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Mom Knows Best: 19 Best Babymoon Destinations From Real Moms-To-Be

Have a bun in the oven and looking to plan one last trip? Moms across the country share the 19 best babymoon destinations for mothers-to-be.

A new addition will soon be joining the family, changing your life in ways you could never imagine. There are the late nights elbowing your partner because it’s definitely their turn to check on the baby, the sudden rush of anxiety that you’re going to irreparably screw up an innocent life before they had a chance, and of course, the indescribably pungent smell of dirty nappies.

Of course, in the end, it’s all worth it. You’re rewarded with priceless giggles, heart-warming cuddles, and you get to watch as half your DNA molds into what you’re certain is the second coming of Einstein.

But before all that happens, it’s important to take an opportunity to reflect and relax with your partner one last time before the big day comes. With that in mind, we reached out to mothers across the United States and Canada to share their babymoon memories and recommendations for all the mothers-to-be out there.

Atlantic City, New Jersey


With baby number three on the way, my husband and I knew this babymoon would be our last trip for a while. We wanted to go somewhere that offered a little bit of everything, so we visited The Water Club and it was the perfect fit.

Upon seeing how pregnant I was, the staff expedited our check-in process so I could get off my feet–a thoughtful way to start our trip. The beds were so comfortable that I didn’t want to leave, which says a lot coming from a pregnant person.

When it comes to outdoor relaxation, the pools at the Water Club are beautiful and there are plenty of lounge chairs, paired with a yummy menu and excellent service. As a Water Club guest you also have access to the pool and restaurant at the Borgata, so no matter what your taste is, you’re bound to find the atmosphere and menu you desire.

If you’re in the mood to gamble, there’s a huge casino right downstairs that is surrounded by a variety of restaurants ranging from casual to upscale. Along with all the amenities the Water Club has to offer, it’s also less than three miles from the boardwalk where you’ll find even more restaurants, activities, and attractions to keep you full and entertained.

— Lauren Imbriaco, Fit Mommy In Heels

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MGM Tower at Borgata

Atlantic City
8.4 Very good (2034 reviews)

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California


For our babymoon, we knew we wanted to keep our travels local, to someplace with special meaning in our relationship. That’s why we decided to return to the same place we were married — Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

The coastal town boasts many beautiful beaches, temperate weather, and a romantic, walkable town center. One of my favorite local stops is Point Lobos State Park, a mere 1.4 miles from our favorite hotel, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands. The park features numerous coves and beaches as well as wildlife and stunning sunsets.

The Hyatt Carmel Highlands is perched high atop cliffs over the Pacific Ocean, offering expansive views from nearly every room. The hotel and staff have been absolutely wonderful every time we’ve stayed there and our babymoon was no different. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool and hot tubs or simply relaxing in your room, they’re always ready to assist with any of your needs.

We chose to stay in an Ocean View Townhouse Suite. It’s two levels, so it provides enough space for rest and relaxation even if your spouse doesn’t want to join you. If you do want to spend some relaxing time together, the bathtub comfortably welcomes couples.

We dined in the Pacific’s Edge restaurant, savoring food and memories from the same chef who catered our wedding. After a wonderful sunset dinner and dessert, the staff was kind enough to offer us a ride on a golf cart to our room so I didn’t have to waddle back up the hill at 32 weeks pregnant. We absolutely loved our babymoon and can’t wait to return again in the future.

— Jessica Doll, Hej Doll

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands

8.4 Very good (1331 reviews)

Charleston, South Carolina


We chose to do our babymoon in Charleston, South Carolina. I was particularly looking forward to the shopping, soaking up the history, and dining at world-class restaurants.

We stayed at the Francis Marion, a historic hotel that has been restored to its 1920s elegance. Located off the famous King Street, it’s close enough to shopping, the harbor, the city market, and plenty of food and drink options, so you can experience the historic charm of Charleston (and cobblestone streets) as soon as you step out of the hotel.

