Readers choose Acqualina Spa by ESPA as nation's best hotel spa

This is the first win for Miami Beach spa in this category

Turn your vacation dial to "Bliss." Traveling can be stressful, whether you're on vacation or hitting the road for business. If you're in need of a little pampering, you'll find it at these 10 blissful hotel spas, nominated by a panel of hotel and wellness experts and voted the best in the U.S. for the quality of their facilities, treatments and service.

  • Acqualina Spa by ESPA
    Acqualina Resort & Spa - Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

    Amenities at the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond-winning Acqualina Spa by ESPA on the beach of South Florida include separate relaxation areas for men and women, a Finnish sauna, crystal steam room, ice fountains and an experience shower. The oceanfront spa pool deck features a headed jet pool with a Roman waterfall.
    Photo courtesy of Acqualina Resort & Spa

  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa
    The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

    Signature treatments at this Ritz-Carlton Spa has a Dallas touch, including the popular Dean’s Margarita Salt Glow. Spa facilities include relaxation lounges, water features and two couples suites.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / StockPlanets

  • Awili Spa and Salon
    Andaz Maui at Wailea - Wailea, Hawaii

    At the Awili Spa and Salon on the grounds of the Andaz Maui Wailea, guests are pampered with customized treatments using personalized products made from local Maui ingredients. This unique, apothecary-style spa experience offers treatments like organic facials, full-body exfoliation and hot stone massage, with the chance to take home the custom-blending spa products at a discount.
    Photo courtesy of Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort

  • Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club
    Waldorf Astoria Chicago

    One of Chicago's most luxurious spas is also one of the best. Located inside the quiet and classy Waldrof Astoria Hotel, this spa focuses on the utmost luxury and high-quality service, making every guest feel like a VIP. The Elysian massage, its signature service, features a choice of four scents to aid relaxation. The spa also offers an extensive list of men's services, including brow shaping and a head shave.
    Photo courtesy of (c) 2018 Waldorf Astoria

  • Loma de Vida Spa
    La Cantera Resort & Spa - San Antonio

    Ranked among the best spas in Texas, Loma de Vida Spa at La Cantera Resort offers a menu of wellness rituals, massages, body treatments and facials, as well as hair and nail treatments. Movement classes like spinning, yoga and TRX promote wellness, while the onsite Quenche Juicery is the place to recharge with a nourishing menu of cold-pressed juices.
    Photo courtesy of La Cantera Resort & Spa

  • Eau Spa
    Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - Palm Beach, Fla.

    This Forbes Five-Star spa in Palm Beach features 42,000-square-feet of relaxation. The 19 treatment rooms have customized scents, music and lighting colors so you can unwind your way. The facility also includes a candle-lit Wishing Well, garden with dipping pools, scrub and polish bars, saunas, steam rooms and oversized whirlpool tubs.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Well & Being Spa
    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

    Over 40,000 square feet of spa bliss awaits at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess's Well & Being Spa, a true wellness destination in Scottsdale. The spa menu has all the standard offerings plus nutrition counseling, acupuncture, life coaching and body composition testing. Jacuzzis, grotto waterfalls, a rooftop pool and a Eucalyptus inhalation room - to enjoy before or after treatments - are part of the appeal. Classes include aerial yoga and Rip Surfer.
    Photo courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

  • Waldorf Astoria Spa
    Waldorf Astoria Orlando

    Customized treatments at the Waldorf-Astoria Spa often use locally sourced ingredients, like Tupelo honey, in everything from facials to body therapies. The tea lounge and steam room offer a place to unwind before or after treatment.
    Photo courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Orlando

  • Beverly Wilshire Spa
    Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, Calif.

    The spa at the Beverly Wilshire is the perfect place to unwind far away from the busy Los Angeles streets. The signature Rodeo Drive Exclusive treatment includes a glass of Prosecco, facial and 90-minute deep tissue or Swedish massage, but guests can also choose from a huge menu of massages, body, facial and skin treatments. There’s even a spa menu just for kids.
    Photo courtesy of Timothy Griffith / Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

  • Allegria Spa
    Park Hyatt Beaver Creek - Beaver Creek, Colo.

    This alpine retreat at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek draws inspiration from the mountain surroundings. Treatments start with a soak in the Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary. Signature treatments include a calming Lavender Rose Body Ritual, Ginger Peach Cure full-body buff and massage, or the Colorado Wild Rose Cure warm compress and body scrub.
    Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Spa are as follows:

  1. Acqualina Spa by ESPA at the Acqualina Resort & Spa - Miami
  2. The Ritz-Carlton Spa at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
  3. Awili Spa and Salon at the Andaz Maui at Wailea - Wailea, Hawaii
  4. Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago
  5. Loma de Vida Spa at the La Cantera Resort & Spa - San Antonio
  6. Eau Spa at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - Palm Beach, Fla.
  7. Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
  8. Waldorf Astoria Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  9. Beverly Wilshire Spa at the Beverly Wilshire - Beverly Hills, Calif.
  10. Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek - Beaver Creek, Colo.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Marla Cimini (USA TODAY), Anne Dimon (Travel To Wellness), Eric Grossman, Gerrish Lopez, Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids), Christopher Parr (Pursuitist) and Ava Roxanne Stritt (Spa Travel Gal) were chosen based on their knowledge of the American hotel and spa scene.

Congratulations to all these winning properties!

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