1 . Eaglewood Resort & Spa

Itasca, Illinois

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One of the most lauded resorts in the nation, the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Eaglewood Resort & Spa offers a luxurious spa retreat. At our No. 1 pick, you’ll enter a world where luxury is the standard in Illinois.

Get swept away at the Spa at Eaglewood Resort & Spa. The Spa is located just outside of Chicago, making it an irresistible attraction at any time. The 10,000-sq.ft. European designed spa offers a truly unforgettable experience. Featuring eight treatment rooms and customized spa experiences, you’ll discover a new way to relax and refresh. Pamper your mind, body and spirit with one of the signature European Kur treatments or a Spa Therapy pedicure. Or, treat yourself to a body scrub and wrap to release toxins. So take a break from the daily grind and plan a trip to the Spa at Eaglewood Resort & Spa. There’s no better place to find your inner well-being. Don’t forget to inquire about the great spa packages! You’ve seen why the Eaglewood Resort & Spa lands on our list at No. 1. With its alluring spa services and treatments, there’s no doubt your rediscover wellness in your life one moment at a time.

Address

1401 Nordic Road Itasca, IL 60143

Fun facts

BusinessWeek rated Itasca as the “Best Affordable Suburb” in Illinois.

Population

8,302

2 . Pheasant Run Resort

St. Charles, Illinois

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Our No. 2 pick is an undiscovered gem in Chicago resorts – the Pheasant Run Resort. At Chicago’s doorstep in the historic town of St. Charles, you’ll discover a world-renowned spa, the Mario Tricoci Salon & Chicago Day Spa.

You’ll feel like the only guest at the Mario Tricoci Salon & Chicago Day Spa. For over 30 years, the famous spa has been synonymous with the most innovative and luxurious St. Charles salon and spa services. Pick from over 200 spa treatments including massages, facials, full body treatments, skin care and more! Try a revitalizing facial or aromatherapy. Or, invigorate with a Swedish, Deep Tissue or Hot Stone massage. Bring all of the Mario Tricoci Salon & Chicago Day Spa’s treatments home! The spa offers an extensive line of at-home products for you to use everyday. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated. Planning a weekend away with friends? The spa offers many packages, including the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun package, available year round. Whether you’re here for the first time or you’re a loyal customer, a trip to the Mario Tricoci Salon & Chicago Day Spa at Pheasant Run Resort is always a relaxing experience.

Address

4051 East Main Street St Charles, IL 60174

Highlights

Visit the Colson House while in St. Charles. Built in 1882, the Colson House served for many years as an upscale bed and breakfast.

Population

32,134

3 . Allerton Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

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With its modern new look, the Allerton Hotel is a contemporary, sophisticated yet residential Magnificent Mile hotel. This downtown Chicago boutique hotel is in the center of world-class shopping, dining, sightseeing and more!

The Allerton provides what no other resort or hotel in our Top 10 does – solely in-room spa services and treatments through the Relax & Rejuvenate Day Spa. Available in 50- or 80-minute sessions, the Allerton’s massages soothe you after a day of exciting Chicago activity. You’ll regain your senses and find serenity – all in the comfort of your own room! After a consultation with one of the certified spa therapists, you’ll receive the perfect, personalized treatment. Enjoy a Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone or combination massage. All you have to do is call the Allerton’s concierge service and the Relax & Rejuvenate Day Spa will do all the work. Relax in the comfort of your own room with massage treatments at the Allerton Hotel! The Relax & Rejuvenate Day Spa can stop by your room seven days a week.

Address

701 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

Fun facts

Although the Tip Top Tap is no longer open, the Allerton Hotel still sports the neon sign that advertised the location of this legendary lounge.

4 . The Elysian

Chicago, Illinois

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The Elysian, located in downtown Chicago, is dedicated to reviving the era when travel was synonymous with luxury. Quite simply, the hotel is revitalizing luxurious hospitality in the center of the bustling metropolis.

At The Elysian’s Spa and Health Club, every experience is tailored to meet your needs. Each personalized experience is designed to restore your inner well-being. Experienced therapists and specialist will gladly recommend treatments and services that will be the most beneficial to you. The best massages in Chicago are at The Elysian. The unique Lava Massage consists of heated lava stones laid along your body to ease muscle tension and increase circulation. Intimate spa gatherings for groups of 4-10 are available. Whether you’re preparing for a special event or planning a weekend away with friends, the Spa’s intimate gatherings are perfect for you. For your convenience, in-room treatments and services are available, excluding body treatments. You can surely see why The Elysian is our No. 4 pick. Remember, if it’s not on the menu, a spa specialist will customize a treatment that is sure to make your skin look and feel great.

