When you’re looking to unwind and escape, nothing can compete with a spa getaway. Across Michigan, from Kalamazoo to Mackinac Island, you’ll find spa hotels with all the amenities you dream about. Find saunas, aromatherapy, hot stone massages, and a blissful overnight stay at the 10 best spa hotels in Michigan.
Kalamazoo's leading hotel is also its leading spa hotel. The Radisson Plaza Hotel is known for impressive accommodations and a slate of restaurants, which is great if you're inclined to stay where you enjoy your spa treatments. But the part you came for is Blush, the Radisson's spa. Offering not only hair care services, but also manicures, pedicures, facials and more. Several levels of massage are available, including hot stone treatments.
Crystal Mountain is one of Michigan's greatest ski resorts, but it's also one of Michigan's top destination spas. Considering that the Crystal Spa contained therein measures in at 18,500 square-feet, it's clear that this is a place to see. It's not just big, it's also fully-featured—steam rooms, infrared saunas, private transition rooms that let you go from place to place in solitude—and the floors are even heated so as not to harsh your relaxation with chilly feet—and even an outdoor hot tub and Mosaic Garden. Seriously, if you've never tried a hot tub outdoors in winter, do it. It's amazing.
Of course one of Detroit's big three casinos would make an appearance. One of the best around falls to MGM Grand Detroit, home of the IMMERSE spa. This place is home to a slate of aromatherapy options along with several massage options ranging from stone to bamboo. Try the Detox or the Nourish packages alongside the massages, and it goes on from there including a line just for the gents.
The good part about Grand Rapids' Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is that you don't have to be staying at the hotel to take advantage of the spa services. The Spa and Salon at the Amway Grand Plaza will deliver a string of services that's almost frightening in its complexity. How do you feel about eight different kinds of massage? You'll have it here, ranging from hot stone to warm bamboo to just the back, neck, and shoulders. That's just for starters as it ranges into facials, body treatments, nail care, and beyond.
Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel is almost a no-brainer as spa hotels go. It's a destination in and of itself, but it only gets better with its Astor's Salon and Spa. A great lineup of hair and skin care services awaits you therein, along with several different breeds of massage ranging from hot stone to deep tissue. Throw in the special accommodations for groups and wedding parties and you'll have the complete roster right in one place in the midst of one of Michigan's greatest tourist destinations.
The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham gets a special nod, because it's a spa hotel that doesn't actually have a spa contained within it. See, the Townsend doesn't have a spa on premises, but rather, it brings the spa to your room by offering services in-room from nearby Spa Mariana. Facials are on hand, as well as six different types of massage including couples' massages, and it's all yours for a quick call to the concierge with three hours' notice.
The Homestead in Glen Arbor is home to Amira Spa, a complete day spa and retreat. Several different massage options await you here, and the massages are complex in their own right. The Amira Well-Being Massage, for example, runs 80 minutes and starts with dry brushing, followed by oiling, and completed with a full massage. Several options can be added to your massage of choice including a steam bowl for inhaling and a scalp treatment involving wild limes.
Allegan's Castle in the Country packs an extensive lineup of spa services into its lineup, complete with online reservations and a slate of massage services. Backed up by the proper lighting and music choices, the Royal Retreat Spa will not only offer up its standard menu, but for an additional fee, you can get an extra half-hour of couples' massage, chocolate covered strawberries and a chilled bottle of Asti Spumante to go with it. Make it as simple or elaborate as you like!
Offering personalized services that range from massages and facials to even hair services and hydrotherapy options, you'll have the full roster right at the New Buffalo Inn and Spa. There's even a “hot poultice” massage that's pretty unique, too!
Thank you, Traverse City, for once again asserting your dominance in Michigan's economic lifeblood. It's hard to imagine not being able to find something in Traverse City, whatever it is, and thanks to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, you'll have a spa hotel waiting for you here. With a complete lineup of package offers, and individual services ranging from eyelash extensions to the “express massage” designed to be an abbreviated, midweek service that fits readily into a busy schedule, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will offer services for most any need or taste.