13 Luxurious Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages
Skip the tired box of assorted chocolates and drugstore flower arrangement this year, because hotels and resorts around the world are rolling out their red carpets of romance this winter with these luxurious—yet still relatively affordable—Valentine’s Day hotel packages.
Pay homage to St. Valentine himself in Dublin
While Ireland is more commonly associated with St. Patrick, Dublin’s Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church is the final resting place of the remains of St. Valentine, the patron saint of love. Each year, thousands of locals and visitors flock to the beautiful church to celebrate the Saint and his feast day/romantic holiday. While the church might be the most romantic religious site to visit, The K Club at Straffan House, a spectacular private residence nestled on 550 acres of idyllic Irish countryside, gets our vote for the most romantic site in Ireland. The hotel turns even the most unenthusiastic couples into hopeless romantics with an unforgettable escape to County Kildare, Ireland. Enjoy luxurious accommodation, a full Irish breakfast, a four-course dining experience in the Byerley Turk Restaurant on one evening, champagne and chocolates upon arrival, plus a free room upgrade, all for 190 Euro per person, per night. Ah, romance! Ireland is also one of our favorite romantic European honeymoon destinations, thanks to rich history and lush landscapes.
Fall in love with Rhode Island
Escape to the southern tip of Rhode Island in Watch Hill’s famed Ocean House, which is a short drive or flight from New York or Boston. This wintertime package (available through the end of March) starts at $580 per night and includes luxurious accommodations, a 30-minute culinary class, two Ocean House mugs, and a $100 resort credit. Plus, during your romantic stay, hit the road to experience the beauty of New England from behind the wheel of a new Mercedes-Benz convertible! As part of the hotel’s complimentary Mercedes-Benz Program, guests of Ocean House have the opportunity to use a shiny Mercedes-Benz vehicle to enjoy an idyllic daytime or evening excursion together.
Limitless all-inclusive romance on Mexico’s Riviera Maya
Lovers young and old can chillax on the luxurious private beach enclave of the Hard Rock Riviera Maya, and if you plan a trip between February 11 and June 11, 2019, you can get 40 percent off the best available rate (as long as you book between February 11 and 17). For those looking to up their Valentine’s Day getaway game, stay on the adults-only Heaven side of this Hard Rock resort; put your love to the test physically in Woodward, a mega gym with indoor skiing and a ninja obstacle course; and check out the resort’s Limitless All-Inclusive program offering unlimited add-on experiences, such as spa treatments, tours, and romantic private dinners for only a 25 percent service fee. Bonus: This Valentine’s Day offer is available at all all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Check out these romantic Valentine’s Day traditions around the world.
Spend Valentine’s Day under the stars in the Midwest
Available one night and one night only (that night being Valentine’s Day 2019), Hotel LeVeque in Columbus, Ohio, is offering one of the most unique romantic experiences in the county. In addition to a luxurious guest room, couples will receive a box of boutique chocolates and two tickets to an evening of wine and chocolate pairings at Franklin Park Conservatory. There, you will enjoy hand-in-hand strolls among ethereal orchids, through a Himalayan desert, and into rainforest biomes, then top off the celebration with a shared kiss in the gleaming glass Palm House under the romantic glow of James Turrell’s architectural lighting installation, Light Rainment II. Your elegant Valentine’s Day evening ends as you fall asleep under the stars, courtesy of the hotel’s celestial turndown service that splashes a sea of stars, constellations, and the Milky Way across the ceiling. Hotel LeVeque’s Radiant Romance package starts at just $279 and also includes free valet parking.
