Creating the perfect Valentine's Day experience for all budgets

Valentine's Day is just under a month away, and while some will already have it in the bag with plans to whisk their better half away to Paris or an equally enchanting European city, we know others will leave it to the very last minute…

And there's nothing wrong with being spontaneous! After all, spontaneous travel is one of our top industry trends for 2024. However, when it comes to creating the perfect Valentine's Day experience, it pays to put a little thought into making things special.

Stick with us as we share our hotel tips and ideas for couples celebrating the day of love. Even better, we've got luxury and budget options to suit all.

Luxury: Book a five-star hotel stay at a discounted rate

Are you planning a Valentine's Day to remember or to pop that all-important question? If the allure of a 5-star hotel has you head-over-heels this Valentine's, take a look at our London hotel deals.

Enjoy an extraordinary Valentine's experience in the heart of Mayfair at The Ritz, and feel like you're the leading stars in your very own rom-com. Book with Plans Change and get 33% off your room price.

Or, if you fancy seeing all of the iconic London sites this Valentine's, book a luxury stay at Conrad London St James with 42% off. Just a five-minute walk from Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, it's ideally located for a romantic city break exploring.

Budget: Save on Valentine's Day a mid-week stay or hotel resale deal

Valentine's Day hotel bookings are pricey, so if you're looking to save money on romantic escapes, we suggest avoiding the 14th February, and the two weekends either side of Valentine's Day. Consider a midweek stay towards the end of February or early March to save money and enjoy a more private and affordable experience.

Another way to save money on Valentine's Day hotel rooms is to buy a Resale Deal on Plans Change!

Unfortunately, plans can change in the run-up to Valentine's Day if a couple breaks up. Often, people are left with unwanted Valentine's Day hotel rooms and a dent in their bank accounts, especially if they've booked a non-refundable room. No one wants to be brokenhearted and out of pocket, so we encourage anyone in this position to sell unwanted Valentine's Day hotel rooms on our marketplace! We can't help you get your relationship back (it's probably for the best), but we can help you get some of your money back.

And you can help, too! Snap up a Valentine's Day hotel room resale deal, and you'll make someone else's heartbreak that little less costly. At the same time, score a Valentine's Day hotel room at a discounted price. It's a win-win.

Luxury: Delve into special menus and in-room dining options

When booking a hotel for Valentine's Day, many places offer package deals and set menus at their in-house restaurants. However, if you'd rather have a more intimate and private dining experience, why not enquire about in-room dining options? What better occasion to splash out on room service?

Budget: Create an indoor picnic & DIY hotel room decor

Would you rather save money on your Valentine's meal? Create an indoor picnic with your partner's favourite snacks and treats to enjoy in your hotel room with a classic movie. Decorate the room with fairy lights and rose petals, and curate a playlist full of your favourite songs to make it extra special.

Luxury: Book a spa experience or couples class

Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourselves to a hotel spa experience. But if you want to do something a little different, why not opt for a couples class instead? Whether you're into cooking, cocktail making, painting, yoga or something else entirely, it's worth enquiring at your hotel to see if there are any couples classes in the local area.

Budget: Go tech-free

Of course, there's no need to splash out on an expensive hotel spa experience if your budget won't stretch. There is beauty in simplicity, so why not use your Valentine's Day hotel experience as a chance to go tech-free? Switch off from the outside world and enjoy some quality time together.

Luxury: Splash out on a private hot tub

There's nothing like relaxing hot waters and steamy air to create a dreamy romantic ambience, so if you're all about luxury this Valentine's Day, why not book a hotel room with a private hot tub?

Gilpin Lodge Country House, nestled in the beautiful Lake District National Park, offers 6 modern suites with private gardens, open-air cedarwood hot tubs, saunas and rain-maker showers. Spend a romantic evening under the star-lit dark skies, enjoying the tranquillity and peace of this lake-side setting.

Equally luxurious is South Lodge in Sussex. Boasting breathtaking views of the Sussex Downs, South Lodge offers five hot tub suites individually styled with luxury furnishings and spacious bathrooms.

Are you planning a romantic escape to The Cotswolds? Dormy House Hotel is a dream choice with award-winning spa facilities and two beautifully decorated suites with private courtyards, hot tubs and panoramic views across the Cotswolds.

Budget: Stargazing destinations in the UK

Stargazing is an equally enchanting activity that won't cost anything extra. So why not book a hotel that is best for stargazing? Escape the city and head to some of the UK's best stargazing destinations, including Exmoor National Park, Brecon Beacons, Northumberland National Park and Galloway Forest Park in Scotland.

Book Valentine's Day Hotels with Plans Change

At Plans Change, we don't just offer cheap hotel deals; we provide opportunities to create memories that transcend budgets. We hope you're inspired to explore, experience and embrace the uniqueness of your Valentine's Day celebrations with our thoughtful tips to elevate your romantic escape and make it truly special.