How to Make a Hotel Room Romantic

Getting away to a hotel instead of staying home can bring fresh romance back in to a relationship. If you are renting a hotel room, plan on arriving early to customize the room to your romantic expectations. Creating a romantic surprise in a hotel room can be a wonderful surprise for a birthday gift, anniversary celebration or just a break from the boring.

Rent a hotel room in a desired location. Many hotels offers suites with spectacular views and large tubs.

Ask the manager if you can have an early check in to set up the room. You will want to decorate the room before you bring in your loved one for the surprise.

Bring your own satin sheets to replace the stiff cotton sheets normally offered in hotel rooms. If you don't own satin sheets, many department stores offer them in various sizes. A full set (including pillow covers) can start at $75.

Purchase white candles and scatter them around the room. There are many candles available that are battery operated so you can leave them on when you leave the hotel room to pick up your date.

Fill the bathtub about half way right before picking up your date. Sprinkle rose petals in the water and around the bathroom floor. You can warm the water back up by adding hot water when you return to the room with your date. Place candles around the tub.

Place a compact disc player on the nightstand and play romantic music. Some compact disc players have timers and you can set the music to turn on before you arrive. This will set the mood for your date.

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Things You Will Need

  • Candles
  • Satin sheets
  • Rose petals
  • Compact disc player or MP3 player
  • Romantic compact disc or downloaded music


  • Arrange for payment and key pick up before you arrive with your date so you can go directly up to the room. Pretend you are picking up a friend at the hotel you are visiting. That way they are surprised when they enter the hotel room.


  • Don't leave lit candles alone in the hotel room. This is a fire hazard. The battery operated candles are highly recommended for safety.

About the Author

A journalism graduate from Temple University, Saylor Connors has been a contributing food and travel editor to a digital media company for the past five years. Today, with her husband, a commercial pilot, Connors travels the world and teaches international cooking classes in her spare time.

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