Grand Rapids visitors in search of luxurious pampering during their stay have a variety of spa options to choose from. Book a hotel with an on-site spa for the ultimate in convenience or opt for a stand-alone spa with exactly the combination of services you want. Either way, you’ll enjoy first-rate facilities and treatments administered by skilled estheticians, masseurs and other specialists.

Whether you’re planning a girlfriends’ getaway or you just need a break from traveling with family and friends, you’ll find it easy to relax and unwind at the spas showcased below. Most of them qualify as day spas that allow you to hang out and enjoy a range of amenities before and after your treatments. Go ahead, let them pamper you!

Girls Trip at Celeste Salon & Spa

Celeste Salon & Spa is conveniently located in the Amway Grand Plaza, but you do not have to be a hotel guest to book their services!

Photo by Dorelle Brock for Experience GR

Hotels with Spas

Celeste Salon & Spa

187 Monroe Ave. NW, 49503

Located on the fourth floor of the tower wing of downtown GR’s Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Celeste Salon & Spa was opened in 2023 to replace the hotel’s previous, long-running spa. The new state-of-the-art facilities include a hair salon, nail salon, five treatment rooms, a steam room in the men’s locker room, dry sauna in the women’s locker room, hot tub whirlpool, and indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces – including private and shared balconies overlooking the Grand River.

Celeste’s comprehensive services include hair care, facials, massages and body treatments. Skincare treatments include galvanic current, glycolic refining peels and paraffin masks. Massage treatments incorporate Swedish methods, aromatherapies and hot stones. The goal is always on curating an individual experience for each guest.

In addition to the salon and spa, the fourth floor of the Amway Grand includes a fitness center with Pelotons and other high-tech equipment, an aquatics center with pool and hot tub, and outdoor pickleball courts. It feels like a wellness center resort in the heart of the city.

You do not have to be a guest of the hotel to book salon & spa treatments!

Seraphina Spa

235 Louis St NW, 49503

Downtown’s JW Marriott Hotel is the site of Seraphina Spa, which offers thoughtful, holistic care in a beautifully modern spa setting. Body treatments, massages, facials and nail care services are designed to give guests time to exhale and the opportunity to heal from the stresses of everyday life.

Seraphina offers a variety of body treatments, such as salt and sugar scrubs, wine and seaweed wraps, and a clay mask body wrap. Massage techniques include Swedish, aromatherapy, deep tissue, reflexology, prenatal, hot stone and warm bamboo, and you can enjoy a customized massage for two. Skincare treatments range from a variety of facials – including one designed just for men – to LED light treatments, ultrasonic pore scrubbers and ice globes. Manicures, pedicures and an eyelash “lift and tint” round out the services.

Seraphina is located on the “Wellness Floor” of the hotel (floor 3), which also includes an indoor pool and fitness center, a steam room and cozy relaxation pods. You don’t have to be a hotel guest, anyone can book spa services here.

Stand-alone Spas

Beaubien Holistic Care

3368 Beltline Ct., Grand Rapids, 49525

Billing itself as “The Natural Medical Spa,” Beaubien Holistic Care supplements its skincare, massage and body work treatments with a variety of integrative and naturopathic medical services intended to help address such issues as chronic pain, allergies, headaches, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and more.

Skincare treatments include broadband light therapy, facials, glytone peels, lash lifts and tints, brow laminating, and body waxing and sugaring. Therapeutic, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal massages are available, as are manual lymph drainage, Thai yoga bodywork, and ashiatsu, craniosacral and reiki therapies.

Beaubien is located in northeast Grand Rapids, convenient to the Knapp’s Corner shopping & dining district, Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Ethos Day Spa

1035 Spaulding Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, 49546

An eco-luxury salon and spa in Ada, about 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Ethos Day Spa offers a variety of luxurious treatments and amenities to help guests relax and rejuvenate.

Body treatments include wraps, scrubs, sculpts, dry brushes, hand glazes, hot stones and massages. Facials, vitamin C peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and exfoliation are among the facial treatments offered. You can also take advantage of such salon services as  haircuts and colors, scalp treatments, manicures, pedicures, lash fills, waxes and makeup application.

Amenities include a steam room, infrared sauna, cold plunge tubs, an outdoor hot tub and fire pit, and men’s, women’s and co-ed lounges.

