If You’re Looking for Romance, Head to Ohio … Seriously

A crystal fireplace, chandeliers and, private heated in-room candlelit swimming pool ...


Hardcore hopeless romantics endeavor each year to do Valentines’ Day bigger and better than the previous year. This year, bigger and better just might be an inn in a little town not many people have heard of thanks to TripAdvisor’s 16th annual Traveler’s Choice Awards.

TripAdvisor’s Traveler Choice Award categories include hotels, beaches, vacation rentals, restaurants, landmarks, airlines, destinations, and destinations on the rise, attractions and, museums.

The hotel category is further sub-divided into top hotels, small hotels, luxury, value for money, best service, B&Bs and Inns, romance, family, bargain and all-inclusive.

In the Top 25 Hotels for Romance category, Belamere Suites in Perrysburg, Ohio made the cut. Where is Perrysburg you wonder? It is a small city located about 12 miles southwest of Toledo in northern Ohio.

Belamere Suites opened its doors in 2003 with a stated mission “to create a romantic retreat for the people of Northwestern Ohio and Southwestern Michigan.” A place near enough to home yet far enough away that comes full of all the romantic must-haves to make it feel like a truly romantic getaway.

The hotel offers a choice of 35 suites that come in four styles – Ultimate Jacuzzi Suite, Presidential Swimming Pool Suite, a two-story Royal Swimming Pool Suite and, a two-story Grand Royal Swimming Pool Suite.

You’ll find the usual amenities such as wi-fi, room service and, satellite tv service but is the following amenities that guests keep raving about. Amenities such as the in-room heated pools and hot tubs, private garage access, crystal in-wall fireplace, chandeliers and add-on amenities like aromatherapy packages, love locks and couple massages.

Trip Barometer reports that 93% of global travelers say their booking decisions are impacted by online reviews. An award from the world’s largest travel site that has 7 million accommodations, restaurants and, attractions listed, 570 reviews and opinions and, receives on average of 455 million monthly unique visitors is, therefore, cause for celebration and confirmation that Belamere Suites ‘romantic’ mission has been accomplished.

Check it out and see if you agree. Just in case there is no room at Belamere Suites, check out the other hotels that made the list: