Best Gyms in Vegas. When in Vegas many of us want to keep fit, especially given how much we tend to indulge in great food and huge quantities of it when in Las Vegas! In fact, we (the writers of this website) tend to become fitter in Vegas despite indulging in food so much! This because we take full advantage of the many great gyms available. So, which are the very best gyms you can take advantage of when you visit Las Vegas? The following list is not in any particular order.

Caesar’s Palace Fitness Center (definitely one of the best gyms in Vegas). Large, beautiful, with first-class, state of the art equipment which includes rarities such as high-quality back and abdominal benches. After using this gym going to your local facilities back home will feel depressing ;). Some times they closed at 10pm, other times at 8pm. Double check before you book, just in case.

Aria Gym (definitely one of the very best gyms in Vegas). A fabulous, modern, very large gym with ultra modern equipment (cardio equipment all with personal media systems) and a large variety of machines of all kinds including a back bench (a rarity in Vegas hotel gyms). Moreover, an ultra classy entrance: a dark-red based living area with couches facing a long glass-wrapped fireplace. Unfortunately it is not open 24 hours; it closes at 8pm. We have a video of the Aria Gym; it’s still just as great.

Cosmopolitan Gym. They have 2 gyms, a large one opening until 8pm, and a smaller one open 24 hours. This in itself deserves a ‘thumbs-up’, since 24 hour gym facilities are rare among Vegas resorts. Cosmopolitan is a beautiful resort which is highly recommended for everybody who wants class, comfort and great amenities but…. A very pretentious (for example, they don’t let you stay the regular 2 hours) super expensive yet not the best buffet in Las Vegas. For best buffets in Vegas, click on the link.

Park MGM. For now they have a 24 hour gym. Just for that reason, it deserves huge praises. But double check before you book, because they may change this as they did with MGM Grand.

Canyon Ranch at Venetian and Palazzo. We love the cardio room here (high-tech, a huge selection of machines so you will never have to wait for your cardio work-out). However, the rest of the gym is seriously lacking: there are no benches, nothing for the back, nothing for the abs and the weight section is comparatively small. Moreover, it’s by far the most expensive gym entrance on the Strip. But it’s open until 10pm, which is a really great thing if you want to work out after a heavy dinner! Again, double check before you book as things may change later in the year.

Excalibur Gym. This gym is surprisingly very good.
The cardio section has all you need (and the equipment is good) and, pleasantly, you will have abs and back benches, as well as all the weights and toning machines you will need. Moreover, it’s open until 8pm which is essential when you are in Vegas if you want to exercise after a heavy lunch. The price is ok and, of course, if you are a guest at the Excalibur you will enjoy this very good gym for free!

On the negative side, you will not enjoy a TV per machine (unlike at Aria, Caesar’s or Bellagio & Mirage) but will find yourself having to share some same-old-sports TV channels on wall-mounted flat screens (about 6), with closed-captions. Recently however they had at least 2 TVs and set them on other (silly) channels, so for those who did not want to watch sports all the time there was a bit of variety. However, it’s a well-worth trade off. Back and abdominal benches (rarely found in hotels), and good-quality body-building machines;
these images give you a glimpse, which hopefully will give you a good idea of what to expect. I also found their customer service to be excellent, at least on my latest visit. They give you plenty of water, have 2 hand sanitizers and everything is always well stocked. You won’t find this service at Bellagio (which, in this aspect, was very disappointing).

El Cortez Hotel and Casino (downtown Vegas). What a pleasant surprise! Open 24 hours, with great security, two huge, good-quality flat screen HD TVs with a good choice of channels, excellent cardio machines, average body-building equipment. Everything brand new. What a joy! The downside is that it’s small, so there’s not much space to move around.

Plaza Hotel and Casino (downtown Vegas). Another fantastic surprise. Open 24 hours, you will have decent (though declining) cardio machines and a few options for building up your muscles. One 32-inch flat screen HD TV you with a decent choice of channels. I liked working out here, on my own terms, between gambling!

Hooters Hotel Gym. Yes, it’s a huge surprise that this low-budget place has invested so much money in great machines and, to top this, has decided to offer the facilities 24 hours to all its guests. We were pleased. It’s a small gym but 24-hour gym facilities are a rarity in Vegas resorts. Exercising here was great and made us forget (well, in part…) the shortcomings of this Vegas hotel. Their 24-hour pool was also a very pleasant surprise. Our video of the gym at Hooters shows how good quality this gym is (albeit relatively small), and the video was taken a while back; when many Vegas gyms had equipment ready for museums, Hooters offered high end machines worthy of a serious workout!

A note about the gym at Mirage: it’s a good gym but… They close at 7pm. That’s simply ridiculous, as their resort fee is not cheaper. We need to complain more. They should stay open 24 hours, or at least a little later than 7pm! We think that the very best gyms in Vegas resorts should have the best equipment with interactive facilities (TVs, etc), a large variety of cardio machines as well as weights and muscle training machines, including back, core and abdomen; finally we think that the very best gyms in Vegas should stay open 24/7. Vegas never sleeps and neither should the gym!

