- Great Jones Spa
29 Great Jones St., 212-505-3185
Many spas seem more concerned with getting you in and out fairly efficiently. Great Jones Spa takes loitering very seriously. It’s only $50 (if you aren’t having a treatment) to get unlimited access to the pool, sauna, steam room, and the tranquil relaxing room, all blissfully cell-phone-free areas. It’s open till 10 p.m., even on Sunday nights, so you can wrap up your weekend with a late-afternoon thermal bath and some quiet time with a book and some of the free herbal teas or elixirs.
Best Spa to Hang Out In
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).