Boston Marathon 2024
Limited hotels are available for the Boston Marathon.
If you have questions regarding Marathon Tours & Travel’s Boston Hotels please: CALL 617-242-7845
Marathon Tours & Travel is the official travel agency for the Boston Marathon. We offer the lowest rates at a wide variety of three, four and five-star hotels in the best locations. Many properties are just a short walk from the finish line in Copley Square.
Managed by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events and is the only Abbott World Marathon Majors race that requires a qualifying performance time. Held annually on Patriot’s Day, a holiday celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine in observance of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, the Boston Marathon is rich in history and tradition. The legendary point-to-point course starts in rural Hopkinton, passes through numerous quaint New England towns before finishing on Boylston Street in the heart of Boston.
The official Boston Marathon Course Tour is open to runners and supporters for $40 per person. It is offered Saturday at 2:00 PM and Sunday at 10:00 AM. The tour departs from the Sheraton Boston Hotel at 39 Dalton Street, Boston and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Photo credit @BAA.
Travel Package Information
Friday, April 12
For those that arrive today, we suggest you make your way to the Boston Marathon Expo and Bib Number Pick-up, which is open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston). Please be sure to stop by the Marathon Tours & Travel Booth! This evening enjoy the many fine restaurants, bars, and cafes in Boston.
Saturday, April 13
This morning we highly recommend participating in the B.A.A. 5K, which registration is required in advance. Visit www.baa.org for details. If you have arrived today, you should also make your way to the Boston Marathon Expo and Bib Number Pick-up, which is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Be sure to stop by the Marathon Tours & Travel Booth! This evening enjoy the many fine restaurants, bars, and cafes in Boston. In addition, we strongly suggest you reserve a spot for the Official Boston Marathon Course Tour. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for $40 per person. It is offered at 2:00 PM and departs from the Sheraton Boston Hotel at 39 Dalton Street, Boston.
Sunday, April 14
Enjoy a day sightseeing in Boston. The Expo is open today from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Be sure to collect your bib before the Expo closes! Today, you also have another opportunity to join the Official Boston Marathon Course Tour at 10:00 AM.
2024 Boston Marathon Official Hotel List
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Marriott Copley
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston Park Plaza
Courtyard Boston Downtown
Embassy Suites Boston at Logan Airport
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Four Seasons One Dalton
Hampton Inn Boston-Natick
Hilton Boston Back Bay
Hilton Downtown Faneuil Hall
Holiday Inn Bunker Hill
Hotel AKA Back Bay (formerly Loews)
Hotel AKA Boston Common (formerly Nine Zero)
Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Inn at Longwood
Le Meridien Cambridge
Omni Parker House
The Godfrey Hotel
The Langham, Boston
The Ritz Carlton
The Verve Natick
Westin Boston Seaport
Race Date: Monday, April 15, 2024
Race Time: TBD
Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy: Those unable to complete the entire Boston Marathon course within the period of time in which official race times are recorded (six hours from the time the last official starter in the fourth wave crosses the start line), you will not be recorded in the official race results. Read the B.A.A. Boston Marathon Timing and Scoring guidelines here.
Organizer: Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
The Course: The course follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston. The course is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.
Course Tour: We highly recommend booking the Boston Marathon Course Tour. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for $40 per person. All tours depart from the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton Street) and tickets must be purchased in advance. We recommend bringing your Program Book so you have a map of the course.
Temperature: The average weather during the month of April in the Boston area is a high of 57F and the average low is 41F. Temperature swings are common in New England in the fall.
Entry Fee: Each runner must secure their bib directly with the B.A.A.
Eligibility: Runners must qualify to run the Boston Marathon by running a qualifying time at a certified marathon. Qualifying times are determined by your age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which you will be participating.
Number Pickup: All runners must bring a government issued photo ID to pick up your bib number at the Boston Marathon Expo, which is held at the Hynes Convention Center. You can find out more information here.
Awards: For information go here.
Registration & Booking
‘Hotel Only’ Cancellation Policy (strictly enforced):
In booking a hotel reservation(s) you agree to the following cancellation policy for your Boston Marathon hotel reservation(s) through Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT). As these are special discounted room rates for the marathon event, we remain consistent with enforcing the minimum cancelation policy as outlined below. Please note that when a room is booked, this removes it from the inventory for other runners. By working together as a community, we are able to continue offering high quality service and hotel accommodations at low rates.
All cancellations received:
- From your time of booking and through December 31, 2023 will be charged a $30 handling fee.
- On January 1, 2024 and through January 31, 2024 will be charged a $40 handling fee.
- On February 1, 2024 and through February 29, 2024 will be charged a $60 handling fee.
- On March 1, 2024 and until seven (7) days prior to your arrival date of your hotel reservation will be charged one nights’ room and tax.
- Seven (7) days or less prior to your arrival date, you will be charged the room and taxes for the total nights of your reservation. For example, if you booked three nights and canceled five days before you were to arrive, MTT will charge your credit card on file for the three room nights plus tax.
NO SHOWS will be charged the full room and taxes for total dates of the reservation, unless the hotel has a different policy. It is important to notify the hotel directly if you will not make the trip as planned, or if you are delayed and will not arrive as planned. Please check with your hotel for any additional cancellation conditions.
Cancellations are charged per room reserved. Applicable charges will be applied directly to the credit card provided for your hotel room(s).
