Best Day Spa in Boston

2015 Best Day Spa

The Mandarin Oriental

Boston

This massive spa offers a steam room with star-like lights, a dimly lit “vitality pool,” and services that truly transport. For an indulgent experience, try “The Retreat,” a six-hour journey…Read More

2015 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston

This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…Read More

2014 Best Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Boston

Even if you don’t spring for the absurdly indulgent six-hour "Boston Breather" package—including a scrub, pedicure, facial, and more—it’s easy to while away the day at this 16,000-square-foot oasis four…Read More

2014 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston

This was a winner in our 2014 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2014 winners…Read More

2013 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston

This was a winner in our 2013 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2013 winners…Read More

2013 Best Day Spa

Exhale, Battery Wharf

Boston

We love the daily bustle of living in Boston, of course, but sometimes we need an escape. At this expansive waterfront spa, the hammam—a stunning, stone-tiled Turkish bath—lets you while…Read More

2013 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham

The massages here will put you into the I’ve-just-been-kneaded-to-the-point-of-blissed-out-distraction state that you were hoping for. But that’s just the beginning. Take a dip in the hot tub, and dawdle in…Read More

2013 Best Day Spa, North

Pyara

Burlington

Even if you have only 30 minutes to spend at Pyara, you’ll reap the relaxing benefits: Nosh on dark chocolate and sip a calming tea while your therapist prepares a…Read More

2013 Best Day Spa, South

Oasis Day Spa

South Weymouth

Hidden behind a tiny storefront on a cute main street in Weymouth, Oasis Day Spa is anything but small. The space seems to go on for miles, exuding a serenity…Read More

2013 Best Day Spa, West

Ardan Medspa + Salon

Wellesley

Even the most basic facial at this Wellesley medspa is top-notch. Descend the staircase to find a clean, modern oasis (glittering mosaic tiles and Ghost chairs in the waiting area)…Read More

2012 Best Day Spa, West

La Residencia Spa

Newton Upper Falls

Set in a homey Victorian manse, La Residencia is the antithesis of the typical spa: a comfortable place where massages, facials, and body treatments are offered with a spot of…Read More

2012 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham

Massages and facials are delightful—until they cut into your precious sun time, that is. Thankfully, the Spa at the Chatham Bars Inn offers the best of both worlds. The facility’s…Read More

2012 Best Day Spa

G2O Spa & Salon

Boston

Fireside lounge. Penthouse roof deck. Inhalation-therapy relaxation room. The amenities at this vast Newbury Street retreat are top-notch—as are the always-invigorating services. Whether you stop in for a deep-hydration facial…Read More

2012 Best Day Spa, North

Maison Esthetique

Danvers

This place is a day spa in the truest sense of the word—no blow dryers whining in the next room or barking personal trainers to disrupt the tranquility. Instead, the…Read More

2012 Best Day Spa, South

Spascape Day Spa

Scituate

Whether you go for an invigorating facial featuring South African Environ products or a skin-brightening body cocoon, it’s impossible to leave Spascape feeling anything but light and rejuvenated. We like…Read More

2011 Best Day Spa, West

La Residencia Spa

Newton Upper Falls

You could go to one of those fancy spas with the stark furniture and the green apples stacked perfectly so. But when you’re in need of coddling, a place that’s…Read More

2011 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham

Everything at this posh spa is understated yet high-end. The outdoor relaxation pool has private cabanas nearby for al fresco massages; the locker rooms feature private steam showers. And body…Read More

2011 Best Day Spa

g2o Spa and Salon

Boston

Fresh from a move to a completely renovated space, G2O’s spa includes a bevy of places to bliss out between appointments, including the salt-air-infused Brine relaxation room, a plush penthouse…Read More

2011 Best Day Spa, North

Pyara Spa and Salon

Burlington

In a land of office parks, Pyara is quite the oasis: a serene sanctuary where the only to-do lists include hot stone massages, Ayurvedic shirodhara treatments, and invigorating Vichy showers….Read More

2011 Best Day Spa, South

Spascape

Scituate

Services here rival the spectacular ocean view: The infectiously cheerful staff will pamper and polish you from head to toe using high-end products, including the seaweed-based Osea line. There’s also…Read More

2010 Best Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Boston

Tucked deep within the hotel, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental is truly an urban retreat—not a peep of the noise from Boylston disturbs the tranquility. The dressing room, equipped with…Read More

2009 Best Day Spa, West

Ardan MedSpa + Salon

Wellesley

The cutting edge comes well padded at this lovely little med-spa, which despite its high-tech laser hair removal and ultrasonic facials keeps the emphasis on ‘spa’—and all the sensuous pampering…Read More

2009 Best Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Boston

We resisted loving the Spa at the Mandarin. One, it’s a chain. Two, it’s in a hotel. But our opposition began to waver as soon as we hit the locker…Read More

2009 Best Day Spa, North

Dayle’s

Marblehead

The full name is ‘Dayle’s European Skin Care and Day Spa,’ yet ‘Dayle’s’ captures the friendly essence of this little gem, founded in ’84 by Elizabeth Grady alum Dayle Ciampa….Read More

2009 Best Day Spa, South

Spascape Day Spa

Scituate

The waves that lap practically at the doorstep of this harborside spa can take decades to turn a shard of glass into a smooth, luminous thing of beauty. Good thing…Read More

2008 Best Day Spa, West

Soma

Sudbury

Call it spadenfreude: The hedonistic pampering you receive here is made that much more delicious by knowing people all around you are putting their bodies through the wringer. Opened in…Read More