The gym at Bellagio is not longer one of the best gyms in Vegas resorts. It used to be good; however, on our last visit there were not the great touches of previous years. No bottled water, no hand sanitizers (I had to ask and the attendant had to make a trip to get me some), a very old-fashioned back bench (there are better ones these days, see the Aria gym or Caesar’s Palace gym!)… I thought it was a good gym but nothing outstanding at all, not worthy of Bellagio.

Staying Fit on Vacation: The 5 Best Hotel Gyms in America

The days of going to a hotel, asking where the gym is, and discovering it’s just a former janitor’s closet with a dusty treadmill and a mismatched set of free-weights are over. Hotel chains and even boutique hotels are going all out with jaw-dropping facilities, unique group fitness classes, and top-of-the-line equipment. While the only time many travelers break out in a sweat is when hauling their luggage, with gyms as luxurious as the hotels themselves, there’s no excuse not get your sweat on when traveling. Here are five of the best hotel gyms in America.

1. Canyon Ranch at The Venetian/Palazzo, Las Vegas

Climbing a rock wall at the gym | Source: Canyon Ranch SpaClub – Las Vegas via Facebook

Calling the Canyon Ranch location within the Venetian/Palazzo hotel complex a gym doesn’t quite do it justice. Sure, it has a fully equipped cardio and weight room, a spin studio, a 40-foot rock-climbing wall, and a yoga and dance studio. But, what will make your jaw drop is their Aquavana healing water pools. Designed to detoxify the body, which is something you probably need to do while in Vegas, the Aquavana contains a crystal steam room, a variety of experiential rain rooms, a sauna, an herbal laconium, a hydro spa, and an igloo. Yes, an igloo — and you thought you’ve experienced everything Vegas has to offer.

2. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houston

Gym at The Houstonian | Source: The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

Don’t mess with Texas, especially when it comes to fitness. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is one of the best and most unique gyms out there. There are over 300 strength training and cardio machines, each equipped with its own audio/video system. The Houstonian also offers a seemingly endless list of fitness classes, including ski fit (to prep your body for the slopes), aquatics, pilates, spinning, power plate, yoga, tennis, and racquetball. All of this, plus a myriad of nutritional counseling services and relaxing spa treatments. One trip and it’s guaranteed you’ll become a lifetime member of this club.

3. Equinox Hotels

Equinox gym | Source: Equinox via Facebook

What if the one of the finest gyms in America opened up its own brand of hotels? Well, that is exactly what Equinox is doing. Their flagship location, which is slated to open in New York City’s Hudson Yards development in 2019, will be home to the largest Equinox Gym at a whopping 60,000 square feet. Additional amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, which are kind of a big deal in New York.

4. The InterContinental Hotel, Boston

Intercontinental Boston hotel | Source: InterContinental Boston via Facebook

If you have a lot of beans to plunk down for a trip to Bean Town, make yourself a reservation to stay fit at the InterContinental Hotel. Their gym has something no other gym in the world can offer, a killer view of the city from the privacy of your treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike. It almost feels as if you are actually outdoors, which is great if you like to work out outside, but hate the snow. You can have the privilege of enjoying this view day or night because the club never closes. In addition to the 2,200-square-foot fitness center, which features state of the art equipment by Matrix, there is a humongous 2,500-square-foot heated indoor pool. All of that plus trainers and spa services make this one of the best hotel gyms New England has to offer.

5. Exhale Spa

Yoga class at Exhale Spa | Source:Exhale Spa via Facebook

Exhale is a chain of luxury spas with over 24 locations throughout the U.S., mostly located in hotels, including The Gansevoort in New York City and the Fairmont in Santa Monica, Calif. In addition to having a menu of spa treatments, Exhale’s Core Fusion classes will kick your butt into gear. Now don’t be confused, just because Exhale is a spa, doesn’t mean that Core Fusion is relaxing. Exhale’s signature class is based on strength training, but it has spun off into boot camp, barre, cardio, cycling, and yoga versions. It is so much fun, you might just find yourself at your local Exhale after your trip.

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Best Hotel Gyms

Beijing

Cairo

Guests can buff up with round-the-clock trainers in the health center at the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (800/332-3442 or 20-2/791-7000; fourseasons.com; doubles from $300), home to the city’s only indoor pool, with dramatic, floor-to-ceiling river views.

Chicago

At the Fairmont Chicago (800/441-1414 or 312/565-8000; fairmont.com; doubles from $250), residents have the run of the adjacent, equipment-packed Lakeshore Athletic Club—think minutely calibrated weight machines and NBA-size basketball courts (a favorite practice spot for the Bulls).

Florence

Routes on the custom-designed city jogging map at the Westin Excelsior (800/228-3000 or 39-055/27151; luxurycollection.com; doubles from $1,068) loop across the Arno and past the Uffizi; the stylish gym has parquet floors and Thermogym machines with individual TV’s.

Kuala Lumpur

There’s no excuse to be lazy at the Mandarin Oriental (800/526-6566 or 60-3/2380-8888; mandarinoriental.com; doubles from $241), with two squash courts and Qi Gong and Pilates sessions in the spacious gym with views of City Centre park, where a trainer also leads daily guided runs.

Las Vegas

Besides the requisite personal trainers, the 69,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch complex at the Venetian (877/883-6423 or 702/414-1000; thevenetian.com; doubles from $170) is home to nutrition counselors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists. The dozens of classes range from Bosu core conditioning to kickboxing.

Lisbon

After clocking miles on the dazzling 437-yard rooftop track (with views of the 12th-century St. George’s Castle) guests at the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon (800/332-3442 or 351-21/381-1400; fourseasons.com; doubles from $447) can quench their thirst with complimentary sports drinks.

Los Angeles

The Sofitel LA (800/763-4835 or 310/278-5444; sofitella.com; doubles from $435) debuted its fully revamped gym last December, complete with retractable skylights that can be opened to the sky when the sun is shining, StairMasters with personal TV’s, and Swiss rain showers for a post-workout rinse.

Munich

On the top floor of the Bayerischer Hof’s (800/745-8883 or 49-89/21200; bayerischerhof.de; doubles from $400) jewel box–like Blue Spa, trainers analyze musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health as guests use equipment handpicked by a former Mr. Universe.

Sao Paulo

Hotel Fasano’s (800/745-8883 or 55-11/3896-4000; fasano.com.br; doubles from $440) stylish, upper-floor spa-and-fitness center features elliptical machines, stunning skyline vistas, and Hans Wegner loungers clustered around a marble plunge pool.

Tokyo

Sweeping city panoramas offset the battery of Cybex and Life Fitness equipment and the shimmering 22-yard pool on the glass-atrium-topped gym on the 47th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo (800/223-1234 or 81-3/5322-1234; /tokyo.park.hyatt.com; doubles from $470).

Washington, D.C.

The Grand Hotel, Minneapolis

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The size of the gym at this boutique hotel is all out of whack with the size of the 140-room hotel. The Grand’s Life Time Athletic Club has 58,000 square feet of floor space, which includes a fitness floor with cardio and weight equipment; boxing, cycling, and aerobics studios; a running track; racquetball, handball, and squash courts; and an indoor six-lane lap pool. There’s a full roster of group classes. Private training, Pilates, and yoga are easily arranged.

The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common, Boston

(Photo: Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Commons)

There’s already a spectacular Equinox gym at this luxury hotel in downtown Boston. Ritz-Carlton guests can take advantage of 114,000 square feet of workout-focused space, including state-of-the-art equipment, a full basketball court, four international squash courts, studios for classes from boxing to barre, and a 25-yard indoor pool. Group fitness fans, rejoice: There are more than 100 classes every week.

Hotel Bellevue, Seattle

(Photo: Hotel Bellevue)

A running track circles the mezzanine around the full-size basketball court. That’s just the beginning at the 200,000 square foot mega-gym at the Hotel Bellevue, an “urban retreat” just 20 minutes from central Seattle. There are also four weight and cardio rooms, a Pilates studio with reformers and cadillacs, three swimming pools, 10 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, tons of classes, and open-play games of basketball, pickleball, and badminton.

Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

(Photo: Courtesy of Marriott Marquis)

When this hotel opened last year, it became home to the city’s largest hotel gym. The 24-hour fitness facilities house 49 pieces of Technogym cardio equipment, which work with that company’s Mywellness program (including tailored workouts and training history) and have interactive touchscreens that can take guests on, say, a virtual running tour of London. There are also 34 pieces of strength and functional training equipment, plus trainers on hand to help you figure them all out.

Lead Photo: Moris Moreno/Fontainebleau Hotel

Travel, whether for vacation or work, is no longer a valid excuse for ditching your cycling routine. Hotels across the country are expanding their fitness offerings, from partnerships with local gyms that grant hotel guests special access, to a variety of exercise equipment available on-site—and in some cases, in-room.

“In the last 10 years, hotels have intensified their focus on on-site amenities,” says Dave Hogg, publisher of the hotel review and travel site SantoriniDave.com. In many cases, these amenities are not only expansive, but also pretty damn luxurious, including “gyms worthy of a high-end fitness club.”

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To make sure your next trip enhances rather than derails your fitness game, we’ve rounded up 7 of the best exercise-focused hotels with the help of Andrew Nicol, cofounder of hotel and travel review site TripExpert. The following recommendations, which range in cost from a several hundred a night or less for a standard room (denoted below with $) up to a thousand-plus per night (see: $$), are great places to cycle, cross-train, or otherwise break a sweat while you’re on the road.

