The Best Hotels to Book for the New York City Marathon
The Peninsula New York
The Peninsula New York is perfect for anyone looking for the quintessential New York experience. A six-minute walk from the finish line, the hotel is not only conveniently located near the race, it's also close to sightseeing musts like Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, and Broadway shows. Fair warning: This place is nothing short of luxe, so while it's an amazing experience, it comes with a price tag to match.
6 Columbus, a SIXTY Hotel
Situated right in the heart of Columbus Circle, the hip 6 Columbus, a SIXTY Hotel, is just a short walk from the marathon finish line, making it ideal for both spectators and runners. The hotel also houses the uptown location of Blue Ribbon Sushi, which means that if you're running, you've got the perfect place to celebrate your finish right at your fingertips. This hotel is also conveniently located right next to Whole Foods, so your dining options are super solid.
New York Hilton Midtown
Since the New York Hilton Midtown is just a short walk from the finish line, it makes an ideal home base for those traveling for the race. The hotel also has a partnership with PRIV, which allows guests to book private in-room massages and restorative yoga classes—perfect for the day after the marathon.
Kimpton Hotel Eventi
This hotel is located in Chelsea, a neighborhood that's still near the race, but a little more removed from the action. The Kimpton Hotel Eventi will be holding a special post-marathon wine hour on the day of the marathon, and will have a trainer onsite for stretching and recovery exercises.
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A great spot for spectators, Hotel 48LEX provides easy access to the First Avenue portion of the race, and isn't too far from the finish line, either. By NYC standards, the prices are reasonable—and for most rooms, breakfast is included.
The Sheraton Hotel Times Square
One of the official accommodations of the marathon, the Sheraton Times Square is offering reduced rates to those who are participating in the race. Combine that with its incredibly convenient location and proximity to almost all subway lines, and this one's a no-brainer.
Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park
For those who want to be closer to the starting line (that early a.m. wake-up can be tough), the Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park is a great choice. Plus, you'll pay less staying in this area than you would in Manhattan. Fun fact: The hotel is also pet-friendly, so if you're bringing Fido along, you'll be set.
Westin Times Square
Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan
The Kimberly Hotel
Though it's a little bit farther from the finish line, the Kimberly Hotel, located on 50th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, is still reasonably close for runners—and it may even be ideal for spectators who want to watch the race but who don't want to stay in the middle of all the hubbub. Known for its lively rooftop bar, this is also a great hotel for those who want to unwind over a few drinks.
For those looking for a budget option, the Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side could be good fit. It's just 10 blocks north of the finish line, so guests will find it easy to get right into the middle of the action, but just as easy to escape it. Bonus: It's just two blocks away from Central Park and the Museum of Natural History.
The Andaz Wall Street
This hotel is right near the Staten Island Ferry port, which brings you to the starting line on the morning of the race. The Andaz Wall Street also boasts proximity to downtown attractions like One World Observatory and the Statue of Liberty if you're up for some pre- or post-race cultural excursions.
Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Located in Hell's Kitchen, the Kimpton Ink48 is offering a special marathon package from November 1 to 6 for those running the race. The package includes a $100 spa credit, a $25 food and beverage credit, and a marathon survival kit packed with band-aids, Gatorade, and other race essentials.
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