Must Try Spas in Atlanta

Treat yourself to some me-time at one of Atlanta's must try spas
Treat yourself to some me-time at one of Atlanta’s best spas.

It doesn’t need to be a special occasion for you to get a relaxing massage, a blissful facial or a rejuvenating treatment at the spa. Restore your mind and your body at one of Atlanta’s relaxing spas. Here we offer a list with options for all moods, needs and schedules. From a day-long treat to a quick lunch-break escape, Atlanta has a delightful spa experience for you. 

Heyday Skincare

Heyday Skincare
Stay in your Heyday. (📷: @aubreeashtynn)

Take a load off while making sure you stay in your “heyday” with this unique facial experience. Heyday Skincare offers customized facials tailored to your skin’s needs in a relaxed environment. Each facial starts with an analysis followed by a relaxing treatment allowing you to enhance your at-home routine with ease.

Where: Midtown, 931 Monroe Drive NE Unit 111B; Krog District, 124 Krog St. NE, Suite A140; Buckhead, 3158 Peachtree Road NE

Waldorf Astoria Spa

Waldorf Astoria’s luxury spa in Buckhead
Besides an incredible spa, Waldorf Astoria houses Brassica, a phenomenal restaurant. (Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria)

Relax the body and quiet the mind in a detoxifying bath inspired by ancient rituals at Waldorf Astoria’s luxury spa in Buckhead. With 13 treatment rooms, pools including a 60-foot saline lap pool and a couples’ suite, this is the place to enjoy treatments such as body wraps and massages.

Where: 3376 Peachtree Road NE

The Spa at the St. Regis Atlanta 

The pool at The Spa at St. Regis Atlanta is majestic
The pool at The Spa at St. Regis Atlanta is majestic. (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Atlanta)

The Spa at St. Regis Atlanta is a “Sanctuary for the Extraordinary,” as they rightfully call it. The spa boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including serene treatment rooms, Vichy showers, a luxurious eucalyptus steam room and a soothing Himalayan salt stone wall sauna. After your treatment, unwind in the tranquil relaxation lounge, savoring personalized herbal teas and sweet treats such as decadent French macarons and chocolate truffles.

Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, a solo retreat or a pampering day with friends, the spa at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead promises an unforgettable experience of lavish serenity and unparalleled hospitality.

Where: 88 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Spa InterContinental 

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta has partnered with Bioligique Recherche to offer an elevated spa and wellness experience using innovative and revolutionary professional skincare techniques. The line of products used are highly concentrated in botanical, marine and biologically active ingredients formulated in France. With results-driven products, Spa InterContinental is an oasis of rejuvenation. 

Your spa visit includes access to the state-of-the-art fitness center and the heated saltwater pool. 

Where: 3315 Peachtree Road NE 

exhale Atlanta at Loews Atlanta Hotel

Located in Midtown at Loews Atlanta Hotel, exhale is a one-of-a-kind spa. Besides an array of treatments, facials and massages, the day spa is also a boutique gym with expertly created fitness classes such as barre, cycling, yoga, cardio and HIIT. In a space that inspires serenity and health, you can spend the whole day taking care of yourself — physically and mentally. Start the day exercising, then head over to the changing rooms and get ready for a restorative and relaxing massage. After your experience, spend some time unwinding at the detoxifying, coed hammam, zen lounge and steam room. Head over to the showers and visit the chic well-being boutique on your way out. 

If you are a local or travel often, exhale offers a membership or class-packs that will keep you coming back for more self-care goodness. 

Where: 1065 Peachtree St. NE 

The Spa at The Starling Hotel

The Starling offers a relaxing experience
The Starling offers a relaxing experience. (Photo courtesy of The Starling)

Melt away the stress at the spa at The Starling Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Unlock your radiant glow by treating yourself to one of the relaxing services.

Whether you choose a deep tissue massage, a hydrating body mask or a restorative facial, The Starling is the perfect place for a day-long treat at the City in the Forest. Start your day with a walk around Piedmont Park just down the street, and then, after your spa treatments, head over to Lantana, the hotel’s intimate lobby-level bar + lounge where there frequently is live jazz and DJ music until midnight. 

The Spa at Four Seasons Atlanta

Enjoy the Aroma Design Bar at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
Enjoy the Aroma Design Bar at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Atlanta)

Walk into the stunningly luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta in the heart of Midtown and head straight to The Spa for a relaxing experience. Customize your experience and indulge your senses with the Aroma Design Bar. Pick a massage or treatment perfect for you and your needs, then sit back and enjoy.

Give yourself a special treat with the Ultimate JetPeel. Get the benefits of the nutrients from the serums found in 111skin’s Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Mask. Take your manicure and pedicure to the next level with a pomegranate-infused manicure and pedicure perfect to say good-bye to winter dry hands and hello to nourished beautiful skin. Or choose a blissful combination where the massage therapist will send you home with the custom mix of shea and goat’s milk body butter so that you can continue the experience at home.  

Where: 75 14th St. NE

Spa at Elaine Sterling Institute

Elaine Starling Institute is an affordable option
Elaine Starling Institute is an affordable option. (Photo courtesy Elaine Starling Institute)

Perfect if you’re looking for affordable options when it comes to your spa day, Elaine Starling Institute provides quality service at a fraction of the price of a normal spa. Enjoy state-of-the-art services from students learning from licensed instructors. Whether you’re looking to get glam or relax and enjoy a back treatment; the Spa at ESI might be one of Buckhead’s best-kept secrets.

Where: 3393 Peachtree Road NE, No. 1003B

The W Downtown

Try a poolside massage at W Atlanta Downtown
Try a poolside massage at W Atlanta Downtown. (Photo courtesy W Atlanta Downtown)

Enjoy an urban escape surrounded by Atlanta’s most popular attractions. Whether you’re staying at this hotel or not; the on-site spa will definitely make you want to stay a while. From facials to body scrubs and even poolside massages, W Atlanta Downtown’s Spa options are endless. Bask by the pool and enjoy a drink while the DJ plays upbeat tunes on the weekends.

Where: 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd

Iwi Fresh Farm Day Spa

Looking to enjoy a spa experience filled with products that are fresh, unique and composed of raw ingredients? Iwi Fresh is a great option if you are environmentally conscious and interested in a holistic experience. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Castleberry Hill, this Downtown day spa is the perfect getaway (and you never have to leave the city).

Where: 1800 Jonesboro Road SE

After you melt the stress away at the spa, find a rooftop pool to relax in the heart of the city.

Born and raised in Mexico, Daniela is a bilingual journalist who now lives in Atlanta and spends her time searching for the best margarita in town and discovering coffee shops in the city.

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