i've never been the spa kind of girl, probably because i'm ticklish and so massages can be a tad bit uncomfortable for me. my feeling about burke williams is in general it's a nice spa, yes it is on the pricier side but i think how your experience is really depends on the location that you go to, the treatment that you get, and who provides the service. here are my reviews for 3 locations:
1) Burke Williams at the Block at Orange-Facility is huge and nice but my masseuse woud not stop talking! Hello, i'm here to relax, not to hear about your son's girfriend. I got the Swedish massage at this location. It was fine but nothing to rave about.
2) Burke Williams in Santa Monica-Facility was very nice here. It definitely felt more posh than the Orange facility. The space is also huge. This time my masseuse was great. I would go back to this location.
3) Burke Williams in Hollywood-I was expecting a celebrity sighting here. although i didn't get one, my male friend who went with me did get hit on in the hot tub so maybe it's more friendly to boys than to girls. jokes aside, this was a great facility. although small, it was very serene. i got the savanah surrender treatment here and it was so fabulous. they exfoliate your body, then put mud, then wash it. my skin seriously may have never felt so soft. it was a wonderful treatment. i would definitely revisit this location as well.
those are my two cents, happy relaxation!