The best spas in NYC

These are the best spas in NYC, from hot saunas to cold pools and everything else in between. Go ahead and relax!

It’s no secret that New Yorkers are stressed, but when it comes to unwinding, we’re pretty competitive about that too—that’s where the best spas in NYC come in. The city boasts some of the most luxurious spas in the country, but affordable spa treatments also abound. So, take advantage of your New York staycations or get inspired with birthday party ideas in NYC and book yourself a treatment at one of our favorite New York City spas.
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Aire Ancient Baths
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Aire Ancient Baths
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This Spanish import aims to bring the traditional bath experience to New York with the first overseas location of its luxury bathhouse mini-chain. The basement level of the gigantic three-story space houses the spacious, open room of baths, which consist of hot, cold, saltwater and multi-jet pools alongside steam and hot-stone rooms.
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Hotels, Boutique hotels
Greenwich Hotel
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This Tribeca spa certainly wins for most impressive interior: The swimming pool is actually inside a 250-year-old bamboo farmhouse that was reconstructed inside the hotel. The services are no less luxurious; the traditional shiatsu massage is performed on a tatami mattress, and the room even features a private bathing tub.
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Guerlain Spa
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Guerlain Spa at the Plaza Hotel
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You'll forget that you're even in Manhattan within moments of entering this peaceful, opulent spa, which moved from the Waldorf Astoria to the Plaza in 2017. With complimentary champagne, walls of flowers and 6,500 feet of silence, the state-of-the art facility will cool down even the most frantic of New Yorkers. The treatments are certainly more souped-up than ever: With an hour-long Black Orchid facial that helps the skin repair its own wrinkles ($260); a comprehensive, two-hour Body Lift massage in the scent of your choice with an included face mask ($480) and many more. Each treatment includes a “Spa Au Revoir” service, which includes your pick of a makeup retouch, garment steaming or shoe shine; and guests have access to the hotel's well-stocked gym. Time seems to stop in this stunning new space; set an alarm or you may conveniently keep forgetting to leave. 
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Bamford Haybarn Spa
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Bamford Haybarn Spa
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Tucked away in an otherwise stark neighborhood, this stunning new spa offers an embarrassment of riches to guests of all genders, with customized facials, acupressure, massages and more. Before your treatment, you can enjoy fruit and snacks in a plush waiting room, then speak with your specialist. The signature facial ($235) involves a skincare consultation and facial reflexology that will leave you feeling radiant; and the sugar polish ($175) will leave you feeling smoother than ever. The best treat are the Bamford products on sale, like the irresistible Edition 1 Hand and Body Soap ($45). You're about to become an addict.
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Great Jones Spa
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Great Jones Spa
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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. Spa services run the gamut from facials to massages, but all products used are plant- or marine-based.
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Cornelia Spa at the Surrey
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This luxurious, intimate oasis at New York's only Relais & Chateaux hotel is designed to make you feel like you're lounging in your own living space. Each service starts with an amuse-bouche tasting, plus time to decompress in their cozy library. Therapists are also dedicated to customizing each treatment depending on your age, diet and emotional dynamics.
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Health and beauty, Spas
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
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Honoring the hotel's Eastern origins, this 14,500-square-foot space contains everything from a tea lounge to a Thai yoga suite with decoration inspired by Buddhist temples. For the ultimate experience, book the 650-square-foot spa suite, complete with dizzying views, a fireplace and double massage beds.
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The Peninsula New York
Hotels, Chain hotels
The Peninsula Spa
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This swanky hotel spa blends Asian, European and Ayurvedic philosophies for services that pamper guests inside and outside. To be truly transported, book the Escape from the City: a four-hour treatment featuring an exfoliating body wrap, a holistic massage,and a remodeling facial.
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Haven Spa
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Haven Spa
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One of downtown's most beloved spas, this spot is especially known for its relaxed and comfortable environment. Only have a lunch break to spare? Book one of the Mini Escapes, which encompass anything from massaging a troublesome muscle knot to clearing your pores, all for 30 minutes.
