This huge, two-building accommodation is far from boutique and not our favorite Frankfurt property, but it does have some appeal and is worth your consideration. Probably its best feature is its across-the-street location from the river, which provides easy access to the riverside paths for walkers and joggers (year round, of course).
Intercontinetal's lobby-level gym is an uninspiring hodge-podge of old and older equipment. The workout space is large but dimly lit and disorganized, a few machines here and there, a few more around a corner, a few others around another corner, etc. Access is complimentary and available 24/7, but we wish the equipment lineup was more impressive. There are a few machines here to assist with a sweat, we just wouldn't want to spend more than one or two workouts inside.
Similar to the exercise facility, the rest of the accommodation is mundane and very average despite luxury-level pricing. When a hotel asks guests to pay more for their property than others in the area, we expect a unique location, stimulating quarters or superior amenities to justify the higher rate. We found none of the above here. Toggle through the photos and you'll see that this Intercontinental could be any other mid-tier hotel in the city, with standard floorplans and simple décor.
Bottom Line: Because there are so few appealing Frankfurt hotels for athletic-minded travelers, Intercontinental makes our cut.