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April 11, 2024updated Apr 24, 2024

The Best Spas in Los Angeles

Elite Traveler picks LA spas that offer the best health and wellness treatments in the city.

By Elite Traveler

With its golden sandy beaches, gourmet restaurants and high-end boutiques, there is always something to do in Los Angeles. But when it all gets too much and you need to slow right down, the City of Angels is also home to an incredible array of relaxing spas.

This is, after all, the home of Hollywood where it feels like a new juice bar or fitness studio crops up almost every week. Catering to a star-studded clientele, you can rely on LA’s wellness centers to offer all the latest treatments from lymphatic facial massages to cold plunge therapy.

With so much choice it can be tricky deciding where to begin. To help, we’ve curated a list of the eight best spas in Los Angeles that offer the very best health and wellness experiences in the city.

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Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa

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The spa has long been famous for its natural hot spring mineral baths / ©Glen Ivy Spa

Founded in 1860, the Glen Ivy Spa has over 150 years’ experience and has long been famous for its natural hot spring mineral baths. Now, this retreat now offers so much more. You can experience full-body moisturizing in the Grotto, a therapeutic mud bath in Club Mud, relaxing massages and a full range of beauty treatments. Select from meditation sessions, art classes, workshops and concerts, as well as healthy cuisine served at Ivy Kitchen.

For a dewy glow, book the Radiant Results Solution – an intensive triple-action facial to correct dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa

Beverly Hills Hotel Spa treatment room
One of the splendidly appointed couples’ suites / ©The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa

This gorgeous spa at the Beverly Hills Hotel features luxurious treatments to help you destress, rejuvenate and pamper yourself with age-defying science and skincare expertise. Remedies like the Pure Gold Radiance Facial and a Diamond Body Treatment can be enjoyed in six treatment rooms that include two splendidly appointed couples’ suites.

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The Platinum Rare facial is a unique 90-minute treatment designed to lock in moisture and protect from aging cellular damage. A La Prairie aesthetician and massage therapist simultaneously work on your face and hands and feet to renew you from head to toe.

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Spa at Peninsula Beverly Hills

Spa at Peninsula Beverly Hills / ©Peninsula Beverly Hills

Located on the roof garden of the hotel, the spa offers luxurious treatments to calm body and mind. The seven treatment rooms are equipped with the latest electronic massage beds and can provide a wide range of modern pampering.

Opt for the spa’s signature treatment from MBR, The Best and Ultimate Liquid Surgery Rejuvenation. This non-invasive facial treatment is 120 minutes of pure bliss. Light therapy and MBR products with medical ingredients (such as anti-aging peptide called FibroBoost Complex) will make your skin look rejuvenated. Collagen and elastin fibers are strengthened for a more youthful appearance.

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Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles hotel
Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles / ©Four Seasons

This relaxing sanctuary offers a wide variety of exclusive spa treatments, including one that cannot be found anywhere else in the city (the Four Seasons Swe-Thai). With a luxurious atmosphere, the indulgent spa treatments are carried out in eight indoor treatment rooms or in poolside cabanas by a seasoned team of therapists. Treatments include massages, bath rituals and facials, and salon services include a full range of manicures, pedicures and waxing.

The exclusive Cabana Packages are the most luxurious way to enjoy the spa, with the most opulent choice being The Relax Like the Stars package that includes a cabana rental, complimentary sunglasses, two 50-minute spa treatments, a wellness lunch and pressed juice. For a body treatment, try the Inner Peace Immersion developed to restore positive energy with an all-over scrub and water ritual.

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The Maybourne, Beverly Hills

The 20,000 sq ft spa is an expansive oasis for relaxation in LA / ©The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Spanning 20,000 sq ft, Spa at The Maybourne Beverly Hills is an expansive oasis for relaxation in LA. The spa is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center with Woodway treadmills, Peloton bikes, Technogym elliptical trainers and dumbbells by Pent.

There’s also an array of new treatments available, including the Uma detox facial and Dr. Barbara Sturm sculpt and tone massage which helps reduce fluid retention, increase blood circulation and minimize cellulite.

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Larchmont Sanctuary Spa

In historic Larchmont Village, this indoor-outdoor boutique spa sits in place of a 100-year-old home. The site has been blessed by nine Tibetan monks from the Garden Shartse Monastery to achieve a spiritual environment of ultimate tranquility. With the feel of a garden temple, the spa offers treatments that blend Eastern and Western philosophies utilizing products that are free of chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances and are cruelty-free.

Signature treatments include the 110-minute Illuminating Body Detox Treatment: a three-step full-body experience that features a detoxifying scalp massage and foot massage with a Himalayan salt scrub, followed by a Hungarian Moor mud wrap and completed by a Shea butter creme to stimulate the lymphatic system and release toxins.

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

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The 8,000 sq ft sanctuary boasts nine treatment rooms / ©The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Spa makes the ultimate luxury spa experience. The 8,000 sq ft sanctuary boasts nine treatment rooms that evoke classic Hollywood glamour. The spa features eucalyptus steam rooms, cold plunge showers, a couple’s suite and a full-service hair salon. For an urban twist on the traditional farm-to-spa experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles Spa offers the Garden to Glamorous spa program, featuring treatment ingredients harvested from the hotel’s own rooftop garden.

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Ciel Spa, SLS Beverly Hills, a Luxury Collection Hotel

A white-on-white, Philippe Starck-designed oasis, this sumptuous spa is the ultimate in luxury and is fully equipped with all the latest technology. Five treatment rooms, herbal saunas, custom-designed massage beds outfitted with music therapy technology and scrumptious finger food prepared by chef José Andrés are enough to spoil the most experienced spa-goer. There is also a registered master barber on-site and the spa offers a range of bridal packages. Visitors are able to use the 24-hour fitness center, which includes Technogym equipment, and they have access to the altitude pool deck.

Book the Ultimate Detox package which includes Biologique Recherche’s Algae Detox Treatment to relax the muscles and improve microcirculation, followed by a 90-minute lymphatic drainage massage to promote oxygenation and circulatory functions. The final treatment is a Pearl Wellness Ultimate Anti-oxidant IV Therapy to replenish the body with essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and other natural organic compounds.

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