THE US GRANT Hotel – San Diego, CA
A Lesson in Love 
Gift your Valentine an overnight getaway steeped in relaxation and romance, and with rewards that keep giving well after your departure.
  • One hour massage class for couples to learn basic at home massage techniques
  • Couples spa gift of massage oil, bath salts and aromatherapy candle
  • Package rates starting at $329
  • Valid all days of week in February
  • Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Four Day Advance Purchase Required. Package is full pre-paid and non-refundable. 
Celebrate the entire month of February with your special Valentine at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa   Indulge in a romantic dinner, walk along the shores of the Pacific Ocean or cuddle at the Fire Lounge with a glass of bubbly and let the sparks fly with an unforgettable romantic escape. Get away from the distractions of everyday life and celebrate being together by staying the holiday weekend at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront. Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront is offering three luxurious packages to spoil that special someone:

Chemistry of Love

  • Rediscover romance with this premier choice for a romantic couple’s getaway.
  • Package rates starting at $789
  • The luxurious package includes everything needed for a wonderful romantic escape: overnight accommodations, romantic couple’s massages at Ocean Crest Spa  gourmet three-course dinner for two, and breakfast for two.

Love is in the Air

  • This Valentine’s Day, impress the one you love with a romantic overnight stay and pampering amenities
  • Such as gourmet three-course prix fixe dinner for two, breakfast in bed, rose pedal turndown and chilled Champagne upon arrival.
  • Package rates starting at $499

Romance at The Oceanfront

  • Escape reality and relax along the Pacific Ocean.
  • Set the mood with a romantic overnight stay and delectable three-course dinner for two at Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge.
  • Package rates starting at $399
 Lakehouse Hotel & Resort – San Marcos, CA

Hidden lakeside in the hills of San Marcos, Calif., the Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is the perfect retreat for couples looking to escape their stresses while rekindling their romance. With the “Romance by the Lake” package, guests will enjoy overnight accommodations in one of the property’s new spacious rooms, a sunset boat ride on the lake and a romantic turndown complete with sparkling wine and rose petals. The lake also provides a beautiful backdrop for s’mores making, on-water activities such as kayaking and paddle boating, or relaxing by one of the two spacious pool decks.


Tower23 Hotel – San Diego, CA

Located steps from San Diego’s beautiful Pacific Beach, Tower23 Hotel offers a romantic oceanfront setting for couples looking to reconnect this Valentine’s Day. For those looking to splurge on their loved one this year, the “Suite Heart” package includes a one night stay in a studio-style Sanctuary Suite or a one-bedroom, full ocean view Sweet Suite, along with sparkling wine, a naughty turndown, complimentary valet parking and a late checkout. For couples not interested in leaving their room this Valentine’s Day, the “Between the Sheets” package includes a one-night stay, a karma sutra kit, breakfast in bed, a bottle of rosé and a late checkout. Tower23 is San Diego’s only luxury lifestyle hotel located right on the beach and offers some of California’s most stylish and contemporary accommodations.