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

“Hotel gyms can be great, but they are almost never as good as a dedicated facility,” says Nicol. A more promising bet: Hotels that allow access to neighboring gyms, like the Ritz-Carlton in Boston, which partners with the adjoining Equinox Sports Club.

Hotel guests pay an extra $15 a day to use the gym, but the swanky fitness franchise doesn’t sell guest passes, so this is your only way of using the facility without a pricey membership. And trust us—the small fee is worth it.

Equinox Sports Club Boston

The 114,000 square-foot space is the only gym in Beantown to feature The Pursuit by Equinox, a data-driven, immersive cycling experience. It also houses an entire floor of fitness classes (think yoga, Pilates, barre, and more), plus a boxing studio, a full-sized basketball court, four squash courts, a 25-yard swimming pool, and personal training. That’s not all—there’s also a sauna, steam room, and rooftop overlooking Boston Common.
Location: Boston
Rates: $$

2. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

This historic, high-end hotel in Houston’s fashion-focused Galleria neighborhood includes a sprawling fitness club that is consistently rated as one of the best gyms in the city. There are more than 200—yep, that’s not a typo—group fitness classes offered at the Houstonian Hotel each week, including more than 20 cycling classes that span a variety of formats, from high intensity interval biking to strength training-cycling hybrids to musically-themed classes, and more.

You can also take a dip in one of the property’s three pools, or create your own workout on one of the 300 cardio and strength training machines available on site.
Location: Houston
Rates: $$

3. Westin

Busy travelers and cyclists, rejoice: You can now get a great ride in without leaving the convenience of your hotel room.

Westin Hotels Resorts

Thanks to a recent partnership between Westin and Peloton, 52 Westin locations across the U.S. feature these state-of-the-art bikes in their fitness centers, and some, like the Westin Richmond (Virginia) and the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center (Missouri), also offer in-room bikes for a small upcharge—about $10 to $25 a night. Scope this map to see which hotels offer the perk as you plot your next trip.
Location: 52 locations across the U.S.
Rates: $- $$ (depending on location)

4. Arlo New York

Book a stay at either location of this NYC-based boutique hotel (SoHo or NoMad) and you’ll get complimentary access to a custom Priority Bicycle. These all-weather bikes, available from dawn to dusk, have three speeds, a bell, front basket, and lock, providing an easy (and fun) way to break a sweat while exploring the Big Apple.

Arlo Hotels

On top of that, if you visit in the summer, you can catch daily, complimentary surf-inspired fitness classes hosted on both hotel rooftops, thanks to a partnership with local gym Surfset Fitness. Or, if you’d rather sweat off-site, you can snag gratis group fitness classes at strength and conditioning gym ToneHouse, or a free pass to a nearby New York Sports Club just for being a hotel guest.
Location: New York City
Rates: $

5. Carillon Miami

Frequently named one of Florida’s top resorts, this lux, white sand beachside property is perhaps most well-known for its expansive wellness facilities, which include a two-story rock wall, a rooftop lap pool, and 20 group fitness classes every day.

Carillon

Cyclists can pick between moderate and advanced-level cycling classes at Carillon Miami, or cross-train with various strength and/or cardio-focused classes, like TRX, kickboxing, ballroom dancing, barre, Pilates, bootcamp classes, and more. If you don’t have time for a class, take a spin on one of the Technogym exercise bikes or Technogym cycle bikes housed in the fitness area.
Location: Miami
Rates: $$

6. Kimpton Alexis

All guests at this downtown Seattle boutique hotel can take free cycling, circuit, and CrossFit classes at nearby gym Riot Athletics. If you opt to ride, you’ll have your choice of four different classes of varying length and format, ranging from sprint and climbs to weights, high-intensity intervals, and more.

Brady Campbell

And if you’d rather break a sweat solo at Kimpton Alexis, you can head to the hotel’s two-story, CrossFit-esque gym equipped with loads of high-quality equipment, including Life Fitness recumbent bikes, Assault Air Bikes, Concept2 rowing machines, Life Fitness treadmills, jump ropes, plyo boxes, a rock climbing wall, weights, Swiss balls, resistance bands, yoga mats, and more.
Location: Seattle
Rates: $$

7. Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

About: The workout center at this Marriott-owned hotel was formerly owned and operated by franchise VIDA Fitness, which means the space is much bigger—and frankly, nicer—than your typical hotel gym. You can expect new cardio machines, including two types of spin bikes (Spinner and Keiser), plus an array of strength equipment, like TRX suspension straps, weight lifting machines, cables, pull-up stations, and free weights. There’s also a dedicated stretching area at Renaissance Washington for all of your pre and postride recovery needs.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Rates: $$

17 of the best hotel gyms in the world

Grand Hyatt Melbourne in Australia

City Club Health Fitness Centre at Grand Hyatt Melbourne is said to be the largest hotel gym in Australia. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. on weekends), the gym features cardio machines, weight machines, free weights,and studios for aerobics, yoga and Pilates. There are also more than 40 classes held each week and taught by qualified instructors, including cycling, CrossFit, boxing and power yoga. Rates start at $360 AUD ($240) or 15,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

W Barcelona in Spain

Photo courtesy of W Barcelona.

