For most of us, a roadside motel without cable sounds like a dream if it comes with a few solid hours of uninterrupted sleep. But if you’re looking for a getaway that offers a little more, look no further. From solo escapes to spots where you can bring the babes and still indulge in some me-time, read on to discover our top picks when it comes to hotels and resorts with perks just perfect for mom.
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa - Austin, TX
This resort nestled in the Texas Hill Country recently re-opened after a $170 million renovation. From the long porches with rocking chairs overlooking the golf course to the rolling hills that surround the property, a weekend here, at what marketing manager Rashida Wright calls "the front porch of hill country," is perfect for a mom getaway. Opt to spend a day at the spa ($50 for a day pass), which has 20 treatment rooms, a sauna and a rooftop pool, or have the concierge set up transport to Fredericksburg (Texas wine country) for the day. Guests can play a round of golf and then come back and enjoy the fire pits on Lady Bird lawn.
In the summer, besides the three pools (the infinity-edge pool is adults only, perfect for a no-kid weekend), there's Barton Creek Live, a summer music series just for guests. There are seasonal activities throughout the year too, like wreath and candle making, and next year, there'll be access to the Barton Creek nature trail, so guests can enjoy hiking through the local greenbelt.
Rates start at $220 per night.
Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island - Tilghman Island, MD
Treat yourself (and other moms you know) to a stay in an iconic hotel that reopened its doors in April 2018, featuring 54 newly-designed guest rooms that give off a chill seaside cottage vibe, but offer plenty of modern amenities for a relaxing stay. The Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island is situated on nine acres of waterfront property and has all sorts of on-site activities: paddle boarding, sailing, bike rides, bocce ball and more.
Swim in the new saltwater swimming pool, dine at restaurants envisioned by Chef Sean Wheaton, an alum of the prestigious José Andrés’ Think Food Group, or stop off at the spa for some luxe downtime. In honor of the grand reopening, you can book a stay at 10% off (limited time only), or book the full breakfast and room upgrade package.
If you’ve got kids in tow: Bring your fancy pants because there’ll be a professional photographer on site to take pics of you and your crew.
21551 Chesapeake House Drive
Tilghman Island, MD 21671
Gansevoort Meatpacking - New York, NY
If a spectacular weekend in the city or a city staycation is what you want, the Gansevoort Meatpacking delivers. Their Mom Knows Best package includes overnight accommodations, a rare Lady Slipper Orchid from Bastille Flowers in Chelsea Market that’s presented in a custom-curated teacup, a glam blow-out hair experience at Glam+Go and a bottle of prosecco for an in-room toast!
Savor the 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, dine at American eatery The Chester, and wander down to the High Line Park. After a night on the town, treat yourself to well-deserved downtime at Exhale Spa, where you’ll enjoy a 20% discount on spa treatments.
18 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10014
The Ritz-Carlton - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Any mom will love spending time in Fort Lauderdale’s only full-service beachfront spa, which resides on the seventh floor, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There’s 11 treatment rooms, Jacuzzis on the tropical pool deck, and splurge treatments like the Cleansing Ceremony or the Biodynamic Facial. Choose between several packages, including the Vacation like a VIP, the Spa package or the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge Experience.
Wander in and out of the boutiques that line Las Olas Boulevard before heading back to dinner with ocean views at Burlock Coast, the hotel’s restaurant that offers modern-coastal fare prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Hotel del Coronado - Coronado, CA
If old-world California style with laid-back, luxury accommodations and unique activity offerings sounds like your thing, then look no further than the iconic Hotel del Coronado, located in Southern California just off the coast of San Diego. With a spa that knows what a mom needs (the Majestic Mermaid Mother's Day Package includes a 50-minute massage and a 50-minute facial, plus other perks), and a Sunday brunch that some say is the best in the country (the gourmet bloody mary bar is adjacent to the design-your-own-donut station), the Del is the perfect escape for a solo artist or a mom with kids in tow.
If you've got kids in tow: turn the kids loose on a one-or three-hour excursion for a little alone time, then reconvene on the beach for a California clambake or s'mores roast.
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, Ca 92118
Canyon Ranch - Tucson, AZ
Moms who prefer to recharge their batteries by paying a little TLC to themselves—through fitness, healthy gourmet meals, spa, and meditation—can pack their bags for an escape to the Tuscon Canyon Ranch retreat. This desert oasis is a getaway that goes beyond health and beauty, offering a state of well-being, a place to decompress and focus on yourself.
Be sure to check out: For mom looking to get some alone time, take a solo trip to Canyon Ranch in Lenox or Tucson for single accommodations at a 10% discount with the All You special, valid on a four-night minimum stay.
8600 E Rockcliff Rd.
Tucson, Az 85750
The Talbott, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, Chicago, IL
Treat yo’ self at the Talbott for Mother’s Day! The hotel just steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, and the Shop ‘til You Drop package means a weekend of browsing and shopping for things that aren’t diapers, toddler shoes or sports equipment for your soccer-loving kid. Guest are welcomed with a $50 gift card to 900 North Michigan shops, a deluxe deep tissue/warm stone massage from nearby Dita Day Spa and brunch at 20 East, the Talbott’s signature restaurant.
20 E Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
Suncadia Resort - Cle Elum, WA
Just 80 miles from Seattle, moms looking for a unique wellness weekend can start with a power session of relaxation at Glade Springs Spa, daily sunrise yoga, chef's demo cooking and nutrition classes, and inspired fitness classes led by celebrity coach KaisaFit while taking in the view of sunny Cascade Mountains. Be sure to check out the Spring into Bloom package, which runs through May 24th and gives guests a $50 resort credit per night.
