If you have already live and breathe sports, why not add hotels on your list that cater to your sports enthusiasm? You can do it now with a handful of hotels around the world that cater specifically to the needs and tastes of sports fans.
From rooms that overlook major league baseball stadiums to a posh suite with a private basketball court, here are five of the best hotels for sports lovers.
Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel – Canada
Baseball fans will want to check in to this Canadian hotel adjacent to the Rogers Centre. Seventy of the property’s guest suites and room overlook the field where the Blue Jays play, so you can enjoy a game from the comfort of your hotel — no separate ticket required. You can also book a private skybox suite for you and up to 30 of your friends or enjoy a meal at Arriba Lounge, which also overlooks the stadium.
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – New Zealand
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs on the North Island is a mix of styles: Greek revival, a South Carolina plantation house, and an East Hampton summer cottage; it scored perfectly in the design category for its blend of blues and blonds with dark-oak English and European antiques.
The Lodge at Sea Island – Georgia, USA
Of the several hotel options on Sea Island, Georgia, the Lodge is a favorite among golfers, surrounded by the fairways. It appears like an intimate European small hotel, but with Southern hospitality, Atlantic beaches, and A-1 golf included.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica – Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Monkeys swing from trees by your room, and large lizards climb up onto your balcony at this resort that’s full of families. Decorated in neutral colors with blue and green accents, suites resembling tree houses have contemporary furniture and local art.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island – South Carolina, USA
Barely ten years old, The Sanctuary already feels like a classic resort—surrounded by towering live oak and facing the Atlantic (nine out of ten rooms face the water and have balconies). Off the ten-mile stretch of beach, 5 championship golf courses, 24 tennis courts, and 6 pools keep guests active while rooms retain a calm, sophisticated Plantation style ambience.
Hardwood Suite at Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
According to the hotel website, this luxury suite at the Palms Casino Resort is for “ballers only”. It has 10,000 square feet of space over two floors, including a 30-by-30-foot indoor basketball court. There’s also a private bar and lounge area, pool table, professional locker room, and three extra fold-down “NBA-sized” beds, so that all your friends have a place to crash.
St. Regis Aspen Resort – Colorado, USA
St. Regis Aspen Resort is also home to the recently renovated Remède Spa. Champagne and chocolate abound in an indulgent sanctuary furnished with an oxygen lounge, hot tubs, steam caves, and cold plunges. The new Farm-to-Massage-Table treatment activates all five senses, with massage, exfoliation, rich, natural body butter, and sweet snacks.
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain – Colorado, USA
Spa Anjali at the LEED Silver–certified Westin Riverfront Resort encourages each visitor to choose a treatment journey with services inspired by the distinctive traditions of the Rockies, Himalayas or Alps. The Rocky Mountain option incorporates a River Stone Massage, Red Clover and Mountain Honey Body Mask, and Ponderosa Pine Therapy session. A saline lap pool, three infinity hot tubs, yoga classes, and fantastic and friendly staff complete a day of indulgence.
Holiday Inn Parramatta – NSW, Australia
Holiday Inn Parramatta accommodation has leisure facilities that feature heated outdoor pool and spa, available for year-round use. There is onsite gymnasium is equipped with exercise machines, a weights section and two LCD TV screens. The facility is a free service to all hotel guests and it is available from 5am to 11pm, 7 days a week.