10 Hotels With In-room Fireplaces for a Cozy Winter Retreat

From luxury resorts to quaint inns, find the most charming hotels with in-room fireplaces.

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Exterior of the Chedi Andermatt hotel in winter
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If you're planning the perfect winter getaway, a snowy destination with fun outdoor activities is probably the main thing you’re after, but don’t neglect the hotel you’ll return to at the end of the day. Nothing’s more relaxing or romantic than cozying up to a warm fire after hours of wintry fun.

When seeking out a hotel room with a great fireplace, you don’t even need to travel to a cold-weather destination — you can visit somewhere with mild winters, like Sonoma, California, or you can skip the great outdoors entirely and opt for a toasty city stay. No matter your preference, there’s a hotel room with an inviting fireplace that’s right for you; here’s our list of the top options for the perfect winter retreat.

Best Hotels With In-Room Fireplaces

Editor’s Pick: The Wickaninnish Inn

Exterior of the Wickaninnish Inn, in Canada
Jenn Dykstra/Courtesy of Wickaninnish Inn

Why We Chose It

This Relais & Château hotel in Tofino, British Columbia, has outstanding oceanfront views and a superb fine-dining restaurant.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Les Clefs d'Or concierge, rain gear provided in each room, library

Hotel Description

Each winter, the Wickaninnish Inn becomes a storm-watching center, when moody and dramatic storms roll into the coast, creating an atmospheric and oceanic frenzy. The spectacle is one of the biggest winter draws to the hotel. As the storms howl, you’ll stay cozy lounging fireside in one of the 75 rooms and suites, split across the Pointe Building and the Beach Building. If you're willing to brave the elements, you can don the complimentary rain gear to get up close and personal with the weather.

Even if storm-watching isn't your thing, the Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Château property, has plenty to keep you occupied: a spa, a library, an art gallery, and an outstanding fine-dining restaurant. The hotel has a warm modern-meets-rustic aesthetic that’s perfectly suited to its setting between woods and rocky shore.

Half-Mile Farm

person walking up cabin steps
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Why We Chose It

This quintessential country inn in Highlands, North Carolina, is a serene luxury retreat that's perfect for unwinding.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Electric vehicle charging stations, heated marble bathroom floors, complimentary hors d'oeuvres hour

Hotel Description

If you really want to get away for the weekend, book a trip to Half-Mile Farm, a luxurious country inn in Highlands, North Carolina, a popular Southern small-town getaway with a quaint main street. A sister to the town’s iconic Old Edwards Inn, this adults-only property is set on 14 acres of woodland, making it a little more of a retreat.

Admittedly, summer, when people can take advantage of the mineral pool and the lake, is high season here, but the fireplaces in some rooms draw travelers looking to hunker down for a winter night or two. (There's also a firepit on the front lawn if you prefer your flames alfresco.) Plus, the J. Henry Farmhouse Tavern, which serves farm-fresh lunch and dinner and has a lively evening bar scene, is open year-round. As for the decor in the 34 rooms, expect tastefully luxe country style (think shiplap and wrought iron beds). For more contemporary decor, book one of the Woodland Suites, which have a modern farmhouse look.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

Hotel lobby lounge with fireplace at Four Seasons Vail
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Why We Chose It

The Four Seasons Vail might not be a ski-in, ski-out property, but its location in town and the largest rooms in the valley make this a very worthwhile stay.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, 7% of room rate per night
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Ski concierge, free ski shuttle, spa

Hotel Description

The Four Seasons Vail’s imposing main building is a looming stone chalet at the base of the mountains, but that starkness melts away as soon as you enter, thanks to extraordinarily helpful and welcoming staff. The property is a classic ski resort with a heated outdoor pool, a slew of dining and drinking options, and a relaxing spa where treatments focus on rejuvenation from the effects of the high elevation. The only thing that's missing is, well, ski slopes. The property isn't ski-in, ski-out, but it does have a slopeside ski center where you can store your gear and get some hot chocolate. The benefit of the Four Seasons’ location is its access to all the action in central Vail, just a short walk away.

