Although Delaware may be the second smallest state in the US, it’s packed full of places to explore and romantic getaways for every kind of couple. Delaware is mostly level plains, with some rolls, forest and wetlands. Still many of the towns in Delaware offer history and heritage of colonial and revolutionary times. The best place to be, however, is along the coast Delaware is also home to many coastal towns, which offer bed and breakfasts, hotels and historic inns just minutes away from the coast.
The sandy beaches and ocean breeze await any couple who is seeking a coastal holiday without all of the busy tourist areas of other coastal states. The climate in Delaware makes this a perfect summer holiday because of the warm summers and cold winters. Couples will be able to find their very best vacation among any one of the hideaways that Delaware has to offer.
Let’s have a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Delaware:
1. The Avenue
The Avenue is located on Rehoboth Beach, just a block away from the boardwalk. Couples will enjoy any one of the Avenue’s many guest rooms and suite, each room giving a home away from home feeling while also providing the kind of luxury amenities that many comes to expect on a vacation getaway. Whatever room you choose, you’ll be just a block away from warm, sandy beaches.
The Avenue serves a complimentary continental breakfast every morning, and an afternoon Hospitality Hour that offers wine and cheese. Along with being just a short walk away from the famous Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, the Avenue also offers a luxury beach resort spa, perfect for couples looking to relax together.
2. Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
Located in Rehoboth Beach, this oceanfront hotel is a Victorian style beach house with authentic antiques seamlessly blended in with modern amenities. There are 84 different rooms, many that offer ocean views just outside the window or balcony. Each room is beautiful decorated with Victorian style, decor and furnishings.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be found at Victoria’s Restaurant, at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. From delicious breakfast, to fine dining, couple will enjoy the entire menu. Amenities at the hotel include afternoon tea, as well as heated soaking pool. During the summertime, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel offers live music entertainment, as well as Yoga and Tai Chi on the beach.
3. The Bellmoor Inn and Spa
This upscale resort hotel is located in Rehoboth Beach, and it offers an array of accommodations with luxury amenities. The main building of the Bellmoor Inn offers an array of guest rooms and suites with simply, modern design. Behind the main building is the Palmer House, which has six different rooms with their own private entrance, so couples can enjoy their quiet vacation without the noise of other guests.
A full, hot breakfast is served every morning at the Bellmoor, made fresh with a variety of breakfast options. Afternoon refreshments are also available between 4 pm and 5 pm. The Bellmoor also has a shuttle service that can bring guests to and from the nearby Rehoboth Beach and the famous Rehoboth boardwalk.
4. The Brick hotel
Just 15 miles from Delaware beaches, the Brick Hotel is located in Georgetown. The Brick Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and offers guests an array of 14 different rooms, each with their own unique style and decor and antique furnishings. Each room comes with a fireplace for couple to cosy up in during the cool nights.
The Brick Restaurant is the onsite dining venue, and serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Breakfast is served complimentary to guests each morning. The Brick Hotel is centrally located for couples to explore the antique shops in the area, or to travel to the nearby busy beach area.
5. Bethany Beach Hotel
Located on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk in Bethany Beach, the Bethany Beach Hotel is perfect for couples who are seeking that oceanfront experience. This hotel is an all-suite property, and there are 112 different luxury suites for guest to choose from, with private balconies and views of the nearby ocean.
Free full American or hot breakfast are both available for guests every morning, while the 99 Sea Level restaurant offers lunch and dinner options with locally sourced ingredients. Oceanova is the onsite spa, perfect for couples who want to rejuvenate before they hit the beach just steps away from the hotel’s front doors.
6. Hotel Rehoboth
Located in downtown Rehoboth Beach, the Hotel Rehoboth is a boutique establishment that offers 52 different accommodations that can range from studios to suites. The downtown location of the Hotel Rehoboth makes it a perfect place for couple who love to be in the center of all the excitement, including the beach and boardwalk.
Hotel Rehoboth offers complimentary breakfast each morning for the guests, as well as an onsite restaurant that even offers room service options for couples who want to sneak away for a private meal. The shuttle takes guests to and from the nearby beach and boardwalk, and even offers chairs and towels.
7. Dover Garden Suites
This Mom and Pop hotel is located in Dover, and it’s surrounding by beautiful and stunning gardens all around the property. This particular location specializes in extended stay vacations, but can also offer couples units for just a weekend if you’re looking for a quick and quiet romantic escape from your day to day life.
Each room has a refrigerator and microwave, for guests to enjoy their meals at any time, as well as close location to nearby restaurants. The most stunning feature of the Dover Garden Suites is, of course, the stunning and beautiful gardens. Couples will love a stroll through the flowers and trees for a romantic time alone.
