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The 7 Best Spa Hotels in New York City

Relax in Central Park while visiting New York City
Relax in Central Park while visiting New York City | © Alan SCHEIN / Alamy Stock Photo
Even visitors to New York City may need to take a break from their vacation. Spa hotels provide opportunities to escape with treatments, fitness classes and even free snacks.

Greenwich Hotel

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The Greenwich Hotel is the height of luxury
The Greenwich Hotel is the height of luxury | Courtesy of Greenwich Hotel / Booking.com
The Greenwich Hotel‘s global influences are highlighted in its Moroccan tiled bathrooms, Swedish Duxiana beds and hand-loomed rugs from Tibet. The hotel’s Shibui Spa, on the other hand, is focused on Japanese body and skin treatments. Moody lanterns light this underground spa offering poolside meditation, traditional Japanese shiatsu (a form of therapeutic bodywork) and more. Greenwich Hotel is the height of luxury.
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The Surrey

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The Surrey is in New York City’s Upper East Side
The Surrey is in New York City’s Upper East Side | Courtesy of The Surrey / Hotels.com
This Upper East Side hotel is famous for its art collection, which includes works by artists such as Jenny Holzer and Chuck Close. The Surrey’s other claim to fame is Cornelia Spa, an intimate space known for its near-silent environment. Visitors consult with Cornelia technicians about treatments such as ancient Chinese reflexology and hydrating caviar masks before retiring to a client-exclusive library of luxury publications. An amuse-bouche cupcakes tasting from Cornelia’s own Bouquet Bar caps off the experience.
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Mandarin Oriental

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The Mandarin Oriental is a high-end New York City hotel
The Mandarin Oriental is a high-end New York City hotel | Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental / Hotels.com
A suite at the high-end Mandarin Oriental can cost upwards of $14,000. Luckily, treatments at its acclaimed spa are more affordable, if still on the pricier side. The spa ensures great value by inviting guests to arrive 45 minutes before their scheduled appointment to enjoy its Oriental Tea Lounge and heat and water facilities. Treatments such as the three-hour Thai Yoga Journey and the Digital Wellness Escape are worth trying.
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The Plaza Hotel

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The Plaza Hotel’s rooms are impeccably furnished
The Plaza Hotel’s rooms are impeccably furnished | Courtesy of The Plaza Hotel / Hotels.com
Pampering and The Plaza Hotel go hand in hand. In between afternoon tea at the Palm Court and shopping at the five-star hotel’s boutique, guests can continue indulging at the Guerlain Spa. The nearly 200-year-old French brand showcases its luxury products in treatments like the Abeille Royale Honey Repair, which uses royal jelly from Guerlain’s signature bees, and the two-masseuse Imperial Massage.
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The Peninsula New York

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The Peninsula New York is near to Central Park
The Peninsula New York is near to Central Park | Courtesy of The Peninsula New York / Hotels.com
This Fifth Avenue hotel near Central Park and Rockefeller Center offers guests a taste of “the classic Manhattan lifestyle.” For the five-star Peninsula New York, that entails spa days spent 21 floors above the city streets. Out-of-the-ordinary treatments, such as the CRYO 3R Facial and Podi Signature Journey, particularly shine, alongside standards including holistic massage and facials in the four-hour Escape from the City package.
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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC

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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is located on the edge of the West Village
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is located on the edge of the West Village | Courtesy of Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC / Hotels.com
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC takes a slightly different approach to the hotel spa by including fitness classes in its offerings. Exhale’s barre, cardio and yoga classes are perfect for travelers who don’t let a getaway interrupt their fitness goals. Workout or not, guests at this glitzy West Village hotel will enjoy results-driven massages and facials. Tip: Exhale’s sports and Thai massages are ideal after-class treatments.
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The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

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The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue | Courtesy of The Langham / Hotels.com
Glass-enclosed rainfall showers and televisions built into bathroom mirrors pamper guests at The Langham before they even pass through its spa’s Moon Gate. The indulgence continues inside Chuan Body + Soul, where therapies involving bamboo and stone and natural skincare products honor traditional Chinese medicine. Treatments like the Intensive Hair and Scalp Massage and the Chuan Mini Feet Retreat make this spa great for stress relief.
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