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The Scarlet Huntington Hotel

The best hotel spas in San Francisco

Check in for a relaxing massage, an indulgent mani-pedi or a luxe facial at these chic hotel spas in San Francisco.

By Daisy Barringer

There’s nothing quite like a relaxing spa day in a luxury hotel. Fluffy robes, a glass of champagne, a peaceful vibe and relaxing treatments are a lavish, but effective way to further your journey towards tranquility. Whether you’re visiting the Bay Area or just need a quick escape from the chaos of the city, these hotel spas in San Francisco will melt your stress away and leave you feeling relaxed and radiant.

Best spa hotels in San Francisco

The Scarlet Huntington
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1. The Scarlet Huntington

Hotels Lower Nob Hill

The Nob Hill Spa at the Scarlet Huntington Hotel may very well be the best hotel spa in all of San Francisco. The three-level sanctuary has an indoor pool and whirlpool, skyline views, saunas, steam rooms, 10 treatment rooms, a tranquil Zen room, and fireplace lounge. Choose from massage therapies, body treatments, facials, waxing, nail care, as well as select services specifically for gentlemen. Plan to spend some time relaxing poolside while enjoying lighter fare and a great selection of wine.

Cavallo Point
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2. Cavallo Point

Hotels Boutique hotels

The 11,000 square foot Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point offers a range of treatments and services from massage to meditation, as well as a heated outdoor meditation pool, gorgeous garden, jacuzzis and steam rooms and a Tea Bar. Plus, you can get 20% off any treatment if you go Monday through Thursday.

St. Regis San Francisco
Photograph: Courtesy St. Regis San Francisco

3. The St. Regis San Francisco

Hotels Yerba Buena

The incredibly luxurious 9,000 sq. ft. Remède Spa includes an indoor salt-water infinity pool with views of the city, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and a range of treatments, including couples massages. Opt for the 7x7 Hot Oil Massage, which uses seven essential oils inspired by the city and plants that are native to it. Plus, you get a glass of champagne upon arrival.

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

4. Four Seasons

Hotels Tenderloin

Hotel guests have access to Equinox Sports Club’s 127,000 square feet of fitness resources, sunlit junior Olympic swimming pool, as well as the spa which offers facials, massages, body treatments, and waxing. Custom-tailored massages are available for athletes of all levels looking to take care of their muscles and enhance their performance.

Hotel Vitale
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5. Hotel Vitale

Hotels Spa hotels SoMa

This intimate (read: small) penthouse-level spa has the best views in the hotel, and offers a variety of treatments including couples massages and scrubs, but the most popular service by far is The Signature Bathing Ritual, where guests relax in their personal infinity soaking tub hidden in the outdoor roof garden. It's very private and romantic and the 50-minute soak includes a bottle of Prosecco.

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
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6. Ritz-Carlton

Hotels Chinatown

The Mediterranean-inspired Spa L’Occitane by the Bay is a 6,200 square feet sanctuary where guests can choose from over 30 services that highlight L’Occitane’s best products, including anti-aging treatments and add-on area-focused treatments.

Hotel room with one bed
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7. Fairmont

Hotels Chain hotels Nob Hill

The Live Fit Gym & Wellness Spa is perfect for working out and/or relaxing. The space is extremely clean and spa guests can take advantage of the gym locker room’s saunas and steam rooms. The treatment menu is small, but has a little bit of everything, including a variety of massages and facials, as well as chiropractic care and acupuncture, all provided by exceptional therapists.

Claremont Club & Spa

8. Claremont Club & Spa

Just a few miles outside of San Francisco is one of the Bay’s most luxurious spas. There are over 30 luxurious treatment rooms, a full-service hair and nail salon, eucalyptus steam rooms, saline whirlpools, Swiss Therapy showers, and stunning views of the San Francisco skyline. In order to gain all-day access to the three outdoor heated saline swimming pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, and workout facilities, book a half- or full-day spa package which includes a healthy lunch.

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa

9. Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa

This boutique hotel is just over the Golden Gate Bridge and offers a clean, cozy spa with steam rooms, as well as a lovely waiting room with chaise lounges and warm blankets. There’s a good selection of treatments, including body therapies, skin therapies, and massage with a focus on the restorative power of water therapy.


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