8. The Inn and Spa at Montchanin Village
Located in Wilmington, this beautiful location is made up of 11 different buildings that have been restored from their original periods, all built between 1799 to 1970. Throughout the buildings, there are 28 different guest rooms for couples to choose from, many of which offer private courtyards as well as gas lit fireplaces.
Dining at Montchanin Village can be found at Krazy Kat’s Restaurant, which offers fresh and seasonal cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Couples can also enjoy the Spa at Montchanin Village, with therapies that are custom to each guest’s needs. Surrounding the Village are an array of different activities, including the Winterthur Museum Garden and Library and the Delaware Art Museum.
9. Meris Gardens
Nestled in Bethany Beach, Meris Gardens is a beautiful bed and breakfast that is hidden away from the rest of the tourist areas within the surrounding woods. There are 14 private rooms, each of which comes with a full en-suite bathroom, fridge, television and even Wi-Fi. Couples will love this quiet getaway to retreat to after all the fun that Bethany Beach has to offer.
Daily breakfast is served for guests free of charge, with waffles and fresh fruit available. Surrounding Maris Gardens are beautiful gardens with a gazebo, and guests are welcome to free bicycle usage to get around the nearby town of Bethany Beach. Of course, the coast is just a short way away for guests to explore.
10. Hotel Blue
Located in Lewes, the Blue Hotel is the perfect place for couples to escape, at this all-adult upscale hotel located right on the canal. Hotel Blue is a boutique hotel with several different styles of rooms, from one-bedroom suites to tower suites that overlook the beautiful canal. Rooms are all equipped with fireplaces for couples to cozy up to after a long day of exploring the area.
Hotel Blue offers complimentary tea, coffee and espresso in the lobby, and is located within easy traveling distance of all the best Lewes restaurants. This historic town will have all kinds of things for couples to explore, including shopping and seasonal, area events. Not to mention, the Blue Hotel is less than half a mile from the beach!
11. The Bay Resort Motel
Located in Dewey Beach, this waterfront property is a dream come true for visitors who want to spend their time relaxing and watching beautiful sunsets in their private bay. Featuring 67 beautifully designed double and king-size rooms with refreshing views, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and cable.
As if that’s not enough, most of the rooms include well-equipped kitchenettes to provide guests the ability to prepare meals at their convenience. Guests can have the time of their lives splashing about in the pool, or swimming in the private cove, and for those who like fishing and crabbing, this place has them covered too!
12. Hotel Rodney
Located in the heart of downtown Lewes, this boutique hotel is surrounded by history and as well as luxury. The Hotel Rodney was built in 1926 and has been renovated for the comfort of guests from all over. There are six different rooms of varying sizes, so couples can choose between a deluxe suite or even the master suite.
The nearby restaurants will make sure guests have the best choices for meals, from the Rose and Crown to Jerry’s Seafood, perfect for whatever the craving may be. Hotel Rodney is both centrally located for guests to explore the downtown area of Lewes, as well as hit the beach for a fun day at the coast.
13. Hilton Wilmington
This luxury hotel has been recently renovated, and is located in Wilmington. The location allows for guests to easily explore Wilmington as well as nearby town of Newark. There are 250 different guest rooms and suites with spacious floor plans that will allow for the best romantic getaway for every couple.
Couples will really enjoy daily room service, served from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM, for some romantic privacy with their meals. However, there’s also the Market Kitchen and Bar, as well as the Patio for onsite restaurants. Along with the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, Hilton Wilmington also has the outdoor courtyard, full of herbs and vegetables and roses.
14. The Inn at Canal Square
Nestled in the heart of historic Lewes, the Inn at Canal Square sits on the waterfront, offering both old world charm as well as modern amenities and accommodations. There are 22 different accommodations, and couples will enjoy a spacious guestroom or suite that has a private balcony that overlooks the Lewes Harbor.
An extensive and European-style breakfast is served complimentary each morning to the Inn’s guests, with fine dining for lunch and dinner just minutes away in downtown Lewes. The Inn is the perfect location for couples who are eager to explore the surrounding area, with Lewes’ downtown shops and beaches right around the corner.
15. Lazy L Bed and Breakfast
The Lazy L Bed and Breakfast really does the name justice. This is the perfect location for couples who want to take it slow on their romantic getaway. Located in Lewes, the Lazy L is nestled away from all the busy streets of Lewes, surrounded by beautiful grounds and trees. There are 5 spacious guest rooms and a private cottage for couples to enjoy.
Hot breakfast is served every morning on the porch, with a selection from fresh fruit and baked goods, as well as waffles or pancakes. The Lazy L has eight stunning acres of property to explore, and couples can kayak, bird watch, or just enjoy the tranquil afternoon. During the summer, there is also a heated swimming pool, or a hot tub all year round.