Make your love official beneath Montana’s Big Sky
Luxurious rustic cabins at Lone Mountain Ranch are framed by feet upon feet of fresh white snow in Yellowstone Country, Montana, and are the ideal incubator for love this Valentine’s Day. Because what’s more romantic than saying “I do”? Lone Mountain’s Big Sky Big Love Elopement package includes all the highlights of a destination wedding while outsourcing every single aspect of the planning. Choose from a variety of private intimate settings to say your “I dos” with included bridal bouquet, wedding cake, and officiant. Then, immediately start your honeymoon with a private moonlit snowshoe tour. After outdoor wintry adventures each day and the complimentary candlelit sleigh ride dinner, snuggle up around a crackling fire in your exquisite Lone Mountain log cabin. The three-night winter elopement package costs $3,750 and also includes three meals a day, Nordic ski equipment and access to the best trails in North America, morning yoga, a pair of one-hour massages, downhill ski concierge, and transportation to Big Sky Resort, plus transfers to/from Bozeman airport. Here are 15 more romantic weekend getaways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Remembering romance retreat among the Red Rocks of Utah
Book a memorable two-night romantic getaway to the Red Mountain Resort and receive your choice of having your guest room set with candles, rose petals and your choice of six chocolate-covered strawberries, or a dozen long-stemmed roses. While you will enjoy deliciously healthy dinners at the resort at night, you and your partner can explore Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks hand-in-hand during the day. Rates start at a reasonable $198.75 per night. Need a counter-culture Valentine’s Day getaway with your girlfriends instead? Red Mountain Resort has an all-inclusive retreat package perfect for you and your BFFs in a two-bedroom villa, with a $50 spa service credit per person per stay, three meals a day, daily hikes, unlimited fitness classes, cooking demos, and more for $435 per person per night. Included in the Resort’s retreat packages, or $60 per person for a la carte guests, a special Valentine’s Day dinner awaits with warm bruschetta with strawberries, lobster, corn and asparagus risotto, and a vegan dark chocolate hazelnut custard.
Romance in Arizona’s mountain paradise
From the enchanting infinity pool to outdoor fire-bowls dotting the resort grounds, there are a number of ways a couple might enjoy a spectacular Arizona sunset at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort this Valentine’s Day. Add a candlelit dinner for two and a late night soak in your private outdoor soaking tub found in each Spa Casita Suite, and you have the recipe for love. To make the romantic getaway even sweeter, couples can take advantage of the resort’s Romance in Paradise package which includes choice of fine accommodations—Mountain Casita, Mountain Suite, Spa Casita, or Spa Suite—dinner for two, a rose petal turndown, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a bottle of champagne. These are the 10 most romantic island destinations in the U.S.
Kiss me on Broadway
Allow the energy of Manhattan and the musicals of Broadway to be Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s Day during a Magnifique Romance getaway to the Sofitel New York Hotel. This couples package features elegant French accommodations, a bottle of champagne, fine chocolates, daily breakfast served in room or in the restaurant, and, possibly the greatest gift of all—a 4 p.m. late check-out, allowing more time spent in robes (or nothing at all) with your partner. Conveniently, the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Kiss Me, Kate, the first-ever winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, begins performances on February 14—and the Sofitel’s concierge will ensure you and your special someone have superb tickets to the show.
Retreat to romance in Santa Barbara
Book a romantic retreat to one of the prettiest cities in America and stay at the sublime Belmond El Encanto from $798 per night over Valentine’s Day weekend. You can snag a deluxe bungalow king bedroom, complete with fireplace, heated bathroom floor, and a furnished terrace. In addition to complimentary Santa Barbara wine and access to the pool overlooking Santa Barbara, the Belmond’s Retreat to Romance package nets you and your lover welcome amenities, including a bottle of signature champagne, a couple’s massage, romantic candlelight, and rose petal turndown service.
A unique Valentine’s Day proposal
Flights to Tampa can usually be bought for a song, so sing your partner a sweet one this Valentine’s Day by booking the Sip, Savor and Swoon Romance Package at the TradeWinds Island Resorts. With rates starting at just over $600, you will receive a sweet two-night stay on beautiful St. Pete Beach. Upon check-in, get treated to champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, plus $100 towards dinner at either the Palm Court Italian Grill or in the watery blue glow of RumFish Grill’s spectacular 33,500-gallon aquarium. If you’re a young lover looking to use this Gulf Coast getaway to propose, you can hire a scuba diver to hop into that massive fish tank while you and your soon-to-be fiancé are dining and hold up a “Will You Marry Me?” sign (or any other message you wish!) Don’t miss these other dreamy hotels with a view you’ll definitely want to visit.