Best Day Spas in Seattle

Whether Seattle visitors are looking for a quick pick-me-up or an intensive spa treatment, the Emerald City delivers some of the best spa packages on the West Coast. Itís understandable to need a relaxing spa day after seeing all the sights that Seattle has to offer. Luckily, the Seattle area has many day spas to choose from. Etherea Salon Spa is an Aveda concept salon that features all the basic spa treatments with a wonderful Aveda boost. This Seattle day spa is well known for having a friendly and helpful staff. Hothouse Spa and Sauna is an unconventional spa, but patrons love the affordable spa soaks and aromatherapy sessions. After a hard day of shopping, Spa Nordstrom can provide manicures and pedicures or over 15 different treatments in this peaceful oasis. Below is the complete list of's day spa favorites.

Etherea Salon Spa

2001 1st Ave., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.441.5511
Etherea Salon Spa, an Aveda concept salon, has all the basic spa treatments but with an Aveda boost. Known for their pure plant essences, Aveda spa products promote overall well-being and comfort naturally. The Etherea spa list offers standard spa fare including facials, massages and manicures but also features warm resin waxing (versus hot wax) for a less painful option. Because the staff is friendly and responsive, this Seattle day spa is a top choice among locals and Seattle visitors. The best part is this Seattle day spa location which allows spa visitors to pick up fresh flowers and produce at the colorful and lively Pike's Place Market.

Gene Juarez Salons and Spa

601 Pine St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.326.6000
The Gene Juarez Salon and Spa has the best downtown Seattle spa location near Seattle's downtown shopping district and is most definably a cross between luxe services and the downtown corporate set. Although the front desk may have a frenzied feel, the hub quickly fades as spa patrons enter the tranquil feng shui-adapted waiting room complete with tea and coffee service. The spa menu is lengthy with plenty of juicy options: facials, body wraps, manicures, massages, mud masks with a Swiss shower option that restores a spa visitor's nerves and senses. Spa veterans will be familiar with this perfect Seattle spa-away-from-home and can continue indulging their senses by shopping at the local boutiques and retail outlets nearby.

High Maintenance Skin Care

1706 Bellevue Ave., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.322.6939
The name of this Seattle spa says it all and is designed for the spa-seeker who is not afraid to flaunt her (or his) high maintenance ways. This Seattle spa caters to the spa patron in search of the best services and products. The hot beauty rumor swirling around the Seattle beauty crowd is for the best Brazilian waxes, High Maintenance Skin Care is the place. The facials are also achieving cult status with spa goers raving about glowing skin. The Seattle spa's soothing decor prides itself on comfort and relaxation and clients return on a regular basis. The staff is helpful without being pushy, directing clients to the right beauty products sans the sales pressure. Seattle spa junkies and NYC-types looking for a comparable West spa coast solution will easily find all their spa needs met at this Seattle spa oasis.

Hothouse Spa and Sauna

1019 E. Pike St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.568.3240
This Seattle spa and sauna bathhouse may be an unconventional spa choice among the swanky retreats available but the affordability makes this a sure thing. The female spa enthusiast looking for a tranquil hiding place from the loud, busy world can indulge her senses with a massage and hot tub soak. The attention to detail is impeccable: filtered water with lemon wedges, lightly-perfumed shower soap and lavender aromatherapy in the steam room come together to make this Seattle day spa an utterly unforgettable retreat for the spa goddess in everyone.

Jeremey Todd Wellness Spa and Salon

411 University St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.262.9000
The ultimate in spa luxury is found at Jeremey Todd Wellness Spa and Salon, a posh Seattle day spa in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. This Seattle spa's main focus is to soothe and nurture their clients via five star service and treatments. The carved Indonesian statues that line the hallways boast blissful expressions and encourage spa guests to emulate that same feeling. Here the cheerful and ultra-professional staff offer spa guests a superb line of beauty treatments such as vitamin C facials and hot-and-cold-stone massages. Spa aficionados can soak in whirlpool tubs before joining friends for high tea in the Georgian Room of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Perfect for spa patrons in search of the ultimate pampering experience.

Robert Leonard Day Spa Salon

2033 6th Ave., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.441.9900
This Seattle day spa may be set in downtown clamor, but once inside spa guests immediately notice a change, from intricate Asian carvings to the soothing atmosphere, and the outside world is quickly forgotten. The spa offerings make this spa unique and sought out, especially with choices like the made-to-order aromatherapy facials and candlelit thalassotherapy baths with underwater massage. The best part is this Seattle spa will send spa patrons away with product samples. After an all-day spa treatment, Seattle visitors can indulge their shopping impulse by browsing the retail stores and boutiques at nearby Pacific Place. The perfect combo for the spa seeker and shopaholic.

Spa Bellisima

2620 2nd Ave., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.956.4156
Spa Bellisima, a warm, serene, inviting spa in Belltown, is best known for its all-natural products. Organic fruits, vegetables and herbs are combined to create an individual potion appropriate to the spa visitor's skin type. Spa Bellisima uses only healing oils and organics on client's skin and musculature. A favorite is the warm, oil-covered stone massage with full body exfoliation. This Seattle day spa prides itself in a "non-chemical, totally organic environment" including filtered spa air for the stressed-out worker looking for a retreat from this polluted planet. Spa packages are individually crafted to rejuvenate the body and soul.

Spa Nordstrom

500 Pine St., Seattle WA; Tel. 206.628.2111
Spa Nordstrom, appropriately named after the flagship Seattle department store, is the ultra-convenient spa choice for the hardcore Nordstrom shopper in need of a little pampering ala manicure and pedicure. This Seattle day spa has carved out a peaceful oasis on the top floor of this local mega-retailer. Spa patrons can peruse an extensive list of 15-plus body treatments, hot stone massages and facials. And for women who have their male counterpart in tow, he also can indulge in a fitness facial or sports massage. Spa Nordstrom is a great option to satisfy many different spa tastes and genders.
--Seattle day spa reviews by Sonja Pecavar