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- You don't have to travel far to enjoy an adults-only vacation.
- There's no shortage of beautiful resorts across the U.S. that cater to kid-free groups.
- From wellness retreats to beachside hotels, these are some of the best adults-only getaways.
We could all use a break these days. And while we love our little ones more than anything, sometimes you need a guarantee that they'll be no whining or tantrums on vacation (from children, anyway).
Whether you're looking to unwind sans kids or simply want to ensure a quiet, peaceful retreat, an adults-only hotel, or one that caters to those over a certain age, helps guarantee your stay will be nothing short of serene.
I've stayed in many hotels around the country, and from San Diego to San Simons Island in Georgia, it's been a pleasant surprise to find so many offering adults-only amenities and experiences that span far beyond a pool.
Here are some of the best U.S. hotels that adults will love.
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These are the best adults-only hotels sorted by price from low to high.
Enjoy chilled-out Palm Springs vibes at this former home of a Hollywood star that was reimagined as an intimate adults-only hotel with just 20 rooms.
Stay in a semi-rustic cabin with exposed wood beams, stone accent walls, and barn-chic furniture. Guests have access to a pool and bikes for getting around town, but there are no televisions or phones in the guestrooms.
Ask for a poolside room with a tub and you'll find a bathroom outfitted with a horse-trough-like steel tub.
Common spaces invite guests to linger and the Barn Kitchen offers refined but rustic farm fare in a communal dining setting.
To fully relax, book a massage in the open-air spa tent where you will most likely hear birds chirping, fountains trickling, and the smell of burning sage. The location is within walking distance of downtown Palm Springs and all its buzzy restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops.
For current COVID-19 policies, please email the hotel at [email protected]The Water Club, Borgata Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Considered the Las Vegas of the East Coast, Atlantic City has long been the destination of choice for travelers looking to mix relaxation with entertainment and gaming.
Boasting panoramic views over Atlantic City's marina, boardwalk, and the Atlantic Ocean, The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the penultimate hotel for an elevated adults-only getaway.
While the Borgata welcomes families, there are 800 rooms at the adults-only Water Club, from the Classic King or Queen rooms up to the 1,000-square foot Opus Suite with a deep soaking tub and shower for two.
Bonafide foodies can enjoy the newly opened American Bar & Grille in addition to the hotel's various dining options, including Angeline by Michael Symon or Izakaya by Michael Shulston. If you go to the former, don't miss the edamame dumplings for a real treat.
Those looking to get pampered can indulge at Immersion Spa on the 32nd floor of The Water Club, which offers a plethora of treatment options.
Of course, an Atlantic City stay wouldn't be complete without a lap around the casino, and Borgata features more than 160,000 square feet of casino space, 180 table games, and more than 3,000 slot machines.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Hotel Simone - St. Simons Island, Georgia
Set amongst the idyllic Sea Island of St. Simon in Georgia, Hotel Simone is coastal chic meets laid-back luxury.
It is the only property on St. Simons exclusively for adults and maintains an intimate atmosphere with just 24 island-themed suites. Elegant accommodations are pet-friendly and many rooms include pull-out sofas, posh bathrooms, and custom high-end finishes. Suites come with private balconies.
Deluxe amenities include a rooftop pool, live music, and fun programming like Margarita Mondays. Take advantage of complimentary beach bicycles and a beach valet, who will facilitate the setup of beach chairs and umbrellas at nearby St. Simons beach, just two blocks away.
Guests are also granted access and amenities like tennis courts and pools at The King and Prince, the hotel's sister property a block away.
For current COVID-19 policies, email the hotel at [email protected].Inn on Lake Granbury - Granbury, Texas
Less than 90-minutes from Dallas, Inn on Lake Granbury is a stunning lakefront bed and breakfast offering upscale accommodations for adults exclusively.
While Lake Granbury isn't a classic beach, this 15-room inn is set on three acres of meticulously landscaped grounds all surrounding the lake. Rooms are indulgent with oversized two-person jetted tubs, heated floors, showers with steam saunas, as well as in-room fireplaces and balcony views over the lake itself.
All rooms also feature desks, feather beds wrapped in fine linens, upscale bath products, and range in size from one-bedroom suites to a separate lake house and cottage.
Additionally, the Inn's main house has eight guest rooms and there's a common area with coffee, snacks, DVD movies, a refrigerator, and an ice maker.
Enjoy kayaking, boating, or jet skiing on the lake, or take a short walk to local art galleries, restaurants, and shopping.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Condado Ocean Club - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Ocean Club is a chic, adults-only hotel in the heart of San Juan's popular Condado resort and beach area in Puerto Rico.
Well located along the strip, this trendy 96-room beachfront property offers guests a minimalistic meets modern retreat with cool ocean-inspired decor along with one of the most Instagrammable infinity pools in town.
Rooms offer water views, Malin + Goetz amenities, and thoughtful in-room technology. The sleek simplicity complements dramatic floor-to-ceiling views of the Laguna del Condado or the Atlantic Ocean.
Craft cocktails and light bites shine at SANDBOX, the hotel's new eatery and social hub with an indoor beach, while Puerto Rican-inspired cuisine shouldn't be missed at the hotel's signature dining venue, SOCIAL.
The real star, however, is THE DECK, an ocean-front pool with cabanas and bottle service along with regular DJ sets. It's beloved by trendy travelers and anyone looking to rosé the day away completely kid-free.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Stephanie Inn - Cannon Beach, Oregon
Located directly along the Pacific Northwest's iconic Cannon Beach in Oregon, Stephanie Inn is an oceanfront boutique hotel with stunning views of Haystack Rock and the Pacific Ocean.
