The Best Spa Hotels and Retreats to Book in Tampa, Florida

Combine your trip to a spa in Tampa with an overnight stay – these top hotels offer both
Combine your trip to a spa in Tampa with an overnight stay – these top hotels offer both | © Jesse Adair / Unsplash
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15 December 2021
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The third-largest city in Florida, Tampa overlooks the jeweled waters of the state’s Gulf Coast. It’s known for fishing, boating and other watersports, as well as land-based ones such as golf. But to enhance your wellness routine, seek out these Tampa luxury spa hotels. Their variety of unique treatments will ease your skin and muscles after a day of angling or kayaking through nature preserves, and leave you feeling as renewed as a Florida sunrise. Read on for our pick of the best spa resorts in Tampa, all bookable on Culture Trip.

Epicurean Hotel, for a sweet and savory experience

Indoor dining area at Epicurean Hotel, with various tables and chairs
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The Epicurean Hotel caters to foodies, and it’s no surprise that its spa does the same. With an emphasis on aromas and flavors, the scrubs and wraps abound with fresh fruit, salts, teas and flowers, while the lotions and oils are infused with herbs. Spa Evangeline also specializes in couples therapies and pre-natal spa treatments, and entices folks who might not otherwise indulge with its liquor-based bourbon and rum facials and feet exfoliation. The spa deals in dessert, too – salted caramel, coffee, cream and chocolate are incorporated into massages and masks. And yes, an actual sample of salted caramel accompanies the Dulce de Leche treatments, making them that much sweeter.

JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, for Florida-themed luxury

Large lobby at JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, with various soft seating options
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JW Marriott Tampa Water Street boasts one of the best spas in Tampa. The Spa by JW follows a classic format, with a lounge, 10 treatment rooms and a retail boutique, where you can purchase any of the luscious products you experience while you’re there. Floridian influences set this Tampa spa apart: ingredients range from key lime in a body buff to orange mimosa extracts in the beach body toning session. Indulge in a custom facial – especially important when you’ve had exposure to the subtropical sun. The spa uses an organic skincare line, featuring the stonecrop succulent in its manicures and pedicures.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, for musical immersion

Indoor dining area at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, with various seating options including some by a bar
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You might think that the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa doesn’t sound like a luxury spa hotel, but consider what the 26,000sqft (2,400sqm) Rock Spa & Salon has to offer. In the Rhythm & Motion musical immersion treatment space, you can quite literally rock your body, choosing the set list along with the type of treatment. Alternatively, in one of the 13 treatment rooms, pick body parts to focus on and have them exfoliated, softened, plumped or reduced. You can even get your pain and stiffness soothed and blood circulation increased with LED-based LightStim therapy.

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, for a spa steeped in history

Indoor communal area at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, with various ornate seating options beneath a chandelier
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Founded in 1926, this spa prides itself on formulating treatments with mineral waters from the Espiritu Santo Springs. Take an herbal bath in their refreshing waters – adding lavender, ginger or any aroma you’d prefer – or try an organic moor mud or spirulina body masque wrap. Afterwards, indulge in a Vichy signature shower treatment with sugar or salt to amp up your glow, and don’t forget to release any tension that remains with a scalp massage.

To discover more top hotels in Tampa, check out our pick of the best hotels in Tampa, Florida, bookable on Culture Trip.

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