Spa-cation Getaways: Twin Cities

Looking for some serious R&R? The spa packages at these Twin Cities hotels offer relaxation deals so appealing and affordable there might never be a reason to leave home again.

Updated: October 21, 2009

5 to Try

W Minneapolis The Foshay

821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

The newly renovated and visually stunning Foshay Tower houses one of the hippest and contemporary hotels in all the Midwest. Best of all, the W caters to your every need, offering in-room spa services like massages, manicures, facials and more. And because the hotel caters to the weekday business traveler, it's offering buy one night get the second for half off on some weekends throughout the rest of the year.

The Westin Minneapolis

88 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Located in the famous Farmers and Mechanics Bank building, the Westin offers weekend renewal spa packages starting at around 150 bucks. The hotel has been redecorated to reflect the minimalist post-War design of the era, although things like a double-headed shower and Earth-friendly spa packages make it totally modern.

Hotel Ivy, Minneapolis

201 South Eleventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This sleek, hip, and modern hotel offers weekend specials and deals, like the ?Taste of Luxury? package that gives guests a $50 credit for dinner at the hotel's award-winning restaurant, Porter and Frye. But before you gobble down that dinner, unwind at the Ivy Spa Club, which features more than 14 rooms, like the hydrotherapy area of the sauna--dedicated to the fine art of total relaxation.

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis, A Kimpton Hotel

615 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

If you're looking for the ultimate in relaxation but don't have the bucks to travel to a spa, go for the Spa Package at the Grand, which includes a luxury room, breakfast, an hour-long massage, an hour-long wrap, and two cocktails for two adults starting at about $500. As an added bonus, this old-fashioned luxury hotel offers some of the most romantic rooms in all the Twin Cities.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Indulge in modern style and convenience at the downtown Hyatt, which has a Balance Package starting below $200. The package includes two 30-minute massages in the StayFit spa, a full breakfast and a 3pm late checkout. The hotels conventionally located on Nicollet Mall, close to nightlife, shopping and award-winning and buzzed-about restaurant's like Barrio and Vincent.