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February 13, 2020updated Sep 08, 2022

The 6 Best Spas in Washington, DC

By Kristen Shirley

After a day of sightseeing in the nation’s capital, it’s time to relax at one of DC’s incredible spas. Inside the city’s top hotels, the history and politics that define DC begin to fade away in favor of calm spa atmospheres.  Whether it’s a luxurious facial or couples’ massage with a loved one, these are our picks of the best spas in Washington, DC.

The Petite Spa at The Jefferson

The Petite Spa at The Jefferson is an exclusive center for renewal and enlightenment. Enticing massages, facials and body treatments employing herbs and botanicals grown in Monticello’s gardens are custom-crafted to fit your treatment of choice. In addition to spa treatments are nail rituals and post-treatment refreshments. The spa’s signature treatments include the Vinotherapy Massage, the Monticello Garden Facial and the Couture Massage.

The Spa at Four Seasons, Washington DC

Immerse yourself in privacy at the Spa at Four Seasons Washington, DC, a chic, urban luxury spa that offers a private steam shower and whirlpool in each of its eight treatment rooms. Popular treatments like the Codage Signature Age-Defying Facial Treatment, Rock Creek Forest Massage and Jet Lag Massage pamper and revitalize you after a long day of touring the capital.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

This spa is an exquisite oasis of holistic therapy for the body, mind and spirit, featuring eight treatment rooms, zen relaxation rooms, a dedicated beauty suite, heated indoor lap pool and sundeck overlooking the Washington Marina. Oak floors, light sycamore walls and air suffused with the fragrance of aromatherapy candles lend the spa an air of pure tranquility. Personal training and private yoga sessions are also available upon request.  Mandarin Oriental signature spa therapies include the oriental bamboo massage, Biologique Recherche signature facial and cherry blossom treatment in keeping with DC’s natural elements.

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Bliss Spa at W Washington DC

Enjoy an upbeat experience with a visit to Bliss Spa, which offers upbeat music, a luxe nail salon, pampering treatment rooms and a retail boutique that all guarantee visitors will leave feeling euphoric. The spa offers a variety of specially designed facials, body treatments, massages and nail services specifically designed by gender, as well as a variety of Bliss products that let you continue your blissful journey at home. Signature Bliss treatments include the ginger rub massage, head-to-glow facial and Elemis exotic lime and ginger salt glow.

The Spa at Equinox at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Georgetown is an exclusive retreat featuring luxuriously serene surroundings and an intimate ambience. The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown allows its guests access to Equinox Sports Clubs, which have The Spa at Equinox. Guests can enjoy massages, body treatments, skincare and facials, while taking advantage of a deluxe steam room, sauna and state-of-the-art fitness center. Among the signature treatments at the spa are the aromatherapy massage, Caudalie Divine Body massage and results-enhancing facials. There’s also a separate men’s menu with a male-targeted facial and massage.

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

The Kimpton Lorien Hotel’s serene full-service spa customizes treatments to complement the current season. The luxe spa offers a rose quartz massage, Ultimate Zen Body Experience and Swedish Aroma Massage of the relaxing menu. Find massages, waxing, tinting and more at the Lorien, as well as steam rooms. The Frangipani Body Ritual is among one of the most indulgent treatments on the spa’s menu: The three-step ritual includes a full-body exfoliation, massage and wrap using all-natural ingredients, like Tahitian Monoi Oil and Frangipani flowers.

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