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Best Spas In Scottsdale, Arizona

By Lara Piu

Spas in Scottsdale, Arizona, are some of the best in the country. It's home to some of the best resort spas in the country. Some of these spas are open to the public on a day-use basis. Prices will be higher than a normal day spa, but you get access to the unusually fabulous facilities. Here's a list of list of the best spas in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Willow Stream at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Willow Stream Spa is 55,000 square feet of spa with countless amenities. You can wait for your appointment in an aromatherapy room, a cozy and cushioned seating area dedicated to fragrance-induced snoozing. Or head to the outdoors Havasupai Waterfall, which gives you a rare chance to plop your head back into running water and get an unusual spa experience (and a massage to boot!). Carve out your entire schedule for Willow Stream; the gym is fully equipped and makes a wonderful way to start the day, bento can be ordered for lunch service in the courtyard, and the roof top pool makes the perfect end-of-the-day lounge.

Contact info: Willow Stream at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess , 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-5802 (480) 585-2732

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Tucked away in a secluded Camelback Mountain niche, the spa is elegantly understated and known for zen-induced bliss. The intimate indoor-outdoor facility features Asian-inspired treatments, a Meditation Garden, 14 treatment rooms, a Sanctum, and a unique indoor-outdoor treatment suite. You'll have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and movement studio, a 25-yard lap pool, and a shop with fun boutique finds you'll want (no, need) to snatch up. Treatments include Reiki, acupuncture, tarot card reading, and table Thai massage. They also offer Watsu, a gentle modality that is good for moms-to-be.

Contact info: Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain , 5700 E Mcdonald Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-5218 (480) 948-2100

Golden Door Spa at The Boulders

Golden Door Spa at The Boulders is wonderfully intimate and warm, abundant with places to roam, amenities to try and treatments to go ga-ga over. The entryway’s brook and curvaceous architecture envelops visitors into a home-away-from-home—and is a nod to the spa’s flagship facility in Escondido. There are many thoughtful touches throughout the facility, including an exotic and inspiring yoga room and an assortment of niches perfectly suited for the cat-napper in all of us. The Labyrinth is an easy-to-miss amenity that is worth seeking out. Utilizing a centripetal walking path for meditation, Golden Door Spa at The Boulders presents a rare opportunity to experience this age-old meditation tool.

Contact info: Golden Door Spa at The Boulders 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree, AZ 85377 (480) 488-9009

Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

Open since 1998, The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician offers the classic experience in Valley relaxation and rejuvenation. This luxury resort rising majestically from the spectacular Sonoran Desert at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. The spa embodies the spirit and vitality of the Southwest in its landscaping, architecture, and extraordinary art collection. With friends in tow, The Centre for Well-Being offers the perfect full-day retreat. Start with fruit cocktail and juice or tea in the waiting room, then pop over for guided meditation in the atrium, ease into a little whirlpool action in the locker room, head for poolside lunch and drinks, and cap it all off with a treatment a shower, and some primping.

Contact info: Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician 6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-1949 (480) 423-2452

The Spa at Marriott's Camelback Inn

The Spa at Marriott's Camelback Inn captured the hearts of valley residents and visitors well before spa-going was popular. The award-winning and recently renovated 32,000 square-foot facility blends the indulgences of a full-service destination spa within a spectacular resort, offering the ambience and magic of the Sonoran Desert. Don't miss Scottsdale's only full-service in-spa restaurant, Sprouts (yes, wine is served!).

Contact info: The Spa at Marriott's Camelback Inn 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-4118 (480) 596-7040

Agave, The Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa captures the essence of Arizona, beautifully intertwining a zen meets desert feel throughout everything from the treatments to the architecture. A full service fitness center, fun lobby and catchy spa boutique greet visitors with energy and vibrancy. But once you walk though the spa doors, it's down to relaxation business, complete with lush amenities and indulgent treatments.

Leave your troubles at the door: One of the most endearing elements of Agave, The Arizona Spa, are the handmade Apache Woven Baskets. With one hung at the entrance of every treatment room, guests are asked to place their thoughts, to-lists and worries in the basket so their mind is clear and available to enjoy the benefits of the treatment.

Contact info: Agave, The Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa 6902 E Greenway Pky, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 624-1500

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