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The 13 best spa hotels in NYC

In the mood to treat yourself? Soak up all the decadence your body can handle at NYC’s top spa hotels

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Danielle Goldstein
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Annalise Mantz
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Lola Christina Alao
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Alex Floyd-Douglass
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Jennifer Banful
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For a restful trip to the city that never sleeps, you have to book a room in one of the most luxurious spa hotels in New York City. While there’s no shortage of ways to amuse yourself in the Big Apple – from the finest Broadway shows to NYC street fairs – Manhattan isn’t exactly known for its zen-like atmosphere. And after a day of exploring, what’s better than stepping out of your walking shoes and into slippers and a fluffy robe, primed for a day of pampering? Luckily, Gotham is chock-full of spa hotels that will melt – as well as scrub, buff, and steam –  away a hectic New York day.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines. 

Best NYC spa hotels

1. Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad

Go downstairs to find The Ritz-Carlton’s lavish spa. One of New York’s newest spa hotels, it’s subterranean treatment center has eight treatment rooms including a couple’s suite, separate relaxation lounges, experience showers, saunas, and steam rooms. Treatments are personalized and proudly holistic and include offerings like Rose Quartz Remedy facials and Himalayan salt stone massages. Push the boat out by treating yourself to a stay in one of the calm rooms full of neutral tones and natural textures, and even a seat at the hotel restaurant headed up by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés. 

Mood? Holistic treatments in a cool subterranean calm. 
Location perks? Right in the heart of the city in Madison Square Park.
Budget range? A treat spot.

2. Casa Cipriani

With stunning views over New York from its outdoor terrace, this spa hotel in NYC is one to remember. Casa Cipriani offers guests an array of spa treatments and wellness activities along with a fitness center for those wanting to get a workout in on their trip. The hotel also has an on-site bar and restaurant if you're not up for eating out out and there's a 24-hour desk in case you arrive early – or late. Rooms are equipped with a desk, TV, and a coffee machine, while certain rooms have balconies – all rooms come with a minibar, in case you get peckish. 

Mood? Luxurious spa weekend. 
Location perks? Live your best life like the Wolf of Wall Street.
Budget range? Expensive but worth it.

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Formerly based in what is arguably NYC's most famous fancy hotel, the Guerlain Spa had to find equally as opulent surrounds to move into when the Waldorf Astoria closed for refurbishment back in 2017. The Plaza was a likely candidate, so patrons can continue to enjoy uber-luxury, such as the spa’s signature two-masseuse, four-hand Imperial Relaxing Massage, and the Abeille Royale Honey Repair, which utilizes honey concentrate harvested from Guerlain’s bees – raised on the French island of Ouessant no less – to see to fine lines.

Mood? Next-level opulence.
Location perks? On Fifth Ave, what more could you need?
Budget range? Spenny AF.

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Traditional Chinese medicine guides the holistic all-body treatments at this luxe Columbus Circle hotel. East Asian-inspired treatments include body massages with custom-blended essential oils as well as 'time rituals', which tailor experiences according to a body’s specific needs. The Spa also offers a nearly three-hour Thai Yoga Journey that includes a soothing herbal bath, compression massage, and full-body stretching. 

Mood? Luxury vibes all round.
Location perks? On the Upper West Side.
Budget range? As pricey as you'd expect. 

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Up on the 21st floor, the spa at The Peninsula offers a much-needed respite from the hectic pace of New York City life. Maximize your relaxation with a three- or four-hour treatment, like the Escape From the City package, combining a 60-minute exfoliating body wrap, 90-minute holistic massage, and 90-minute facial. Ayurvedic therapies also appear in many of the spa’s offerings. Arrive a full hour before your treatment begins to take advantage of the spa’s sauna, steam rooms, ice fountain, and Asian tea lounge.

Mood? Classic charm.
Location perks? Literally steps from the shops on Fifth Avenue. 
Budget range? Grab the plastic.

The Spa at Lotte New York Palace
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The ilaOnly Spa at Lotte New York Palace is equipped with everything you need to get some breathing space from the fast-paced nature of the city. The signature CBD Energy Boosting Massage will release you from any anxiety and awaken your mind, while the If Skin Could Sleep facial will rebalance your chakras. You can also find a first-class gym here during your stay, where you can use their Peloton bike to get your heartbeat racing and give their app a try where you can track your performance.  

Mood? All-day relaxation.
Location perks? On Madison Avenue. Yep, really. 
Budget range? Mid-range.

