They say the setting ignites the mood, which in turn can create a spark, and then maybe an inferno.
Here are five romantic room options to consider when thinking of ways to create those Valentine’s Day fireworks.
The Casablanca Suite at El Morocco Inn and Spa – Since the entire El Morocco is a romantic dream, it's not hard to see why this room with a view makes the list. Beautiful shades of blue come together in ornate fabric patterns which contrast with the soft flow of the translucent curtains and canopy that envelops the bed. A dip in the mineral water pool and spa, yoga in the sultan's tent and a journey to the onsite spa should tempt you greatly. Oh and don't forget the add -on packages of Veuve Cliquot, wine, chocolate strawberries, and roses if you're so inclined.
El Morocco Inn and Spa, 66810 4th St., Desert Hot Springs, 760.288.2527, www.elmoroccoinn.com
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A jacuzzi sits right outside the bedroom.
The Fountain Hacienda at the San Giuliano – Hide message candy hearts for your lover to find on your private, spacious lawn. Enjoy a bronze fountain, a shady veranda, and your own personal outdoor hot tub just beyond the French doors of the bedroom and a private entrance. They all add to the romance of the property's premier, 2,000 square foot apartment suite, complete with its own living room and a bold red interior, perfect for enhancing that Valentine's Day ardour.
San Giuliano Hotel, 375 W Arenas Road, Palm Springs, 760.325.7100, www.sangiulianohotel.com
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Candles, wine and a quiet outdoor tub for two under the twilight at Villa 1 at The Andalusian Court.
Villa 1 at Andalusian Court – The Andalusian Court is a fairytale world of stained glass and wishing wells. Villa 1 makes use of all the amenities of this picturesque world to create an amorous reverie. An outdoor hot tub sits amid candles, under the palms and oleander. Stone, spanish tile and pastel earth tones and reds in the bedroom are softly lit by a metallic rose table lamp. A full kitchen can make a sumptuous meal for two so you can spend the evening in. As it should be.
The Andalusian Court, 458 W. Arenas Road, Palm Springs, 760.323.9980, www.theandalusiancourt.com
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Love in the space where the amorous “It Happened One Night” was written – The Capra Suite at La Quinta Resort and Club.
The Capra Room at La Quinta Resort and Club – A Valentine's Day for movie buffs. It Happened One Night, the legendary romance starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, was directed by Frank Capra, who wrote several famous scripts in this very room. Featuring the old world charm of La Quinta Resort, the Capra Room boasts a wood-burning fireplace, a beautiful sitting room, and the famed director's personal desk. This most historical of Coachella Valley's resorts offers sumptuous flower-filled gardens that create an unforgettable romantic mystique.
La Quinta Resort and Club, 49499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, 760.564.4111, www.laquintaresort.com
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The fun and modern Valentine's Day at Room 8 at the Desert Riviera promises to be attentive to every detail.
Room 8 at the Desert Riviera – Valentine's Day at Desert Riviera has a playful, fun feel. Modernist, with a very sociable clientele, this gem offers true style. Room 8 is an upbeat yellow with Desert Riviera's classic modern accents and luxuries. The outdoor natural gas BBQ is perfect for preparing dinner and lounging with drinks at the quiet pool. Ride a tandem cruiser bike together. Desert Riviera knows what it takes to create a relaxing, romantic and memorable sojourn, especially on Valentine's Day.
Desert Riviera, 610 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760.327.5314, www.desertrivierahotel.com
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