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These 13 Hotel Gyms Are Gems

Just because you’re on the go, doesn’t mean you need to give up on your fitness routine. It’s easy enough to pack things like sneakers or a jump rope so you can get in a good cardio session before breakfast. But it’s even better when the hotel where you’re staying has an incredible fitness center.

Whether you’re traveling to the following U.S. cities already or are looking to plan your next getaway, here are the best hotel gyms that we’ve seen to date.

W San Francisco - Best Hotel Gyms

W San Francisco

Forget your headphones? No worries! The hotel will provide you with a pair so you can enjoy the 1,875-square foot gym, which they refer to as “FIT.” Thanks to color-changing light fixtures and stand-out wall murals, this 24-hour gym gives guests lots of energy to put into their workouts. Trainers are available for private sessions if you want one.

Westin Beavercreek - Best Hotel Gyms

Westin Riverfront Beavercreek

From cycling to Pilates to TRX classes, the athletic center at this Avon, Colorado, property has more than 70 group fitness classes per week — including aerial yoga. There’s also a year-round outdoor lap pool and a personal trainer.

Radisson Blu Aqua - Best Hotel Gyms

Radison Blu Aqua Hotel

You’ll get the most out of this gym’s fitness amenities in warmer months, when you can take advantage of the outdoor half-mile outdoor track, yoga space, and junior Olympic-size swimming pool. And inside the 80,000 square-foot Chicago fitness center? Play a little one-on-one on the basketball court, take class in the spin studio, use the two-lane lap pool, or just have a go on any of the cardio or weight machines.

Bacara Resort - Best Hotel Gyms

Bacara Resort & Spa

The fitness center at this Santa Barbara, California, hotel doesn’t end at just 3,500-square feet of cardio and strength training equipment. There’s also a yoga studio, a Pilates studio, and four tennis courts. Looking to take a class? You can join a group or do a private in options ranging from beachside bootcamp, meditation, core training, partner yoga, low-impact aerobics, TRX, aqua aerobics, and more.

Crescent Court Dallas - Best Hotel Gyms

Hotel Crescent Court

From body combat, to bootcamp, to dance, spin, and yoga, the fitness center at this Dallas hotel offers various classes daily to suit the needs of any guest. You also have the option of booking a private session with a trainers, if one-on-one instruction is more your speed. Or just use the cardio and weight machines on your own. There’s a swimming pool as well. Bonus: The facility even offers workout gear, so all you need to bring are shoes.

Palace Hotel - Best Hotel Gyms

Palace Hotel

If you’re looking to get in some laps for cardio, consider the San Francisco hotel’s 60-by-20-inch swimming pool, with a sky-lit ceiling, which allows for sunshine during the day and city lights at night. The fitness space looks into the pool area as well, and is fully equipped with a cardio room, free weights, spin bikes, and even a ballet barre.

The Mayflower Grace - Best Hotel Gyms

The Mayflower Grace

Want the ultimate in relaxation? This Washington, Connecticut, hotel has a 20,000-square-foot Spa House dedicated just to that. There are four full-equipped fitness studios, which includes a Pilates studio and an outdoor yoga and meditation garden. It offers cardio and strength classes. Plus, there’s also a putting green and tennis courts right on the grounds.

COMO Metropolitan Miami - Best Hotel Gyms

COMO Metropolitan, Miami Beach

It’s all about relaxation and recharging at this Florida hotel. Not only is the state-of-the-art gym open 24 hours, but you can also enjoy a personal training, private yoga, or guided meditation session. You’ll enjoy practicing on the roof deck, where you can hop into the hydrotherapy pool afterward.

Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel - Best Hotel Gyms

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

If a stellar view can help get you through a tough workout, you’ve come to the right place. The two-story fitness center at the Dana Point, California, hotel offers panoramic views of the ocean, so you can watch the sun rise or set from your treadmill. You definitely won’t feel guilty for being inside on a gorgeous day! Check out the weight machines or exercise in the free weight section. Plus, there are yoga and Pilates group classes, too.

Hyatt Denver - Best Hotel Gyms

Hyatt Denver

In collaboration with the nearby University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Hyatt Denver offers team-building activities, luncheons with educational speakers, and cooking classes as a part of its wellness program. Guests have full access to the university’s fitness center, which has cardio and strength machines, free weights, a swimming pool, and a track that sits above the rest of the gym, giving you a view of it all as you run laps.

The Nantucket Hotel - Best Hotel Gyms

The Nantucket Hotel

The fitness center and spa were recently redone at this Massachusetts property. Work out on the cardio or strength machines, or use the free weights to get in a good sweat session. Daily classes include yoga, HIIT, body and core, strength training, abs, cardio box, and more. There are two heated outdoor pools and, of course, treatment rooms for massages.

Ritz Carlton Chicago - Best Hotel Gym

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago

Overlook the Navy Pier, Lake Michigan, and downtown Chicago while you’re getting your workout in at this 2,700-square-foot facility. There are both cardio and strength machines, as well as a fitness studio that offers classes ranging from Zumba, aqua fit, body balance, Pilates, and more. Special this summer: Rooftop Voga, which combines yoga with “vogueing” to ’80s music. (Would we lie about that?)

The Phoenician - Best Hotel Gyms

The Phoenician

 Sitting at the base of Scottsdale, Arizona’s Camelback Mountain (which you could hike up to see the sunrise, should you be so inclined), this luxury resort offers guests 24-hour access to its fitness center, which looks out to the mountain. Not only is there a room full of cardio equipment and strength machines, as well as a large free weight section, its studio hosts 10 types of classes ranging from yoga to meditation to Zumba to core.

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Photos: Feet on treadmill, Shotshare; all others courtesy of the properties

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