The Best Spa Resorts in the U.S.

by Burke Speaker | September 26, 2013 10:59 am

Let’s face it: You need a getaway — maybe a week vacation or at the very least, a long-weekend respite from your normal routine.

If it’s relaxation you’re after, look no further than these destinations: the best spa resorts in the United States as ranked by visitors in Conde Nast Traveler‘s national rankings[1].

View the following selections for an idea on where to escape from it all.

#5: Auberge du Sol[2]eil

Napa, California

Planning a California wine tour in the near future? This is a must-stop location. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, this luxury resort and spa offers knock-your-breath-away views, a dedicated staff and relaxation at its finest. Visitors rave about its food alone — not to mention the massage and facials that defy expectations.

#4: Hotel Valencia Santana Row[3]

San Jose, California

It’s no surprise that this is the second California spa to make the Top 5 list. Nestled amid a city known for fine dining and entertainment, this classic hotel and spa received a perfect score for its facilities based on the Conde Nast survey. Lay back and have your every need catered to while taking a steam or hot stone massage.

#3: Mokara Hotel Spa[4]

San Antonio, Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas lies an oasis that you’d find in your dreams. Located right on the riverwalk, this spa feels like it’s miles away from it all while being close to everything. Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure constantly rank this spa as one of the nation’s best.

#2: Waldorf Astoria[5]

Chicago, Illinois

What can be said that hasn’t already been acclaimed about this historic hotel and spa? With expansive suites, amazing dining, and a staff that’s there to cater to your every whim and need, the Waldorf beckons with unending perfection. The 14,000 square foot spa features a barber suite, a nail salon for the ladies, and a laundry list of different spa options.

#1: Mohonk Mountain[6] Spa

New Paltz, New York

Ranked No. 1 by readers and spa lovers alike, this unbelievable mountain getaway is perfect for relaxation and reflection.The spa boasts all the usual services, plus yoga, pool meditation, personal training and services geared to allow men to enjoy the spa experience as well. Try their stress-reduction package to ensure that when you leave, you’re ready to face the world again.

And for the full Conde Nast rankings, click here[7].

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  3. Hotel Valencia Santana Row:
  4. Mokara Hotel Spa:
  5. Waldorf Astoria:
  6. Mohonk Mountain:
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