From the unique boutiques along Newbury in Back Bay and the unbelievably delicious Italian restaurants in North End, to the well-known brick row houses in Beacon Hill and the bar where “everybody knows your name,” the city of Boston, Massachusetts, has something for everyone in each of its vibrant neighborhoods.
As the largest city in New England, Boston is packed with charm, rich history, site-seeing, good food, and of course, great spa experiences. So as a nod to the historic Freedom Trail here’s a virtual trail of the spa variety. Let’s discover some of our faves in Beantown!
Located in the center of the city, the frequent Readers’ Choice Award winner and Forbes 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Boston is where decadent luxury meets traditional New England charm. Guests have their choice of 136 rooms and 12 suites to rest their heads while staying in Boston. The well-appointed accommodations include soaking tubs, rain showers, and Aromatherapy Associates amenities and the hotel offers visitors easy, walking access to nearby attractions. If you are looking to go all out, you must check out the 2,600-square-foot Presidential Suite, complete with a fireplace and private study!
Guests of the hotel, as well as locals and other visitors can dine at Asana, which offers contemporary American cuisine and overlooks Boylston Street. Likewise, for small plates and a selection of over 100 cocktails, M Bar and Lounge cannot be missed.
The real standout of the hotel is its 16,000-square-foot spa, which focuses on holistic treatments and fostering a true sense of wellbeing. With 9 treatment rooms and 2 couples suites, guests of the spa can enjoy a wide variety of treatments and even pick up a light lunch, smoothie, or fresh juice in the spa cafe. Make sure to arrive 45 minutes before your appointment because the added facilities are amazing – separate male and female heat and water facilities, each with Quartz Crystal steam rooms, vitality pools, experiential showers, ice fountains and relaxation lounges. Guests who want to work on their physique must take advantage of the 1,500-square-foot fitness center which offers everything from yoga to Pilates to personal training.
With 5 floors of spa and salon services G2O Spa & Salon on Newbury is a favorite among Bostonians. After undergoing a renovation and a location change in 2010, G2O added some pretty impressive new amenities and treatments including Brine Inhalation Therapy, a Bali Paradise Experience, the Nap Pod, acupuncture, sunless tanning, a penthouse lounge and terrace, a skylight hot tub, and a full retail shop. Plus, the spa is dedicated to fostering an eco-friendly environment!
Located on Tremont Street in South End Boston, étant is a full-service day spa which focuses on treatments that bring about a sense of wellbeing – and from the looks of the reviews of its faithful clients – it’s delivering! étant offers a variety of massage modalities, microdermabrasion, facials, hair removal, body treatments, and more.
As a local fave for hair care using bumble & bumble products, Joi Salon and Spa Escape offers it all. From great hair styling services including cuts, color, texture treatments, and extensions, to spa services from lash extensions, spray tanning, facials, body treatments, to of course mani-pedis – Joi Salon and Spa Escape is a must-visit for locals and visitors alike!
Within Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood lies a little bit of Thailand. Viyada Thai Spa offers traditional Thai body work and massage as well as Asian-inspired skin care services using THANN, an all-natural skin care line from Thailand. The spa even offers classes (to Massachuesetts certified massage therapists) to learn Thai massage!
Featuring 4 treatment rooms within its 1,400-square-foot spa as well as an adjoining 1,800-square-foot salon, Beaucage Salon & Spa in Back Bay offers a variety of hair, body, and facial treatments for guests.