LOS ANGELES — The Houstonian in Houston, TX; the Park Hyatt at Bellevue in Philadelphia; and the Four Seasons in San Francisco topped the list of the 2006 Best Hotel Gyms in the United States.

Athletic-Minded Traveler, a southern California-based active lifestyle media company that operates a healthy travel site on the Web, released the rankings after research on more than 3,000 hotels and anonymous personal tours. Selection criteria included facility size, equipment quantities, multi-sport options (e.g., lap pool, sport court, etc.) and overall ambiance/atmosphere. To be considered as a hotel gym, the facility must have been located on hotel property or within an adjacent building.

2006 Best Hotel Gyms In the United States

  • Houstonian (Houston)
  • Park Hyatt at Bellevue (Philadelphia)
  • Four Seasons (San Francisco)
  • Embassy Suites Lakefront (Chicago)
  • Venetian (Las Vegas)
  • Bellevue Club (Bellevue, WA)
  • Inn at Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
  • Grand Hotel (Minneapolis)
  • JW Marriott (Orlando)
  • Ritz Carlton Boston Common (Boston)
  • Le Parker Meridien (New York)

Source: Athletic-Minded Traveler