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As Santa Monica residents, we live among some of the most beautiful and well-appointed hotels in Southern California and locals are invited to enjoy their world-class amenities, including luxurious day spas. Looking for a relaxing way to spend the day? Consider a few hours of sumptuous pampering and platinum-level hospitality at one of these unique Santa Monica hotel spas.


JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

Let your stress melt away at The JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, offering all-day access to its fitness center and spa for just $20. The spa features separate men’s and women’s lounges, sauna, steam room and compact lap pool. The day rate is waived if you book a spa treatment. Options include body scrubs, a body wrap, facials, hair and scalp treatments, paraffin hand treatments, waxing, massages and couples massage. Makeup services are also offered, as well as fitness classes and fitness counseling.

Want to go all out for your skin? Try the Brightening Vitamin C 15 Facial. Achieve dewy radiant skin with this rejuvenating treatment. Help reverse the effects of sun damage and premature aging while potent antioxidants and corrective botanical extracts revitalize the skin. Featuring Naturopathica’s proven, breakthrough, daily Vitamin C15 Wrinkle Repair Serum that helps firm, brighten and dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles.


Hotel Casa del Mar

The eco-friendly Sea Wellness Spa at the beachfront Hotel Casa del Mar is a delicious escape from the daily grind. For something unique, enjoy a bracing workout on the beach. The spa menu includes such up-to-the-moment treatments as red-light therapy, craniosacral unwinding and chamomile body scrub.

For a special treat, try the spa’s signature Sea Blossom Sojourn. Ocean minerals are combined with sweet neroli blossoms to create a body polish that will make your skin glisten. Warmed Himalayan sea salt stones are then used for a head-to-toe balancing massage. Next, your face will enjoy a warm, nourishing cocoon of moisture with an orange blossom facial massage and a marine masque.


Loews Santa Monica Beach

Loews Santa Monica Beach’s Ocean Spa is an elemental journey for body and soul. The experience begins in the luxurious changing rooms. Enjoy a eucalyptus steam room or dry sauna to soothe the muscles and relax the mind. Then stretch out on a chaise lounge and feel the warmth of the California sun beside the heated pool as you sip a tropical smoothie or nibble on chilled fruit. As the day unfolds, settle into the heat of the Jacuzzi to watch the sunset, or partake in some Poolside Pampering. Non-hotel guests can make use of the gym, fitness classes, steam, sauna and locker rooms for $25 a day. The purchase of $100 or more on a spa service grants you access to the pool and Jacuzzi.

Feel like splurging? Try the spa’s Seawater Pearl Ritual Facial. This facial begins with deep cleansing and exfoliation, followed by a nourishing massage with warm boluses filled with pure red seaweed and liquid calcium seawater pearls. During the course of the massage, the pearls break, allowing the calcium and algae gel to enrich the skin with vitality and hydration. Afterward, the complexion is plumped as a creamy mixture of shea butter and red seaweed is painted on the skin.


Shutters on the Beach

Located within the delightfully charming Shutters on the Beach, ONE Spa is an idyllic getaway whose extensive list of treatments offers something for everyone. The Sun Relief Dehydration Quencher is ideally suited for the beachgoer. Natural and organic, this treatment is designed to address sunburn, dehydration and dryness. It starts with a soothing back ritual to cool parched skin. It also includes a water-lily recovery mask of aloe, green tea and hyaluronic acid that will alleviate redness and repair and moisturize the skin. The treatment also features a nourishing body butter with grape stem cells, spirulina, vitamins C and E and fair-trade, organic shea butter. Hydration for the feet and eyes is also part of the package.

Remember, you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy these spas or any of the unique treatments or access to the beautiful facilities they offer. But you might just be so relaxed afterward that you’ll want to book a room for the night. To learn more about all spas in Santa Monica, visit


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