At first glance, you wouldn’t really think of Ohio as an ideal spot for romance, but surprisingly, it actually has a lot of potential. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a tourist looking for a romantic getaway with your significant other, you can find a number of romantic options in Ohio. Whatever type of couple you might be — athletic, foodies, or into relaxation — there’s a place for you in Ohio, US.
Read on to find out about the top 15 romantic getaways in Ohio.
1. For the couple that wants to relax: Mario’s International Spa, Hotel & Restaurant Aurora (from 165 USD)
Mario’s International Spa, Hotel, and Restaurant is as luxurious and classy as its name suggests. It has a spa center, hot tub, restaurant, and water park right in its vicinity, which makes it an ideal location for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and just relax. A room for two in Mario’s starts at 165 USD, with rooms fully equipped with queen-sized beds, complimentary luxury bathrooms and toiletries, and access to their world-class facilities.
Mario's International Spa, Hotel & Resort Aurora
Address: 35 E Garfield Rd, Aurora, OH 44202, USA (see map)
Price: from 165 USD
Access: From Cleveland, Take I-480 E and US-422 E to OH-306 S/Chillicothe Rd in Bainbridge Township. Take the OH-306 exit from US-422 E. From there Follow OH-306 S/Chillicothe Rd to E Garfield Rd in Aurora.
Located in Greenville, Comfort Inn Hotel-Greenville isn’t just a great place to have a romantic staycation. While it houses first-rate amenities and is no stranger to high star ratings, the Comfort Inn Hotel-Greenville also offers easy access to various fun date options including local must-try restaurants to both upbeat and laid-back cocktail lounges. While staying at the Comfort Inn Hotel-Greenville, you also get free hot breakfast, complimentary toiletries, and access to their amenities such as their indoor pool. A room for two has a queen-sized bed and is pegged at around 100 USD per night.
Comfort Inn Hotel-Greenville
Address: 831 Congaree Rd, Greenville, SC 29607, USA (see map)
Price: from 100 USD
Access: I-385 Exit 37 over bridge, right at first light.
Some couples prefer the vibe of being in a home away from home. If this is you, then you definitely need to check out the Bertram Inn at Glenmoor. With their rustic, traditional interior décor, it feels like you’re being pampered in a staycation destination that still feels like home. They offer complimentary toiletries, robes, hot tub, and access to their superb amenities if you want to wind down including their cocktail bar and spa. The Bertram Inn’s room for two has a queen-sized bed and starts at 169 USD a night.
The Bertram Inn
Address: 4191 Glenmoor Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718, USA (see map)
Price: from 169 USD
Access: Get on OH-8 S from King James Way/S Main St, E Market St., N Summit St. and Perkins St. Take I-77 S to Everhard Rd NW in Jackson Township, then exit on 109 from I-77 S. Continue on Everhard Rd NW to Glenmoor Rd NW.
If you and your significant other don’t want to lay in a bed all day and love to spend your time exploring art, 21c Museum Hotel is the right hotel for you. Think of it as the parts of an ideal date all rolled into one: there’s a contemporary art gallery, a rooftop bar, a full-service spa, a private hot tub, and a restaurant and bar all under one roof. It’s pretty obvious, too that 21c Museum Hotel adores beauty — its interior is decorated with modern furnishings, so everywhere you look is a treat to the eyes. Located on Walnut Street in Cincinnati, 21c Museum Hotel’s rooms for two have a queen-sized bed, complimentary toiletries, and rates start at 239 USD a night.
21c Museum Hotel
Address: 609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA (see map)
Price: from 239 USD
Access: Take 1-75 North across Brent Spence Bridge, then take the 5th Street Exit to Vine Street. Take Vine Street to 7th Street. Take 7th to Walnut Street, where you’ll find 21c on the corner of 6th and Walnut.
