Westin SF, Market Street

  • amidon7

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    Oct 06, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    Hi guys,

    This is my first de novo forum post, so please be kind if I'm breaking any house rules.

    I'm travelling to San Francisco in three weeks time and will be staying at the Westin just off Market Street. I have been looking for reviews of the hotel gym there and they are very mixed. I am hoping for a more objective review here. Have any of you worked out there and is it well equipped? I'm in SF for a week, so will need to use a gym at least 4 times. My essential weight equipment requirements are, dumbells up to 25kg, a good selection of barbells, weights AND a squat rack.

    Also, do you think I'd just be better off getting a week's membership at a gym? I've heard good things about Club One.

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    Michael.
  • Ironman4U

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    Oct 07, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    I don't know about the Westin's gym or Club One. The defacto gay gym in SF is Fitness SF (formerly Gold's) with two locations in the city if you want to workout with a couple hundred gay men.
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    Oct 07, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    please don't spend your precious SF hours in a gym . . . walk about, see the City, go to the Opera with me . . .
  • amidon7

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    Oct 07, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    Ironman4U saidI don't know about the Westin's gym or Club One. The defacto gay gym in SF is Fitness SF (formerly Gold's) with two locations in the city if you want to workout with a couple hundred gay men.


    Thanks for the tip. I wasn't looking specifically for a gay gym, but I can tell you're not actually trying to sell the Fitness SF experience to me icon_smile.gif
  • amidon7

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    Oct 07, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    noren saidplease don't spend your precious SF hours in a gym . . . walk about, see the City, go to the Opera with me . . .


    What a truly lovely offer. You're on! It's a work trip, so I won't have much time for pleasure or sightseeing. However, the opera sounds great. Not a Wagner fan here, unfortunately, though I'd love to be able to say I am.

    Moby Dick, on the other hand ...
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    Oct 07, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Really... I haven't stayed in that particular place. But you can get a great workout in SF just running some of the hills and absorbing some of the culture at the same time.
  • amidon7

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    Oct 07, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidReally... I haven't stayed in that particular place. But you can get a great workout in SF just running some of the hills and absorbing some of the culture at the same time.


    I can't run and absorb at the same time. I'm usually sweating too profusely.
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    Oct 07, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    The Y at 387 Golden Gate Ave. is also very well equipped and is close to Market Street and not to far from Union Square.

    Not that I have so much experience, but I've never seen a squat rack or barbells at a hotel gym. Cardio equipment, dum bells and one of those multi purpose pulling/pressing machines is all I remember.
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    Oct 08, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    24 Hour Fitness Bay Street (after 4pm)
    24 Hour Fitness Van Ness (early AM, and after 4pm)

    That's where the hottest guys are to be found (if you're going to spend time in the gym while in SF)
  • amidon7

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    Oct 12, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    Thanks guys icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 12, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    noren saidplease don't spend your precious SF hours in a gym . . . walk about, see the City, go to the Opera with me . . .
    This!

    San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, to be here for a limited time and spend it inside a smelly over priced gym is a sin! There are so many things you could see after work and so much night life to enjoy, I would say consider walking where ever you want to end up and chalk that up to your workout for the week. If you've not been here before or don't know when you're be coming back, don't waste the time working out. Give your body a break and take in the cultural, architectural, theatrical, geographical and gayical (is that a word? LOL) aspects of the City by the Bay and whatever you do, DON'T call it Frisco! (Locals hate it and it's a dead give away that you're a visitor). Enjoy.
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    Oct 16, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
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    noren saidplease don't spend your precious SF hours in a gym . . . walk about, see the City, go to the Opera with me . . .
    This!

    San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, to be here for a limited time and spend it inside a smelly over priced gym is a sin! There are so many things you could see after work and so much night life to enjoy, I would say consider walking where ever you want to end up and chalk that up to your workout for the week. If you've not been here before or don't know when you're be coming back, don't waste the time working out. Give your body a break and take in the cultural, architectural, theatrical, geographical and gayical (is that a word? LOL) aspects of the City by the Bay and whatever you do, DON'T call it Frisco! (Locals hate it and it's a dead give away that you're a visitor). Enjoy.


    I have stayed at the Westin St. Francis SF, nice hotel and great location at Union Square. And I agree, enjoy your time there, it's a beautiful city. And believe me if you start walking up and down the hills you will get an awesome workout.