The best way to save money and your sanity on Valentine’s Day is to not celebrate it on Valentine’s Day.
On Friday my girlfriend told me she had a surprise for me. She said we wouldn’t be going home after work. Instead, we would spend the night at the Fairmont Hotel. I wondered if she won the lottery. I love spending time enjoying hotel amenities, who doesn’t?
The last time I priced hotels in Downtown San Jose, rates were in the neighborhood of 300 bucks! She told me she downloaded an app that gets discounts on empty rooms. She got us a night at the Fairmont for $187. We spent the afternoon wearing fancy robes, went to a really delicious dinner and caught a concert. We came to the agreement that this would be our Valentine’s Day.
We got a cheaper room than we would on Valentine’s Day and didn’t need to make reservations for dinner!
Here are the fancy robes.
Here’s the view from our room.