100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Iowa

North-Central Iowa

Historic Park Inn

Mason, Iowa

Architect enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to sleep in the last-standing hotel designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Located in downtown Mason, the boutique hotel and restaurant re-opened in 2011 after a multi-year restoration project.

T: +1 (641) 422-0015. 27 rooms. US$ 100-

Central Iowa

30 miles north of Des Moines you’ll find the small town of Perry. It’s location doesn’t really qualify for our definition of romantic – notwithstanding our affection for tiny rural towns. Still, we couldn’t resist Perry’s pièce de résistance, the Hotel Pattee, and its story of a local girl who left small town Iowa for the west coast, did very well, and came back to pour both her fortune and her attention-to-detail good taste into restoring the hometown hotel.

Hotel Pattee

1112 Willis Ave., Perry, Iowa

This meticulously restored Art Deco hotel comes with a vintage bowling alley and rooftop sculptural garden.

T: +1 (515) 465-3511. 40 rooms. US$ 125-

Northeastern Iowa

Bordering Wisconsin, woodsy hilly northeast Iowa features the upper Mississippi river—wide but only 9 feet deep—and its limestone bluffs.

Hancock House b&b

1105 Grove Terrace, Dubuque, Iowa

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this elegant 1891 Queen Anne Victorian began life as a wealthy merchant’s house. Rooms have bluff or river valley views.

T: +1 319 557-8989. 9 room b&b. US$ 75-

Hotel Winneshiek

104 E. Water St., Decorah, Iowa

Restored historic hotel and restaurant located in the center of a charming college town. The area surrounding the town is beautiful.

T: +1 (563) 382-4164. 31 rooms. US$ 139-