Feel transported at this Tuscan-inspired retreat.
The Tuscan-inspired ambience of Kelly’s Spa pairs well with the Spanish architecture of The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. You feel transported to the European countryside, and with treatments that incorporate herbs and oils from Europe, your time here is a wonderful escape. The Inn itself is the perfect backdrop for a quick, all-inclusive getaway because you never need to leave the property — there are four restaurants, a bar, a lounge, a spa, gardens and plenty of nooks and crannies to investigate. Kelly’s Spa, tucked away near the pool, features many of the same Mediterranean design elements as the hotel, creating an Old World-style respite for hotel guests and locals alike.
Walking through the premises is like walking through a Tuscan villa, rich with gold and terra cotta colors, hand-painted frescoes and marble mosaic floors. The spa — with its vaulted ceilings and dramatic archways — encompasses 7,000 square feet and has 12 treatment rooms, with two private villas for couples or small groups, nail salon, two relaxation lounges, Jacuzzi and outdoor pool. The spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms each have a eucalyptus steam, plus private baths for soaking. In the women’s room, a dresser holds everything you need or may have forgotten (shavers, hair ties, shampoo and moisturizers), so you’ll never be in want of anything. But should you need something else, a staff member is always right there to help.
In terms of amenities and services offered, Kelly’s Spa rivals some of the best day spas in the Los Angeles and Orange counties. The robes provided are comfy, the lounge is luxurious and filled with treats like roasted almonds, strawberries, brownies and dried fruit, and the staff will bring you a glass of Champagne if you let them. You’ll feel like everything is in place just for you. Each treatment room has its own music system with selections of Zen sounds, classical music and jazz; the aestheticians do a thorough consultation before starting any treatments; and the massage therapists make sure to ask you about particulars before any rubbing or kneading begins.
We love the Holistic Earth Facial — a treatment that combines volcanic ash and China clay to deep clean the skin, plus lavender, mandarin and rosemary to nourish and tighten.
The Swedish massage will put you right to sleep, and don’t forget to relax in the steam bath before heading back to your room. We took note of some of the other fabulous body treatments available at the spa. For an invigorating body exfoliation, try the Italian Grape Seed Scrub, which delivers antioxidants and natural cleansing with Geranium essential oils. There's a 25 minute session and 50 minute session that includes an extended massage. Day packages are available. But, for full relaxation and to get more for your bucks, we recommend deals that combine treatments with an overnight stay at the hotel.