Are you looking for a unique and relaxing experience during your New York trip? If so, we’ve found something that may make crossing the Hudson River worth it for you! In addition to a myriad of other pampering services, New Jersey’s SoJo Spa in Edgewater is particularly known for its infinity pool with amazing views of New York City.
About SoJo Spa Club in Edgewater
SoJo is a spa club that offers you the ultimate wellness experience in the NY/NJ area, including a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, a cold waterfall, and lounges across several floors. In addition to relaxing in those areas, you can choose to add various treatments, like massages and facials.
What the Spa Club is most famous for, however, is its infinity pool overlooking the Hudson River and Manhattan. Though it’s the same height as Central Park you can see Midtown Manhattan and even Downtown Manhattan in the distance.
A trip to SoJo could encompass several hours of relaxation, so it’s an incredible way to spend a day off from the rigors of sightseeing while still being able to drink in one of the greatest skylines in the world. If you ever find yourself hungry while enjoying SoJo’s world-class services, there’s a café with lots of snacks as well.
SoJo Spa Prices
In order to take advantage of its facilities at SoJo Spa, you need to purchase a day pass. With a day pass, there are no limitations as to how long you can stay. You are welcome to stay all day if you want to.
Here are the rates:
- Weekday admission: $60
- Weekend admission: $80
It’s a little pricy, but spoiling yourself can be worth it. After all, it’s a luxury experience! Admission covers access to all pools, hot tubs, and saunas but does not include any additional treatments like massages or facials. To add on spa treatments, be sure to make an appointment in advance. Based on the price alone, you should try to come on a weekday if you have the option.
Our SoJo Spa Review
For us, SoJo Spa in NJ was a spectacular experience! For all those who want to experience the highest level of relaxation while taking in mesmerizing views of the city, this is a great place to go to. It’s just as nice in the summer as it is in the winter so you can really go there any time: it’s open 365 days a year! The luxury experience comes with a high price, but if you’re only visiting New York, it may be worth it to come here.
If you do choose to include SoJo Spa in your itinerary, I’d recommend coming on a weekday, not only because it is cheaper but also because it’s typically less crowded. I myself went on a Saturday and it wasn’t overcrowded, yet I anticipate this place to gain more popularity in the future!
Go have breakfast at Brownstone Pancake Factory beforehand!
Because you’ll already be in the area, be sure to check out Brownstone Pancake Factory located in Edgewater as well. Of course, a visit here makes the most sense if you’re heading over in the morning. With almost 2,000 positive Google reviews, it’s no secret that you can have the most delicious and gorgeous-looking pancakes, waffles, omelets, milkshakes, and more. While Edgewater may seem a little far at first simply because it’s not located directly in NYC, it’ll only take you 25 minutes to get there.
All in all, I’d say SoJo Spa is a great place to visit. It’s a fun break from hectic sightseeing and large crowds. New York truly looks peaceful from up there.
How to get to SoJo Spa in Edgewater
The good news is that even though SoJo Spa is located in NJ, across the river, it only takes about 25 minutes to get there from New York City. You cannot take the New York subway as you’ll be leaving the city, nor is there a PATH connection to that part of New Jersey. Luckily for us, SoJo Spa offers a complimentary shuttle service from NYC ensuring your visit is relaxed from beginning to end. To take advantage of the free shuttle, you need to reserve over the phone. Read how to reserve the shuttle here.
If you want to get there on your own because you’re planning on exploring something else in the area, then taking the bus is your best bet. Head to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and take NJ Transit bus line 158 towards Fort Lee. Stay on the bus for 17 stops and get off at River Rd at Vreeland Terrace. You’ll be dropped off on the opposite side of the street. It’ll take about 25 minutes to get there which is not bad at all!
Can I take photos at SoJo Spa Club?
Yes, you can! You can take photos in the infinity pool and other community spaces. However, you cannot take photos everywhere. SoJo Spa is very strict when it comes to locker rooms or bathhouses. At no time is anyone allowed to take photos or videos in there. I’ve seen staff call out multiple people during my visit though I am not sure whether they actually tried to snap a photo or if they were just on their phones. When using your phone, try not to disturb other guests. Extended photoshoots are frowned upon, so try to keep it to a minimum.
Is there a dress code at SoJo Spa Club?
Yes! After buying your day pass, upon entering the spa, you’ll be asked to take off your shoes right away. They will be stored on the ground floor until you leave the spa. When you get to your locker rooms, you’ll be handed a towel and a bathrobe that you are asked to wear indoors at all times. In the pools, you should wear appropriate swimwear (nothing that overly exposes your body).
Is there an age requirement at SoJo Spa Club?
Yes. SoJo Spa in Edgewater only allows guests 16 or older. Anyone under 16 will not be permitted. Anyone from 16 to 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult.
Can I drink alcohol at SoJo Spa Club?
While the idea of having a drink in a pool while overlooking New York City may seem attractive, it is not allowed. Alcohol consumption (and smoking) are not allowed at the facility.