If you prefer to simply relax and treat yourself before the baby comes, you can enjoy the spa and spacious rooms with beautiful views. Another perk is that they also offer a parking garage so you don’t have to worry about city parking, which can be tricky and expensive. We filled our days with plenty of walking, shopping (for baby included) and tasty meals while in Charleston. We loved having everything in walking distance, and soaking up a historic destination before the baby came.

— Sarah Schlichter, Bucket List Tummy

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Francis Marion Hotel

Top rated
8.7 Excellent (3720 reviews)

Fernandina Beach, Florida


Our babymoon escape to Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort & Spa was full of Southern charm and plenty of beach vibes. We found ourselves unwinding during long strolls on the pristine Amelia Island beaches and soaking up the sun on the Omni’s massive, multi-tiered poolscape. The nine dining options satiated my growing appetite with favorites including Oceanside located directly on the pool deck and enjoying an ocean front view, and the prestigious Bob’s Steak and Chop House known for its legendary steaks and hearty portions. We got active on the Omni’s world-class clay tennis courts and sought out a special treasure of our own at the local boutique shopping destinations.

Later, I rested and recharged at the resort’s spa, and immersed myself in signature therapies including local ingredients like honey, salt, and regional blossoms. From start to finish our experience was full of effortless coastal luxury allowing us the space to unwind, recharge, and most importantly, grow closer together.

— Amy West, Amy West Travel

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Omni Amelia Island Resort

Fernandina Beach
8.4 Very good (2562 reviews)

Galway, Ireland


Céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes)! Hospitable Galway on the western coast of Ireland is just the place for a babymoon before welcoming a new bundle of joy. Known for kind people, lively atmosphere, and beautiful sights, Galway offers a variety of activities for expecting parents looking for adventure.

The traditional façade isn’t the only charming feature about the highly-rated Park House Hotel, located just steps from the historical heart of Galway. Follow the cobblestone road along brightly painted shops bursting with Celtic treasures, art, and cuisine (to satisfy those mom-to-be cravings). Enjoy street performances by local entertainers as you shop or scuttle to the Hop-On bus tour for a stress-free look around Galway. During your stay, take advantage of the excellent customer service at the Park House Hotel to organize a day trip to the bucket list-worthy Cliffs of Moher, a landmark that encompasses the natural beauty of Ireland.

Expecting parents must be treated like royalty, which calls for a drive up from Galway to the Ashford Castle. This pristine estate boasts stately architecture, lavish décor, river cruises, and much more. Join in the traditional afternoon tea with intricately set tables, a diverse assortment of teas, and mouthwatering nibbles. Afterward, stroll through the flourishing gardens to the Falconry to interact with birds of prey. (If you can handle predatory birds, parenting will be a breeze!)

Wind down in the Ashford Castle’s tranquil spa. Choose from a menu of treatments, which include prenatal services to help mamas feel as if they aren’t carrying around a pot of gold in their belly. Until your lucky charm arrives, slán agus beannacht leat (goodbye and blessings with you)!

— Erica Lawlor, BabyFat Blogging

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Park House Hotel

8.4 Very good (448 reviews)

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Ten years after having our first of four children, I can fondly remember my babymoon as the last time I could relax! We landed on Hot Springs and found the cutest little B&B called the 1884 Wildwood Bed and Breakfast Inn. When I walked through the doors, it smelled like sugar cookies and I knew I would fall in love with this place.

If I’m being honest, one of the main reasons I booked this place was the butler’s pantry, an entire room dedicated to snacks where you can help yourself to nibbles 24/7. Gourmet coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, and cider are also available at their coffee bar any time. If there is one thing a pregnant woman needs, it’s snacks — lots of snacks.

We rented the King David room and the private tub alone had me wanting to rent the room permanently. I’m afraid to ever visit a different B&B because this one was so special. The breakfast every morning was five star, with a three- to four-course meal that left me salivating until the next morning’s meal.

If you can pull yourself away from the pantry and tub, the inn is close to downtown, so you’re not far from the action either.

