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Planning a quickie escape this Valentine's Day? Nothing says steamy quite like a souped-up hotel bathroom with all the sexy trimmings: Think tubs for two, outdoor showers, and blissful bath amenities. Here, seven sweet retreats where you two can get busy beyond the bedroom.
Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii
Skip sex on the beach: Most ground-floor rooms at this Big Island beauty, where Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green said "I do," come with super-private outdoor showers made of black lava rock. Pick up oils and lotions mixed with local materials (Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, Hawaiian sea salt) at the spa for an extra-sensual experience. From $625 (low season) and $795 (high season); fourseasons.com.
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Bardessono, Napa Valley, California
You don't have to be a wine lover to fall for a Steam Spa Suite at this Napa newbie. Each palatial pad sports an outdoor shower, a champagne tub (complete with bubbles), and a massage table, should you want to de-stress in total seclusion. From $450 (low season) and $550 (high season); bardessono.com.
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Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona
Get your tiki and cocktail on at Trader Vic's before heading up to your executive suite at this retro-cool midcentury-modern hotel. We flipped over the massive, round tubs—strategically placed next to the bed—and their overhead blue "mood lighting," designed to turn you on when all the other lights are off. From $259 (low season) and $439 (high season); hotelvalleyho.com.
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Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah
Every inch of this sleek desert oasis oozes sexy, but we're particularly attracted to each suite's deep baths. Why not check out the dry (and, ahem, deserted) landscape of dunes, mesas, and plateaus while getting wet? Doubles from $850 (low season) and $1,000 (high season); amanresorts.com.
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The Standard, New York City
Nothing standard about these digs: Some rooms rock peekaboo showers—perfect for spying on your sweetie—while others flaunt freestanding tubs from which you can admire another hottie (the Big Apple!) from your floor-to-ceiling windows. Doubles from $265 (year-round); standardhotels.com.
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Mondrian South Beach
Only in SoBe would your sprawling shower come with a glittering chandelier and an electric blue Marcel Wanders–designed wall mural, worthy of any nightclub. Throw in deluxe Malin+Goetz shampoos and gels, and it's positively a party. Doubles from $195 (low season) and $495 (high season); mondrian-miami.com.
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Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Couple-y love rules in the Palomar's spa rooms: Slip-on your tiger-print robes (meow!), then slip 'em off for a hot soak in your ginormous Fuji tub, which has more jets than a 747. Oh, and go ahead and sneak some of the luxe Etro amenities home with absolutely zero guilt. From $279 (low season) and $499 (high season); kimptonhotels.com.
—Jacqui Gifford, BRIDES magazine