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A multi-course dinner for two — with wine — is likely to cost upwards of $180 on Valentine’s Day. What’s worse is that the experience will likely only last a couple hours and you are your beloved will be smushed between other couples in a bustling and hectic restaurant.

Why go through all that hassle when, for the same price as dinner, you could have a one-night staycation?

For those considering a hotel stay instead, HotelTonight has selected several options from around the country that cost less than a dinner for two.

In Los Angeles, The Garland hotel is available from $158 per night. Located in North Hollywood, the retro hotel is in close proximity to movie studios and even offers a free shuttle to Universal Studios.

Travelers looking for a getaway in New York City can opt for the newly-opened James New York NoMad (at $140 per night) or hop across the bridge to Brooklyn and The Williamsburg Hotel (from $165 per night).

Boston folk can book a night at The Verb for $110. The boutique hotel has a music theme for those who wish to sing love songs through the night.

Reasonably priced, stylish hotel options abound in Chicago, like the sleek Thompson Chicago (available at $134) or trendy Freehand Chicago (at $74).

The luxurious, four-star San Francisco hotel The Marker is available for $183 on Valentine’s Day.

Book a night at Seattle’s Pan Pacific Hotel for $142 for a view to rival that from “Frasier.” Or escape to warmth at the Hotel Republic in San Diego for $153.

No matter where you go, a private hotel room is endlessly more romantic than a rushed dinner. Choose wisely.