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“Best Spa in the City” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nob Hill Spa

Nob Hill Spa
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Owner description: The Scarlet Huntington and Nob Hill Spa offers a welcoming atmosphere in the midst of San Francisco's upscale Nob Hill neighborhood. Originally constructed in 1924 as a high-end apartment building, the family owned and operated property houses 136 contemporary-style guestrooms and suites. The 11,000-square-foot (1,021 square meters) Nob Hill Spa features an indoor infinity-edge pool with floor-to-ceiling windows offering far-reaching views of downtown San Francisco, a fireside lounge, and steam and sauna rooms. The spa's extensive services reflect the four founding cultures of San Francisco - Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and Victorian - and include a variety of holistic and Ayurvedic treatments, as well as beauty and relaxation treatments influenced by diverse healing traditions. Signature offerings include the Nob Hill Spa Ultimate Massage and the Nob Hill Spa Ultimate Facial. Contemporary American spa cuisine is available poolside form the award-winning Big 4 restaurant. The city's famous cable cars stop just outside the hotel entrance to transport guests throughout the area. In addition, complimentary chauffeur service is also available for guests whose itinerary includes the financial district or the well-known Union Square shopping district. The hotel is also in close proximity to some of the city's well-known landmarks such as the Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and the Embarcadero.
San Francisco
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Spa in the City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2007

My wife and I really enjoyed this spa. We thought it had the best facilities in San Francisco compared to International Orange, Elizabeth Arden, & the Kabuki. I got a great massage from Danette. We went on a Sunday and there wasn't enough room to sit on the balcony, but there was more than enough room in the pool & hot tub. Definitely the best spa in the city since most city spas don't have enough facilities.

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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Crowded Weekend Spa”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2007

I have to start by saying that I had the best massage I have ever had at the Nob Hill Spa.

My complaint about this place was the lack of space. We visited on a Saturday and it was just too crowded. They should keep the serenity of the spa by limiting the number of visitors. The outside deck overlooking San Francisco was crowded, the pool chairs were all full, the sauna and steam rooms were busy and the changing area was so crowded that I had to change in the bathroom stall. There are only two mirrors for drying hair and makeup so it gets really cramped.

I felt like I lost the relaxation of my treatment immediately when fighting for space in the locker room.

The locker room and shower area definitely could be updated and redone. The pool area and deck are beautiful, again they are just too small for the number of spa guests.

I would recommend a weekday visit or find another location for a weekend spa day.

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San Francisco Bay Area, Ca
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“This Luxury Spa is Relaxing and Peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2007

I visited on a weekday and had near private access to the spa. The amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, sauna, steam room, fitness room, and sun deck.

The locker room amenities (changing area, showers, sauna and steam room) could use some updating; they aren't as luxurious as the rest, but overall the spa--on a weekday--was peaceful and a joy to visit.

For more information and photos, visit my (non-commercial) site Bay Area Love Letters and look under the "Recreation" category.

You can read more about this spa at http://bayarealoveletters.blogspot.com/2007/03/recreation-local-spas-offer-varying.html

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