16 Spa Resorts in Illinois (for ALL Budgets!)

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Planning a trip to Illinois? It just so happens that I spent hours searching the web for the best spa resorts in Illinois and came up with this fabulous list of accommodations that I ordered from most to least expensive so you can easily find your favorite!

Once you do, hold on tight! By that I mean you should book your spa resort in advance! These are some of the best in the state, and I don’t doubt they’ll sell out fast!

Self-care trips should be a priority for us all! Nothing like a few days of non-stop pampering without leaving the hotel grounds, ain’t I right?!

Alrighty, I don’t want to keep you away too long from all these fun places, so let’s get this show on the road!

Quick Picks for Your Stay

I know it’s a long post! So if you don’t have the time to go through it all, then check out the list below, which has the best spa resorts in Illinois:

Since we’re talking about the whole state today, I made this map that will help you visualize all the hotel locations:

1. The Peninsula Chicago – for a relaxing city getaway

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Make your Chicago trip unforgettable with this fabulous boutique hotel located along the Magnificent Mile, a great area to stay in Chicago. The hotel has a fitness center and full-service Asian-inspired spa where you can relax all day long!

All hotel guests love the spa treatments at Peninsula Spa, and nothing compares to a few hours of long massages and chilling in the treatment room or relaxation lounge after visiting the local attractions! Then you can arrange for dinner at the on-site restaurant, which serves gourmet dishes, and end the day in your suite’s soaking tub! Now that’s a great way of spending a day in Chicago, Il!

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2. Waldorf Astoria Chicago – traveling in style

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Elegance, class, a convenient location, and gorgeous city views! This boutique hotel not too far from downtown Chicago has everything you need for a fabulous holiday! I love a room with a great style, and these suites have impeccable furnishings and rich fabrics, and some also come with a terrace (from where you can catch a scenic Chicago sunset).

But I’m sure you want to hear all about their full-service spa that provides so many wellness treatments, a steam room where you can detox your mind, body, and spirit, an indoor swimming pool, and a health club. So let your worries be at home and get ready to enjoy lots of facial treatments and personalized massages, relax in the hot tub, and hit the fitness center whenever you want!

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3. The Langham Chicago – for holistic enthusiasts

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I don’t know about you, but lately, self-care has become a priority! Body treatments, steam room sessions, you name it! And I love hotels that provide all this and more for their guests! Especially this one near Downtown Chicago which not only offers gorgeous modern design and valet parking but also an on-site spa (called Chuan Spa) that is ready to pamper you all day long!

Located in a skyscraper designed by the renowned architect Mies van der Rohe, the hotel offers award-winning spa treatments based on the traditional Chinese model! You can expect a lot of holistic spa packages that you’ll enjoy in their unique treatment rooms (I hear the eucalyptus steam room is a must-try). Some other great facilities include the state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.

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4. Goldmoor Inn & Resort – for nature lovers

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Looking for the perfect holiday spot somewhere in Illinois? Then have a look at this boutique hotel in Galena that’s located near scenic trails, which are perfect for nature walks. I love a fabulous cozy inn, especially one with such a great location, and this place also has such a cool design and an on-site spa center where you can give yourself that “me time” you’ve been craving!

All their suites are so spacious and have such chic furnishings, and boast amazing views of the hills and woodland. Each morning you can order room service and enjoy it along with the view! Then it’s up to you if you’d prefer to try some activities like hiking, biking, and skiing or jump straight in the treatment rooms and relax with a massage or in the hot tub!

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5. Eaglewood Resort & Spa – for golf enthusiasts

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Located just a 30 min drive from Downtown Chicago, this accommodation is perfect for anyone who wants to be out in nature yet, still close to the city! Eaglewood Resort is designed to offer everyone a unique experience! Their full-service spa has a wide range of body treatments, saunas, facials, and hot tubs where you can chill after a day out!

You really feel like a brand new person after all those spa services! Ready to have fun and try some fun activities? At the resort, you can play on the golf course, hit the bowling alley with your partner, family, or friends, and hang out in the billiard room! And if you still need to get some work done, physically or job-related, their fitness center and business center are at your disposal!

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6. Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk – with a river view

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Planning a spa break in Naperville? This town is pretty close to Chicago and Central Illinois, too! Then check out this spa resort that’s set waterfront and has everything you need for a tranquil and peaceful getaway! Their spa features different body treatments that I’m sure you’ll love! I mean, is there anything more amazing than a nice, long massage after a day of driving or sitting in the plane.

