Valentine’s Day Weekend 2020 Getaway Guide

There’s still time to get great deals for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Liana Corwin - Feb. 3, 2020

Summary

  • There’s still time to get great deals for Valentine’s Day weekend. Hopper recommends booking flights and hotels by this week in order to get the best deals.

  • If you’re looking to book airfare for Valentine’s Day, on average you can expect to pay $285 for round-trip domestic flights (down -6.7% compared to Valentine’s weekend 2019) and $600 for round-trip international flights (down -6.3% compared to Valentine’s weekend 2019).

  • If you’re booking a hotel stay for Valentine’s Day, hotel rates in major cities will range from $150-$300 on average per night, depending on check-in and check-out dates.

  • Save 40% off peak weekend prices by limiting trips to one night and checking in or checking out on the 14th. 

  • The best hotel deals will be available for Thursday night check-in (February 13th) and check-out on Valentine’s Day.

It's not every year that Valentine's Day falls on a Friday and a long weekend (President’s Day). Valentine’s Day weekend is a great opportunity to head out of town for a romantic getaway and take advantage of last-minute good deals. The expert team at Hopper has compiled a list of the top destinations for a romantic getaway, where to find the best deals, and savings tips for couples looking to get away without breaking the bank this year. 

What will you pay?

Budget savvy travelers can expect to pay an average of $285 per ticket for round-trip domestic destinations over Valentine’s Day weekend, -6.7% lower than prices the same weekend in 2019. More ambitious weekend international travelers can expect to find deals around $600 per round-trip ticket out of the country, a -6.3% drop compared to the same weekend in 2019. Hotel deals will be available in many U.S cities for the romantic weekend, with rates as low as an average of $150/night in some cities. 

How to get the best deals on your romantic getaway?

  • Book this week. In order to get the best deals, book your travel this week. After this week, prices will rise by an average of $5-$15 per day until Valentine’s day weekend. 

  • Depart on February 13th. Head out of town on the night before Valentine’s Day to save an average of $30 on domestic and international airfare. If leaving a day early isn’t an option, hold off to depart until Saturday morning, as prices will be highest on Friday, February 14th. 

  • Go off the beaten path. Instead of big city getaways, head to smaller cities for the best rates. Look to cities like Nashville, Charlotte, Savannah, Houston and Seattle for good deals over Valentine’s Day weekend.

  • Search for Private Hotel Rates: Use apps, like Hopper, to secure private rates for properties that can be significantly cheaper than the rates available on the web.

  • Be flexible! Being flexible on dates and destinations is key to getting the best deals when you plan your getaway. The best hotel deals will be available for Thursday night check-in (February 13th) and checking out on Valentine’s Day.

Where to go? 

Most-Romantic-Cities

Top Domestic Destinations Where You Can Score a Hotel Deal on Hopper

San Francisco:

Hotel Zetta San Francisco ($44 off web prices)

Hotel Zetta is conveniently located in the heart of the SoMa district downtown and close to Union Square. For Valentine’s Day, this hotel is offering a special “Let’s Vibe” package which includes a food and beverage credit with your stay.

Hotel Via ($44 off web prices)

Situated in the South Beach neighborhood and across the street from Oracle Park, Hotel VIA is just steps away from San Francisco's most popular tourist destinations. This boutique hotel also features a beautiful rooftop bar for guests to experience 360-degree views of the San Francisco skyline.

Stanford Court San Francisco ($32 off web prices)

Stanford Court is a boutique hotel conveniently located in Nob Hill, just steps from San Francisco’s famous cable car line and tourist spots like Union Square and Grace Cathedral. The hotel is perfectly situated for a fun getaway in San Francisco, with easy access to tourist destinations and nightlife. 

