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Need a little pampering? Here is our list of the top resort spas in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond. Not only do we focus on the spa treatments, but we take into account the overall environment of the resort and its spa. 

To refine your search and focus exclusively on a specific travel destination, e.g., Napa Valley or Half Moon Bay, please select the desired vacation location from our Destination Explorer and search away!

Big Sur, Carmel & Monterey

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, Monterey

Located over the tranquil Monterey Bay, the state-of-the-art Vista Blue Spa is on the top floor of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. The Spa reflects both comfort and relaxed refinement with treatments geared toward rejuvenating the body, renewing the spirit and reviving the senses. With everything from massages, facials, body wraps, and “signature” treatments such as the Monterey Bay Salt Glow treatment, you will enjoy the finest in spa luxury.

Major rating websites rate Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 4 to 4.6 stars out of 5.

Address: 400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (877) 862-7552

The Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley

A romantic retreat nestled in the idyllic Carmel Valley, amongst sprawling oaks and sun-dappled vineyards. Scents of lavender, rosemary and lemongrass, sounds of bubbling fountains, and the warm breezes from the valley surround this hidden jewel. Steam and sauna rooms, a private outdoor tub and terra cotta walls reflecting the Warming Pool’s shimmering blue images all lend to its award-winning, rustic charm. The Spa nurtures mind, body and spirit with luxurious treatments infused with pure and natural ingredients culled from the ocean, the vineyards and abundant, on-site organic gardens. So whether you seek to relax, renew or reconnect, The Spa at Bernardus Lodge offers an array of distinctive services from vinotherapy to marine-inspired treatments to international traditions, elevating relaxation to an art form.

Major rating websites rate The Bernardus Lodge & Spa 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.

Address: 415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone: (831) 658-3400

The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach.

The Lodge at Pebble Beach invites you to relax, rejuvenate, and revitalize your body and spirit at our 22,000-square-foot, full-service spa and salon, nestled in the heart of Del Monte Forest. Choose from a variety of massages, body scrubs and wraps, water treatments, skin care, nail care, and hair care. Our professional staff is trained to help you select appropriate services and to provide impeccable personalized service for an experience that exceeds your expectations.

Major rating websites rate The Lodge at Pebble Beach 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.

Located in: Pebble Beach Pro Shop
Address: 1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Phone: (831) 574-5606

Ventana Big Sur

Allegria Spa embraces the magical “Essence of Big Sur” through the use of natures healing gifts. All treatments are designed to relax and nurture the body and spirit, and rejuvenate and revitalize subtle energies. Choose from a variety of massages in the privacy of your room, on your deck or in our spa, either by yourself or with your partner. Take the opportunity to lose yourself in the fragrance of wild mountain lavender and other natural botanical essences. Our practitioners are dedicated to providing a sensory experience that offers relaxation and connection where one can find inner peace and sanctity.

Major rating websites rate Ventana Big Sur 4.5 to 4.6 stars out of 5.

Address: 48123 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone: (831) 667-2331

Post Ranch Inn & Spa, Big Sur

Located off Highway One in Big Sur, this Small Luxury Hotel member is a sanctuary suited to all your needs. Rooms offer a rustic elegance with luxury and comfort. Relax by the pools and take in the views of the Ventana mountains, awaken your senses with an in-room massage, spa treatment, or daily yoga classes. Their award-winning Sierra Mar restaurant offers an awe-inspiring setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with stunning views of the Big Sur coast, perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Their spa treatments are designed to relax and revitalize using the healing properties of nature. Begin your journey with a soothing spa treatment, an invigorating private guided hike, taking in a unsurpassed view of the Ventana Double Cones, or an energizing yoga class. Breathe deeply, walk softly, let go – harmonize your body and soul.

Major rating websites rate Post Ranch Inn & Spa 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.

