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The 10 Best Hotel Gyms in Los Angeles

The 10 Best Hotel Gyms in Los Angeles

Consider staying at one of these hotels with a great gym if you're visiting L.A.


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 researched the hotel gyms. We've analyzed reviews, spoken with hotel operators, looked at countless photos, and visited many in person.

Here are our picks for the ten best hotel gyms in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Athletic Club

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It's more of a gym with a hotel, rather than hotel with a gym. It's a 12-story building and the top three floors are hotel rooms. The other floors are all amenities and athletic facilities. 

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 a steam room. Classes offered include yoga, Latin Fusion Dance, Cardio Hip Hop, Athletic Conditioning, Cardio Muay Thai, Hip Hop Dance, spinning and kickboxing.

Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

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The beautifully decorated fitness center at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown offers amazing views of L.A. and all the fitness equipment you can hope for. Attitude Fitness is located on the seventh floor and is full of barbells, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and dumbbells up to 120 pounds!

The gym is open from 6AM to 9PM on weekdays and 7AM to 7PM on weekends. Personal training and group classes in barre, HIIT, and yoga are available.

The London West Hollywood

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The fitness center at The London West Hollywood is state-of-the-art and energizing with a light filled space provided by floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor stretching areas. It features a TechnoGym Kineses Station, HIIT Zone, a heavy bag, treadmills, ellipiticals, stationary bikes, battle ropes, foam rollers, and free weights.

The fitness center is located on the lobby level and is open 24 hours a day.

W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills

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The FIT gym at the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills is open 24 hours a day and has top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art machines to help you stay in shape. Free weights, cardio machines, strength machines, and plasma television screens everywhere make for a pleasant workout while at the W. 

The Westin Los Angeles Airport

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This list would not be complete without including a hotel gym at LAX and choosing one was a no-brainer. The Westin Los Angeles Airport goes above and beyond when it comes to providing fitness amenities for their guests.

The WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio is complete with cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights. One of the most popular additons to the fitness studio is a Peloton bike, giving you access to a world of classes, performance tracking metrics and more from a 22-inch HD touchscreen. 

The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and other amenities include disposable headphones, cool towels, water, and lockers. New Balance Gear Lending is available for those who need workout clothes and shoes.

The Chamberlain West Hollywood

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"Tucked on a tree-lined residential street in West Hollywood just steps from the Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard, the Chamberlain West Hollywood blends a fresh, eclectic sensibility with relaxed sophistication, chic comfort and impeccable service."

The fitness center at The Chamberlain West Hollywood is open 24 hours a day and, while small (700 square feet), offers a great variety of fitness equipment, including kettlebells. Guests can also take advantage of yoga matts, fresh fruit, towels, and water.

The Ritz-Carlton

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The fitness center at The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles is open daily from 9AM to 7PM. The hours aren't great but it does offer a spacious gym with a lot of equipment to use, including the usual array of cardio machines and free weights.

Saturday morning Yoga Wellness classes are available, in addition to panoramic views of L.A., and a 26th floor outdoor rooftop heated swimming pool. 

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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SoFit, a partnership between Five Star Fitness and Sofitel, is an exclusive fitness experience for travelers in Los Angeles. Enjoy complimentary headphones, towels, chilled water and fruit. Guests have access to some of LA's top trainers, as well as weight training, cardio, and boxing at SoFit.

The Beverly Hilton

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The Precor Fitness Center at The Beverly Hilton is open 24 hours a day and is a state-of-the-art gym outfitted with an impressive array of equipment. Enjoy personal entertainment options with headphones and MP3/CD/DVD player compatibility. One-on-one personal training sessions are also available upon request.

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

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Yes, another Westin made the list. This shouldn't be a surprise, however, because Westin is killing the hotel fitness game. 

The WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites is pretty typical of Westin gyms - a superior fitness experience for busy travelers. There's no Peloton Bike yet, however.

The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and other amenities include disposable headphones, cool towels, water, and lockers. New Balance Gear Lending is available for those who need workout clothes and shoes.

Bottom Line

If you're planning a visit to Los Angeles and you care about your health and fitness, these ten hotels must be considered. Do yourself a favor and make time to workout while you travel. Stay at one of these hotels and your experience will be all the more enjoyable.

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Cover Photo Credit: Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown

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