This Is the Secret to Feeling Like a Celebrity on Your Los Angeles Vacation

Travelers looking to recharge the A-list way need look no further than the city's top-tier hotel spas.

A Spa Couples Enclave treatment room at Hotel Bel-Air

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Los Angeles is no stranger to five-star amenities — it is the land of red-carpet royalty and home to some of the biggest celebrities in the world, after all. Of those luxuries, facials, massages, and full-body spa treatments top the list, with countless spas offering restorative services within the California county's 4,700 square miles. For a true A-list experience, however, travelers should look to hotel spas, specifically those that exude a sumptuous yet blissful look and feel around every corner. 

Whether you’re looking for a staycation with some extra TLC or you’re heading to the city of stars and in desperate need of a spa fix, these are the best hotels to soak up some LA glamour and top-of-the-line pampering. 

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Interior of the lobby at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

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Upon entering the Waldorf Astoria Beverley Hills, it’s apparent that opulence is the only level the property functions on. From its ornate lobby with gold accents and magnificent chandelier to the Jean-Georges caviar dishes and corner suites with sweeping views of the City of Angels, the hotel epitomizes a grandeur that lives up to the legacy of its neighborhood. While there’s not an inch of the 12-floor, 170-room hotel that feels a touch less than lavish, there is nowhere more luxurious than La Prairie Spa at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. 

Interior of the La Prairie Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

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Inspired by “Swiss science and purity,” the spa has six private treatment rooms and a menu of services that leave guests feeling refreshed, relaxed, and photo-ready from head to toe. If you have a big event — or simply want to be pampered for a day — book the Diamond Day experience. Over a 5.5-hour span, you’ll be treated to the Signature La Prairie Facial and Diamond Perfection Body, a champagne lunch, a mani-pedi combi, and a personalized makeup consultation. It doesn’t get much more VIP than that. 

Hotel Bel-Air

Exterior of the spa at Hotel Bel-Air

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There’s a reason Bel-Air is a place of refuge for high-profile names like Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z, to name just a few. It’s a secluded Los Angeles  neighborhood shaded by plenty of lush vegetation (and stately homes). For more than 75 years, Hotel Bel-Air, also known as the “birthplace” of the Bel-Air community, has served as a retreat for the Hollywood elite and those simply looking to recreate some of that glittering magic for themselves. 

The Spa Couples Enclave outside patio at Hotel Bel-Air

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There’s a stillness on the property that overrides any of life’s stresses you may be carrying when you walk across the front entrance bridge. That level of peace and tranquility stays with you throughout your visit, whether you’re watching the swans swimming in the afternoon hours, ordering a cocktail at Bar & Lounge, or spending a few hours in the Hotel Bel-Air Spa. Especially during the latter. Here, the menu of spa services features words like “radiance,” “purity,” and “vitality” — all of which come to life after the transformative magic of an Elixir des Glaciers Majestic Treatment or a Bel-Air Signature Massage. Like the rest of the hotel, the spa is a place that oozes quiet luxury — soft, neutral hues and wood-paneled walls paired with gilded touches and Swarovski crystals. Celeb status or not, you’ll feel perfectly pampered and restored after a trip to this bit of LA paradise. 

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Interior of a treatment room at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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The Beverly Hills Hotel is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in all of Los Angeles; the  Mission Revival style pink facade, 1940s Hollywood glamour, and famed 90210 area code have been attracting guests — including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, and Princess Margaret — for decades. You could spend days taking in the captivating history and romance of the Dorchester Collection property, but to really understand the type of five-star service the hotel provides, you’ll want to make an appointment at the recently renovated Beverly Hills Hotel Spa. A blissful oasis down on the Promenade level of the hotel, the spa is outfitted with plush furnishings and decor inspired by local flora and fauna. 

The entrance to The Beverly Hills Hotel

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As far as treatments go, there’s something for every type of visitor and every type of mood. Sometimes the perfect spa day is all about the afterglow – when your skin, and particularly your face, is in need of rejuvenation. For that, there’s the Power Glo Facial or the Diamond Life Infusion Lifting Facial. Other times, it’s all about soothing sore and tired muscles, which is where the spa’s CBD Leef Wellness Massage comes into play. After a long flight, or simply a long week at work, there’s no better way to rest your eyes and your muscles. But no matter the service you choose from the Beverly Hills Hotel Spa, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling just as glam as any A-lister who has walked the hallowed halls (or bungalows) of the famed property.

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