These great getaways are just a few that the hospitality industry is rolling out to encourage couples to celebrate Valentine's Day and rekindle their romance. If the idea of flowers and/or boxed chocolates has grown stale, think about giving the gift of travel to yourself and your partner by spending a memorable Valentine's Day evening (or even a long weekend) at one of these properties.
Santa Monica, California
The Romantic Coastal Comfort Package offers couples a special romance amenity delivered to their room upon arrival, followed by dinner for two at FIG Restaurant, Chef Ray Garcia's seasonal bistro. Guests can cruise the Santa Monica coastline and cozy up with two tickets on the Ferris wheel at the renowned Santa Monica Pier. Following an evening out, they can linger in bed with breakfast in bed for two. This package starts at $499 per night.
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Couples who take advantage of the Harbor View Hotel's Valentine's Day Special will enjoy a complimentary overnight stay at this historic property after enjoying the Valentine's Day Prix Fixe dinner on Thursday, Feb. 14th. Priced at $75 per person, the menu includes lobster bisque and sautéed local bay scallops at Water Street,the hotel's fine dining restaurant. Those seeking a weekend stay can take advantage of a special room rate starting at $299 which includes a Saturday night stay in the hotel's main building on Feb. 16, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne upon arrival, Water Street's award-winning Sunday brunch for two, and all taxes and gratuities. Additional nights can be added starting at a rate of $129 per night, plus tax.
San Diego, California
Sweethearts seeking a seaside retreat can head to the newly renovated Hotel La Jolla, in picturesque La Jolla Shores. The eye-catchingly named Ménage a Trois Romance Package offers deluxe accommodations, valet parking, rose petal turndown service, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of wine and champagne, in-room movie, $10 mini-bar credit, a sultry Temptation Intimacy Kit and $20 credit for breakfast at the hotel's Cusp Restaurant. The package is valid Feb. 1-28, 2013 with rates starting at $219 per night, plus tax.
Troy, New Hampshire
Looking for an authentic farm experience? The Inn at East Hill Farm offers a Valentine's Day Package on February 14, which includes a three-course dinner for two and a romantic suite, as well as breakfast and lunch the following day. Guests have access to all the Inn's facilities, including the whirlpool and sauna. For an extra cozy stay, rooms with a fireplace can be reserved, based on availability. The rate per couple for the overnight package is $282 plus tax and gratuity. To add a special touch, red long-stem roses from Woodman's Florist in Peterborough can be delivered to the dinner table: one half dozen roses for $30 and a full dozen is $50. East Hill Farm is a BYOB establishment.
If you are looking for something more exotic, from its hideaway location amidst untouched nature to its chic villas and personalized service, Las Alamandas is designed for lovers. This tropical paradise is an ideal spot to celebrate Valentine's Day, rekindle passion and fire, and even to pop the question.
The array of luxury amenities in the Valentine's Day Special includes:
- Two nights in a luxurious ocean view suite
- Fresh lime margaritas upon arrival
- Tropical fruit platter in the room
- Three gourmet meals daily with non-alcoholic beverages, served al fresco at the Oasis Restaurant or in the privacy of your suite
- A romantic candlelit dinner set up or gourmet picnic with sparkling wine
- Sunset margaritas between 5-7 pm
- One-hour horseback ride for two
Rates start at just $1,674 for two, plus tax and service. Offered February 1-28, 2013, the Valentine Special is also available in other suite categories.
Multiple U.S. locations
Lovebirds looking for a cost-effective but romantic evening—-or long weekend—-can take advantage of a brand initiative. All Radisson hotels will be offering champagne upon arrival and romantic dinners for two. Many are also adding other exciting features, such as:
- Complimentary upgrade to a Sleep Number bed
- Deluxe fruit and cheese spread in room
- Complimentary access to indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna
- Late-afternoon checkout
- Long-stemmed red roses delivered to room
- In-room gourmet chocolates
Multiple locations in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland
A special Take it Off for Love rate will be available at all 12 Kimpton Hotels in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. With this rate, the longer guests stay, the bigger the discount. One-night stays are 10% off, two-night stays are 20% off, and three-night stays 30% off. This rate is available for Thursday through Sunday night stays now through March 3, 2013, including Valentine's Day weekend—-by using the rate code 4LOVE. Guests booking this rate also receive complimentary chocolates and champagne on their first night's stay.