Valentine's Day is synonymous with red hearts, roses, candle-lit dinners, and romantic gestures of all kinds. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, Valentine's Day usually ends up with a last-minute purchase of some wilting carnations and a promise to go out for dinner in the next couple of weeks.
If you've dropped the ball on the last few Valentine's, then keep reading; we've put together five romantic hotel deals that will save you money and put tiny little love-hearts in your partner's eyes.
This year, treat the one you love to a romantic escape and show them what they really mean to you. With Valentine's Day falling on a Saturday this year, you can bet your bottom dollar that hotels will sell out quick, so we recommend booking this week if you want to ensure you get a room, especially at the rates we've found. And hey, once you've booked, you can sit back and enjoy watching all the chumps desperately flailing for a decent gift.
Island Drive Lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains, TN for $56 per night
Book on Groupon to spend the night at this rustic mountain cabin lodge at the foot of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains ($56 per night, low by $7; expires January 26). Take your sweetheart around the old-time town of Pigeon Forge before heading to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for a hike or cycle amongst dense forest and waterfalls. Finally, watch the sun set on the perfect Valentine's Day from the park's highest point, Clingmans Dome.
Visit Myrtle Beach offers a 2-night Valentine's weekend stay at this North Myrtle Beach hotel (from $153, low by $51; expires January 31), ranked in the Top 3 hotels in the area by TripAdvisor. Let the laid back beach atmosphere put you and your significant other in the mood for romance.
Treat your partner to a luxury break in Sin City with this 2-night Groupon stay (from $332, low by $47; expires January 26). This all-suite smoke-free hotel is the perfect place to impress your special someone and declare your love.
Scroll down to book this 3-night Esplendor Breakwater hotel in Miami's hip South Beach district, as provided by Dunhill Travel (from $1,202, low by $189; expires January 23). This 4-star boutique Art-Deco hotel provides the ideal setting of sun, sea, and romance for your Valentine's weekend.
Manhattan at Times Square in NYC from $109 per night
Take your love to the Big Apple for a Valentine's Day to remember (from $249, low by $15; expires January 25). From a carriage ride through Central Park to a breath-taking view from the top of the Empire State building, New York offers countless opportunities for romance.