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Sweetheart Deals

Exclusive specials on Champagne, chocolates, massages, and other Valentine’s Day treats.

Photograph by Matthew Worden.


Valentine's Day Guide 


Presidential Retreat

The Jefferson hotel, which underwent a nearly two-year renovation, is offering 20 percent off its room rates as an opening special. Mention The Washingtonian to get an extra 10 percent off that “best available rate” for a deluxe room. With this exclusive deal, February rates start at $342.

Some rooms feature oversize tubs big enough for two. Readers who stay overnight can take advantage of two other Washingtonian upgrades: Order the $85-a-person tasting menu at the in-house restaurant, Plume, and receive the premium wine pairing for $150 per person (a $45 savings per person); and get 20 percent off any spa treatment during your stay. The room deal and upgrades are valid Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in February. Call the hotel to book, and mention The Washingtonian.

The Jefferson, 1200 16th St., NW; 202-448-2300;

Ritzy Romance

For just $40 more than a regular guest room, Washingtonian readers can get the Love Me Lavishly package at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown in February. Enjoy overnight accommodations, a three-course dinner for two at Fahrenheit, rose-petal turndown service, a bottle of Champagne, overnight valet parking, and a 15-percent discount on any spa service—all for $439 a night plus tax. This represents an overall savings of more than 15 percent. To book online, use the package code P42.

Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South St., NW; 202-912-4100 or 202-912-4159 (ask for Richard Poe, the “cupid concierge”);

Sweets for the Sweet

Looking to satisfy your sweet’s sweet tooth? Get 15 percent off your entire purchase at the DC chocolatier Chocolate Chocolate during February. Mention that you read about the shop in The Washingtonian, or use the code 1130 during online checkout.

Chocolate Chocolate, 1130 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-466-2190;

Massage Magic

What’s more relaxing than a great massage? Getting it from your sweetie.

Mention The Washingtonian to get 15 percent off of the Spa at Mint’s Valentine’s Day couples massage workshops on Saturday, February 13, and Sunday, February 14, from 3:30 to 5. Instead of $80 a couple, it’s $68. Therapists will demonstrate massage techniques to the class, then work one-on-one with each couple as they practice on each other.

If getting rubdowns from a pro is more to your liking, you might want to take advantage of this deal: 15 percent off a couples massage or the spa’s rose-petal facial, which features a chocolate treat from the nearby confectioner/cafe Locolat. Mention The Washingtonian at booking.

The Spa at Mint, 1724 California St., NW; 202-328-6468;

Free Bubbly

Dine at Bistrot Lepic in DC’s Glover Park and get a free glass of wine or Champagne for each person in your party. Mention the Washingtonian “Je t’adore” special—that’s French for “I love you”—available every day of the month except February 14.

Or take your loved one to the Dupont Circle restaurant Firefly over Valentine’s Day weekend and mention the magazine when ordering—each couple that does will receive two free glasses of Champagne.

Bistrot Lepic, 1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-0111;

Firefly, 1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW; 202-861-1310;