There are 134 rooms in total at the hotel, and they start at an impressive 575 square feet. They’re very modern, with just hints of mountain decor, and have amenities like Nespresso machines, L'Occitane toiletries, and stone fireplaces, where you’ll want to relax as you watch the Colorado snow fall.

Castle Hot Springs

Cabins at Castle Hot Springs
Courtesy of Castle Hot Springs

Why We Chose It

This remote retreat in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert has twice been a World's Best winner, lauded for its restorative, relaxing atmosphere and its thermal pools.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Natural hot springs, included meals and gratuity, outdoor baths in some suites

Hotel Description

Castle Hot Springs is a true oasis. Located 50 miles outside of Phoenix in the saguaro-filled Sonoran Desert, this is where you come to turn your mind off and relax. The hotel’s primary attraction is the natural thermal pools filled with rejuvenating minerals, but there are also 1,100 acres to explore on foot or e-bike, activities like pickleball and bocce, and yoga and meditation classes. For dining, there's the farm-to-table restaurant Harvest (meals are included in the rate), as well as the more casual Bar 1896. Accommodations range across bungalows, cabins, and a cottage. Some have fireplaces and outdoor tubs, and all are adorned with natural materials that reflect the desert landscape.

MacArthur Place

MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa guest room with fireplace

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Why We Chose It

MacArthur Place in Sonoma, California, might date back to the mid-19th century, but it's been so gorgeously refurbished that you'd never know.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes, 10% of room rate per night
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Free nightly wine and cheese reception, free in-room snacks, e-bikes

Hotel Description

The interior design scheme at MacArthur Place is impeccable. It stands out with minimalist forms that meet a warm beige palette and a collision of natural textures, from linen and leather to marble. It's breathtaking, and it's found in each of the 64 rooms and suites, the latter of which have fireplaces that provide warmth on cold desert nights. Now that we've fawned over the look of the hotel, we can zoom out to some of the other impressive features: a spa, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a coffee shop. Its location is also superb, just four blocks from Sonoma Plaza. You could hardly ask for anything more from a wine-country hotel.

The Chedi Andermatt

The Chedi Andermatt fireplace room

Courtesy of The Chedi Andermatt 

Why We Chose It

This hotel in the underrated Swiss village of Andermatt features an impressive blend of Alpine-chic and Zen-inspired decor.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

26,000-square-foot spa, Michelin-starred Japanese Restaurant, cigar and wine libraries

Hotel Description

The word juxtaposition is often overused, but it's perfect for the situation at the Chedi Andermatt. This is a true East-meets-West hotel, where pan-Asian influences meld with classic Alpine features. Zen-like minimalism, for instance, pervades the massive wood chalet, creating a modern look in what could have been a stereotypically rustic mountain space. The same design scheme can be found in the hotel’s 123 rooms, which all include stylish two-sided or circular fireplaces. This East-West duality is also found in the 26,000-square-foot-spa, where Ottoman baths meet Balinese massage. Finally, there's the cuisine. The Chedi’s several eateries cover many European and Asian styles, with the Michelin-starred Japanese Restaurant being a particular highlight.

Storfjord Hotel

Storjford Hotel

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Why We Chose It

This off-the-beaten-path luxury boutique hotel oozes Scandinavian fjord-side charm.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Collection of art and antiques, noteworthy local cheese selection, local beer exclusive to hotel

Hotel Description

Sharing its name with the fjord on which it’s located, Storfjord Hotel is a magnificent boutique property with impressive views. The hotel, which includes a spa and a restaurant, exudes Scandinavian modernism, though rustic touches like plaid upholstery and wood beams keep things grounded in its countryside location, overlooking the fjord from a hillside near the town of Ålesund. Some suites have fireplaces that serve as the perfect companion on long Nordic nights. For its food and beverage program, the hotel takes pride in collaborating with area artisans and purveyors, serving a wide selection of local cheese and a locally brewed beer that’s a Storfjord exclusive.

