Where should you stay in the L.A. area for a truly romantic Valentine’s Day getaway? Check out the indulgent packages available to lovers at these five haute hotels which include sexy little extras like a boudoir photo session, a helicopter ride and a lover’s treasure hunt. Saucy!
1 The Beverly Hilton
Trust The Beverly Hilton to do Valentine's Day in an awards season kind of way—the hotel DOES host The Golden Globes every year, after all. Its "Red Carpet Romance" includes a welcome bottle of sparkling wine and a custom designed amenity, breakfast for two in the pool-side restaurant Circa 55, or, if guests prefer to stay in (wink wink) they can opt for a room service breakfast in bed and enjoy a late check out on Sunday. Guests can also unwind and reconnect at Aqua Star BABOR Beauty Spa which will be offering complimentary add-ons for body and facial services as well as champagne and house made truffles for all guests enjoying a spa treatment. In the evening, guests can indulge in a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for two complete with a decedent chocolate dessert buffet by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Henzi.
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills (310) 274-7777
2 The Four Seasons Westlake Village
For those who feel dinner is just too dull, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is offering a fabulous, out-of-the-box experience that they like to call "Sky High Love" (which is MUCH different than mile high, we swear). The three night package includes private helicopter transportation to and from the hotel from anywhere within Southern California, overnight accommodates in the Presidential Suite, dining and spa experiences, and personal shopping experience at David Yurman with “his and her” (or “his and his” or “hers and hers”) jewelry.
2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village (818) 575-3000
3 Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
The super-romantic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Los Angeles' answer to "wine country" is offering not one but three amazing packages for lovers. There's the "Pink Moment Turndown"—named as such for Ojai’s legendary “pink moment” sunsets, when the setting sun tinges the distant Topa Topa Mountains a vibrant pink—which includes a bottle of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Rosé Champagne by Napa Valley’s Domaine Carneros, four marbled chocolate-covered strawberries and an arrangement of fragrant rose petals. You could also request the "Lover’s Treasure Hunt." Couples can share the fun of uncovering clues to romance during a customized treasure hunt throughout the resort property, culminating with a champagne toast and a stargazing experience, where an archeoastronomer shares entertaining stories about the night’s sky. Finally, see if you and your mate are really a match with the "Couple’s Spiritual Reading", a 90-minute private spiritual reading, based on Native American traditions, with Nancy Furst, Spa Ojai’s spiritual adviser. A closing meditation concludes the session by allowing couples to see each other from a new perspective and engage more powerfully and lovingly together.
905 Country Club Rd, Ojai (855) 697-8780
4 Mr. C Beverly Hills
Mr. C Beverly Hills is offering up a "Be Mine" package, which includes prosecco, rose petals strewn on the bed at arrival, two 60-minute ESPA aromatherapy massages at Mr. C Spa & Beauty and breakfast. The hotel can also set up a personal bath designed to the couple’s desires (unless they're "50 Shades of Grey" kind of desires, that is), which also includes an ESPA aromatherapy bath oil as a take-home gift if they purchase a suite.
1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles (877) 334-5623
5 The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
For an awesome, over-the-top experience, check in to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow's chic Bungalow One, a customized three-bedroom suite designed by interior designer Michael Berman—a quintessential California beach house with three bedrooms, three and three quarter baths, and 1,000 square foot private patio. During your two night stay you'll also be treated to a bottle of Krug upon arrival, his and her Ugg boots (necessities if you're a SoCal surfer), daily breakfast in bed, a four-course Valentine's dinner for two prepared on your private terrace and catered by the hotel's eatery, FIG, a private afternoon Malibu wine tasting tour for two, which includes a driver and three wineries, and a personal shopping experience at Vintage Malibu—which includes a $2,000 gift card—and a boudoir photo session in Bungalow One. Wow.
101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica (310) 576-7777