It was darn cold that morning I was Guest of the Day at the Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee, and I was loathe to go the off-site fitness center. When I arrived at the incredible, mega-size FitNation that is open to hotel guests I was ready to move to Gurnee.
So many hotels, even those at high price points and without space constraints, do a half-ass job on fitness centers.
The next day I was at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Minneapolis Bloomington and with their typical budget hotel tiny gym I was missing that cold trek to FitNation.
Or the classic dumbbells in the closet at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley.
I like that off-site hotel gyms get me out of the hotel into the local community. Similarly, I almost never eat at hotel restaurants.
Readers, what’s your take? On-site gym if its going to be half-ass or off-site and have to make the hike?