Photograph By: Kodiak Greenwood, Post Ranch Inn
Photograph By: Kodiak Greenwood, Post Ranch Inn

From Mexico to Sedona, Revel in Wellness at These 26 Extraordinary Hotels

You Deserve a Relaxing Weekend Away 

While each individual celebrates and works toward wellness in their own ways, a weekend escape allowing you to reset, recharge and unplug is something we all could use. Whether you’re searching for mornings filled with yoga and green juice or sleeping in and enjoying breakfast in bed, we’ve rounded up the most magical, relaxing and serene hotels where you can finally let out a sigh of relief. Best Wellness Resorts

Best Wellness Resorts

Los Angeles 

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as staying in a hotel with ocean views. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves and waking up to cotton candy skies is a dream in and of itself. Take a stroll through the sand, sip a few cocktails by the pool and escape your normal routine for a weekend under the Santa Monica palms. 

Location: Santa Monica 

 

Pendry West Hollywood

Luxurious, chic and modern, Pendry West Hollywood is the epitome of a glamorous West Hollywood hotel. While the amenities and sights are plentiful here, don’t skip out on visiting Spa Pendry. Book a facial, the Relaxing Stone Ritual massage and a manicure for a day full of self-care. 

Location: West Hollywood 

 

Calamigos Guest Ranch

The best of both worlds, Calamigos Guest Ranch offers guests the experience of an exclusive beach club along with a private, 250-acre ranch. Tucked away from it all and immersed in the peaceful town of Malibu, you’ll leave here feeling rejuvenated and recharged. Visit Spa Calamigos for a healing chakra massage to top off the weekend. 

Location: Malibu 

 

Terranea Resort

From the four swimming pools to the luscious green golf course overlooking the ocean, Terranea is an extraordinary stay on the California coast. Indulge in the tranquility massage and you’ll soon be feeling like a new person! Whether you’re a California local or an out-of-town visitor, this resort is something you have to experience at least once in your life. 

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes

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Best Wellness Resorts

Orange County 

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection

Situated in historic San Juan Capistrano, Inn at the Mission serves as a charming and cozy escape from everyday life. After indulging in a body scrub treatment at the spa, devour Spanish-style dishes at Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge. Spend the day lounging by the pool with a cocktail in hand for the ultimate treat to self. 

Location: San Juan Capistrano 

 

The Resort at Pelican Hill

Transport yourself to an Italian summer with a stay at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Stay in either a bungalow or villa and let your stress melt away with a customized spa treatment, a dip in the Coliseum Pool, a round of golf and then eventually a meal at Andrea. And each morning, wake up to a breathtaking ocean view. 

Location: Newport Beach 

Balboa Bay Resort

Room service! Start the day with breakfast in bed while overlooking the bay, prepping for a day of nothing but relaxation. Head to The Spa at Balboa Bay Resort for a CBD Remedy Massage, and afterward, visit the on-site Drybar for a blowout before heading to A+O Restaurant | Bar for a crisp glass of wine. 

Location: Newport Beach 

 

 

Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach presents astounding coastal views that might just make you believe you’re in a dream. The Mosaic Pool looks out to the Pacific, making for the perfect scene to watch the sky go from bright blue to pretty in pink. Between Spa Montage and the fitness center, take time to yourself to rejuvenate and recharge in the tranquil destination of Laguna Beach. 

Location: Laguna Beach 

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Best Wellness Resorts

San Diego 

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Laidback but luxurious, Estancia La Jolla is the place to unwind and de-stress. A few of the unique highlights of The Spa at Estancia are a saltwater pool, an intimate couples bungalow with a private outdoor soaking tub and a eucalyptus steam room. Sip your morning coffee al fresco-style in the secret garden before heading to the pool to chill out in a cabana.

Location: La Jolla

 

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Timeless charm, a welcoming feel and the everlasting beauty of the California coast await you at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Between the spa, golf course and elegant restaurant, A.R. Valentien, couples will love this destination where you can chill out together. Book a Palisade room for views of the world-famous golf course and California coast.

Location: La Jolla 

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Immerse yourself in the lush gardens of Rancho Santa Fe for an unforgettable stay. This hacienda-style oasis offers guests the opportunity to experience luxury at its finest. Book an outdoor massage, adventure off on a bike ride, play a game of tennis or pickleball and lounge by the pool—oh, don’t forget to set your email status to OOO. 

Location: Rancho Santa Fe 

 

 

Golden Door 

This destination spa has it all—featuring classes for both your mind and body, private hiking trails, massages, farm-to-table meals and personal training, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling empowered and centered. Break out of your comfort zone and tap into your inner self during your seven-day stay. 

Location: San Marcos 

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Greater Palm Springs

La Quinta Resort & Club

PGA West golf courses, world-class tennis courts, 41 sparkling pools, three delicious restaurants and so much more—this is truly a desert oasis that has it all. Take a yoga class before heading to your Thai massage, then slip away to the pool for starry-eyed views of the mountains and palm trees.

Location: La Quinta  

 

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

You can’t spell wellness without a 20,000-square-foot European spa…and that’s exactly what you get at Omni Rancho Las Palmas. Between the sauna, steam room and extensive spa menu, you’ll want to carve out time and spend a least a few hours here. After you’re fully pampered, float around the lazy river or play a relaxing round of golf. 

