Romantic South Jersey Hotels

by Christine Switzer

Stretching from the banks of the lower Delaware River to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, South Jersey offers everything from bustling coastal cities to historic small towns for visitors to enjoy. When seeking a romantic getaway, choose from a number of distinctive hotels in and around the most popular vacation destinations in southern New Jersey.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Revel in Atlantic City’s active nightlife and then rest up for a day on the beach at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Recalling the best resort hotels in Las Vegas, the Borgata seduces with luxurious rooms, five-star dining and a full-service spa. Choose the Romance or Suite Indulgence package, enjoy a couple’s deep tissue massage and then catch the headliner at the hotel’s Event Center before heading out for an evening on the Boardwalk.

Seaview Resort

Slip away from it all at the 670-acre, historic Seaview Resort, located in coastal Galloway, a short drive from Atlantic City. Choose the Dolce Celebration Break or Dolce Spa Break package and luxuriate in a complimentary breakfast with champagne and strawberries or a specialized treatment at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Spend the day on one of the hotel’s two championship golf courses, and then cozy up over dinner at the hotel’s Grille Room.

The Chelsea

Discover the delights of a luxe boutique hotel at the Chelsea, one of the few non-gaming hotels along Atlantic City’s Boardwalk. Reserve one of the rooms or suites in the Luxe Tower and soak in lavish accommodations that include floor-to-ceiling windows, ocean views, fireplaces and wet bars. Linger on the full-service beach or around the rooftop pool, enjoy a little pampering at the Sea Spa and then dine on fresh-caught seafood at the Chelsea Prime restaurant.

Virginia Hotel

Cozy up in Belgian sheets and terry robes at the standout boutique Virginia Hotel, tucked into the historic district of Cape May. Guest rooms tempt with muted earth tones, coastal-inspired decor and elegant yet comfortable furnishings. Choose the Bubbling Romance package and enjoy complimentary champagne and continental breakfasts. Lounge on the hotel’s full-service private beach and then have an intimate dinner for two at the hotel’s critically acclaimed Ebbitt Room.

Congress Hall

Savor peaceful ocean views from the rooms and gardens of historic Congress Hall in Cape May. Dating from the late 1800s, the hotel boasts stunning columns, expansive grounds and tasteful guest room decor in muted sea blue, green and coral. Spend the day exploring Cape May’s historic Victorian district, relax in a teak-floored cabana on the beach or a rocking chair on the hotel deck before cozying up for dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern.

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About the Author

Christine Switzer has been a freelance writer since 2007. She contributes to travel and regional periodicals such as "Georgetown View" and "Burlington the Beautiful" and she enjoys writing on travel, lifestyle and the workplace. Switzer holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Arts in English and has taught university courses in communication, public speaking and journalism.