The Best Spa Hotels to Book in New York City, USA

Indulge in a wellness stay at one of the sleekest spa hotels in New York City
Indulge in a wellness stay at one of the sleekest spa hotels in New York City | Courtesy of Equinox Hotel New York / Expedia
Laura Hampson

When visiting New York City, people often overlook a trip to a spa, preferring to explore the buzzing nightlife, endless eateries and countless parks. Yet, the Big Apple is home to some of the best spas in the USA. So, whether you want proper pampering, a post-workout treatment or a world-class facial, we chart the best hotels with spas in New York City – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, for organic treatments and sweeping city views

Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel

An industrial-rustic room at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, with steel and salvage wood elements and city views
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Sleeping under the Brooklyn Bridge may not initially sell itself as ideal, but it doesn’t get much comfier than 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Rooms at this sustainably inclined boutique hotel chain are an extension of the surroundings, with architectural blackened steel and salvaged wood accents highlighting an inventory designed by local artists using native greenery and reclaimed materials. Expansive views of the East River, Manhattan skyline and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge are standard. But if you want solitude and relaxation, head for the rooftop pool and Bamford Wellness Spa, where organic treatments buff, knead and pull the city right off you.

2. The Dominick, for an on-site Turkish hammam


The Dominick lounge area in a brown-and-bronze color scheme, with sitting areas, soaring ceilings and contemporary lighting
Courtesy of The Dominick / Expedia

Once you’ve taken in the incredible city views through the floor-to-ceiling windows at the Dominick, it’s time to make a beeline for the on-site spa. Here, 11,000sqft (1,025sqm) of space is dedicated to the Babor Signature Spa, which has the first-ever traditional Turkish hammams (one for men and one for women) in New York City. The open-air pool is also a marvel, allowing you to swim with a backdrop of the SoHo skyline.

3. Lotte New York Palace, for superb massages and facials


The presidential suite at the Lotte New York Palace, with blue velvet armchairs and wraparound windows with city views
Courtesy of Lotte New York Palace / Expedia

Where old and contemporary elements combine, the Lotte New York Palace lies behind the facade of a neo-Renaissance 19th-century mansion and a 55-story glass-fronted tower. The on-site ilāOnly Spa has many treatments, including the Release and Revive massage and a Digital Detox facial. It also offers 30-minute massages, wraps and more for those who don’t have a lot of time.

4. The Greenwich Hotel, for signature Drunken Lotus massages

Suite Hotel

The tranquil pool area inside an imported old bamboo farmhouse at the Greenwich Hotel, with wood beams and cushy seating
Courtesy of The Greenwich Hotel / Expedia

The Greenwich Hotel, Robert De Niro’s TriBeCa gem, leans heavily on international influences. There are Moroccan tiles, Italian marble, English leather and Tibetan silk rugs – but the Japanese-inspired Shibui Spa is the real star here. So, carve out time for a dip in the heated pool inside a lantern-lit bamboo farmhouse, or book a signature treatment, such as the vitamin C facial or Drunken Lotus massage.

5. Baccarat Hotel New York, for exclusive La Mer treatments

Hotel, Apartment

The elegant indoor checkered-floored pool at the Baccarat Hotel New York, with loungers, cabanas and a wall-size mirror
Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel New York / Expedia
After being bewitched by the crystal-heavy Gilles & Boissier design in the Baccarat Hotel New York, visit the on-site Spa de La Mer. Steps from Fifth Avenue, it’s the first dedicated spa to the cult beauty brand La Mer in the US. The low lighting and sounds of the sea are calming as you enter the intimate spa – it only has four treatment rooms. Opt for the La Mer Baccarat facial and one of the relaxing massages.

6. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, for on-site healer consultations

Spa Hotel

The indoor mosaic pool at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, with white loungers, potted plants and wood accents
Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown / Expedia

With Wall Street and the One World Trade Center just minutes away, this Four Seasons Hotel places you in the heart of the downtown financial district. A visit to the on-site spa is a must. Swim in the mother-of-pearl lap pool, or take part in the five-and-a-half-hour Royal Ritual, including a caviar facial and a four-handed massage. Book a session with one of the resident healers – clairvoyance, acupuncture, chakra clearing and sonic alchemy are just a few of the therapies on offer.

7. Equinox Hotel New York, for tailored wellness treatments


Rooftop terrace at Equinox Hotel New York, with sitting areas, a reflecting pool, a glass-walled firepit and a wire sculpture
Courtesy of Equinox Hotel New York / Expedia

Equinox Hotel New York – the inaugural hotel from the cult gym of the same name – bills itself as a place for those who “rest and play as hard as they work.” Rooms are sleek, designed with performance and regeneration in mind. The spa follows a similar suit, focusing on accelerating recovery through tailored treatments. For wellness junkies, there’s a cryotherapy chamber, an infrared sauna and a quantum harmonics restorative experience to try out as well.

8. Mandarin Oriental, New York, for sky-high skyline views

Spa Hotel

A relaxing Asian-inspired private spa suite at Mandarin Oriental, New York, with treatment beds and a fireplace
Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, New York / Expedia

With Central Park – one of the top attractions in NYC – on its doorstep, the Mandarin Oriental offers some of the best views in Manhattan. These are, perhaps, best seen from its sky-high spa. The pool area has floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible vistas. Make a day of it by opting for treatments in the VIP Spa Suite with a fireplace and a steam and shower room or the Thai Yoga Suite with a deep soaking tub.

9. The Peninsula New York, for a wraparound sun terrace


A terrace sitting area at the Peninsula New York, with comfortable seating, a round table, potted ferns and city views
Courtesy of The Peninsula New York / Expedia

Just steps from Fifth Avenue and the Museum of Modern Art, the Peninsula New York sits behind a beaux-arts exterior in a prime position. The spa is expansive, with 10 treatment rooms, a sun terrace, a swimming pool, a steam room, an ice fountain and an “experience” shower. The Escape From the City package is best if you want to unwind completely. It includes a 90-minute facial by French luxury skincare brand Biologique Recherche, a Himalayan salt scrub and a 90-minute holistic massage.

10. The Rockaway Hotel and Spa, for a hugely popular pool and sun deck


The sleek pool area at the Rockaway Hotel and Spa, with striped loungers, parasols, a bar and string lights
Courtesy of The Rockaway Hotel and Spa / Expedia

One of the most exciting hotels in New York, the Rockaway is moments from Rockaway Beach in Queens. Unlike its slick counterparts in Manhattan, the Rockaway’s vibe is much more laid-back. Think Scandi-style decor, rattan furniture and soft-pastel colors. The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments, including a couples massage, and the large heated pool and sun deck are summer hotspots. There’s also a rooftop restaurant with sweeping city views, and the hotel offers daily yoga classes, too.

Kevin Raub contributed additional reporting to this article.

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