Location: Rancho Mirage 

Sparrow’s Lodge

Where the sage burns all day and there are no televisions to distract you, Sparrow’s Lodge is a retreat like none other. Restored from the 1950s with only 20 rooms, you can feel the magic in the air here. Bring your favorite book, pack a journal and take the weekend to clear your mind. 

Location: Palm Springs 

 

Korakia Pensione

You’ll feel as if you’ve escaped to a far-away country at this Mediterranean-style hideout. The peaceful atmosphere and tranquil vibes make for the ultimate getaway. Cool off in one of the saltwater pools, book an in-room massage and start your Sunday morning with Sun Salutations. Don’t miss out on the classic, vintage movies that play every night. 

Location: Palm Springs 

Best Wellness Resorts

Arizona

Enchantment Resort

Situated against the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona’s Boynton Canyon, Enchantment Resort is an otherworldly escape that offers both a spiritual and mindful exploration. Among meditation, yoga, hiking and spa opportunities, you can intentionally connect with both yourself and nature while experiencing a forceful energy felt throughout the property. 

Location: Sedona

 

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Wake up to picturesque views of Camelback Mountain, then head down to the inviting pool to soak in the Scottsdale sunshine. Experience a day at Joya Spa for head-to-toe pampering and dine in decadence at the on-site fine-dining destination, Prado. 

Location: Scottsdale

Omni Tucson National Resort

A desert gem, this Tucson resort provides guests the opportunity to adventure off in the desert or just chill out—without ever leaving the property. Golf, mountain biking, a full-service spa, tennis courts and of course, a pool make for a refreshing weekend getaway.

Location: Tucson 

 

 

CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa

CIVANA, located in the Sonoran Desert, is ready to welcome you with personalized wellness activities. With fitness, personal-growth and spiritual classes to choose from, unlock a piece of your soul as you dive into self-discovery. CIVANA utilizes four pillars to enrich your stay: movement, spa, nourishment and discovery. 

Location: Carefree

Best Wellness Resorts

Worth the Trek: 

Conrad Punta de Mita

Credit: Conrad Punta de Mita

Located along the lush Riviera Nayarit, Conrad Punta de Mita is a refined and luxurious destination, perfect for a tropical escape. The sprawling five-star property draws upon the region’s rich heritage with its culturally-inspired design, authentic local cuisine, enriching wellness treatments, and abundance of natural beauty to explore. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific and take in views of the rugged western Sierra Madre Mountains. Conrad Punta de Mita is where tranquility truly comes to life. 

Location: Mexico

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Escape the desert landscape for the lush mountains and crystal-blue lake. Make a road trip out of it or hop on the next flight to Lake Tahoe. This breathtaking resort lets you experience the beauty of nature while offering a luxurious spot to come back and relax at. The Lake Club is exclusively for hotel guests! Enjoy the whirlpool spa, direct access to Lake Tahoe and gourmet food at this picturesque hideaway. 

Location: Lake Tahoe 

 

 

 

Ojai Valley Inn

About an 80-mile drive north from Los Angeles, Ojai is a magical escape from city life. Whether you’re searching for adventure or a place to relax and unplug, a trip to the stunning Ojai Valley Inn will hit the spot. A round of golf, trip to the spa, cocktails at Wallace Neff Heritage Bar, a fun game of tennis…the list of activities available at Ojai Valley Inn goes on and on. Casa Elar is a private, exclusive, over-the-top vacation rental located at Ojai Valley Inn that features five bedrooms, your own pool, access to a Bentley-inspired golf cart and so much more. 

Location: Ojai

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts

The only private beach resort in Los Cabos, Esperanza features everything you’re searching for in your next vacay. Just a short two-hour flight from San Diego, this serene resort is the ideal spot to soak up the sun. Tropical vibes and good weather exist all year long in Los Cabos. Change it up and spend the holidays under the sun or take your summer trip here—it won’t disappoint. The private spa lounge area will wash your worries away, or you can get your adrenaline pumping by catching a few waves, cruising on a sailboat or driving ATVs through the sand. Regardless of your activity preferences, you’ll have a grand time! 

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico 

 

Post Ranch Inn

One of the reasons California is such a sought-after destination is due to the fact that you can drive a few hours to a totally different atmosphere. Plan a road trip to Big Sur, about a six-hour drive from Orange County, to stay at the ever-so-magical Post Ranch Inn. Morning yoga, guided nature walks, forest meditation and sound journey meditation are a few of the amenities offered here. Don’t leave without dipping into the clifftop heated pool for out-of-this-world views. 

Location: Big Sur 

Amangiri

One of the most exclusive and remote resorts, Amangiri is an extraordinary experience. While the architecture is jaw-dropping alone, the majority of the suites feature outdoor lounges with views of untouched desert landscape and a private pool or roof terrace. The service is impeccable and unmatched here—every guest is treated like royalty. Celebrities, such as the Kardashians and Biebers, have been known to stay at this exclusive five-star resort. Upon reaching your destination, you will enter through a gate that leads you down a private road to the resort. 

Location: Canyon Point, UT 

Best Wellness Resorts

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Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!

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