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6 Affordable Romantic Getaways in the U.S. That Couples Will Love

Picking a destination that is both romantic and budget-friendly can be tough, but the United States is full of vacation spots that work well with a tight travel budget. Love birds can rekindle the fire with a change of scenery, as these affordable romantic getaways in the U.S. offer budget-friendly attractions, spectacular scenery and self-guided activities.

Close up of romantic young couple on city rooftop terrace

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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve highlighted romantic getaways that won’t break the bank. These affordable romantic getaways in the U.S. start at less than $200 a night – providing extra incentive to add them to your list. Start planning your dreamy escape, from the charming streets of Savannah to a quiet shoreline in Florida.

Sedona, Arizona

Upper Antelope Canyon near the historic town of Page at Lake Powell, affordable romantic getaways

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Sedona is easily one of the most captivating and affordable romantic getaways in the United States, as most couples come here to enjoy its scenic splendours. Located between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix, Sedona is set in the “Red Rock Country”, offering kilometres of magnificent rock formations and scenic hiking trails that are a dream for adventure-loving couples.

Horseshoe Bend At Sunset, affordable romantic getaways

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Most Romantic Experiences in Sedona:

  • Plunge down natural slides into cool pools of water and cliff jumping at Slide Rock State Park.
  • Experience the world-famous vortex at Cathedral Rock, with stunning 360-degree views found at its summit.
  • Sample local wines from small-batch vineyards at Decanter, Page Springs Cellars and Burning Tree Cellars.

Top Hotels in Sedona, Arizona for Couples

The Inn Above Oak Creek

The Inn Above Oak Creek

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Sitting high above Oak Creek, The Inn Above Oak Creek offers stunning red rock views. Red Rock rooms feature fireplaces, flat-screen TVs and whirlpool tubs, while Creekside rooms boast private balconies overlooking Oak Creek. Celebrating something special? Stay in the Oak Creek Suite for a gourmet kitchen and leather couches.

Couples will find it easy to disconnect at this nature-inspired hotel, which features a private oasis by the creek with Adirondack chairs and hammocks. When you’re ready to explore, Sedona’s art galleries are within walking distance and you can access a variety of National Forest trails.

Nearby Attractions:

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 90 – USD 212
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: 556 Hwy 179, Sedona, Arizona, United States

Arroyo Pinion Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection

Arroyo Pinion Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection, affordable romantic getaways

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Arroyo Pinion Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection is located in the heart of Red Rock Country, offers eco-friendly and affordable accommodations. Rooms boast premium bedding, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffee makers. Couples can upgrade for extra luxuries such as hot tubs, fireplaces and patios.

Begin your day with a hot cup of coffee at the complimentary continental breakfast or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Get out and explore stunning red sandstone formations nearby, then retreat to the hotel to enjoy its seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. Don’t miss the stunning sunset views from the poolside patio.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Thunder Mountain Trailhead (1.7 kilometres)
  • Sedona Village Shopping Center (2 kilometres)
  • Slide Rock State Park (16.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 138 – USD 262
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 3119 Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona, United States

Hotel Location

Portland, Maine

Portland Head Light - Cape Elizabeth, affordable romantic getaways

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With a thriving harbour, photo-worthy lighthouse and local restaurants serving delectable seafood, Portland, Maine offers a mix of history and outdoor adventures. This is our top pick for the most affordable romantic getaways because couples can enjoy secluded beaches, fascinating museums and quiet strolls through the Old Port.

Portland, Main Cityscape downtown, affordable romantic getaways

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Most Romantic Experiences in Portland:

  • Admire famous pieces of art from Andy Warhol and Claude Monet at Portland Museum of Art.
  • See Portland from a new perspective aboard one of the schooners listed on the National Register of Historic Places with Portland Schooner Co.
  • Walk hand-in-hand along the cobblestoned Old Port, which is lined with boutiques, art galleries and local restaurants.

