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San Diego Valentine Escapes

Published on: January 24, 2012

Photo: Gondola rides (shown) offered to visitors to San Diego can be booked through the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. You can simply ride, or enjoy a couples massage, a special Valentine’s treat! While gondola rides are offered throughout California, San Diego has put together some romance packages for the holiday. The offers listed all say that you will have to include tax, and offers are subject to availability, of course. Here’s a list of beach hotels in San Diego.

  • Loews Coronado Bay Resort $400 per couple. Call:  call (619) 424-4000 (
    Voga Voyage, a unique spa experience that is enjoyed while cruising in an authentic 33-foot Venetian gondola equipped with two professional massage beds. After departing from the resort’s private marina, couples enjoy a soothing sunscreen application and relaxing 40-minute massage amidst cool sea breezes and the gentle lull of Coronado’s canals and waterways. Complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries are enjoyed during the final 10 minutes of the scenic and unforgettable cruise.
  • Hotel Solamar – Feb. 10-19, 2012, $399 per night and up,  Call 877-230-0300. (
    Suite Spot – use code PVAL.  Hip luxury in the heart of downtown San Diego, Suite Spot package couples includes deluxe accommodations, flowers and chocolates, breakfast in bed with mimosas and a romantic intimacy kit.
  • Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. through Dec. 31, 2012,  $179 & up, call 1-800-HILTONS.
  • Andaz Hotel  through Mar. 31, 2012, $189 per night & up, call 866-907-0704 (
    In San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, includes a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, freshly prepared breakfast for two, a special intimacy kit and VIP access to Ivy, the hotel’s multi-level nightclub.
  • The Grand Del Mar Resort  Feb. 1-29, 2012,  $795 per night & up, call 855-314-2030 (
    Disconnect Package includes deluxe accommodations including breakfast in bed for two, two champagne cocktails and a choice of a 60-minute couple’s massage or a two-hour horseback ride.
  • Hotel del Coronado $460 per night through Dec. 31, 2012. Call: (800) 468-3533 (
    Night of Romance package includes a dozen roses, champagne, strawberries, breakfast for two overlooking the Pacific Ocean and complimentary valet parking.
  • El Cordova Hotel  through May 25, 2012. $160 night & up, Call: (800)
    Marriage Has Its Benefits –  For every year of marriage, the hotel will match that number in percent off its nightly rate. For example, guests married for 20 years will receive 20% off any one-bedroom, two-bedroom or Casa Grande Suite. Couples who present their wedding photo at check-in will also receive a chocolate gift upon arrival.
  • Omni San Diego Hotel through Dec. 31, 2012. $298 per night & up, Call (800) 843-6664.
    Ooh La La Romance package including deluxe room accommodations, romantic turndown service, sparkling wine, petit fours, French macaroons and breakfast for two in the hotel’s restaurant or through room service.
  • The Pantai Inn  through May 31, 2012. $299 per night & up. Call (858) 224-7600. (
    New Indonesian-themed luxury hotel nestled along La Jolla’s picturesque coastline, offers a Picnic by the Park package where guests can enjoy the seaside air and panoramic views of the shore from and ocean view suite while delighting in a three-course picnic basket complete with signature gourmet sandwiches, decadent desserts and a cozy blanket.

EVENT: Downtown’s East Village is the sweet spot for an event hosted by Omni San Diego hotel.  A unique Beer & Chocolate Valentine’s Ball on Feb.14, 2012 costs $20 per person; call 619-645-6524. Karl Strauss Brewery beer and Chuao Chocolatier chocolate pairings are set to the backdrop of a display of paintings and fine art works.

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