Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows 4.0

Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California
A skylight and ample windows keep the fitness center at the Fairmont Miramar bright and airy.

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 A skylight and ample windows keep the fitness center at the Fairmont Miramar bright and airy.
A skylight and ample windows keep the fitness center at the Fairmont Miramar bright and airy. With floor-to-ceiling windows and top-of-the-line equipment, the Terranea's large fitness center feels more like a full-service club than a typical hotel gym. The Terranea also has a separate exercise studio with spinner bikes. The Beverly Hilton's Fitness Center by Precor, added in 2006, is bright and open, despite the lack of windows. There are seven treadmills, four elliptical machines, and three bicycles, all with individual TV screens. The spacious, sun-bathed fitness center at the Loews Santa Monica has a separate spin class/yoga/aerobic studio, free fruit and fruit-enhanced water, and a locker room with a sauna and steam room. The Technogym cardio equipment features personal TV screens and iPod docking stations. Full gym access, including classes, costs $10 per day. The 2,500-square-foot, 24-hour SLS gym has four treadmills, five elliptical machines, two upright bikes, and one recumbent bike -- all with personal TV monitors -- and an enormous assortment of weight machines, weights, and balls. Even the stretching mats and exercise balls at the SLS fitness center match the hotel's aesthetic. Personal training sessions are available; trainers are overseen by celebrity fitness instructor Harley Pasternak, whose clients include Kanye West and Halle Berry. Among the Sofitel's top features is its 5,000-square-foot spa and fitness center -- so well equipped that locals can buy memberships to use the facilities. The SoFit fitness center is just a few years old and has dozens of Life Fitness cardio and weight machines. The Peninsula's excellent fitness center has 10 cardio machines (each with a personal TV screen), free weights, strength-training machines, and thoughtful bonuses like free water bottles, Gatorade, and earphones. The Sofitel's SoFit center gym has an slick modern look befitting its fashion- and entertainment-industry crowd. Although the London's indoor gym is small and cramped, its outdoor rooftop fitness area, with a treadmill, a recumbent bike, and two yoga mats, offers superb city views for exercisers. The Beverly Wilshire's huge fitness center has one floor devoted to cardio, with over a dozen TechnoGym machines with individual TVs. The 2nd floor is dedicated to strength training, with a vast array of weight machines; there's also a large, tranquil room set aside for yoga. Water, Gatorade, and fruit are free at the Beverly Wilshire fitness center. The only thing that's missing is 24-hour access -- the gym is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.