A serene Westlake Village retreat

28 Treatment Rooms

The largest spa in the Four Seasons chain, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offers 41,000 square feet of blissful, Asian-inspired tranquility.

From the orchid-filled lounge area to the sun-drenched private terraces off each of the 28 treatment rooms, the spa is a refuge from the stresses of everyday life.

Located between Los Angeles and Malibu in an upscale suburban neighborhood, this Four Seasons spa is a hidden gem that locals, including celebrities, love to escape to for rejuvenation and pre-event pampering.

Combined with the California Health & Longevity Institute (an onsite wellness center whose extensive offerings include everything from dentistry to alternative medicine to nutrition), one of the largest hotel gyms we’ve ever seen and an elaborate show kitchen for cooking classes, the L.A. spa is a wellness powerhouse that goes beyond a mere massage. It’s a one-stop shop for a holistic health experience.

Our Inspector’s Highlights

• Cutting-edge anti-aging treatments are available, such as air massage, lymphatic drainage, microdermabrasion and electroporation — the newest form of micro-galvanic current that helps deliver the product directly into the cells.

• Taking advantage of Southern California’s temperate weather, all of the spa’s 28 treatment rooms have private terraces.

• Although not technically part of the spa, the onsite California Health & Longevity Institute offers services such as acupuncture, personal training and nutrition consultations to help you customize a complete wellness vacation — be it for restorative or weight loss purposes.

• Make sure to allow time to relax in the beautiful lounge area. Skylights offer soft diffused sunlight from above, illuminating the stunning orchid garden —the surroundings certainly soothe the soul (and eyes) pre-treatment.

• For a fun date or mom and daughter outing, go all out by booking both a spa treatment and a same-day cooking class held just around the corner at the hotel’s state-of-the-art Wellness Kitchen.

Things to Know

• Instead of hump day, this California spa has Wow-Me-Wednesdays. This special features your choice of  50-minute treatments — the Organic Facial, Maternity Massage or Tranquility Massage — at a reduced price of $135.

• Before or after your treatment, don’t miss a quiet moment exploring the garden and pathways of the Pagoda Lawn. It’s just beyond the adult pool, marked by the intricate, maroon-colored pagoda. 

• Create a swim and spa day out of your visit by booking your treatment in a Westlake Cabana. They include a private plunge pool, lounge chairs, a large dining table and a canopy.

• If you’re feeling peckish after your treatment, order from the poolside menu featuring light bites, salads and sandwiches, also available for delivery to your spa suite. To up the fun factor, enjoy one of the Buzzbars (adult popsicles) in flavors like mango with tequila or lime and mint with rum.

The Treatments

• The In-Skin Facial uses the latest in skincare technology. This instant-results treatment includes six different state-of-the-art modalities designed to reduce signs of aging.

• Body services tend to highlight natural ingredients, such as the lavender milk and honey body wrap or ginger lime scrub. Choose from 12 different massages and 30 face and body treatments for your perfect day of pampering.

• A favorite among spa goers is the 80-minute signature California Dream skin treatment, which includes a sugar scrub, detoxifying peppermint clay body mask and massage using grape stem cells and white tea body butter.

• Because the hotel also offers the California Health & Longevity Institute, guests often combine a Western spa treatment and an Eastern therapy, such as a ginger lime body scrub with acupuncture. 

• One of the newest offerings from the Westlake Village spa and health institute is a four-day wellness retreat that focuses on resetting your metabolism via customized workouts, cooking classes and access to spa facilities to unwind after exercising.

The Facilities 

• The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village provides luxurious amenities for extra relaxation, such as a eucalyptus steam room, a dry sauna, showers and an adjoining adult pool.

• Interior design elements, from the red Chinese footbridge over flowing water to the onyx-accented ceilings, are by Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo.

• To plan a day for a bridal party or romantic date, opt for one of four spa suites. These feature a private patio and plunge pool, day bed, fireplace, whirlpool tub and private entrances from the gardens.

• If you are visiting Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village in preparation for a special event, head to the Yamaguchi Salon for hair, makeup and nails.