5 Unique Romantic Getaways near Houston

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published February 17, 2022

Whether you’re looking for a historic hideaway or an uptown boutique bolthole, there’s a myriad of romantic getaways that are easy to reach from Houston. 

A historic hideaway in Galveston(Photo: Booking.com)

America’s fourth-largest city is perfectly positioned for a trip à deux. It’s possible to reach a handful of the Lone State’s blockbuster cities, explore Texas Wine Country and take a dip along the Gulf Coast – all within three hours, or less. From dining under Michelin stars in Austin to camping out in the country, there’s something for every couple’s budget and taste. We’ve rounded up five unique romantic getaways near Houston.

Super 8 by Wyndham Brenham 

Budget-friendly Super 8 is the perfect base for a weekend of wine tasting along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Located in Brenham, one of the state’s most romantic small towns, the hotel is a stone’s throw from the town’s most charming restaurants, live music bars and sights. Fill your days with scenic drives along the region’s rolling hills and wildflowers, stopping at award-winning wineries like Pleasant Hill Winery along the way. Rooms are simply but stylishly appointed with large double or king-sized beds, a microwave and a small refrigerator. There’s also a heated outdoor pool and a bubbling hot tub. From $70 per night.

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Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel 

A countryside retreat at Flophouze (Photo: Booking.com)

Just an hour and a half drive from Houston, Flophouse Shipping Container Hotel has given a new lease of life to a collection of old shipping containers. Every detail has been carefully crafted to make it a memorable one, with interiors clad with sustainably harvested wood from the farm, windows salvaged from a local school and countertops from an old bowling alley floor. Days here are best spent here pottering around local antique shops, strolling through secluded countryside or curled up tête-à-tête on the hammock by the firepit outside. From $150 per night. 

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Coppersmith Inn B&B

This historic hideaway in the heart of Galveston makes for a ludicrously charming romantic getaway. Dating back to 1887, the inn offers three whimsical second-floor suites packing plenty of period charm. The Carriage Suite is its most romantic, with a private staircase entrance from the Fernch Courtyard, a jacuzzi for two and a covered porch overlooking the back garden. It’s a short and easy 8 minute stroll to the beach too. The French Courtyard yard serves up a scenic sunset too. From $160 per night. 

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The Woodlands Resort 

The Woodlands Resort (Photo: Booking.com)

Those looking to get away from it all needn’t travel far. Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Houston, The Woodlands offers 28,000 tree-filled acres of romance. There’s a handful of hotels dotted around the development, but The Woodlands Resort is its most indulgent. The resort offers two onsite championship golf courses, a soul-soothing spa and a vast pool complex. Rooms offer sweeping views over the pool or gardens, with king sized beds and room service available. If you’re travelling over Valentines Day, you can up the ante by booking a dedicated ‘Love on the Luxe’ package, which includes champagne and chocolates on arrival, a four-course dinner and late checkout. From $200 per night. 

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Fairmont Austin

City slickers needn’t forgo bars and buzz on a weekend getaway as Austin – the live capital music of the world – is only a 2.5-hour drive away. Nothing says romance quite like a sky-high view, and Fairmont Austin offers a particularly ravishing one. Just two blocks from Rainey Street’s restaurants and bars, this 37-storey hotel boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, with sparkling skyline views of the city skyline, Lady Bird Lake and State Capitol. Luxury touches, like French-style duvets and rainfall showers. Beat the heat out on the seventh-floor terrace pool or book in for a soul-soothing spa treatment in one of the couple’s treatment rooms for an extra special treat. From $230 per night. 

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