The San Francisco Bay Area has an impressive number of spas with unique elements including international inspirations, city, vineyard and ocean views and secluded locations. For more information visit the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau Website at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com
The Barber Lounge offers a hip full-service salon/barbershop/spa located in San Francisco’s SOMA district. It was owner Greg Griffin’s mission to create a modern-day barbershop for the 21st Century that would cater to both men and women--from the local celebrity to the most intimidated-- with the best products and services housed in a fresh and relaxing loft space. The Barber Lounge was voted “Best Massage” and “Best Manicure and Pedicure” of 2008 in San Francisco Weekly’s annual Readers Poll. For more information, please visit www.barberlounge.com or call 415-934-0411 located at 854 Folsom Street.
Media contact: Carolyn Hudson at 310-279-6626.
For relaxation with a view, San Francisco’s Spa Vitale on Mission in Hotel Vitale features a rooftop garden with views of the water and the Bay Bridge. The spa uses ingredients such as lavender, tangerine, rosemary and goat’s milk for treatments including the San Francisco Treat, a foot and leg massage that re-energizes after a day of sightseeing. For more information, contact 415-278-3700, or www.hotelvitale.com.
Media contact: Diane Wesley, 415-278-3700.
Nob Hill Spa at the Huntington Hotel combines relaxation with skyline views. Nob Hill Spa features a massage with guided imagery. Clients listen to a CD with spoken words accompanied by piano music that encourages the use of imagination to stimulate changes in the body. For more information, contact 415-474-5400, or www.huntingtonhotel.com.
Media contact: Kellie James, 415-345-2826.
Remede Spa in the St. Regis Hotel pampers guests with champagne, truffles, and Cashmere throws. The spa offers a long list of services to address specific body treatments. For more information, contact 415-284-4000, or www.stregis.com/sanfrancisco.
Media contact: Amie Rubenstein, 415-394-6500.
With 30 nationwide locations and a spa in London, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is a west coast retreat. The spa features an Abhyanga massage, an East Indian inspired massage that uses India’s “science of life” philosophy and balances the body and mind. For more information, contact 415-989-4888, or www.reddoorspas.com.
Media contact: Rocky David, 415-989-4888.
Re:fresh, one of the largest day spas in San Francisco, offers relaxing treatments influenced by European, Asian and Hawaiian healing therapies. Massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures are available to guests age 18 and over. For more information, contact 415-563-2316, or www.refreshdayspa.com.
Media contact: Christine Cook, 415-563-2316.
Spa Bar, located two blocks from the Moscone Center, is the only day spa designed to host receptions, dinners and spa events such as martini manicures and geek-to-chic parties. For more information, contact 415-975-0888, or www.spa-bar.comf.
Media contact: Ken Go, 415-975-0888.
In the heart of San Francisco, Spa Fusion & Health Club, located in the Hilton San Francisco, blends Eastern and Western massages offering more than 40 treatments, as well as steam rooms, spa products, a health club and fitness facility. For more information, contact 415-923-5014, or www.spafusion.com.
Media contact: Debbie Larkin, 415-923-5072.
Experience a personal spa journey at I-Spa with customized massages, facials and nail treatments designed to indulge, invigorate and inspire. Adults must accompany guests under the age of 18. For more information, contact 415-616-6597, or www.i-spasanfrancisco.com.
Media contact: Brigid Finley, 415-710-5738.
Bliss Spa, located on the fourth floor of W San Francisco, features a retail boutique, manicure and nail stations, nine treatment rooms, and a men and women’s lounge with adjoining outdoor areas. For more information, contact 415-817-4101, or www.blissworld.com.
Media contact: Karen Castaneda, 415-817-4101.
Burke Williams Spa offers pampering, along with other services found in world-renowned resort spas, and provides an oasis of tranquility. For more information, contact 415-694-7980, or www.burkewilliamsspa.com.
Media contact: Jenifer Botch, 415-694-7980.
The Palace Spa located in The Palace Hotel offers massages, manicures, pedicures and facials that range from therapeutic to combating sun damage. Several body treatments include the sea salt scrub; the seaweed wrap and the aromatherapy wrap. For more information, contact 415-541-9303, or www.spaeq.com.
Media contact: Renee Roberts, 650-652-9939.
Beyond The Golden Gate Bridge
The Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa at the Fairmont in Sonoma is a 40,000-square-foot spa, built on the historic site first revered by Native American Indians for its healing waters. It’s one of the only spa resorts in the United States with its own source of natural thermal mineral water, which flows 1,100 feet beneath the Inn. For more information, contact 707-938-9000, or www.fairmont.com/sonoma.
Media contact: Michelle Heston, 707-939-2477.
In Berkeley, Claremont Resort & Spa takes advantage of the Bay Area’s ideal climate for cultivating roses. The Rose Journey engulfs guests in a lavender, rose and eucalyptus bath, along with a rose-honey body polish and wrap. The Brazilian Rain Forest bath treats skin with a coffee and nut polish and is finished with wrapping the body in healing aloe vera. For more information, contact 510-843-3000, or www.claremontresort.com.
Media contact: Jamie Foley, 850-668-2222.
Spa Villagio in the Villagio Inn in Yountville, features soothing fountains, waterfalls, and a reflecting pool. Sixteen treatment rooms and five private spa suites provide guests with relaxation lounges, Swiss showers, steam and dry saunas and secluded outdoor hydrotherapy soaking baths. For more information, contact 707-944-8877, orwww.villagio.com.
Media contact: Susan K. Bejeckian, 626-570-1051.
Situated on a hillside overlooking San Francisco Bay, Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito offers massages, facials, hand and nail services and seaweed wraps. For more information, contact 415-332-0502, or www.casamadrona.com.
