Best Spa - 2010
The Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort
The Golden Door Spa has day rates, sure, but why do that when you can take advantage of cool summer rates and escape the city for a getaway in a place called Carefree?Room rates run as low as $119, and the mandatory $27 "resort fee," for once, is totally worth it at The Golden Door. It includes all of your tipping, valet parking, Internet access, and, most importantly, admission to the Spa.Take a desert drive out to Carefree in the afternoon and enjoy a night in one of the Boulders' spacious, luxurious casitas. Then head over in the morning to the Golden Door Spa for a yoga class, work out in the gym with a gorgeous view of those gigantic signature stones, have a healthful lunch by the pool, pop in the Jacuzzi, contemplatively walk the labyrinth, relax in the Ofuro soaking tub, check out the steam room/sauna, have a shower in one of the huge spiral "snail" stalls, stretch out with tea and snacks in the relaxation room, groom with the provided toiletries and take a big sky drive home back to the hot city. All (except the lunch) for the price of your overnight stay at the resort.