It’s Valentine’s Day. You’re single. Get out of town!

by Jennifer on January 29, 2010

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The pool won't be open on Valentine's Day, but the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino knows how to throw a good party in any season.

Valentine’s Day is a day for candlelight dinners, heart-shaped chocolates, and bubble baths for two …for some people.

This year, we want to inspire single folks everywhere to forget about roses and reclaim February 14th as their own. After all, if couples get a weekend to celebrate love, then singles should get a weekend to celebrate the fun and freedom that is being single.

We propose — no pun intended — that you gather up your favorite single friends and get out of town for the weekend — no lovers allowed.

Whether you’re looking for a beach or a party, we’ve got a perfect singles getaway hotel for you. Below you’ll find our favorite picks for Miami, L.A., Las Vegas, and New York City, all of which still have availability for Valentine’s Day weekend.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino can guarantee a good time for singles looking to party

Party central: Where to toss a few (too many) back — and maybe meet someone new on the dance floor

The Standard Hollywood
Location: Hollywood/West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $198/night
DJs spin in the lobby and at the Purple Lounge, and spontaneous pool parties erupt nightly behind this retro-future hotel. It’s a good price for L.A. and is convenient for partying on the Sunset Strip. Read full review.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Location: Off The Strip, Las Vegas
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $127/night
This is one of the most unapologetically hedonistic hotels in Vegas, with a concert venue named Joint, and a brand new club called Vanity. The Rehab pool (above) won’t open until April, but the partying goes on all year long. Read full review.

Hotel Gansevoort
Location: West Village, New York City
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $450/night
The Gansevoort may not be the new guy in town any longer, but it’s brand new club Provocateur is putting the hotel back on the map. Plus, it’s in the popular Meatpacking District and is walking distance to the West Village and Chelsea. Read full review.

South Beach Plaza Hotel
Location: South Beach, Miami
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $281/night
This 55-room crash pad is one block from the beach, in a prime South Beach party location. It’s generally filled with young groups of vacationers desperate for sun, beach, and a few nights of SoBe debauchery. Read full review.

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South Beach's Savoy Hotel is as close as you can get to staying on the sand

Beach scene: Where to strut your stuff and scope out other singles on the sand

Hotel Erwin
Location: Santa Monica and the Beaches, Los Angeles
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $202/night
This eccentric, spirited 119-room hotel for budget-conscious travelers is an easy five-minute walk to Venice Beach and plays off the area’s hippie-centric history. Read full review.

Savoy Hotel
Location: South Beach, Miami
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $312/night
A condo-hotel with privately owned rooms, the Savoy offers huge beachfront suites (some with kitchenettes) and a lively pool scene. Rooms are a bit scruffy, but the South Beach location makes up for it.
Read full review.

Loews Lake Las Vegas
Location: Suburban Las Vegas
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $127/night
This gorgeous, upscale, lakeside resort is 30 minutes from the hubbub of the Strip, perfect for a warm getaway without clinking slot machines. There are cushy lounge chairs on the sand, a spa, two pools, a fitness center, and a tennis court. Read full review.

Hotel Shangri La Santa Monica
Location: Santa Monica and the Beaches, Los Angeles
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $334/night
Because there are no beaches in Manhattan, we’ll recommend a second beach hotel in L.A. – a slick and inviting boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific, with a poolside lounge, cabanas, and a new rooftop hotspot. Read full review.

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At Conrad Hotel's Spa Chakra, enjoy a foot bath while you fill out your paperwork

Spa daze: Where to forget about finding someone else and pamper yourself instead

Sunset Tower – Argyle
Location: Hollywood/West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $334/night
This celeb fave offers a supreme level of privacy; treatments take place in luxurious, personal spa suites with 98-gallon tubs, flat-screen TVs, and showers. Read full review.

Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
Location: The Strip, Las Vegas
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $258/night
The Canyon Ranch SpaClub covers 134,000 square feet and includes an herbal laconium, a Jacuzzi, a Finnish sauna, an igloo (think Arctic mists meet fiber optics), and a salt grotto. Read full review.

Affinia Dumont
Location: Gramercy and Murray Hill, New York City
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $279/night
The Oasis Day Spa at this fitness- and wellness-themed hotel offers massages, skin care, and body treatments. The dark inner sanctum has plenty of candles and soothing music. Read full review.

Conrad Hotel
Location: Downtown, Miami
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $207/night
We like that Spa Chakra uses Guerlain products and gives guests a foot bath and massage as they fill out their paperwork. (But if you prefer sexy over pampering and can afford to splurge, the spa at Hotel Victor has a coed, clothing-optional hammam.) Read the full review.

Dinner at Nobhill Tavern at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Nobhill Tavern at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is one of many, many dining options

Wine and dine: Where to catch up with your closest single pals over a nice meal, sans candlelight

The London West Hollywood
Location: Hollywood/West Hollywood, Los Angeles
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $341/night
We’re big fans of this hotel in general and it only helps that celeb chef Gordon Ramsay has a restaurant here, serving nouveau American fare using local ingredients. It’s a beautiful space with leather and velvet banquettes. Read full review.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Location: The Strip, Las Vegas
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $197/night
The list of restaurants here is unreal: Joel Robuchon (three Michelin stars), L’Atelier (one Michelin star), Nobhill Tavern, SEABLUE, Craftsteak, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, and Emeril Lagasse. Or just hit the buffet. Read full review.

Hudson Hotel
Location: Midtown West, New York City
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $205/night
We love the upscale comfort food and Hogwarts-like ambiance at Hudson Cafeteria, and the hotel is cheaper than most in NYC.  The hotel also has two really cool, unique bars and is steps from upscale dining in Columbus Circle. Read full review.

Epic Hotel
Location: Downtown, Miami
Current price for Valentine’s Day weekend: $296/night
Frank Bruni recently praised Area 31′s seafood in The New York Times. The menu emphasizes sustainability, using seafood from the Atlantic fishing zone; diners enjoy views of downtown skyscrapers from the hotel’s 16th floor. Read full review.

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