Whether you’re looking for a deep-tissue massage, mud wraps, salt scrubs, or hydrotherapy soaks, a professional spa experience can transform your vacation. A spa getaway in Washington is the perfect way to relax and unwind. For the ultimate pampering and relaxation, plan to spend some time at a hotel or resort with a full-service spa that features its own soothing treatment rooms, experienced staff, and other amenities, like pools, yoga rooms, and fitness centers.

These wonderful Washington State spas are all ideal for a rejuvenating and relaxing retreat.

Adrift Hotel, Long Beach

Good for: waterfront setting, families, outdoor recreation

For the ultimate oceanfront spa getaway in Washington, book a room in this hip boutique hotel on the scenic Long Beach Peninsula. The full-service spa hotel includes access to a heated saline pool and a barrel sauna. Cupping and hot-oil treatments can be added to the variety of massages, and the organic anti-inflammatory facial is a great way to nourish your skin after a day of exploring the windswept coastal beaches and nearby Cape Disappointment State Park. There’s a wealth of activities geared toward kids and adults right outside your door, including beachcombing, pedaling along the 8-mile Discovery Trail on the hotel’s complimentary cruiser bikes, and flying kites (the World Kite Museum is just a few steps away). Although tremendously popular in summer, this is a great (and more affordable) getaway during the dramatic winter storm-watching season.

Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Union

Outdoor patio area at Alderbrook Resort & Spa.
Photo Courtesy of Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Good for: families, seclusion, waterfront setting

This unpretentiously upscale spa getaway with a tranquil setting overlooking the shellfish-rich waters of Hood Canal has been a favorite of couples and families since it opened in 1913. After saying hello to the property’s pair of adorable lobby cats, Alder and Brooks, settle into your warmly appointed room and then enjoy the eclectic amenities. Go for a swim in the heated pool, venture out on a paddle excursion from the resort marina, and book one of the revitalizing experiences in the peaceful spa, where treatments like the volcanic pumice scrub and seaweed body wrap pay homage to Alderbrook’s Pacific Northwest setting. The waterfront restaurant, which showcases the region’s seasonal produce and sustainable seafood, is a wonderful place to savor a meal.

Cedarbrook Lodge, Seattle

Good for: city spa, couples, outdoor recreation

Convenient to the biking and walking trails, golf courses, and Puget Sound beaches of South Seattle, this verdant, eco-conscious resort is just a few minutes’ drive from SEA Airport. Even if you’re not spending the night in one of the airy, warmly furnished guest rooms, it’s a perfect place to decompress in the placid spa with a heated-river-rock couples massage or an invigorating body scrub, polish, and Vichy shower before or after a flight. The Spa at Cedarbrook’s signature organic custom facial uses fruits, vegetables, and herbs—such as cranberries, snow mushrooms, and peppermint in winter—that reflect the season. After your treatment, soak in the hot tub or meander along the 18 acres of garden paths, before savoring a meal of locally caught sablefish and produce grown on-site at the acclaimed Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar. From this refined and relaxing retreat, the exciting attractions of Seattle and Tacoma are close at hand.

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa, Bellingham

Good for: waterfront setting, outdoor recreation, arts and culture

A wonderful spot if you’re seeking a Washington spa getaway that offers both stunning natural scenery (in this case spectacular views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands in the distance) and proximity to urban shops, galleries, and restaurants. This 45-room property that’s a member of the upscale Curio Collection by Hilton is within walking distance of the historic Fairhaven retail and dining district and just a short drive from vibrant downtown Bellingham, which is also a great destination for hiking, biking, and boating. A wide range of body scrubs, detoxifying bath rituals, and rejuvenating massages are offered in the inviting spa, which overlooks a tranquil garden.

The Historic Davenport, Spokane

Good for: old-school elegance, city spa, families

Located in the heart of downtown Spokane, steps from several prominent wine-tasting rooms and Riverfront Park, this gracious 1914 grande dame abounds with ornate architectural details and gorgeously common spaces. Cloistered from the bustle of the city center, the peaceful Davenport Salon & Spa features an extensive menu of treatments, including half-day packages that include a facial, body ritual, pedicure, and manicure, and even pedicures and manicures designed specifically for kids ages 6 to 12. After your relaxing spa experience, enjoy cocktails on the garden terrace during the summer months, or a leisurely dinner in the sophisticated Palm Court Grill.

Inn at Langley, Langley

Good for: waterfront setting, easy access from Seattle, couples

At this rustic-chic lodge that looks across the water toward Camano Island, combine any treatment in the boutique spa with a half-hour session in the soothing steam room. Body-care options include Himalayan salt pedi-soaks, body polishes using the exclusive Stone Crop product line, and serene Swedish massages. The inn is a short stroll from the famed Langley Whale Center and inviting boutiques and romantic restaurants, and nearby Whidbey Island Kayaking Company offers guided paddles around the Salish Sea.

Posthotel, Leavenworth

Good for: luxury, couples, wine, mountain getaway

Among spa getaways in Washington situated amid the dramatic scenery of the Cascade Range, it’s hard to beat this posh, adults-only wellness hideaway on the banks of the Wenatchee River in Bavarian-style Leavenworth. A short walk from the town’s colorful boutiques, acclaimed winery tasting rooms, and romantic restaurants, this plushly appointed 55-room resort abounds with welcoming amenities, from complimentary light breakfasts and lunches to seasonal bicycle and snowshoe rentals. The alpine-inspired spa focuses on holistic wellness, offering not only an impressive menu of body treatments but also mind-centered experiences like balancing and grounding. Hydrafacials and sea-salt body scrubs are among the specialties, and you’ll definitely want to set aside time to soak in the hydrotherapy pools.

