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Top Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas & Luxury Hotels Nearby

A thoughtful card on Mother’s Day is a nice way to thank your mom for everything she’s done, but if you want to make it extra special, consider going on a trip. Whether she prefers a relaxing holiday or the bright lights of New York City, we’ve got a few ideas for the perfect Mother’s Day getaway to show the ‘world’s best mom’ just how much she’s appreciated. 

Enjoy a well-deserved break in a stylish hotel, where you can get pampered with spa treatments, outdoor pools and gourmet restaurants. With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve hand-picked the best cities in the United States for a Mother’s Day getaway and highlighted the best activities for making memories. 

Charleston, South Carolina

Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, mother's day getaway
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Known for its historic sites and Southern charm, Charleston has a thriving culinary scene, laid-back beaches and friendly locals that make it a perfect Mother’s Day getaway. Sunday brunches are infamous in the ‘Holy City’, while art galleries, landscaped gardens and the quaint boutique shops make it easy to fill your itinerary. 

Colourful wooden houses Charleston, mothers's day getaway
Photo| Wooden Houses, Charleston, South Carolina | GETTYIMAGES – PETER UNGER

Best Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas in Charleston: 

  • Enjoy brunch at local spots such as The Junction Kitchen and Millers All Day for classic Southern fare. 
  • Admire local and regional artwork in Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art or Gibbes Museum of Art. 
  • Dig your toes in the sand at Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island or Edisto.

Best Hotels in Charleston, South Carolina

The Vendue

The Vendue
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The Vendue is Charleston’s first and only hotel dedicated to the arts with over 300 original pieces adorning its walls. Boutique rooms feature contemporary art, luxe feather beds and flat-screen TVs as well as antique furnishings. For a king-size bed and access to the daily Art Reception with wine and canapés, stay in a Signature King. 

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at The Rooftop for panoramic city views, then dine on Southern dishes at Revival or listen to live music in the Drawing Room lobby lounge. Take advantage of the complimentary amenities, which include bicycles for exploring.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 153 – USD 514
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 19 Vendue Range, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Belmond Charleston Place

Belmond Charleston Place
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A top-rated hotel in Charleston, Belmond Charleston Place offers 5-star luxury for you and your mom. Visit the lavish on-site spa for rejuvenating treatments, then enjoy jazz music and Southern cuisine in Charleston Grill. Alternatively, mom will love the garden-style setting and brunch favourites at The Palmetto Cafe. 

Recharge in one of the beautiful rooms or suites, all of which boast king-size beds and vintage-style furnishings. One-bedroom suites have extra space with separate living rooms, while the Presidential Suite adds skyline views and a walk-in closet. Upgrade to a Club room or suite for access to the Club Lounge. 

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 378 – USD 3,308
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 205 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Hotel Location

Sedona, Arizona

Family enjoying the mountain view in Sedona, mother's day getaway
Photo| Family Enjoying a Beautiful Mountain View in Sedona| GETTYIMAGES – MARGARETW

Sedona is a fun Mother’s Day getaway where you can enjoy hiking its famous red-rock formations, shopping for Sedona-exclusive items at Tlaquepaque and browsing the art galleries along Highway 89A. Wellness sites and pampering spas are popular, as well as exploring its sacred vortexes and the boozy Verde Valley Wine Trail

Horseshoe Bend a sunny day at Grand Canyon mother's day getaway
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Best Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas in Sedona: 

  • Treat yourself to a luxury spa experience at Sedona’s New Day Spa or Namti Spa.
  • Stretch your legs and follow the scenic trails to Devil’s Bridge or Bell Rock. 
  • Browse the colourful shops at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. 

Best Hotels in Sedona, Arizona

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort
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Set on 30 hectares of natural terrain, Enchantment Resort features an outdoor pool, renowned spa, tennis courts and easy access hiking trails. Che Ah Chi restaurant pairs locally grown ingredients with an award-winning wine list, while View 180 has 180-degree views of the canyon. 

Retreat to the Casita King/Queens nestled in Boynton Canyon, which comes equipped with a flat-screen TV, sitting area and private deck with canyon views. Spoil mom with a Two Bedroom Suites with two bedrooms and a cosy fireplace, or upgrade to a palatial Pool Suite for your own outdoor pool.

Nearby Attractions

  • Boynton Pass Vortex (700 metres)
  • Boynton Canyon Trail (1.1 kilometres)
  • Dry Creek Vista (5.7 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 575 – USD 3,145
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, Arizona, United States

Hampton Inn Sedona

Hampton Inn Sedona
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Offering a prime location near Sedona’s top attractions, Hampton Inn Sedona is a laid-back hotel ideal for budget-conscious travellers. The 2 Queen Beds feature flat-screen TVs, desks, coffee makers and mini-fridges, while 1 King Larger Room offers extra space with a comfy sitting area and sofa bed. 

