There is no dearth of hotels in the Big Apple. We've selected a few that offer amenities of interest to the sophisticated traveler who exercises regularly or loves being pampered. The hotels here all offer great fitness or spa facilities, luxury accommodations, and excellent service. We are offering you facts like pool length because we hate the disappointment of a dipping pool when we planned on swimming laps. Location matters, too: we'll tell you which hotels make it easy to get to a run or leisurely meander through Central Park. We offer trainers in that category who can show you the trails and help you pick up your pace.
New Yorkers divide religiously along East Side/West Side
lines. But occasionally they are known to travel to the Other
Side. If you find yourself in such an unlikely position, you
might take a cross-town bus: they run along 66th/67th Streets,
72nd, 86th, 96th, and 110th. These are, however, some of the
slowest buses in the MTA's roster, famously clocked at an
average of about four miles per hour. So you might also
consider walking, enjoying the park along the way, and
grinning as you pass the bus unloading its charges.