— Callie-Jacob Washer, A Sweet Potato Pie

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1884 Wildwood Bed And Breakfast Inn

Hot Springs

Lake Tahoe, California


I knew our lives would change forever when we found out about our little incoming addition, so I wanted to take advantage of our last days as a pair (and before traveling would become a bit more difficult). Plus life had gotten a bit hectic having just bought our first house across the state. A relaxing babymoon was exactly what we needed!

When scouting out locations for our babymoon, I felt a strong pull towards a natural setting. Somehow my body wanted to be connected to the earth. I was in my first trimester and I was experiencing all those uncomfortable symptoms that plague a woman during the first several weeks. I was craving fresh mountain air, scenic landscapes but also comfort and convenience.

Basecamp Tahoe South had everything on my wishlist. It’s the ideal place for a babymoon because there are plenty of pregnancy-friendly things to enjoy close by and within the hotel grounds.

The location provides great natural scenery, so you already feel like you’re taking in the best of Tahoe without having to climb any mountains. The hotel grounds have burning fire pits and you can pick up s’mores kits for a fun, whimsical activity. The outdoor decks are covered in string lights making for a magical ambiance — the perfect backdrop to daydream about the arrival of your little one.

If you’re feeling stir crazy, a little picnic by the lake is less than a 10-minute drive. During our day-trip, we stopped at a local gourmet deli to pick up a bag lunch and headed out to Thomas F Regan Memorial City Beach to enjoy our sandwiches by the lake. It was very little effort for some awesome sightseeing rewards!

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Basecamp Tahoe South

Top rated
South Lake Tahoe
8.6 Excellent (2107 reviews)

Newport, Rhode Island


I was itching for one final trip with just our little family of two before we welcomed our new addition. We wanted someplace historic but, of course, with a drool-worthy food scene, so we chose the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina in Newport, Rhode Island.

The hotel is located just next door to Bowen’s Wharf where there are tons of charming eateries and boutiques. A trip to Newport is never complete without stopping at The Black Pearl for “Chowdah” and it was just a stone’s throw from our hotel door. The storied mansions that are Newport’s main attraction weren’t far, and after a five-minute car drive we were pulling up to The Breakers.

At the end of our day out exploring, we cozied up in the hotel’s bar and lounge (for a mocktail, of course). They have fireplaces in the winter months and a gorgeous outdoor deck with a fabulous view for the warmer months. Our stay was exactly what we needed and the perfect balance of relaxation and on-the-go activities. We left refreshed and ready for our next big adventure as new parents.

— Missy Raho, Behind The Plates

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The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

8.4 Very good (2309 reviews)

Niagara Falls, Canada


While pregnant with my first child, we chose to stay at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview Hotel and Suites in Niagara Falls, Canada because of the affordable price and comfortable accommodations. Guests are treated to a gorgeous view of the falls both day and night. Inside, the jacuzzi tub is a treat for stressed out parents-to-be looking for a little relaxation.

The best part about the Hilton Fallsview Hotel is the location. It’s only a few blocks from Niagara Falls and right across the street from the Niagara Fallsview Casino.

The importance of staying healthy while expecting can’t be overstated. After a weekend of walks around town with constant, stunning views of the Falls, I left feeling refreshed, energized, and relaxed — definitely something I needed before the baby arrived.

— Samantha Erb, Journey to SAHM

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Hilton Niagara Falls/ Fallsview Hotel and Suites

Niagara Falls
7.3(19001 reviews)

Pacific City, Oregon


We enjoyed a relaxed and memorable babymoon at the Inn at Cape Kiwanda, tucked away in the cutest little pocket of a beach town. The whole spot feels like an old-fashioned resort town, with everything you need right there — from the brewery on the beach and grocery store to the sandy beach and even hiking in the state park.

During our stay, we had a big deck with lovely views of the sunset and beach across the way and a huge jet tub for relaxing. The room was plenty big even with the king-sized bed, fireplace, TV, and luxurious bathroom. The whole hotel vibe is just perfect for the Oregon coast because it’s so cozy even when it’s rainy out. (Hello fireplaces!)

