Romance means something a little bit different to everyone, and oftentimes, romance is what you make of it. The following list is made up of five hotels or bed and breakfasts, each of which has a different romantic factor. Read on to discover some of the most uniquely romantic hotel suites in Minnesota.
Graves 601 Hotel
601 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Graves 601 Hotel is the perfect place for the fashionable and technologically savvy couple. The most intriguing feature of these posh hotel suites is found in the beds. The headboards, which are backlit and made of hand-etched glass, provide the centerpiece for the entire room. Matching bathroom sinks complete the unique and romantic ambiance, while freestanding rain showers help couples to easily relax. While staying at the Graves Hotel, consider the Celebration Package, which provides a five-course meal, champagne, breakfast and a late checkout.
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast
211 E. 3rd St.
Duluth, MN 55812
Located in Duluth, The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast offers five suites, each of which are equipped with jacuzzis and fireplaces. While staying at the inn, consider purchasing one of the several romantic packages, ranging from $16 to $249. There is even a couples massage lesson class, which includes two 40-minute massages and instruction in massage techniques. Other romantic packages include wine, champagne, cheese, roses, dinner and more.
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
225 S. 3rd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Located in downtown Minneapolis, The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel features spectacular views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Originally opened in 1899, the hotel offers a mixture of historic ambiance and modern amenities found in few places around the Twin Cities. In addition to offering 23 suites, The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel also has an ice rink and waterpark nearby. While staying in the hotel, consider the Escape Romance Package, while allows couples to check out late while enjoying a morning breakfast for two.
1115 5th St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
The Wales House may not be the most traditional choice for a romantic weekend away, but it certainly is one of the most interesting options on the list. The 10-room European-style inn, located near the University of Minnesota Campus, allows guests to meet and interact with visitors from around the world. Guests looking for a quiet night in should specify that they want a private bath, though, as five of the rooms have their own bathrooms and five rooms have suite-style baths. Couples staying in the guesthouse are welcome to a free continental organic breakfast, a TV lounge with a gas fireplace, a semi-formal living room and a four-seasons porch. When guests step outside the hotel, they can immediately experience everything the university has to offer.
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
For a romantic experience, splurge on the Ultimate Romance Package while staying at the Nicollet Island Inn. Located on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River, the Nicollet Island Inn provides beautiful views, luxurious accommodations and plenty of peace and quiet. The Ultimate Romance package includes a bottle of champagne, a floral arrangement, breakfast in bed, a five-course dinner with wine for two and take-home robes. With just 24 rooms, the inn is small and provides first-class service.
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Kristyn Gansen is a freelance writer covering all things Minneapolis. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.