So you are trying to surprise the one you love with a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway? Well, you are certainly not alone. This year, Valentine’s Day will coincide with the three-day President’s Day holiday weekend, February 13 -16, so the weekend is sure to be a busy one in Monterey. Don’t let that scare you away though, because there is still time to book a room at one of Monterey’s most romantic hotels. Just be prepared to spend a little extra and know that you will likely need to commit to a two or three night stay. One of the most romantic hotels in Monterey, the Spindrift Inn, is located on a small strip of beachfront along Cannery Row. While the hotel is set right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Cannery Row’s tourist attractions like the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, you will feel worlds away from the chaos once you step inside the intimate lobby with soaring ceilings and a large wood burning fireplace. The Spindrift Inn has just 45 rooms, so you’ll be assured that the hotel staff can attentively see to your special requests. Many small extras like nightly turn down service, fluffy feather beds, in-room breakfast presented on a fine china, and real wood burning fireplaces score high marks on the romance scale. And the views of the bay are truly some of the best in the area. You can crank open the windows and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf crashing right below the hotel. The best restaurants in town fill up quickly, so you should definitely make your Valentine’s Day dinner reservations now. While you are at it, you should book all of your dining reservations for this busy holiday weekend now. There are many great choices withing walking distance and the hotel valet, concierge and resrevations agents will gladly help you choose the perfect dining spot. Have other ideas or plans for a romantic Valentine’s Day in Monterey? Share your comments here and be sure to have a happy Valentine’s Day!