The spa at Hotel Gansevoort, which offers a Valentine's package that includes a choice of either two 30-minute foot massages or two 30-minute full-body massages at Gansevoort Spa & Lounge.
The spa at Hotel Gansevoort, which offers a Valentine's package that includes a choice of either two 30-minute foot massages or two 30-minute full-body massages at Gansevoort Spa & Lounge.
Hotel Gansevoort
Correction to This Article
The Escapes column in the Feb. 7 Style section misstated the price of a Valentine's Day package at the Holladay House in Orange, Va. The deal, which includes dinner, wine, breakfast and other extras as well as lodging, starts at $270 a night.
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Isn't It Romantic? Well, Isn't It?

The attraction: An anniversary, birthday or IRS refund celebration is just better with a little bubbly. The hotel's "sparkling encounter" package includes a bottle of champagne, champagne truffles from Switzerland and champagne-scented bath products and massage oils. The historic 361-room hotel overlooks the James River.

The Omni Richmond is at 100 S. 12th St., approximately two hours from Washington. 804-344-7000, From $194 ($294 on Valentine's Day). Through Feb. 25.

Love nest: Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City.

The attraction: If you can't make it to the mass wedding and vow-renewal ceremony on Feb. 14, visit any other weeknight this month for the "romantic getaway package." The deal includes a $75 gift card for dining or shopping, buffet breakfast for two, tickets to a show and late checkout.

The Tropicana is on South Brighton Avenue at the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, a 3 1/2 -hour drive from Washington. 800-345-8767, From $184. Available Monday to Thursday through March 31.


Love nest: Morris House Hotel in Philadelphia.

The attraction: Eat at the in-house, fine-dining M Restaurant and Bar, which serves such indulgent dishes as sauteed boneless rack of lamb with vanilla parsnip puree. A dinner there is part of the "gourmet meal package" at the 15-room historic landmark.

The Morris House Hotel is at 225 S. Eighth St. in Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood. 215-922-2446, From $378 for two nights.

Love nest: The Holladay House in Orange, Va.

The attraction: Culinary indulgence doesn't have to be expensive. For $135 you can stay for one night at this six-room inn, receiving a chocolate lava cake, a bottle of wine from a Virginia vineyard, a gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant, and a full breakfast. When the food coma hits, relax by the fireplace or in a whirlpool tub.

The Holladay House is at 155 W. Main St. in Orange, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Washington. 800-358-4422, $135; stay another night for $100 more.


Love nest: Hotel Gansevoort in New York.

The attraction: The 187-room luxury hotel in the city's Meatpacking District has a limited-time deal full of wicked giveaways. They include chocolate body frosting, massage oils, a feather, a blindfold and a battery-operated unmentionable, among other items. Full-body or foot massages are included.

The Hotel Gansevoort is at Ninth Avenue and 13th Street in New York. 877-426-7386, From $795. Feb. 14 to 18.

Love nest: Pocono Palace in Marshalls Creek, Pa.

The attraction: Part of Caesars Pocono Resorts, the Pocono Palace is a couples-only hotel in northeastern Pennsylvania that's for either the adventurous or the really cheesy. One ancient-Rome-styled love shack has a seven-foot-tall soaking tub shaped like a giant champagne glass, a massage table with heat lamps and a heart-shaped pool. Another suite has a round bed with a mirrored headboard, an en-suite pool surrounded by mirrors, and a heart-shaped tub surrounded by -- surprise! -- mirrors.

Pocono Palace is on Route 209 in Marshalls Creek, Pa., about four hours from Washington. 877-822-3333, From $250, including most meals and entertainment.

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