantic hotels
in some of the world's most spectacular settings.
Historic Old-World Districts
We've a soft spot for historic old-world districts with their centuries-old inns, cobblestoned streets, ancient cathedrals
and fortified walls.
We're partial to authentic lived-in neighborhoods filled with artists and galleries, musicians and late-night clubs, chef-owned restaurants and ethnic diversity.
Guidelines to Getting on our Small
Romantic Hotel List
a few years ago, it was so easy for us to pick out a romantic
hotel. We favored stunning settings, good food and
an authentic sense of place. A creative owner's quirky, stylish, whimsical and playful imprint was prized.
Small was beautiful.
But now some of the artistic owners are creating places that are inspiring
design-wise but alas fall a bit short of attending to a guest's
comforts. And some beautiful natural settings are being developed
by hotel groups & developers that are a bit too focused
on selling corporate retreats, condos, villas and time-shares for our tastes.
So we've updated our guidelines, adding two new ones:
1. We're unambashedly in love with and search out artistic, talented one-of-kind
owners. Bottom line, if it is clever and unique enough, a
motel-chic place could get listed here.
2. Were drawing the line on condo-hotels & time-share
properties, however. We just dont think kitchens and
all they entail food shopping, cooking & cleaning
up belong in a romantic place.