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The best spa hotels in Philadelphia

When you’re in need of a little pampering, book a massage or facial at one of the these spa hotels in Philadelphia

Written by
Marissa Stern
Georgia Evans
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Talia Stanton

We all need a little TLC. Some more than others - cough cough, us. So why not go ahead and treat yourself to an overnight stay or weekend break at one of Philly's top spas? We’re talking the whole shebang: deep tissue massages, body wraps, skin-glowing facials, and soaking pools and saunas where you can sit, relax and let all the stress melt away. Ahhh, doesn't that sound nice, what could be better? 

This is your essential list of amazing spa hotels in Philadelphia, many of which are in the perfect location, right in the middle of the city and around beautiful Philadelphia parks, such as Rittenhouse Square, so as soon as you're relaxed and ready to take on the world, it's right there waiting for you. And once you're done exploring the city, head straight in for another foot rub or massage, you'll need it.

Updated for March 2024: We've found another winning venue to add to this list, so naturally, we had to share it immediately. We're talkin' about a property in the clouds with a 57th-floor spa sanctuary complete with one of Philadelphia's most iconic infinity pools. 

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research 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 spa hotels in Philadelphia

  • Hotels
  • Rittenhouse
  • price 4 of 4

This luxury hotel in the heart of Rittenhouse is home to the elegant Library Bar and splurge-worthy rooms overlooking Rittenhouse Square. But you’re here for the spa, right? The onsite Rittenhouse Spa & Club has the full works when it comes to relaxation. Check out treatments like the Quartet Massage which gets not two but four hands up in the mix, or specialized treatments like lip smoothing. The hotel also boasts a fully equipped gym, pool, and hair salon so you can keep the pamper party going. Toting a four-legged friend along? The Rittenhouse Hotel is pet-friendly. Nice!

Mood? Modern luxury.
Location perks? Walking distance to local museums and world-class shops. 
Budget range? On the pricey side. 

Loews Philadelphia

2. Loews Philadelphia

The four-star historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel is located in the heart of the city center and boasts 581 guestrooms, including 12 suites, and 47,000 square feet of function space, with three ballrooms – so plenty of space for you and the gang to take a trip away and relax. The renowned Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon is situated on the fifth floor and offers a variety of facials and massages, as well as unique experiences like the Turkish Bath experience. Plus, there's a salon offering services such as eyelash extensions, blow dries, tanning, and makeup. So hit the town for the nightlife and spend the next morning nursing a hangover with a facial and blow dry. Pampering heaven.  

Mood? History meets contemporary.
Location perks? In the heart of historic Downtown Philly.
Budget range? Very affordable. 

  • Hotels
  • Center City
  • price 4 of 4

Hidden inside the grandeur of the posh Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon offers traditional massages, such as Swedish, deep tissue, and even a Tibetan-influenced one for couples, plus a variety of luxe specialty treatments and enhancements like raindrop therapy infused with essential oils. Other services include facials and a full salon with hair and makeup services so get all scrubbed up before heading down to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to catch a show.

Mood? Stunning design.
Location perks? Steps away from Philadelphia City Hall.
Budget range? Mid-range.

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Rittenhouse
  • price 2 of 4

Also located in the heart of Rittenhouse, this grand hotel with modern accents complementing its early-1920s architecture puts you right in the middle of some of the essential Philadelphia attractions. It also offers the chance to unwind and relax with a massage—without even leaving your room. The hotel offers in-room spa services that are available daily, such as blissful rubdowns incorporating natural and organic products. There’s also a salon in the house and, if you’re traveling with pals, you can have the option to book group spa services like hot-stone revitalizations, neck massages, and foot fatigue reflexology.

Mood? Old world charm.
Location perks? Nestled in the city center.
Budget range? A steal for a central stay.

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Rittenhouse
  • price 3 of 4

There's no better way to end a day shopping on Rittenhouse Row than with a spa day. This modern, Art Deco-style boutique hotel is offering an array of in-room spa services. You've got classics like the 50 to 80-minute massages and head-to-toe skin treatments like a hydrating body wrap. Or, if you really want to go all-out, book into Palomar’s King Spa Suites and One Bedroom Suites, which come with an oversized Fuji soaking tub, allowing you to create your own spa-like experience. The hotel even gives out bath salts for free.

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Parkway Museums
  • price 3 of 4

Art obsessed? You’ll feel right at home at this contemporary hotel that is conveniently close to masterpieces housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation. Take a day off with Spa at the Logan, which offers a jampacked menu of services that includes the knot-busting 80-minute Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage and, for something more relaxing, the Nirvana Stress Relief Massage. There are also skin treatments like the Vitamin C15 Brightening Facial or the Collagen Anti-Aging Facial that should help to turn back time a little.

Mood? Grand on grand.
Location perks? Walking distance from many attractions including the Rocky Steps and the Rodin Museum.
Budget range? Very good value for what's on offer.

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

7. Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

Sitting pretty among Philadelphia's tallest towers, the skyscraping Four Seasons Hotel is catching people's attention for more reasons than just its size. It's located atop a 60-story landmark, and houses restaurants by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and award-winner Greg Vernick. Looking beyond the food and drink, you'll also find an impressive spa sanctuary with an indoor infinity pool. Drop by for massages, facials, or even one of their special treatments. They also offer couples' massages and an exclusive Night Spa experience with complimentary Champagne. 

Mood? On-top-of-the-world luxury. 
Location perks? Surrounded by many parks and museums. 
Budget range? One for that 'YOLO' moment. 

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