Finding a hotel for a romantic rendezvous can be complicated with so many options to consider and so many choices to balance, such as location, price and local attractions. The Hampton Roads area has a high range of activities and priced hotels, all offering an abundance of romantic amenities and opportunities. Virginia is, after all, for lovers.
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center hotel is a great place to spend a romantic getaway, boasting a heated indoor pool, whirlpool and the renown Westin Heavenly Bath featured in every room, offering extended amenities and extra room when things get hot and steamy. Evenings can be spent mingling with drinks at the lobby lounge or at a dinner table enjoying a meal with your special someone. When the lights go out, the Westin Heavenly Bed will prove to offer ultimate satisfaction and comfort with plush sheets and a plump, voluptuous mattress. Located in Virginia Beach, local attractions include the Virginia Beach Town Center, the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, a collection of upscale restaurants and of course, the ocean front. A three day weekend will cost about $200.00, at the price of $95.00 a night.
Omni Newport News Hotel
Located in the business district of Newport News, the Omni Newport News Hotel is a mere 30 minutes away from Norfolk and is conveniently centered in the middle of Hampton Roads, allowing quick and easy access to any location in the seven cities. Assuming you will be spending your romantic night indoors, the hotel itself offers a great selection of activities, insuring excitement at all hours of the day. For breakfast, lunch and of course, dinner, there is Mitty’s Ristorante offering Italian cuisine with fresh seafood from the local waters. Mitty’s Nightclub features live music, happy hour specials and an authentic wood-burning pizza oven. Every Sunday, a truly romantic champagne brunch is served from 10:00am to 2:00pm, perfect for cooling down a hot weekend. Three days will run you $150.00, at the reasonable price of $75.00 a night.
The Kingsmill Resort is a fabulous hotel in a splendid location offering a whole host of unique and exciting activities. Perhaps the most alluring locality is the Busch Gardens, Williamsburg theme-park, with some of the most well known attractions and some of the most thrilling roller coaster rides on the east coast. If you are looking for a more quiet, authentic experience than a stroll through Colonial Williamsburg will be sure to spark any curious couple’s sense of historic interest. The hotel itself offers its own selection of restaurants and extracurricular activity. Friday night from 5:00pm to 9:00pm a Chesapeake seafood buffet is served at the Bray Bistro, renown for its southern cuisine. Then, from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday at the Bray Bistro enjoy genuine southern cooking for brunch. During the fall season, the Marina Bar and Grille is open select days at select hours. Perfect for a romantic evening, couples can sit outdoors, listen to live music and enjoy the outdoor fireplace – all overlooking the James River. For the exquisite price of $340.00 you can spend your romantic weekend at the Kingsmill Resort, at the price of $170.00 a night.
Nestled away next to the Pagan River in a secluded, romantic location is the Smithfield Inn. The hotel itself is decorated lavishly with comfortable, home style furniture. Around the corner, there is the Isle of Wight Museum featuring Colonial and Native American Artifacts and the world’s oldest edible cured ham. Other attractions include the Old Courthouse of 1750, modeled after that capitol building in Williamsburg. In the hotel there are several attractive and romantic features. The suites each have a private bath, sitting room and gorgeous colonial-inspired arrangements. The Todd Suites include a king sized bed and working gas fireplaces. The Smithfield Inn is priced at $350.00 for a weekend, at the rate of $175.00 a night.
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, HotelsTravel.com
Omni Newport News Hotel, HotelsTravel.com
Kingsmill Resort, Ihotelier.com
Smithfield Inn, SmithfieldInn.com