Best Day Spas in Boston

Best Spas in Boston

The votes are in for the Best Spas in Boston. Check out our list of award-winning and reader favorite spas and use our guides to both Spas in Boston and Spas in Massachusetts to find the perfect place for your next spa day or spacation.

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in  New England.   The Greater Boston area includes Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy. Nearby communities include Arlington,  Medford, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weymouth.

These day spas offer skin care, massage, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy, couples treatments and much more.  These spas are considered the Best of Boston based on polls and ratings from our readers and spa enthusiasts, visits and reviews by, local radio, print and digital media, and spa industry professionals.


Mandarin Oriental Spa Boston


776 Boylston Street, Boston | 617-535-8820

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental provides an urban luxury oasis in Boston with its extensive amenities and facilities. Spanning over 16,000 square-feet, this spa is a peaceful space of tranquility and well-being.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early before treatments in order to enjoy the modern fitness center, heat and water facilities, quartz crystal steam room, vitality pool, experience showers, ice fountain and relaxation lounges, and the spa boutique.

This spa is heaven in the city. Seriously.   I travel for a living and stay in hotels about 6 months out of the year, and enjoy many spa services. That means I’m no longer easily impressed or swayed. Makes me sound jaded, but I’m not. I just have learned to discern real amenities and luxury from “frosting.”  The amenities at the Mandarin Oriental Spa Boston are just superb. You are given a tour to make sure you know all the various details you need to enjoy (go early). The over-sized hydrotherapy tubs and steam room are enhanced with chroma-therapy and essential oil scented steam, with crushed ice on hand. I enjoyed a deep massage from a therapist who didn’t treat me as a tourist, but cared about the outcome. I floated out on Cloud 9.

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I visited the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, with my husband, for a massage, manicure and pedicure.  We were welcomed warmly and greeted with tea, plush spa robes, and were given a tour of the rooms and all the features we were welcome to enjoy. The services were excellent, and my husband, normally reticent for anyone fussing with him, enjoyed having his feet worked on. We were served additional beverages and invited to linger over snacks. We decided this is the best 6 hour vacation we’ve ever taken (we were welcomed to come early and stay after our services to enjoy all the amenities).

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Bella Sante Day Spa


38 Newbury Street, Boston | 617-424-9930

Bella Sante was selected as the Best Overall Day Spa in Boston on the Readers’ Boston Favorites Poll on in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and Bella Sante currently holds the record for the most wins for “Best of Boston” by Boston Magazine in the Day Spa Category, with additional wins in Best Spa, Best Manicure, Best Massage, Best Pedicure and Best Sunless Tanning Treatment.  Readers and our Spa Reviewers alike love the environment, ambiance, customer service, excellent skin care, and more.

Bella Sante in Boston has everything you need for a spa day.  You’ll enjoy excellent services, as well as use of a spacious and clean steam room and fully outfitted locker room.  Before services (or after) enjoy a variety of herbal teas and fruit-infused spa waters throughout the facilities, fresh fruit, nuts and more. I enjoyed skin care from Liliana who was very knowledgeable and helped my face glow. Best of all, I never felt pressured to buy products, but she made recommendations after asking what I was using, because I had  sun damage.  She recommended a product and gave me a sample so I could decide if I wanted to purchase it “on a future visit.”  What I truly loved was that a spa attendant approached another guest who decided it was okay to make a loud call, and instead of shutting her down with a “that’s not allowed” approach, she leaned down and said “May I escort you to a private area where no one can hear what must be an emergency call?”  The guest sheepishly hung up. That’s how you do it.  Five stars.

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172 Newbury Street, Boston | 617-421-0900

Laser  MD Boston nabs our 2017 Best Med Spa award, chosen by our readers for its extensive menu and multiple locations throughout Greater Boston.  The Med Spa offers both noninvasive and minimal invasive medspa services, including Laser Hair Removal, Body Contouring, CoolSculpting, Ultrashape, Facial, Chemical Peels and Dermal Fillers, injectables, skin tightening, microdermabrasion, plus Velashape II for cellulite and circumferential reduction as well as Ultrashape®, Vaser® Shape, and i-LiPO®.


Corbu Salon & Spa at the Charles Hotel


5 Bennett Street, Cambridge| 617-661-5772

Corbu Spa & Salon is located at the Charles Hotel in the heart of Harvard Square.  Our readers and spa reviewers love the small and cozy nature of this boutique spa and salon and voted it almost as high as the day spa category, so it nabs our best salon and spa award for the first time for 2017.   The French influenced spa menu spotlights nature and is enhanced by botanicals handpicked from the hotel’s own roof-top garden.   Services include skin care, waxing, body treatments massage, manicures and pedicures and cutting edge haircuts and styling.

I enjoy the quiet and mature environment of Corbu.  It’s a lovely hotel spa without being so over the top I feel like I can’t pull my feet up and relax.  It’s bright and airy thanks to the skylights, clean and fresh.   No bothersome chatter from the stylists, a warm enough massage room and good services. Private lockers and a steam shower, with robe and slippers, are nice amenities. While prices are on par with hotel spas (pricier than neighborhood spas), I feel perfectly at ease here, and now drop in monthly.

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