Burke Williams, The Largest Day Spa in San Francisco


Burke Williams Day Spa is more than just a spa, it is a relaxing yet invigorating experience that is worth taking an entire half day. As the largest day spa in San Francisco, the spa offers massage therapy, body wraps, facials,manicures and pedicures, baths, and an array of signature spa services.

Each Burke Williams Spa is equipped with a large co-ed lounge for socializing and sitting by the fire, seasonal teas, refreshing waters, and fresh fruit. Aside from my treatment, which was truly the best facial I’ve had in over a decade, my favorite part of the spa was there massive hot tub which sits in the middle of the women’s locker room. Its size means that you’re never without your own jet and only a minute from the steam room should you decide to go back and forth. In addition to the steam room and whirlpools, they also have a dry sauna, cool misting room and a cold deluge.

San Francisco is the newest addition to the Burke Williams family, located in the heart of the city at the Westfield Shopping Centre. This spa pays homage to the grand city of Paris with its striking black and white décor and “Parisienne Fantasy” theme. Artwork throughout evokes your last trip to the City of Lights. San Francisco is one of their largest and most luxurious facilities with over 16,500 square feet, 15 massage rooms, 6 facial rooms, 4 nail care chairs and our world famous wetroom. Yes, really. Below is the co-ed sitting lounge which is tastefully done.

Below, you can see more of the French influence.

As for some of the treatments, the traditional Burke Williams massage is a a custom massage experience which begins with a spray of their Signature essential oils, and warm, moist heat pads that embrace your back to relax the muscles. Chinese herbs are used to polish the skin, focusing on the forearms, feet, and back. The service incorporates a special blend of essential oils to create a uniquely relaxing massage experience. 

They also have a pure relaxation massage which blends Swedish and circulatory massage strokes and the Japanese Shiatsu, which uses pressure applied to your body’s meridians to harmonize and balance energy flow. This treatment is truly transformational as it stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic, and hormonal systems.

They also offer the traditional Swedish massage with the revitalizing aspects of Shiatsu as well as a deep tissue massage if you need deeper work done. 

I went for an anti-aging facial, which uses an exclusive line of H2V products. It is the creme de la creme of facials in that it uses a number of products that not just cleanses the skin, but gives it an added glow, which makes your face look younger from the moment you leave the spa. They use a personalized blend of stem cells and an illuminating concentrate to regenerate and firm up your skin cells, which both brightens and evens your skin tone. H2V R3 Transform with Matrixyl Peptides lifts and firms skin, repairing damage.  I felt transformed when I left the spa which I feel was a combination of the products and the facial process.

If you’re prone to break-outs, their acne facial is a great option. They use 5% pharmaceutical grade, micro-ground Benzoyl Peroxide, a peel, and our H2V Spotless Acne Masque and Salicylic Acid to help reduce excess oils and firm up the skin.

We give the spa two major thumbs up and would definitely return. When you’re next in San Francisco, be sure to give it a try. The spa is also close to a bart stop on top of the main mall along Market Street, so easy to get to and centrally located.


Burke Williams Day Spa

845 Market Street #510

San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 694-7980

Note: I was hosted by the spa but all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.