For a little alone time: Get pampered at the Glade Spring Spa, or enjoy sparkling wine and a painting class at Swiftwater Winery.
For fun with the family: While the resort's on-site kids club will keep the littles happy while mom lollygags, there are also over 40 miles of designated trails, river rafting tours with a stream-side lunch, and even a Mommy & Me Paint and Sip Tea Party to enjoy together.
3600 Suncadia Tr.
Cle Elum, Wa 98922
Kimpton Cardinal - Winston-Salem, NC
Be a kid again with a weekend of play at Kimpton Cardinal in Winston-Salem. You’ll get brunch for two (or solo if desired) and cocktails to kick off the weekend, a relax and rejuvenate in-room spa treatment with fresh flowers and best of all—free reign to play in the Adult Recreation Room, where you can slide, bowl and dribble to your heart’s content. Soak in the mix of history and modern amenities, with the combo of Art Deco architecture and vibrant artwork that adorns the walls. You’ll also enjoy the hotel’s proximity to the Downtown Arts District, Old Salem Museum & Gardens and, best of all, Krispy Kreme headquarters.
51 East Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Calistoga Ranch – Calistoga, CA
If you're looking for a hidden gem right in Wine Country head to Calistoga Ranch located in the heart of Napa Valley. This stunning property is situated in a private wooded canyon setting with on-site hiking trails, an organic garden and greenhouse, chicken coop and beehives.
If you're flying solo: You'll stay in one of the 50 free-standing lodges that dot the property. With the outdoor rain shower, expansive cedar decks and soaking tub may be enough to entice you to stay in the room, we suggest you explore the surrounding area. Book a wine tour and end the day at the Ranch's spa.
Got kids? Calistoga Ranch features a separate kids pool along with countless family programming. One of our favorites is the exclusive wine-blending session where your kids can stomp grapes and create a special "family vintage."
580 Lommel Road
Loews Minneapolis Hotel - Minneapolis, MN
Located right in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, you can upgrade mom’s stay with a treatment at Embury Spa. Candlelight massages, soothing body wraps and all the classic spa amenities (including blow dries, waxing and even makeup application). And if you want to go the distance to make mom feel ultra-special? Treat her to a luxurious breakfast in bed experience.
Good to know: You can get in on the hotel vibe without an overnight by toasting mom at a Mother’s Day Brunch at Cosmos inside the hotel. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 13 you’ll find an epic array of chef stations, plenty of champagne and more. $45/adults; $19/children 6-12; $9/child 5 & under. Book here.
601 N 1st Ave.
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa - Teton Village, WY
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa is a combination of rustic and luxe, which means mom can get pampered and still have an adventure on her getaway. The quintessential alpine ski lodge is abundant in the classic Western spirit of Jackson Hole and, since it’s nestled near two of America’s most celebrated national parks—Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, it serves as a perfect jumping off point to an ultimate outdoor experience: skiing, biking, hiking, kayaking, and more.
In the evenings, take a dip in the 22-person rooftop hot tub and dine at Spur, the resort's 140-seat restaurant which serves up mountain cuisine—simple, homestyle meals made with seasonal, organic ingredients.
If you’re flying solo: Book a package at the SpaTerre. It offers unique packages that combine classic Thai and Indonesian spa treatments with local natural elements: spring water, salts, herbs, and mud. It’s the perfect way to unwind after biking down the mountain or paddling through the river in a kayak.
If you’ve got kids in tow: Hire a naturalist to take you on a tour around the area. Everyone will enjoy spotting a grizzly bear from afar and wandering through some of Jackson Hole’s most breathtaking views.
3385 Cody Lane
Teton Village, WY 83025
photo: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
Honor's Haven Resort & Spa - Ellenville, NY
Located in the Hudson Valley, Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa offers up their eighth annual Tulip Festival & Mother’s Day Celebration. From the amazing food to family entertainment (think face painting, magicians, music and more), this getaway is perfect for the whole family. The Tulip Festival Package comes with full access to the resorts amenities, including yoga, boating, hiking trails and fishing.
Good to know: You can upgrade your stay to include the Mother’s Day brunch for $29.95 per adult.
1195 Arrowhead Road
Ellenville, NY 12428
St. Regis Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Located in Atlanta's swankiest neighborhood, this Buckhead hotel offers pedestrian proximity to luxury shopping and world-class dining for moms on the move, and a beautiful spa, on-site fine dining, and terraced city patios (complete with a pool, service, and luxury cabanas) for the mom who's happy to stay put. This splurge-worthy stay includes a guest butler service, just in case you need something done, STAT.
For a special treat: Head to the St. Regis for Sunday brunch, and especially on Mother's Day in the hotel's Astor Court restaurant, overlooking lobby's grand crystal chandelier, or in the wine room where guests can enjoy live music while dining from live action carving and omelet stations, a grand seafood display, an extravagant dessert selection, and a special live-action Bloody Mary and Mimosa station. For those with foodie kiddos, the hotel's professional childcare providers will keep your brunch babes happy with 45 minutes of supervised crafts and activities while you go back for seconds.
88 West Paces Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA, 30305
Where do you like to recharge your batteries? Tell us about your favorite hotels with mom perks in the comments below!
—Gabby Cullen with Shelley Massey