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What You Won't See in Hotel Fitness Centers (Anymore)

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  Site Where: 49 East Sunnyside Lane [map], Irvington, NY, United States
April 2, 2012 at 4:44 PM | by | Comments (3)

What don't hotels have these days? They've got libraries, art galleries, luggage robots, pilates studios, cantilevered pools...you get the idea. But it wasn't until this weekend that we encountered a hotel amenity that has almost gone extinct—that of the racquetball court.

Racquetball courts are typically found in older, resort-like hotels in areas that aren't known for beaches or much hot weather at all. The fun and fitness mostly happens indoors, and if you're at a hotel with a racquetball court, it also means you're likely not leaving the property.

We came across one of these rare extras this weekend, at the Tarrytown House in Irvington, NY. We paid $286 plus tax for two nights and the fitness center was definitely the highlight of the place. We weren't there for a bar mitzvah, wedding or family reunion, so racquetball it was! Maybe Even Hotels will consider bringing back the racquetball court? We'd play!

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