Need to unwind and de-stress? Head to these spots.

Sensei Porcupine Creek Pool
Sensei Porcupine Creek. Photo by Chris Simpson

Every year the Sunset Travel Awards honor the best in travel in the West. This year we had over 600 entries across all categories (a record number!). These hotels are the 2023 winners of the Where to Stay: Best Wellness Getaways category. Check out the complete list of winners here. For our definitive directory to travel in the West, click here.

Best Wellness Getaways

Nobu Ryokan

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Nobu Ryokan Malibu

This serene, high-design escape on one of the world’s most exclusive stretches of Billionaires’ Beach in Malibu has teak soaking tubs, indoor-outdoor fireplaces, and Japanese-inspired carpentry that will make you feel like you’re a lifetime away from the stress of the city.

Sensei Porcupine Creek

Sensei Porcupine Creek Pool

Chris Simpson

The new 230-acre wellness retreat in Rancho Mirage, California, focuses on integrating mindset, nutrition, and fitness, serving up the ultimate antidote to the hurried outside world. It’s a bucket-list destination for any spa lover.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa


Courtesy of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

This lushly landscaped intimate retreat in La Jolla has rooms overlooking the gardens, a pool to beat the heat, a game library to help while away the time, and restaurants offering modern Mexican and produce-first California cooking.

Mii Amo

Mii amo Pool

Thomas J. Story

Fresh off a $40 million renovation, this 42,000-square-foot resort is set amid the striking landscape and towering red rocks of Sedona’s Boynton Canyon and includes a sensory garden, a two-story fitness studio, and a reflexology path.

Dunton Hot Springs

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Dunton Hot Springs

This mining town turned luxury spa getaway offers a uniquely serene experience among the aspens of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, with rustic-luxe cabins, a glamping tent, and its own saloon. It’s the perfect escape for nature and adventure lovers.

Dr. Wilkinson’s Backyard Resort & Mineral Springs

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Mark Compton

Retro style meets relaxation at this newly renovated old-school wellness retreat in Calistoga. Think restorative mud bath and spa treatments, and healing mineral pool soaks. And the chic mid-century-inspired guestrooms are the perfect place to nap before you treat and repeat.