How to say "I love you" when most candlelit restaurant dinners are off the table? Check in to a Northwest hotel, where a change of pace comes with a side of privacy and maybe some room service for Valentine's Day. Many hotels are stretching holiday specials through the entire month of February, should February 14 prove inconvenient.
The downtown Seattle luxury hotel, which opened during Covid, manages to cram a lot of Valentine's Day into just a day at the property. The Spa Daycation package, available all month, boasts $100 in-room dining credit, couples massages at the spa, and six hours in a king room with a city view for $599. Overnights, on the other hand, include a three-course dinner starring prime beef tenderloin.
All month long the SeaTac retreat, tucked into a surprisingly quiet and woodsy neighborhood just next to the airport, offers packages with dining and spa credits, plus wine and chocolates. Copperleaf Restaurant will host a five-course special on February 14 with optional heated patio seating.
On Valentine's Day, Kirkland's marina-front hotel emphasizes staying inside. Most deals involve treatments at the Still Spa: strawberry champagne massages, chocolate strawberry facials. The spa even sells stay-at-home gift boxes for those unwilling to leave the house: a mini facial kit, a candle, masks and scrubs, and a red rose for $79. Rooms are 10 percent off the best available rate, and a Bath Butler kit adds scents to an in-room soak (it comes with truffles too, but don't toss those in the water).
Kirkland's artsy hotel knows what's more exciting than mere rose petals or chocolates: time. A special Love on the Weekend package comes with both early check-in at noon and late check-out at 4pm, plus free valet parking. Room bookings deliver a dining credit and a bottle of sparkling wine.
Need a getaway but aren't quite ready to dine with strangers yet? The Snoqualmie Falls–adjacent classic lodge has two V-day specials, both of which revolve around a dinner table set up in your hotel room. Decorations include rose petals and a bottle of Salish Brut sparkling wine from the Columbia Valley.
For some, all the rose petals and bubble bath are more cheesy than romantic; the lakefront Dock and Drink restaurant has your back. The all-outdoor eatery—complete with chandeliers in the dining tents—at Renton's Hyatt Regency Lake Washington serves a five-course Lunar New Year menu February 11 and 12 to mark the Year of the Ox.
This is no hotel room. The campervan rental service offers not only a vehicle that easily sleeps two but also a special $899 Valentine's package complete with three-night itinerary, activity suggestions, and even some Theo Chocolates and dried flowers—ideal for the procrastinator who hasn't lifted a finger yet. Cabana vans are about 20 feet long and come equipped with bed, coffeemaker, and shower. The company is so socially distanced, renters can pick up their vans without interacting with a human.
Ready to travel? Portland's twin hotels have experiences for those of us on the fancy end of the spectrum, like a Le Pigeon meal brought to a Jupiter Next room in a kind of private pop-up; overnights encouraged but not required. For something a little more low-key, the Get Cozy package at the Jupiter comes with a comfy blanket throw and a hot toddy, which works for couples or singles in need of a Valentine's escape.
Bend's outdoorsy-themed hotel plays up the Central Oregon experience: fire pit, vintage ski photos in retro hotel rooms, access to a shuttle to Mount Bachelor's ski hill. The Get Steamy package adds champagne, rose petals, and cupcakes to the mix, an upgrade on usual camping amenities. Their hot tub is open by reservation only for private soaks.