According to CABBI, California Association of Bed & Boutique Inns: “Romance blooms more brilliantly in the right setting, and few places are better at stirring the heart strings than an intimate boutique hotel. With enchanting views, secluded snuggle-worthy spaces, and amenities to set the mood, these suites top our list of the most romantic in California.”

At Old Monterey Inn, the Garden Cottage is reminiscent of an English countryside manor. Storybook charm abounds thanks to an intimate fireside sitting area, a Jacuzzi tub for two, and a king-sized down bed with a view of lush gardens through a sunny bay window. A trellised garden patio provides privacy and romance.

romantic suite with bed and large leather chair