Serving as a sanctuary for utter relaxation, many rooms have cozy fireplaces, jetted tubs, and Aveda spa products. All are stocked with soft robes, lanterns for nightly beach walks, binoculars, free water and soft drinks, Blu‐Ray DVD players, and a complimentary DVD library.
Daily beer and wine happy hour is a big draw, and while the property does welcome guests over the age of 12, the world‐class dining at the Stephanie Inn Dining Room attracts a more mature crowd.
To decompress, book a massage or try daily cooking demos and chakra balancing services.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.The Virginia Hotel - Cape May, New Jersey
Located a short walk from the beach, The Virginia Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey is a charming adults-only boutique known for refined artisanal cocktails and farm-to-table cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
The hotel itself is a restored 1879 landmark building nestled along a tree-lined street in the heart of the Historic District, just half a block from the beach.
Rooms come outfitted in Belle Flower wallpaper and have classic pieces of furniture along with nearby Beach Plum Farm bath amenities, crafted from local farm-fresh ingredients.
The award-winning restaurant, The Ebbitt Room, is rooted in farm-to-table fare and features the freshest ingredients from the hotel's very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm.
Guests love the beach valet that will set up your chairs and towels, as well as the continental breakfast served each morning. Access to the pool at Congress Hall, the hotel's sister resort, is also an option, and only steps away.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Hotel Wailea - Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii's first and only Relais & Châteaux property, Hotel Wailea has long been the preferred resort of choice for honeymooners traveling to Maui due to its romantic beachfront setting and spacious suites.
With 72 rooms spread across 11 acres, Hotel Wailea offers a personalized experience with many activities that have been exclusively tailored for couples. Suites offer their own custom-crafted furniture, private lanais, and beautiful modern meets Hawaiian beach tones.
For something truly special, dine in a private, open-air treehouse surrounded by mango trees and views of the Pacific Ocean. Let the private chef curate a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings that you won't soon forget.
Honeymooners can also check out one of the hotel's 12 top-floor Celebration Suites that come with a private concierge and a welcome bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Bungalows Key Largo - Key Largo, Florida
Nestled within the Florida Keys, Bungalows Key Largo has long been the champion of all-inclusive luxury in the U.S.
The 135-adults-only boutique resort spans 12 acres, offering a secluded tropical escape free from crowds.
Each of the accommodations has its own bougainvillea-laden veranda, oversized soaking tub, an outdoor garden shower, as well as Huffy beach cruisers for exploring. To really splash out, opt for a waterfront bungalow that comes with the best views of all.
There's no shortage of activities, from two floating tiki boats for a nautical happy hour to sunset cruises, and kayak trips through the Everglades. Or, hang back for a spa treatment at the full-service Zen Garden Spa featuring a Himalayan salt room and a eucalyptus steam room, among other restorative offerings.
There are three taste-temping dining experiences including a multi-course fine dining venue, beachside Mexican fare, and resort-casual seafood.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - Little Torch Key, Florida
Nestled on a scenic 4.5-acre private island in the Florida Keys, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is easily one of the U. S's most luxurious adults-only resorts.
Only accessible by seaplane or boat, it's the only private island resort in the U.S. where there's no passport required and is ultra remote.
There are never more than 60 guests on the island at a time, and rooms are free of telephones, televisions, or alarm clocks and houses within thatched-roof bungalows with swaying hammocks and chaise lounges. Bungalows begin at 550 square feet with vaulted ceilings, ocean views, and outdoor showers or tubs.
SpaTerre is a 3,800-square foot two-story space with an open-air atrium, salon, and five treatment rooms for custom-designed experiences incorporating ancient spa traditions like Balinese treatments and Thai body rituals. For active travelers, there's a fitness center, sunrise yoga, and no shortage of activities to join.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, California
Set 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, along some of Northern California's most dramatic stretch of craggy coastline, Post Ranch Inn is a leading luxury pick within stunning Big Sur.
A favorite among luxury travelers and celebrities, there are just 40 rooms that have each been constructed using locally sourced redwood trees and come with wood-burning fireplaces, organic bath products, and picturesque patios with private hot tubs and outdoor showers. Ad this is a place to completely disconnect, there are no TVs or alarm clocks.
Staying here includes daily breakfast, a minibar with snacks and nonalcoholic beverages, and activities that range from daily yoga to guided nature hikes in the surrounding forest.
COVID-19 procedures are available here.FAQ: Adults-only hotels
What is an adults-only hotel?
We defined adults-only hotels as properties that accommodate guests over the age of 21. While most of the hotels included within this article are exclusively available to adults, in a couple of instances where the minimum age was lower, most amenities and experiences are only available to adults and kids are strongly discouraged.
Are there all-inclusive adults-only resorts in the US?
There are not many options for all-inclusive adults-only resorts in the U.S, however, Florida is home to some. We highly recommend the properties listed within this article if you're looking for a hotel that blends high-quality service and experience.
Is it safe to stay in a hotel?
The CDC's current guidance advises that fully vaccinated people can safely travel domestically, but should continue to exercise caution. Health experts say guests who exercise precautions including wearing masks indoors and maintaining social distancing when possible can stay safely in hotels.
The recommendations and regulations around travel vary state to state and we recommend following CDC guidelines as well as all applicable local protocols.More of the best hotels for adults