A Guide to Atlantic City's Most Luxurious Hotel Spas


(Photo courtesy) Bask by Exhale Spa at Revel

Tucked away, far from the flashing lights and heart-pounding hysteria on the casino floor, lies a haven—an oasis of calm, rejuvenation, and utter relaxation—within each of Atlantic City's most luxurious hotels.

From Roman baths to one-of-a-kind treatments (whiskey facials, anyone?), explore the never-ending options of sumptuous services (and high-end products!) available inside AC's finest establishments. Welcome to paradise.


(Photo courtesy) Bask by Exhale Spa at Revel

Bask by Exhale Spa
Where: 500 Boardwalk, Revel
When: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Phone: 609-225-9855
Website: RevelResorts.com

The newest spa on the Boardwalk, Revel's 32,000-square-foot sanctuary, Bask by Exhale Spa, is breathtaking from the second you walk into the co-ed bathhouse. There, you'll find heated mineral pools, a hammam, and a Himalayan-salt room, which if you're unfamiliar is basically the opposite of a steam room—it's icy, refreshing, and cools the nasal passages. It's also one of the fewsalt rooms on the East Coast!

Treatments on tap include a range of hydrating facials, therapeutic massages, acupuncture therapies—like cupping ($165), Jennifer Aniston's recent obsession—yoga and Exhale core fusion classes, waxing, and more.


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Spa & Salon at the Golden Nugget
Where: Huron & Brigantine Blvd., Golden Nugget
When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sunday – Thursday); 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
Phone: 609-340-5001
Website: GoldenNugget.com

The Gold Nugget's Spa & Salon is a newly renovated, $6 million spa-salon-gym hybrid that's got something for everyone. Planning a bachelorette party? Book blowouts and mani-pedis for all! A romantic escape from reality? Indulge in a private couples room, which houses two beds, champers and chocolates, plus an elegant curved spa bath for two. They even offer partner-pampering lessons—a one-on-one massage tutorial with a liscensed therapist, 30 minutes of alone practice time, and a take-home massage oil—all for $199. Seriously, that's a steal, no?

Also worth noting, fitness buffs will be pleased by the equipment—there's plenty of space, multiple machines, clean towels at the ready, and it opens at 6 a.m. for the truly dedicated. (Side note: Who are you?)


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QUA Baths and Spa
Where: 2100 Pacific Avenue, Caesars
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 609-343-2400
Website: CaesarsAC.com

For $50 a day, transport yourself back to the ancient lands of Rome—or, you know, something like that—where Old World archetecture meets modern-day luxury. The Roman Baths feature three different pools, all of different temperatures and sizes, so once one is too warm, you can switch it up with a dip in the next. QUA's state-of-the-art spa also includes separate steam rooms, saunas, private tanning beds—hey, Atlantic City is on the Jersey Shore after all—whirlpools, and (of course) dressing rooms.


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Bluemercury Spa
Where: 2831 Boardwalk, Tropicana
When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Phone: 1-800-345-8767
Website: Tropicana.net

What the Tropicana's oasis doesn't boast in size—it's slightly smaller space-wise than a few of its of neighboring spas—it does in its expansive list of services and products. (Great for all you product-junkies out there!) A few luxury brands on-hand include: Darphin, Dermalogica, Peter Thomas Roth, Remède, and (one of our faves!) SkinCeuticals. As far as treatments go, Bluemercury offers 13 kinds of facials, 9 various massages, body wraps, spray tans, waxing, makeup applications (using Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy, and NARS!), and mani-pedis.

Anyone need to rest after that? Phew.


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Vive Day Spa
Where: 801 Boardwalk, The Showboat
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sunday - Thursday); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Phone: 609-343-4118
Website: ViveDaySpa.com

Warning: take Vive's hours with a grain of salt—we popped by at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, hoping to soak our aching feet after patrolling the boardwalk, but alas, it was closed. And the front desk had no idea why. So there's that. But iffy-operational times aside, fans of the shore will adore Vive's signature treatment—the "Seashell Massage," a 50- to 100-minute massage where technicians line cooled seashells along your body, bringing you healing qualities from the Ocean.

Other amenities? There's a full-blown hair salon (they even do coloring!), a nail parlor, and if clubbing's what you're here for, the "Evening Soiree" package—a 3.5-hour-long pamper sesh that includes a manicure, pedicure, make-up applicaiton, and blowout—is exactly what you need before breaking out your best Single Ladies moves on the dance floor.


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Spa Toccare
Where: 1 Borgata Way, The Borgata
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sunday - Thursday); 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Friday - Saturday)
Phone: 609-317-7555
Website: TheBorgata.com

Far East motifs and the flicker of faux-candlelight help you kiss buh-bye to the outside world—even if it's only to take a quick dip in Toccare's Roman baths. Should you choose to spoil yourself with a little somethin-somethin, though, you've got plenty of options. Our recommendation? Go for one of their 13 body treatments, like the skin-silkening "Egyptian Milk and Honey Cocoon Float" (right?!) or the "Borgata Bliss" full-body scrub and Swedish massage.


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Immersion Spa
Where: 1 Renaissance Way, The Waterclub Hotel
When:  Hours vary, call ahead
Phone: 609-317-7555
Website: thewaterclubhotel.com

In terms of view, pretty much nothing compares to the Immersion Spa, which is located 300 feet above sea level inside a branch of the Borgata called The Waterclub Hotel. Inside, you'll find total bliss in the form of an 80-foot infinity-edge lap pool and co-ed whirlpool that look out over the Atlantic shore. Because it shares resources with the Borgata, spa treatments are mostly similar to those offered at Spa Toccare with a few exceptions, like sacred bath rituals.



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Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
Where: 777 Harrah's Blvd, Harrah's
When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sunday - Thursday); 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Phone: (609) 441-5333
Website: harrahsresort.com

Harrah's is home to one of Elizabeth Arden's 30 namesake Red Door Spas, and you can expect to find the exact same quality products and expert knowledge the chain is known for nationwide. (Sometimes when traveling, a little familiarity is a good thing.) Get your skin glowy and camera-ready with EA's most-requested treatment: The Red Door Signature Facial, which incorporates Miss Arden's classic facial massage technique. You'll leave feeling alive, radiant, and ready to win some serious cash. (And if not, at least you'll look like money.)


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Sea Spa
Where: 111 South Chelsea Avenue, The Chelsea
When: Hours vary, call ahead
Phone: 1-800-548-3030
Website: thechelsea-ac.com

Be one with nature in Harrah's spirit-provoking haven inspired by, what else, the main attraction of Atlantic City: the sea. True to its name, the Sea Spa boasts a saltwater pool that nourishes, soothes, and heals your body, bringing water and mineral levels in your body back to balance, as you soak. All of the spaces including the Solarium—a spacious atrium with a co-ed jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room—are rendered in natural materials such as heated stone and bamboo to create a meditative atmosphere.

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Spa & Salon at Bally's
Where: 1900 Pacific Ave., Bally's
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone: 609-340-4601
Website: ballysac.com

If swank makes you feel, well, unsettled, you'll find solace in Bally's casual, nice-but-not-OTT spa and fitness center. Plenty of classics—massages, facials, scrubs—are on the menu with a few surprises. Care for a "Hydrating Whiskey Treatment," anyone? Last but not least, fight off any unwanted food babies inside the sports arena, which includes game courts, a cardio room, weight resistance room, and more!

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