Address: 47900 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone: (831) 667-2200


Half Moon Bay and San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Perched atop a scenic bluff with sweeping coastal vistas, this luxurious Northern California spa resort provides the perfect setting for renewal or reflection – just 30 minutes from San Francisco. Allow the healing power of the sea to ease away tension and leave your body and mind feeling thoroughly refreshed. First, they make the world revolve around you. Then they gently slow it down.

Major rating websites rate The Ritz-Carlton 4.5 to 4.6 stars out of 5.

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 712-7000

Claremont Club & Spa – A Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco

For nearly a century, The Claremont Resort & Spa has drawn its knowledge and expertise from the millions of individuals who have sought their destiny in the Bay Area. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Spa Claremont itself.

Today, area residents and international travelers alike seek refuge from all things taxing within this wonderfully serene setting. Whether enjoyed as a day spa or as a destination retreat, an ever-changing array of options helps to bring mind, body and soul into balance. To discover the peace that a world of knowledge passed down through the generations can provide, indulge your senses at Spa Claremont.

Major rating websites rate the Claremont Club & Spa 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5.

Address: 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: (510) 843-3000

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

Resort at Squaw Creek

The Resort at Squaw Creek offers luxurious Lake Tahoe accommodations with grand picture windows that reveal sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, ancient Ponderosa pine forests, and lush meadows. To complement the spectacular Lake Tahoe outdoor environment, each room and suite presents muted tones and rich textures, which create an inviting ambiance that helps you feel at home here in Squaw Valley.

Major rating websites rate The Resort at Squaw Creek 4 to 5 stars out of 5.

Address: 400 Squaw Creek Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Phone: (530) 412-7034

Mendocino and Fort Bragg

The Elk Cove Inn & Spa

Discover one of the most romantic boutique hotels on the Northern California Coast – 150 miles North of San Francisco; 15 miles south of Mendocino. This one-of-a-kind, ocean view Mendocino Coast bed and breakfast, with luxurious accommodations and European-style Day Spa is totally dedicated to your rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Major rating websites rate The Elk Cove Inn & Spa 4.7 to 5 stars out of 5.

Address: 6300 CA-1, Elk, CA 95432
Phone: (707) 877-3321

Mount Shasta and Shasta Lake

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Napa Valley

The Carneros Inn & Spa,  Napa.

For centuries, people have sought out a tranquil space in nature to capture the healing properties of the earth.  The Carneros Inn, where their gardens overlook the vineyards and farmlands of Carneros, is such a place. That is why they have based many of our spa treatments on the very ingredients inherent to their surroundings. They believe that it takes just the right environment to restore breath and energy to our head, heart and spirit. So bathe in the waters of their Huichica Creek bath, absorb the benefits of our revitalizing body treatments, indulge in a private yoga class, or simply enjoy the pleasure of a good book on your cottage deck. To open yourself to the Spa at The Carneros Inn is to explore your potential for true wellness. Explore what it is to be Carneros.

Major rating websites rate The Carneros Inn & Spa 4 to 4.6 stars out of 5.

Address: 4048 Sonoma Hwy, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 299-4900

Auberge du Soleil & Spa, Rutherford.

Showcasing breathtaking views, Auberge du Soleil is the dream of French restaurateur, Claude Rouas. In 1981, with business partner, Bob Harmon, Rouas opened Napa Valley’s first fine-dining restaurant, designed to reflect a taste of Provence in California wine country. The immediate success prompted the addition of “The Inn of the Sun” five years later. Nestled within a terraced, sun-kissed hillside amid 33-acres of heritage olive and oak trees, the hotel’s 50 contemporary guestrooms and suites, effortlessly blend relaxed sophistication with understated elegance, earning a long-standing reputation as wine country’s most iconic luxury property.

The Auberge Spa is a natural extension of California wine country’s most luxurious country inn, Auberge du Soleil. Built for the exclusive use of the inn’s guests, The Auberge Spa occupies a 7,000 square feet stucco building, overlooking the Napa Valley.  It embraces a nurturing philosophy embodied by a unique menu of body and facial treatments, which utilizes natural ingredients indigenous to the region.