Phoenix, AZ:

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows - a concept by Hyatt ($30 off web prices)

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows embodies the perfect Sonoran Desert experience. Located in the heart of Scottsdale overlooking the iconic Camelback Mountain, the Andaz is the ultimate place to unwind this Valentine’s Day. The hotel has three resort pools, a luxurious spa and private bungalows with plenty of places to relax and enjoy the property.

Royal Palms Resort and Spa ($33 off web prices)

Situated in an old Spanish Mediterranean mansion built in 1929, the Royal Palms Resort and Spa offers 119 casitas, estate rooms and villas on it’s property. The resort features a tranquil four-star spa, romantic fireplaces and fountains, making it an ideal place for an intimate, private getaway.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa ($48 off web prices)

Located on the side of Camelback Mountain, Sanctuary Resort & Spa is perfect for a weekend filled with rejuvenation and outdoor activities. Guest rooms include exposed whitewashed brick walls, deep soaking tubs and panoramic views of Camelback Mountain. During your stay, you can spend time lounging at the infinity pool, experience some pampering at the spa and enjoy a romantic dinner at the resort’s restaurant Elements or cocktails at Jade Bar.

Washington, DC:

Kimpton George Hotel ($72 off web prices)

Centrally located on Capitol Hill near Union Station, The Kimpton George Hotel is a modern boutique hotel that offers impeccable service for a great value. Just steps away from the U.S. Capitol Building and a short walk from the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums, for couples looking to experience some site-seeing during their stay, this is the perfect choice. 

The Darcy Hotel ($44 off web prices)

Located in the heart of downtown D.C near Dupont Circle, The Darcy Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel just ten minutes away from The White House. The property features 24-hour room service, a gym and a daily gin tasting to spice up your Valentine’s Day weekend.

The LINE Hotel DC ($77 off web prices)

Located in an early 1900’s converted church, The LINE Hotel DC offers a unique and vintage experience for guests. With 3 lively restaurants and 3 bars on-site and walking distance to D.C’s best nightlife, this is a great place for couples looking to hit the town over Valentine’s Day weekend. Guests can also enjoy the hotel gym with fitness classes and rooftop yoga.

Seattle, WA:

Hotel Theodore ($143 off web prices)

Hotel Theodore is perfectly located in downtown Seattle just minutes from the city’s top art museums, cafés, boutiques, and restaurants. The hotel also offers a nightly happy hour exclusive for Hotel Theodore guests, if you’re looking for a fun start to your Valentine’s Day evening.

Hotel Sorrento ($28 off web prices)

This charming hotel is located just a few minutes from Seattle’s downtown shopping area, dining and nightlife. For Valentine’s Day, Hotel Sorrento’s restaurant Dunbar Room is offering a special prix-fixe menu and wine pairing for romantic dinner for two.

The State Hotel  ($20 off web prices)

Just steps away from historic Pike Place Market, The State Hotel is situated in the heart and soul of Seattle. This is the perfect place for couples to stay to experience the local flavor and adventure that Seattle has to offer.

New Orleans, Louisiana:

The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel ($150 off web prices)

This historic hotel offers top of the line service and beautiful rooms, and is conveniently positioned just one block away from the French Quarter. From the Sazerac Bar to The Fountain Lounge, The Roosevelt is a great place to stay to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery ($35 off web prices)

Within easy walking distance of the city's top dining, shopping and nightlife, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is a great place to stay for a romantic getaway weekend. if you’re looking to explore the world-famous French Quarter and Bourbon Street. The hotel’s loft-style rooms and brick-and-concrete decor will offer a unique and cozy experience, and convenient access to New Orleans’ top sites.

Magnolia New Orleans ($54 off web prices)

Just a few blocks from the French Quarter, this upscale boutique hotel truly reflects the historic New Orleans experience. The Magnolia is in a great location for a fun getaway, just blocks away from the French Quarter.

