Best of Boston

BEST Day Spa

2011 BEST Day Spa

g2o Spa and Salon

Boston

Fresh from a move to a completely renovated space, G2O’s spa includes a bevy of places to bliss out between appointments, including the salt-air-infused Brine relaxation room, a plush penthouse suite, and a sun-drenched roof deck. You’ll feel so spoiled,… read more»

2010 BEST Day Spa
2010-dayspa1

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Boston

Tucked deep within the hotel, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental is truly an urban retreat—not a peep of the noise from Boylston disturbs the tranquility. The dressing room, equipped with a whirlpool and crystal steam room (plus plush Frette robes,… read more»

2009 BEST Day Spa
2009-dayspa1

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 as we hit the locker rooms, presented here as immaculate, fully stocked, beautifully designed ‘guest… read more»

2008 BEST Day Spa
2008-dayspa1

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 I’m in my happy place. Not working? Ditch the visualization and hie yourself to venerable… read more»

2008 BEST Day Spa, Guy-Friendly
2008-dayspa-guy-friendly1

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, the premises still feel dominated by women, or at least by lots and lots of… 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 changing slate of seasonal treatments. The friendly, unobtrusive staff excels in the art of paying… read more»

2006 BEST Day Spa
2006-dayspa1

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? The answer, obviously: never. But now you can do just that at the four-story Emerge,… 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 standby, what with its hushed hallways and dimly lit treatment rooms. Choose from a full-service… 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 zone in which Daryl Christopher finds itself right now, thank to a perfectionist staff whose… 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 is perfect for showers, birthday parties, and girl-power get-togethers. The white couches make a stylish… read more»