The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando opened in late 2014 and debuts in the #2 spot of our Orlando spa ratings. Like the Grand Floridian’s Senses spa, the Four Seasons’ spa has all the bells and whistles (or, if you prefer, all the candles and soft lighting) you could hope for.
Our reviewers tend to prefer the Grand Floridian’s warmer décor just a tiny bit more than the Four Seasons’ modern marble and tile. The reviewers also mention Senses’ heated stone lounges and pre-warmed robes as additional benefits. Service and amenities are excellent at any of the top spas in our chart, and you won’t go wrong choosing any one of them.
If you’ve heard that you’ll never have to open at door yourself at the Four Seasons, we’re here to tell you it’s true, at least at the Four Seasons’ spa in Orlando. From parking the car (valet only – $5) to walking into the lobby, to the spa itself, we never touched a door.
The spa is located one level down from the lobby. After a quick orientation tour, we changed into a luxurious robe (and less luxe rubber slippers) in our unisex locker room before heading to a co-ed waiting lounge.
The lounge has two fireplaces, which were both roaring and welcome during our gloomy, damp fall visit. Lounge snacks included various teas, a refreshing chilled fruit juice, blanched almonds, dried and fresh fruit. One thing we’d like to see in the lounge is an ottoman so we could put our feet up while we wait.
Treatment rooms are new, clean, and attractive, with typical spa touches including flowers, candles, soft lighting, and soft music. Prior to our massage, we were asked to fill out a brief form asking about physical problems, ailments, or allergies. Perhaps it’s a legal issue, but it’s an odd point in the process to be confronted with paperwork. The massage was very nice but seemed to end very abruptly.
After a break and visit to the lounge, we were ready for our facial. Before that came another form to sign – again, an odd situation. That completed, the service was wonderful, and our aesthetician had a perfect touch. This treatment also seemed to end abruptly, almost as if the staff were on timers.
Brave spa-goers should try the Four Seasons’ “Experience” showers – a huge walk-in, nicely tiled shower with a computer screen to choose lighting, music and different water pressures and spray patterns. Be aware that there’s no curtain or door, though. Wear a bathing suit as needed.
For more information check out the website of The Spa at Four Seasons Resort.
Our rating of The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando:
Customer Service: 5 stars
Facilities: 4.5 stars
Amenities: 5 stars
Sales pressure: Low
Price range: $105-$225 spa services; $35-$95 nail services; $80-$300 hair services.
For a review of all Disney-Area Spas check out The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2016.