Golden Door

A big-hitting spa for people who want results, Golden Door has been whipping high-profile guests into shape for over fifty years. Offering week long tailor-made stays (choose from female-only, male-only or co-ed), this Southern Californian institution is spread over a 600-acre site and focuses on achieving a body, mind and spirit balance. All fitness levels are catered for and whether you’re here to lose weight, get fit or gently rejuvenate, you’ll also achieve a sense of balance with as much of the programme centred on inner well-being as it is on physical strength.

 Nearest Airport: San Diego International Airport  Transfer Time: Approx. 30 minutes

Singles from £6599.00£6599.00 pp

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Accommodation at Golden Door

Guest rooms at Golden Door are designed for extraordinary relaxation and deep introspection. Inspired by the millennium-old Japanese Honjin inns - rejuvenating the weary traveller through massage, refreshing food, and absolute personal service - this award-winning California hotel spa reflects that deeply rooted philosophy. Prepared with a traditional tokonoma or meditative shrine on a raised platform, these restful accommodations are appointed with a private bath, fresh flowers and a complete spa wardrobe. Enjoy the peaceful solitude of this soulful California spa hotel with special features, including:

  • Over 400 square feet with private bath
  • Private gardens and moon-viewing deck
  • Fresh flower arrangements
  • CD player with alarm
  • Complete spa wardrobe and sandals
  • Maid service five times daily
  • Daily personal laundry service
  • Golden Door tote bag and water bottle
  • Room amenities from Golden Door Skincare

An aesthetician will design a personalised programme for every guest which can include bathhouse treatments (including scrubs, wraps and hydrotherapy baths), skincare (including facials, peels and masks) and hair and beauty services. Private sessions can also be arranged in interests such as dream interpretation, energy balancing, acupuncture and aromatherapy.

Spa Treatments at Golden Door

  • In-room Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • In-Room Thai Massage
  • In Room Reflexology
  • Reiki Massage
  • Thai Herbal Poultice
  • Tranquillity
  • Custom Deep Cleansing Facial
  • Vitamin KanD Ginko Bilboa protein eye masque
  • Bare and Beautiful back
  • Olive Oil and leaf masque
  • Natures Aromatherapy
  • Signature Facial
  • Alpha Beta Peel
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Cardio-Metabolic Exercise Profile
  • Hydrostatic Body Fat Testing
  • Resting Energy Expenditure Profile
  • Comprehensive Overhall
  • Advanced Posture Analysis
  • Acupuncture
  • Felden Krais Functional Integration
  • Myofacial Release
  • Advanced Lifestyle Coaching
  • Aromatherapy Custom Blend
  • Behavioural Counselling
  • BioFeedback Stress Relief with Heat Math
  • Chakra Rocks
  • Creativity Coaching
  • Dream Sharing
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition Counselling
  • Regression Hypnosis
  • Self Hypnosis
  • Astrology
  • Golden Door Signature Citrus Blend Sea Salt Scrub with Avocado
  • Golden Door Pineapple Scrub
  • Warm Honey Wrap and Orange Blossom milk Soak
  • Lavender, Lemongrass & Salt Scrub Souffle
  • Balancing Energy Through Colour
  • Botanical Body Scrub
  • Kiatsu (watsu) water therapy
  • Sabai Thai Foot Ritual
  • Island Paradise Seashell Massage
  • Healing Waters Hydrotherapy bath & warming massage

Healthy, organic and locally produced as far as possible. Personal eating plans can be requested and menus include dishes such as truffled wild mushroom soup and crispy duck breast served with caramelised shallot, date bulgar pilaf and blackberry jus.


Facilities include 3 poolside gyms, 1 hilltop gym, a new 4000square foot fitness pavilion, a spinning gym, two swimming pools and tennis courts. In addition you can explore over 20 miles of hiking trails, practice yoga, tai chi, take cardiovascular classes including dance, boxing and cross-training or try inner awareness pursuits such as Qi Gong, Feldenkrais, meditation or self-hypnosis.

  • 3 Lounges
  • Dining Room
  • Bathouse (With Showers, Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room, Hydrotherapy Tub, And Herbal Wrap Area)
  • 9 Treatment Rooms
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • A Ki-Atsu Water Therapy Pool
  • 3 Aerobic Gyms
  • Weight-Training Gym
  • Cycling Gym
  • Pilates Studio
  • Inner Focus Retreat
  • Labyrinth

Situated forty miles northeast of San Diego, the spa has a Zen-feel in part due to the Japanese-inspired architecture and gardens with koi ponds, streams and waterfalls. With only 40 rooms, it is an intimate, friendly retreat.

San Diego International Airport is only a 30 minute drive from Golden Door. If you prefer to fly via private jet, McClellan Palomar Airport is just 20 minutes away.

Insider's Tips

If you’re looking for a specialised programme, then sign up for one of Golden Door’s Focus Weeks, which include weeks dedicated to yoga, nutrition & sleep, Pilates, breast cancer survivorship and creative renewal.

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Golden Door is the ultimate Californian escape. With only 40 guests each week, Golden Door offers weeks dedicated to making guests feel most comfortable and that cater to their special needs and interests.  The entire experience at Golden Door is tailored to the individual, from a…

Singles from £6599.00£6599.00 pp
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Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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