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The Best Hotels to Book for the New York City Marathon

6 Columbus, a SIXTY Hotel

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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 a Whole Foods, so your dining options are super solid.


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New York Hilton Midtown

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The New York Hilton Midtown is the official host of the New York City Marathon, which means they're especially well-prepared to accommodate runners. Just a short walk from the finish line, it's a prime spot to rest up pre-race and recharge afterwards. The property's in-house restaurant also hosts a carb-loading dinner the night before the race, which is great for people in town to watch the marathon too, because who doesn't love pasta? The Hilton's downtown location hosts a similar dinner, and is closer to the Staten Island starting line.

(Related: Does Carb-Loading Before Running a Race Work?)


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Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park

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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.


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The Peninsula New York

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The Peninsula New York is perfect for anyone looking for the quintessential New York experience. A 6-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.


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The Kimberly Hotel

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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.

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Hotel Belleclaire

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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.


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Cachet Boutique Hotel

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The brand-new Cachet Boutique Hotel is set to open to the public after the marathon, but they're actually opening their doors two days early especially for runners and their families. The hotel is offering a special package, which includes two nights in the hotel, a pre-race meal and a post-race meal, green juices, and a goodie bag filled with everything you'll need for race day.


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Loews Regency New York

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As you can see, the area hotels really love catering to those who are running the big race, and the Loews Regency New York is no exception. Just across the park from the finish line, the luxurious hotel is offering Run and Recover and Relax, Run, and Recover packages, which include pre-race stretching sessions, transfers to the race starting location, and more.


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Arlo NoMad & Soho Hotels

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Both locations of this gorgeous modern hotel, Arlo NoMad and Arlo SoHo, are running a special Race & Recover package, including a pasta dinner the night before the race, a healthy race-day breakfast, and a Cryofuel session after the race. (Curious about cryotherapy? We've got you covered.)


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Hotel 48LEX

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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.

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Allen Ranch Campground In South Dakota

This might not be considered "glamorous" camping—there aren't any sheepskin or antler chandeliers around—but it's certainly a big step above any kind of camping you may have done before. Campers can stay in a Sioux Indian Tipi which is set up near a gently flowing river within South Dakota's Black Hills. Hiking, biking, river tubing, and wildlife viewing are all part of the attraction to this peaceful part of the country. (Related: Cute Hiking Boots for Fall That You'll Actually Want to Show Off)

Tipi rates start at $TK a night,

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Collective Retreats, Sites Across the Country

If the idea of going camping appeals to you mostly because of the peace and quiet that comes with isolation in nature, this is the ultimate trip to take. Collective Retreats (literally) takes you to uncharted territory—the brand partners with landowners in some of the country's most beautiful regions to grant visitors the chance to stay where regulations or infrastructure typically wouldn't allow for luxury travel development.

The Hudson Valley location is the newest of the bunch and is located on a working organic farm in the picturesque area just three hours north of New York City. In true glamping form, you'll sleep in a luxury canvas tent equipped with chandeliers, Egyptian cotton bedding, and a French press coffee bar.

Retreat rates start at $500 a night,

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Firelight Camps In New York State

Pretend like you're back at summer camp (with adult beverages this time) with elevated campsites and lodging that have just the right amount of first-world comfort. Guests can visit the lobby tent with locally sourced breakfast and a full bar, a bathhouse for hot showers, and an events tent for yoga and parties. You can go hiking in your backyard—Buttermilk Falls State Park, that is—or visit some of the renowned Finger Lakes wineries nearby. (Related: The Glamping Gear You Need for Your Next Camping Trip)

Camp rates start at $189 a night,

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