No Kiddie Pools Here: Romantic Hotels Where Small Children Aren't Allowed
The Mermaid & The Alligator in Key West doesn’t allow anyone under 16. (All photos: Courtesy Oyster.com)
By Jane Reynolds
Many see summer as the perfect time to get away with the family: The kids are out of school, and with “summer Fridays” and several long holiday weekends, that family vacation you keep meaning to take can actually become a reality. But we gotta say, there’s something to be said for leaving the kids at home and planning a summer escape a deux.
We promise there’s still plenty of time for family bonding (like, you’re basically responsible for your spawn till they’re 18), and after all, it’s important to get away with your significant other for some alone time to keep that spark alive. So here we bring you the 10 best hotels in the U.S. for a romantic couple’s trip, which are either adults only or don’t allow small children..
The Mermaid & The Alligator, Florida Keys
The Mermaid & The Alligator is a nine-room, upscale bed and breakfast housed inside a historic Victorian estate. The owners have taken great care to renovate the home with bold and vibrant decor and updated furnishings. Located on Truman Street in Key West, three blocks from popular Duval Street, the home is a quiet and peaceful area – thanks in large part to its “no children under 16” policy – that is steps from the heart of the entertainment district. There is a lush interior garden with hammock, lounge chairs, and plunge pool.
The Wauwinet, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Guests come to Natucket to get away from it all – and with a remote location away from downtown, The Wauwinet is about as away from it as you can get. The charming New England property is surrounded by both the bay and the ocean, and some (bayside) guest rooms offer amazing sunsets. One of the island’s most loved restaurants is here, and since children under 12 are not allowed at the property, you can be sure to enjoy a romantic meal.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur