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13 Best Spa Hotels in San Francisco Bay Area

If you want to go beyond the usual spa day, why not book a stay at a spa hotel? The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some fabulous options to soothe mind, body, and soul. You can enjoy a wellness retreat along with the myriad of activities and attractions the region offers, perhaps enhancing wellness even further by climbing the steep streets of the Golden Gate City, surfing the world-famous waves in Half Moon Bay, or hiking through old-growth redwoods along the coast.

Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay

Offering some of the best hotel views in California, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay lives up to the brand’s name by providing a truly luxurious stay. Perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, this exquisite hotel offers a wealth of amenities and experiences, including a lavish spa that draws from the surroundings for signature treatments like the Redwood Forest Ritual and seasonal facials using locally sourced ingredients. It also hosts lounge areas with fireplaces, whirlpools, a sauna, and steam rooms. The property includes a fitness center with an indoor heated pool, tennis courts, and championship golf courses too. At dusk, enjoy the warmth of the fire pits while gazing out at the Pacific before turning into your ultra-comfy bed with a goose-down comforter.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with sauna and steam rooms

  • A fitness center with an indoor heated pool

  • Championship golf courses on-site

  • Multiple ocean-view restaurants

Claremont Club & Spa - Berkeley 19th century history with modern amenities
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Claremont Club & Spa - Berkeley

Just a short drive from San Francisco across the Bay Bridge, Claremont Club & Spa offers one of the most luxurious spas in the Bay Area. It includes over 30 treatment rooms, eucalyptus steam rooms, saltwater whirlpools, Swiss Therapy showers, a full-service hair and nail salon, and breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline. There are also three outdoor heated saltwater pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, and workout facilities. You can also look forward to farm-to-table dining on the panoramic terrace and many upscale amenities in your suite. Some come with gorgeous bay views too.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with eucalyptus steam rooms + numerous other facilities

  • Three outdoor heated saltwater pools

  • Limewood Bar & Restaurant on-site

Cavallo Point Lodge - Sausalito Cavallo Point Lodge
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Cavallo Point Lodge - Sausalito

Nestled near the base of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point is surrounded by natural beauty while providing magnificent views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline. Emphasizing well-being and relaxation, this top-rated romantic hotel hosts an acclaimed spa, complete with fire pits and a pool, while offering a menu of rejuvenating treatments. The sophisticated restaurant serves delectable cuisine focused on fresh, local ingredients, and there’s even an on-site cooking school where guests enjoy unique culinary experiences. Morning yoga sessions are a great way to start your day, and there are hiking trails where you can immerse yourself in nature too. The Contemporary Rooms are fabulous, built into the hillside, and include floor-to-ceiling windows and gas fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a pool, fire pits, and pampering treatments

  • Yoga sessions + hiking trails

  • Restaurant and on-site cooking school with unique dining experiences

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa - Sausalito Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa
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Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa - Sausalito

Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa is a beautiful boutique hotel that features specially designed “wellness” rooms fusing two popular Bay Area interests: health and technology. They provide a serene environment for activities like meditation, sleep tracking, and personal workouts. There are many other notable features too, including picturesque views of the harbor. The ferry terminal is just a five-minute stroll away, providing transport to nearby San Francisco. The spa offers massages themed around herbal balance and mindfulness while hosting a sauna, steam room, and outdoor loungers for relaxing when the weather allows. An independent trattoria is downstairs and offers in-room dining. The hotel also partners with Urban Remedy for organic, nutrient-packed on-the-go breakfasts, and personalized meal plans are available via the concierge service.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a pool, fire pits, and pampering treatments

  • Yoga sessions + hiking trails

  • Restaurant and an on-site cooking school providing unique dining experiences

1 Hotel San Francisco - San Francisco 1 Hotel San Francisco
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1 Hotel San Francisco - San Francisco

Located right across from the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, 1 Hotel San Francisco hosts a spa on the top floor with soaking tubs for relaxing from one of the loftiest spots in the city for taking in a magnificent bay view. Enjoy the decadent signature massage or one of many other pampering treatments. Yoga classes are offered here as well, while the on-site Terrene restaurant serves a menu of local, organic, and sustainably sourced fare, including ingredients grown in the chef’s rooftop garden. Rooms and suites include filtered tap water, Nespresso machines, and soft robes. Some have spectacular bay views too.

Key Amenities:

  • Private rooftop soaking tubs

  • Spa + yoga classes

  • Restaurant serving local, organic, and sustainably sourced fare

The Ritz-Carlton, Nob Hill - San Francisco The Ritz-Carlton, Nob Hill
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The Ritz-Carlton, Nob Hill - San Francisco

Offering a prime spot midway up the prestigious Nob Hill, this Ritz-Carlton hotel sits within a grand palace renowned for its elegance and its breathtaking vistas. The luxurious San Francisco hotel has a spa that provides a haven for relaxation that comes complete with a gorgeous indoor pool and a Jacuzzi, something not found at many properties in the city. There’s a 24-hour fitness center too. Enjoy the hotel’s renowned signature Afternoon Tea, mouthwatering culinary delights at Parallel 37, and live music while sipping creative cocktails on select evenings at The Lounge. All of the opulent rooms and suites include luxury linens and 46″ flat-screen TVs – some offer spectacular city views as well.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with an indoor pool and Jacuzzi

  • 24-hour fitness center

  • Afternoon Tea, fine dining, and occasional live music at The Lounge

Hotel Los Gatos - Los Gatos Hotel Los Gatos
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Hotel Los Gatos - Los Gatos