The state-of-the-art gym at the W Barcelona is over 3,000 square-feet and is open 24 hours a day. Along with spectacular views of Barcelona’s coastline, the gym boasts treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, sandbags, medicine balls, TRX trainers and weight machines. Of course, we see nothing wrong with getting in a few laps at the signature WET Deck infinity-edge pool. This is Barcelona, after all. Off-peak dates at this Category 7 Marriott property are available from 50,000 points per night, or $230.

Related: Which Marriott Bonvoy card is right for you?

Hilton Warsaw Hotel in Poland

Holmes Place is a luxurious health and wellness club located in the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Center. Guests of the hotel have free access to the club, which spans more than 37,000 square feet and features treadmills, bicycles, CrossFit trainers, rowing machines, resistance machines, jump ropes, training ropes, tiers, sand bags, dumbbells, balls, Bosu balls, barbells, kettlebells and trampolines. You can also prebook group training classes in Zumba or Krav Maga in a separate studio. Rooms start at 17,000 Hilton Honors points per night, though with cash rates starting at 221 Poland złoty ($56) you’re probably better off paying cash.

Equinox Hotel in New York

Photo courtesy of Equinox Hotels.

Would you expect anything less than a completely spectacular gym in the first hotel from the wellness empire behind Equinox fitness clubs, SoulCycle and Pure Yoga? No, you would not. Located in the flashy new Hudson Yards development on the city’s far West Side, the hotel has a 60,000-square-foot Equinox fitness center and an E by Equinox: the brand’s even-more-exclusive private training club. It’s typically for private celebrity types but also available to hotel guests during the hours the main fitness center is closed. Guests can also access 25-yard saltwater pool, hot and cold plunge pools, a SoulCycle studio and a spate of fitness classes, including an outdoor run on the iconic Vessel that includes sprinting up and down the public sculpture’s 2,500 steps, with speed drills and plyometrics.

Rooms start around $500, and the property has joined Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection (LHRC). Book with a qualifying Chase card for elite-like perks similar to the Amex FHR program. Think: Daily breakfast for two, an upgrade on arrival when available and a $100 resort credit, plus early check-in and late check-out when available.

Featured image courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.

