The San Francisco city skyline is seen from the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco At Embarcadero.
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The Best Spas in San Francisco for a Perfect Spa Day

Prepare to be pampered with our list of the best spas in the San Francisco, from budget-friendly day spas to luxurious hotel spas.

San Francisco has plenty of outdoor spaces where one can relax and unwind; but sometimes, you need a total reset that not even nature can provide. Whether you want massage, facial treatment, salt water soak or even acupuncture, there are a variety of fantastic spas in San Francisco that can help you find your zen. Take a look at our list of the best spas in San Francisco.

And just beyond San Francisco, you'll find a number of hot springs that offer you a great retreat that you can pamper yourself at.

Japantown

Pearl Spa

1656 Post St.

Pearl Spa is a women's Korean spa located near Japantown. They specialize in body scrub treatments and have an array of scrubs, wraps, and massages to choose from. You can also get a combination of different services. While they don't do facials, the employees will provide skin and hair care after your body service.

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The Presidio

SenSpa

1161 Gorgas Ave.

Right at the edge of the Presidio National Park sits SenSpa, a tranquil spa with health-focused services that puts less emphasis on typical cosmetic benefits and more on healing. Massage therapists will ask detailed questions before massage and treatments, and there are even classes you can take here to integrate wellness practices into everyday life. Guests are encouraged unwind in one of their four lounges after treatment, which includes a bamboo and tea garden.

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Bayview

Archimedes Banya

748 Innes Ave

An enormous spa with four stories, Archimedes Banya is a relaxing experience and a cultural one too. Here, you can find a Russian sauna, a Finnish sauna, various plunge pools, and even a hammam. They offer typical facials and herbal baths; but the adventurous can try more traditional treatments like venik platza, in which bouquets of heated birch or oak leaves are used to pat and lash the guest. Archimedes Banya is a communal spa where many go to socialize and hang out with friends, so don't expect absolute peace and quiet. 

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SoMa / Yerba Buena

Burke Williams

845 Market St. #510

Burke Williams is a fantastic option if you're looking for a more standard, commercial experience. The spa is decorated in a "Parisienne fantasy" theme, with black and white tones and low-hanging chandeliers. Massages, facials, and other typical treatments are offered here, along with steam rooms and a whirlpool. 

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Japantown

Kabuki Springs & Spa

1750 Geary Blvd.

Kabuki Springs & Spa asks guests to keep electronics in their lockers and talk at a minimum, creating a serene, silent space. The communal area of the spa includes typical plunge pools and a sauna, but the real star is the traditional seated Japanese bathing areas. Here, you can quietly relax around the various pools without a time limit. Complimentary salt scrubs are provided around the communal area to refresh yourself after a sauna or soak. Treatment-wise, Kabuki offers both Eastern and Western-style massages. The facilities are women-only on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and men-only on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Tuesdays are co-ed, so bathing suits are required in the communal areas. 

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SoMa

QUA, The SPA at SOMA GRAND

1162 Mission St.

Thoughtfully decorated and inviting, QUA feels like a warm hug. This smaller spa in the Mission is wonderfully intimate, with wood floors, orchids, and quilted pillows and throws in each room. While they don't have a full-service spa with showers and a jacuzzi, customers rave over their facials, signature manicures, and pedicures. The spa also offers private reservations for groups from six to 12, perfect for birthdays or bachelorette parties.  

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Union Square

Pure Organic Spa

518 Sutter St.

Pure Organic Spa is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby Union Square. With muted lighting and natural wood elements on the walls, this spa intends to soothe you upon entry. This spa has you select a scented essential oil for your body treatments, and massage therapists carefully ask how much pressure to apply and what areas to focus on. This spa is a fantastic option for those staying at hotels near Union Square who want a soothing or deep tissue massage.

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Fillmore

Imperial Spa

1875 Geary Blvd.

This Korean-style communal bathhouse is perfect for spa days with your friends. There are two separate spa areas, one for men and one for women, with a bathing suit optional policy. For an affordable price, you can purchase a four-hour pass that gives you access to their saunas, cold plunge, and jacuzzi. Treatment-wise, they have a wet spa focusing on scrubs and body wraps and a dry spa focusing on acupressure massage. This spa also stays open until around 10 p.m., so you can fit something relaxing into your packed schedule.  

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Embarcadero

Bamford Wellness Spa

8 Mission St.

Bamford Wellness Spa, while small, is a light-filled treasure on the top corner of 1 Hotel San Francisco. There is a diverse menu of treatments, including massage therapy, scrubs, and facials. The salt soak is undoubtedly the star of the experience, giving guests access to two large tubs in a bamboo garden on the hotel rooftop. After treatment, spa patrons are encouraged to sit and relax on their deck, which overlooks the ferry building and delivers stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. 
 

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Pacific Heights

Redmint

1958 Union St.

Combining Chinese medicinal practices with modern spa treatments, Redmint is an excellent spa for a more holistic approach to bodywork. You can pair traditional massage, like lymphatic or Swedish, with techniques like acupuncture, gua sha, reiki, and reflexology. Their menu of treatments is quite extensive and they also have an herbal bar serving medicinal drinks that will make you glow from the inside out. They have a second location in the Fillmore as well. 

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Sausalito

Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa

601 Murray Cir.

Nestled next to the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point is a tranquil oasis surrounded by eucalyptus and pine. The spa here is known for its facials and combination of Thai and Swedish massage techniques. Guests gain access to spa facilities one hour before or after service. Facilities include eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, outdoor jacuzzis, fire pits, and a zen garden. 

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A stylish woman sits at Fort Point near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Get Styled During Your Stay

Traveling without your glam squad? Never fear; J Roland Salon is a full service San Francisco salon that offers hair styling, mani/pedi treatments, and more. It's perfect for pampering or a quick refresh before an exciting night on the town!

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Maddie Pratt

Maddie Pratt is the Sr. Associate of Design & Content at San Francisco Travel. She grew up in nearby Marin County, just a bridge away from the City. After moving to San Francisco in 2020, she knew she'd found her home base. Maddie enjoys walks in Golden Gate Park, chowing down on dim sum and sunsets at Baker Beach.

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