Best of Boston

Best Day Spa

2009 Best Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Boston
We resisted loving the Spa at the Mandarin. One, it’s a chain. Two, it’s in a hotel. But our opposition began to waver as soon […] read more»
2008 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston
Your computer is on the fritz. Your boss is on a tear. Your daughter is in a malignant teenage funk. Think: Happy place happy place […] read more»
2008 Best Day Spa, Guy-Friendly

Emerge Spa and Salon

Boston
By now you’ve seen the articles proclaiming that men are (hold on to your footballs!) concerned with their hygiene and grooming. Yet at most spas, […] read more»
2007 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston
Unlike the various do-everything McSpas around town, Bella Sante succeeds with a focused approach: extremely well-trained aestheticians; European-made products; a clean, comfortable space; and a […] read more»
2006 Best Day Spa

Emerge Spa

Boston
When was the last time you pulled up to a spa, threw your keys to the valet, and were led into a private VIP suite? […] read more»
2005 Best Day Spa

Exhale

Boston
Many day spas promise an escape from city life, but none delivers like Exhale. The two-story, Zen-like space alone is enough to set stress on […] read more»
2004 Best Day Spa

Daryl Christopher Salon and Day Spa

Boston
Every once in a while, a spa comes along that hits an enviable note combining flawless service, a soothing environment, and extraordinary—and forward-thinking—treatments. That’s the […] read more»
2004 Best Day Spa

G Spa

Boston
Is there anything worse than suffering through another boring bridal or baby shower? Spare yourself by throwing a spa party instead. G Spa’s private lounge […] read more»
2003 Best Day Spa

Bella Santé

Boston
Let the soothing cup of honey-laced tea in the eucalyptus steam room be your first clue: Bella Santé is serious about relaxation. Cell phones are […] read more»
2002 Best Day Spa, West

Grettacole

Chestnut Hill
Push through the glass and wood storefront, past the bright pots of Trish McEvoy cosmetics and rows of neatly packaged Molton Brown potions (you can […] read more»
2002 Best Day Spa

Bella Santé

Boston
Some say visiting a good day spa is so therapeutic it’s tantamount to regular trips to a shrink. If that’s the case, the relaxed, blissful […] read more»
2000 Best Day Spa

Bella Sante

Boston
This Newbury Street destination is everything a spa should be: luxurious, tranquil, soothing, and relaxing. Yes, you can get the usual spa fare like facials, […] read more»
1999 Best Day Spa, Suburban

Grettacole

Chestnut Hill
One of Boston’s newest and most talked-about spas, Grettacole boasts a staff that is petite, blonde, and warm—and an impressive services-to-square-foot ratio. Need a pedicure, […] read more»
1999 Best Day Spa, City

Bella Sante

Boston
A city spa should be an oasis—a lavender-scented curtain drawn between you and the press of daily life. With its vanilla-colored walls, soft classical music, […] read more»
1998 Best Day Spa

Guiliano

Boston
Although we’ve officially gone into mourning with the recent closing of the Spa on Newbury, Guiliano makes us want to throw our black veils to […] read more»