12 fitness-friendly hotel chains

TRYP by Wyndham: Get your fitness fix in private — in your room, no less — so you can exercise whenever the mood strikes. Just book a signature Fitness Room (you’ll have to pay slightly extra) at any one of the 100-plus TRYP locations around the world, and your room will come stocked with an exercise machine (like a stationary bike, elliptical machine or treadmill) and complimentary exercise clothing. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Fairmont Hotels and Resorts: Staying fit at Fairmont requires little other than a phone call to the front desk where you can request Fairmont Fit. You’ll then get Reebok workout apparel and footwear, an MP3 player pre-loaded with music, and yoga mat and stretch band you can use during your stay. (You have to be a member of the President’s Club, which is free. When you register you’ll be asked to fill out your apparel sizes so that information is available to Fairmont staff when you call.) Love the fitness gear? You have the option to purchase it. Put that gear to work when you check out a free BMW Cruise Bike, available at Fairmont locations around the world. (President’s Club members get priority access.) Or if you’re lucky enough to stay at a location that offers this, take an innovative fitness class (fees might apply) like Aerial Yoga at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona where you use a hammock suspended from the ceiling, or Floating Yoga at the Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii’s Big Island where you do yoga on stand-up paddleboards. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Affinia Hotels: This boutique chain with locations in New York City and Washington, D.C. takes bike-friendliness to the next level. Not only do three Manhattan locations offer complimentary use of custom-made Affinia bikes, complete with helmet, lock and list of bike parking, but they also offer the services of a “bike counselor” who leads guests on guided city bike tours. On top of that, all Affinia locations offer free “experience kits” upon request, including a fitness kit (with yoga mat, stretching blocks, workout DVDS and more) and walking tour kit (with pre-loaded iPod Nano or Shuffle, city walking guide, pedometer and more). Guests at the Affinia Dumont also have access to an in-house nutritionist. Affinia Hotels EVEN Hotels: It takes motivation — and the right environment — to maintain that fitness regime on the road. Enter EVEN Hotels, a wellness lifestyle hotel which will open its first four properties (two in New York City and one each in Maryland and Connecticut) in early 2014. While you’ll find nutritionally loaded menus and rooms designed with sleep in mind, you’ll also find a plethora of fitness options. All of the locations will feature a gym as well as a “flex room” with TV- and staff-led classes. In-room equipment like yoga mats, foam rollers and exercise balls will be standard in every room, and a “wellness wall” will list information about wellness options in and near the hotel, workout guides and staff recommendations for staying healthy on the road. EVEN Hotels Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: This luxury brand stands out not so much because of companywide fitness offerings — most Four Seasons have state-of-the-art gyms with classes and personal trainers — but because of individual touches at its different locations. If you’re in Scottsdale, Ariz., take advantage of guided hikes to nearby Pinnacle Peak (pictured). If you’re visiting Whistler, B.C., for the Ironman Canada, use the free bike washing stations, tuning kits and storage. (Four Seasons Whistler also has a ski concierge.) Don’t have time to hit the gym in Beverly Hills? Use the custom personal training app on your in-room iPad. Going for a morning run in Boston? Borrow workout clothes, running shoes and a jogging map on your way out, and get a towel and water when you return. In fact, several Four Seasons hotels will lend you workout clothes, so you don’t have to worry about what do with those sweaty socks while traveling. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Trump Hotel Collection: Call it a luxurious way to maintain your fitness. Thanks to Trump’s new wellness program, you can request equipment like yoga mats, stretch bands and light weights for use in your room. Forgot your workout gear? Trump has you covered, offering Under Armour footwear and apparel, even a pre-loaded iPod Shuffle. (Become a member of Trump Card Privileges Program, which is free to join, and your wellness experience will be customized, meaning that the iPod could come with some of your favorite music.) Or just ask for maps of local running or walking routes. In-room menus have also been revamped through the wellness program to provide healthy (including vegan, gluten-free and organic) selections. Trump Hotel Collection Element Hotels: Pedal off those vacation calories when you stay at Starwood’s eco-wise brand. Through a program called Bikes-to-Borrow, you can cruise the local area on a complimentary bike. If Mother Nature isn’t cooperating, head to the fitness center where you’ll find pedal-powered charging stations, allowing you to charge your electronic devices with your own sweat. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Sheraton Hotels and Resorts: Here’s a new twist — and a waist-friendly one at that — on room service: When you call the front desk at a Sheraton, you can ask for the complimentary Gym-In-A-Bag with tools to help you log a good sweat. You’ll get a book packed with exercises, mat, resistance band, massage stick and foam roller. Once you have those in your room, flip on the TV and head to the in-room, on-demand fitness videos and online training programs from Core Performance, a company that designs programs for athletes of all levels. And if you have to order room service, Sheraton’s Color Your Plate program features meals generally under 500 calories with a minimum of three colors from fruits and veggies, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats. Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Westin Hotels and Resorts: Few hotels are as serious about fitness as Westin. For starters, you can book a signature WestinWORKOUT room (expect a slight upcharge), which comes with a treadmill or stationary bike, dumbbells, fitness DVDs, resistance bands and stability balls. Feel like exercising with others? Check out the RunWESTIN running program where a running concierge leads guests on scenic runs, usually past the city’s iconic landmarks. Or if you want to hit the pavement on your own, you can ask for three-mile and five-mile walking/running routes from the hotel. If you forgot to pack your running shoes or apparel, cough up $5, and you can borrow New Balance running shoes (with disposable insoles) and a variety of New Balance apparel for men and women. And for those who have signed up for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Westin offers VIP marathon packages. Westin Hotels and Resorts Hyatt Hotels and Resorts: It’s all about staying fit — literally — when you head to a Hyatt. While the chain’s StayFit program does promise state-of-the-art fitness facilities, it also features YogaAway, a system that allows you to “order” a yoga workout from an in-room entertainment unit. Most of the hotels also have a fitness concierge who can help you get workout gear (like swim goggles) and give you maps with designated running and walking routes. Some can even provide GPS watches so you don’t have to worry about getting lost when you log an outdoor sweat. Hungry? Choose healthy cuisine from the StayFit menu. Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: When it comes to keeping guests fit, Kimpton delivers like no other. The boutique hotel company stocks yoga mats in all guest rooms to accompany the complimentary 24-hour yoga channel. Go one step further, though, and ask for the free “roll-out” service. A Kimpton staff member will come to your room with flavored water and fresh fruit or a mix of dried fruit and nuts, get your mat ready and turn on the yoga channel. Feel like taking a bike ride or a run? Kimpton has partnered with PUBLIC bikes to offer complimentary bikes for any guest. Or take advantage of the free group runs and power walks offered at select locations. You can even find creative, cutting-edge fitness classes, many for free, at various locations. For instance, at Chicago’s Hotel Palomar, take a rooftop Barre Bee Fit class or do rooftop flow yoga at Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar in San Diego. Or if you’re at 70 Park Avenue Hotel in New York City, check out a free mini iPad loaded with fitness apps and tutorials to create the perfect workout. Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants Gansevoort Hotel Group: When you stay at one of Gansevoort’s three properties (two in New York City and one in Turks and Caicos), you’ll have access to creative fitness classes at Exhale Mind Body Spa, a powerhouse in the fitness industry and creator of a line of DVDs for home exercisers. Class options include core fusion barre, core fusion cardio, core fusion sports and core fusion yoga in the spa’s fitness studios. Although you’ll have to pay for classes, you’ll get a $10 break on each one. For those staying in Turks and Caicos, you can also take advantage of the Get Fit hotel package, which includes core fusion classes in a beachfront, open-air pavilion, fusion massage, signature spa drink and healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish daily (rates start at $500/nightly based on double occupancy and four-night minimum stay). Gansevoort Hotel Group

