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Relaxation Awaits at Eight of D.C.'s Most Luxurious Spas

Salamander Resort & Spa. Photo: Justin Kriel
Salamander Resort & Spa. Photo: Justin Kriel

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You work hard. Therefore, you deserve caviar and diamond facials. For true pampering, here are eight spas in the Washington, D.C. area that are so luxurious you'll forget your overflowing inbox and the outside world entirely. We promise you'll feel more relaxed just by looking through the photos after the jump.

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Mandarin Oriental Washington DC: Find 10,500 square feet of zen at the Mandarin Oriental's famed spa. Besides a full array of treatments like diamond facials ($350 on weekends and $320 on weekdays), body wraps, massages, and more, guests are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes in advance to experience the spa's "heat and water" oasis. That means vitality pools, experience showers, a steam room and a sauna. Start your Mandarin Oriental spa daydream here.
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Lorien Hotel and Spa: In Old Town Alexandria, the Lorien Hotel's serene full-service spa is so luxe, it offers a caviar facial. Priced at $200 for the weekend rate and $190 during the weekday, the 80-minute facial firms, tones, refines and hydrates with protein-rich caviar and antioxidants. Find massages, waxing, tinting and more at the Lorien, as well as steam rooms. Learn more here.
1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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The Jefferson Washington DC: The Jefferson Hotel's Petite Spa takes its name seriously — the spa incorporates custom treatments using herbs and botanicals grown in Monticello's gardens. Guests will luxuriate in spa products including Darphin, red flower, Olavie and Sparitual. The red flower 60-minute body scrub runs $175 and that Monticello Garden Customized Facial is $165. Book a service here.
1200 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Salamander Resort & Spa: OK, so this is a day trip from D.C., but the brand-new 23,000-square-foot Salamander Spa is so spectacular we had to include it. The luxury hotel opened this last year in Middleburg with a huge focus on health and wellness. Spa guests can enjoy outdoor massages on private stone treatment terraces, or hang out in aromatic steam rooms. And there's an Infinity edge spa pool with poolside cabanas. Body wraps, body scrubs, massages, and diamond facials are available too, as are Natura Bissé facials starting at $150 and Alchimie Forever facials starting at $130. Explore all the options here.
500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg, VA 20117

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Bliss: Prefer your spa experience to be on the hip side, with complimentary brownie bites? Located in the lower level of the W Washington D.C., Bliss draws in fans of its mod decor, charming product line, luxe nail lounge, Triple Oxygen Treatments, and waxing services starting at $35 for basic bikini waxes. Get the skinny here.
515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Nusta Spa: Billed as the first spa ever to achieve Gold LEED certification, even the facial is organic at the very green and serene Nusta Spa. The 5,000-square-foot spa's signature facial is $135 for 50 minutes and $185 for 80 minutes, while an Ultimate Milk & Honey Manicure is $65. Find more services here.
129 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Nectar Skin Bar: Located in a row house in upper Georgetown, Nectar Skin Bar is wall-to-wall glamour, with a custom-made crystal chandelier, decorated ceilings, and lavender-papered walls. Book treatments like Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion facials ($195 for 80 minutes), Softsense gentle waxing, pedicures and manicures, airbrush tanning, brow shaping, and makeup services. Another interesting service is the $350 LashDip mascara treatment, which lasts for up to 6 weeks and is only available in Washington at Nectar Skin Bar. And when the weather is nice out, you can head outdoors for spa treatments in the facility's 800-square-foot backyard garden space. Learn more here.
1633 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC: Swim alongside elegant murals of cherry blossoms in the indoor pool at this Georgetown hotel, then indulge in a heated or cold stone massage and $225 anti-gravity facial. Besides the pool, there's also a sauna and eucalyptus-scented steam room. Book your service here.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007