The Greenwich Hotel

Greenwich Hotel N. Moore Penthouse Bedroom

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Why We Chose It

It's hard to believe a New York City hotel has working in-room fireplaces, but the Greenwich is full of surprises.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Indoor pool, Savoir beds, spa

Hotel Description

There's a feeling of subdued glamour at the Greenwich Hotel, where ultra-plush materials like Carrara marble and Tibetan silk are used with perfect restraint. The combination makes the hotel feel both intimidating and laid-back at the same time. Not all of the 88 rooms have fireplaces. In fact, just five do — the three penthouses and the two Fireplace Corner Suites — but if you can nab one, an unforgettable urban winter escape awaits. If money is no object, book the $18,000-per-night TriBeCa Penthouse, which has a decor scheme inspired by the Japanese wabi aesthetic and copious outdoor space with lush greenery. The hotel’s public spaces are equally alluring, particularly the spa with an indoor pool and the Italian restaurant Locanda Verde.

The Captain’s House Inn

Why We Chose It

This bucolic (and historic) inn on Cape Cod has fireplaces in every room, making it the perfect place to spend a romantic winter weekend.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

High tea, free parking, complimentary in-room snacks and drinks

Hotel Description

Visiting a beach destination in winter might seem backward, but it makes perfect sense when you stay at one of the most charming inns on Cape Cod, where each of the 16 rooms has a gas or wood-burning fireplace. This adults-only property in Chatham comprises four buildings: a Greek Revival home Captain Hiram Harding had built for his wife, Lydia, in 1839; a carriage house; converted stables; and the 200-year-old “Captain's Cottage.”

Each room is decorated quite traditionally — florals and lace abound. While it's tempting to stay cozied up in your room for the duration of your stay, we do recommend emerging for breakfast and afternoon tea, both of which are complimentary. You can also upgrade your afternoon tea service to high tea, which adds finger sandwiches and cakes to the mix.

Pueblo Bonito Bed and Breakfast Inn

Why We Chose It

This affordable hotel in the heart of Santa Fe provides a slightly different kind of fireplace experience: a kiva. 

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $

Notable Amenities

Complimentary breakfast, free parking

Hotel Description

For an authentic and affordable Southwestern stay, book a room at Pueblo Bonito, located just a few blocks from Santa Fe Plaza. The 19 rooms in the century-old adobe structure are filled with traditional design elements, from natural wood viga rafters to colorful geometrically patterned textiles. Perhaps most importantly, all but one feature a kiva, a traditional Puebloan fireplace. (There’s a slight charge to use these wood-burning fireplaces.) Beyond the design, a major highlight of this property is its hearty breakfasts, which include homemade tamales.

Final Verdict

The Wickaninnish Inn draws guests for its wild weather-watching in the wintertime. As storms lash the British Columbia coast, you can light a fire and marvel at nature's fury from the comfort of your room. The hotel also has an exceptional fine-dining restaurant that's apt to make you stay on the property for your whole visit. If you'd like a hotel where the action is on the slopes, pick somewhere like the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail or the Chedi Andermatt. Or go in the opposite direction entirely with a stay at the Greenwich Hotel in New York, where you can enjoy the magic of winter in the city.

Know Before You Go

  • When searching for a room with a fireplace, consider whether you'd like one that’s gas or wood-burning; the latter might need to be set up by hotel staff. (Most hotels have gas fireplaces in guest rooms for safety.)
  • Don't leave a fire burning in your fireplace when you leave the room.
  • Follow general fire safety protocols, including knowing the location of the nearest fire extinguisher.

How We Chose These Hotels 

We evaluated more than 50 hotels with fireplaces before choosing the best across a range of categories. Our primary focus was to curate a diverse selection of properties. In the course of research, we considered various elements, such as the property’s location, reputation, quality of service, design, price range, and notable amenities like meal inclusions, spas, and pools. In determining this list, we evaluated numerous customer reviews, incorporated our own experiences, and considered whether the property has collected any accolades in recent years.

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