Major rating websites rate Auberge du Soleil & Spa 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.

Address: 180 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone: (800) 348-5406

Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection, Calistoga, CA

A century ago, Calistoga was a town centered around its bubbling natural hot springs and the beautiful weather of the Napa Valley. Today, it’s a bucket-list destination for ardent wine lovers, foodies and wellness seekers for its particularly enviable version of the “good life.” Solage was created to reflect its hometown spirit, drawing visitors as well as area vintners who come here after a day in the vineyards to relax over a glass of wine or a craft cocktail and connect.

Major rating websites rate Solagea 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.

Address: 755 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone: (866) 942-7442

Santa Cruz

Seascape Beach Resort, Aptos

This is one of the best Monterey Bay resort destinations you’ll experience. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding or making family memories, our suites and villas pair the comforts of a beach home with the services and amenities you expect in a luxury resort.

Major rating websites rate Seascape Beach Resort & Spa 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5.

Address: 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: (831) 688-6800

Sonoma Valley

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma

For hundreds of years, ancient thermal mineral waters have graced this site. Today, our resort is proud to be one of the only luxury spa resorts in the country with its own source of thermal mineral water. The Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa hotel pays homage to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, which believed in the axiom ‘Sanitas Per Aquas’.

Major rating websites rate The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa 3.5 to 4.5 stars out of 5. We rate the lodging 3.9 stars and the spa 4.5 stars.

Address: 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 938-9000

MacArthur Place, Sonoma

The Inn is nestled in the heart of the Inn’s fragrant gardens, the Garden Spa at MacArthur Place offers a unique array of treatments based on the fruits, flowers and herbs grown in the gardens at the Inn. The rooms, restaurant, bar and reception have been recently remolded. The spa and pool still has the original, vintage look.

Major rating websites rate MacArthur Place 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5. We rate the lodging 4.7 stars and the spa 4.0 stars.

Address: 29 E MacArthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 938-2929

Yosemite Valley

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Located near Yosemite National Park’s south entrance, Tenaya Lodge is so much more than a hotel. It’s a destination. Their Lodge Rooms offer the comfort you would expect from Four-Diamond Yosemite lodging — deluxe baths, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, mountain charm and access to limitless recreation. Their new Explorer Cabins are inviting two-bedroom cabins that offer both the privacy and the comforts of home in an immersive forest setting, with communal fire pits, a rushing creek and the Explorer Clubhouse.

Major rating websites rate Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite 4 to 4.6 stars out of 5.

Address: 1122 CA-41, Fish Camp, CA 93623
Phone: (559) 683-6555

Reno, NV

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proud to be recognized as a AAA Four Diamond resort – a distinction held by only the most exceptional hotels in the world. Ideally located in the heart of south Reno’s entertainment, dining and shopping district, our luxury hotel rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking incredible views of the city. Whether you’re looking for a fun casino getaway or planning a trip of a lifetime, Atlantis offers something to satisfy every guest.

Their spa was the winner of SpaFinder’s Readers’ Choice award for Best Casino Spa and Forbes Travel Guide.

Major rating websites rate Atlantis Casino Resort Spa 3.5 to 4.5 stars out of 5.

Address: 3800 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 825-4700

Las Vegas, NV

The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian rooms are located in a lively classic Italian setting with fast access to all the action the resort has to offer. Their Palazzo rooms are a more relaxing retreat in a modern Italian setting with an amazing club lounge level option.

Las Vegas – Canyon Ranch SpaClub® is one of the world’s largest day spas, where you can relax, revitalize and savor a setting of tranquility, beauty and joy. It is also one of the most award-winning spas in Las Vegas.

Major rating websites rate The Venetian Las Vegas 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.

Address: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 414-1000


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