50 Cities, 50 Hotel Gyms: Finding the Best Places to Stay Fit Away From Home
We've been searching for the best hotel gyms around the world. Here's our list of the fifty best, one per city.
The hotel gym used to be an afterthought for travelers and hotels alike.
It was often tucked away in a room the size of a closet, windowless and containing a few cardio machines and maybe a set of light dumbbells.
But things are changing.
Many hotels are beginning to understand that health and fitness are important to more and more travelers these days. In an effort to court the growing number of fitness-minded travelers, hotels are building bigger and better gyms.
We've spent the last year researching hotel gyms around the world. We've analyzed reviews, spoken with hotel operators, looked at countless photos, and visited many in person.
All of that has led to this list of fifty of the best hotel gyms in fifty different cities around the world.
North and South America
Le Parker Meridien New York
The 15,000 square foot Gravity fitness center in Midtown's Le Parker Meridien is one of the best fitness spots for visitors to New York City. Cardio machines, free weights, classes, and personal training sessions are all available for guests.
Boston Park Plaza
This 20,000 square foot Lynx Fitness Club is filled with strength training and cardio equipment to provide guests with an awesome fitness experience during their stay. The lights in the fitness center provide an "energy-filled ambiance" that is an incredible alternative to typical hotel fitness centers with fluorescent lighting.
The Hotel at Midtown - Chicago
Six levels and 575,000 square feet await travelers who prioritize health and fitness at the Hotel at Midtown. Guests have access to Crossfit and athletic performance programs on the 40-foot turf field, a fitness floor with cardio and strength equipment, three squash courts, a boxing studio, two golf simulators, a cycling studio, a basketball court, yoga and Pilates studios, four pools, and a tennis lounge with sixteen courts.
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
Vida Fitness in the Renaissance DC Hotel is 10,000 square feet of 30 plus cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, TRX training, stretching areas, an Aura Spa, and more. VIDA Renaissance has gained a reputation as one of the most popular hotel gyms in the United States and is home to many visiting celebrities and dignitaries.
Bellevue Hotel - Philadelphia
Attached to the Bellvue Hotel by foot bridge, the Sporting Club at the Bellvue is a a 93,000-square-foot facility. Its 10,000-square-foot fitness floor has strength training equipment and cardio machines. There’s also an indoor running track, a boxing studio, a basketball court, a racquetball court, yoga and meditation rooms, and more.
1 Hotel South Beach - Miami
The South Beach Miami 1 Hotel features a Spartan Gym through a partnership with Spartan Race - the company that runs the obstacle course mud races that have become extremely popular. The 14,000 square foot facility includes obstacles, climbing ropes, monkey bars, training classes, and outdoor workout areas.
Loews Atlanta Hotel
Exhale at Loews Atlanta Hotel is 10,000 square feet and has a packed schedule of yoga, Core Fusion, HIIT, boot camp, and cycling classes. The gym contains top-of-the-line cardio and weight equipment, plus a hammam, sauna, and steam rooms for post-workout recovery.
Hilton Anatole - Dallas
The Verandah Club at the Hilton Anatole is over 80,000 square feet and is filled with cardio machines, studios for Spinning, barre, and other classes, free weights, a Kenesis room, a boxing gym, and racquetball and squash courts; and a 25-meter lap pool. There's also a seven-acre park outside that offers a quarter-mile running track, tennis courts, and a full basketball court.
The Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa - Houston
The Houstonian has been a pioneer in the hotel gym world, opening the 125,000 square foot Health Club back in 1980. Guests can enjoy access to 300-plus cardio and strength machines, a staff of exercise and nutrition specialists, indoor running tracks, tennis and racquetball courts, pool, yoga studio, and studios for classes.
Kimpton Alexis Hotel - Seattle
This one has been called "the best hotel gym ever" and the "most fun" hotel gym. Alexis Hotel in Seattle offers guests monkey bars, Olympic rings, kettlebells, boxes, jump ropes, and a cardio room with a mural of the Seattle skyline. The functional fitness room has a rock climbing wall so you can have some real fun while getting in your physical activity.
The Hotel at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
Guests of the Los Angeles Athletic Club have access to a 88,000 square foot fitness facility, with an indoor pool, basketball at the John R. Wooden Award Court, and squash, racquetball and handball courts. There's also plenty of cardio machines, free weights, spa, sauna, and steam room. Classes offered include yoga, Latin Fusion Dance, Cardio Hip Hop, Athletic Conditioning, Cardio Muay Thai, Hip Hop Dance, spinning and kickboxing.
Fit Gym at W San Francisco
The newly restyled 1,875 square foot Fit Gym is energy-boosting and available to guests 24 hours a day. The room is infused with natural light from a dramatic skylight ceiling and aims to meet the needs of today’s savvy travelers by reflecting a modern and dynamic approach to fitness.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
There are two fitness centers at the Cosmopolitan, one in the Chelsea Tower and one in the Boulevard Tower.
