Explore the city — and return home recharged — with a stay at these spa hotels in Atlanta.
There’s no better way to let go of the stress of everyday life than heading to spa. When visiting a city on your travels, going back to a hotel with the option of a hot tub, massage and sauna is about as good as it gets. Atlanta has no shortage of hotels that come equipped with spas, gyms and wellness centers that will leave you feeling brand new. Here are our favorites in Atlanta, for a chance to really relax and unwind after a packed day of sightseeing.
Tranquility is the name of the game at the Four Seasons’ Italian inspired spa, a half mile from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The indoor pool is decorated with elegant sculptures, and local flora adds to the calming mood. The spa’s Midtown Massage Treatment uses locally made lavender and rosemary scrubs and its popular HydraFacial treatment avoids the use of any chemicals or lasers.
Located in the Buckhead district, this spa offers its own signature treatments where facials, body scrubs, pedicures and manicures are delivered by friendly and caring staff who aim to recharge your energy and make sure you leave with radiant skin. There is an effort to include a Southern touch in the treatments, with the Southern Belle Facial and the Southern Comfort Facial where soothing massage eases all stresses away.
The Jurlique Spa aims to reconnect your spirit with nature so that your inner energy reflects itself positively in your skin health. Taking a holistic approach to treatments and therapies, this Buckhead spa uses botanicals that have been sourced from Australia over the last 30 years. The all-day Inspired Wellness package allows you to take your time with a facial, body exfoliation and a healthy lunch.
Spa Waverly is 12mi (19km) north of downtown Atlanta and provides a service to inspire deep relaxation through its massages, skincare and body treatments. With the option of a couples’ suite and massage, romance is absolutely on the menu. Lying back in a plush spa robe and slippers is a great way to begin any treatment, in preparation to detoxify, reenergize and feel cleansed inside and out.
The Marriott Marquis offers traditional spa services in Downtown Atlanta, with Swedish, deep tissue massages and hot stone treatments. You get to choose your own aromatic oils to begin the experience, ultimately putting you in control and at ease as any anxiety leaves your body at the hands of brilliant staff. The fitness center also comes fully equipped with a state-of-the-art gym, so you can decide whether to spend your holiday breaking a sweat, or just lying back and enjoying being pampered.
Those in search of a modern spa experience with a range of up-to-date treatments will not be disappointed at the W Atlanta Downtown. The contemporary design has a youthful vibrancy that hits you as soon as the music filters from the mounted speakers. The Wet Deck is the place to be seen after a treatment, where you can take in the sun by the rooftop swimming pool with drink in hand.
Located in the prestigious Buckhead district, the Waldorf exudes timeless elegance from the street. A sense of history and old Atlanta reverberates. The spa within it reflects the giant trees and flora that give life to the city. The Peachtree Indulgence treatment, for example, restores with a body brush followed by a sea salt scrub infused with sweet almond and peach oil. This treatment ends with a scalp massage that induces absolute peace.
Buckhead has a range of luxurious establishments to choose from and one oasis of refinement in its very heart is the St Regis Spa. With facials, body treatments, massages and waxing and nail services, you’ll feel pampered with a personal touch. The freshwater jacuzzi adds a unique experience, with some old-school luxury ready to revitalize you at every turn.
On the sixth floor of the Omni Atlanta Hotel, with incredible views of the CNN Center, the outdoor heated pool and hot tub offer relaxation all year whether the sun is shining or not. The gym has everything you need to keep up any fitness regime with good quality weights, machines and top-of-the-range bikes to get that sweat on. For those wishing to practice yoga or keep fit privately, in-room fitness kits are also available.
The Grand Hyatt in Buckhead has an outdoor heated pool with a superb deck to lounge on. The hotel creates an oasis within the city that is enhanced by the design of the Japanese Zen garden. Brought together by an award-winning Kyoto-based designer, it has a 30ft (9m) waterfall that cascades peacefully. A 24-hour fitness center is also on hand for you to burn off any excess energy.