You’ll also find a fitness center and a restaurant that has a lovely ambiance! Of course, you can also explore the local restaurants as there are many near the accommodation. The rooms have a modern and simple design, with a flat-screen TV and a comfy bed!

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7. The Hotel & Athletic Club at Midtown – for a fun trip

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Can you ever get enough of Chicago? I mean, this city has it all! Fun attractions, great restaurants, and don’t even get me started on the spa resorts, which are amazing! Like this one! Featuring indoor and outdoor pools for relaxation, the accommodation has such a modern design and rooms with lots of space.

Their full-service spa offers some of the best spa services in the city! You’ll find anything you desire, from yoga classes, body treatments, beauty services, and a steam room. You’re already dreaming about all this, right? Me too! But wait, I’m not done. The spa resort also offers a restaurant and a fitness center for those who don’t want to miss gym day!

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8. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa – for a complete body-mind reset

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Do you feel like closing your laptops, turning off your phone, and just jumping on the car (train, plane, or whatever) and locking yourself in a spa resort? Same! I think I found the perfect spot for you! This place in Galena screams rejuvenation, and it’s set in such a gorgeous location, surrounded by trees and a lake!

Spend your days swimming in the heated indoor pool, enjoying some body treatments like reflexology, deep tissue massages, a hot stone massage, and aromatherapy at their full-service spa that swears by the Ayurvedic ways! When you’re not giving your whole body the much-needed reset it needed, you can play on the golf course, on the tennis course, and eat mouth-watering food at one of their 3 restaurants.

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9. Hotel Arista – an eco-friendly spa resort

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If you’re finding yourself somewhere in Naperville, this spa resort is the place to go! Not only does it have some amazing rooms with a flat-screen TV and a walk-in shower or a tub where you can relax after being on the road, but also a fusion restaurant and a fitness center.

The Arista Spa boasts different body treatments like massages that will do wonders for your tense muscles and help you sleep like a baby! Especially if you also have a glass of wine afterward at the on-site bar! I would secure my spot early and book these spa resorts in advance, as prices tend to get higher the longer you wait!

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10. Godfrey Hotel Chicago – with a gorgeous city view

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Before you head to Chicago, you definitely need to see the Chicago musical with Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It’s such a thrill! Maybe it’ll help you get in the spirit of this city! If not, then this hotel that’s set in the heart of Chicago’s River North district and offers rooms with beautiful decor and a gorgeous outdoor terrace with city views will definitely do that!

Spend your mornings getting pampered with wellness treatments at the spa center (which all hotel guests love), and then head down to enjoy a nourishing and rich meal at the restaurant on-site!

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11. The Herrington Inn & Spa – with overnight spa packages

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Still haven’t found the resort of your dreams that offers your favorite spa services? Then check out this place in Geneva, but one close to Chicago! With a combination of rustic, modern, and vintage decors, this place is ready to offer you a super fun and relaxing trip!

The spa resort has some fabulous rooms with a deep-soaking tub and a fireplace, where you can spend some cozy nights! In the mornings, you can sit by the river and enjoy your cup of coffee before heading to the spa for a nice long massage! You can also rent out bikes and explore the area if you’re up for some movement and then come back for another round of pampering at night, as they offer overnight spa packages, too!

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12. Great Wolf Lodge – for a fun family trip to Illinois

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Finding the perfect spa resort for a family getaway can be a real challenge! Luckily for you, I’ve come prepared with an amazing option! This accommodation is set in Gurnee and offers something for all family members! Yep, their waterpark is a dream come true, I guess for everyone, and they have an indoor rock climbing wall, arcade, bowling alley, and 8 on-site dining options!

While the kids have the time of their lives trying all the water rides, the adults can enjoy a few moments of complete silence at the spa center! You’ll also find an outdoor and an indoor pool, plus one for the kids, spacious suites that can fit the whole crew, and a restaurant.

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13. Lincolnshire Marriott Resort – great hotel near Chicago

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This spa resort in Lincolnshire has it all! And by that, I mean lots of cool activities from golfing to biking and playing tennis, a seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool, and of course, a full-service spa where you can try different massages, facials, and beauty services!