Though we had amazing weather our last two days and had full sunshine when we took my maternity photos at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area with our photographer. We kept busy with the classic Oregon coast amenities like board games and telescope in the lobby, great for looking at wildlife out on the huge rocks in the ocean.

One extra special feature of the Inn is happy hour on Friday and Saturday evenings. My husband tasted different beers and ciders, and I enjoyed the snacks and atmosphere. In the mornings, we enjoyed reading and people-watching there in the cute coffee shop nestled in the hotel building too.

— Suzannah Stanley, Create-Enjoy

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Inn at Cape Kiwanda

Pacific City
9.2 Excellent (987 reviews)

Paradise Island, Bahamas


With three children and the advantage of three babymoons under our belt, one in particular stands above the rest. Right around baby number three, we realized we were looking for a place we could ultimately just relax — kid free. We wanted to be able to sink our toes into white sandy beaches, cool off in a tropical ocean, have a variety of kid-free activities available, and have decadent restaurants on site. The Cove at Atlantis hit all the marks.

The rooms at The Cove are some of the most luxurious we’ve ever stayed in and the beds out of this world comfy. Aside from mommy-to-be friendly rooms, The Cove at Atlantis has so many wonderful amenities. At each turn, you can soak in the aqua blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, you can spend your day seaside enjoying the private beach (cabana rental a must!) or cool off in one of the many pools on site. Even if you don’t have kids yet, or have kids with you, you can still enjoy being a child at heart by checking out the on-site waterpark or lazy river.

When lounging beachside with delicious fruity drinks (virgin, of course) doesn’t have you relaxed enough, grab your spouse for a visit to the luxurious Mandara resort. There are multiple treatments and massages available to help you both sink into that pre-baby stage of bliss.
We loved the fact that there were so many restaurant options available. From quick and easy grab and go options to 5-star steak and seafood restaurants, there was a little something for every kind of craving. Our personal favorite was the Seafire Steakhouse. The Barrel Cut Filet was out of this world and the Lobster Mac & Cheese was to die for.

If exhaustion from all of that relaxation hasn’t completely done you in, it’s also kind of fun to enjoy a little nightlife in the onsite casino. The number of available activities is endless, and really you can make a babymoon at The Cove as adventurous or as relaxing as you want to it be. Either way, you can’t help but enjoy your time together and get excited about the little one joining you on your two-some!

— Jen Giambalvo & Carrie Beth Posener, The Magnolia Mammas

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The Cove at Atlantis

Top rated
Paradise Island City
8.5 Excellent (2144 reviews)

Parksville, British Columbia


The Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort was a relaxing home base for our babymoon on Vancouver Island. It’s located right on a picturesque beach with miles of sand and is home to the Grotto Spa (the number one rated spa in Western Canada). We got a couple’s massage, and they knew how to position me safely with my big pregnant belly.

Our oceanview room had a balcony, a full kitchen, and a king size bed — necessary when you’re pregnant and need the extra space to sprawl out at night. Best of all, it had an in-room jetted tub which was so great for soaking my tired body.

The location is serene, romantic, and surrounded by natural beauty. There’s direct beach access from the resort, panoramic ocean views, and 22 acres of forest. Their on-site restaurant, Cedars, is especially delicious, and they also do take out pizza if you’d rather hang out in your room — or if you need a late night snack.

We told the resort we were there for our babymoon and they gifted us a few congratulatory extras like popcorn for movie watching and a stuffed eagle for our future baby. Our son still has that eagle and seeing it brings back great memories of our babymoon.

— Aileen Allen, At Home In Love

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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

8.4 Very good (2234 reviews)

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


Everyone knows that there’s a lot to do to prepare for the arrival of a baby. But it’s important to find time to take care of yourself. A getaway to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida is guaranteed to give you the breather that you need before life gets hectic. Pack yourself and your baby bump with a couple of swimsuits and some comfy pajamas and get ready to be pampered in these beautiful, old-Florida-style accommodations that have been around since 1928.

