SK Sanctuary Day Spa

SK Sanctuary Day Spa, La Jolla: Address, Phone Number, SK Sanctuary Day Spa Reviews: 4.5/5

SK Sanctuary Day Spa
4.5

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4.5
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Lisa N
Seal Beach1 contribution
Overpriced and understocked
Nov 2012 • Couples
The spa and staff are very nice however they do not have any supplies available after you get a massage and take a shower. There was no deodorant, hair supplies or toiletries, when asked the front desk told me that they must have used up the deodorant earlier in the day. Well, how can a spa that charges for the extras not have any of the extras? There are a lot of other spa's that provide the same service for a lot less.
Written 26 November 2012
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carol m
new york377 contributions
Must use TATE!
Nov 2012 • Friends
Had a 1/2 hour massage arranged before hand but knew that TATE was special as soon as he started so extended it to 1 hour. See him for whatever ails you or if you just want a super deep tissue massage. They will pick you up and return you to your hotel - can't beat that service.
Written 15 November 2012
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SBLAW
Santa Rosa, CA83 contributions
Overpriced Spa
Aug 2011 • Couples
Overpriced spa with a lot of amenities. Unfortunately, what they don't tell you when you arrive is that if you attempt to "enjoy the amenities" before your spa appointment you may end up losing some of the time allotted for your appointment. Given that sessions are not even an hour, but only 50 minutes, your appt can get quite short if you aren't careful.
Written 9 July 2012
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YooperLJ
La Jolla California145 contributions
My favorite spa in LJ
Jun 2012 • Family
This is a little gem on La Jolla Boulevard just before Nautilus going south. At Nautilus, turn left and make the first turn into an alley and you're there. Ask for Shinaz, she's the best facialist I've ever found. They're pricey, but not overly so. And there are deals on line. sksanctuary.com. They have just about every service imaginable except a pool. But, they are experienced and are very clear about pricing (they'll work with you). I love their candles; they last forever and not expensive. They also don't push product on you. They do not, also, do any kind of gel nails, straight mani/pedi. There are better places in LJ for manicures/pedicures. Their claim to fame is massage, facials, any anti-aging products/procedures. Ask for Angel about that. Great steam room, too, and USE IT. There's a juice/fruit bar and you can bring your own food if it's a full day, which, well, I envy you already.
Written 10 June 2012
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Michelle P
Aliso Viejo, CA90 contributions
Nice Spa Treatments
Apr 2012 • Friends
Pleasant, friendly staff and nice massages and mani-pedi. It is in a beautiful old refurb'd building. It is not an over-the-top high end hotel spa but it was a really relaxing and pleasant experience and was fairly priced unlike the hotel spas.
Written 23 April 2012
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ManhattanTraveler28
New York City, NY303 contributions
Not very spa like
Feb 2012 • Business
I was in La Jolla on business and decided to take a break and head to a spa. The hotel recommend this place. The wait area is uncomfortable with only one chair not in the sun and the outside sitting area overlooking the parking lot. My Cocktails Anyone body scrub ($135) was very nice. It was relaxing and felt wonderful with the warm shower. The Spa Pedicure ($60) was nice but not very relaxing since it was next to the hair salon and people were talking very loudly. When I left I was happy with the service I had received. Later that evening I noticed that my shower hurt and when I looked at it saw a huge scratch that was very painful. I also noticed scratches on my chest and arm. Someone at my meeting asked me if a cat had attacked me. I assume the loofah they used to polish the skin must have had something sharp in it that scratched me. I also noticed three days later that the pedicure had chipped off on the large toe. So, after a few days I was not as happy with my experience. I cannot recommend this spa.
Written 22 April 2012
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ReadySetGo_1302
Orange County, CA30 contributions
Best massage I've ever had...
Feb 2012
I love a good massage and it's very rare to find one that is perfect in every way, but I found it here. My husband and I arrived a little early, so they asked if they could order us anything from one of the local restaurants- we were hungry and after a drive, didn't want to go anywhere else, so this sounded amazing. We ordered our food and went upstairs to a little sitting area (there's indoor at a bar and outdoor). While we waited, they poured us some wine (although I think the white was Charles Shaw, so I'd definitely take the red lol) and we enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. The food arrived within 15 minutes and it was delicious, so we were off to a great start. It is a very small spa area upstairs with one bathroom, one shower, and one small steam room (no jacuzzi) but I think they keep you spaced so you don't overlap with someone else. Anyways, fast forward to the massage; my husband and I had an hour couple's massage with hot stones. My masseuse was INCREDIBLE! His name is Vin and he's bald. lol You MUST ask for him. He listens to what you want and will take the time to work out the knots. He was fantastic so I highly recommend him. As for my husband, he had a petite woman whose name I can't remember but she had an accent and dark hair, and my husband said she was awful. I heard him keep asking for more pressure and she said she wasn't able to do so with the stones but she wouldn't stop using the stones, so he was really disappointed, which is unusual for my husband... and it made me a little annoyed. All I can say is ask for Vin- you 'll thank me later. :-)
Written 12 February 2012
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BoxTurtleLady
BoxTurtleLady53 contributions
SK is lovely, the staff pleasant, and the services professional
Oct 2011 • Friends
What a treat to visit SK Sanctuary Spa during a girl's trip to La Jolla. The spa is beautiful as well as immaculate. Spa staff provided excellent customer service. I'm sure we'll return for manis, pedis and other spa services. A+!
Written 24 October 2011
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jlrb07
Austin, TX151 contributions
A blissful day at SK
My boyfriend and I were in La Jolla for a wedding recently. Since we do not get away very often alone, we decided to have a couple massage. I had read mixed reviews about this establishment, but they offered a very competitive rate for this service so we decided to try it. We were very pleased! Beautiful building, very clean, pleasant staff and amenities (bar and locker rooms with steam showers, regular showers, and toiletries). My masseuse was Valentin, and he was wonderful! We were very relaxed by the end of our visit and would completely recommend this 'sanctuary' if you are looking to relax in La Jolla.
Written 6 August 2010
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CarmensTeacher
San Diego1 contribution
The staff and owners are wonderul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the first spa I went to upon moving to La Jolla. I received a gift from the owner and I promise that it is a hidden oasis and I continued to go back. I am actually going back this week before moving!! They have EXCELLENT service and a GORGEOUS layout. High end skin care products, great staff.....ask for RENE as your massage therapist!

S & K is the best! The cosmetic surgery part across the street, also owned by them is top notch!
This is a FULL SERVICE spa! And it is a great getaway!

N.S.
Written 15 September 2007
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