Hotels Featured on The Bachelorette – Fantasy Suite Getaways in the U.S.

Whether you’re looking for your own fantasy-suite getaway or a sneak peek into the life of America’s favorite dating show contestants, these gorgeous hotels have all been featured on The Bachelorette. Thankfully, these resorts are all located within the US, making a honeymoon, romantic getaway, or a Bachelorette-inspired proposal all within easy reach.

Below are the most memorable moments from The Bachelorette at various hotels around the US.

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa – Indian Wells, California

Season 18 – Michelle Young

Due to Covid travel restrictions, Season 18 of The Bachelorette was primarily filmed in two locations—California and Minnesota. Michelle Young kicked off her season in Indian Wells, California at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa. Located in Palm Springs’ Coachella Valley, the Mariott resort considers itself a desert oasis, with its very own sandy beach swimming pool shaded by towering palm trees.

Similar to one of Michelle’s first dates, couples can explore Joshua Tree National Park which is about an hour’s drive from the resort. Alternatively, a three-mile hike up to the Palm Desert Cross via the Homestead Trail is just moments away from the hotel entrance.

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Marquette Hotel – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Season 18 – Michelle Young

After a brief start in California, the production moved on to Michelle’s hometown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The upscale Marquette Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton hosted the cast during filming. The hotel features modern and elegant guest rooms, skyline views, and an indoor skyway to easily access nightlife and entertainment.

The premier suites and executive rooms offer spectacular windows, along with complimentary evening receptions in the Executive Lounge. Thankfully, the hotel offers a luxurious feel at affordable prices. Those looking for their very own Bachelorette experience will want to take advantage of the “Say “I Do” with a View” package with access to the picture-perfect proposal room on their iconic 50th floor, pictured above.

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Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa – Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Season 17 – Katie Thurston

Stunning backdrops definitely have a way of inspiring romance. Located between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa offers a perfect mix of history, culture, and outdoor adventure.

Guests can take advantage of horse trail rides, cycling, hiking, and hot air ballooning. Additionally, there are nearby wineries and opportunities to tour historical sites. The 4.5-star resort boasts three outdoor pools and one whirlpool, in addition to a yoga wellness studio.

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When the Tamaya Resort was chosen to host Season 17 of “The Bachelorette,” hotel management and the staff were ecstatic. After months of being closed due to Covid, the resort finally reopened for the filming of Katie Thurston’s quest for love. Onsite production lasted for two months during March and April.

As COVID swept the world in 2020, the show’s producers said goodbye to the iconic California Bachelor Mansion where the majority of the episodes were filmed. According to the franchise, filming was moved to secluded resorts for the safety of the cast and crew. However, in reality, the team probably wanted to escape California’s lockdown rules and continue production in a more discreet location to avoid controversy and backlash. This was the third consecutive season in the Bachelor franchise to be filmed at a resort.

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La Quinta Resort & Club – La Quinta, California

Season 16 – Tayshia Adams

Season 16 will forever be known as the original COVID season, with Clare and Tayshia’s production moving away from the iconic Bachelor Mansion. Consequently, with international travel being too difficult, the entire show was filmed on location at the La Quinta Resort, just outside Palm Springs, California. Although it wasn’t ideal, Season 16 proved that The Bachelorette could still be entertaining without the typical globe-hopping backdrops.

Modeled after a Spanish hacienda, the La Quinta Resort Waldorf Astoria was established in 1926 by the heir to the Morgan Oyster Company fortune. Famous guests include Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Ginger Rogers, President Eisenhower, and Shirley Temple—and more recently, Justin Bieber, Drew Barrymore, and Diane Keaton.

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Despite its 45-acre size, the property is surprisingly intimate and secluded. The private gated community offers holiday villas, rental condos, and vintage casitas. Of course, any Bachelor Nation fan knows that there can never be enough romantic moments. Thus, La Quinta helps spark romance with 53 hot tubs, 41 climate-controlled pools, cozy fireplaces, and private patios.

Every day travelers can find rental opportunities to stay in La Quinta through Booking.com.

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Villa de La Vina, Malibu, California

Known as “The Bachelor Mansion,” Villa de La Vina is used as the primary filming location for the Bachelor franchise. It may be interesting to learn that the mansion is a private home owned by Marshall Haraden, contractor and president of The Marshall Group. It is hidden within the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, California.

For about 40 days a year, the Marshall family relocates to a hotel and all their items are moved into storage to allow the love fest to take place in their home. To prepare, the entire home is repainted and revamped for the show, only for it to return to its normal state once hometown dates begin.

Getting it back to its original look takes approximately two weeks. According to the owner, sharing the home with the franchise proved to be hard on the family. Therefore, they moved out for six years so their children could concentrate on school.

At this time, the mansion is not being used for filming or available for private rentals due to COVID. Instead, American-based resorts have now hosted three different seasons of the franchise.

