PHOTO: Hotel Vitale

San Francisco's 6 Best Hotel Spas

Michele Bigley | January 04, 2018

Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, these hotel spas know how to help you relax. From state-of-the-art facial treatments and couple's massages to soaks and anti-jet lag massages, these retreats treat the body well.


W San Francisco

Why it made the list

Managing to be both fun and relaxing at the same time, the Bliss Spa caters to those who want some whimsy with their relaxing. Watch movies and eat brownies while you mani-pedi. Treatments like the ginger wrap, or the Blissage (their signature massage) keep locals returning.

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The St. Regis San Francisco

Why it made the list

Remede Spa's array of treatments are only bested by the quality of service. This serene environment provides plenty of calm. Swim in the infinity pool, soak in the hot tub, then head to the treatment room for the 7x7 hot oil massage (using 7 different hot oils inspired by the 49 square miles of the city).

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Hotel Vitale

Why it made the list

Quite possibly the most innovative and relaxing treatment in the city, Spa Vitale's Bathing Ritual is worth the splurge. On the roof of of this Embarcadero property, slide into the outdoor lavender-scented bathtub (complete with rose petals), sip bubbly, enjoy some fruit slices, and stare up at the sky through the bamboo fence. After your soak, a short massage really unfurls the muscle tensions.

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InterContinental San Francisco

Why it made the list

This hotel spa is a favorite for locals, who often score deals for treatments online. With a pool and hot tub, sauna and steam room, I-Spa acts as a retreat from urban living. Book a hot stone massage and add on a peppermint foot soak to enhance the experience.

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Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Why it made the list

Serenity is in the forefront at this luxurious Nob Hill spa. Spa L'Occitane by the Bay indulges travelers with anti-jet-lag treatments, and Provencal facial treatments geared towards keeping the skin hydrated.

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The Scarlet Huntington Hotel

Why it made the list

Considered by many the grand dame of hotel spas, the Scarlet Huntington's Nob Hill Spa delivers. The main common area houses a large pool and hot tub, fronted by floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city below. Staff serves small bites and cocktails to guests lazing on lounge chairs. Enjoy some calm under plush blankets in the Quiet Room. For a splurge book the Nirvana treatment, complete with a massage, salt scrub and an ancient Shirodhara third eye treatment.

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