Wake up in your super cozy rooms that are so beautifully designed and which feature large windows that overlook the garden, a comfy bed, and all the necessary amenities. When you’re not out playing on the golf course or relaxing with a spa treatment, you can enjoy some yummy food at the on-site restaurant or a drink at the bar!

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14. Hilton Chicago & Conference Center – for golf lovers

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Enjoy a day of sunbathing by the outdoor pool of this hotel, which has a full-service spa, an award-winning golf course, and spacious rooms! Located in Chicago, the hotel is just perfect for your tranquil getaway! Don’t worry if the weather isn’t on your side and you desperately want to swim! There’s also an indoor pool as well!

Spend your days at Hilton Chicago & Conference Center, playing on the golf course, then heading into the spa center to have someone work on those tense muscles, and then you can jump in the pool for a nice long swim! After such a packed day, you’ll probably be famished! Don’t worry, the hotel has you covered with 2 on-site restaurants!

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15. Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Chicago – offers amazing views

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Set on the banks of a lake and surrounded by lush greenery, this gorgeous resort in Oak Brook will become your favorite holiday spot in the state! They offer amazing spa services, saunas, hot tubs, and some massages that will leave you feeling like you’re walking on clouds!

Wake up and enjoy your coffee in their outdoor space before you start your day! Each room at the resort comes with an amazing view, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. When you’re not exploring the property grounds, you can head for a swim in the indoor pool and definitely book a table at one of their 2 restaurants, which are set by the lake!

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16. Irish Cottage Inn & Suites – has a fabulous vintage vibe

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If you’re more into vintage-looking hotels and would prefer a more quiet location for this holiday, then check out this accommodation that is set in Galena and boasts spacious rooms, free parking, and a bar.

Their spa offers some incredible massages, which will do wonders after a few hours of driving or sitting on a plane! You could also jump in the hot tub if you need some extra time to recalibrate after your journey to get here. Here, you’ll also find a restaurant that serves Irish and American cuisine and which, on weekends, offers live entertainment! So grab those dancing shoes and get really to boogie!

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📅 How many days:5 – 7 days
🏨 Best luxury hotel:The Peninsula Chicago
👪 Top hotel for families:Great Wolf Lodge
📸 Best hotel with a view:The Langham Chicago

FAQs about spa resorts in Illinois

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🏨 Which are the best hotels for a spa weekend getaway near Chicago?

The Herrington Inn & Spa, which is 1h away from Chicago, and Hotel Arista, which is 40 min away from the city, are some of the best spa resorts in Illinois! Both places offer great spa services and a tranquil atmosphere!

🤩 What are some fun things to do in Illinois?

While in Illinois, you can visit the famous Millennium Park, enjoy nature in Illinois Beach State Park and spend some time at the Art Institute of Chicago.

💆‍♀️ Where are the top spa resorts in Illinois?

Some of the best spa resorts in Illinois are The Peninsula Chicago and The Langham Chicago! Both have some incredible wellness centers that offer massages, steam rooms, and lots of other cool stuff!

❤️ Are there great spa resorts in Illinois for couples?

Yes! There are a few spa resorts in Illinois that are perfect for a couple’s getaway, like Goldmoor Inn & Resort and The Hotel & Athletic Club at Midtown! These places offer all the privacy you need and amazing spas!


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I don’t know about you, but I’m already craving a massage at the spa! Luckily you’ll be embarking on your journey soon!

Hopefully, this list of the best spa resorts in Illinois helped you decide which accommodation to pick! There are lots of options (guilty of charge), but trust me, it’s better to be prepared than to have nothing at all.

This is why I also recommend (always to all my readers) to book your spa resort in Illinois in advance. Otherwise, you may risk paying more or missing the place you absolutely love!

Talking about favorites! I thought I’d leave you with my 2 favorite spa resorts in Illinois! All in the list are so great, but I could really see myself in these 2 places:

  • The Peninsula Chicago – you’ll never want to leave the Asian-inspired spa at this hotel that has an indoor pool, a relaxation lounge, and award-winning restaurants.
  • The Langham Chicago – enjoy all the organic facials that the Chuan Spa offers at this hotel which boasts incredible city views.

As always, it’s been a pleasure connecting with you!

I’m still around if you’ve got more questions, so don’t shy away from dropping me a comment below. I’d be happy to help you!

Safe travels,


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