At the Burke-Williams Spa in Santa Monica,  the prices may seem a bit high at first - but that is based on the expectation of just receiving basic spa services.  It is recommended that guests arrive early enough to spend time in the jacuzzi and saunas before having their spa services, and leave plenty of time afterward to enjoy those amenities, as well as the solarium, the quiet room and the lounge.  The only quibble is that the attendants might be too attentive - they grab your towel and replace it with a clean one with far too much regularity.  The massage therapists have always been quite good and every member of the staff  is extremely courteous and professional.