Take a day to soak in the sunshine at the stunning, white-sand beaches, (and maybe find a shark’s tooth or two) or pamper yourself with luxury and lunch at the award-winning spa, a haven of rest and relaxation. This is the region’s largest spa and it offers a blissful mix of the latest oh-so-divine treatments and therapies.

For more active recreation, hit the links at the lush, green fairways of the golf course or play a game of tennis at the ‘Official Tennis Club of the ATP Tour’ on the premises.

If shopping is more your style, the resort has a plethora of boutiques and shops, and you’ll find many more in the quaint surrounding area of Ponte Vedra Beach.

When it’s time for a scrumptious dinner, the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club has several restaurants with offerings to please every palate, from casual “go in your mama shorts” to upscale “dress up your bump.” No matter how you decide to spend your days here, you’re certain to go home with renewed energy and readiness for your blessed event.

— Vicki Floyd, Coupondipity

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Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

Top rated
Ponte Vedra Beach
9.4 Excellent (1722 reviews)

Rincon, Puerto Rico


Before the baby came, my husband and I went to Puerto Rico to stay at the Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean. Located right on the beach, equipped with tons of elevators to get around and a gorgeous pool, the resort was exactly what we needed. Sipping mocktails in the pool, strolling along the beach, and relaxing at the spa was probably the best way to spend our last moments as a family of two.

Rincon of the Seas has a stellar restaurant so if I wasn’t up to going out of the hotel, we were able to eat downstairs or on the beach. Although the weather was pretty hot, it was enjoyable to be right on the beach knowing that back in New York it was winter. Watching the sunsets were such a nice way to spend the evenings. We had a stunning ocean view from our room, which means we were able to enjoy time spent in the hotel room too.

— Jennifer O’Shea, Teach.Workout.Love.

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Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (2297 reviews)

San Diego, California


We got married at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, so it holds a special place in our hearts and was the perfect place for a babymoon, especially considering I was pretty far along in my pregnancy and didn’t want to travel very far from home. It’s located right on the beach and is blocks away from the quaint downtown of Coronado, which is filled with cute boutiques and restaurants.

Our goal was to relax before our baby came — and that we did! There are two pools to choose from, a family pool and an adults only pool. Although we love kids, we enjoyed the serenity of the adult pool and soaked up the sun and the last moments of being sans kiddos. We also enjoyed the beachside concierge service and rented a daybed. It was great being able to cool off in the ocean and come back and nap while listening to the ocean. And the best part was that this mama-to-be didn’t have to do a thing for set-up or teardown.

At night, we had a beach bonfire and roasted s’mores under the stars. It was relaxing listening to the waves crash as we sat by the fire. When we were hungry we would either walk to the downtown area for a meal or visit one of the hotel’s restaurants. Our favorite spot was the ice cream parlor.

— Mei Ling, Family Entourage

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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

7.5 Good (2890 reviews)

Santa Paula, California


We spent our babymoon in the small city of Santa Paula right before our little man arrived, and it was the perfect weekend getaway — just a couple hours from home.

Our visit fell over “Cruise Night” where Main Street fills up with a live band, kettle corn vendors, and rows of vintage cars and hot rods. We ate dinner on the patio of Rabalais’ Bistro – a delicious Cajun restaurant. I devoured the jambalaya with pasta before we dove into hot beignets covered in powdered sugar. (My pregnant belly was so happy!)

After dinner and a quick walk around the vintage cars, it was just a short walk back to the Santa Paula Inn, an adorable B&B. Our cozy queen room with an en-suite bathroom was spacious and comfortable. Not to mention, there was cute decor like black and white Paris-themed bedding. I loved the old creaky stairs that lead from the lobby to the second floor — one of the many charms of boutique B&B establishments. Breakfast out on the patio was a leisurely way to start each morning!

— Elise Laney, Polka Dotted Blue Jay

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Santa Paula Inn

Santa Paula
8.0 Very good (1083 reviews)

Scottsdale, Arizona


The Scott Resort & Spa was completely renovated last year and the theme was to die for. The decor is Havana, Cuba inspired. It’s tropical meets modern. We loved how inviting the lobby was with tons of gorgeous seating nooks and activities such as chess. The hotel has two pools, the main pool, and a sandy beach pool. We stayed in the patio guest room and hung out in the cozy chairs to have our morning cup of joe.

