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Wall Street Bath and Spa 88

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88 Fulton St., New York, NY 10038 40.709261 -74.005949
nr. Gold St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-766-8600 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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    5 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Type: Spa
  • Services: Body Treatments, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Specialized, Skincare & Facials

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Official Website

wallstreetbath.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Couples
  • Late-Night
  • Whirlpool/Wet Lounge

Profile

A day at this three-story bath and spa is like visiting Russia by way of Fulton Street. Less trendy (and five times bigger, according to the owner) than the Russian and Turkish Baths on 10th Street, it doesn't look like much from the outside, but the facilities surprise first-time visitors. After checking valuables at the front desk, guests head for the locker rooms to trade street clothes for bathing suits, robes, and Soviet-style plastic spa shoes. The below-ground bathhouse has three main areas: a white-tiled steam room; the Shvitz, a sauna with faucets and buckets for dousing yourself with cold water; and the Russian sauna, built with sixteen tons of granite. In the latter, and for an additional cost, you can experience a Platza, during which a "broom" of oak leaves is slapped onto the body to improve circulation. A cold plunge pool and large indoor swimming pool provide relief from the bathhouse heat. Most customers take a break in the café between dunkings for beer, juice, or tea. Upstairs, Spa 88 offers facials, massage, body and nail treatments, waxing, and tanning at very reasonable prices but by appointments only. Post-steam, you can head to the on-site restaurant for a bowl of borscht, or continue relaxing in the cigar lounge.

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