By Expedia Team, on May 18, 2018

Blogger Picks: Hotels with High-Spec Gyms

“While many relish taking a deserved break away from the gym, for die-hard fitness enthusiasts it’s not so easy. This is especially true when travelling, as finding somewhere to work out – and practically fitting it in – can be challenging. The solution is fairly simple – staying at a hotel that has top-notch gym facilities. Here are some recommendations from our guest bloggers.

Our panel:

– Cat, Body with Mind
– Reena, The Lifestyle Enthusiast
– Kristen, Brave Ski Mom
– Annie, Tales of Annie Bean
– Sam, Strawberry Squeeze
– Heather, Heather on her Travels

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Axel Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

the gym at axel hotel, barcelona

Chosen by: Cat from Body with Mind

Axel Hotel Barcelona & Urban Spa has one of the best gyms of any hotel in Barcelona. I always find hotel gyms to be small and a little bit pokey, but the Axel Hotel has one of the biggest gyms I’ve ever seen in any hotel. If you’re looking for somewhere to get your cardio workout in, they’ve got everything from treadmills to cross-trainers. For those that prefer strength training, there’s plenty of weight machines, dumbbells, and kettlebells. As someone that likes to keep on top of my training while travelling, it’s an amazing hotel to get your sweat on. Plus it has the added bonus of a spa, so you can treat yourself after a hard session.”

Have a look at our hotels in Barcelona page for more options.

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Hotel Mousai, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

the gym at hotel mousai

Chosen by: Reena from The Lifestyle Enthusiast

“With giant ‘pillowy’ beds, 24-hour butler service, 270-degree sea and jungle views from your bedroom, as well as a private gold-tiled jacuzzi on your bedroom balcony terrace, Hotel Mousai is the most perfect abode for travellers in search of true serenity. Sitting between tropical jungle and flour-soft sandy beach, this hotel is a little beauty that you won’t easily forget. As well as seamless design, opulent amenities, complimentary yoga sessions and the gorgeous rooftop swimming pool, you’ll be blown away by the enormous gym where, from almost every exercise machine, you have endless views of the deliciously blue Pacific Ocean.”

Have a look at our hotels in Puerto Vallarta page for more options.

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Westin Denver International Airport, Denver

swimming pool with a view at westin denver international airport

Chosen by: Kristen from Brave Ski Mom

“The Westin Denver International Airport (DIA) features dynamic architecture, luxurious, quiet rooms and a dream location adjacent to DIA’s soaring main terminal. But it’s the expansive, modern and comprehensive fitness studio with views of the Rocky Mountains that sells the property. No workout clothes? Westin will loan you some, including clean shoes with new insoles.”

Have a look at our hotels in Denver page for more options.

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Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach, California

surfer coming out the sea at sunset on huntington beach

Chosen by: Annie from Tales of Annie Bean

Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, nuzzled in the heart of the action at America’s finest, Huntington Beach, California, is the ultimate surfing accommodation hotspot. Even though you can easily exercise outdoors in Surf City – by going surfing, or borrowing a yoga mat or cruiser from reception – the hotel has a state of the art gym. The best thing about it, regardless of the equipment – and your complimentary headphones and green apples – is that it has its very own climbing wall. Situated through the patio doors of the gym, you can head outside and soak up that California sunshine, whilst taking yourself for a climb!”

Have a look at our hotels in Huntington Beach page for more options.

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Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa, Dartmoor, Plymouth

outdoor area and pool at boringdon hall hotel and spa

Chosen by: Sam from Strawberry Squeeze

“Gaia Spa is a wellness spa set in the grounds of the Grade I listed 16th century country manor Boringdon Hall on the edge of Dartmoor, Plymouth. This hidden-gem has a fully air-conditioned, state of the art gym with wide selection of cardio vascular and resistance equipment, plus the option of highly personalised workout schedules using free weights and pulleys. The best part? This gym has limited access, so you’re never in an overcrowded gym.”

Have a look at our hotels in Plymouth page for more options.

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Kurhotel Skodsborg, Skodsborg, Demark

the ocean view at kurhotel skodsborg

Chosen by: Heather from Heather on her Travels

Kurhotel Skodsborg is a leading luxury Nordic spa hotel, just a short train ride from Copenhagen. The hotel is seductively relaxing with views of the ocean and a private jetty where guests can swim. There’s an impressive spa and state of the art fitness facilities with a rooftop gym and terrace where classes are held. The hotel specialises in cross-fit, offering classes and activities that include sea swimming, cycling in the forest and yoga. It’s a perfect hotel to combine health, fitness and wellbeing with seeing the sights of Copenhagen.”

Have a look at our hotels in Copenhagen page for more options.”