Maybe you’re an active couple that wants to spice up your weekend with a lot of things on your itinerary. If you are, you better book a room at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Caldwell. It has several amenities that can guarantee a soothing getaway like an indoor heated pool, a spa, and daily continental breakfast. For a bit of variety, it also has activities you can enjoy such as fishing, hiking, and golfing. It’s going to be difficult to get bored here. Comfort Inn & Suites is located on West Hills Lane in Caldwell and a room for two with a queen-sized bed starts at 119 USD a night.
Comfort Inn &Suites - Caldwell
Address: 44380 West Hills Lane, Caldwell, OH (see map)
Price: from 119 USD
Access: Get on I-70 E/I-71 N then continue on I-70 E to Olive Township. Take exit 25 from I-77 S, then drive to W Hills Ln.
6. For the couple who wants a balance of fun and relaxation: Hilton Columbus/Polaris, Dublin (from 129 USD)
After a night of fun, you may want to spend the next day just relaxing. At Hilton Columbus/Polaris, you can have the best of both worlds. With it being located near several noteworthy restaurants and entertainment establishments, and its on-site spa services, you get a little bit of both fun and relaxation. You can go out and enjoy yourselves on Saturday night, then spend Sunday morning pampering yourselves at the spa or even swimming in their indoor pool. You can find Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Metro-North Place, and a room for two offers a queen-sized bed, complimentary toiletries, and access to amenities starting at 129 USD a night.
Hilton Columbus/Polaris, Dublin
Address: 8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240, USA (see map)
Price: from 129 USD
Access: From the airport, take a slight left at International Gateway, merge I 670 East to Cleveland/Wheeling. Merge I-270 North. Merge I-71 North to Cleveland. Exit 121 to Polaris Pkwy. Turn left off exit, then right at Lyra Dr.
Spend your getaway with privacy by mixing a staycation and a beach adventure all in one weekend at the Lakehouse Inn. It has a restaurant and a day spa, so you can still pamper yourselves with delectable dishes and well-deserved massages and also has a private beach where you can swim, lounge around, and maybe even wait for the stars to come out. Located on Lake Road East, the Lakehouse Inn Geneva offers a room for two with a queen-sized bed, complimentary toiletries, and access to amenities starting at 99 USD a night.
Lakehouse Inn Geneva
Address: 5653 Lake Rd E, Geneva, OH 44041, USA (see map)
Price: from 99 USD
Access: Take State Route 11 to Interstate 90 to Geneva exit #218, go North on State Route 534 until you get to the lake. The Inn is a quarter mile on the left hand side.
If you want to get away from the busy city streets (and any reminder of work, for that matter), this quaint bed and breakfast may just be perfect for you. It has the typical amenities travelers seek and so much more. With a hot tub, a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning and heating, breakfast, and cable TV, visitors are sure to be happy. Additionally, Blue Star Bed & Breakfast features a countryside vibe to its interior décor, an open-air patio for your scenic breakfasts, and an on-site hiking trail.
Because of its countryside location, Blue Star is perfect for nature-lovers as it is only 5 minutes away from five Ohio State Parks, Wayne National Forest, and a scenic river for your afternoon stroll. Its rooms can accommodate two with its king-sized bed, and a minimum stay of two nights is required. Pricing starts at 129 USD a night.
Blue Star Bed & Breakfast
Address: South Bloomingville, Ohio, United States (see map)
Price: from 129 USD
What’s in a name? In this case, you really need not wonder: Hocking Hills Secluded Retreat really does offer a secluded retreat (and more). The room is filled with amenities that will make you want to stay forever including a kitchen, bare essentials, Wi-Fi, a hot tub right inside your room, an indoor fireplace, and breakfast. Located in the woods, right between Hocking Hills and Downtown Lancaster, Hocking Hills Secluded Retreat offers all this with a queen-sized bed perfect for two. This retreat only requires a minimum stay of one night and costs approximately 135 USD a night.
