Kids may not fret about mortgages and car payments but they've still got plenty of reason to de-stress. There's dating blues, red-marked math exams, bad selfies, embarrassing parents, Justin Bieber drama -- and that's just the short list! So why not treat them to a little time at the spa -- just like Mom and Dad! Yes, there are plenty of hotels out there that cater not only to adults but also to tots who need a decompressing massage or a pick-me-up pedicure. Here are our six top picks for hotel spas where kiddies can come along.
After your kid has been walking for hours around a hot Orlando theme park, those little feet could use a nice soak! But the Nick Suites‘ kid spa offers way more than just pedicures and polish. Young guests can do everything from getting ‘inked’ with airbrush tattoos to requesting funky hair braids and feather extensions. Aside from having a super cool spa, this property is also one of Orlando’s best options for families. The property’s 777 suites, all with kitchens or kitchenettes, are spacious and well-designed to sleep families. Bonus: the on-site water park is the perfect spot to show off those freshly-painted toes!
Don’t let the classy, refined design fool you. With beauty treatments dubbed “Princess” and “Rock Star” — the Beverly Wilshire Spa is super kid-friendly. Junior starlets here are treated like royalty and even get to take home gifts like a trophy or a tiara to remember their red carpet-ready mani-pedi. This iconic Beverly Hills hotelis also a top luxury pick for parents. With beautiful guest rooms, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, pool and fitness center, plus doting Four Seasons service, it’s hard to find fault.
At The Spa Petite at The Breakers Palm Beach, ladies and gents — and boys and girls — can be found sipping on pink lemonade while enjoying treatments like soaks and scrubs. And before getting pampering, kids six and up can work up a sweat in one of the many family-friendly exercise classes on offer. Travelers sticking to a budget may want to consider visiting this Floridian hotel in the summer, during the off-season. Rooms are nearly half off. Kids’ meals, fitness classes, and daily breakfasts are also free.
At The Biltmore Santa Barbara, teens can book treatments like corrective facials or relaxing junior massages. Parents can also reserve a private spa suite for a special mother-daughter (or father-son) day of R&R filled with body scrubs, wraps, foots treatments, and facials. The 207-room, five-star luxury property lives up to the Four Seasons brand with its top-notch location, amenities, and style. The relaxed elegance of the 1920s-era Spanish Colonial architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds gives the resort a timeless feel.
The tropical spa at Grand Wailea takes a clue from mother nature by incorporating Hawaiian flavors into its teen spa treatments: Think honey mango pedicures and coconut manicures. Another nice touch? Tweens ages 10 and older can take part in the spa’s stretch, boxing, yoga, and group cycling workouts, and can also receive a fitness assessment. The beautifully designed, 780-room hotel evokes opulence at every turn — from the luxe rooms to the massive gym.
Book a “rock star” treatment for your tween and your parental cool factor will soar. At the Atlantis, kids ages nine and above can chill out at the Generation Y Spa. Fruity facials, acne treatments, surfer scrubs, and “fake bake” sunless tanning are all on the menu. Teens can then hit the resort’s massive water park while parents take a gamble at the hotel’s famous casino.