The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in New Jersey

Share the love by checking you and your partner into one of New Jersey's many romantic hotels
Share the love by checking you and your partner into one of New Jersey's many romantic hotels | Courtesy of Asbury Ocean Club Hotel / Booking.com
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13 December 2021
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Stop before you swipe left on New Jersey. The Garden State promises to satisfy your desires, offering everything from sublime natural beauty to a thriving culinary scene. While it’s often overshadowed by its neighbor New York, New Jersey actually makes for a prime nest for lovebirds with lots of space to beat the crowds. You didn’t think romance was a Jersey thing? Think again when you cast your eye on some of the third state’s most salubrious hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Bungalow Hotel, for an arty getaway

A room at Bungalow Hotel with a double bed with white linen, a France-themed wall hanging and a small red sofa
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Of the many romantic New Jersey hotels, the Bungalow is easily the choice for art-lovers who are sketching a kid-included romantic getaway. Oversized rooms with full kitchens and fireplaces have enough room for the whole family. Perhaps most importantly, there’s a dedicated space for your little ones at the nearby Wave Resort. You’re free to use all of their amenities, including the children’s playroom, so you can admire the Bungalow’s art gallery with only a cab sauv holding your hand.

Madison Hotel, for sophisticated surroundings

Bar and seating area at Madison Hotel with dark-wood walls and ceilings, and lots of sofas and armchairs
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Elegant grandeur not unlike your spouse’s style awaits at the Madison Hotel. A truly romantic hotel in New Jersey in everything from its personalized service to its refined, warm wooden interior, we insist that you book the Presidential Suite. If the added space doesn’t convince you, then let the library-like sitting area of this exquisite room be the place where your loved one can finally drop their shoulders for the weekend.

Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, for a luxurious oasis

The terrace at Asbury Ocean Club Hotel in the evening, featuring wicker seating with pink cushions and many plants
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Give your parenting partner the break they deserve with the simple yet luxurious oasis that is the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel. Sprawled out under the sun on the oceanfront pool deck, the only finger they’ll have to raise is when gesturing to the granita cart for another mimosa. You can do the heavy lifting for them, which essentially amounts to booking them a massage at the spa and ensuring that The Draw Room has a table for two ready when the pampering concludes.

The Peacock Inn, for fine food and drink

A room at The Peacock Inn with a double bed with grey headboard, and gold-colored drapes and curtains
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When only a mansion will do for your lover, The Peacock Inn is sure to impress. It brings a luxurious style to Princeton that is unrivaled and your beau will surely agree when they spot the rain showerhead with three body jets and the heated floors in your junior suite’s bathroom. They’ll know that this former Colonial mansion delivers taste in spades when they literally taste the Lancaster Valley beef tartare, bourbon praline baba, and vintage 1996 Tinta Negra Madeira at the Inn’s restaurant.

Lambertville House, for a laid-back and lavish stay

The exterior of Lambertville House which is painted green and white, with some exposed brick, and has a balcony on the first floor
Courtesy of Lambertville House / Expedia

Love can be exciting even when it’s laid-back and the Lambertville House proves it. This lavish hotel asks that you do nothing more than lounge in your suite, enjoying the gas fireplace, original stone walls, and jetted tub to your heart’s content. Up the ante with a Carriage House king suite and stay locked away in pleasurable privacy until the crab cakes at the hotel’s restaurant tempt you outside into the world again.

Ocean Casino Resort, for dancing the night away

Resort, Hotel, Luxury
An indoor pool with handrails on two sides, looking towards a spa area at Ocean Casino Resort
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We can almost guarantee that you’ll get lucky without ever touching the gaming floor when you book a room for two at Ocean Casino Resort. Reserve a one-bedroom suite and let your lover choose how they want to spend the night. Pampering in the spa? Laps in the pool? Sun tanning on the beach? They can do it all within footsteps of your suite, including dancing the night away in your arms at the HQ2 Nightclub on-site.

Chateau Inn and Suites, for views of Potter Park

Courtyard at Chateau Inn and Suites with sunbeds, tables and chairs, and lots of plants
Courtesy of Chateau Inn and Suites / Expedia

Chateau Inn and Suites is a simply divine romantic hotel in New Jersey for couples, not only because it’s facing Divine Park. The penthouse parlor room is heaven between four walls; walls that host a jacuzzi, wet bar, and oversized rain shower for helping your beau clean behind their ears, of course. Afternoon tea, coffee and refreshments may be the only thing to lure you downstairs if only to rehydrate before retreating back to the panoramic views of Potter Park.

The Reeds at Shelter Haven, for plenty of pampering

The sun deck at The Reeds at Shelter Haven featuring several sofas with red cushions and views of the nearby water
Courtesy of The Reeds at Shelter Haven / Expedia

Show your partner love with a little pampering at The Reeds. Right on the shores of Shelter Haven, the Salt Spa will delight them from head to toe with floatation therapy, light therapy, and a host of treatments including waxing, blow-outs, tanning, and facials. Let them experience a Rasul Mud Ritual undisturbed while you heat up the double-sided fireplace in the Salt Suite. You’re going to want the mood to be perfect when you treat them to your own custom massage.

Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District, for easy access from Manhattan

A contemporary reception room at Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District with tables and chairs
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There’s no crowding under this Canopy. This hotel in Jersey City’s Arts District provides easy access – and an easy escape – from Manhattan via the train. Launch dreamy day trips to the Big Apple from your king suite, acting out countless Hollywood love scenes around the city. You’ll have time to write your own passionate pages when you return for wine at the Canopy Central Bar. You’ll also receive a local gift on arrival, but don’t worry, it’s not going to upstage any romantic gesture you may have planned.

Virginia Hotel and Cottages, for proximity to Cape May

The outdoor swimming pool at Virginia Hotel and Cottages surrounded by white sunbeds with parasols
Courtesy of Virginia Hotel and Cottages / Booking.com

Seaside sophistication on the Jersey Shore makes Virginia Hotel and Cottages one of the most romantic hotels near New Jersey’s Cape May. Not unlike true love, it’s the little details that make this historic hotel special. Belle Flower wallpaper, custom furnishings designed specifically for the hotel, and bath amenities curated with ingredients from local farms will surprise and delight you. Look out the window of your Jackson Room suite and you’ll see horse-drawn carriages helping to set the mood, too.

For more options, discover our guide on the best hotels in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and book now on Culture Trip.

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