Hyatt gets the nod as a highly recommended hotel in Columbus because it houses one of the better onsite hotel gyms and is also a 10-minute walk to the Arena District Athletic Club, a fabulous downtown Columbus fitness facility. The hotel is also super convenient for those in town for a convention. It's connected to the city's facility! Guest quarters are enlivened by colorful orange and white tones and appealing views. Hyatt's "Grand-Beds" with pillowtop mattresses and comfy sheets are the rooms' best feature. Wireless internet (fee applies) is an added perk along with minifridges.
The gym is well appointed with its big flat screen TV and high end cardio selection. The dumbbells and Synergy 360 multi-station will satisfy many. Others can hoof it ten minutes to Arena for their pulse-raising session. Upright cyclists especially will want to make the commute since Hyatt doesn't stock any upright bikes in its gym.
Lap swimmers should walk 5 minutes to the YMCA ($15/day with free pass potential) or hop in a car and head to either The Ohio State University Recreational Pools ($10/day - 10 minute drive) or the Columbus Aquatic Center ($5/day - 6 minute drive).