Santa Fe >Beauty > Downtown Day Spa
614 Aqua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM | Directions 8750135.685555 -105.949236
7 days a week
Santa Fe's worst spa – please be aware that there is only one Downtown Day Spa in Santa Fe. They have a new location and any old pictures you see are not of the new location. please see my review for the E. Palace Ave spa as this is the current location. Do not waste your money.
Facials not worth it – I have only had two professional facials in my life but the second, at Downtown Day Spa was the most expensive and worthless. I left thinking, for $90, I could have done that at home. There was no consultation, just endless creams applied and then wiped off my face a second later. No extractions, massage, nothing! It was a major disappointment.
Best Prices and a Soulful Massage – The hotel I was staying in wanted $130 for 50 minutes. That sent me to the Yellow Pages and that's where I found the oldest day spa in Santa Fe-The Downtown Day Spa-celebrating 14 years of Massage Excellence and Environmental Wellness...one quick phone call found walking across the Plaza and into a nurturing and warm cozy satellite office. The staff was immediately delighted at my quick arrival and set about to make me feel welcomed. I was shepparded into a sweet treatment area and introduced to my therapist, Li. Li proceeded to give me a incredible massage mixed with Chinese accupressure points. I completely surrendered into her gifted healing hands and within 60 minutes I felt balanced and ready to kick back and finally relax. After I paid, the front desk person recommended that I walk the Labryinth at the Cathedral and even suggested lighting a candle inside. What an extra delight that continued to support me to surrender and just breathe.I will return again and again.
A little rub, a little scrub and a little paint – It was the perfect morning-alittle rub, a little scrub and then paint on my tips and toes. It was wonderful and so affordable. I signed up for a package that included a grapefruit shea butter salt scrub, a Navajo wellness massage and a mini manicure/pedicure. The staff was fabulous, funny and soooooooooooooooooo nuturing. It was just what the "doctor" ordered and I needed to chill out big time.
I have been to a ba-zillion places and t his was by far the best yet!!!
Highly recommend price and quality-OUTSTANDING
Take Me To Heaven Hot Stone Massage – When I called The Downtown Day Spa to book a one hour massage, the reservationist suggested based on my list of what was ailing my back, The Heavenly Hot Stone Massage. How much, I asked. Li answered, $125. Okay, I decided to give it a try.
Oh my, when I was done I felt like I was in Heaven. I was floating and my spirit was uplifted and my pain was gone. Wow! I told my massage therapist, the hot stone treatment needed to renamed "Take Me To Heaven". Donna was so intune with my needs and her skill with those hot stone babies was amazing. To get me to relax was quite an accomplishment. I am a big guy weighing in at 180 pounds lots of muscle and tension.....but she knew her stuff really well.
I highly recommend this "Heavenly" treatment for the ultimate of relaxation and to feel good all over. It was just right for this time of year. I am telling all my friends and loved ones that this is the Christmas gift to give to me. The front desk also told me about their upcoming Christmas Gift Certificate Sale, buy 2 get your 3rd one free. This is definitely my stocking stuffer gift request.
The ultra best on my day off from the kids and the husband!!! – I desperately needed a day to myself. I had the kids all summer long and my nerves were shot. I called in and asked about specials...."are you a local?' yes and I need help...I am desperately needing a day to escape. Next thing you knew, I was at this great little boutique spa. I don't know what else to call it cause it is so little and personalized. I was literally the only one there on a Tuesday morning. Did I feel special right away...Given a robe and spa bag, I was shepparded into the treatment area. My massage therapist, turns out she had raised 3 of her own daughters, was immediatley tuned into my needs. It was the best 90 minute massage that I have ever had. Donna knew exactly where to go to get those muscles to give up the summer tension. I turned into a noodle. Since, it was my day, I next received a mini day spa facial....my skin was glowing like that of a new bride. By the time I left, I had in hand a series of five 90 minute massages for the price of 4....$360 and my mini facial was $50...it was the best $400 I have spent on myself in a long time. Now, everytime I need to escape and regroup to deal with my group, it is off to the Spa I go.
Worse than Worse – Without a doubt the worse spa experience ever. I could accept the credit card being required to hold the appointment - but the truth is it is used to get paid. The three hour package I paid for last two hours and was unprofessional. I will check to state codes to confirm the person performing the facial is even licensed. The massage in a room light enough for surgery with a parade going on outside.
Relaxing and fantastic – Affordable luxury and it was was in my budget so I could splurge on my friend Clasinda who came to visit me here in Santa Fe. It was such a treat for my best friend to be coming to stay with me. I wanted to make the visit memorable without it costing me the next 6 months of credit card reminders. When I found The Downtown Day Spa...I was thrilled. They worked with my budget to give me and Clasinda memorable and masterful massages that I could afford. They have an Early Bird for $55 for 50 minutes (9-11am) daily and let me tell you; you better book as soon as you know that you want to go cause they sell out quickly. Excellent!!! I will go back again and I highly recommend it.
These Guys are Great – The best customer service! Oh God, I needed a massage so badly, so badly and the massage was the best. Donna knew exactly where to find those spots that were hurting me so bad....When she was done, I was so glad that I had made time for me. I travel alot and when I say alot I mean all the time. When I get home, I always need a massage. Finding these guys, I have found the best in massage, customer service and ambiance.....this is a boutique spa where they are not into numbers but into great service and massages along with the price. They celebrate Locals with a $50 one hour-that's a full one hour non-rushed massage. At these prices, I can afford to get massages on a regular basis. What's even better is that I can walk to them.......
Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Gosh, after driving forever from Austin, my back was trashed. Checking into a hotel this time of year...yikes..,..no discounts and high prices. It was bad enough paying so much for gas to get here and then my hotel's spa wanted $130 for a 50 minute massage.....YIKES...I wanted affordable yet luxury and excellent skills that did not break the bank. Stopping at HOLY SPIRIT...a one man excellent brewed cup of coffee, I discovered The Downtown Day Spa....Bill .... Holy Spirit owner and coffee maven....started the same year Downtown Day Spa did....1994 making them the oldest day spa in Santa Fe.....well, drinking my great cup of brew, I called them......deep tissue, one hour was just $108.,.....A little walk to the east side of the Plaza and ther I was and it was a little slice of heaven, quiet and peaceful and the massage left me saying Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
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