Rosario Resort, Orcas Island

Good for: waterfront setting, old-school elegance, outdoor recreation, seclusion

You can truly get away from it all at this storied resort set high on a bluff overlooking East Sound on Orcas Island. Here you’ll find one of the most alluring spas in the San Juan Islands located inside a grand 1909 mansion that serves as a centerpiece for the resort (it also contains a refined restaurant, a cozy cocktail lounge, and a fascinating museum). The spa has treatment rooms warmed by a gas fireplace—deep-tissue massages and the resort’s signature facial are highly popular. Spa amenities also include a dry sauna, whirlpool, and original indoor and outdoor (adults-only) saltwater swimming pools.

Sagecliffe Resort & Spa, Quincy

Good for: wine, scenic views, seclusion, couples

This relaxing, sun-kissed boutique resort set on a high bluff in central Washington boasts astounding views of the Columbia River below. Its serene setting makes it a favorite destination for romantic getaways, wine country adventures, and attending concerts at the nearby Gorge Amphitheatre. The property is surrounded by scenic vineyards (Cave B Estate Winery is on-site, and several other wineries are within a short drive). Steps from the resort’s distinctive accommodations—which include Cliffehouses, Cavern Rooms, Desert Yurts, Lake Homes, and Sagecliffe Ridge Condos—you’ll find the breathtakingly situated spa with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the high desert scenery. Couples’ massage is a favorite offering from the extensive menu, which also features dermaplane facials, mom-to-be massages, and targeted body-sugaring treatments.

Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie

Good for: luxury, outdoor recreation, fantastic views, easy access from Seattle

Situated atop the oft-photographed Snoqualmie Falls and immortalized in the opening credits of the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks, the ultra-posh Salish Lodge is one of the most romantic spa getaways in Washington. The unforgettable setting of this high-end 1916 hideaway is part of the allure, and for outdoor enthusiasts, so too is the proximity to myriad hiking trails as well as acclaimed skiing and snowboarding at the Summit at Snoqualmie. But the luxurious Spa at Salish Lodge is another big part of the magic. Every experience here includes a dip in the warm soaking pool with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding pine forest. Popular choices from the spa menu include the rejuvenating fire-and-ice massage, the fireside couples soak and massage, and the Damn Fine Coffee Scrub, which incorporates chocolate as well as coffee grounds from Tacoma’s popular Campfire Coffee roasters. If you dine in the exceptional Salish Dining Room (note that it will be closed for renovations during the early part of 2024), try to request a table near the window overlooking the falls.

Skamania Lodge, Stevenson

Good for: families, outdoor recreation, fantastic views, easy access from Vancouver

Nestled in the Columbia River Gorge just 45 miles east of Vancouver, this eco-friendly, holistic-minded wellness retreat offers an array of amenities for guests of all ages. Try hiking, forest bathing, and zip-lining amid the towering conifers; golfing on a gorgeously manicured course; or soaking in hot tubs with splendid vistas. The expansive Waterleaf Spa specializes in skin care and body treatments, including Columbia River rock massages, algae-based mud wraps, and hydro-jelly facials with optional CBD oil enhancements. Get even closer to nature by booking one of the stylish, safari-style glamping tents that were introduced in 2024.

Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

Good for: families, outdoor recreation, mountain getaway

A scenic 90-minute drive over the Cascade Mountains from Seattle, this inviting 6,300-acre resort lies on the outskirts of the charming and historic towns of Cle Elum and Roslyn. Built on the remains of a sprawling coal mine, Suncadia stands out for its exceptional amenities, which include a pair of championship golf courses, kids’ programs, more than 40 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and an on-site winery. But plenty of guests come here specifically to experience the restorative treatments offered by Glade Spring Spa, which draws inspiration from nature and features outdoor soaking pools as well as saunas and steam rooms. Consider a side-by-side duo massage with your special someone, perhaps followed by an aromatic honey rose body sugar scrub and a refreshing Vichy shower.

Willows Lodge, Woodinville

Good for: luxury, wine-touring, easy access from Seattle

Foodies and wine enthusiasts have long embraced this elegant spa hotel nestled in the heart of one of the country’s top wine-touring destinations, Woodinville. Less than a half-hour drive from Seattle, this stylish hotel features lushly landscaped grounds and the famous Herbfarm Restaurant, which has been a pioneer in farm-to-table cuisine. Many treatments at the spa carry on the area’s gastronomical theme and highlights local ingredients. Consider the fragrant Thai herbal ball massage, the caramel-coffee back scrub, or the honey-glaze foot cocoon. Enjoy the outdoor hydrotherapy pool, a dry cedar sauna, and complimentary bikes to explore the dozens of nearby tasting rooms.

About the Author

Freelance editor and writer Andrew Collins is based in Mexico City but returns frequently to the Pacific Northwest, where he is the editor of both the official Washington State Visitors’ Guide and the Visit Seattle Official Visitors’ Guide. He regularly updates several Washington chapters of Fodor’s Pacific Northwest guidebook and is the author of Ultimate Road Trips US and Canada. Collins writes about travel for The Points Guy and several other publications. You can read his work at AndrewsTraveling.com.

Featured Image: Glade Spring Spa courtesy of Suncadia Resort