Top Hotels in Portland, Maine for Couples

Inn on Carleton

Inn on Carleton, affordable romantic getaways

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Inn on Carleton is set on a quiet street in Portland’s historic West End, just minutes from downtown’s restaurants, shops and museums. Housed in a restored 1869 Victorian-era home, the affordable romantic rooms boast electric fireplaces, plush bedding and flat-screen TVs. Couples will love the cosy Waterfront room, which features a clawfoot soaking tub.

The first floor of the three-story bed and breakfast features the stylish dining room and grand front parlour, while the second and third floors host the six individually decorated rooms. Enjoy the complimentary two-course gourmet breakfast with locally sourced ingredients, then soak up the scenery in the tranquil English Garden.

Nearby Attractions:

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 129 – USD 231
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: 46 Carleton Street, Portland, Maine, United States

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, affordable romantic getaways

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Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is a charming hotel set in the city’s Old Port neighbourhood. Surrounded by boutique shops and housed within a late 19th-century armoury, its luxury rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and complimentary morning coffee, while spacious suites add Jacuzzi tubs and private decks.

Couples can unwind at the lavish on-site spa, which offers body treatments as well as Jacuzzis, saunas, Vichy showers and steam rooms. The upscale Eighteen95 Restaurant pairs locally sourced American cuisine with award-winning cocktails, and the laid-back Armory Lounge offers classic pub favourites like fish and chips.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Portland Symphony Orchestra (700 metres)
  • The Gelato Fiasco Old Port (160 metres)
  • Harbor Fish Market (230 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 133 – USD 468
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 20 Milk Street, Portland, Maine, United States

Hotel Location

Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park Fountain at a mid-summer night., affordable romantic getaways

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Savannah is Georgia’s quintessential Southern jewel, beloved for its walkable Historic District lined with foliage-filled parks, grand mansions and a picturesque waterfront. It’s one of the most affordable romantic getaways because couples will find plenty to do, from delving into the city’s rich history to restaurant hopping for hearty Southern cuisine.

Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah, affordable romantic getaways

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Most Romantic Experiences in Savannah:

  • Experience the 300 years of preserved history in the Landmark Historic District with a walking tour.
  • Learn about the city’s history while enjoying stunning skyline views on a romantic ride with Savannah Riverboat Cruises.
  • Enjoy a sweet treat at Leopold’s Ice Cream, an old-fashioned creamery where the tutti-frutti flavour was born.

Top Hotels in Savannah, Georgia for Couples

River Street Inn

River Street Inn

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Set in a 200-year-old cotton warehouse in the downtown Historic District, River Street Inn embodies Savannah’s Southern charm. Sophisticated rooms feature four-poster beds, flat-screen TVs and turndown service with homemade sweets. Splurge for an upgraded room with private balconies overlooking the Savannah River and historic River Street.

Step inside to admire the five-storey atrium and industrial-style architecture with exposed brick walls, authentic fireplaces and original pine floors. Bernie’s Oyster House serves signature seafood dishes, while Cafe M transports you to Paris with its quaint French decor and chocolate croissants. For live music, river views and Grouper Fingers, head to local favourite Tubby’s.

Nearby Attractions:

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 118 – USD 297
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: 124 East Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia, United States

The DeSoto

The DeSoto, Affordable romantic getaways

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Overlooking Madison Square, The DeSoto is located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. Save money in the DeSoto Standard King, which features luxury bedding, walk-in showers and flat-screen TVs. Want a room with a view? Upgrade to a King Skyline View for a private balcony with city views or book a King Poolside Oasis for a semi-private veranda.

Explore the museum-worthy lobby art gallery showcasing local art pieces or sip cocktails at Edgar’s Proof & Provision. Enjoy a date night at 1540 Room, which serves southern-infused cuisine and decadent desserts. HotelsCombined visitors love the sparkling outdoor pool with its fire pits, fountains and a cabana bar.

