The 8 Best Spa Hotels in San Francisco

Cable cars riding on famous California Street in San Francisco
Cable cars riding on famous California Street in San Francisco | © Scott Wilson / Alamy Stock Photo
For travelers keen to add an extra layer of relaxation to their San Francisco trip, head to these eight best spa hotels in the city for a variety of pampering and treatments.

The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco offers guests some serious rest and relaxation | Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco /
Located in an ornate 19th-century building, The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco features lodgings with marble bathrooms and club-level rooms complete with wine tastings. But nothing beats the hotel’s Spa L’Occitane by the Bay, a spa built around the iconic French skincare brand L’Occitane. The hotel also offers the ideal after-spa quarters. An in-house, fine-dining restaurant offers guests the opportunity to relax after spa treatments in an upscale bar without ever leaving the hotel. For those who wish to explore the outside world, jumping on the California Street cable car line right outside is easy for a short ride to Chinatown or the Embarcadero.
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The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel

The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel.
The Marker San Francisco, a Joie de Vivre Hotel | © Courtesy of The Marker /

A newly-redesigned hotel located in the Tenderloin area features an in-room spa menu available to guests. Originally built in the early 1900s, the hotel’s latest upgrade features live music, a 24-hour business center and organic snacks available in the mini bar. Ideal for the fitness-obsessed traveler, The Marker also features an unrivaled fitness center and the option to have a yoga mat delivered directly to your room (based on availability).

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The St. Regis San Francisco

The St. Regis San Francisco.
The St Regis offers guests sophisticated-style rooms | Courtesy of The St Regis San Francisco /
The spa at the St. Regis San Francisco Hotel located just steps from the newly-built San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is quite a piece of art itself. The spa, called Remède Spa, spans 9,000 square feet and features a pool, many steam rooms and serene massage facilities. Whether guests want to freshen up with a manicure before a big meeting or enjoy a couple’s massage on their anniversary, the Remède Spa has something for every traveler.
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Fairmont San Francisco

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Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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On site at the luxurious Fairmont San Francisco Hotel, the Live Fit Gym & Wellness Spa is not your average hotel gym. Cardio machines and free weights are accompanied by personal trainers (by appointment) and small group fitness classes. Deep tissue 80-minute massages are available as well as chiropractic adjustment. Stress relieving treatments such as acupuncture can help make your vacation a relaxing one. An ideal hotel for those who want to look their best, the spa also offers waxing and rejuvenating facials.
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The Huntington Hotel

The Huntington Hotel, San Francisco.
The Huntington Hotel, San Francisco | © Courtesy of The Huntington Hotel / Expedia

Located in Nob Hill, a glamorous area of San Francisco on the edge of downtown, The Huntington Hotel blends the beauty of Singapore Straits Chinese heritage and design with modern Californian sensibilities. The hotel, complete with a fine-dining restaurant, also features a three-level spa with a Zen relaxation room and indoor infinity pool. Built as a sanctuary, the spa’s many saunas and rooms gives guests the chance to unwind and truly relax after (or before) a day in the city.

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
It's all about luxury at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco | Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco /

Located just south of Market Street, the Four Seasons is a large hotel offering five-star accommodations. The luxury hotel’s in-house spa features a wide-ranging menu with an exceptional range of massages and body treatments. The ideal cure for any traveler’s jet lag, the spa’s infused essential oil massages and traditional body wraps are designed to have guests glowing from the inside out.

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Cavallo Point

Cavallo Point, San Francisco.
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Over Golden Gate Bridge in the small city of Sausalito, Cavallo Point is a luxurious oasis just 10 minutes from San Francisco. Along with the hotel’s deluxe accommodations and sweeping views of the water, Cavallo Point also offers guests many spa treatments, including more than a dozen types of massage, salt scrubs and other healing activities. Not your average spa menu, the hotel also provides the opportunity to receive acupuncture and guided hypnotherapy.

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Hotel Zelos

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Hotel Zelos, San Francisco.
Hotel Zelos San Francisco’s rooms feature neutral colors | Courtesy of Hotel Zelos /

Hotel Zelos San Francisco is a comfortable four-star hotel in the middle of the Financial District, with an intimate Prohibition-style cocktail bar. Besides an impressive calendar of events and long list of amenities that includes a 24-hour fitness center, Hotel Zelos is also known for its partnership with Bloomingdale’s Experience, which includes a Clarins Skin Spa facial treatment and complimentary beauty consultation.

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These recommendations were updated on January 23, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.