Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Escapes

Getaway Guide

February 3, 2021

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is a little over a week away (check out our gift guide here)… And this year, not only does it fall on a weekend, but a 3-day weekend at that. If you’re comfortable traveling, it just might be the perfect time for a getaway with your loved ones (whoever they might be) for a night or three. 

We’ve rounded up 6 spots that are still available to book for a last-minute V-Day retreat. (These hotels are all easily accessible from the West Coast, and all still have availability to travel from February 12 – 15th at the time of this posting.)

Reach out to be #bookedbyarbiter, it’s not too late!

ESCAPE TO BAJA: PARADERO

Todos Santos, Mexico

image via Paradero Hotels

The brand-new, all-suite, “experience-inclusive” Paradero Todos Santos just opened in January and is sure to be all over your Instagram in 2021. Be one of the first to get there and soak up the Baja sun on their private beach (or in your private soaking tub), participate in the many authentic experiences the hotel as to offer, and consume all the margaritas and tacos you can. Located in Todos Santos, just a little over an hour from Los Cabos International Airport, you’ll feel a world away.

Getting There: An hour & fifteen minute drive from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).

*COVID-19 Travel Info: Travel to Mexico is permitted. All travelers returning to the U.S. must present a negative COVID test taken within 3 days before their return flight. Paradero is offering guests testing onsite.

*Rates starting at $580 per night and include daily breakfast for two, plus choice of one experience per day (including surf lessons, mountain biking, hiking, farming & gardening lessons, beach set up, taco tour)

Arbiter Amenities:

  • $50 spa credit and energy balancing treatment on arrival

GALENTINE’S NIGHT IN: THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
Beverly Hills, CA

image via Gray Malin

Sometimes you just need a girls’ night in, and sometimes that night falls on February 14th. Gather up your girlfriends and spend the night at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. The pink color palette was made for this holiday, and the pool is open, so why not rent a cabana for the day too?  

*Rates starting at $785 per night

Arbiter Amenities:

  • Guaranteed room upgrade, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast credit for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

WINTER WONDERLAND: DUNTON HOT SPRINGS
Dunton, CO

image via Dunton Destinations

If there’s one spot that surprised me they still have availability, it’s Dunton Hot Springs (reach out to book fast, there are only two cabins left)! This luxury camp-style property (and sister to Amangiri) is comprised of little private cabins, and they can even arrange for a horse-drawn sleigh-ride dinner in the snow. Can you think of a more romantic place to hole up for the weekend with your love?  The location is a bit remote, but food & beverages (it’s Relais & Chateaux, so you know it’ll be good) and many activities are included in the rates, so it will be worth the trek.

Getting There: A 1-hour drive from Cortez Airport (CEZ), which offers nonstop flights from Denver & Phoenix; a 1.5-hour drive from Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), which offers nonstop flights from Denver; a 2-hour drive from Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO), which offers seasonal nonstop flights from many major airports; or a 3-hour drive from Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), which offers seasonal nonstop flights

*Limited availability; rates starting at $730 per night and include all meals, beverages, and group activities.

Arbiter Amenities:

  • Priority status for room upgrade
  • All meals are included in rates
  • $100 resort credit
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

FAMILY FUN: MONTAGE LAGUNA BEACH
Laguna Beach, CA

image via Montage

Celebrate the love with your little ones in tow. With temperatures in the 60s and 70s in Southern California, it’s not exactly beach weather, but not exactly not beach weather either. Pack up the fam (dogs welcome too!) and spend the weekend on the coast at Montage Laguna Beach. Everyone will be relieved to get out of the house for a bit, we promise.

*Rates starting at $995 per night

Arbiter Amenities:

  • Confirmed view upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • $60 daily breakfast credit per bedroom at The Loft or Room Service
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay 
  • Early check-in, subject to availability
  • 4pm guaranteed late check-out
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

ISLAND TIME: FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI
Lanai, HI

image via Four Seasons

Lanai is arguably the most romantic of the Hawaiian islands, with only two hotels on the entire island, including the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai. All that you need to spend a long weekend in paradise is a negative COVID test taken within 72-hours of your departing flight. Their promotions with daily resort credits are pretty unbeatable too (just think of how many pina coladas that’ll cover!). And if your guy isn’t easily swayed by romantic locations, just remind him of the golf.

Getting There: A 45-minute flight from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Round-trip Lanai Air flights from HNL are included in rates if booked before March 31st. 

*COVID-19 Travel Info: Travelers must receive and upload a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of scheduled departure time before flying to Hawaii. Current updates may be found here.

*Rates starting at $1670 per night and include a daily resort credit ($200 for rooms and $400 for suites), round-trip Lanai Air flights from Honolulu, and complimentary airport transfers

Arbiter Amenities:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two
  • Hotel/Resort Credit (based on room category):
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 per stay
    • Suites & Specialty Suites: USD 200 per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 per bedroom per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in
  • Complimentary standard Internet in all guest rooms and premium Internet in all suites

WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY: AUBERGE DU SOLEIL
Rutherford, CA

image via Auberge du Soleil

While Napa doesn’t usually come to mind when thinking of winter vacations, it’s actually quite cozy and lovely in the off-season. The gorgeous Auberge du Soleil is quintessential Napa, with views of the Valley that can’t be beat. You might not even want to leave the hotel, but restaurants and wineries are open outdoors again!

*Limited availability; rates starting at $2190 per night

Arbiter Amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast 
  • Upgrade on arrival if available
  • $100 Spa Service credit

Please reach out if you’re interested in booking any of these hotels  – for Valentine’s Day or any time! When #bookedbyarbiter, our clients get amazing perks (and usually upgrades), and we often have access to exclusive incentives. We look forward to planning your 2021 travel when you are ready!

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