What are the best spas in Washington D.C.?

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Washington, D.C. has increasingly become a destination for spa-lovers, but many of its "best" spas can be found inside the city's four- and five-star hotels. 

Here are a few of our favorites: 

The Spa at The Four Seasons
This 11-room spa is one of the city's most coveted destinations for a luxurious day of pampering. In addition to luxe facial products by names like Carita and Kate Sommerville, the spa also offers an adjoining salon, George, where many of the city's most well-heeled go to get groomed. 

The Spa at The Jefferson
Intimate and customized, this two-room spa is primiarily for guest use, but we'd indulge here at any time. We'd suggest sampling a custom massage or facial with your own blends and add-ons, or trying a "vinotherapy" treatment inspired by Thomas Jefferson's love of wine.

The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Some of the city's best spas are quite small. This four-room oasis is no exception. We'd suggest the organic facials or the Earth, Wind, Water and Fire massages.

Nectar Skin Bar, Georgetown
Perfect for anyone looking for a great facial or mani/pedi, this small Georgetown spa specializes in skincare. We love custom facials with Melissa. 

The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC
Considered the city's most upscale spa, this pricey getaway feels like a true resort oasis, and boasts amenities like an amethyst steam room, large fitness facility, and an indoor pool. We'd suggest you sample the bamboo massage -- it's one of our favorites. 

Bliss Spa at the W Hotel
Using trendy Bliss products, this spa is smaller than many of its New York counterparts but offers equally effective treatments - plus the spa's signature brownie bar. 

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