07/30/2012 07:58 am ET Updated Sep 29, 2012

Hotels Where Olympic Heroes Have Checked In (PHOTOS)

It may seem like all they do is train, train and train some more, but Olympians have to sleep at some point. When they do, they often wind up crashing at some of the nicest hotels around the world.

We have found these spots, where the regimen ends and the carbo-loading begins, where years of practice depend on one good night of sleep. Where everything must be just so. Comfort, it turns out, matters a great deal when you have to be superhuman in the morning.

Here are the hotels where Olympians have slept, celebrated and even thrown a few punches!

-- Jane Reynolds,