Nothing says cozy more than sitting by a fire with a blanket on a crisp, cool night. If you don't have your fire-building badge from Boy Scouts or your own backyard fire pit, don’t worry — here are hotels that offer an extra bit of ambience with a crackling fire to cuddle up by. With more and more hotels catching on to the fire pit trend, there’s no shortage of places to spark or rekindle a romance.
Here are 8 hotels with fire pits that sizzle and soothe:
Esperanza, An Auberge Resort, Cabo San Lucas
The nights are just as hot as the days in Cabo San Lucas, especially if they include a beach bonfire. With a prime spot on the Baja Peninsula overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Esperanza Resort mixes luxury and the comforts of home with its ocean-side fire pits. And you can’t have a fire without roasting marshmallows — so pick up a s’mores kit at either of the 2 beach fire pits or at El Bar, which overlooks the ocean.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA
With its award-winning spa, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is dedicated to the art of relaxation. Everything here is inspired by the healing powers of nature; you can even walk on smooth stones through gardens and lush landscapes at the spa’s Reflexology Pathway, one of only a few of its kind in the US. In the evening, unwind at the Edge adult pool in the comfy seating around the romantic glow of multiple fire pits.
Unleash your inner child at this playful, summer-camp-inspired resort, which sprawls across 500 acres in California’s Santa Lucia Mountains. After an adventurous day hiking on nearby trails, enjoying mountaintop yoga or exploring vineyards and gardens, you’ll have earned your evening relaxation by the fire. Bring back memories of summers past while making complimentary s’mores and telling ghost stories around the resort’s fire pits at the Lodge Restaurant and golf clubhouse.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, Chatham, MA
If Cape Cod is the quintessential New England cozy escape, then Wequassett is the quintessential charming Cape Cod hideaway. Wequassett features 120 luxurious guest rooms and suites, some of which feature private outdoor fire pits overlooking Pleasant Bay. If your room doesn’t have its own fireplace, head to the pool bar, where you can sip cocktails all night by the circular stone fire pit.
Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Located in a former chocolate factory in Ghirardelli Square, this 5-star, residential-style, all-suite hotel and private residence club offers a taste of luxury in the heart of San Francisco. Warm up on cool nights by the impressive fire pit on the outdoor terrace. With breathtaking views of the bay and plush seating by the fire, you won’t want to go inside.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Spend the evening sipping on California’s finest wine around the rooftop garden fire pit at this posh Beverly Hills hotel. Surrounded by the herb garden, you’ll be taken out of the city and transported to what the chef calls “The Farm,” albeit quite a luxurious one, with whiffs of fresh basil, lavender, chocolate mint and strawberries over a crackling fire.
Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa, Palm Beach, FL
After a day of soaking up the Florida sunshine and recharging at the spa, enjoy an equally relaxing evening by the fire pit on Eau Palm Beach Resort’s private beach. You’ll think you’re on your own private island instead of in Palm Beach, FL, with the resort’s 7 acres of oceanfront and tropical gardens. Get warm and cozy under the stars with the roaring flames, throw blankets, champagne and s’mores.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, WI
Tucked within the historic city of Lake Geneva on Wisconsin’s rolling countryside, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is the perfect spot to kick back and relax amid the soothing powers of nature. All your cares will melt away as you sit by the fire pit on Embers Terrace, surrounded by views of lush forests, golf courses and the picturesque lake.