In true San Franciscan fashion, the Vitale’s petite top-floor spa exudes boutique comfort with warm hospitality—with a focus on natural experiences. Come in the evening, sink into a bath on the terrace, and enjoy a massage with a view of the Bay Lights.
The evening of my stay, I hobbled into the Vitale lobby a bit disheveled and on crutches—I couldn’t have picked a better day to break a bone. Nestled in a bamboo grotto, sipping tea, and gazing up at a sky framed by leaves, it was the kind of Zen experience that puts you on the mend. The ritual bath combined the solace of a rooftop garden with the luxury of a gentle infinity tub; this experience, followed by my massage with Josiah, was the perfect remedy. The Vitale Spa masseurs combine their own massage experience with deeper traditional Swedish techniques. Josiah's massage provided a relaxing deep tissue effect with a therapeutic technique of engaging muscles while working on them.
Visit the Hotel Vitale spa website to book an appointment. And if you happen to break a bone in the days leading up to it, don't worry—you'll leave revitalized.