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Ten Thousand Waves

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Address: 3451 Hyde Park Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number:
+1 505-982-9304
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 10:30 - 21:30
Tue 14:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring...

Ten Thousand Waves is inspired by the great Japanese mountain hot spring resorts. Ten minutes from downtown Santa Fe, but only minutes from the National Forest, there is nothing quite like this on the North American continent. Among piñons and junipers are beautiful outdoor hot tubs and spa suites, world-class bodywork & skin care, and the amazing izanami restaurant. For a lucky few, it is the closest lodging to the Santa Fe Ski area.

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Japanese Spa Experience

Very busy, popular place for a full-service Japanese spa experience. Parking is not easy since the lots are on a hill and the place always seems to be crowded. Don't be in a hurry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2015
Cerrillos, New Mexico
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Cerrillos, New Mexico
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very busy, popular place for a full-service Japanese spa experience. Parking is not easy since the lots are on a hill and the place always seems to be crowded. Don't be in a hurry if you decide to visit. The staff are professional and the facility has a restaurant along with everything else you would expect from a full spa.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

An amazing experience for my husband and I along with our friends who joined in the experience. A lot of options to choose from and a friendly staff to help guide you through the experience.

Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is the refined and tranquil place to soothe any pains from museum going, shopping or hiking around Santa Fe. Beautiful Japanese gardens & setting - one forgets that arid Southwest country is all around. Full Spa services in a drop dead setting. Highly recommended.

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Edina, Minnesota
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

When in Santa Fe, everyone most go to Ten Thousand Waives! This is one of the most complete and satisfying Spa I have ever visited. Well thought out to make people comfortable and relax, there is nothing the owner and his amazing team have overlooked. The massages and facials are incredible, super informative and beyond feeling good for an hour...... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

My husband and I took a trip to Ten Thousand Waves during our visit to Santa Fe. The experience really begins as soon as you hit the parking lot. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained - so much so that just walking up to the main spa is a treat! We booked a soak private spa suite and... More 

Thank MoonliteMaven
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Recently they renovated the communal pool and no doubt spent a lot of money doing it. The previous pool was a bit rustic but the overall experience was more zen like, relaxing and a place for quiet escape. The new pool is much larger, very shallow with a water feature that has more of an "amusement park" feel than the... More 

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Austin, TX
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Make a reservation for a hot stone massage and soak. Beautiful drive to their location on road to ski area. Very peaceful.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We had a inter-generational spa-day with grandma, mother and daughters. The spa services were great and each of us enjoyed our technician. However, the overall feel of the place was a disappointing. The locker room was small and cramped, making it difficult to shower and maneuver around other guests. There were not enough showers. The hot pool (for those wearing... More 

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Duke K, Owner at Ten Thousand Waves, responded to this review

We're so sorry your experience didn't live up you your expectations. Thanks so much for your feedback--it's the best way for us to know what we need to work on. Arrogant front desk staff--no excuse. We always strive to achieve a level of Japanese customer service. It looks like we don't always hit the mark. Lack of shade--we had just... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Brigitte is a true professional and is the best therapist I have ever met. She truly understands what is happening with your body and knows just the right treatment and pressure to make things awesome! Five stars!

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Fairfield, California
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This was our first time here. We've experienced spas all over the world, and now we're adding this to our list of favorite day spas. The remote location really works for the quite zen atmosphere of the property. We started with 90 mins. the in OFaro suite and are so glad that we did, it's really a must do before... More 

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