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Favorite Spa in United States

Golden Door

California, United States

The one that started it all has the enduring love of SpaFinder readers. In 1958, founder Deborah Szekely developed a unique philosophy of personal health and fitness inspired by the ancient Japanese Honjin inns, paving the way for all destination spas. At this renowned 377-acre retreat near San Diego, the Asian inspired architecture and landscaping set the mood for the profound serenity and beauty awaiting each guest on his or her wellness journey. Spa treatments are designed to be rich in tradition yet executed with a modern interpretation. World-class spa and fitness facilities include the spa's nine treatment rooms, an herbal wrap area, hydrotherapy tub, sauna, steam room, and hot tub; the 2,000-square-foot Fitness Pavilion; two swimming pools; and a Kiatsu water therapy pool. The 40 spacious guest rooms each come with a private patio.