santa monica wellness

It’s no secret: time away from home is a perfect opportunity to reset your wellness routine. From the fitness center at our hotel property to public workout amenities and local gyms, there are plenty of spots to break a sweat here in Santa Monica. When it’s time to come down and soothe, we have a selection of the finest day spas in Santa Monica for you to choose from. To round out your wellness weekend, you can dine out at some of the healthiest restaurants in the area.

Now, let’s get into some specific recommendations on how to have a wellness weekend when staying in Santa Monica.

Staying Fit

An integral piece of the wellness machine is working out, staying active, getting the blood flowing, breaking a sweat, or simply just moving around. There are a lot of convenient and beautiful places to do just this in Santa Monica.

The first that we are proud to share with guests is the 24-hour fitness center at The Ambrose Hotel. The space is equipped with free weights, bikes, treadmills, and other pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, including access to live-streamed spinning classes. If you want to get out and enjoy some fresh air with your workout, we recommend a run or bike ride along the beaches in Santa Monica and Venice.

Pampering Yourself

Pamper yourself at one of the Santa Monica’s best day spas. Here are a few of our favorite places for massages, skin treatments, and more:

Tikkun Holistic Spa

Tikkun Holistic Spa describes itself as a healing oasis that utilizes healing practices from both Eastern and Western medical traditions. You can find a wide variety of treatments here, including therapeutic massage, gentle massage, wet treatments and body wraps.

Tikkun Holistic Spa. 1460 4th St.

Willow Spa

Willow Spa is an Eastern-themed spa that has tropical aesthetics, therapeutic massage treatments, and a wide variety of skincare services. Enjoy the popular detox facial along with other massage and tea packages, and end the treatment lounging on daybeds in its vibrant garden space.

Willow Spa. 3127 Santa Monica Blvd.

Burke Williams

Drawing its inspiration from classic European day spas, Burke Williams has been a staple of pampering in Downtown Santa Monica since the mid-80s. You can come here for spa baths, wetroom treatments, facials, skincare services, and a wide variety of massage therapies.

Burke Williams. 1358 4th St.

Eating Well

When you’ve got your workouts and your spa days covered, the last step to ensuring a proper wellness weekend in Santa Monica is ensuring you have some healthy places to eat. Luckily, Santa Monica is well stocked with such options. Here are some of our favorite healthy restaurants near Hotel Ambrose:

Flower Child

This New American favorite in Santa Monica is a short walk from the beach, making it a convenient stop-off on your way to a day of fun in the sun. A largely vegetarian menu comes with brunch staples like crushed avocado toast, and more unique healthy eats like the spicy Japanese eggplant.

Flower Child. 1332 2nd St.

Bondi Harvest

Bondi is an Australian restaurant in Santa Monica specializing in healthy breakfast and brunch selections. The seasonal menu sources local ingredients to create unique dishes like lentil beet burgers, and sweet squash pancakes.

Bondi Harvest. 1814 Berkeley St.


One Santa Monica’s most progressive restaurants, Kye’s philosophy on healthy eating derives from ancient Chinese principles. The core of its ideology: dining should be an inclusive and diverse experience. Some of our favorites here include vegan breakfast tacos, as well as the various curry and bulgogi dishes.

Kye’s. 1518 Montana Ave.

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