Nothing says romance like a getaway at a posh hotel, whether that be in your hometown or an exotic destination. Luckily, there’s still time to plan an engaging last-minute escape for you and your sweetie. Here are some of our picks for an unforgettable last-minute Valentine’s Day vacation.
L’Auberge de Sedona
A modern lodge set along Northern Arizona’s Oak Creek, this Four-Star Sedona hotel has a charming array of wow factors, including fireplaces in every room, romantic dining at Four-Star and innovative energy therapy treatments at Four-Star L’Apothecary Spa.
Make the most of your stunning surroundings with the scenic spot’s Celebrate Love package. With a two-night stay in your choice of accommodations — we recommend a Creekside Premier Cottage for unbeatable views and an outdoor shower — you’ll receive up to a $125 resort credit to use however you desire, be it on Sunday brunch or an adventure for two. Don’t miss stargazing with a professional astronomer as your guide.
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Looking to escape winter’s bitter bite? Leave your cares behind with a stay at this beachfront Los Cabos retreat.
Whatever your heart desires, from a wine-themed spa treatment to water volleyball, the upscale all-inclusive property on the Sea of Cortez delivers with style and elegance.
The children’s program here is stellar as well, so you can take the kids and still have time for yourselves to relax at the swim-up bar, enjoy some fine dining or shake it on the dance floor — all without ever leaving the resort.
Live Aqua Urban Resort Mexico
A chic stay in the heart of Mexico City’s posh Bosques de las Lomas neighborhood, this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended resort has an intimate, boutique feel with all the modern amenities you deserve.
Dazzle your loved one with a hydrotherapy treatment at Feel Urban Day Spa by Aqua or sleep in and indulge in Sunday brunch on the sun-drenched terrace — either way, you’ll be sure to find plenty of romantic moments at this sophisticated hotel.
Only You Hotel Atocha
Located along Madrid’s Paseo Infanta Isabel, this boutique urban retreat is for art lovers. Not only are the interiors a feast for the eye with circular bookshelves and eclectic objets d’art, but the hotel is also just around the corner from the city’s famed Golden Triangle of Art, a popular district that includes world-famous museums, such as the historic Museo Del Prado and the contemporary Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
After exploring the city’s cultural scene, end the day on a romantic note with sundowners and skyline views at the hotel’s chic Angelita Sky Bar.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
If getting healthier was one of your shared resolutions, then a Valentine’s Day getaway at this Four-Star D.C. stunner is a gift for both. Take advantage of this brick beauty’s Winter Wellness package to enjoy health-focused perks, like a superfoods welcome amenity, an insider’s jogging map, complimentary bikes and a $100 spa credit.
Start your day with a nutritious breakfast (on the house) before cycling or jogging through the National Mall to take in the city sights. Soothe those sore muscles upon your return with a couple’s massage (the River Stone Couple’s Experience is particularly relaxing) at the subterranean spa — or kick the indulgence factor up a notch with the Chocolate Decadence Facial, available only in February.
The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
Reopened in December after a $60 million renovation, this Five-Star Rio Grande retreat is a nature lover’s delight with its close proximity to the beach and El Yunque National Forest.
Treat your valentine to a room with ocean vistas for a peaceful night’s rest and, in the morning, hit the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course, unwind by one of the gorgeous pools or explore the stunning rainforest by horseback, foot or ATV.
Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel
When it comes to romantic destinations, Paris tends to top the list. Revel in the city’s amorous ambiance with a stay in this recently renovated neoclassical French manor.
Located in front of Place de la Concorde, the former-palace-turned-luxury-hotel offers gorgeous views (and swoon-worthy photo opportunities) of iconic sights, such as the tree-lined Champs-Élysées and Eiffel Tower.
Up the luxury ante by booking the hotel’s Valentine’s Romantic Escape offer, available through February 24. In addition to posh accommodations in some of the capital’s most sumptuous digs, you’ll be greeted with a bottle of rosé champagne and a bouquet of red roses.
Once you’ve settled in, head to the stylish Sense, A Rosewood Spa at Paris to make good use of your €300 (US$342) spa credit.
The Brown Palace Hotel
Forecasts suggest Denver may get some snow a few days before Valentine’s Day. If the thought of seeing the white stuff on the ground on February 14 doesn’t sound romantic enough, make your way to this Four-Star treasure for a Love Dining promotion your sweetheart will adore. The splendid package consists of a charming room, gratis parking, a four-course Valentine’s Day meal at the signature Palace Arms restaurant and other treats to heat up your holiday.