Best Hotels In Washington DC With Spas

October 19, 2013 8:00 AM

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While vacationing or traveling, unwanted exhaustion is likely to ensue from long days and continuous activities. This is why accommodating hotels provide on-site spas and special amenities for guests. Often hotel spas can also make reservations for those who are not hotel guests – it never hurts to ask. Call around before booking your next hotel stay to ensure that you have the option of luxurious, at-your-fingertips spa services.

Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 729-8400

Spa Mineral is an award-winning 12,000-square-foot spa housed in Lansdowne Resort in the wine country of Northern Virginia. The Spa Minerale menu encompasses massages, body treatments and skin care. A welcoming spa, special treatments are also designed for men and young guests. Leave your cell phones and electronics at the door because Lansdowne guarantees customers complete peace and quiet. Complimentary wine or champagne and use of the steam room and whirlpool are included with scheduled spa appointments.

1600 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-3434

Lorien is the only hotel spa in Alexandria, Virginia. The lavish hotel works to satisfy any “dream” a guest may have. Each guest room has a 24-hour “dream button” on the phone. There are five spa rooms total, where patrons can receive facials, massages, body treatments, waxing and more. Bridal packages and day spa packages are also available. Perhaps the most popular treatment is the Lavender Dreams Body Experience: a revitalizing body scrub, wrap and scalp and foot massage that lasts 80 minutes. The average price point is around $125. While Lorien welcomes walk-ins and those who are not hotel guests, scheduling an appointment is advised for preferred times. After your relaxing treatment, enjoy a fine meal at one of the three culinary establishments.

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999 9th Street, NW
3rd floor
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 742-1941

Aura spa has a location in the Renaissance hotel in downtown Washington. The spa specializes in therapeutic, clinical facials and waxing, as well as a body polish and wrap services. An hour-long treatment is just over $100, more affordable than other local spas. Washington City Paper and Lucky Magazine have recognized Aura as having the best massage therapists in DC. Aura spa is open to the public. A 10-percent discount is applied to parties of six or more.

The Jefferson
1200 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-2300

The soothing Petite Spa at The Jefferson has two treatment rooms: a facial room and a couple’s suite. The setting at Petite is intimate and customizes each visit, as the serene spa only services five guests at a time. The services offered include massages, body scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures, hair and makeup. Each service can be scheduled in a 60-, 90- or 120-minute session and pricing depends on duration. On-the-go treatments lasting 30 minutes are also offered. A signature treatment at The Jefferson is the Wine Therapy Facial. Hotel guests can receive spa treatments in the comfort of their room.

Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-9100

An Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is located on the second floor in Willard InterContinental to spoil guests. The renowned spa integrates cutting-edge techniques into the typical spa treatments of massage, facials and aromatherapy. Red Door is known to have elite packages. A spa lunch is also offered, if not already included in the particular spa package. Skincare products and esteemed makeup products are obtainable for purchase.

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