Skip to main content

Keep Your Fitness Focus at These Healthy Hotels in Arlington

You may have your usual fitness routine at home: Morning workout, green smoothie, healthy lunch, etc. But as soon as you head out of town, this routine is thrown out of whack. Flight delays, airport lunches, post-meeting drinks and small hotel gyms throw a wrench into your health and fitness regime.

Well that won’t be the case on your next Arlington trip. In 2018 and 2019, Arlington was named the fittest city in the USA by the American College of Sports Medicine. This lively urban destination just across from Washington, D.C., has a bevy of health food restaurants, hundreds of gyms and fitness studios, and hotel fitness programs and healthy menus designed to keep you fit while on the road. Here is just a sampling of Arlington’s health-conscious hotels.

Residence Inn Arlington Ballston and Courthouse

Runners can take advantage of Residence Inn’s mapped running routes, which highlight Arlington’s nearly 100 miles of paved running, walking and biking trails. A partnership with Under Armour, the MapMyFitness app features local routes, or you can go offline and ask the front desk for running route. If the gym is more your thing, the Residence Inn Arlington Ballston has a 24-hour fitness center and a heated indoor swimming pool (hours vary). The Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse also features a 24-hour gym and an indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool (hours vary).

Guests will start their days with complimentary breakfast, including healthful staples like hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal and fresh fruit. Health conscious groups can work with the Catering Sales Managers to create custom menus.

gym at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
Residence Inn Arlington Ballston gym

Hilton Arlington

Adjacent to the Ballston Metro Station, the Hilton Arlington is a great hotel choice for wellness-minded travelers. The hotel has an onsite gym and healthy meal options for guests. The hotel team also provides walking and running maps upon request. The Hilton Arlington even offers two packages for active guests: “Bike the City,” which features bike maps, two Capital Bikeshare passes and a snack; and the “Go Green DC,” which includes two Capital Bikeshare passes, two day access Metro passes, and maps.

Just a block from the Hilton is Ballston Quarter, an exciting new urban destination featuring several healthy restaurants, fitness studios and the expansive Onelife Fitness gym.

Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna at Dan & Brads restaurant at Hilton Arlington at Ballston
Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna at Hilton Arlington Ballston

Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn

Located in the heart of the Rosslyn neighborhood, the Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn prides itself on being guests’ home away from home. Guests can enjoy the following healthy amenities:

  • A 24-hour gym with cardio machines, free weights, yoga mats and cross-training equipment
  • Partnerships with local businesses and gyms to offer the most to guests
  • Healthy meal options for breakfast and dinner in the in-house bistro
  • Personalized catering menu options for groups and events
  • Special diet accommodations and restaurant suggestions
  • Running route information and free monthly class information
Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn hotel gym
Cardio Equipment at Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn

The Westin Arlington Gateway and The Westin Crystal City

Westin hotels focus on healthy travel, with amenities like the workout Gear Lending program in partnership with New Balance, Run Concierge local running maps, and EatWell menus with fresh, healthy fare. The Westin Crystal City Reagan National Airport is one block from the Crystal City Metro Station and near many of the neighborhood’s attractions, allowing you to easily get your steps in for the day. The property also features an onsite, 24-hour gym.

Its sister property, The Westin Arlington Gateway, is located in the heart of the Ballston neighborhood and within walking distance of several fitness studios and healthy restaurants. This property features a 24-hour WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio with cardio equipment, free weights and cross training machines. It also has a heated indoor pool and whirlpool.

Author: Talia Salem