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, Red Flower Organic Scrub and Lemon & Lavender Complexion Purifier.
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 Pennsylvania Avenue Retreat massage, Cherry Blossom Champagne treatment and Four Seasons Gold and Diamond facial pamper and revitalize you after a long day of touring the capital. Product lines Amala, Carita Haute Beauté and Kate Somerville are incorporated into services for the most luxurious experience.
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 signature facial and cherry blossom treatment in keeping with DC’s natural elements.
Bliss Spa at W Washington DC
Enjoy an upbeat experience with a visit to Bliss Spa, which offers jazzy tunes, 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 Ritz-Carlton Spa, Georgetown
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Georgetown is an exclusive retreat featuring luxuriously serene surroundings and an intimate ambiance. With five treatment rooms, including the two couple’s rooms, guests can enjoy massages, body treatments, skin care 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 River Stone Couple’s Experience, sole reviver massage and on the glow facial. There’s also a separate men’s menu with a male-targeted facial and massage.
The 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 coffee lemon body scrub as part of the relaxing menu. Find massages, waxing, tinting and more at the Lorien, as well as steam rooms. The Hammam Body Ritual is among the signature treatments at the Lorien Spa – a three-step healing massage ritual including full body exfoliation, wrap and full body massage.