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oasis day spa
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Oasis Day Spa
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Full-body pampering without breaking the bank is the name of the game at this popular Park Avenue retreat. A dozen different massages are available and special packages for gentlemen, moms-to-be and brides are also on offer, making it a spot that (nearly) every New Yorker can enjoy.
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Health and beauty, Spas
Ohm Spa
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This small, intimate spa focuses primarily on massages, facials and body scrubs, but the staff is best known for personalized attention. Every massage is tailored to your needs, but don't miss the Head-to-Toe Spa combo, which includes any 60-minute massage, any 60-minute facial and a salt scrub for arms and legs.
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Park Hyatt
Hotels, Chain hotels
Spa Nalai
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Nalai means serenity in the language of the Lenape people, the original inhabitants of New York City. And guests will certainly feel calm when they enter this peaceful space on the 25th floor of the Park Hyatt New York. Services here are truly unique: Pre-arrival consultations mean that each treatment is tailored just for you.
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Soho Sanctuary
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This downtown spot distinguishes itself from the crowd with its sheer breadth of services. Not only does it offer therapeutic bodywork and facials, but there's also makeup application and waxing, private classes in yoga and pilates, and more. Make note, though: This haven is for women only.
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Langham Place
Hotels, Boutique hotels
Chuan Body + Soul
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This sleek spa within Langham Place hotel boasts exclusive Kerstin Florian products and a commitment to techniques used by Traditional Chinese Medicine. The most popular treatment is the Chuan Harmony massage, designed to stimulate balance for the mind, body and soul through therapeutic acupressure.
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Photograph: Courtesy Guerlain Spa at the Plaza
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Guerlain Spa
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The mantra at the Plaza hotel's new Guerlain Spa is luxury, sophistication and elegance. Famed for their facial massage techniques, the therapists here are all trained in the precise Guerlain method, which has been around since 1938. While services aren't cheap (facials can go as high as $400), they pride themselves on creating an experience that feels entirely bespoke. Take advantage of the complimentary Spa Au Revoir service—featuring garment steaming and makeup refresher—on your way out as well.
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Hotels, Chain hotels
La Prairie
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The only outpost in the Northeast of the cult skincare spa is at the appropriately lavish Ritz-Carlton hotel on Central Park. Book the 50 Central Park Signature Ritual for the ultimate massage featuring scents derived from the lush greenery just across the street. Bonus: If you buy La Prairie products the same day as your service, you're treated to exclusive offers.
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Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa
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Treatments at this luxe Madison Avenue spot center on the grape: Technicians here are even called vinotherapists. And if you're an oenophile, don't miss the crushed cabernet scrub, which features a rubdown with a polish made from grape seed, honey and brown sugar.
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Bliss Spa
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Bliss Spa
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Yes, the brand is known for its extensive line of skin-care products, but you can also book a pampering session at any of the three Bliss Spa locations in the city. Don't miss the hot salt-scrub treatment, which features a rubdown with self-heating rosemary and eucalyptus oil, followed by a delightful multi-head Vichy shower.
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Red Door Spa
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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. The massages are especially luxurious, with guests given heated neck pillows, scented eye pillows and your choice of aromatherapy oil.
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Health and beauty, Spas
YeloSpa
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This Day-Glo-colored midtown joint takes relaxation a step further with its YeloNap. Take a load off in the zero-gravity Yelo chair, swaddle yourself in cashmere and finish the experience by customizing your aromatherapy and sound settings. For ultimate comfort, you can even add on a reflexology massage.
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Mermaid Spa
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Mermaid Spa
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How do Russians survive the winter? With plenty of steam rooms, dips in ice water and self-flagellation with birch leaves. And you can find all of that and then some at this Brooklyn joint, which features everything from a giant circular Jacuzzi to two ice-water tile pools to an ice sauna.
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Body by Brooklyn
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Health and beauty, Spas
Body by Brooklyn
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This Americanized, upscale take on the traditional Russian bathhouses that dot the borough just might be worthy of the Kings County name. Feel revived by the Turkish steam room, soaking pools, Russian or Swedish saunas, and jacuzzi in the tricked-out wet room.
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