If you left your Valentine’s Weekend planning until the last-minute and were hoping to still get into a hotel for a romantic night out—luck won’t need to be on your side..
1. CAPE REY CARLSBAD, A HILTON RESORT
This year, rates are remarkably less than last year for spending the night on Feb. 14. Cape Rey has a variety of room types (with or without views, partial views, sofas, etc) for adjustable rates and I found rates starting at $127/night before taxes and fees on Expedia. However, If you’re looking to create an unforgettable experience, head straight to the hotel’s website and check out their “Rise & Relax: Couple’s Retreat” package. In addition to a night’s accommodation, you stay will also include breakfast in bed with an inform full American breakfast for two, 50-minute couples massage, champagne toast at the spa, valet parking and resort fee starting at $369/night before taxes and fees.
- Address: 1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
- Phone: 619-537-8289
- Website: caperey.com
2. THE INN AT RANCHO SANTA FE
Treat yourself to a country escape at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. I found rooms for Feb. 14 with a direct booking on their website starting at $188/night before taxes and fees, and the same price on hotels.com. If your dates are flexible, consider staying on Sunday Feb. 12 to bring the rate down to $161/night or if you must stay on the weekend, rooms started at $224/night (Feb 10, 11, and 17).
- Address: 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
- Phone: 858-756-1131
- Website: theinnatrsf.com
3. LAKEHOUSE HOTEL & RESORT
The boutique hotel that is turning heads in San Marcos has a beguiling package specifically set for Feb. 14. Enjoy a date on the lake with a three course dinner for two, a bottle of wine, for $300 inclusive of gratuity and tax. Must reserve by phone with the Lakehouse Marina (760) 653-3222. Room rates in general start at $129/night before taxes and fees.
- Address: 1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078
- Phone: 760.744.0120
- Website: laekhousehotelandresort.com
4. SPRING HILL SUITES SAN DIEGO OCEANSIDE
Also, less expensive than last year’s rates, the comfy casual stay by the beach in Oceanside is boasting incredibly reasonable rates for Feb. 14. I found studio king bedrooms (or with two queen beds) and a sofa bed starting at $159/night. Ocean view rooms started at only another $20/night. If romance is all you want, don’t miss “That Loving Feeling Package” that includes chocolates, one bottle of wine, two wine glasses, and the night’s stay starting at $209/night before taxes and fees.
- Address: 110 North Myers Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
- Phone: 760-722-1003
- Website: springhillsuites.marriott.com
5. CARLSBAD INN BEACH RESORT
If you are looking for a deal with your ocean breeze, you can still cash in on the “Winter17” rate to knock off 15% on top of the already lowered rates. I found rooms Feb. 14 starting at $149/night. Breakfast steps away from your room at the Daily News was only a $12/person addition. Note: Sadly, the speakeasy called the Charles Kenneth is currently closed.
- Address: 3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA
- Phone: 760-434-7020
- Website: carlsbadinn.com