15 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Delaware

By Swathi Ramaswamy on May 30, 2018
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Gifted with the perfect scenery, Delaware offers the perfect romantic destination. Watching the sunrise elegantly over the Atlantic Ocean, or enjoying a couple’s massage while sipping some fine wine, Delaware offers it all. What makes it better is the tax-free shopping. Buy your loved one something special completely tax-free. The perfect romantic getaway requires a perfect hotel or resort, well these are a few perfect hotels and resorts are sure to keep the heat alive.

1. Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn

Located on Bethany Beach Boardwalk, is this fine oceanfront hotel, which provides you with a romantic and sophisticated stay, along with the warmth of the sand and the breeze from the sea. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet, along with the private balconies, outdoor pools and an on-site spa. 

ACTIVITIES: Complimentary fitness classes. Free trial passes for the gym, free weights, in-house spa, 15minute drive to world-class golf, Delaware seashore state park is a distance away.

2. Hotel Du Pont, Wilmington DE

Located in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware is this prestigious hotel, which was once an architectural icon, today, is an internationally renowned hotel. This hotel not only has a rich history and an atmosphere rich in tradition but is also the grandest and the most luxurious hotel in Wilmington. This Italian Renaissance structure has French and Italian craftsmanship, with a lavishly large lobby space and a large bold ballroom. The hotel offers packages which have their own special activities namely:

a. The Night Cap Package – This package includes an evening nightcap, with their signature Gold Fashioned cocktail along with the almond Macaroons, which is served during the Green Room Bar service hours. Free WIFI and valet parking is available as well. This would make a perfect stay in romantic night.

b. Du Pont Legacy Estate Package –This package includes a daily breakfast, valet parking with in and out privileges, along with tickets to only one of the hotel’s du Pont legacy sites which includes the Hagley Museum, Winterthur Museum, Nemours Mansion and Garden or the Longwood Garden.

c. Gardens and Galleries Package – This package includes free parking along with tickets to one of Brandywine’s historic gardens, estates or galleries. 

3. The Inn And Spa At Montchanin Village

Situated in the heart of the Brandywine Valley are the 19th-century houses and gardens of the Inn & Spa at Montchanin Village. These houses give an antique feel with the comfort of luxury. What could be more romantic than a private house at the Inn & Spa at Montchanin Village? 

ACTIVITIES: Spa treatments, open garden, marble baths for 2.

4. DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Wilmington

The luxurious hotel of DoubleTree is located in Wilmington. Choose from a variety of rooms, all of which include flat screen TVs, refrigerators, a work desk and an ergonomic chair. The friendly staff would help care for all your travel needs, making your romantic getaway a big success.

ACTIVITIES: The activities offered are according to the packages provided. They offer an in-house swimming pool, a gym, a shuttle to the nearest restaurant and other such activities.

5. Sheraton Dover Hotel

This hotel is one of the best-reviewed hotels with amazing staff. The staff makes every provision for your romantic trip to be a success. 

ACTIVITIES: Three-course dinner for two in Chops Grille, complimentary drinks for two in Zbar valuing up to 5 dollars each, complimentary local shuttle service, In-door pool and hot tub.

6. The Bellmoor

The Bellmoor is located a few blocks away from the beach and walking distance away from shops, fabulous dining restaurants and unforgettable nightlife. 

ACTIVITIES: A beach shuttle, Spa, brewery and winery tours, water sports, kayaking and fishing facilities.

7. Atlantic Sands Hotel And Conference Centre

Located close to the finest beaches on the East Coast is the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Centre. The hotel is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with the shopping facilities, and the nightlife available. 

ACTIVITIES: Oceanfront pool, outdoor café on the boardwalk, fire pits in the evening, oceanfront restaurant, coffee shop and parking space.

8. Hotel Rehoboth


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Hotel Rehoboth delivers luxury and comfort, along with a hint of romance while sipping on some fine champagne during a spa treatment for two. The structure is styled in a boutique fashion, with 52 types of rooms, each decorated in hues that reflect the beach. The hotel is at a walking distance from the beach, shops and other amenities.

ACTIVITIES: Open air beach shuttle service, complimentary beach chairs and towels, pool, dinning, shops, parking, outdoor heated pool with sundeck, honour- system DVD sat guest viewing, rental bicycles, etc.

9. Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

The hotel is a perfect getaway, with a touch of romance they provide. The sweetheart package they provide is what romance is made of. They provide champagne, chocolates and keepsake logo flutes. An amazing dinner for two is sure to keep the air filled with romance. 

ACTIVITIES: Whirlpool bathtubs, turndown service, afternoon tea, heated pool, coffee shop, concierge level, plaza pub, summer children’s activities, custom caricature, gym, yoga on the beach and entertainment facilities.

10. The Inn at Canal Square

Located in the heart of the Historic Lewes and on a magnificent waterfall, this hotel offers their guests with comfort along with an eye catching seaside charm. The location of the hotel is the main feature that brings the sparks in a romantic getaway. 

ACTIVITIES: The vintage Valentine escape has a package that includes 2 nights lodging for two, a bottle of champagne, 80 dollars dinner certificate, chocolates and complimentary European styled breakfast.

11. The Avenue

The Avenue is situated on Rehoboth Beach, a block away from the boardwalk. The hotel gives a homely feeling along with luxury, and the fact that it is just a block away from the sandy beaches is just a boon.

ACTIVITIES: Complimentary continental breakfast, hospitality hour and a luxury beach resort spa.

12. The Brick Hotel

 Nesting in Georgetown, about 15miles from Delaware beaches is this elegant hotel. The Brick Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which offers rooms designed in a unique style with antique furniture. To enhance the experience each room is equipped with a fireplace, what could be better for couples than to get cosy near the fireplace on a cold night?

ACTIVITIES: Complimentary breakfast and rooftop garden terrace.

13. Meris Gardens

Located in Bethany Beach, this gorgeous hotel is hidden away from rest of the tourist areas within the woods that surround the place. This getaway would be appreciated by couples not only due to the location but also the well-equipped rooms. 

ACTIVITIES: Maris Gardens with gazebo, free bicycle facility, outdoor seating areas and grill and complimentary breakfast.

14. Hotel Blue

Located on the canal in Lewes, this hotel is a perfect place for couples to escape. It is a boutique hotel with several rooms styled differently, all of which are equipped with fireplaces.

ACTIVITIES: Rooftop pool and lounge, indoor dry sauna and parking facilities.

15. The Bay Resort Motel


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The waterfront property is located in Dewey Beach. A refreshing and relaxing place, with a beautiful view, is a dream come true for any individual seeking for a romantic getaway. The 67 uniquely designed double and king size rooms have WIFI and cable facilities, along with kitchenettes. 

ACTIVITIES: Pool, private cove, fishing and crabbing facilities, brewery and winery tours. 

The romantic element in your getaway is sure to spread into the air. The activities available are sure to get you close to your loved one and keep the spark alive.

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