Few romantic gestures are as swoon-worthy as whisking your significant other off to somewhere new (and maybe even exotic). Hotels around the world debut some of their best and cheapest couples-centric Valentine’s Day packages every February. If you’ve been looking to escape with that special someone, there’s no better time than now. Here are four great places around the world to do it.
For the average American, coastal Georgia hardly sounds like a bucket-list-worthy destination. But Greyfield Inn is proving that it can be. Situated on 18 miles of beautifully isolated beach on Cumberland Island, the charming boutique hotel feels oceans away from anywhere. While anytime is a good time to plan a romantic stay here, this Valentine’s Day is especially attractive thanks to a number of packages designed to celebrate the holiday. Valentine’s couples will enjoy three daily meals (including a Valentine’s-themed dinner) prepared by chef Whitney Otawka, plus cocktails, expert wine-pairings, and a complimentary bottle of Champagne. If you can peel yourself away from the beautiful hotel grounds for a bit, you’ll also have unlimited use of kayaks and bicycles, plus naturalist-led walking tours all over the island.
The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel (New York City)
It seems only the best, most luxurious hotels are bold enough to put a comma in their name. But, we digress … New York’s The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel is undeniably eclectic, historical, whimsical, and — most importantly for this list — romantic. Every lamp, wood-paneled wall, and luxuriously upholstered seat oozes sophistication, but with a distinct lack of pretense. This Valentine’s Day, the hotel is featuring a Celebrate With Us Package throughout the entire month of February. It includes a room upgrade (pending availability), plus chocolate and red wine on arrival. The following day, guests can enjoy breakfast for two in Tom Colicchio’s swanky Temple Court, and a 2 p.m. late checkout.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (Quebec City)
No place in North America oozes European charm like Quebec City. The cobblestone streets, the French-style architecture, and the way the city comes alive each winter (especially for the annual Winter Carnival) all provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day getaway. Fairmont Chateau Frontenac is often called “the most photographed hotel in the world,” so it’s an ideal hotel for a romantic escape. For 2018, the hotel’s aptly named Romance Package includes an overnight stay, breakfast in bed (or at Place Dufferin, but why leave your room if you don’t have to?), chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a half-bottle of Champagne served in specially engraved flute glasses.
The Milestone Hotel (London)
The Milestone Hotel has long been ranked among the best hotels in London. The decor is a pitch-perfect blend of old world English charm and beautiful furnishings fit for royalty. The onsite Cheneston’s Restaurant offers fine British dining, while the hotel’s Park Lounge serves an award-winning afternoon tea service each day. Given that Valentine’s Day is a favorite month for proposals, the hotel is pulling out all the stops for guests with its Royal Engagement Package. In addition to two nights’ accommodations, the special includes a horse-drawn carriage ride around London, a Bentley-chauffeured car to a Hatton Garden jewelry store, and a photography session near Kensington Palace (home to past and present royals, including Queen Victoria).
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