2008 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston

Your computer is on the fritz. Your boss is on a tear. Your daughter is in a malignant teenage funk. Think: Happy place happy place I’m in my happy place….Read More

2008 Best Day Spa, North

LuxeBeautique

Swampscott

Paying someone just to hand you towels (Mariah) or perfume your path with gardenia (J.Lo) is a bit whoa!crazy. Still, Hollywood divas, with their creamy complexion and velvety skin, are…Read More

2008 Best Day Spa, South

Spascape Day Spa

Scituate

When you book an hour here, it’s wise to leave room for two. Owner Deb Larson has designed her fetching new seaside spa as a kind of anti-errand, flush with…Read More

2008 Best Day Spa, Guy-Friendly

Emerge Spa and Salon

Boston

By now you’ve seen the articles proclaiming that men are (hold on to your footballs!) concerned with their hygiene and grooming. Yet at most spas, the premises still feel dominated…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, South

Adamo Day Spa Retreat

Cohasset

Should a hectic week (or month, or year) leave you in need of intense pampering, Adamo is the place to get it. This is no cold facial factory or purveyor…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, Berkshires

Seven Salon Spa

Stockbridge

Just off the road that Norman Rockwell called home, year-old Seven presents itself as an unassuming yellow house that turns out to be far from ordinary inside. On the ground…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, West

Ardan Medspa + Salon

Wellesley

Restful ambiance and flattering lighting aren’t enough to put a day spa out in front of the competition anymore, though Ardan has both. What counts is the results, and here…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, Martha's Vineyard

Bouclé

Edgartown

Unlike that other island, the Vineyard isn’t all about donning your D&G. Still, after a hard day at the beach, even the most casual among us may crave a little…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

Relax & Renew Day Spa

West Falmouth

Five years after opening her quaint, cottagelike spa, owner Andrea Winget has hit her stride, welcoming returning patrons by name and securing exclusive rights to upscale skin-care lines like DDF…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, Nantucket

Tresses & the Day Spa

Nantucket

Finding a great island spa can be a tricky business, with descriptions like “laid-back” actually translating to “remote location” and “untrained staff.” At Tresses, the efficient stylists, aestheticians, and masseurs…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

Relax & Renew Day Spa

West Falmouth

Five years after opening her quaint, cottagelike spa, owner Andrea Winget has hit her stride, welcoming returning patrons by name and securing exclusive rights to upscale skin-care lines like DDF…Read More

2007 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston

Unlike the various do-everything McSpas around town, Bella Sante succeeds with a focused approach: extremely well-trained aestheticians; European-made products; a clean, comfortable space; and a changing slate of seasonal treatments….Read More

2007 Best Day Spa, North

Alexander’s Spa and Salon

Wenham

Near the entrance of this winsome little spa is a spotlighted chair emblazoned with “Maria Lekkakos” in bold script. Diva alert? Hardly. When the petite former Miss Massachusetts bustles into…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa

Emerge Spa

Boston

When was the last time you pulled up to a spa, threw your keys to the valet, and were led into a private VIP suite? The answer, obviously: never. But…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, North

Andrew Michaels

Salem

A world apart from its strip mall brethren, the Andrew Michaels spa—situated among the white-brick columns of the old Salem public library—earns devotees with such enticing body treatments as the…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, South

Spa Harbor

Scituate

Leisure now comes by appointment on the South Shore’s tide-kissed coast, thanks to this two-year-old med-spa with a calming ambiance and clinically trained staff. Regulars love the wrinkle- and stress-reducing…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, Berkshires

Mepal Spa

New Marlborough

If you’re the type who balks at micromanaged vacations, you’ll find nirvana at this secluded country sanctuary, where there’s nary an itinerary in sight. With its fitness studio, beauty salon,…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, Martha's Vineyard

Bouclé Salon & Spa

Edgartown

On the second floor of a restored gray-shingled Edgartown Colonial lies an unlikely retreat. Bouclé may not be posh, but it has a gracious staff and ample charm in creaky…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

Dan’l Webster Inn

Sandwich

Some resort-town spas tend to get a little hectic at times, making relaxation a nail-biting endeavor. The Dan’l Webster offers complete serenity, along with uninterrupted pampering in the form of…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, Nantucket

Tresses & the Day Spa

Nantucket

Tresses may offer the widest selection of spa treatments on Nantucket, but it doesn’t crow about it. Staffers are welcoming and quick with island advice. The Deluxe Spa Pedicure withstands…Read More

2006 Best Day Spa, West

Bella Sante

Lexington

City spas can be pure bliss. Battling Boston drivers to get to them? Not so much. Fortunately, Lexington has an outpost of Newbury Street’s much-adored Bella Santé. The hushed oasis…Read More

2005 Best Day Spa

Exhale

Boston

Many day spas promise an escape from city life, but none delivers like Exhale. The two-story, Zen-like space alone is enough to set stress on standby, what with its hushed…Read More

2005 Best Day Spa, North

Maison Esthetique Christiane Bourque Spa

Danvers

Christiane Bourque, wife of former Bruin Ray, has created a European-style spa with lovely little touches (perfumed sachets in every locker) and heavenly big ones (heated massage tables). The private…Read More

2005 Best Day Spa, South

Spa Harbor

Scituate

First-rate treatments abound at this seaside full-service spa. The epic facial menu includes everything from microdermabrasion to skin-buffing sound waves. And the talented massage therapists act as masseuses, meditation guides,…Read More

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