6 Best Hotel Spa Getaways
By AAA Travel Editor Laurie Sterbens | April 19, 2023
Relax and recharge at these AAA Diamond spa hotels with both AAA Inspector's Best Of Housekeeping badges and Inspector's Best Of Spa designations.
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa
82 Bradford St.The Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa has everything you need for a rejuvenating, adults-only getaway. The restored Cape Cod sea captain’s estate is within walking distance of the beach and the shops and galleries of Provincetown, Massachusetts, a quaint, historic seaside town, as well as fun things to do such as whale watching or sailing. If you just want to relax, spend the afternoon lounging in a tranquil garden and book a treatment at Shui Spa, a full-service, unisex spa offering massages, skin and body treatments, a nail salon and reflexology. While the spa’s mineral soaking tub, steam room and Himalayan salt sauna are closed at press time, all other spa services are available with enhanced sanitation protocols.Book Now
Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection
3600 Village Harbor Dr.If you’re craving a spa getaway while planning a family vacation, the Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection covers all the bases. Built in the style of Michigan’s grand turn-of-the-century lake resorts, the Inn offers views of Lake Michigan, a private beach and heated outdoor pool, as well as kids’ activities and free child care. The Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor offers a complete menu of treatments and services for both men and women, with enhanced sanitation procedures between appointments along with other safety measures. AAA members save 5 percent or more when booking AAA rates.Book Now
Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth
35 Landmark Dr.You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a French country estate at Mirbeau Inn & Spa Plymouth, with its graceful, Old World-style architecture set on a wooded landscape featuring ponds and gardens inspired by Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny. In fact, you’re just a short distance away from the attractions and activities of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts and the beach. With a claw-foot tub and fireplace in every room, French-inspired fare at The Bistro & Wine Bar, and of course, the spa and other wellness amenities, you may find it hard to tear yourself away. Though the steam room is temporarily closed, a full menu of spa treatments is available, as well as wellness amenities including outdoor and virtual fitness classes.Book Now
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club
One Monarch Beach ResortIf you’re looking forward to a change of scenery, how about a luxurious Tuscan-style resort surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean? With a private beach, destination restaurants with ocean views and a wealth of planned activities, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club has all you need for a relaxing and fun beach getaway. The resort has revamped its fitness offerings for social distancing and now offers more than 40 fitness, yoga and meditation classes outdoors. Learn to surf, boogie-board or stand-up paddleboard on the private beach, or download the RunGo app for running routes designed by the Monarch fitness staff. The Miraval Life in Balance Spa will reopen soon with adjusted safety protocols according to the resort’s state-certified StaySafe Program. AAA members receive a 5 to 15 percent discount when booking AAA rates.Book Now
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd.You may be looking for serious spa pampering, but your kids will think you're the coolest parent ever when they see the fun things to do at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn about Florida’s natural beauty in Nature’s Wonders in a facility that includes 11 aquariums with crabs, eels, turtles and sharks. Outdoors, there’s a family pool with a children’s splash pool—and an adults-only relaxation pool. The entire family can enjoy beach activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and body boarding. When it’s time for that pampering, head to the spa for treatments using local herbs, botanicals and stones from the Gulf, as well as aqua lounges, an outdoor mineral pool, a sauna and steam room. Other wellness offerings include a fitness center, water aerobics classes and nutrition programs. The resort offers special savings for AAA members when booking AAA rates. Note: Due to the ongoing effects of Hurricane Ian, phone ahead for availability and schedule.Book Now
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