The Spa at The Elms


The story of the celebrated Elms Hotel & Spa starts with the discovery of the curative mineral waters in Excelsior Springs in the late 1800’s. Since that time, the Elms brand has been world-class destination, known for luxury, healing and unparalleled service. Set on 16 acres of impeccably landscaped gardens and grounds near Kansas City, Missouri, the Elms Hotel & Spa offers guests an exceptional resort and wellness experience, from multiple pools and hot tubs to soothing treatments at the Spa at the Elms to beautifully appointed rooms and suites. Re-imagined as a modern Roman Bath, the famed Grotto at The Elms Hotel & Spa has cold, warm and hot baths with the healthy benefits of the Excelsior Springs’ renowned mineral waters. You’ll also discover a variety of scrumptious dining options and numerous outdoor activities and lawn games. And the Elm’s expert, multi-lingual staff will help you design your dream vacation, whether you are looking to visit a nearby winery or secure tee time at a golf course.

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM


The Elms and the Excelsior Springs have been a sanctuary for guests seeking rejuvenation and relaxation since 1888. In keeping with the hotel’s tradition of providing luxurious hospitality, the Spa at The Elms invites you to experience serenity, a vast menu of pampering spa treatments and a wide array of amenities. The Spa’s expansive menu includes a range of massage treatments, facials, scrubs, hydrotherapy services, waxing and nail care – and those choices are just the beginning. You can also schedule spa experiences for couples, bridal and bachelorette parties, employee events and more.

The Spa’s famed Grotto recalls a traditional Roman bath, where you can indulge in dry and steam saunas, hot tubs and cold plunge and steam showers in a modern setting. (You can also exfoliate, soften and smooth your skin at the Spa’s unique exfoliation bar.) Fitness activities include: an indoor European lap pool and seasonal outdoor swimming pool and the new 24-hour fitness center featuring Precor equipment.





The Spa at The Elms Rooms & Dining

Facilities & Amenities

In addition to the Spa at the Elms–a 25,000 square feet wellness escape consisting of soaking tubs, pools and treatment facilities–the Elms Hotel & Spa offers luxury accommodations and excellent dining. A wide range of activities and amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, bocce ball, badminton and shuffleboard, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor hot tub and 20-person outdoor hot tub, outdoor fire pit, movies on the lawn… the list goes on!

The Spa at The Elms Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Dining

Conveniently located to Kansas City and Des Moines, the historic Elms Hotel & Spa invites guests to choose from a variety of elegant spacious guest rooms and suites, all with luxury amenities and sumptuous furnishings designed for your comfort. Accommodations feature the signature Elms memory foam mattress luxury microfiber bed linens and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Dining options include the casually sophisticated 88 at The Elms, servingAmerican Midwest fare, prepared using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and vegetables and herbs harvested from The Elms' own gardens. The Tavern is an inviting location to enjoy cocktails and pub fare. Plus, you are invited to start your day with espresso drinks and fresh-from-the-oven pastries, or relax in the afternoon over a delicious cup of the Elm’s own blend of coffee at the Café at the Elms.

Food Options

  • Vegan & vegetarian available
  • Alcohol served