Media contact: Locke Loughran, 415-332-0535.
Relax, and get revitalized at The Raindance Spa, in the The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort. They offer many services such as massages, hydrotherapy, wraps, and an olive oil treatment, which consists of locally blended olive oil. For more information, contact 707-935-6600, or www.thelodgeatsonoma.com.
Media contact: Connie Hagston, 707-931-2029.
In a secluded garden courtyard, Vineyard Creek Spa, the in Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa, offers a unique selection of Sonoma County Wine inspired treatments for the body, face and hands. For more information, contact 707-284-1234, or www.vineyardcreek.hyatt.com.
Media contact: Gary Collins, 707-284-1234.
Located underground, Spa Terra, in the Meritage in Napa, allows guests to enjoy the cave-like surroundings, natural sounds of waterfalls, selected music, and aromatherapy. For more information, contact 707-251-1900, or www.themeritageresort.com. Media contact: Julie Fraga, 916-774-9600. www.napavalleymarriott.co.
Media contact:Terra J. Calegar, 707-253-8600.
Massage and body treatments help guests unwind and relax at Little River Inn Resort and Spa in Mendocino. For more information, contact 707-937-5942, or www.littleriverinn.com.
Media contact: Cally Dyn, 707-937-5942.
For natural mineral bathing in upper Napa Valley, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs provides guests with a steam room, blanket wrap and massage. The spa is famous for its unique mud baths using Calistoga’s volcanic ash and mineralized hot springs water. For more information, contact 707-942-6269, or www.calistogaspa.com.
Media contact:Diane Barrett, 707-942-6269.
For rooms and suites with ocean views of Bodega Bay, Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa, has a full-service spa, sauna, five-star Duck Club Restaurant, complimentary wine hour and championship golf. For more information, contact 707-875-3525, or www.bodegabaylodge.com.
Media contact: Tim McGregor, 707-875-9525.
Calistoga’s Mount View Spa in the Mount View Hotel offers facials, massages, and hydrotherapy baths. Services include an indoor dry sauna, a couple’s massage room, locker room facilities and day use of the heated pool and Jacuzzi. For more information, contact 707-942-6877, or www.mountviewhotel.com.
Media contact: Cassi DeTrinidad, 707-942-6877.
Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa & Resort in Calistoga has a variety of affordable rooms with complimentary use of the hot springs pool. For more information, contact 707-942-8000, or www.goldenhaven.com.
Media contact: Barry Stern, 707-942-8000.
Pamper skin with a mineral-rich mud wrap or custom facial at Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa in Kelseyville. Enjoy a Salt Glow Body Polish, or relax while enjoying a spa pedicure. For more information, contact 707-279-4281, or www.konoctiharbor.com.
Media contact: Dorrie Walker, 707-279-4281.
Revitalize the mind and body at the newly remodeled and expanded Spa at Portola Hotel at Monterey Bay. The new spa features a full-service salon, more than sixty therapeutic treatments, a relaxing lounge, and comfortable locker rooms with steam rooms. For more information, contact 831-649-4511, or www.portolahotel.com.
Media contact: Kurt Allen, 831-649-4511.
Spa Gaia, in Gaia Napa Valley Hotel, in American Canyon, offers unique methods for relaxation through messages, spa therapies, and other services using rituals handed down through generations in the East. For more information, contact 707-674-2100, or www.gaiahotelnapavalley.com.
Media contact: Toni Moore, 707-674-2100.
Using European beauty essentials and organic ingredients Spa Coralini, in the Chateau Coralini Retreat in Salinas, has spa packages, massage therapy, custom facial treatments, body wraps and scrubs, that will cleanse, protect, and infuse skin with nourishment. For more information, contact 831-455-2100, or www.chateaucoralini.com.
Media contact: Linda Persall, 831-455-2100.
Solage Calistoga Resort & Spa offers a full array of relaxing, reinvigorating services that are environmentally conscious such as the Solage-Somerville signature facial. For more information, contact 707-226-0800, or www.solagecalistoga.com.
Media contact: Anna Huggins, 310-586-7153.
Visitors may choose from a variety of reviving Napa spa treatments, massages, and facials at Amadeus Spa, in the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel. Enjoy a loofah scrub, a honey-oil wrap, the pool, and salon. For more information, contact 707-253-8600.
The White House Inn & Spa in Napa offers customized treatments and the option to relax poolside amid shade trees and sweeping vines. For more information, contact 707-254-9301, or www.napawhitehouseinn.com.
Media contact: Linda Griffiths, 707-254-9301.
Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga has bungalow accommodations and a 24-room lodge situated on 16 acres. With an Olympic size mineral pool, Indian Springs Resort and Spa offers a full-service spa with 100% volcanic ash mud baths. For more information, contact 707-942-4913, or www.indianspringscalistoga.com.
Media contact: Erik Fair, 707-942-4913.
The Spa at Ocean Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay Harbor offers a peaceful sanctuary with a menu of relaxing therapies to de-stress and rejuvenate and pamper guests before they return to their private veranda for a glass of wine or beverage of choice. For more information, contact 650-726-5400, or www.lafayetteparkhotel.com.
Media contact: Patricia Kunz, 925-299-4319.
Kenwood Inn and Spa in Kenwood provides a secluded destination in a Mediterranean setting, where guests are able to choose from 29 guestrooms and suites, an Italian restaurant and private wine bar available only to guests . Its spa features the all-natural, luxury skincare products from ARCONA and body treatments utilizing vinotherapy- engaging the rejuvenating and protective powers of the grape. For more information, contact 707-833-1293, or www.kenwoodinn.com.
Media contact: Lissa Gruman, 425-451-4387.
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