Address

11 East Walton Chicago, Illinois 60611

Highlights

Marc Jacobs has a store on the bottom level of The Elysian featuring his line of clothing and accessories

Fun facts

The Elysian is the 21st-tallest building in Chicago.

5 . theWit - A Doubletree Hotel

Chicago, Illinois

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Enjoy the vibrant epicenter of the Windy City at theWit – a Doubletree Hotel, Chicago’s newest boutique hotel. Located in the heart of the theater and Loop business districts, theWit ignites the neighborhood with renewed energy and spirit.

Replenish your soul as you look and feel fabulous. The Spa at theWit is an invigorating city retreat. The luxurious facilities include drenching rain showers, plush robes and a full line of high-end amenities. The experienced staff will shower you in personalized spa services and techniques including improved circulation, balanced energy and smooth muscles. Try the Fountain of Youth facial, designed to smooth, lift, firm, plump and hydrate your skin. Or, the Body Polish treatments designed to nourish, tone and tighten your skin. A robe, slippers and a locker will be provided upon your arrival. Specialty teas and fruit are available in the Whisper Lounge, as well as healthy snacks and water. The Spa Boutique proudly carries Eminence Organics products available for purchase. In-room treatments and services are provided as well. Escape to the Spa at theWit – your haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Take a break and de-stress. Get ready to appreciate whatever the rest of your day or evening has in store.

Address

201 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601

Highlights

Every aspect of the theWit emphasizes the hotel’s eco-conscious attitude. From the building materials used to the premier lighting design, protecting the environment is on the hotel’s mind.

Fun facts

theWit is one of the most technologically advanced hotels in the world. At the heart of theWit is an IP-based infrastructure powered by NEC Univerge IP Solutions that enhances the guest experience.

6 . Lincolnshire Chicago North Shore

Lincolnshire, Illinois

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Experience a truly unique Northern Chicago resort at the Lincolnshire Chicago North Shore. Our No. 6 pick is a renowned golf and spa resort in suburban Chicago.

Get introduced to the Zaza Salon and Day Spa at the Lincolnshire Chicago North Shore. You’ll discover the finest European day spa services with an emphasis on wellness, cleanliness and unmatched customer service. The 3,500-sq.-ft. salon and spa features beautiful earth tones and modern furniture boasting a welcoming and inviting ambiance. The spa places a high priority on cleanliness – every detail of the salon and spa from start to finish is sanitary. Expose healthy, vibrant skin with a trip to the spa’s skin clinic. All facials and facial treatments will leave you feeling beautiful and confident. Restore, relax and rejuvenate with a massage or full body treatment. You’ll remove the toxins, restore your balance and feel energized. When your mind and body crave a retreat from the daily grind, make a trip to Zaza Salon and Day Spa at the Lincolnshire Chicago North Shore.

Address

Ten Marriott Drive Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

Related activities

Held annually, the Taste of Lincolnshire features samples from local restaurants and provides local entertainment including musicians, a raffle and pet show.

Population

6,108

7 . Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Galena, Illinois

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At No. 7, the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is one of the Midwest’s most unique full-service golf and spa resorts. The resort is the perfect destination to take in Galena’s pristine beauty.

Amidst cascading hills and abundant wildlife, the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa provides a natural backdrop to the picturesque Galena Territory. Enter Illinois’ luxurious Stonedrift Spa, a peaceful haven from the outside world. Promoting rejuvenation of the mind, body and spirit, indulge in the Spa’s signature treatments. From couple’s massages, organic facials and reflexology to energetic therapies, anti-aging manicures and men’s services, you’ll discover an endless range of services designed to provide inner well-being. The 6,000-sq.-ft. spa features ten treatment rooms, certified spa professionals, a nail suite, state-of-the-art steam rooms and a Spa Boutique where you can buy premier spa treatments to use at home. Demand for spa services is high, especially on weekends and holidays. Reservations ought to be made weeks in advance in order to ensure you receive the best selection and scheduling of your services. The Stonedrift Spa at the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers personalized services and treatments designed with you in mind. Embark on a journey filled with peace and mental well-being.

Address

444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL 61036

Fun facts

The town of Galena is named for the mineral ‘galena’.

