In this day and age, it’s no longer acceptable for a hotel to have a few worn down treadmills for guests. Oh, no. Guests expect to have their home gym available while they’re on vacation and especially when traveling for business. And generally, as a city, San Francisco does not slack on the workouts. So what do you get when you combine the two? Hotels with state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness centers, passes to local studio classes around town and plenty of bikes to ride around town. Here are our top five favorite hotel gyms in the entire seven-by-seven area.
Address55 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Neighborhood: Union Square
55 5th St.
Telephone: (415) 453-8555
This hotel’s 24-hour fitness center includes state of the art Technogym cardio machines, including an ARKE wall full of medicine balls, clubs, and more weight training tricks. It’s a great place for any gym rat, but it’s not your only option. Hotel guests are treated to daily and weekly discounted passes ($10) to any SF Fitness location across the city, from the Castro to the Fillmore, which includes any fitness classes. Back at the hotel proper, you’ll find the recently launched Wellness program with Well + Away to create 5 guestrooms packed to the gills with wellness goodies, including minibars stocked with Vitalbars. It’s all about whole body wellness at this trendy hotel downtown.
Address580 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
580 Geary St.
Telephone: (800) 227-4223
It may seem odd to include a hotel that doesn’t actually have a fitness center on this list. But the Alise Pineapple does have cruisers to borrow, along with helmets and locks—and let’s be honest, cruising on a cruiser up San Francisco’s hills is probably the biggest workout you could ask for. Of course, you could go for a slightly mellower ride and follow “the Wiggle” designated bike path to Golden Gate Park for a picnic.
Address335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Neighborhood: Union Square
335 Powell St.
Telephone: (415) 397-7000
With a recently completed renovation, the WestinWorkout Fitness Studio is ready for hour-long iron pumping sessions. Six thousand-square-feet are filled with the latest equipment from PreCor Ellipticals to Powermill Climbers. It’s complementary to guests and open 24 hours a day. Forgot your running shoes at home? How about all your workout gear? It’s not a problem here. The Westin St. Francis has teamed up with New Balance to supply shoes, apparel, and accessories to guests through a loan program. If that sounds icky, it’s not. The running shoes come with brand new disposable insoles and clothes get a thorough washing after every use. The socks, however, are yours to keep. It’s a small $5 fee per person.
And if having a beautiful, 24-hour gym and rental gear is not enough motivation, the hotel also has tailored running maps through their concierge desk so you can explore the city while getting your heart rate up. Seriously, they couldn’t make it easier.
Address2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
2 New Montgomery St.
Telephone: (415) 512-1111
Yet another beautiful fitness center remodel also included a 60’x20’ indoor pool that looks like an indoor oasis. Stone tile and chaise lounges read ultimate relaxation after running a few laps while a nearby whirlpool will help ease sore muscles after an intense workout. And if this sounds like more relaxing than calorie burning, fear not. The new fitness center has an extra 800 square feet of room, including a separate room for cardio training and a floor exercise with an expansive mirrored wall to keep an eye on your form. But back to the luxury, which extends to the newly remodeled changing rooms, complete with marble bath areas, spa showers, and a fresh, clean design.
Address2901 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Neighborhood: Pac Heights
2901 Pacific Ave.
Telephone: (415) 346-2880
In addition to a 24-hour fitness center with all the bells and whistles, Hotel Drisco also offers bikes, complete with helmets, backpacks, and locks, ready to ride around the city on adventures. They also doll out complimentary passes to the nearby Presidio YMCA where guests can get in on yoga and pilates classes as well as guided hikes through the Presidio. You can also reap the benefits of an indoor pool, a hot tub, basketball and tennis courts.