These Serene Spa Resorts Are the Perfect Way to Recharge and Reset
Need to unwind and de-stress? Head to these spots.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.