Valentine's Day's only a few days away, but you've got time to book a New York City romantic package for a price you'll love at the intimate Casablanca Hotel, Library Hotel, Hotel Giraffe, or Hotel Elysée, with complimentary extras like rose petals on your bed and a bottle of Prosecco.
Inspired by the most romantic movie ever, Casablanca Hotel offers 20 percent off its Best Flexible Rates, plus a complimentary "Romantic Rendezvous" package -- rose petal turn-down service; chilled bottle of Prosecco; and fresh chocolate-covered strawberries, any night from Feb. 10 to 15. Rates start from $199 per night.
Its other romantic packages include "A Kiss Is Just A Kiss" and "Here's Looking at You, Kid!". For package details at this Morocco-comes-to Manhattan hotel, 147 West 43rd Street, near Times Square, click here, http://www.casablancahotel.com/offers.html
For lovers, and certainly book lovers, the Library Hotel offers a "Sweet Romance" package now through Feb. 28 -- a copy of "The Art of Kissing" by William Cane; tickets for two to ice skate at Bryant Park's Citi Pond; Prosecco; rose petals on your bed; assorted macarons (no mere macaroons, nor Proust's fave madeleines) from Bouchon Bakery; plus a Poetry Garden rooftop terrace.
Each of the ten guest room floors is dedicated to one of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System. Example: Eighth floor is "Literature", (and Room 800.001 is "Erotic Literature").
The Library Hotel, 299 Madison Avenue at 41st Street, no surprise, is very near the New York City Public Library. "Book lovers never go to bed alone," notes the hotel that also offers a "Book Lover's Deal". Rates start at $339 per night, based upon availability. For package details, click here, http://www.libraryhotel.com/offers.html
The Hotel Elysée, former home of many mega stars, offers an "Indulge & Delight" package Feb. 7 through Feb. 18. It includes step-by-step massage instructions; massage oil: a Spa Sounds CD; and macarons.
The hotel's former residents have included Joe DiMaggio, (whose 274-day marriage to Marilyn Monroe was no harbinger for your relationship); Tennessee Williams (nor is there any similarity between you two and the threesome Steeelllaaa/Stanley/Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire"); diva de la divas Maria Callas (ditto regarding her relationship with Aristotle Onassis, before and during his marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis).
A filming site for a "Sex and The City" movie, Hotel Giraffe offers a "Have Your Cake and Eat It Too" package that includes a chocolate mousse mini-cake from Carlo's Bakery. Rates start from $288 per night for the night of Feb. 14th only. And guests who leave a valentine on the Hotel Giraffe's Facebook page before their Feb. 14th stay will receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco upon check-in.
To quote "The Dream Merchants" author Harold Robbins, former Hotel Elysée resident who once said "I'm the best around", these last-minute Valentine's packages are some of the best around Manhattan.
And just as Humphrey told Ingrid in "Casablanca", "We'll always have Paris" -- you can tell your valentine, "We'll always have New York."