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Best Spa (2012)
Spa On The Plaza
201 Alvarado St., Monterey
Whether you’re there for an hour or a day, this spa offers a transformative escape. They offer facials, scalp treatments, airbrush tanning, skin care, nail services and hair treatment. This place is like a well-designed cocoon: warm, inviting and peaceful. Their skin care line is one of the best, and their experienced staff will make you feel at home. Pampering is their business.