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Lake Austin Spa Resort
Photograph: Terry Vine Photography Lake Austin Spa Resort

Unwind at the best spa hotels in Austin

Find your happy place at the best spa hotels in Austin, where massages, facials and other relaxing services are on the menu

By Erin Kuschner and Time Out contributors
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There's splurging at a stylish boutique hotel in the city—and then there's giving yourself some serious self-care with a stay at one of Austin's best spa hotels. A handful of Austin's best spas are located within these swanky digs, both downtown and on the outskirts of the city, and offer indulgent massages, facials, manicures and more to help you relax. The next time you're deciding on where to stay in Austin, consider one of these hotels that'll have you floating on air.

Best spa hotels in Austin

Lake Austin Spa Resort
Photograph: Terry Vine Photography

1. Lake Austin Spa Resort

5 out of 5 stars
Hotels Spa hotels Greater Austin

With 40 rooms to its name, Lake Austin Spa Resort is an intimate, secluded hotel on the shores of Lake Austin, just 30 minutes from downtown. It's a place to get away from it all when you're in need of some quality self care—like trying one of the resort's 100+ spa treatments, ranging from acupuncture and facials to energy balancing. They have a number of services focusing on Eastern influences (including Thai massage and an Indian Dosha massage), and offer day packages if you can't decide on just one treatment (we wouldn't blame you). 

Four Seasons Spa
Photograph: Peter Vitale

2. Four Seasons Hotel Austin

5 out of 5 stars
Hotels South Congress

Nestled up against the Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trails, the Four Seasons Hotel Austin is a perfect gateway to one of the city’s most iconic natural amenities. The hotel recently went through multi-million dollar renovations, but its spa services remain intact. Known for its unrivaled guest experience, the spa includes revitalizing eucalyptus-infused steam rooms and treatments for both men and women, like the apothecary allergy relief massage (perfect for when cedar fever hits). Stop by on Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm for $50 off any 50-minute service. 

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AWAY Spa
Photograph: Courtesy AWAY Spa

3. W Austin

4 out of 5 stars
Hotels Warehouse District

Located adjacent to the Moody Theater (home of ACL Live), the W serves as a cornerstone of the posh Second Street District. In addition to the Living Room bar—one of the best places in town to make very bad decisions—and the summer rooftop pool parties, the downtown hotel offers their full-service AWAY spa complete with signature massages, body treatments, facials and more. One guest favorite? The “Over the Hills and Far Away”—a detoxifying treatment that begins with a full body dry-brushing, followed by a coconut sugar scrub and detailed parafango treatment and continues with a full body massage. Texas residents should take advantage of the 30% discount on all spa services Monday through Thursday.

Skyline Spa
Photograph: Ethan Tweedie

4. Hilton Austin

4 out of 5 stars
Hotels Chain hotels Convention Center District

If you're in town for an event at the Convention Center, Hilton Austin will likely serve as your homebase. The massive lobby houses a Starbucks, restaurant (Cannon & Belle) and lounge area that serves as a meeting spot for business conferences and family gatherings. But more importantly, the Skyline Spa and Health Club is available as a one-stop-shop for your self-care needs. Try the ultimate hydration facial to firm up your skin, or a hot stone massage that uses basalt river rocks to heat tired muscles. They even have a prenatal relaxation massage option for pregnant mothers.

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Omni Barton Creek Spa & Resort
Photograph: Courtesy Omni Barton Creek Spa & Resort

5. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

4 out of 5 stars
Hotels West Oak Hill

Just around 10 miles outside of the city lies the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, a tranquil hotel made popular for its golf course. There are four different championship courses comprised of challenging holes and scenic views, but if you need a break from practicing your swing, Omni's spa is the next best place to be. From holistic treatments and guided meditations to services like the Texas Two Step (a dry brush scrub coupled with a massage). Check the spa's website to learn more about their seasonal specials.

The Fairmont
Photograph: Courtesy The Fairmont

6. Fairmont Austin

4 out of 5 stars
Hotels Spa hotels Convention Center District

The Fairmont Austin has been a long time in the making, but it finally made its debut in March 2017 and currently stands as the largest hotel in Austin—both in height and capacity. With 1,048 rooms and suites and stunning views of Lady Bird Lake, the hotel houses five restaurants and bars, a pool and a spa, which includes nine treament rooms, a soaking pool, a eucalyptus steam grotto and a European dry heat sauna. Just landed after a long trip? Try the Jetsetter Recovery Massage that starts with an invigorating foot scrub.

 

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