Top International Destinations Where You Can Score a Hotel Deal on Hopper

Nassau, Bahamas:

Melia Nassau Beach ($127 off web prices)

Meliá Nassau Beach is an all-inclusive resort that sits on seven acres of oceanfront. During your stay you’ll have access to an array of outdoor activities including kayaking, scuba diving, beach volleyball and three fresh water pools. The property also includes four bars and seven restaurants, with everything from Italian, tapas to Asian-Peruvian cuisine.

Warwick Paradise Island ($204 off web prices)

This upscale adults-only resort is the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway overlooking the beautiful Nassau Harbor on Paradise Island. Located on a white sand beach at Warwick Paradise Island, the resort features a small, enclosed swimming area, lounge chairs, free snorkeling equipment and a lagoon pool with plenty of lounge chairs available to relax on. You’ll also have access to wellness facilities including a gym, tennis and spa to enjoy during your stay.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar ($22 off web prices)

The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers the ultimate escape to paradise. With six pools on the property and 3,000 feet of private sugary white sand, guests can enjoy plenty of time relaxing in the sun and lounging pool-side. The Grand Hyatt is home to the largest fitness center at the Baha Mar resort complex, a casino and several restaurants and bars to choose from.

Toronto, Canada:

Fairmont Royal York Gold ($56 off web prices)

The Fairmont Royal York Gold Experience is a gorgeous hotel located in the heart of Toronto. The property includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a hot tub that you can enjoy during your stay.

Pantages Hotel Downtown Toronto ($26 off web prices)

Just steps away from some of the best sites in Toronto, the Pantages is a beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of the downtown area. The hotel is also offering a special ‘Romance for Two’ package for Valentine’s Day that includes overnight accommodations in an intimate suite, making it the perfect place to stay for a romantic city escape.

Kimpton Saint George ($41 off web prices)

This warm and inviting boutique hotel is set between the trendy neighborhood of Yorkville and the University of Toronto campus. For those looking for a comfortable hotel close to nearby attractions and the city’s top museums, The Kimpton is a great pick for a weekend stay in Toronto.

Cancun, Mexico:

Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas All Inclusive ($232 cheaper than web prices)

The Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas is an all-inclusive resort located on the spacious Cancun Beach. The hotel provides panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. This property offers a variety of restaurants and bars to enjoy during your stay for the ultimate all-inclusive experience.

Nizuc Resort and Spa ($241 cheaper than web prices)

The Nizuc Resort and Spa offers a unique Cancun experience with plenty of amenities to keep you busy during your stay. The resort has 6 restaurants, 2 poolside bars, 3 bars and lounges and 1 beach bar on its property as well as a private sand beach and full-service spa. The Nizuc is the perfect place to kick back and relax over Valentine’s Day weekend.

Vancouver, Canada:

Rosewood Hotel Georgia ($68 off web prices)

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is one of Vancouver’s most historic and elegant hotels. The hotel offers an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, spa and luxury rooms. Conveniently located across the street from the Pacific Centre Mall's upscale shopping, it’s the perfect place to stay to explore the city.

Fairmont Pacific Rim ($51 cheaper than web prices)

Located in downtown Vancouver alongside the harbor, the Fairmont Pacific Rim offers the ideal urban getaway. The upscale hotel includes spacious rooms, three restaurants, including a sushi bar, an outdoor rooftop pool and spa facilities to relax and unwind during your stay.

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico:

Cabo Azul Resort by Diamond Resorts ($165 off web prices)

Cabo Azul Resort is a luxurious oceanfront resort in Los Cabos, Mexico that includes breathtaking views. The resort features spacious villas with separate living areas and fully-equipped kitchens which is great for couples looking for a comfortable and relaxing stay. 

Reflect Los Cabos Resort & Spa - All Inclusive ($75 off web prices)

This all inclusive resort offers wonderful beachfront views and inviting amenities to enjoy during your stay. Reflect Los Cabos features a variety of local cuisines, four pools including one for adults only and a rooftop bar experience perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening.

*Subject to change based on pricing and availability.

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