Nearby Attractions:

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 118 – USD 280
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, Georgia, United States

Hotel Location

 

Amelia Island, Florida

The Beach at Big Talbot Island, Florida, affordable romantic getaways

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One of Florida’s top beaches, Amelia Island is also one of the most affordable romantic getaways in the United States. Quaint Fernandina Beach is the most popular place to stay, as this small-town gem boasts expansive stretches of white sand beaches, a historic downtown area and plenty of outdoor excursions for nature lovers.

Twilight on the beach at Amelia Island, Florida, affordable romantic getaways

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Most Romantic Experiences on Amelia Island:

  • Catch the sunrise at Main Beach Park or search for seashell treasures like scallops, moon snail or whelk.
  • Join a horseback ride on the beach or set out on a sunset sail to spot dolphins, sea turtles and manatees.
  • Explore downtown Fernandina Beach with its blocks of cobbled streets with Victorian-era architecture and antique markets.

Top Hotels in Amelia Island, Florida for Couples

Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation

Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation

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Located in Northeast Florida, Villas Of Amelia Island Plantation features 5.6 kilometres of secluded beach, 36 holes of championship golf and adults-only pools. From ocean-view rooms to secluded villas, couples have numerous accommodation choices. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs with premium channels, coffee makers and living rooms, while two and three-bedroom options are also available.

Couples can enjoy the nature-inspired full-service spa, the fitness centre with a lap pool and nine on-site restaurants, including Bob’s Steak & Chop House with prime steaks and fine wines. Falcon’s Nest offers pub-style menu options and build-your-own burgers, while Sunrise Cafe has outdoor seating with Atlantic Ocean views.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Amelia Island State Park (4.3 kilometres)
  • Peters Point Beachfront Park (5.8 kilometres)
  • Fort Clinch State Park (14 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 139 – USD 629
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 6800 First Coast Hwy, Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States

Seaside Amelia Inn

Seaside Amelia Inn, affordable romantic getaways

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Seaside Amelia Inn is a hidden gem, located just steps from the beach and minutes away from Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Fuel up at the southern homestyle breakfast, then enjoy beach views from the outdoor swimming pool or bask in the sunshine at the rooftop sundeck. Take a break for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and lemonade at the front desk.

Newly renovated boutique rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and mini kitchenettes, while many also have private balconies with ocean views. Couples can wake up to beach views from a spacious Oceanfront Suite, which has a separate living room with a sleeper sofa.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Fort Clinch State Park (500 metres)
  • Amelia Island Museum of History (3.4 kilometres)
  • Palace Saloon (3.1 kilometres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 160 – USD 302
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 2900 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States

Hotel Location

Asheville, North Carolina

Sunset over Sam Knob in the Shining Rock Wilderness.

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Asheville is one of North Carolina’s most alluring destinations and also one of the most affordable romantic getaways in the United States. Its charming downtown area offers a collection of eclectic shops, cultural museums, top-rated breweries and historical attractions that will appeal to a variety of couples, while exciting outdoor adventures are nearby.

frozen mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Graybeard Mountain, affordable romantic getaways

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Most Romantic Experiences in Asheville:

  • Stop to smell the roses in the collection of gardens at The North Carolina Arboretum.
  • Visit the Biltmore Estate to tour the palatial French Renaissance chateau once home to the Vanderbilts.
  • Take a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s most famous drives, for epic mountain vistas.

Top Hotels in Asheville, North Carolina for Couples

Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown

Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown, affordable romantic getaways

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Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown is a contemporary hotel with rooms and suites that offer downtown Asheville and Blue Ridge Mountains views. Enjoy in-room perks such as flat-screen TVs, work desks and mini fridges. Chic rooms also feature double-glazed windows and air conditioning, while Suites add outdoor terraces and soaking tubs.

