The Best Spa Hotels in Houston, Texas

Prepare to be uplifted in crisp marble surroundings
Prepare to be uplifted in crisp marble surroundings | Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Houston / Expedia.com
Emily Roethle

Whether it’s a sporting event, a new museum exhibit or a restaurant opening, Houston is always buzzing. While you may want to absorb it all, allow yourself some much-needed rest and treat yourself to a stay at one (or more) of these spa-centric spots in the most populous city in Texas. Read more to discover the best spa hotels Houston has to offer, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Hotel

Stylish indoor pool and lounging deck at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.
© The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa
Everything’s bigger in Texas — including The Houstonian’s renovated Trellis Spa. The largest spa retreat in Texas, the Trellis Spa mimics the hotel’s lodge-like atmosphere by infusing natural elements into its extravagant space and its luxury treatments. Indulge in a touchless service such as the skin-smoothing Cellis Slimming, followed by a rest in the post-treatment Tranquility Room. For the naturalist, dip in the health-boosting outdoor soaking pools before retreating to a garden-lined cabana, replete with fruit-infused waters and health-conscious catering.

2. The Woodlands Resort

Resort

Cosy and stylish lounge area at Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
© Woodlands Spa at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

In the heart of the Texas Piney Woods, The Woodlands Resorts is a forested escape just 30 minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Houston. Break a sweat on one of the spa hotel’s jogging paths, breathing in the surrounding nature, before heading to the signature spa to enjoy the eucalyptus steam rooms, whirlpool hot tubs and outdoor Forest Deck pool. For a full day of decadence, try the Enchanted Forest Experience, which includes a massage, body treatments and nail treatments.

3. JW Marriott Houston Downtown

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Modern and stylish spa treatment room at JW Marriott Houston Downtown spa hotel.
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The first Spa by JW in North America, JW Marriott Houston Downtown’s spa stands in stark contrast to its buzzy business-district neighborhood. Unwind in the cozy relaxation lounge before embarking upon a personalized treatment, created to address your emotional and physical needs. Max-out your pampering with a stay in one of the hotel’s Spa Suites, complete with an oversized sculpted tub, a spa lounger and adjustable mood lighting.

4. Omni Houston Hotel

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Modern, monochrome reception area at the spa at Omni Houston Hotel.
Courtesy of Omni Houston Hotel / Expedia.com

The Mokara Spa in Houston is a bright and refreshing spot in the heart of Uptown. Soft, whitewashed woods and lush green walls greet guests into this shrine to serenity. In town for a romantic weekend? In true Texas fashion, there’s a Cowboy and Cowgirl Couples Massage and a dip in the plunge pool and hot tub for relaxing intimacy. If it’s hot out, you might want to retire to one of the two outdoor swimming pools for a snooze and a suntan top-up.

5. Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City

Hotel, Spa Hotel

The stylish, glass walled spa treatment room at Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City.
Courtesy of Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City / Expedia.com

Hotel ZaZa Memorial City is known for its whimsical, globally inspired concept suites. And this wanderlust vibe is omnipresent through the hotel’s ZaSpa: a posh, mid-century-modern haven with a complete menu of restorative treatments; or try one of the seasonal, local skin and hair products that take from global healing therapies. ZaSpa’s Signature Facial adopts a holistic approach: an in-depth consultation, a customized facial and finally, a prescription for skin-care practices, beauty foods and herbal remedies.

6. The St Regis Houston

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Massage table in a warmly lit room at The St Regis Spa Hotel, Houston.
Courtesy of St Regis Houston / Expedia.com

Located between River Oaks and The Galleria, The St Regis Houston is home to an intimate spa that delivers holistic healing. Specializing in natural treatments from around the world, this candlelit temple to luxury offers massages, facials and a robust menu of unique body treatments: try the popular Shirodhara, an ancient Eastern ritual involving the pouring of warm oil in a steady stream on your forehead, complemented by a herbal foot soak, paraffin-wax hand treatment and Indian scalp and ear massage.

7. Hilton Americas - Houston

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Spa treatment room at the Hilton Americas Spa Hotel, Houston.
Courtesy of Hilton Americas - Houston / Expedia.com

Connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via skywalk, this hotel’s Skyline Spa & Health Club is a relaxing retreat for conference attendees, tourists and urban locals alike. Skyline’s spa menu features massages, facials and body treatments, but for the full Houston experience, choose a manicure, pedicure or hair service. The nail and hair salon’s floor-to-ceiling windows wow with gorgeous panoramic city views.

8. Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel

Spacious suite with modern, stylish furnishings at Four Seasons Hotel Houston.
Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Houston / Expedia

Prepare to be uplifted, before you even begin your session, by the mauve accents and crisp, bright-white marble at this Four Seasons’ signature spa. Aim to loll in the cozy, plush relaxation room prior to one of the most restful foot rituals in town: a Deborah Lippman Signature Pedicure. The celebrity manicurist’s product line and therapies crop up throughout the spa. Show off your pretty pedicure at one of the hotel’s calming yoga classes later during your stay.

9. Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Spa reception and treatment room at Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott, Houston.
Courtesy of Hotel ICON Autograph Collection by Marriott / Expedia.com

This very good-looking, big-brand design hotel transports you from the downtown location with a decadent, early-20th-century feel. While Beauty & Beyond offers an array of massage services, the place is best-known for its lauded facial treatments, including Oxygen Facials, Microdermabrasion, LED treatments and chemical peels. If you’re toting a teen around, try out the Teen Facial for a joint spa day.

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