A luxe, palatial spa on the California coast

28 Treatment Rooms

Stepping into The Spa at Pebble Beach is like entering an expansive villa with vintage European architectural details and classic-contemporary décor. The 22,000-square-foot, two-story spa at the iconic oceanside Pebble Beach resort is a destination for the latest in rejuvenating body and skincare treatments.

The Vibe

The spa owes its unique residential feel to its former life as a private mansion. The neutral color scheme (think woven sisal, taupe granite and pale woods) is accented by opulent flourishes such as the coral marble mosaic floor and the curved gilt and ebony antique French banister that winds along the staircase up to the second story.

That’s where you’ll find the salon, which features four pedicure thrones and four manicure stations flanked by carved limestone fireplaces, plus a balcony overlooking the courtyard.

The Facilities

Depending on your gender, an attendant will escort you to either the men’s or women’s locker room. Women receive a plush microfiber robe, Pali Hawaii slippers and an amenity bag that includes June Jacobs’ sunscreen and Peter Thomas Roth shaving cream.

Each dressing area offers a sauna, whirlpool, steam room and an inhalation room with negative ionizers and trays of aromatherapy oils.

Either before or after your treatment, we suggest spending time unwinding in one of the open, coed areas at the Pebble Beach spa. The conservatory is a sun-drenched social space with a greenhouse-style roof and sprays of white phalaenopsis orchids.

Settle into one of the woven wing chairs and enjoy a magazine along with Teatulia tea, fruit, crudités and house-made honey nut bars. Just across the hall, you’ll find the sanctuary, a quietly stunning octagonal room that’s designed for cocooning and silent reflection — both made easier with its central fire bowl. 

Or head outdoors to the saltillo-tiled courtyard shaded by a 100-year-old oak tree. It’s an ideal place to sit and soak up some sun after a treatment or enjoy a green juice, spa cocktail or light meal from the Juice Bar. There’s also an outdoor pool, and a spa boutique where you can shop the skincare lines used in treatments and other curated goods like clothing and home accessories.

The Treatments

Services are performed in one of the 28 restful treatment rooms (some of which are outfitted with fireplaces). You’ll find a large menu of tempting skincare and body treatments ranging from a hot Himalayan salt stone massage and a clarifying silk facial peel to acupuncture and chakra balancing — this luxury spa specializes in both exotic treatments and popular classics.

A signature service worth exploring is the Lasapa Lelima Purification Treatment, inspired by an indigenous Big Sur tribe. It is essentially a bathing ritual that includes a scrub, wrap and massage and features coastal and white sage, elderberry and blue cornmeal.

Ladies will not want to skip the signature Women’s Water Experience. It begins with a private soak in a jetted tub and ends with an invigorating deluge from a 16-head shower in an exquisitely tiled space. Male guests have specialty services to choose from, too, and can get an herbal compress massage that employs arnica, eucalyptus and rosemary plus Thai-inspired massage moves to melt away muscle tension after a day on the links.