The 10 Best Hotels and Resorts for Couples in Iowa!

Sometimes you just want to get away from home and experience something new. A great way to do that in Iowa is to visit one of the many outstanding hotels or resorts spread throughout the state. Not only do many of these first-class establishments provide you with many amenities you can’t find at home, but they are often surrounded by a thriving social scene. Whether you are looking for some fantasy suites for a romantic weekend, or quiet lodging to find some deep relaxing, a good place to start searching are these 10 best hotels and resorts for couples in Iowa.

1. Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, IA

Featuring a first-class spa, an old-fashioned barber shop and even a bowling alley, the Hotel Blackhawk of Davenport pulls out all the stops for you and your special someone to have an extravagant weekend. Upgrade your stay at this hip and historic hotel, and go for a premium room complete with a jacuzzi. Whatever it is you’re looking for in an overnight stay, this well-reputable hotel will treat you like royalty for your entire visit, setting the perfect mood for a romantic getaway. 

2. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Sioux City, IA

Whether you spend most of your time in the room or on the casino floor is up to you, but when you visit the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City, you can bet it will be a fun time. Featuring much more than just games and wagers, the Hard Rock Hotel also provides a Full American Grill and World Tour Buffet, plus live events throughout the year and a thriving nightlife surrounding the entire establishment. For whatever kind of fun you want to have, the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel provides the entertainment all night long.  

3. Hotel Julien, Dubuque, IA

For a first-class stay in a first-class hotel, look no further than the Hotel Julien in Dubuque. Featuring an elegant atmosphere and stunning interior, just walking into the Hotel Julien lobby can make you feel like a movie star or visiting royalty. With a long list of executive rooms and suites, including a whirlpool suite and the Prohibition-inspired Capone suite, whichever room you choose to stay in, your special someone will be impressed. Include a visit to the spa or the American cuisine Caroline’s Restaurant on site, and the Hotel Julien can provide a weekend visit you’ll never forget. 

4. Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino, Altoona, IA

Whether your reason to visit is the dog tracks or a live show, perhaps the casino floor is calling your name or you have a reservation at the state-famous AJ’s Steakhouse, even if you just want a weekend away from home to relax in a comfortable environment, there’s little limit to the amount of fun to be had the Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino. Featuring dog races, hot slots and plenty of food options, it’s even fun just hanging in the comfortable rooms at this resort hotel. Get your fill fast, because the weekend will fly by at Prairie Meadows, leaving you counting down the time until your next visit. 

5. Kingsley Inn, Fort Madison, IA

Once serving as a vibrant commercial shopping building, the Kingsley Inn is now a spacious hotel featuring tall ceilings and a nearly Victorian atmosphere. The classy and comfortable surroundings of the Kingsley Inn make it the right place for many occasions and a variety of guests, but if you are looking for a romantic evening, the quiet charm of this unique hotel can really set the mood. While you are there, it’s worth stepping out of the room to check out the surrounding historic district of Ft. Madison stacked with unique shops and boutiques. 

6. Designer Inn and Suites, Toledo, IA

At the Designer Inn and Suites in Toledo, you get to choose what kind of stay you and your special someone want to have, or at least the theme of it. Featuring seven different fantasy suites ranging from Roman Retreat to Arabian Nights, the Designer Inn and Suites can add a little different flavor to your ordinary overnight stay. With all fantasy suites, rooms come with personal saunas and lighting control, making for many reasons to never the leave the room upon your next visit.

7. Mont Rest Inn, Bellevue, IA

For a comfortable place to stay with a view, the Mont Rest Inn in Bellevue not only provides well-preserved living quarters dating back for over a century, but also exposes visitors to one the best panoramic views of the Mississippi River in the state. Originally constructed in 1893, the Mont Rest Inn has seen some renovations over the years, but the lodging still seems to be stuck in a time when things moved a bit slower and there was time to simply enjoy the afternoon. All of Mont Rest Inn’s 13 suites come with a personal sauna and fireplace, plus access to the wrap-around porch, making each night’s stay a potentially special one. 

8. Red Cedar Lodge, Charles City, IA

Featuring three spacious cabins, the Red Cedar Lodge allows guests to step into simpler times without sacrificing the comforts of home. Each cabin can sleep at least eight people, but special rates are available for couples, and regardless of the party size, some fun things to do at any of the cabins of Red Cedar Lodge include enjoying a patio-side fire or utilizing the canoes on shore. Whether you are looking to explore the surrounding environment, or bask in the comfort of the cozy cabins, the Red Cedar Lodge will treat you and your special someone to a memorable weekend.

9. Trickling Waters Retreat, Marquette, IA

Providing perhaps the most relaxing environment of any Iowa hotels or resorts, the Trickling Waters Retreat philosophy is based on the natural word and the tranquility it can provide. Besides the outstanding environment to walk through and feel at ease, Trickling Water also provides homey accommodations complete with fireplaces and a hospitality that can’t be beat. If you and that special someone in your life are looking to take a step back from the usual world to smell the roses, then the Trickling Waters Retreat is right for you.

10. The Raj, Fairfield, IA

Serving as Iowa’s only Ayurveda health spa, the Raj in Fairfield provides a certain peace of mind found in no other overnight establishment in Iowa. With a wide range of therapeutic services ranging from yoga to massage, and including a full-service organic restaurant, you and your special someone will feel like brand new people after a weekend at the Raj. Open to all open-minded members of the community, experience for yourself the benefits of Ayurveda treatment at this unique health spa and resort in Iowa, and be prepared to be hooked for a long, fulfilling life ahead. 

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