20 Romantic Hotels for Less Than $125 a Night
The Godfrey in Chicago's Near North neighborhood is a frugal choice for an urban getaway. The on-site spa features the usual array of services (extra charges apply) as well as massage treatments for couples. Reviewers at Priceline praise the modern, chic door but recommend booking a room far from the rooftop lounge. Rates start at $99 a night.
The Forest Houses Resort features 16 cabins, including three that rent for $125 or less a night. Each boasts its own set of charms, affording guests seclusion amid 20 acres of woods and hard by a mountain stream. Reviewers at TripAdvisor lavish praise on the picturesque canyon location, noting that they found the peace they came for.
Inhabiting a century-old building in downtown St. Paul, Hotel 340 struts European-style door and charm. Reviewers at Yelp note that guests receive an actual room key, so rare in modern times -- and so romantic. There's a choice of rooms and suites to fit different budgets, with a standard queen starting at $114 a night.
The grand entrance of the Savannah House Hotel screams luxury, but don't be misled. Rooms start at $75 a night and include hot breakfast and evening ice cream, cobbler, and cookies. Reviews on Priceline the staff's friendliness, the comfortable rooms, and the stunning view of the Ozarks from the front lobby but caution that the path to the hotel is pretty steep.
Located at the far end of the interstate highway system and right at the water's edge, Homer is the last stop on the modern American frontier. Land's End Resort's simple door fits the setting, as do prices starting at $89. Guest reviews at Travelocity approve of the breathtaking view of bay, birds, and wildlife, but suggest the place could use some updating.
A luxury hotel within walking distance of the colorful Old Market downtown area, Hotel Deco XV is a budget find. The building is a local landmark and the elegant and lavish rooms follow art deco design principles. On TripAdvisor, previous hotel guests rave about the friendly staff, the chic door, and the terrific showers. Nightly rates start at $109.
Pittsburgh's only historic boutique hotel, The Priory was once a Benedictine monastery and has been cited in Zagat for "monastic charm." It's located on the outskirts of downtown and features all the modern amenities. Reviewers posting on TripAdvisor enthuse about the tasteful door and unique setting. Standard queen rooms start at $109.