Population

3,333

8 . Four Seasons Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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In our No. 8 spot, the Four Seasons Chicago has been landmark of refined style along the Magnificent Mile. The hotel offers a fresh, contemporary ambiance that keeps people coming back year after year.

It’s time to embark on a spiritual journey of well-being at the Four Seasons’ Spa and Fitness Club. Enjoy the hotel’s luxurious spa, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and 50-ft. indoor swimming pool. Pamper yourself with a personalized massage or full body treatment in one of the private treatment rooms that are soundproofed for serenity and peacefulness. Complimentary fresh fruit and tea are set out for you to refresh and replenish before or after your treatment. Through extensive research, the spa has created a line of unique therapies designed to nurture your senses. Relax in a calming eucalyptus steam or a therapeutic massage and facial. Indulge in one of the spa’s distinctive spa packages including the Summer Spa Sampler where you’ll enjoy a trio of organic treatments tapas-style. Divulge in a facial, massage and pedicure – all designed to inspire well-being. Discover the Spa and Fitness Club at the landmark Four Seasons Chicago. In-room treatments and services are available as well.

Address

120 East Delaware Place Chicago, Illinois 60611

Highlights

The Four Seasons Chicago is located atop the 900 North Michigan shopping mall which also includes Bloomingdales, Gucci, Adidas and several fine dining restaurants.

Fun facts

After its recent renovation, the landmark Four Seasons Chicago now features a French Art Deco design to the structure, reminiscent of 1930s style.

9 . The Fairmont Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Rediscover the Fairmont Chicago following its dramatic multi-million dollar transformation. Our No. 9 pick allows you to experience a new level of exclusive luxury and service.

The AAA four-diamond Fairmont Chicago has been lauded for its exceptional service and amenities by Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Top 500 Hotels List. mySpa is the newest downtown Chicago hotel spa. The 11,000-sq.-ft. sanctuary brings a new Chicago spa concept: focusing on lifestyle. Treat yourself to personalized massages, skin care, body treatments – all customized to meet your needs. Offering eight treatment rooms and professional staff, mySpa provides a highly personalized spa experience where you’ll rediscover yourself. mySpa also features a fully equipped fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and personal training. Preparing for the biggest day of your life? mySpa offers personalized experiences for the bride and groom so they’ll be ready for the big day. Or, plan a trip to mySpa with your girlfriends. The spa can customize collective packages for groups looking to rejuvenate and refresh. Plan your next vacation spa getaway at mySpa in the Fairmont Chicago. Stay in one of the hotel’s new hypoallergenic, allergy-friendly Fairmont PURE and Fairmont Gold PURE rooms and suites.

Address

200 North Columbus Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601

Highlights

Visit mySpa’s retail area where you can purchase a tempting variety of Chicago spa products and treatments to try at home!

Fun facts

The centric rings of mySpa’s logo symbolize mySpa’s infinite quest for an authentic spa experience and service excellence and serve as a reminder to find connection to the energy within ourselves as we seek wholeness of the mind-body.

10 . The Peninsula Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Rounding out our Top 10 is The Peninsula Chicago. This five-star hotel has brought traditional Hong Kong service to a city already entrusted with warm hospitality.

The Peninsula Chicago has received many accolades from the hospitality industry including No. 1 Hotel in the Zagat Survey of Top US Hotels and America’s Healthiest Hotel by Health Magazine. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA has been described as the spa “to make your worries melt away”. The spa has been designed to revitalize the mind, body and spirit. Indulge yourself in luxurious body treatments and skin care. You’ll discover calming treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge, eucalyptus steam room, Jacuzzi and more. Enjoy half- or full-day spa journeys beginning with heating and cooling experiences. The unique spa combines oriental, Ayurvedic and European techniques for a full revitalizing experience. Restore your sense of balance with a tailored body treatment – algae, marine mud or oshadi wrap followed by an application of aromatherapy or nourishing oils. The Spa by ESPA asks that you arrive 30 minutes before your treatment to shower, change and enjoy the facilities. The Spa procures a private and serene environment in which all electronic devices are not allowed.

Address

108 East Superior Street Chicago, IL 60611

Highlights

Enjoy chocolates at The Peninsula every Friday and Saturday. The event is open to the public and features a jazz trio along with an unlimited selection of sweets.

Fun facts

The Peninsula was rated the No. 1 Urban Hotel Spa by Conde Nast Traveler.

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