When you think of Las Vegas, relaxation and luxurious spa treatments may not come to mind at first. Most of us immediately think nonstop gambling, wild pool parties and nightclubbing until sunrise. Hello, The Hangover! The beautiful truth is that Vegas has something for everyone — including those of us who would much rather take a low-key approach to Sin City and indulge in a facial, a couple’s massage and read a book on a heated marble chaise. You can’t blame us, either, because Vegas has some of the most beautiful spas with state-of-the-art treatments and top-notch service. Here are our picks for the best spas in Las Vegas — and trust us, you’ll want to dedicate an entire day to hit one of these options (they’re that good).
The Spa at Encore
Address: Encore, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Phone: 702-770-4772
Everything from the front desk to the hallways leading to the treatment rooms (pictured below) is opulent and palatial at The Spa at Encore. The glamorous spa complements the Asian theme of the hotel with large Buddha statues and gold lanterns hanging throughout. The Golden Veil Body Wrap — a 50-minute head-to-toe exfoliation wrap followed by a nourishing golden emulsion — is a must for bringing skin back to life after a long weekend of partying.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
Address: The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Phone: 877-220-2688
Canyon Ranch is the ultimate wellness resort and spa with retreat locations in Tucson and Lenox, Massachusetts. So, it comes as no surprise that Vegas would have its own facility housed on two floors of two different hotels (The Venetian and The Palazzo). If you’re not getting a signature massage, then a facial is a total must, specifically the 80-minute Microdermaglo. The anti-aging and re-energizing treatment combines oxygen infusion and microdermabrasion technology for a healthy and radiant glow. Even if you don’t go for the treatment, the $40 day pass is worth it to experience Aquavana, the European-inspired water treatments (including an awesome Wave Room that feels like you’re literally on another planet) designed for complete relaxation.
Sahra Spa & Hammam
Address: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Phone: 702-698-7171
It makes sense that a spa in Vegas would be inspired by the desert. Everything from textured walls mimicking natural canyon ridges to the rain caves for different shower experiences creates a perfect environment for tranquility at Sahra Spa & Hammam. Its signature treatment is the Sahra Journey and the room where it takes place (pictured below) is an experience itself. It boasts a 103-degree heated “motherstone,” which you rest on for the treatment and is one of North America’s only authentic hammams. The centuries-old practice of heat and detoxification through a rhythmic bath gets a modern take here with scrubs and masks followed by steam, and ending with a cooling bath and full-body massage.
Ciel Spa at SLS
Address: SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Phone: 702-761-7000
Ciel is French for “sky,” and elegance and sophistication are the two words that come to mind upon entering the all-white space at the fairly new Ciel Spa located at the SLS Las Vegas. If you’re not getting your skin prepped for a night out with the Red Carpet Facial, then treat your significant other to a couple’s massage. The dreamy (all-white) treatment suites feature a large, state-of-the-art tub and custom massage beds fit for an A-lister.