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Travel with a Towel: San Diego Hotel Gyms

Once you’ve arrived in San Diego for the ultimate summer stay, relaxation sinks in. Ditching routines is encouraged, and lavish dining on top of endless sun-soaking is required. But not all habits have to get thrown out the window. In a city that boasts the bikini as a main fashion component, keeping toned as you travel is as essential as your sunscreen.

Discover ten San Diego hotels with fully-equipped fitness centers.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego – Downtown

Have no fear showing skin in America's Finest City. The Fitness Center at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego features top cardio equipment with individually mounted TVs, strength training equipment and a free weight area, open 24 hours daily. The fitness center includes locker rooms and a spa relaxation lounge, and guests are provided with fresh towels and water. For serious fitness fanatics, an Ezia Executive Fitness Membership offers package savings with hotel-wide privileges, exclusive discounts, personal training sessions and spa treatments. You won’t be without coaching, sports therapy, nutrition and more.

Palomar San Diego – Downtown

This design-forward downtown hotel features an onsite Fitness Center as well as a heated outdoor pool. From rigorous strength training to swimming laps, the hotel has a handful of options to keep you moving. The 24-hour Fitness Center features three Life Fitness treadmills with individual TV screens, two Life Fitness stationary bikes, weight machines, a full selection of free weights and weight bench, balance balls, floor-to-ceiling views of 5th avenue along with water cooler, towels and headphones. Finish with a swim in the outdoor heated pool.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa – La Jolla

This rancho-style hotel has a keen attention to detail, spanning from the amenities to the gym. The Fitness Center provides endless opportunities to stay in shape. Guests can whittle that waist with Life Fitness training equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes and stretching accessories. For added rejuvenation, the heated pool or Jacuzzi at Estancia boast theraputic healing effects. The Fitness Center is open from 6am to 10pm daily.

The US Grant – Downtown

Located on the historic lower level of The US Grant Hotel, guests can break a sweat in the complimentary Fitness Center with exercise machines and amenities. The on-site gym offers TechnoGym cardio equipment including treadmills, stair climbers, ski machines and a stationary bike, as well as Hampton free weights and a Radient weight machine. A designated stretching area provides warm-up and cool-down equipment, while towels, fresh fruit and water are all available. The Fitness Center is open 24-hours daily.  

Loews Coronado Bay Resort – Coronado

For health-conscious travelers and Hotel Club members, the Fitness Center at Loews features weight-training equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and personal training. The Aerobic Studio welcomes guests on the spring loaded floors for a variety of classes including BOSU cardio, yoga, kickboxing and spinning. Before you head back to the beach, sooth the soul with the health spa facilities including a steam room, sauna and relaxation lounge.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Downtown

This waterfront hotel boasts a state-of-the art Precor fitness facility that offers cardio equipment strength training equipment, free weights and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Guests can even take off on the jogging/walking track and later decompress at Spa Aquazul. For fitness class fans, there’s a wide selection, from Yoga Foundations to TRX Suspension Training Camp or Marina Jog and Stairs. The Fitness Center is open 7 days a week from 5:30am to 10pm.

Hotel Indigo Del Mar – Del Mar

This brand new property offers guests the latest in fitness in their 24-hour complimentary Fitness Center. Feel the burn with bathing suit-body in mind on the hotel’s treadmills, bikes, free weights, universal weight system, steam room and locker room. Exercisers will find plenty of space for stretching, as well as massage services available through the day spa.

Andaz San Diego Hotel– Downtown

Vacationing at Andaz San Diego leaves no excuse to avoid the gym. Their 24-hour Fitness Center offers Life Fitness equipment, elliptical machines, free weights and core exercise equipment to keep you in peak shape. Need some distraction? The equipment features individual LCD monitors. Step it up with On Demand Workouts, offering certified and insured trainers for made-to-order exercise plans, team building or wellness services in a private, semi-private or group setting. These workouts can be held in guest rooms, meeting rooms, outdoors or the fitness center. Classes available on-site include Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, Circuit Training, Urban Hike/Run and more.

La Valencia Hotel – La Jolla

Your La Jolla luxury getaway includes a 24-hour Fitness Center with treadmills, stair machines, stationary bikes, free weights and a massage room where spa services can be arranged. La Valencia features the On Demand Workout program with the area’s best trainers creating a unique fitness and wellness program under the La Jolla sun. Private sessions are available upon request, or guests can take part in group classes like Urban Hike/Run, Yoga, Urban Bootcamp, Core Circuit, Running Coach and more.

Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort and Spa – Rancho Bernardo

This lavish property with landscaped walkways and country estate-inspiration also features a state-of-the-art Workout Facility with strength training and cardio equipment. Guests have access to the circuit equipment, treadmills, Stairmasters, Lifecycles and flat-screen TVs on all cardio machines. The 2,500 square-foot Spa Pool makes for an ideal approach to aqua cardio. Or, swing away on the California Championship 18-hole Golf Course.

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