The Chelsea Fitness Center is the larger of the two at over 5,000 square feet. It has twelve treadmills, six elliptical machines, upright and recumbent bikes, a movement studio, resistance strength equipment, a free weight area, tennis courts, and a Kinesis Wall.
The Boulevard Fitness Center is smaller at 2,000 square feet but, unlike Chelsea, is open 24 hours. It features a similar selection of treadmills, ellipiticals, stationary bikes, resistance strength equipment and a free weight area.
The Adelaide Hotel Toronto
The Fitness Centre at The Adelaide Hotel Toronto has stunning views of Toronto and Lake Ontario. The spa and gym offer state-of-the-art equipment, free weights and cardiovascular equipment, in addition to a Movement Studio for Yoga, Pilates and Aerobics. The fitness centre offers personalized trainers to help you design a routine, or allows guests to work out at their leisure.
Le Westin Montreal Hotel
Enjoy views of downtown Montreal while you stay on track to hit your fitness goals away from home. With airy surroundings and a great selection of exercise equipment, WestinWORKOUT® at Le Westin Montréal hotel is a perfect solution for maintaining your wellness routines while on the road. There'a also a Run Westin concierge and New Balance Gear Lending.
Charlee Hotel - Medellin
The Ultra Wellness Center at the Charlee Hotel in Medellin, Colombia provides an amazing "fitness lifestyle" experience for guests with a complete range of equipment in a great atmosphere. Unique interior designs and lighting create an atmosphere of higher intensity that makes workouts even more awesome.
St. Regis - Mexico City
The exercise room at the St. Regis Mexico City is open 24 hours and offers beautiful views of Mexico City with floor-to-ceiling windows. There are Excite Treadmills, Cardio Wave trainers, Upright and Reclining Excite Bikes, free weights, a Kinesis Movement-Flexibility Wall, yoga and Pilates studios, stretching areas, and a juice bar.
Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Hotel
There's a fantastic selection equipment to use in the fitness room at Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Hotel. From TRX training straps for functional fitness enthusiasts to treadmills with gorgeous views of Sao Paulo for the cardio lovers, this gym has it all covered.
Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel
A beautiful gym with a wide variety of training tools for fit travelers, the fitness room at Hilton Buenos Aires Hotel has what you need to stay fit away from home.
Europe, Middle East, and Africa
St. Martins Lane Hotel - London
St Martins Lane Hotel has partnered with London’s GymBox to provide guests with a unique workout experience adjacent to the luxury boutique hotel. It features state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment, Olympic-sized boxing rings, huge ‘hammer strength’ free weights sections, hip-hop belly dancers, and cage fighters.
Classes and personal training are also available. St Martins Lane guests have complimentary access to GymBox and receive free gym kit laundering (limited to three items per day).
It's the largest hotel gym in Europe and has spin rooms, nightly resident DJs, and laser-lit dance studios. That's hard to top.
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
The 4-star hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel is set at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The fitness room with cardio equipment, is open 24 hours a day and offers unrestricted views of the Trocadero.
Conservatorium Hotel - Amsterdam
The gym in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam is over 1,600 square feet and is a beautiful facility. Cardio machines, free weights, and classes in yoga, meditation, boxing, and TRX are offered.
Grand Hyatt - Berlin
Club Olympus Spa and Fitness at the Grand Hyatt spans almost 9,000 square feet and offers stunning views of Berlin from the top floor. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and offers the latest cardio machines, plus free weights and personal training.
Clarion Hotel - Stockholm
The Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm provides guests with an exceptional gym full of a variety of fitness equipment. This gym is perfect for functional fitness enthusiasts and Crossfitters, with things like gymnastic rings and kettlebells.
The W Barcelona
The 300 square meter Fit fitness center at the W Barcelona is open 24 hours a day. It has everything from treadmills and elliptical trainers to boxing bags and personal training. There's even an outdoor fitness program and Pilates and yoga classes on stand up paddleboards.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia - Milan
Located on the seventh floor, the fitness center at Excelsior Hotel Gallia is open 24 hours a day and offers magnificent views of Milan through floor-to-ceiling windows. The gym has cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, and a stretching room with yoga mats. Personal trainers and a self-service juice bar are also available as well as complimentary water, towels, and headphones.
Grand Hotel Kempinski - Geneva
Le Fitness Club at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva is a state-of-the-art facility with a ton of machines and some of the best fitness coaches. There's also a yoga studio and the largest private indoor swimming pool in Geneva.
Marriott Vienna Hotel
The Health Club at Marriott Vienna Hotel is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Enjoy access to fitness classes, cardio machines, free weights, personal training sessions, and a pool.
Clarion Congress Hotel - Prague
The Wellness and Fitness Centre at Clarion Congress Hotel is state-of-the-art and features a wellness zone, cardio zone, fitness zone, aerobic hall, and swimming pool.
Skyfall Suites - Santorini
Enjoy stunning views of Santorini while using machines and free weights in the gym and fitness area at Skyfall Suites.
