Looking for a great place to relax? There’s no need to go on a weekend getaway with these spas in NYC here to help you chill out! There’s nothing better than slipping on a warm, fluffy robe right before a massage, invigorating body scrub or a Turkish hammam offered at swanky, but affordable, resorts in the city. And if you’re in need of tips from skin-care experts—you know, to boost your glow factor—Gotham is chock-full of spots that specialize in facials. From the best best hotels in NYC to downtown hot spots, we’ve narrowed down our list to 20 of the best spas in NYC. These experts will scrub, soak and steam the stress right out of you.
Best spas in NYC
Yes, the brand is known for its extensive line of skin-care products, but you can also book a pampering sesh at any of the three Bliss Spa locations for a price that won’t destroy your soul. Bliss’s hot salt-scrub treatment features a shoulder-to-shin rubdown with self-heating rosemary and eucalyptus oil, followed by a warm Vichy shower (a shower with 5–7 heads that pours water over you while you’re laying down) to reveal smooth, hydrated and polished skin (45 mins $125).
Elizabeth Arden’s welcoming spa environment encourages you to spend the day trying out the extensive menu of services—as if we needed much encouragement to begin with. From facials ($45–$255), massages ($80–$250), haircuts ($25–$140) and color ($45–$210) to makeup applications ($65–$350) and nail care ($20–$100) head to any NYC location for a day of luxury. Our favorite services include oxygen-infusion facials (50mins, $255), cream-and-sugar exfoliating body scrubs (50mins, $120) and silky hydrating milk baths (25mins, $45).
In Turkey, a personalized hammam is pretty unheard of (bathhouses are a social, salubrious experience). But at The Spa in Trump Soho, you’ll receive a heated, beautifully tiled bath all to yourself. Your “Hammam Attache” will give you the scrubdown of your life using an exfoliating mitt, followed by a dramatic, lather-filled cleansing with castile-coconut soap and endless pans of hot water poured over you—all while you lie on a heated marble bench (45mins $175, weekends $190).
The first Vinothérapie outpost in the U.S., this spa harnesses the antioxidant power of grapes and vine leaves. The 8,000-square-foot facility in the Plaza offers such treatments as a Red Vine bath (25 minutes, $75) in one of its cherrywood "barrel" tubs, but the spa is best known for its grand facial treatment (50 minutes, $205). After your service, relax in the wine lounge, which offers artisanal tipples from its French vineyard, cheeses and foie gras.
Take a break from the boardroom at this luxurious Financial District oasis. The contemporary haven for harried New Yorkers features sea-foam glass walls and dark oak floors, and guests are welcomed with free copies of The Wall Street Journal. The spa offers services like 15-minute “shares” (slivers of full-body services) for $35 and “stocks” (more time-intensive packages for varying prices). Clients gave you a migraine? Relax with soothing scalp treatments ($35 for 15 minutes). All treatments come with complimentary suit steaming and shoe shines to keep you looking sharp on the job.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting Haven Spa’s new makeover reveal, and now that the comfy-chic remodel is complete, we’re psyched the joint upped its treatment menu by adding a blow-dry bar ($45) and a very cozy mani-pedi station, where you can get your fingernails ($10 to $36) and toes ($15 to $46) painted at the same time. There’s new body treatments like the, er, Bitch massage ($140, 60mins), which is said to soothe and relax your mind and body while alleviating PMS symptoms with particular strokes and oils. And, dudes, there’s a Boot Camp facial ($130), that deeply cleans your face and removes the toxins from your last bar crawl.
This balmy cold-weather combo is a step up from a basic massage. Inside the Waldorf Astoria, the Guerlain Spa offers a Winter Warm-Up service, which includes a hot-towel massage that uses moisturizing essential oils, softens tense tissue and soothes wind-stripped skin (50mins $195). Or opt for the Urban Island Escape, featuring a warm coconut-honey toning body mask, an exfoliating sugar glow scrub and a rejuvenating massage followed by a warm rain-shower rinse (for a tropical feeling). Your dry, parched skin needs this as much as your muscles do (80mins $325).
Based on the theory that water brings health, this Noho mainstay is outfitted with a popular water lounge that boasts subterranean pools, saunas, steam rooms and a three-and-a-half-story waterfall. Enjoy the serenity of the 15,000-square-foot paradise while getting a haircut ($90 and up), or treat yourself to a Coconut Paradise Manicure ($40). Access to the water lounge is complimentary with services over $100, or a three-hour pass is available for $50.
This luxurious, intimate oasis is designed to make you feel like you’re lounging in your own living space. Guests are greeted with a ginger-and-neroli–infused hand cloth and heated herbal neck pillow, and a botanical tasting bar serves treats to complement your service. Splurge on the Reparative Caviar and Oxygen Quench facial ($325 for 90 minutes), or indulge in a signature massage ($175 for 60 minutes), which combines deep-tissue, Swedish and shiatsu techniques customized to your needs. Manicures ($35), pedicures ($65) and waxing services ($20–$125) are also available. Stick around for the daily 5pm champagne pour, and enjoy seasonal access to the private roof garden.
This Spanish import aims to bring the traditional bath experience to New York with the first overseas location of its luxury bathhouse minichain. The basement level of the gigantic three-story space houses the spacious, open room of baths, which consist of hot, cold, saltwater and multijet pools alongside steam and hot-stone rooms where you can lounge for up to two hours ($75); up the ante by adding on a 15-to-60-minute massage ($10–$65). You can also book an ultra-luxe ritual treatment ($450), which begins with a private 30-minute bath infused with red wine, olive oil or cava, followed by a 30-minute facial, a 60-minute four-hand massage and an hour-long dip in the thermal public baths.