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Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Newport, Rhode Island

Season 15 – Hannah Brown

Hannah’s first trip away from the Bachelor Mansion was to Newport, Rhode Island. Unfortunately, major group drama between the two Lukes prevented TV viewers from seeing much of the scenery. For this reason, most of the episode was filmed at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, which Architectural Digest has deemed “The Most Beautiful Hotel in Rhode Island.”

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Gurney’s is the only hotel located on Goat Island, offering ocean views in every direction. Guests can enjoy watching boats and seagulls at the marina, while the lighthouse is a popular backdrop for romantic photos.

The seaside hotel boasts an outdoor patio with a firepit, Newport’s only outdoor hotel pool, and 360-degree views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Guests can also take advantage of the indoor heated pool and the Seawater Wellness Spa.

Unfortunately, recent reviews of the property have not been very positive with many guests reporting that their experience and room are not worth the highly expensive cost.

W Hotel – Scottsdale, Arizona

Season 7 – Ashley Hebert

Season 7 ended in the televised wedding of Bachelorette Ashley Hebert to J.P. Rosenbaum in 2012. Before the ceremony, the couple held a co-ed bachelor and bachelorette party at the stylish W Scottsdale. During the group’s two-night stay, the ladies enjoyed poolside mani-pedis while the guys bonded over whiskey tastings.

The couple also cut out a little time for themselves with a romantic date night on CHILL, the hotel’s rooftop ice skating rink. This Marriott location is sexy and stylish, earning the nickname “The Hotel That Never Sleeps.”

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Langham Huntington Hotel – Pasadena, California

Season 7 – Ashley Hebert

Imagine nine million people witnessing your wedding. The nuptials of Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum were televised in an event that only took three months to plan. The ceremony took place on the vast lawn of the Langham Huntington Hotel in front of 200 of the couple’s closest friends and family members. After the outdoor ceremony, the couple and their guests made their way into an arched-ceiling ballroom for the reception.

This historic hotel, located in Pasadena, California, has a long history of being featured in many films and television programs. It is one of the most significant filming locations, and most gorgeous wedding venues, in Los Angeles.

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The Griswold Inn – Essex, Connecticut

Season 10 – Andi Dorfman

Andi Dorfman found herself in the “Best Small Town in America” as she looked to find love during Season 10 of “The Bachelorette.” Part of the episode was filmed at The Griswold Inn, a colonial bed and breakfast that opened its doors in 1776. In fact, The Griswold Inn is the oldest, continuously operating inn in the country.

The inn offers 34 unique rooms, all furnished with antiques and period reproductions. Some rooms have fireplaces, while others offer water views. Each stay comes with a free complimentary breakfast.

Filming for Andi Dorfman’s dinner date with Marcus Grodd and her overnight visit took place at the inn in mid-March 2014.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island – South Carolina

Season 13 – Rachel Lindsay

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island was used as a backdrop for two episodes in Rachel Lindsay’s season. This was the group’s first destination after leaving the Bachelor Mansion, a change of scenery that granted Rachel a much-needed fresh start.

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The hotel is located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, staying near the coastline offers the opportunity for numerous romantic escapades. For example, in episode 5 Jack Stone gets solo time with Rachel as they experience the “oyster culture” of Bluffton, an eclectic town full of artists, farmer’s markets, tasty seafood, and a historic old town.

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – Ojai, California

Season 9 – Desiree Hartsock

The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is another California luxury hotspot, serving as a getaway for generations of A-list celebrities and dignitaries since its opening in 1923. Located about 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, the property is also a popular filming destination.

In the second episode of Season 9, Desiree Hartsock took contestant Bryden Vukasin on a road trip up the coast of California, during which they visited the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. There were quite a few areas of the hotel that were used during the filming, including the main entrance, the spa’s Herb Garden Pool, and the Friendship Oak Tree, under which the couple shared a romantic meal.

Bellagio – Las Vegas, Nevada

Season 7 – Ashley Hebert

Bachelorette Ashley Hebert’s first one-on-one date was with William Holman at the iconic Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The date started at the Bellagio Conservatory, followed by a spread of sweet treats in the Bellagio Patisserie. Later that evening the couple shared a romantic dinner outside the Bellagio.

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage – Palm Springs, California

Season 1 – Trista Rehn

Trista Rehn was the very first bachelorette, chosen after she came in second on season one of “The Bachelor” with Alex Michel. In her season finale, Trista accepted a proposal from Ryan Sutter at the Bachelor Mansion. Later, the two wed in a posh televised wedding in December 2003. The wedding was so lavish that it reportedly cost $4 million. It featured over 30,000 roses that were flown in from Holland and Ecuador just for the event.

