Best of Boston

Best Day Spa

2020 Best Day Spa

Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Ah, to kick back with a strawberry-infused water in the Mandarin’s lounge again. After months of quarantine cooking, cleaning, and homeschooling, the Himalayan-salt-stone massages and [...] read more»
2019 Best Day Spa

G2O Spa + Salon

Sure, you could stop by for a quickie body scrub or facial at this recently relocated Back Bay spa, but we wouldn’t recommend it—not when [...] read more»
2018 Best Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

The staff recommends arriving 45 minutes before a scheduled treatment to take advantage of the amenities, but we can promise you that’s not enough time. [...] read more»
2017 Best Day Spa

Mandarin Oriental

If you book an appointment at this oasis—and trust us, you should—make it early in the day. Why? Let's just say you won't be keen [...] read more»
2016 Best Day Spa

Mandarin Oriental

Close your eyes and imagine the sound of a gentle waterfall as you stroll into the Mandarin. A staffer discreetly delivers a hot towel and [...] read more»
2015 Best Day Spa

The Mandarin Oriental

This massive spa offers a steam room with star-like lights, a dimly lit "vitality pool," and services that truly transport. For an indulgent experience, try [...] read more»
2014 Best Day Spa

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Even if you don’t spring for the absurdly indulgent six-hour "Boston Breather" package—including a scrub, pedicure, facial, and more—it’s easy to while away the day [...] read more»
2013 Best Day Spa

Exhale, Battery Wharf

We love the daily bustle of living in Boston, of course, but sometimes we need an escape. At this expansive waterfront spa, the hammam—a stunning, [...] read more»
2013 Best Day Spa, South

Oasis Day Spa

South Weymouth
Hidden behind a tiny storefront on a cute main street in Weymouth, Oasis Day Spa is anything but small. The space seems to go on [...] read more»
2013 Best Day Spa, North


Even if you have only 30 minutes to spend at Pyara, you'll reap the relaxing benefits: Nosh on dark chocolate and sip a calming tea [...] read more»
2013 Best Day Spa, West

Ardan Medspa + Salon

Even the most basic facial at this Wellesley medspa is top-notch. Descend the staircase to find a clean, modern oasis (glittering mosaic tiles and Ghost [...] read more»
2013 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

The Spa at Chatham Bars Inn

The massages here will put you into the I've-just-been-kneaded-to-the-point-of-blissed-out-distraction state that you were hoping for. But that's just the beginning. Take a dip in the [...] read more»
2012 Best Day Spa, Cape Cod

Chatham Bars Inn

Massages and facials are delightful—until they cut into your precious sun time, that is. Thankfully, the Spa at the Chatham Bars Inn offers the best [...] read more»
2012 Best Day Spa, North

Maison Esthetique

This place is a day spa in the truest sense of the word—no blow dryers whining in the next room or barking personal trainers to [...] read more»
2012 Best Day Spa, South

Spascape Day Spa

Whether you go for an invigorating facial featuring South African Environ products or a skin-brightening body cocoon, it's impossible to leave Spascape feeling anything but [...] read more»