Hotel Abri – San Francisco, CA
Celebrate at Hotel Abri with your loves one with a night of romance in the heart of one of the most romantic cities!
Suite Romance
  • Accommodations in an Urban Suite
  • Wine and Tcho Chocolates upon arrival
  • $50 Wine Card at the Press Club
Toll House Hotel – Los Gatos, CA
Toll House Hotel is situated at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Los Gatos, California, Toll House Hotel seamlessly blends the intimate charm of a small-town with the modern sophistication and natural beauty that defines the Silicon Valley.
Night of Romance
  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Prix Fixe Three-Course Dinner for Two at Three Degrees
  • Romantic Turndown Service, which includes champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and rose petals
  • Breakfast in Bed the following morning via the door handler menu
  • $259 Deluxe & Premier Kings, $309 Suite
The Lodge at Tiburon – Tiburon, CA
The Lodge at Tiburon is nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, the charming resort style Lodge at Tiburon is an ideal home base and jumping off point for a Northern California Vacation.
Romance by the Bay
    • Deluxe Accommodations
    • Prix Fixe Three-Course Dinner for Two at Tiburon Tavern
    • Romantic Turndown Service, which includes champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and rose petal
    • Breakfast in Bed the following morning via the door handler menu
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa – Sausalito, CA
While in San Francisco, take advantage of the Lovebirds package at Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa. We have bundled all of our favorite amenities into one rejuvenating experience, making for a wonderful escape. Treat your Valentine to a night of romance and luxury with the Lovebirds package.
  • 2 Nights Lodging (All Units)
  • 60-Minute Sea to Shore Signature Massage for One
  • 30-Minute Rosemary Body Scrub for One
  • Bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • Rates start at $451 per night
  • Available February 1-28th. Based on single occupant and is subject to availability and blackout dates. Must be booked 48 hours in advance to ensure availability. 
Salamander Resort & Spa – Middleburg, VA
Offering unparalleled luxury in the D.C. region, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect destination to celebrate Valentine’s Day with relaxation and romance. Situated in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country, in the quaint 18th century village of Middleburg, Virginia, the 340 acre resort is just an hour’s drive from downtown D.C., but feels a world away. Guest suites at the estate are sumptuously designed, and have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All have lush fabrics and linens, and en-suite bathrooms with claw-foot soaking tubs. Guests can enjoy a dual massage therapy in the Salamander Spa Couple’s Suite, which features a private, wrap-around stone patio and garden, outdoor whirlpool, pedestal tub, multi jet shower, stunning fireplace and twin treatment tables.  Harrimans and the Gold Cup Wine bar both feature delectable menus for a choice of a romantic dinner, along with wide selection of local red wines, which according to Italian scientists, is a known aphrodisiac. The Valentine’s Day package includes:
  • One night luxurious estate accommodations
  • Bottle of Perrier Jouet champagne
  • Romance encouraging amenities
  • Rates from $599 per night, per couple, on a Friday or Saturday night
  • Valid February 14 – 16, 2014
Hotel Chandler – New York, NY
Exuding boutique luxury, Hotel Chandler entices couples to unwind, enjoy a Michelin-starred meal and relax in refined accommodations with its Valentine’s Day Romantic Package for Two. Including premium accommodations and classic champagne and chocolates upon arrival, guests can spend the evening lingering over cocktails and fine dining at Juni with a five course tasting menu from renowned Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt. Hotel Chandler’s library and lounge are ideal for couples to cozy up by the fire before retiring to their home away from home for the evening.
Hotel Chandler’s Valentine’s Day Romantic Package for Two includes:
  • Premium room accommodations
  • Welcome bottle of champagne
  • Box of chocolates
  • Five course tasting menu for 2 at Juni on Valentine’s Day (excluding tax, tip & beverages)
  • Package price starts at $600 per night, plus tax and available on Friday, February 14
The Iroquois – New York, NY
Love is in the air in Manhattan’s Theatre District at The Iroquois Hotel, love birds of the Valentine’s Day package are welcomed to their luxurious accommodations with complimentary bubbly and chocolates and a pillow side red rose after dinner. Enhance your evening at Triomphe, located in the Iroquois and indulge in all the love foods of the Aphrodisiac Tasting Menu prepared by Executive Chef Florian Wehrli. To add just a sweeter touch as a hotel guest you will receive 20% off your Valentine’s dinner.
The Iroquois’ Valentine’s Day package includes:
  • Premium accommodations for two
  • Complimentary bottle of Prosecco and Chef’s selection of house made chocolates
  • Complimentary morning coffee and hot apple cider
  • Turndown service with red rose, robes and slippers for two
The Gershwin – New York, NY
Take the romance up another notch in New York’s Flatiron District at The Gershwin hotel. Just steps away from the Empire State Building and the finest shopping of Fifth Avenue, you and your loved one can take in New York’s famed sites at ease with late check out and a complimentary upgrade to your room of choice when booking the Romance Package. Don’t hesitate to drive in from near and far with discounted parking available as well. The Gershwin can be your home away from home middle of the city of lights on this special night.
The Gershwin’s Romance Package includes:
  • Complimentary room upgrade
  • Toast to the evening with a bottle of wine
  • Godiva chocolates
  • Late check-out
  • Discounted parking
  • The package is subject to a 2 night minimum 
The Cosmopolitan – New York, NY 
Experience New York City from The Cosmopolitan point of view in historic Tribeca at The Cosmopolitan Hotel with the Valentine’s Day package. Relax and enjoy fine accommodations just steps away from the eclectic restaurants, art galleries and shopping of this exciting NYC neighborhood. Guests of the Cosmopolitan hotel on this romantic day can enjoy a red rose upon arrival with a bottle of bubbly and Le Belge Chocolates. Don’t fret about snuggling up and sleeping in late with 2pm check out available.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel Valentine’s Day Package includes:
  • Red rose upon arrival
  • Complimentary bottle of Processo Spumante Sparkling Wine
  • Le Belge Chocolates
  • 2pm Late Checkout
  • Package is valid through February 3 – February 28. 

Located in the historic heart of Rome on the exclusive Via Veneto, Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto has unveiled a new ‘Signature Valentines’ package, inviting couples to explore the romance of The Eternal City.

The ‘Signature Valentine’ Package includes:

• Bottle of champagne and canapés upon arrival
• Private shopping experience at the historical Bulgari Jewelry boutique where couples can create their own custom-made jewelry
• Candlelit dinner for two at Magnolia Restaurant, the hotel’s gourmet restaurant which offers the outstanding cuisine of celebrity Chef Filippo La Mantia
• Continental breakfast in bed
• Complimentary entrance to AQVA City SPA, which is offering a Sisley Zen Harmony Couple’s Massage for a special price of €250 / $340 USD
• Guaranteed late check out at 6 p.m.
*The ‘Signature Valentine’ Package starts from €420 / $575 USD per room per night. Package valid from February 13-17, 2014 and applicable on a minimum 2 night stay.
The Goring – London, UK
Forget Paris, whisk your loved one away on an extravagant long weekend to London – to the very same hotel where Kate Middleton spent her last night before marrying her Prince WIlliam. Guests can experience the ultimate romantic getaway with a bottle of champagne and Hans Sloane chocolates found in their suite upon arrival.
Package includes:
  • Full English or continental breakfast served in the dining room or comfort of your suite
  • Romantic rose pedal turndown
  • Late departure
  • Prices start at $525 USD per night
  • Valid until February 17, 2014
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