Just a 30-minute drive from the beaches in Santa Cruz, Hotel Los Gatos is a beautiful boutique hotel set within a building that’s reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, right at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Spa Elia offers a full menu of beauty and wellness treatments, and there’s also a heated pool and hot tub, a fitness room, and elegant fountains adding to the tranquil atmosphere. Enjoy fine Greek/Mediterranean dining at the on-site Dio Deka restaurant featuring healthy, seasonal fare, including fresh fish and signature Greek products like olive oil, thyme-scented honey, and cheeses. Rooms feature beds with Egyptian cotton linens and plush robes. Some have extra perks like fireplaces, honor bars, and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa offering wellness and beauty treatments

  • Heated pool and hot tub + a fitness room

  • Restaurant serving healthy, seasonal Greek/Mediterranean fare

Canyon Ranch - Woodside Canyon Ranch Woodside
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Canyon Ranch - Woodside

Nestled in the redwoods, this property is one of four Canyon Ranch locations, located in beautiful Woodside just 30 miles from San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It offers an immersive wellness retreat with a wealth of outdoor experiences designed to provide a “reset,” which includes hiking and mountain biking with on-site trails. The spa is an integral part of the experience here, with traditional, modern, and alternative therapies from across the globe on the menu. Enjoy everything from energy therapies like reiki to shiatsu massage and Ayurvedic treatments. Take advantage of fitness facilities, yoga and meditation classes, and an indoor saltwater pool. All meals are included in the rates, while accommodation options include treehouses with floor-to-ceiling windows and forest views.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa offering traditional, modern, and alternative therapies + an indoor saltwater pool

  • Yoga and meditation classes

  • All meals included

Meadowood Napa Valley - St. Helena Meadowood Napa Valley, St. Helena
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Meadowood Napa Valley - St. Helena

Wine enthusiasts who want to enjoy relaxed wellness should consider Meadowood Napa Valley, one of the best hotels in California’s most popular wine country region at the edge of the North Bay. The tranquil spa offers a wide range of treatments designed to enhance beauty and wellness that can include a personalized consultation. Massages, facials, scrubs, and wraps are just a few of the offerings. There’s a gorgeous pool to lounge around, fitness classes, and hiking trails too. When it comes to dining, enjoy everything from casual poolside bites to fine dining with custom tasting menus featuring elevated Californian fare plus wine pairings. A variety of accommodations are available, including sophisticated suites and cozy cottages with features like goosedown bedding, wood-burning fireplaces, and private terraces.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa offering beauty and wellness treatments

  • Fitness classes, hiking trails, and an outdoor pool

  • Casual to fine dining on-site

Bardessono Hotel and Spa - Yountville Bardessono Hotel and Spa
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Bardessono Hotel and Spa - Yountville

A fabulous Napa Valley wine and wellness experience can be enjoyed at the Bardessono Hotel and Spa, a beautiful spa resort with a rooftop pool and a menu of decadent treatment options that include ingredients that are hand-picked from its certified-organic garden. Special offerings like personal training and Saturday sunrise yoga are available too. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of bicycles for exploring the area, a welcome glass of wine at check-in, and even a bottle of Napa Valley wine that will be waiting in your guest room. All come with gas fireplaces and bathrooms that have hidden massage tables for in-room spa treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop pool + complimentary use of bicycles

  • Spa using ingredients from its own organic garden

  • Restaurant/cocktail bar on-site

Indian Springs Calistoga - Calistoga Indian Springs Calistoga
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Indian Springs Calistoga - Calistoga

Indian Springs Calistoga is renowned for its Olympic-sized mineral springs pool, one of the largest in the state. While many visitors to the area visit hot springs by day and have to head elsewhere to sleep, here you can enjoy the pool fed by naturally warm geothermal waters while being just steps from your room. The pool is open until midnight, providing romantic late-night soaks under the stars. There’s also a full-service spa for enjoying various massages, facials, body scrubs, and mud baths. Complimentary bicycles are available and there’s an on-site restaurant/bar serving rustic American fare.

Key Amenities:

  • Olympic-sized mineral springs pool

  • Full-service spa

  • Complimentary bicycles

Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford Auberge du Soleil, An Auberge Resort
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Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford

Auberge du Soleil is popular among couples looking for the ultimate in luxuries, from opportunities for relaxation to unique wine experiences. The spa provides a tranquil retreat with a setting aimed at connection with nature. Exclusive for guests only, it includes hammam steam rooms and temperate soaking pools. Special offers include an after-hours access package with three-hour couples experience, including a private garden soak, steam, massage, sparkling wine, and a sensuous dessert served under the stars. The grounds also include an outdoor pool, a gym, and an Asian-style yoga pavilion, while the on-site restaurant is a foodie destination serving wine country cuisine, with 15 consecutive Michelin-star awards behind it.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor pool, gym, and yoga pavilion

  • Spa with hammam steam room and soaking pools

  • Wine country cuisine at the on-site Michelin-star restaurant

Inn Above Tide - Sausalito Inn Above Tide
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Inn Above Tide - Sausalito

The Inn Above Tide provides some of the best views in the San Francisco Bay Area, perched right at the edge of the bay. Every room boasts a panoramic view across the water, which includes Alcatraz and San Francisco’s skyline. Spa treatments are provided right in the comfort of your room or your private deck and include massages that can be customized to suit your particular needs. Bicycles can be borrowed for free, and complimentary wine and cheese can be enjoyed in the afternoon.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa providing treatments in-room or on your private deck

  • Complimentary bicycles

  • Free breakfast + complimentary afternoon wine & cheese

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