Address: Lancaster, Ohio, United States (see map)
Price: from 135 USD
10. For those who want a homey, secluded cabin: Cabin at Solid Ground Farm, Millfield (from 115 USD)
Looking for a secluded area in the woods where you can enjoy both the indoors and outdoors? You might want to consider the Cabin at Solid Ground Farm. Here, you can book the entire cabin with its kitchen, Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace to make s’mores, and a hot tub. In the summer, you can enjoy a swim in the ponds surrounding the cabin, or take a hike along the nearby walking trails. A minimum stay of one night is required and the price starts at 115 USD per night.
Cabin at Solid Ground Farm
Address: Millfield, Ohio, United States
Price: from 115 USD
You can have a romantic getaway in a private, serene area in the woods without having to spend all weekend in bed. If you’re a couple looking for an active yet calm vacation, this cabin in Jackson Lake may be worth looking into. It has all the amenities you need such as a kitchen, essentials, a TV, heating and air conditioning, and even a hot tub. But what you’ll love at this cabin is the number of outdoors activities you can do. This Airbnb vacation rental has swings out by the docks, fishing, boating, hiking, and space for an outdoor campfire. Wayne National Forest is also nearby. The entire cabin has two rooms, queen-sized beds, and can be rented out for a minimum of 2 nights for 150 USD a night.
Cabin at Jackson Lake
Address: Oak Hill, Ohio, United States (see map)
Price: from 150 USD
Maybe you’re not really the active type, but you want the serenity of being in the middle of the woods. If that’s the case, Hickory Creek Lodge is the place for a relaxing retreat for you and your partner. It has a kitchen, TV, essentials, a washer and dryer, and other things you may need for a laid-back weekend including an outdoor patio for breakfasts and barbecues, massage, an outdoor ring for bonfires, wine, a hammock, and board games. Hickory Creek Lodge is located in Urbana, and you can rent it out for a minimum of two nights at 150 USD per night.
Hickory Creek Lodge
Address: Urbana, Ohio, United States (see map)
Price: from 150 USD
Airbnb has many hidden gems, and this is one of them. If you’re not looking too far for a romantic weekend but still want a change of scenery, this chic apartment may be right for you. It has Wi-Fi, a hot tub, a kitchen, a pool, a TV, and is located near music venues and nightlife so you can dance the night away or watch live bands before coming back home to relax. Located in the Arena District of Columbus this apartment offers a minimum 1-night stay for 125 USD a night.
Modern Loft in Arena District
Address: Arena District, Columbus OH (see map)
Price: from 125 USD
14. For couples looking for an elegant dinner: Pier W, Lakewood
If cruises were more affordable, we’d probably all be flocking to enjoy a romantic cruise. However, those dreaming of a cruise can be transported without stepping foot on a boat with a romantic meal at Pier W. This highly rated restaurant is suspended over Lake Eerie and serves succulent seafood (and more) in an upscale, sophisticated ambience.
Pier W, Lakewood
Address: 12700 Lake Avenue, Winton Place, Lakewood, OH 44107
Opening Hours: DINNER - Monday to Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Sunday - 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. LUNCH - Monday to Friday:11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. BRUNCH - Sunday: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM. HAPPY HOUR - Sunday: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Monday to Friday: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Saturday: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Website: Pier W
15. For adventurous foodies: Salar, Dayton
With Salar’s wide offerings that range from French to Peruvian, to Mediterranean cuisines, couples with a flair for tickling their palettes with a smorgasbord of flavors will surely enjoy a meal here. Salar has a laid-back and casual vibe, and also has a lounge that serves cocktails!
Address: 400 E 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402
Opening Hours: Bar Opens at 4 pm, kitchen Opens at 5 pm-9:30 pm (Monday-Thursday) and at 5 pm-10:30 pm (Friday & Saturday). Closed on Sunday
Website: Salar Restaurant
An option for every couple
Although it might not be obvious, there are actually a lot of romantic getaway options in Ohio. From a simple cabin found on Airbnb, to a luxurious hotel room with top amenities, or a top place to wine and dine, Ohio has it all. Make the most out of your romantic getaway — whatever itinerary you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone!
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