It’s never too early to think about a romantic holiday getaway (even Valentine’s Day isn’t so distant). Sunny South Beach tempts with Ocean Drive newcomer Hotel Victor. Neighboring the famed Versace mansion, the Miami sophisticate is in a vintage, 1937-built hotel and has 91 rooms that eschew Miami minimalism in favor of lush looks and European élan, right down to its Turkish-bath-based spa. The choicest rooms are poolside with private outdoor showers. Perfect for a couple of lovebirds, your nest starts at a mere $475 per night. Sure, it’s a little pricey. But that’s why they call it a “splurge.” (800) 720-0051, www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com
— Elaine Glusac