My husband and I love the Alexis Hotel and every once in a while we book a getaway that always includes a fabulous trip down to the Aveda Spa...it is sooooooo relaxing to indulge in a spa treatment ( all of them are especially wonderful) and then just pop up to your room in your comfy robe and slippers...not having to drive or engage in any "thinking activities"...you really reap the benefits of the treatment when you can walk back to your room and continue the relaxation mode!!!! In the winter it is a double treat because the treatments can be tailored to the cold weather and then the hotel is one of few in Seattle that actually offer "real fireplaces"...and after a massage/body treatment a relaxing drink by the fire extends the whole mindset......I prefer to make this trip just before the holidays....then I lay by the fire and write my Christmas cards..or notes...and after a day of holiday shopping this spa is the surefire cure to any tension the day may have provided you!!! I guess this is sort of a review of the hotel and the spa...but I have linked them in my mind forever.!!!!! I have also driven downtown for the solo spa treatment and have enjoyed it to the fullest....they just know how to take care of you ...and their products are so pure and such high quality...in my shower at home my mind re links to the treatment through the wonderful magic of olfactory memory!!!..I highly recommend this to everyone.....whether you treat yourself once or many times a year...it is well worth the time and money...and if the treatments and hotel are too far above your financial comfort level...stop in and buy some products to take home (Lavendou candles are a hit for me)..and create your own relaxing getaway in your very own tub.....the shampure is wonderful ....and the madder root conditioner is a must for every redhead!!!! ( Blondes beware...this will make you "pink"...) The employees are well informed and very helpful....and now that I've written this review...I'm tempted to pick up the phone and book an appointment!!!! Enjoy...you can't go wrong with ANY service they offer!!!