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From Bubbles on the Beach to 50 Shades, Dial the Romance Up to 10!

Written By: Keri Bridgwater Valentines Day San Diego

It might be one of the most saccharine holidays on the calendar, but who doesn’t love, want or just downright need a legitimate excuse for a luxe San Diego staycation? Reliably falling on Feb. 14 again, here are 11 romantic hotel stays, spa packages and special menus to treat new squeezes, soul mates and ride-or-dies to this Valentine’s Day weekend. Get the champers on ice and those chocolate strawberries dipped!

Valentines Day San Diego

Love Is in the Air

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

 

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The sexy Skyline Suites at urban chic Hotel Palomar (think luxe spa bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and views for days) will make the perfect Valentine’s Day setting for you and your amour. Their Love Is In The Air deal includes a bottle of Moët Rosé Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, VIP turndown service and a late checkout. And, thanks to Kimpton’s pawesome pet policy, you can bring the fur baby, too.

Native Knowledge: Sister property, the Kimpton Solamar, will be serving a three-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu at signature restaurant JSix on Feb. 14 that includes oysters and Mumm Champagne.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar
1047 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
619.515.3000

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Let’s Stay Late

Pendry San Diego

 

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With its luxury rooms and sleek vibe, Pendry San Diego makes the ultimate staycation destination any time of year, but the hotel’s Let’s Stay Late package is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The deal includes a one-night stay and $100 dining credit, which can be used towards in-room eats or the four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at Provisional Kitchen. Oh, and a late 3 p.m. checkout on Friday, Feb. 15 too. Don’t forget to stock up on Moët & Chandon Gold Coins for that Champagne Vending Machine run.

Native Knowledge: Chef Brandon Sloan’s candlelit V-Day dinner at Provisional is open to non-hotel guests too ($75 per person, plus $35 wine pairings) and will feature dishes from his new Italian-influenced menu.

Pendry San Diego
550 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.738.7000

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La Dolce Vita

The Keating Hotel

 

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The Keating Hotel by Pininfarina is laying on a sweet deal for loved up locals and visitors alike with its Dolce Vita Spa Package. A bottle of Champagne and massage service (individual or couples) are included in the overnight stay—take your pick from one of their industrial-chic stanzas or suites, which come with added luxuries like Lavazza espresso machines, Alpha Morphosis Jacuzzis and Bang & Olufsen sound systems.

The Keating Hotel
432 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.814.5700

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Sex (and Bubbles) on the Beach

Tower23

Make a weekend of it in PB with a Sex on the Beach package at the oceanfront Tower23. The cheeky deal includes a two-night stay and valet parking, plus extras like sparkling wine upon arrival, dinner for two at JRDN—plus a cocktail each—and breakfast in bed both mornings. There’s an in-room couples massage and “naughty turndown service” complete with rose petals, mask, feather tickler and lace handcuffs, too.

Native Knowledge: Celebrate early at JRDN’s Domaine Chandon Valentine’s Tasting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 when executive chef David Warner will pair small bites with tastings of Napa’s finest bubbly.

Tower23
723 Felspar St
San Diego, CA 92109
858.270.2323

Cupcakes & Couples Massages

Harrah’s Resort SoCal

From lounging poolside at DIVE to a couples massage, there are lots of options for lovebirds in Funner. Award-winning steakhouse Fiore will be offering Valentine’s Day dining specials all evening on Feb. 14, and there’s a Valentine’s Day themed cupcake decorating class hosted by “Cupcake Wars” winner Lisa Rosendahl and strolling chocolate covered strawberry table on Saturday, Feb. 16. Might as well book one of Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s stunning suites and make a weekend of it.

Harrah’s Resort SoCal
777 Harrah’s Rincon Way
Funner, CA 92082
760.751.3100

 

Retro Romantic

Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club

Insta photo ops by the iconic Johnny Weissmuller pool aside, the Lafayette oozes old Hollywood glamour and so their special Romance Package is a perfect V-Day option for lovers of all things retro. The deal includes an overnight stay in a manor guestroom, complimentary parking and breakfast for two delivered in-room next morning. Looking for love? There’s a (free) Singles Stoplight Mixer on Friday, Feb. 15 with complimentary Champagne, $5 signature cocktails and karaoke among other fun extras.

Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
619.296.2101

 

Palm Springs Calling

The Pearl Hotel

 

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Whether it’s their Dive-In Theater soirées or Tiki Bingo, everyone loves a night at this Mid-Century Point Loma gem. Looking to dine and sleep over with your S.O.? Book a table at The Pearl’s revamped restaurant Charles + Dinorah for executive chef Andrew Santana’s three-course Valentine’s Day menu, then snag a room package for 15% off the nightly rate. Go big in The Super Strand—complete with poolside patio—or get 50 Shades in The Gem, which features a mirrored ceiling above the bed.

The Pearl Hotel
1410 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
619.226.6100

 

Paradise Awaits

Catamaran Resort & Spa

 

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Flowers are nice, but a relaxing spa afternoon is one romantic gesture that will always earn big brownie points. Perfect for Valentine’s Day gifting, the Guava Spa Ritual at the Catamaran Spa is a heavenly treatment that starts with a guava and coconut sugar scrub, invigorating Swiss shower, and guava milk bath combo and finishes with a massage. Add-on the matching Guava Pedicure––soak, scrub and guava lotion massage, plus polish application––for the ultimate “love you.”

Native Knowledge: Treat your sweetheart to Valentine’s Day Dinner instead. The Catamaran’s Oceana Coastal Kitchen has a three-course menu, plus complimentary glass of Champagne, for $55 per person.

Catamaran Resort & Spa
3999 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
858.488.1081

 

A Suite Romance

Andaz San Diego

How about a night at the swanky Andaz San Diego with strawberries and Champagne, breakfast for two at The Rooftop by STK restaurant and 2 p.m. late check out the following day? Their Romance Package includes all of the above and, with nightly rates reflected accordingly, any room or suite can be booked for the deal. With killer views and an uber-luxe bathroom, the top-floor Andaz Sweet Suite is a baller option.

Andaz San Diego
600 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.849.1234

 

Te Amo Cariño

Casa Sol y Mar

 

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The romance of Mexico abounds at this colorful Del Mar Highlands Town Center restaurant. Enjoy house margaritas or a glass of champagne in the cantina before digging into their special four-course dinner for two on Valentine’s Day. Dish selections include a sweetheart grilled shrimp salad, seafood poblanos and a dessert sampler with homemade caramel flan, Mexican chocolate mousse, plus churros with ice cream.

Casa Sol y Mar
12865 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130
858.792.4100 

 

Come Fly With Me

Corporate Helicopters

 

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Looking for a more adventurous way to say “I love you?” Book a private Valentine’s Day Helicopter Tour with Corporate Helicopters (ask for pilot Marshall Jordan) and fly the San Diego coast from Torrey Pines and Sunset Cliffs to Point Loma. Special $199 price is valid on Thursday, Feb. 14 only.

Corporate Helicopters
3753 John J Montgomery Dr, Ste 1
San Diego, CA 92123
858.505.5650

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