10 Best Spas in Scottsdale: Where to Find Your Bliss in the Desert

The desert has always been a place for retreat and contemplation, and that's exactly what you'll find at our top spa picks in Scottsdale.

If you've ever wanted to experience the traditional healing ritual of a Turkish bath, book an appointment at Joya Spa at the Montelucia Resort. The Joya Spa is home to Arizona's only hammam, a classic spa amenity that has been in use for thousands of years.

For a hip, decadent spa experience, Bliss Spa at the W Scottsdale simply can't be beat. This sleek spa includes a nail lounge, seven treatment rooms, a lounge, and a brownie buffet. That's right - you can have your brownie and eat it, too - while you blissfully relax in the spa's chic lounge.

The Center for Well-Being at The Phoenician is a full-service spa featuring advanced skin treatments, holistic massage, full wellness packages and a soothing meditation atrium. 

Even if you're not staying at Talking Stick Resort, it's worth making the short drive to take in the view at The Spa at Talking Stick Resort. The luxury spa space features amazing floor-to-ceiling views of the lush Sonoran Desert. Spa treatments here feature indigenous desert ingredients to soothe and heal, and the many treatments also incorporate the healing traditions of the Pima-Maricopa Community. 

 Scottsdale is also home to dozens of great day spas, including New Serenity Spa. If you need a pick-me-up, but don't have time for a lengthy resort stay, try the half-day relaxation package at New Serenity Spa, which includes a massage and facial.

If you're looking for a peaceful retreat in the desert - or just a few hours of rest and rejuvenation - Spa Lamar has your ticket. This Scottsdale day spa is an island-inspired spa with a full menu of exotic spa treatments and therapies. The spa...  Read More

The Well & Being Spa (formerly the Willow Stream Spa) is a luxurious sanctuary at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The spa and wellness services are designed to give you an all-over, holistic and nurturing experience designed to promote...  Read More

Frequently topping the list of the city's best spas, the Alvadora Spa benefits from one of the best locations in town: the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in east Phoenix. Old World-style architecture and serene garden paths set the mood at Alvadora...  Read More

The award-winning Moroccan inspired Joya Spa is located at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Paradise Valley, just north of Phoenix. The spa is home to the only hammam, or Turkish bath, in Arizona, a classic spa amenity that...  Read More

Bliss Spa is one of Scottsdale's hippest spas, located on the ground level of the posh W Scottsdale. With more than 4,000 square feet of facilities, including a retail beauty boutique, a sleek nail lounge with two manicure and two pedicure...  Read More

Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Scottsdale makes frequent appearances on lists of the best spas in the country. And why not? This luxurious spa uses a unique holistic approach that marries science and art to create a...  Read More

Mozaik Skin & Body has been providing high quality facials, massages and other healing treatments since 2004. The spa's 3,600 square foot facility features a pleasant waiting lounge, salon area, relaxation rooms, and state of the art...  Read More

The Spa at Talking Stick Resort is a 13,000 square foot, open-air spa on the 14th floor of Scottsdale's Talking Stick Resort. In a city known for its breadth of award-winning spas, this spa stands out for its amazing views of the Scottsdale...  Read More

Nestled in the luxurious surroundings of the beautiful Phoenician Resort, this luxury spa has everything to help you unwind. Salon services, fitness center, facials, mud treatments, and a range of body massage are among the services available....  Read More

New Serenity Spa - Facial and Massage in Scottsdale

Heal your body, mind, and spirit at New Serenity Spa, a Scottsdale day spa that has been a Valley favorite since 2008. Facials and massages are a specialty here, especially the Serenity Facial and Massage. The Serenity Facial is not your...  Read More


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

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