For most of us, a romantic date means dinner at a nice restaurant perhaps with a complimentary rose and glass of champagne. But if you really want to impress your significant other, how about taking them back in time, or even to another planet, without ever leaving your hometown?
Theme suites at hotels across the country help you to turn a romantic getaway into the weekend of your dreams. Whether its playing space pirates in an out of this world alien planet themed room, or heading back to the old west in a saloon themed room, you'll find these theme rooms not only fun but a door to all new adventures on your trip.
Wildwood Inn - Florence, KY
Just off I-75 in Florence, Kentucky, you'll find the Wildwood Inn. While the hotel has normal rooms, many of which surround its Tropical Dome water park, it also features nearly two dozen themed suites to rent for your trip.
Running the gamut from Tiki Huts to suites decorated to look like caves to two-story suites reminiscent of a New York City apartment, the hotel's theme suites all provide getaways that will delight your sense of adventure. Each theme room features a Jacuzzi hot tub, a king-sized bed and an HDTV. Some even feature murphy beds to turn the room from a romantic getaway to a family adventure.
Victorian Mansion - Los Alamos, CA
While it may look traditional, if not proper, on the outside, guests at "The Vick" will find more than just Victorian décor at this hotel in the Santa Ynez wine country. The hotel features six themed suites -- from the 50s to the French country-side and from gypsy trailers to a pirate's ship. Each room features a "hidden" bathroom, a hot breakfast for two each morning, a hot tub, a fireplace and luxurious robes to lounge in. The suites also come with flat-screen TVs and complimentary DVDs, CDs and other entertainment to match the theme of the suite.
Sunset Inn and Suites - Clinton, IL
From Arabian nights to a Space Odyssey, the rooms at Sunset Inn and Suites are sure to spark your fantasies as they immerse you all in their themes. Rooms feature hot tubs, HD TVs, high-speed internet and luxurious accommodations. Some rooms even feature dry saunas and multi-jet showers. All rooms are smoking rooms though. With enough time, the hotel will try to de-smoke the room upon request.
The Anniversary Inn - Boise, ID
With locations in Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah, and Boise, Idaho, the Anniversary Inn offers up plenty of theme rooms to try out. From biker hangouts to lighthouses to the presidential suite that looks like the Oval Office, you can be whoever you want to be in these theme rooms.
Ranging in price from $169 per night to $269 per night, the rooms come with hot tubs, complimentary cheesecake and sparkling cider and breakfast for two. As you escape from reality, you'll admire all the little details -- from the murals in the undersea room that make you feel like you're really underwater to the hardwood floors and turret in the pirate's lair that make you feel like you're in a pirate ship! Covered wagons make for great beds in the prairie themed rooms.
Sybaris - Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, MN; Indianapolis, IN
If over-the-top executive exclusion is more your thing, how about a pool suite to relax with your significant other?
At Sybaris, you'll discover full-sized pools within the suites, as well as waterfalls, massage chairs, a steamroom and a fireplace. Some of the rooms even come with their own private garage. It's kinda the place you'd expect Tony Soprano to take a really treasured Goomba to, you know?
Hicksville Trailer Palace - Joshua Tree And Idyllwild, California
So, if you're into staying in a converted trailer, or in a theme-decorated A-frame, this is the place for you. Located in Joshua Tree and Idyllwild, California, the theme motels -- Hicksville Trailer Palace and Hicksville Pines Chalets and Motel, are two fo the more unusual theme motels around. Ranging from trailers decorated in a Pee Wee Herman theme, to a chalet decorated in a John Waters theme (complete with a TV on the ceiling to watch John Waters movies on and a closet full of Divine-inspired clothing), there's definitely something for even the wildest tastes here.
Cove Haven Resorts - Poconos, PA
Remember back in the 70s and 80s when it was just soooooo cool to have someone take you to a Champagne Tower suite in the Poconos?
No, just me? Okay, well, take my word for it then, it was.
And you can still get that -- a hotel room with a king-sized bed surrounded floor to ceiling with mirrors, and all near a heart-shaped pool, and a 7-foot tall champagne glass shaped Jacuzzi tub. See? What's not to love in all that?
Cove Haven has three resorts in the Poconos, all of which have various themes. The resorts are all inclusive and also feature fireplaces, dry saunas and two remote controlled TVs. What more could you possibly want?
Wigwam Village #6, Holbrook, AZ
There's something alluring about sleeping in a wigwam, even if it isn't actually deerskin and tree branches.
Wigwam Village #6 is a throwback to the old American travel days along Route 66. The village has been there for decades and many people return to the motel time and again to relive their stays. The hotel rooms, each made as a teepee or wigwam, feature queen-sized or two twin beds with a television and plenty of room to move around in. For a step back in time, it's worth the $86 a night.
Eureka Springs Treehouses, Castles and Hobbit Caves, Eureka Springs, AR
Arkansas is probably the last place you would expect to find castles and hobbit caves, but nevertheless, there they are.
Located just outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas the Eureka Springs Treehouses, Hobbit Caves and Castles is a one of a kind accommodation that allows people to live out their fantasies in a wooded fairyland. From turreted castles, to hobbit caves, to houses literally in trees, there's a place for every fantasy here.
Each room, whether nestled in the trees, decorated like a Hogwart's cottage, or hidden in the ground like a hobbit cave, comes with a king-sized bed and a Jacuzzi for two. Some rooms come with fireplaces, decks and secret passage showers.