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Garden Cottage at Old Monterey Inn

17 Most Romantic Suites at California Boutique Hotels

Romance blooms more brilliantly in the right setting, and few places are better at stirring the heart strings than an intimate boutique hotel. With enchanting views, secluded snuggle-worthy spaces, and amenities to set the mood, these suites top our list of the most romantic in California.

Grand Reserve Inn
Tuscany Suite at Grand Reserve Inn

Grand Reserve Inn

Each of five bright and spacious suites is custom-tailored for romance. Open layouts invite couples to lounge in front of a stone fireplace, sink into a dreamy king bed, or rendezvous on the private patio to catch the sun rising behind sweeping views of the vineyard.

Sonoma Suite at Kenwood Inn
Sonoma Suite at Kenwood Inn

Kenwood Inn & Spa

The Sonoma Suite features custom Italian furnishings and amenities that inspire closeness. A three-sided fireplace separates the California King featherbed from the over-sized bath with a jetted tub, glass-enclosed walk-in shower, and dual vanities. A second fireplace warms a separate sitting room with a half bath.

Empire Suite at Gingerbread Mansion Inn
Empire Suite at Gingerbread Mansion Inn

Gingerbread Mansion

As you enter the Empire Suite through double doors on the third floor of a century-old Victorian, an opulent California King bed greets you, flanked on either side by towering Corinthian columns. The suite features two fireplaces, including one set beside an antique clawfoot soaking tub.

Live Oak Suite at Eden Vale Inn
Live Oak Suite at Eden Vale Inn

Eden Vale Inn

Like nests in the native trees they honor, these suites invite couples to re-connect. At the touch of a button, lights dim, the fireplace glows, and the private outdoor tub fills in anticipation of an intimate soak for two. Surrounding gardens feature a placid pond and the songs of over 50 species of birds.

Bandit's Bungalow at Nick's Cove
Bandit’s Bungalow at Nick’s Cove – Photo by Jackie Greaney

Nick’s Cove

Wood-burning stoves and moody views of Tomales Bay create the perfect setting for a love story in 1930s-era waterfront cottages. Lofty, plush beds make perfect viewing spots for the pier, the water, and the hills beyond. The romance continues with claw-foot or copper tubs and heated tile floors in updated bathrooms with a vintage feel.

Leta Suite at Benbow Historic Inn
Leta Suite at Benbow Historic Inn

Benbow Historic Inn

Newly built Founders’ Rooms capture the romance of a bygone era, blending seamlessly with the 1920s architecture of this historic English Tudor resort. Nothing recalls the innocence and passion of young love like a clawfoot tub, old-world antiques, or a large window framing an idyllic outdoor scene.

King Luxury Suite at Farmhouse Inn
King Luxury Suite at Farmhouse Inn

Farmhouse Inn

The King Luxury Suite is an oasis of privacy, with a double-sided fireplace to warm couples whether they’re cuddling indoors or out. A jetted tub overlooks the woods through large windows, a heaven-sent feather bed is layered with European linens and down comforters, and fresh seasonal flowers adorn every room.

Lower Garden Ofuro Room at Tallman Hotel
Lower Garden Ofuro Room at Tallman Hotel

Tallman Hotel

Ultra-private patios outside the four Lower Garden Rooms feature wooden Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs and outdoor showers. Inside, classic Eastlake style is conveyed through hand-painted lighting, luxurious linens, and custom fabric and wall treatments showcasing a blend of muted colors and patterns.

Abbeywood Cottage at the Simpson House Inn
Abbeywood Cottage at the Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn

No detail has been overlooked throughout this upscale 1874 Victorian estate, but the carriage house rooms and English-style cottages tucked into the back corners of the property are particularly private and romantic. An acre of lush English gardens hidden by tall hedges is studded with trickling fountains and quiet places to hold hands.

Garden Cottage at Old Monterey Inn
Garden Cottage at Old Monterey Inn

Old Monterey Inn

The Garden Cottage is reminiscent of an English countryside manor. Storybook charm abounds thanks to an intimate fireside sitting area, a Jacuzzi tub for two, and a king-sized down bed with a view of lush gardens through a sunny bay window. A trellised garden patio provides privacy and romance.

Copper Suite at McCloud Hotel
Copper Suite at McCloud Hotel

McCloud Hotel

The spacious Copper Suite exudes Arts and Crafts style with five-panel doors, Stickley-inspired armchairs, mission lamps, and rich fabrics benefiting of the period. But the show-stopper is an over-sized copper soaking tub that invites a luxurious soak for two. Doors open to a semi-private balcony with a peek of Mount Shasta.

Grand Suite at Enchante Boutique Hotel
Grand Suite at Enchante Boutique Hotel

Enchante Boutique Hotel

This European-inspired boutique hotel exudes romance through understated luxury, with amenities like Carrera marble bathrooms, monogrammed robes, organic mattresses, and sheets like silk. The 700-square-foot Grand Suite features sweeping views and the ambiance of a Parisian penthouse. Ornate chandeliers and muted earth tones strike a harmonious balance of drama and simplicity.

Wintu Suite at McCloud Mercantile Hotel
Shasta Wintu Suite at McCloud Mercantile Hotel

McCloud Mercantile Hotel

The Shasta Wintu Suite is enveloped in warm wood floors and walls. An enormous log platform bed draped with white faux fur sits beneath one of two gabled windows with views of Mount Shasta. A spacious bath features a sunken spa tub for two and custom tile of smooth black pebbles.

Grove Suite at Inn at Newport Ranch
Grove Suite at Inn at Newport Ranch

Inn at Newport Ranch

The Redwood House suites make the most of their namesake trees by relying on 24 redwoods for architectural support. From this stunning oceanfront location, couples can enjoy sweeping water views from their private hot tub, full kitchen, or comfortable bed with a headboard formed from the trunk of an ancient tree.

Egyptian Suite at The Victorian Mansion
Egyptian Suite at The Victorian Mansion

The Victorian Mansion

Draped in opulent fabrics, the Egyptian Suite conjures the desert sands of the Sahara with Persian rugs,  rich golds, and dreamy blues. A dramatic four-poster raised bed is a couple of steps to an in-suite hot tub. A life-sized sarcophagus hides the bathroom entrance, which features hand-painted Egyptian tiles and a mural befitting an ancient pharaoh.

Library Suite at Carter House Inns
Library Suite at Carter House Inns

Carter House Inns

On the second floor of a grand Victorian, the Library Suite welcomes abundant sunlight through over-sized windows surrounding a cozy alcove, highlighting the room’s tall ceilings, ornate wood trim, and wood burning fireplace. The spacious bath features double shower heads and a Jacuzzi tub.

Mendocino Seaside Cottage
Mendocino Seaside Cottage

Mendocino Seaside Cottage

The 42-year love affair of two “true romantics” permeates every inch of this seaside getaway. Created by the couple as a romantic getaway after getting married at a nearby outdoor spot years before, this private estate just 70 yards from the Pacific Ocean boasts spacious suites with sweeping ocean views, Jacuzzi tubs for two, and fireplaces.