Cosmos Hotel - Moscow
The Fitness Centre at Cosmos Hotel in Moscow features a complete gym with cardio machines and free weights, aerobics studio, sauna, pools, and Turkish and Russian baths.
Intercontinental Hotel - Riyadh
The gym and spa area at the Intercontinental Hotel Riyadh is spacious and new. It features treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, barbells, dumbbells (including heavy ones), and weight machines.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel - Dubai
You probably won't have to wait for a treadmill at the Talise Fitness in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. There's a ton of them. Plus free weights, cardio machines, and a beautiful marina view. Unlike most hotel gyms, you'll find kettlebells, TRX straps, and boxes for functional workouts.
Hyatt Regency - Johannesburg
The Phumula Spa & Fitness Club at Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is open 24 hours a day. Equipment includes cardio machines, strength machines, free weights, stability balls, and yoga mats.
The Westin Cape Town
The WestinWORKOUT® Gym features stunning panoramic views of the Cape Town harbour. The state-of-the-art facility offers a range of equipment, including free weights, a TechnoGym circuit, treadmills, stationary bikes, and swiss balls, plus a power plate, rowing machine, and stair climber.
Park Hyatt - Tokyo
The Club on the Park gymnasium and aerobics studio flank either side of a pool on the 47th floor. The studio features body sonic flooring, while the gym is equipped with a complete range of Life Fitness weight training and fitness equipment. Floor-to-ceiling windows with a stunning view from 47 floors up make the Park Hyatt in Tokyo arguably the hotel gym with the best view.
Hotel ICON - Hong Kong
The 24 hour harbour-facing fitness center provides the latest Technogym cardiovascular and weight training equipment and a stunning panoramic view of Tsim Sha Tsui, Victoria Harbour, and Hong Kong's skyline. A personal trainer is available.
Hotel Jen - Beijing
The Shangri-La Health Club at Hotel Jen in Beijing features eleven different workout zones, a mixed martial arts ring, a swimming pool with a skylight, a sauna, juice bar, and several studios. The club's look is inspired by street art with graffiti artwork that looks really cool. Plus it offers floor-to-ceiling views of Beijing.
Kerry Hotel Pudong - Shanghai
Enjoy access to cardio machines and free weights at Kerry Sports, open 24 hours a day. The 6,000 square meter facility features everything fitness enthusiasts need to stay fit while traveling, as well as an Adventure Zone for families.
Fit Gym at W Taipei provides guests with an array of cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, yoga/aerobics room, and a spa in over 400 square meters.
Four Seasons - Seoul
The Gym at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul offers everything you need and more for your health and well-being. The 8,772-square-foot facility includes state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, rooms for group classes and a spacious stretching zone.
Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit - Bangkok
The Fitness Club at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok is a top-class facility. A strength training zone with free weights, including barbells, dumbbells, and benches, and cardiovascular area are complemented by a group exercise area for a wide range of workouts. Professional personal trainers are available.
W Retreat and Spa - Bali
FIT at W Retreat and Spa Bali offers an incredible health and wellness experience for guests. The facility is state-of-the-art and is open 24 hours a day. Equipment includes standard cardio machines, free weights, a detox chamber, steam room, hot stone bath, and cold plunge. What sets this one apart are the fitness programs. Morning meditation, sunrise stretching, and outdoor circuit training are just some of the many programs available.
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
The WestinWORKOUT® Gym at The Westin Kuala Lumpur offers guests access to treadmills and stationary bikes for heart-pumping cardio, or strength machines and free weights for toning up.
Shangri-La at the Fort - Manila
At over 8,000 square meters and taking up two floors, Kerry Sports Manila is the ultimate fitness experience for those visiting Manila. The gym is spacious with tons of equipment and there's a basketball court, tennis courts, squash courts, and exercise studios for yoga, spinning, and boxing.
Carlton Hotel - Singapore
The beautiful gym at Carlton Hotel Singapore offers cardio machines and free weights to go along with open space for yoga and stretching.
Matakauri Lodge - Queenstown
Matakauri Lodge isn't large - there's only 12 suites, but the gym here offers some of the most incredible views to take in while working out. Lake Wakatipu is just outside, so take in the amazing view from the treadmill and enjoy the peace and serenity during your training.
Crown Towers - Perth
The Fitness Centre at Crown Towers in Perth offers generous workout space with the very latest cardio and weight equipment as well as private training programs
The Westin Sydney
The health club (owned and operated by Good Life Health Clubs) offers extensive cardio workout equipment, a full complement of weights and toning machines, as well as a spacious training studio that hosts our group fitness classes. A diverse roster includes BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyBalance, Circuit, spin classes and yoga.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s very own 5-star gym, City Club Health & Fitness features state-of-the-art facilities, Life Fitness equipment, an indoor swimming pool, rooftop tennis court, and a team of dedicated professional trainers.
Fittest Travel's mission is to make you a fitter traveler. We will continue to thoroughly research hotel gyms around the world so you know which places will provide you with the best fitness experience when you arrive.
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Cover Photo Credit: Kimpton Alexis Hotel in Seattle