Hands down, this is the best hotel restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. I am a sucker for Cuban food and this one delivers but with a twist. Chef de Cuisine, Chris Castro, specializes in traditional American cuisine with a Cuban twist. The restaurant also offers a studious wine list and inspiring craft cocktails to compliment any meal. I had the tasty Beach Buck Mocktail (Blackberry, Lime, Basil, Ginger Beer).

Dave ordered the Gaucho Steak (Spiced Skirt Steak, Poblano, Chimichurri Sauce, Masa Potato Cakes). I ordered the Pollo Al Horno (Grilled Chicken Thigh, Black Beans, Rice, Petite Green Salad). Both dishes were delicious and filling.

The other glorious treat I received was a prenatal massage at their boutique spa, La Vidorra. I received a full body massage and pillow were placed underneath me to account for my bump. I was in heaven and I think I even fell asleep due to the pure bliss.

Overall we had a pleasant experience and the highlight of our weekend was the food. If you have the option of staying in Scottsdale while you’re in Arizona, The Scott Resort is an amazing resort that would knock your socks off.

— Melissa Moore, The Melissa Lifestyle

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The Scott Resort & Spa

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (2381 reviews)

Toronto, Canada


With baby number two on his way and a toddler already at home, I knew our babymoon had to be a quick and relaxing one. Instead of running away to some exotic location, we opted for a staycation in downtown Toronto. With grandparents around to watch our toddler, my husband and I whisked ourselves to the Windsor Arms for a weekend to relax in its regal ambiance.

This was the first time we were kid free in two years and I was looking forward to leisurely soaks in the tub and sleeping in. Rest and relaxation was the name of my babymoon game!

The Windsor Arms is one of the finest boutique hotels in Toronto and dates back to 1977, so you can expect old world charm mixed in with luxurious modern amenities. The hotel is quite popular with celebrities and upon check-in, Scott Speedman of Felicity fame rode the elevator with us.

Since I’m a Torontonian, I decided to relax at the hotel instead of exploring the chic Yorkville neighborhood nearby. Without a tiny human to disturb me, I enjoyed an hour-long bath in the soaker tub before wrapping myself in the cozy bathrobe and lounged on the couch as my husband strummed some tunes on the guitar that was hanging on a wall of our corner suite.

To round off our romantic babymoon in Toronto, we took a dip in the hotel’s saltwater pool and enjoyed a post-swim Afternoon Tea service in the majestic purple room where I made good use of eating for two by stuffing my face with every sandwich and cake that came across our table.

— Yashy Murphy, Baby and Life

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Windsor Arms Hotel

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (1203 reviews)

Victoria, British Columbia


My husband and I spent our babymoon at The Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. This historic hotel was renovated a few years ago and I felt like a total princess walking through the grand hallways. Our room was spacious and overlooked the water, where I was able to watch the Victoria Ferries perform a synchronized “water ballet” from our window.

At the Q restaurant, I had the most decadent French toast for breakfast one morning (and then I enjoyed it in bed the next!). Not to mention, their famous Afternoon Tea has all the right nibbles to satisfy all pregnancy cravings. Fine dining without leaving the building is a dream for a pregnant woman.

Fairmont hotels are known for their amazing spa services and the Fairmont Empress is no exception. After enjoying their fruit-infused spa water and munching on some healthy snacks, I was able to fully relax and enjoy my prenatal massage while my husband indulged in a deep tissue massage.

As if it couldn’t get any better, the hotel is right next door to the Royal BC Museum, and just steps away from boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. We took a Hop On Hop Off bus tour that left from our hotel for an easy way to see the sights without having to walk too far. Plus, we were able to catch a chartered shuttle from the hotel to sprawling Butchart Gardens, one of the top tourist attractions in British Columbia.

— Marcie Cheung, Marcie in Mommyland

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Fairmont Empress Hotel

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (2520 reviews)