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Heart-to-Heart Getaways: Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages
Want to get away without going away this Valentine’s Day? Area hotels have dreamed up everything from do-it-yourself massages to chocolate-dipped Oreos to help couples celebrate. By Emily Leaman
Book a room like this one at Hotel Rouge and take advantage of the Rub the One Your With massage package. Photo by David Phelps
Comments () | Published January 22, 2009

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Fairmont Washington
This hotel was thinking of the absent-minded types when it designed the Mea Culpa package, available on Sunday, February 15. To help those who forgot Valentine’s Day get out of the doghouse, it includes breakfast for two at Juniper restaurant and a special “I’m sorry” amenity created by the hotel’s executive pastry chef. The package starts at $259 for one night. To book, call 866-540-4505.

Hotel Rouge
With the Rub the One You’re With massage package, lovebirds will be treated to an in-room massage class with a personal massage therapist, who’ll give you tips on head, shoulder, hand, and foot massages. After an hour of instruction, the therapist will leave you and your partner in each other’s hands with a take-home massage kit featuring Kerstin Florian organic-lavender massage oil, a lavender-and-lemon aromatherapy candle, and a packet of aromatherapy bath salts. As part of the package—which starts at $419 for one night and is valid Sunday, February 1, through Tuesday, March 31—you’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne. Book online at KimptonHotels.com and use the rate code PRLX, or call 800-KIMPTON.

Liaison Capitol Hill
The one-night Naughty and Nice package at the Liaison includes a split of chilled Champagne, rose-petal turn-down service, a romantic in-room movie, a box of Jacques Torres handmade chocolates, an Agent Provocateur strip-poker set, and late checkout. The package starts at $189, depending on what room you book and can be customized with extras such as flower delivery or in-room spa treatments. To make reservations, call 866-233-4642.

Park Hyatt Washington
The Valentine’s at the Park package includes a stay in a deluxe room—reportedly the largest in DC—a four-course tasting menu for two in the hotel’s adjoining restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern, breakfast in bed, and valet parking. It’s available Friday, February 13, through Sunday, February 15, and starts at $469. To book, call 202-789-1234.

The Quincy
This hotel’s Sweetheart Package is designed to indulge sweet tooths. At $154 a night, it includes treats such as chocolate-dipped Oreos, Belgian chocolate truffles, nuts, and hot chocolate. Sweets not your bag? Try the To Be Touched package for $139 a night, which comes with a couples massage kit and a how-to guide, candles, massage oils, and a massage tool. Call 202-223-4320 to book.

St. Regis Washington, DC
The one-night Return to Romance package at this downtown hotel includes a four-course dinner for two in Alain Ducasse’s restaurant Adour and an in-room breakfast. Starting at $555, the package is available Thursday, February 12, through Saturday, February 14. Book by phone at 866-716-8116.

Willard InterContinental
The $2,300 Capital Night of Romance package includes a one-night stay in the private Jenny Lind Suite, which has sweeping city views located in the hotel’s attic. You can enjoy the Jacuzzi tub, decked out for the occasion with rose petals, candles, bath salts, and bubble-bath soap. The package also includes breakfast in bed, Champagne, chocolates, dipped berries, a book of poetry, and a gift certificate for one night’s stay on a return visit one year later. Add a one-hour, in-room couple’s massage for $250. Call 202-628-9100 to book.

Maryland

Five Gables Inn & Spa
The His ’n’ Hers Romantic Getaway at this St. Michaels inn includes a two-night stay, an herbal bath, one-hour massages, and a wine-and-cheese basket. Prices range from $545 for a midweek stay in a queen-size room to $895 for a weekend stay in a deluxe suite. Call 877-466-0100 to make a reservation.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
The three Valentine's Day packages at the Gaylord—located at the new National Harbor in Prince George’s County—ring in at three price points and come with different perks. The Like It package ($229) includes a bottle of Champagne delivered to your room and free self-parking. The Love It package ($279) includes the perks of the Like It package, plus a complimentary appetizer at a Gaylord restaurant and the opportunity to work with the hotel's "love concierge" to plan a couple's massage, arrange limo transportation, or another service. The Leave It package ($265) offers a getaway for the girls. It includes two drinks at Pose Ultra Lounge, chocolate fondue and fruit in your room, and a complimentary appetizer at a Gaylord restaurant. Call 888-306-9810 to book.

Virginia

Clifton Inn
The Virginia Is for Lovers, Clifton Is Forever package at this 18-room Charlottesville inn includes a four-course dinner for two, a half-hour in-room couple’s massage—complete with chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne—breakfast, and afternoon tea. The package is priced at $695 for two nights. Call 434-971-1800 to book.

Hotel Palomar Arlington
This Rosslyn hotel’s Forget Love, I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate package is a chocoholic’s dream. Priced at $429 a night, the weekend includes a chocolate-and-Champagne tasting at Domasoteca, the hotel’s wine-and-cheese shop; a guide to the best chocolate shops in Washington; and a staff-guided tasting of single-estate chocolates sourced from seven growing regions around the world. What’s more, the hotel is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido along (just don’t let him sink his teeth into the chocolate!). The package is available Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14. Call 866-505-1001 to book.

Lansdowne Resort
At this Leesburg getaway, book the Forever Cherished Valentine package for $299 a night and enjoy a split of Champagne for two delivered to your room and a dinner for two at On the Potomac restaurant. The four-course meal includes wine pairings and options such as Maine lobster or a grilled beef filet with warm molten-chocolate cake for dessert. There are lots of services and experiences you can add on to the package—for an extra charge—including a Valentine’s dance ($25 a person), Sunday brunch ($49 a person), a 50-minute chocolate spa treatment ($150), and a couple’s massage with chocolate-scented oil ($280 a couple). To book, call 877-509-8400.

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
For $279 a night, you can book the My Chocolate-Covered Valentine package at this Arlington hotel. It includes a gift basket from Artfully Chocolate Kingsbury Confections that features hot-cocoa mix, romance or passion nuts, a bath chocolate bar, fleur de sel caramels, a three-piece heart box of truffles, and a chocolate heart brushed with gold. You’ll also get a half bottle of Champagne; breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant, Fyve; overnight valet parking; and late checkout.

Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Starting at $315 a night, the Valentine Bliss Overnight package comes with a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, rose-petal turn-down service, breakfast for two, and overnight valet parking. The package is available Friday, February 13, through Monday, February 16. Call 703-506-4300 to make a reservation.

The Westin Reston Heights
The one-night Cupid’s Bow and Arrow Package includes a four-course meal at the hotel's restaurant, Vinifera, a complimentary bottle of Champagne, and breakfast in bed. Priced at $299, the package is available every Saturday during the month of February.

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