9 Of San Diego’s Most Romantic Hotels For A Valentine’s Day GetawaySee + Do
Let’s all get just a little cliche, and talk romantic getaways, because ‘tis the season, am I right?
Whether planning a vacation, or if you’re a local craving a little staycation time, weighing the pros and cons of where to stay can prove challenging, especially when trying to lock down that sweet, sweet Valentine’s Day-worthy ambiance.
This roundup is sure to contain something for every couple.
1. Estancia La Jolla
Located in the heart of La Jolla on Torrey Pines, the Estancia La Jolla is almost like a little slice of Santa Barbara in San Diego. If you and your partner are in the market for a little rest and rejuvenation, the Estancia should be catapulted to the top of your list.
Lounge in a poolside cabana for two, or indulge in one of their many spa treatments. Their full-service spa is equipped with a eucalyptus steam room, a private deck with a soaking tub for two, nine private treatment rooms, including a couple’s bungalow, and more.
Suffice it to say, the two of you are sure to return back to reality renewed humans.
2. Andaz Gaslamp Quarter
The Andaz never disappoints when it comes to making their hotels sleek, modern, destinations, and their Gaslamp location is no exception.
Their rooftop bar is the perfect spot to grab a sunset cocktail with your significant other before heading out on the town for dinner. The rooms are perfectly plush, and the perfect landing pad after a Valentine’s night out.
Essentially, this is the ideal spot for couples looking for a for something in the heart of the downtown action, who appreciate a good cocktail, and maybe a touch of modern aesthetic.
3. Tower 23
Tucked away in PB, Tower 23 is the place to go if you’re on the hunt for a dreamy little beach getaway. The space itself is equal parts crisp, clean, fresh, and bright, with an undoubtedly playful ambiance.
Now, let’s talk suites. If you’re in the mood to go big or go home, my vote is most definitely on the Sanctuary Suite, which boasts ocean views, a chromatherapy floating whirlpool tub, a separate step-in rain shower, and balcony. Additionally on the amenity menu are in-room spa treatments- yes please!
This place truly is a little beachside sanctuary.
4. Omni La Costa
For those looking to get off the beaten SD path, and stay somewhere with activity options for all, the Omni La Costa is one top-notch contender.
Whether lounging in a cabana for two, duking it out on the tennis courts, or rejuvenating that complexion with a couple’s organic strawberry hibiscus body buff, everything offered at Omni La Costa is sure to give you renewed googly eyes over your S.O, and then some.
5. Hotel Solamar
Nestled in the East Village, Hotel Solamar might be one of the more gram-worthy destinations on this list (tile fans everywhere, unite!).
It just so happens they’re offering quite the sweet Valentine’s Day deal including your overnight stay, 3 course dinner for two, and a bottle of Prosecco. Not your jam? Solamar would still make the perfect HQ to begin and end your v-day night activities.
6. The Pearl
We all know them- that couple with unrelentingly cool midcentury style, all the best vinyl, and a restaurant rec to match all the occasions. The Pearl is most definitely where that couple is going for their Valentine’s staycation.
Make no mistake- The Pearl is not the premiere luxury destination. What it lacks in luxury amenities it more than makes up for in kitsch and charm.
Brimming with midcentury design elements at every turn, couples can enjoy the 1960s ambiance from the comfort of their Urban Outfitters floaties, all while enjoying a movie on their poolside projector screen.
I won’t lie to you: I am down.
7. L’Auberge Del Mar
What better backdrop to get handsy than while watching the sun set over Del Mar? I mean, it’s a big world out there, but that view is no slouch, guys!
The L’Auberge is a true mainstay in the realm of luxury resorts on which to hang your hat on. Couples should come here with no expectation other than to relax, and lean into the prospect of being fully catered to (Not the hardest thing to come to terms with!).
8. La Valencia
La Valencia in La Jolla will make you feel like you escaped to a cliffside hotel on the Mediterranean – and there are very few things more romantic than that!
If you have the means, book a suite that sits apart from the main hotel building and then don’t plan on leaving the room – you won’t want to!
9. Fairmont Grand Del Mar
The Grand Del Mar has been named TripAdvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in the United States, so you can’t go wrong here!
This place is as beautiful as a resort can get, designed with inspiration from the palaces of Spain and the sun-washed coastal retreats of France.
You will truly feel like you escaped. The only problem may be that you won’t want to leave!
What Are You Waiting For? Pick One And Book It!
There you have it! Whether you’re a couple seeking the most romantic of views, a Mediterranean escape, energetic nightlife, all the foodie options, or classic R&R, within these sweet spots there is sure to be a nest for every type of lovebird.
Oh, and you don’t need to limit your stay to Valentine’s Day – a romantic getaway is always in order!