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The Greenwich Hotel’s subterranean Shibui Spa is a cozy, cavernous escape from the nearby Financial District. Mimicking the warm, low-lit style of the lobby, the space has all bells and whistles but still manages to not be ostentatious. Stand-out treatments include the Healing Birch massage that utilizes birch, shea, peppermint, and helichrysum oils to reduce inflammation and dry skin; the oil-free traditional Japanese Shiatsu, performed on a traditional tatami floor to stimulate energy flow. End your decadent day with a dip in the heated swimming pool.

Mood? Stunning design. 
Location perks? In the up-and-coming neighborhood of Tribeca. 
Budget range? On the pricier side of life.

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After a day of exploring an ever-hectic Manhattan, treat your body to a bit of downtime in The Langham's classy spa. It's the exact same one as they have in their London hotel – Chuan Body + Soul – and standards are just as high in both. The main inspiration here is taken from Chinese medicine, with a nod to the five elements—fire, earth, metal, water, and wood—not only in the treatments but also in the earthy decor. Relieve muscle tension with the aid of bamboo in the Urban Detox Ritual or take a meditative moment in the Himalayan salt sauna.

Mood? As luxurious as it gets. 
Location perks? Hello Fifth Ave.
Budget range? Pricey, pricey.

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Bamford Haybarn launched at Brooklyn's 1 Hotel in 2017 and boy are we glad they did. Decked throughout in warm, natural wood (there's even what looks like a tree trunk in the lobby), it simply oozes calm. Founded by Carole Bamford, the spa is dedicated to sustainable and holistic living and utilizes its own organic skincare range. You can enjoy a spot of yoga or meditation here, opt for a massage and facial, or book a personal treatment especially tailored to you. Afterward, head up to the rooftop bar, which offers spectacular views of Manhattan. 

Mood? Modern delight.
Location perks? Nestled in Brooklyn, waterfront. 
Budget range? Well priced. 

Unlike most NYC spas, Exhale puts just as much emphasis on high-quality fitness classes as it does on splurge-worthy treatments. In other words, get ready to sweat before sinking into that much-deserved massage or facial. Exhale offers barre, cycling, yoga, and holistic wellness packages; even its spa treatments are fitness-inspired, including the customizable Power Facial that promises to whip sun damage, acne flare-ups, and other skin concerns into shape.

Mood? Glitz and glam.
Location perks? Walking distance from Madison Square Park.
Budget range? Super affordable.

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11. The Marmara Park Avenue

Set yourself up in the heart of Manhattan in this stunning spa hotel in New York City. The Marmara features an on-site wellness center that includes a Turkish hammam, the world's first Somadome meditation pod, indoor pool, and a fitness center – ideal for doing as little or as much exercise as you'd like. As for the room, you'll find an in-room iPad, a flat-screen TV, super comfy beds, and a private bathroom complete with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Visit the on-site lounge for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – or order room service if that's more your vibe. Oh, and there's free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel if you need to answer any pesky emails during your stay. 

Mood? As zen as they come. 
Location perks? Herald Square is just under a 10-minute walk away.
Budget range? Decent price range.

12. Hotel Barrière Fouquet's

Step inside and you'll be transported from the glitzy urban streets of Tribecca straight into the allure of Paris, here at Hotel Barriére Fouquet's. Chic may be an understatement when it comes to these art deo rooms with beautiful pastel interiors reminiscent of a plate of macarons, accompanied by gold trims and vintage decor pieces. Along with a fitness centre and lounge, Barrière Fouquet's has two on-site restaurants, a brasserie and a cozy French vegetarian bistro. But for the ultimate escapism (because that's what you came for after all), swing by the spa, with steam room, sauna and pool. 

Mood? Parisian chic. 
Location perks? A stone's throw from SoHo shopping district where you can indulge in high-end boutiques and cool pop-up stores. 
Budget range?
The hefty price tag is worth the Parisian bliss.

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13. Virgin Hotels New York City, NoMad

Virgin Hotels sure know how to show out when it comes to design. From the lobby all the way to the rooftop, Virgin's delightful interiors set the perfect mood for your stay. Expect bold prints, contemporary wall art, designer furniture and a chic rug or two. Rooms follow suit with lots of interesting design elements, spectacular panoramas of the city and a boatload of space to roam around in. The cherry on top? Well, the exhale spa, of course – A full-service facility, with a zen lounge, hammam, sauna, snow room, salt room and more. 

Mood? The urbanite palace. 
Location perks? Situated close to Madison Square Gardens and the Empire State Building. 
Budget range? A pretty decent cost per night for a four-star. 

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