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In the not-so-distant past, hotels offered little for fitness enthusiasts other than barebones, often run-down, fitness centers — if that.

In those situations, the lack of a designated workout space meant you might be relegated to doing lunges down the hallway, running up and down the stairs (with the constant fear of being locked out) or creating a mini-gym in your room.

Welcome to a new era in hotel fitness. In recent years, hotels have listened to the demands of fitness-minded travelers — 53% of road warriors say they always or often exercise on the road, with 52% calling the hotel gym their preferred workout locale, according to a TripAdvisor survey — and are upping the ante on their fitness offerings.

For starters, the number of hotels with fitness facilities — 84% to be exact — reached an all-time high in 2012, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association. That’s up from 63% in 2004.

But while fitness centers are nice, some hotels are pulling out all the stops to help guests stay fit and healthy.

Not one, but four chains on our list offer complimentary bike rental. Others have the option of booking rooms with gym equipment like ellipticals and stationary bikes — and for a couple, light equipment like exercise balls and yoga mats are standard for all guests. If you want to lighten your luggage, leave your workout clothes at home if you’re staying at certain of our selections: chains like Trump and Westin have you covered (check for availability, of course).

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TRYP by Wyndham

Get your fitness fix in private — in your room, no less — so you can exercise whenever the mood strikes. Just book a signature Fitness Room (you’ll have to pay slightly extra) at any one of the 100-plus TRYP locations around the world, and your room will come stocked with an exercise machine (like a stationary bike, elliptical machine or treadmill) and complimentary exercise clothing.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Staying fit at Fairmont requires little other than a phone call to the front desk where you can request Fairmont Fit. You’ll then get Reebok workout apparel and footwear, an MP3 player pre-loaded with music, and yoga mat and stretch band you can use during your stay. (You have to be a member of the President’s Club, which is free. When you register you’ll be asked to fill out your apparel sizes so that information is available to Fairmont staff when you call.) Love the fitness gear? You have the option to purchase it. Put that gear to work when you check out a free BMW Cruise Bike, available at Fairmont locations around the world. (President’s Club members get priority access.) Or if you’re lucky enough to stay at a location that offers this, take an innovative fitness class (fees might apply) like Aerial Yoga at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona where you use a hammock suspended from the ceiling, or Floating Yoga at the Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii’s Big Island where you do yoga on stand-up paddleboards.

Affinia Hotels

This boutique chain with locations in New York City and Washington, D.C. takes bike-friendliness to the next level. Not only do three Manhattan locations offer complimentary use of custom-made Affinia bikes, complete with helmet, lock and list of bike parking, but they also offer the services of a “bike counselor” who leads guests on guided city bike tours. On top of that, all Affinia locations offer free “experience kits” upon request, including a fitness kit (with yoga mat, stretching blocks, workout DVDS and more) and walking tour kit (with pre-loaded iPod Nano or Shuffle, city walking guide, pedometer and more). Guests at the Affinia Dumont also have access to an in-house nutritionist.

EVEN Hotels

It takes motivation — and the right environment — to maintain that fitness regime on the road. Enter EVEN Hotels, a wellness lifestyle hotel which will open its first four properties (two in New York City and one each in Maryland and Connecticut) in early 2014. While you’ll find nutritionally loaded menus and rooms designed with sleep in mind, you’ll also find a plethora of fitness options. All of the locations will feature a gym as well as a “flex room” with TV- and staff-led classes. In-room equipment like yoga mats, foam rollers and exercise balls will be standard in every room, and a “wellness wall” will list information about wellness options in and near the hotel, workout guides and staff recommendations for staying healthy on the road.

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Gansevoort Hotel Group

When you stay at one of Gansevoort’s three properties (two in New York City and one in Turks and Caicos), you’ll have access to creative fitness classes at Exhale Mind Body Spa, a powerhouse in the fitness industry and creator of a line of DVDs for home exercisers. Class options include core fusion barre, core fusion cardio, core fusion sports and core fusion yoga in the spa’s fitness studios. Although you’ll have to pay for classes, you’ll get a $10 break on each one. For those staying in Turks and Caicos, you can also take advantage of the Get Fit hotel package, which includes core fusion classes in a beachfront, open-air pavilion, fusion massage, signature spa drink and healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish daily (rates start at $500/nightly based on double occupancy and four-night minimum stay).

