Santa Fe >Beauty > Downtown Day Spa
614 Aqua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM | Directions 8750135.685555 -105.949236
7 days a week
I have truly loved my spa services that have been provided and how accommodating Christina is in getting me in. I love the cozy atmosphere and home like feeling. I highly recommend Downtown Day Spa
My mother-in-law and I ducked in here for some girl time yesterday morning. The owner (Christina) accommodated our tight schedule and was able to call in a massage therapist so we could get out of town on time. There was a cozy waiting room with bottomless teas and treats along with a wide assortment of books. I highly recommend this place. In fact, we're going back today!
I have been going to this spa for years and I am really shocked to read the reviews here. I love the cozy little house that is home to this spa. I have been here for couple's massages and come regularly with my 80 year old mom for mani-pedis. This is one of the few places where they understand how to accommodate older clients. My mom doesn't want to go anywhere else! The spa uses high quality products and we have always enjoyed our experiences there. I have met several of the therapists there and they all seem to have a great relationship with the owner so these reviews sound like "sour grapes" to me!
If you are looking for a small spa experience, give this a try!
downtown day spa Christina Sisley Schatz, owner-DONT GO !!!! – IF YOU GO TO THE DOWNTOWN DAY SPA, Christina Sisley Schatz, owner of, The Downtown Day Spa, YOU WILL BE SORRY!!! HORRIBLE OWNER!! DECEPTIVE!! LYING OWNER WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY AS SHE HAS DONE TO MYSELF, AND MANY OTHERS!!! BEWARE!! OF CHRISTINA SISLEY SCHATZ!!! SHE WILL STEAL FROM YOU!! AT YOUR OWN RISK NOW, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I HAVE PROOF IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO CONTACT YOU TO FOLLOW UP ONE HER "PRACTICES".
GOOD LUCK.. IF YOU DO, NOW HEED THE WARNING!!
I had a splurge coupon and went to get a facial, manicure, and pedicure. The facial was nice, as was the woman giving them, but the manicure and pedicure were awful. They were done by the owner who was rushed and REALLY sloppy. The manicure was uneven and not thorough (didn't touch my cuticles). I didn't see my toes up close until I left the spa otherwise I would have asked her to fix it as I had nail polish all over my toes. The woman I went with had the exact same experience.
Sloppy, unprofessional, not worth the price even with the coupon.
Horrible-Sneaky – I bought a certicate for myself and my daughter with a bonus, finally got arond to use it. When we got there talk about bad vibes the owner was awful ran up to me wanting me to pay extra on tax when I had already paid tax. Said she would remove the bonus as long as I tipped and call it good after all the package was for $100 (no it was not-it was 50 and I still overpaid). Give it to me and say its a bonus and its not! . I was not happy at all we were going to walk out but I knew I would not get a refund.
The message was very nice and the gentleman was very good. R oom was warm the robes were old and falling apart. The facial was not what I expected at all Mary Kay could do better. The girl was very nice and was nice to talk too but I don't recommend it..
We could not wait to leave the owner tried to stop me and say do you need an envelope NO i replied and walked over and handed them their tip. We litterally ran out of that place and we will NEVER RETURN.
As Seen In The Reporter – "The Downtown Day Spa doesn't rush relaxation.
It's much more into personal attention
than it is concerned with gettting
large volumes of people
in and out, so visitors
are ensured a relaxing mindful,
Deluxe Package for Couples...........$250 p/p
n for a Navajo Wellness Massage for an article
WORST Day Spa!!! – BEWARE: Note that all the better reviews for this spa are from 2006-2008!
I am an avid day spa-goer and know what a facial and massage should be like and I know what they should NOT be like - the latter is exactly what I got at the Downtown Day Spa.
THE PLACE itself is cluttered - nothing nice or serene about it. I was never in the previous location, but the old adobe home that is the current Downtown Day Spa could have easily been made quaint and inviting, but it just looks messy and run-down.
THE FACIAL was horrible: started with a simple face cleansing, followed by a mask; I was left alone for 15 minutes while it set. She returned to remove the mask and gave me a short shoulder/neck massage - the only pleasant 5 minutes of my whole facial. She then applied another mask and said it would need to sit for 8 minutes – at which time she left me alone again! She reappeared to remove the mask, added a moisturizer to my face, eyes, and lips – and she was done! She was in the room with me for a total of 10-15 minutes during my entire facial. Where was the steam? The extractions? The arm/hand massage and scalp massage? Aren’t these standard in hour-long facials? If not, then I’ve been very lucky at the spas I’ve chosen up until now.
THE MASSAGE could have been nice, but the room was so cold that the therapist had to put three blankets on me. Of course, each time she had to remove a part of the blanket to work on me I would freeze. Also, the massage room has squeaky hard-wood floors. Every time the therapist moved, it creaked. Between the cold and the noisy floor, I couldn’t relax enough to enjoy the massage.
It was such a horrible experience that I could hardly wait to get out of there. The only upside to this is that I had a special – buy one treatment, get the other free. I’m still not happy that I spent $100 for a totally frustrating experience, but it could have been worse – I could have spent $200!
CROOKS!!! – Don't go there. Go somewhere else. They charged me twice for a service done for one day. If you go, only give them one credit card. My mistake that I gave them 2 credit card numbers and so they charged my other account once and my account another one. I was only visiting New Mexico for one day and I got ripped off. I had a bad experience. It's telling me not to go back.
Santa Fe's worst spa – please be aware that there is only one Downtown Day Spa in Santa Fe. They have a new location and any old pictures you see are not of the new location. please see my review for the E. Palace Ave spa as this is the current location. Do not waste your money.
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