ABC aired the couple’s wedding extravaganza in a three-part mini-series titled, ‘Trista & Ryan’s Wedding’ garnering over 26 million views. The grand affair was held at The Lodge at Rancho Mirage. The property was closed to the public for a whopping four days to host the event. The ceremony was held on the east lawn, near the resort’s popular wedding gazebo. Shortly after, The Lodge closed its doors for almost eight years.

Today, the property has been reclaimed by the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, and no longer resembles the place where Trista and Ryan tied the knot almost 20 years ago. Sadly, during the renovation, the gazebo and lawn area were completely revamped. The one thing that remains the same though is the view. Sitting on top of a 650-foot bluff, the lodge still has one of the best panorama views in California’s Coachella Valley.

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The Fairmont Hotel – San Francisco, California

Season 1 – Trista Rehn

Being America’s first bachelorette had its perks. During her season, Trista did a lot of city-hopping around the west coast to meet her suitors’ families during hometowns. To illustrate, Russell Woods, took her on a rendezvous around San Francisco before visiting his family in San Rafael. As part of their date, the pair visited the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to experience an amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Later, while the crew may have stayed at the Holiday Inn or Hyatt, Trista enjoyed the luxury of the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. Notably, as a world-renowned accommodation, the Fairmont San Francisco celebrates classic ambiance with modern amenities. In fact, Architectural Digest awarded the property recognition as one of the “Top 15 Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World.”

Of course, the highlight here is its grand interior and the awe-inspiring views of historic San Francisco. Sadly, recent reviews have indicated that the property’s magnificence is fading, with many guests reporting subpar service and a far from luxurious experience.

W Seattle – Seattle, Washington

Season 1 – Trista Rehn

As she moved closer to making her final decision, Trista shared a romantic date with Ryan around Seattle. Arriving by seaplane, the couple enjoyed a relaxing day on a houseboat on Lake Union, dinner at the top of the Seattle Space Needle, and an overnight in the fantasy suite at the W Seattle.

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W Hotels celebrate “an iconic lifestyle brand that boldly colors outside the lines of luxury.” In turn, the Seattle location offers a mix of urban chic with a residential ambiance, featuring fantastic views of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. It continues to be a trendy place to find love in Seattle—just like Trista and Ryan did back in 2003.

Enchantment Resort – Sedona, Arizona

Season 1 – Trista Rehn

Trista’s final attempt to hit it off with Russell took place in Sedona’s Enchantment Resort, which sits at the bottom of Boynton Canyon. The episode did a great job of featuring the charming casita suite, warm furnishings, and stunning red rock scenery.

During the date, the couple dined and sipped wine in front of the cozy fireplace. However, the night took a turn for the worst when the dinner conversation turned nasty and Russell exclaimed, “You obviously don’t know me.”

Although it’s a beautiful place for lovers, sadly this was Russell’s last date with Trista and he failed to advance to the final rose ceremony. Fortunately, the Enchantment Resort continues to offer couples an opportunity for romance and reflection. It consistently ranks among one of the top resorts in Sedona.

Olowalu Plantation House, Maui, Hawaii – Season 5

Visiting beautiful properties in exotic destinations is a must for the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise. Therefore, when Jillian Harris and her three remaining bachelors visited Hawaii, no expense was spared. During her time on Maui, Jillian enjoyed three amazing excursions with her final suitors—completing a ziplining and ropes course, soaring over the island on a helicopter tour, and taking a snorkeling trip to a secluded cove.

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Following the dates, a rose ceremony was held at the Olowaui Plantation House. This historic home and adjoining land were previously part of the Pioneer Mill Sugar Company. Today, the house and lawn are now used as a special event property for oceanfront weddings, corporate functions, and TV/Movie sets.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa – Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

In Season 5, Maui received some awesome exposure as fans watched Jillian, Kiptyn, Reid, and Ed enjoy America’s most tropical destination. In fact, the episodes created so much hype that the hotels went on to create fantasy packages and openly disclosed which rooms were used during filming.

To enjoy pure Hawaiian Aloha, Ka’anapali Beach is hard to beat. For spectacular views and island romance, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa delivers. The majority of the 508 rooms and suites offer private lanais with glorious views of the Pacific Ocean. With regard to “The Bachelorette,” two of the hotel’s Deluxe Ocean Suites were featured on the show.

Specifically, Room #5109 was used to film Jillian’s date and fantasy suite night with Kiptyn. The room sits on top of Black Rock with a sprawling view of Ka’anapali Beach. Room #6302 was chosen for the fantasy suite date with Ed, with a wrap-around terrace and an overhead view of the Black Rock promontory. Both suites have two bathrooms, a wet bar, a living room, and two flat-screen TVs.

For couples who were truly inspired by “The Bachelorette,” the resort has several locations for wedding ceremonies, including the Alii Lawn where Jillian and Kiptyn held their romantic dinner, the Black Rock Lawn, Ocean Lawn, or the Moana Lawn.

