Valentine’s Day is that special day couples like to get away to a romantic destination and there are many great hotels and inns to choose from in the San Francisco area. This article describes three hotels perhaps couples in the San Francisco Bay Area may be not be familiar with, but each has its own charm and uniqueness and all are ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple on Valentine’s Day.
The White Swan Inn ,a Joie de Vivre Hotel, on San Francisco’s Nob Hill is a romantic boutique hotel with twenty six rooms. Each room has a fireplace and a wet bar stocked with complimentary beverages and the hotel recently had furnishings in the rooms upgraded including the mattresses, televisions and offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel is designed like some of the fine small hotels in London, thus it is cozy with wonderful service and yet each room is quiet, you don’t hear noise from an adjacent room nor from the street. The hotel provides a gourmet breakfast, a wine and hors d-oeuvres service each evening and freshly baked cookies are available in the lobby the evening. The White Swan is an ideal place to stay if your Valentine’s Day include excursions to the theatre district, Union Square, Nob Hill and many of the fine restaurants in the area. All are within a short walk of the hotel. Valet parking is available.
The Inn at Mavericks is located about twenty minutes south of San Francisco in Half Moon Bay It is a short walk from the famous big wave surfing venue, Mavericks. It is a boutique hotel with just six rooms, but each room has a complete view of Pillar Point Harbor since the hotel sits on the edge of the harbor. But, since this hotel is away from stores and restaurants, it’s a bit secluded and very quiet. It’s a perfect place for couples interested in hiking, kayaking, beach combing, sitting on the room’s veranda enjoying the sunset or enjoying a glass of wine by the in-room fireplace on a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. Guests can leave a window open to hear the water lapping at the foot of the Inn or hear the foghorn in the distance. If you enjoy quiet and privacy, this may be the place for you. The Inn was recently renovated and guests will enjoy new mattresses, deep soaking tubs, refrigerator, microwave, complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining options are located within walking distance or a short drive from the Inn. Parking is free.
The Oceano Hotel and Spa is another hotel ideal for a romantic stay on Valentine’s Da for a couple. It is located around the corner from the Inn at Mavericks is a new luxury hotel having opened in 2008, and has ninety six suites overlooking Pillar Point Harbor. Each room has a wet bar, deep soaking tub, fireplace, free Wi-Fi and many have balconies where guest can enjoy a view of the harbor. The more expensive suites have a full kitchen in the room. There is also a restaurant and lounge in the hotel and room service is available from the restaurant. There are many dining options within a five minute walk of the hotel. One of the unique features of the Oceano is the Spa. You can enjoy a treatment at the spa or an in-room massage with your Valentine! The Oceano is adjacent to a new shopping including a wine bar, bookstore, and if you want to splurge, you can take your Valentine to a jewelry store on the premises. Parking is free at the Oceano.
Each of the properties described are unique, whether at the White Swan Inn for access to downtown San Francisco, a bit of privacy at the Inn at the Mavericks or the desire to be pampered without leaving the hotel at the Oceano Hotel and Spa. All are ideal for a romantic getaway for couples on Valentines Day. When making a reservation, inquire with the hotel about any special Valentine’s Day packages!