Browse the gourmet small plate menu at the farm-to-table eatery oneFIFTYone Bar & Kitchen, which also serves handcrafted cocktails and locally brewed beer. Want to bring your furry friend along? The hotel is pet-friendly and has packages that include welcome treat bags. Nearby you’ll find local breweries, music venues and restaurants.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Woolworth Walk (450 metres)
  • Grove Arcade (160 metres)
  • Lexington Glassworks (1 kilometre)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 132 – USD 214
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 151 Haywood Street, Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC offers a prime location in Asheville. Entry-level King Bed rooms are perfect for budget-conscious couples, featuring free Wi-Fi, mini fridges and microwaves. For extra space, upgrade to a Studio or One Bedroom Suite for a plush king-size bed and separate living room.

Start off with breakfast favourites in the hotel dining room. After exploring nearby attractions, couples can unwind in the indoor saltwater pool or enjoy a soak in the hot tub. Don’t forget to grab a free cookie in the lobby before bedtime.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Biltmore Estate (4.6 kilometres)
  • Asheville Mall (750 metres)
  • The North Carolina Arboretum (18.9 kilometres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 89 – USD 208
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 199 Tunnel Road, Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Hotel Location

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock with the shadow from a red bicycle on the shoreline of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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A small coastal city south of Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach is a popular getaway on Oregon’s beautiful coast. Couples will love exploring the small boutique and cafes in the charming downtown area and strolling its sandy beaches. With its ample outdoor adventures such as kayaking, surfing and wildlife spotting, it’s easily one of the most affordable romantic getaways in the U.S.

Most Romantic Experiences in Cannon Beach:

  • Admire iconic rock formations, especially at Haystack Rock where it’s possible to spot puffins.
  • Enjoy the picture-perfect landscapes and historic lighthouse at Ecola State Park.
  • Go shopping on South Hemlock Street or browse local artwork at Northwest by Northwest Gallery.

Top Hotels in Cannon Beach, Oregon for Couples

Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach

Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach, affordable romantic getaways

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Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach is just steps away from the iconic Haystack Rock, offering luxury amenities and affordable rates. Couples will love the luxury spa on-site with two indoor saltwater pools, a sauna and steam room. Book a massage or facial, then stroll the beach or snag one of the hotel’s free cruiser bike rentals.

There’s a room for every budget at this hotel, from Non-View rooms with cosy gas fireplaces, flat-screen TVs and Keurig coffee makers to Oceanfront suites with walkout balconies and full kitchens. For a romantic spa tub for two, stay in one of the Oceanview rooms.

Nearby Attractions:

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 141 – USD 459
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 1400 South Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States

Schooner’s Cove Inn

Schooner's Cove Inn

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Experience the best of the Oregon coast at Schooner’s Cove Inn, which offers beautiful Pacific Ocean views. Land Lubber rooms are the most affordable option with king-size beds, a small kitchen and living area, while spacious Captain’s Quarters are the epitome of romance with a gas fireplace and outdoor deck with ocean views.

Kick back in a chair on the beachfront lawn, where you can take advantage of BBQ facilities and picnic tables. After you stroll hand-in-hand on the sandy beach, enjoy a soak in the oceanfront hot tub or walk to nearby shops, galleries and coffee houses in Cannon Beach.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Ecola State Park (2 kilometres)
  • Haystack Rock (1.6 kilometres)
  • Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market (230 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 129 – USD 349
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 188 North Larch Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon, United States

Hotel Location

Rekindle the Fire at These Affordable Romantic Getaways

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There’s no shortage of affordable romantic getaways in the U.S. for love birds, whether you’re a brand new couple or celebrating a big anniversary. These captivating destinations offer the perfect setting for cosying up, getting adventurous and making memories together. Save money for exploring by staying in one of these budget-friendly hotel options that offer date-night-worthy restaurants, luxury spa services and easy access to top attractions.

Which affordable romantic getaway in the U.S. is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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