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

When it comes to keeping guests fit, Kimpton delivers like no other. The boutique hotel company stocks yoga mats in all guest rooms to accompany the complimentary 24-hour yoga channel. Go one step further, though, and ask for the free “roll-out” service. A Kimpton staff member will come to your room with flavored water and fresh fruit or a mix of dried fruit and nuts, get your mat ready and turn on the yoga channel. Feel like taking a bike ride or a run? Kimpton has partnered with PUBLIC bikes to offer complimentary bikes for any guest. Or take advantage of the free group runs and power walks offered at select locations. You can even find creative, cutting-edge fitness classes, many for free, at various locations. For instance, at Chicago’s Hotel Palomar, take a rooftop Barre Bee Fit class or do rooftop flow yoga at Kimpton’s Hotel Solamar in San Diego. Or if you’re at 70 Park Avenue Hotel in New York City, check out a free mini iPad loaded with fitness apps and tutorials to create the perfect workout.

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

It’s all about staying fit — literally — when you head to a Hyatt. While the chain’s StayFit program does promise state-of-the-art fitness facilities, it also features YogaAway, a system that allows you to “order” a yoga workout from an in-room entertainment unit. Most of the hotels also have a fitness concierge who can help you get workout gear (like swim goggles) and give you maps with designated running and walking routes. Some can even provide GPS watches so you don’t have to worry about getting lost when you log an outdoor sweat. Hungry? Choose healthy cuisine from the StayFit menu.

Westin Hotels and Resorts

Few hotels are as serious about fitness as Westin. For starters, you can book a signature WestinWORKOUT room (expect a slight upcharge), which comes with a treadmill or stationary bike, dumbbells, fitness DVDs, resistance bands and stability balls. Feel like exercising with others? Check out the RunWESTIN running program where a running concierge leads guests on scenic runs, usually past the city’s iconic landmarks. Or if you want to hit the pavement on your own, you can ask for three-mile and five-mile walking/running routes from the hotel. If you forgot to pack your running shoes or apparel, cough up $5, and you can borrow New Balance running shoes (with disposable insoles) and a variety of New Balance apparel for men and women. And for those who have signed up for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Westin offers VIP marathon packages.

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Sheraton Hotels and Resorts

Here’s a new twist — and a waist-friendly one at that — on room service: When you call the front desk at a Sheraton, you can ask for the complimentary Gym-In-A-Bag with tools to help you log a good sweat. You’ll get a book packed with exercises, mat, resistance band, massage stick and foam roller. Once you have those in your room, flip on the TV and head to the in-room, on-demand fitness videos and online training programs from Core Performance, a company that designs programs for athletes of all levels. And if you have to order room service, Sheraton’s Color Your Plate program features meals generally under 500 calories with a minimum of three colors from fruits and veggies, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats.

Element Hotels

Pedal off those vacation calories when you stay at Starwood’s eco-wise brand. Through a program called Bikes-to-Borrow, you can cruise the local area on a complimentary bike. If Mother Nature isn’t cooperating, head to the fitness center where you’ll find pedal-powered charging stations, allowing you to charge your electronic devices with your own sweat.

Trump Hotel Collection

Call it a luxurious way to maintain your fitness. Thanks to Trump’s new wellness program, you can request equipment like yoga mats, stretch bands and light weights for use in your room. Forgot your workout gear? Trump has you covered, offering Under Armour footwear and apparel, even a pre-loaded iPod Shuffle. (Become a member of Trump Card Privileges Program, which is free to join, and your wellness experience will be customized, meaning that the iPod could come with some of your favorite music.) Or just ask for maps of local running or walking routes. In-room menus have also been revamped through the wellness program to provide healthy (including vegan, gluten-free and organic) selections.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

This luxury brand stands out not so much because of companywide fitness offerings — most Four Seasons have state-of-the-art gyms with classes and personal trainers — but because of individual touches at its different locations. If you’re in Scottsdale, Ariz., take advantage of guided hikes to nearby Pinnacle Peak (pictured). If you’re visiting Whistler, B.C., for the Ironman Canada, use the free bike washing stations, tuning kits and storage. (Four Seasons Whistler also has a ski concierge.) Don’t have time to hit the gym in Beverly Hills? Use the custom personal training app on your in-room iPad. Going for a morning run in Boston? Borrow workout clothes, running shoes and a jogging map on your way out, and get a towel and water when you return. In fact, several Four Seasons hotels will lend you workout clothes, so you don’t have to worry about what do with those sweaty socks while traveling.

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