DOUBLE THE ROMANCE: Most hotels, if they're going to post a Februaryish, frou-frou offer, do it once. One romance package, and out. But The Claremont in Berkeley has two different lovey-dovey deals going, Love is in the Air and Be My Valentine. The second package is only being offered on the big holiday itself, while Love is in the Air is available through June 30, 2011. Each have their own vibe, but sparkling adult beverages are a common denominator. So. Yum.
ALSO: The hotel is staging a Valentine's concert on Feb. 11, and there are Valentine's-y haps, like a prix fixe dinner at on-property restaurant Meritage. Also, there's a "Valentine's Signature Spa Experience for Two" listed, and listed below that are the words "Chocolate Manicure." Let those roll around in your noggin for a bit. The dinner and spa packages are separate from the stay-over deals listed above, as is the concert, but the upshot is you have your choices, when it comes to V-Day-ing it at a historic hotel.