Thursday, August 22, 2013

Eucalyptus Steam Rooms at Pure Blue Spa Get Rave Reviews

Pure Blue Spa in Newport Beach CA Located in the Newport Beach Marriot

Here is how the folks at Pure Blue Spa describe themselves:

Step Into The Blu

There is just something about the O.C. pure blu captures that mystique, that indefinable quality that combines the quiet mystery of the sea and the vibrant energy of the sun. Through tranquil massages and indulgent spa treatments, pure blu helps you capture the mystery for yourself.
pure blu at the Newport Beach Marriott is a full-service spa in every sense of the word. We indulge every body part, from head to toe, and we also revive your spirit and awaken your senses. From our Eucalyptus steam room or dry sauna, to our saltwater whirlpool Jacuzzi and refreshing cold foot plunge. Take a swim in our saltwater lap pool, reserved for spa guests only, surrounded by plush lounge chairs and cabanas. From our massages and body wraps to our facials and full salon services, we cater to your every need in our Southern California spa. Let us pamper you. Step into the blu.

Spa week had this to say about Pure Blue Spa in Newport Beach, CA:

About Pure Blu Spa at the Newport Beach Marriott

Pure Blu Spa boasts 14,000 square feet of spa luxury! Pure Blu is separated into a Ladies and a Men's side and each side of the spa has a eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, salt water whirlpool jacuzzi, refreshing cold water foot plunge, private and co-ed relaxation rooms, private (spa only) outdoor swimming pool with lounge chairs, cabanas and poolside food and beverage service! *robes, slippers and lockers are provided for your convenience. Spa services include complementary valet or self parking and require a 4 hour change or cancellation notice (or appointments are charged in full).

The Yelp reviews were very interesting.  The Spa got generally high marks (averaging 3.5 out of 5), with most of the negative reviews coming from guests who were there on a Groupon or other coupon.  Of special interest to this blog, the eucalyptus steam room was mentioned favorably in almost half of the reviews.  It is very unusual to see so many comments on the steam room.  But the eucalyptus seems to be the difference.  Here were some representative examples. 

Review from

Irvine, CA

So, it's safe to say that I'm a spa junkie. I especially love full service day spas with relaxation rooms and eucalyptus steam rooms. I've come here a few times and taken advantage of some of their specials. My first visit, I had a deep tissue massage and boy was that different from any massage I've had before. To begin, it was with a male masseuse who worked my muscles harder than a triathlon. Amazingly enough, I felt better and more limber afterwards. I've also had a facial and a body scrub here on different occasions. Each time I had a great experience. I LOVE their steam room. It is spacious, clean and smells great.

Review from

Irvine, CA

Me and my sister came in here on a weekday morning for a facial and massage.  my massage was good, my sister RAVED about the facial.  Was happy with the spa and its amenities overall.  Everything was very clean, stocked well with towels and cucumber water.  We were the only ones there for the whole time we were there and we stayed a couple hours after our appointments.  THe jacuzzi was nice and indoors, the eucalyptus steam room, and cool foot bath was great. 

Elise W.
Irvine, CA 

I like the wet sauna (steam room) at Pure Blu more than the one at Burke Williams because PB infuses the steam with eucalyptus scent.  As a girl with allergies, I found this delightful.  If I would come back, it's for this steam room.