If you want to have a bath house/spa experience in NYC here’s 2 alternatives that are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Down one end is the Korean themed ‘Spa Castle’ in Queens. It has an entry fee of $45 and if you so choose that’s all you have to pay, but most people opt for more, such as food, drinks, massages and these can costIy.
It is very family friendly which is good but can tend to be noisy. It has a full complement of saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and pools. It’s busy and full most days of the week.
At the other end of the scale is a relative newbie, the Aire Ancient Baths located in Tribeca and part of a Spanish Mini Chain.
There is lot of serenity and beautiful design and a full complement of pools of varying temperature, steam rooms, showers, massages and also a salt pool for floating in. You need to book and the cost reflects the location, the ambience and the quality of the service
What you require of a bath house experience is your choice. It is a wonderfully nurturing time so make sure you choose what soothes your soul. LIKE pampering myself.