Diehard fans can live the fantasy! The Sheraton has a Fantasy Package that allows superfans to recreate “The Bachelorette” experience. Couples can spend three nights in a fantasy suite, enjoy dinner under the stars, take a private helicopter tour around Maui, charter a catamaran for two, and rent a luxury sedan. A diamond ring is even included. Packages start at $19,500.

Westin Maui Resort – Maui, Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

Keeping it fresh, Reid and Jillian stayed at the Westin Maui Resort to share their fantasy suite evening. Although the scenes didn’t feature a lot besides the hotel bed and a candlelit bathtub, the resort is quite stunning. In fact, Jillian personally described it on her blog as “..a sweet property with amazing pools, flamingos in the lobby and the shops right next door.” Since filming, the resort has undergone a significant transformation, including the suites in the newly redesigned and completely transformed luxury tower.

The Kapalua Villas – Maui, Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

While Reid and Kiptyn’s family met Jillian back on the mainland, Ed’s family was lucky enough to travel to Maui. This was initiated because Jillian was concerned that neither she nor Ed had met each other’s families. The family stayed in the luxurious Kapalua Villas, perfect for large-group vacations and their meet-and-greet.

Ranging in size from 1,200 to 2,400 square feet, the villas offer private lanais, ocean views, and complete kitchens. Additionally, private butler service can be arranged for any of the homes. After a few boring seasons of the Bachelorette, it appears as if the producers awarded the cast for bringing so much drama that re-energized the franchise.

Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

At the very least, we can all agree that the producers for the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise have great taste in travel destinations. The Big Island of Hawaii was used as a backdrop for Jillian’s final dates with Ed and Kiptyn and the rose ceremony which led to Ed’s proposal. During her final days as the Bachelorette, she visited three Kohala luxury resorts.

In her blog, Jillian describes the Fairmont Orchid as “a tropical wonderland.” It makes sense that she holds the property close to her heart. During filming, Jillian enjoyed the 3,736 square-foot Fairmont Gold Presidential Suite, along with a private dinner date hosted by famous sushi chef Norio Yamamoto.

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Interestingly enough, Jillian recently stayed in the same Presidental Suite that she did during her fantasy suite night. One would think that revisiting a night of sexcapades with another man would be creepy but she shared more about it on her blog:

On our final day at the Fairmont Orchid, we got to switch rooms and stay in the presidential suite. It has been a dream of mine to stay in this suite with my family since I stayed here during my days on The Bachelor. I had inquired about it when we were planning our trip, but it was completely booked up. Luckily on the very last day, we were notified that the suite was vacant and we could switch rooms and stay in the suite!! It was seriously a dream come true, I don’t think we left the room once. It was STUNNING and better than I even remembered.

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Westin Hapuna Beach Resort – Big Island, Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

Along with the Fairmont Orchid, Jillian savored alone time with her bachelors at two other of Kohala’s luxury resorts—the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. While these two sister resorts only made a brief appearance on the show, they both are options for a legendary romantic retreat on Kohala Coast.

Located on the sun-soaked northwest side of the Big Island, this area was once a popular retreat for Hawaiian royalty. Formerly the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, in 2018 the property underwent a complete makeover to meet the Westin Brand’s standards.

Currently, the resort is lively, family-friendly, and known for its large pool. It sits on Hapuna Beach, its namesake, which is the island’s largest sandy beach. It stretches for nearly a half-mile with soft sand and clear waters. Hawaii offers two types of beaches: public and private. The resort sits on the northernmost section of the beach, which is reserved for guests only.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Big Island, Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the sister property of the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. That is, the two resorts share amenities, golf courses, restaurants, and the Kohala Coast’s best beaches. Specifically, the hotels are about 2 miles apart, about an 8-minute drive.

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on one of the few white-sand beaches on the Kohala Coast—Kauna’oa Bay. The sand here is silica, not coral or lava, as is the case with most beaches on the island. Also, even though the pool is smaller, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is considered a more luxurious property with a more sophisticated and quiet atmosphere.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – Big Island, Hawaii

Season 5 – Jillian Harris

Hawaii’s magic is hard to deny. For viewers who watched Season 5 of The Bachelorette, they will know why.

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski celebrated their engagement at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, located on The Big Island of Hawaii, on the historic settlement of Ka’upulehu. Although the resort has since been remodeled, the proposal occurred over one of the hotel’s giant ponds. Here, Ed got down on one knee and put a pear-shaped, 2.05 carat $60,000 Neil Lane diamond and platinum ring on Jillian’s finger.

This dreamy oceanfront resort is both sprawling and intimate. Today, guests can relax poolside, lounge near the beach, or even snorkel with 92 species of tropical fish in the 1.8 million gallons King’s Pond. Leave it to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai to provide a stunning setting for the Season 5 Bachelorette finale.

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