Girlfriend Getaways

Pool at the Huntington Hotel

The spa at the Huntington Hotel includes a beautiful pool

We could all use a weekend of senseless pampering from time to time, but finding a reasonably priced hotel that offers great spa facilities can be hard to come by. Below is a list of wallet-friendly hotels that have standout spas and are sure to be a hit with your girlfriends. And there’s something for everyone – from casino hotels on the Las Vegas Strip to urban retreats in New York City.

Vdara Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ upscale City Center is a complex of hotels and shops that opened in December 2009, and its all-suite Vdara Hotel & Spa is a great option for a classy escape, removed from the casinos and gaudy lights of the nearby Strip. Spread out over two floors of this brand new hotel is a gorgeous spa outfitted in dark woods and fresh orchids, plus a small champagne bar for sipping some bubbly. Each locker room has a sauna, eucalyptus steam room, and hot plunge pools. Besides top-notch pampering, the hotel also has a bar, restaurant, pool and lounge, and shopping mall to explore.

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The Huntington Hotel is home to one of San Francisco's top spas.

The Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill is home to one of San Francisco's top spas.

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco with the girls, Oyster is here to help. We’ve scoped out some of the best activities in the city to enjoy with your female friends, from a decadent Sunday brunch at the Palace Hotel to live Jazz and panoramic views at Top of the Mark at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins. Read More »