Take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi and daily hot breakfast before exploring nearby attractions such as Broken Arrow Trail and Cathedral Rock. After sightseeing, cool off with a dip in the hotel’s sparkling pool or enjoy a soak in the hot tub. 

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 177 – USD 419
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 1800 West Highway 89A, Sedona, Arizona, United States

Hotel Location

Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, mother's day getaway
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The former winter home of the Vanderbilts, Kennedys and Rockefellers, Palm Beach is a glamorous beach destination on Florida’s picturesque coastline. It’s a top pick for a Mother’s Day getaway due to its 5-star hotels, swanky spas and renowned shopping street with high-end boutiques. 

Happy family with grandmother on the beach, mother's day getaway
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Best Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas in Palm Beach: 

  • Shop designer brands on Worth Avenue, nicknamed the “Rodeo Drive of Florida”. 
  • See the Gilded Age mansion with 75 rooms and ornate furnishings at Flagler Museum
  • Pick up unique treasures and antique pieces at Antique Row Art & Design District. 

Best Hotels in Palm Beach, Florida

The Breakers Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach
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Set on a private beach, The Breakers Palm Beach boasts two golf courses, four pools, five whirlpool spas and 10 tennis courts. Relax in a poolside bungalow at the private beach club or enjoy a tailored massage at the spa. You’re spoilt with choice with multiple gourmet restaurants, including prime cuts at Flagler Steakhouse and local specialties at Seafood Bar. 

Atlantic Guest Rooms feature private Juliet balconies with ocean views, plush bathrobes and in-room movies, while Junior Suites add a separate sitting area. Celebrate with a stay in one of the ultra-exclusive Flagler Club suites, which offer access to a private lounge and rooftop terrace. 

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 365 – USD 6,000
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: One South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
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HotelsCombined visitors love the beachfront location of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, a glamorous 5-star resort with sophisticated rooms and suites. Pamper mom with an Ocean View Room with a mini-bar, 24-hour in-room dining and LCD TVs, or enjoy an elegant Suite with a separate living area and terrace with Gulf views. 

Book the spa’s signature massage or enjoy a poolside drink at the adults-only pool. Florie’s restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, while Florie’s Bar has garden-inspired cocktails. Alternatively, you can cruise the coastline on a complimentary bike, join a yoga session or enjoy ocean views and seafood specialties at Seaway.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 450 – USD 1,515
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 2800 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Hotel Location

New York City, New York

Mother daughter window shopping in New York, mother's day getaway
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New York City is always a good idea, especially for mother’s who love the appeal of a big city. You can fall in love with the Big Apple’s iconic landmarks, renowned museums and a long list of restaurants, shops and attractions. It’s a sensory overload and a haven for endless entertainment, from Broadway hits to traditional Afternoon Tea. 

New York City at night mother's day getaways
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Best Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas in New York City: 

Best Hotels in New York City, New York

New York Hilton Midtown

New York Hilton Midtown
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One of the best hotels near Times Square, New York Hilton Midtown is a popular choice for exploring the city on foot. Inviting rooms offer respite from non-stop sightseeing with marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Alternatively, stylish suites boast spacious living rooms and access to the Executive Lounge. 

Enjoy the convenience of in-room spa services, such as 60-minute massages, nails hair and make-up, as well as the chic Bridges Bar and Herb N’ Kitchen restaurant with seasonal salads and brick oven pizzas. You’ll be in good company, as this hotel has hosted every U.S. president since JFK.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 47 – USD 4,039
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, USA

The Plaza New York City

The Plaza New York City
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A world-renowned luxury hotel, The Plaza New York City is a posh Mother’s Day getaway. Enjoy a bespoke setting and signature cocktails at The Rose Club, then treat mom to a lavish body treatment at the spa. You can also book Afternoon Tea at Palm Court or pair champagne with caviar at The Champagne Bar. Meanwhile, Plaza Food Hall features counter-style dining options.

Plaza King Rooms feature sitting areas, 24-carat gold plated faucets and flat-screen TVs, while the Edwardian Suites offer white-glove butler services, a wet bar and separate sitting areas. Alternatively, the palatial Vanderbilt Fifth Avenue Two Bedroom Suite has over 139 square metres of living space.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 728 – USD 3,619
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 768 Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Midtown Center, New York City, United States

Hotel Location

Santa Barbara, California

Women Biking, mother's day getaway
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Dubbed the “American Riviera”, Santa Barbara is a seaside enclave with beautiful Spanish-style architecture and a palm-lined waterfront. Mothers will love the local wineries and farm-to-table restaurants, as well as the pleasant year-round temperatures ideal for basking in the sunshine at the golden beaches. 

Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard Grapvines On Hillside, mother's day getaway
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Best Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas in Santa Barbara: 

  • Enjoy the picturesque setting of Mission Santa Barbara and La Huerta Historical Garden.
  • Go on an exciting whale watching tour with Condor Express.
  • Visit Stearns Wharf to sample sourdough bowls filled with clam chowder Santa Barbara Shellfish Company.

Best Hotels in Santa Barbara, California

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara
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A top place to stay in Santa Barbara, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara is separated from Haskell’s Beach by a sandy walking path. Low-rise villas boast a Mediterranean vibe and house inviting rooms and suites with timber furnishings, private balconies or patios and large soaking baths. Upgrade to a Ritz-Carlton Villa for two ocean-facing terraces and a gourmet kitchenette.

Treat your mom to The Hollywood Facial or Holiday Body Polish at the on-site spa or indulge in fine dining at one of the multiple on-site restaurants, including the Angel Oak steakhouse. Sip cocktails in a private cabana poolside or enjoy wine tastings at Foley Tasting Room. 

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 525 – USD 1,312
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, California, United States

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
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Nestled between Butterfly Beach and Hammond’s Beach, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a 5-star retreat perfect for Mother’s Day getaway. Almost all of the luxe bungalows, suites and rooms overlook the ocean, including the two-bedroom Fremont Bungalow that also has a private patio with a fire pit and heated plunge pool.

Kick back by the two outdoor swimming pools, then indulge in a massage, body scrub or facial at the day spa. Alternatively, you can play a round of tennis before dining on the ocean-facing terrace at Bella Vista or sharing tapas at Ty Lounge. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Butterfly Beach (500 metres)
  • Arroyo Burro Beach County Park (15.5 kilometres)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (3.9 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 545 – USD 8,950
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 1260 Channel Drive, Montecito, California, United States

Hotel Location

Boulder, Colorado

Hikers walking their dogs, The Flatirons Chautauqua Park, Boulder, mother's day getaway
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Set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a beautiful city with an abundance of natural beauty, perfect for mothers who love the outdoors. The picture-perfect Flatirons offers a stunning backdrop to the city’s art galleries, museums and theatres, while Rocky Mountain National Park offers an array of outdoor recreation. 

Two women with dog during hike, mother's day getaway
Photo| Mother and Daughter with the Flatirons Background| GETTYIMAGES – URSULA SANDER

Best Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas in Boulder: 

  • Experience the street performers, eateries and shops along the pedestrian-friendly Pearl Street Mall.
  • Get active with a skiing excursion at Eldora or admire art at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. 
  • Take a day trip outside of Boulder to see a performance at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Best Hotels in Boulder, Colorado

St Julien Hotel and Spa

St Julien Hotel and Spa
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St Julien Hotel and Spa offers a prime location and a collection of spacious rooms and suites. Stay in a 2 Queens Mountain View with Balcony for a private balcony overlooking the Flatiron Mountains, or upgrade to a 2 Queen St Julien Suite for a separate living room and deep soaking tub. 

The 929 square meter spa has a full-service salon, lap pool and relaxation room, while T-Zero Lounge boasts signature martinis. Meanwhile, St Julien serves modern Afternoon tea with live entertainment. You can also enjoy Sunday Brunch at Jill’s Restaurant or mountain views and cocktails at The Redgarden Terrace. 

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 324 – USD 562
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 900 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado, United States

Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street

Hyatt Place Boulder Pearl Street
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Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street is just minutes away from downtown Boulder, ideally situated in Depot Square. In addition to a 24-hour market with grab-and-go options, The Bar serves specialty coffees and cocktails. A breakfast buffet is also available. 

All rooms feature a plush Hyatt Grand Bed, HDTV and sitting area with a sofa or sofa bed. The Two Queen Beds High Floor if perfect for sharing with mom, offering a separate living area, mini-fridge and city views. For a dining table with seating for four, upgrade to a King Bed One Bedroom Suite with a sofa bed. 

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 134 – USD 344
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 2280 Junction Place, Boulder, Colorado, United States

Hotel Location

Make Memories at One of These Top Mother’s Day Getaways

Mother and Daughter Sweet Moments, mother's day getaway
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Spoil your mom with a special Mother’s Day getaway, where you can enjoy activities such as beach strolling, shopping, spa days and museum hopping. After all, your mom deserves the best. Take this holiday as an opportunity to try something new together, then retreat to one of these luxury hotels with lavish spas, upscale restaurants and easy access to top attractions. 

What is your favourite Mother’s Day getaway? Let us know in the comments below. 

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

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