Heidi Christine’s Salon & Spa

7181 Headley St. SE,  49301 • 7100 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, 49316

Heidi Christine’s Salon & Spa has been making people feel more relaxed, more refreshed and more beautiful since 1987. With locations in Ada (15 minutes east of downtown GR) and Caledonia (15 minutes south), it offers a suite of spa services, including a variety of facials and body relaxation treatments, available a la carte or as part of standard or customizable packages.

Heidi’s also offers a full complement of hair services for all ages and genders, manicures, pedicures, makeup application, eyelash extensions and tints, hair removal, microblading and more. Like most of the spas featured here, Heidi’s also offers bridal services to ensure that you and your wedding attendants look and feel your best on your big day.

Tanaz Hair Boutique & Day Spa

5751 28th St. SE, 49546

Recognized as one of the Top 100 Salons in the U.S. by Elle Magazine, Tanaz Hair Boutique & Day Spa offers a full-service day spa along with tailored salon services. Choose from spa packages oriented around make-up, a facial, men’s care and more, all featuring a range of treatments and amenities – including lunch.

Skin amenities range from acne scar treatment to stretch mark treatment to wrinkle treatment. Cosmetic beauty services include premium lip fillers, injection fillers and cheek fillers. You can get hair highlights, color treatments and hair extensions, and a full complement of nail salon services, including manicures, pedicures and even reflexology foot massages.

Tanaz is located in Cascade, about 15 minutes southeast of downtown GR.

The Woodhouse Day Spa

2060 East Beltline Ave. NE, 49525

“Mood Care Begins Here” is the slogan at The Woodhouse Day Spa, which operates on the theory that exceptional care has the ability to positively influence mood. Every detail here has been customized to help you curate and care for the mood you choose.

30+ standard facial, massage and nail treatments can be customized with a wide range of add-ons, from collagen masks to aromatherapy. Body treatments include a holistic body detox, black sand rejuvenation and a nourishing wrap. Waxing services target areas from head to toe.

Woodhouse signature “rituals” – a meditative mood soak, restorative sleep massage, salt therapy, infrared sauna and Ayurvedic treatment – allow you to immerse yourself in total luxury. You can also choose a package of multiple treatments for peak rejuvenation, relaxation and recovery.

Spa robes, slippers, private lockers and beverages are provided for your comfort. Upon arrival, a variety of warm and relaxing teas are available to help you slip into a state of complete relaxation. You can also enjoy a signature Woodhouse Mimosa or glass of wine in our luxurious Quiet Room between services.

All of this luxury is hidden behind an unassuming strip mall storefront about 15 minutes northeast from downtown Grand Rapids, just steps away from Lennon & Willow Women’s Boutique, Ulta Beauty, TJ Maxx, P.F. Chang’s and more, with additional shopping and dining options – plus the 18-screen Celebration! Cinema North movie complex – directly across the street.

Hearth Sauna

555 Monroe Ave. NW, 49503

Looking for an alternative to a conventional spa day? Hearth Sauna provides a relaxing, therapeutic experience at a more affordable price. It brings an ancient Nordic tradition to downtown Grand Rapids via a public sauna that uses a Finnish wood-fired stove and 450 pounds of sauna stones to heat the space to temperatures between 160˚F and 200˚F. The interior is made of western red cedar and it’s lined with benches to accommodate up to 10 people per session.

The dry heat in a Nordic sauna is more intense and invigorating than a wet sauna, and it’s reported to deliver many health benefits. Each session at Hearth Sauna is 70 minutes, but guests typically spend 5-15 minutes in the sauna and take an outdoor break to relax and rehydrate before going back in again. Clothing is required – most people wear swimsuits – and you should bring water and two towels with you. There is a changing room and you can store clothing and other items in the foyer.

You book your session online or via the Hearth Sauna app (available on Android and Apple app stores) and will be greeted by a sauna guide when you arrive. Social connection is part of Nordic sauna culture and you will be sharing the space with strangers (unless you book all 10 slots for your and your friends). It’s a great place to socialize and meet new people!

 

Grand Rapids is already one of the easiest and least stressful places to visit on the planet – and these spas will transport you to a whole other level of bliss. Enjoy!