"I am so appreciative of you and Marathon Tours & Travel..." - 2024
I am so appreciative of you and Marathon Tours & Travel for what you do for the Boston Marathon runners. I plan on stopping by your booth at the expo to say hello and thank you in person."Love dealing with MTT!" - 2023
Love dealing with MTT! Wish everyone offered the same great service you do."I plan on using Marathon Tours again..." - 2022
I plan on using Marathon Tours again because everything was perfect and the staff was excellent and caring."The hotel location was fantastic..." - 2022
The hotel location was fantastic – just the right amount of information for group get togethers and time to explore on our own."My motivation for going with the VIP Package..." - 2022
My motivation for going with the VIP Package was for the private coach bus transfer and the no-hassle hotel booking at a preferred location. The coach was fantastic."We are grateful to you and your team..." - 2022
We are grateful to you and your team at Marathon Tours once again for a well-crafted event. We stayed at the handsome Newbury Hotel with its attentive staff and dined at wonderful restaurants within walking distance. Your work made our visit much easier to plan. I made sure nearby passengers on my flight home were told to contact Marathon Tours before their next race."I had a very, very pleasant stay..." - 2021
I had a very, very pleasant stay at the Godfrey Hotel in Boston. They gave us runners a very nice surprise when we got back to the hotel. Excellent experience! I strongly recommend it."Allyson is amazing!" - 2020
Allyson is amazing! Her efficiency, courtesy, and conscientiousness are all extraordinary. She epitomizes the best “customer service” possible! She is consistently excellent, because I distinctly remember every instance of communication from her, over time, all top notch! She is the ideal Ambassador for Marathon Tours & Travel."Keep up the awesome work!" - 2020
Marathon Tours & Travel, keep up the awesome work! We have been working with your staff for at least the last 13 or 14 years – reserving a block of rooms for our charity team runners and support staff for the Boston Marathon. You always come through, and it is easy for our runners to reserve rooms through the link you set up for us. Allyson has always been wonderful, but especially this year with the date change for the Boston Marathon, trying to find a block of rooms for our runners in an already overcrowded Boston. She is always pleasant and helpful, and does her best to go above and beyond to accommodate all of us. Thank you ALL- I know these are trying times with so many major marathons changing dates, and then cancelling- and you are all doing a great job. I know this is stressful for everyone, especially all of you, as you try to help us all with our accommodations. Keep up the good work. Dick Hoyt"I wanted to send a note to acknowledge the outstanding communication..." - 2020
I wanted to send a note to acknowledge the outstanding communication, action and response from Allyson Johnson with the postponement of the Boston Marathon. These unprecedented times, and her commitment to customer satisfaction has been outstanding and I thank you!COVID-19 - Messages of Client Support
You guys are so on top of these complicated arrangements – and the communication to all of us. Very impressive!COVID-19 - Messages of Client Support
Just wanted to say thank you for all your work. The situation we are in is unprecedented and I really appreciate your continuous communication. Keep it up and stay healthy!COVID-19 - Messages of Client Support
You all are doing an amazing job! I am so appreciative of Marathon Tours & Travel efforts to deal with this obvious setback. You communication is so clear and concise—well done! Kudos to your staff!"I have always booked my room through Marathon Tours for Boston..." - 2019
I have always booked my room through Marathon Tours for Boston. Next year will be my 4th straight year running the marathon."The hotel that I booked on-line..." - 2019
The hotel that I booked on-line (Sheraton Boston) was only available starting Friday night before the marathon, but I was planning to arrive on Thursday. I called Marathon Tours to see if they could add Thursday night to my reservation, and Allyson was able to do that after working with the hotel. Thank you!"Really nice and smooth experience..." - 2019
Really nice and smooth experience when booking on marathon tours’ website. Also easy and fast to make changes when I wanted to add one more night to my booking."Really simple process..." - 2019
Really simple process. I booked for Boston 2014 using Marathon Tours, so I was happy to be able to do so again."Thank you..." - 2018
Thank you for making this Boston experience one to be remember."Great trip!" - 2018
Great trip! The Hotel Package was very well organized and thought out."The package was better than I expected..." - 2018
The package was better than I expected, and I’m lucky to have been on it!"My booking experience was smooth..." - 2018
My booking experience was smooth. Found the most reasonable prices in Boston on your site."Great selection of hotels..." - 2018
Great selection of hotels and when there were questions, I was able to get answers in a timely manner."I just wanted to express my thanks to you..." - 2016
I just wanted to express my thanks to you and your entire group for an incredible weekend. I mistakenly assumed your package would simply ease my burden of a hotel room and transportation; however, it was so much more. The talks by Kathrine and Roger did so much for me and my nerves the night before my first Boston Marathon. Their talks and books with continue to inspire my passion for running. The friends I made at the dinner and my entire experience were enhanced by your hard work."Thank you for all of your hard work..." - 2016
Thank you for all of your hard work that led to a wonderful Boston experience for us. The hotel room was perfect. The dinner and the talks from Kathryn and Roger were wonderful and inspiring. Also the bus transfer situation was just fine, with no problems whatsoever!"Thank you for such a quick response..." - 2016
Thank you for such a quick response. I appreciate the great customer service you always provide."Thanks for a great experience!" - 2016
Thanks for a great experience! Marathon Tours did a wonderful job in making my first Boston marathon into a wonderful weekend. I will definitely keep Marathon Tours in mind for my next race!
Meet the Reps
Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager
Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager
Allyson joined the Marathon Tours team over five years ago after enjoying a successful start to her career in the hotel industry. As a Group Sales Manager at The Langham, Boston, Allyson learned about Marathon Tours and their role with the Boston Marathon. Allyson now manages our hotel partnerships around the world by delivering exceptional value and service related to the lodging we offer our clients. While assisting with hotels for many of our international trips, Allyson also manages Boston, Chicago, New York, and our Sydney hotel program.
During her time at Endicott College, Allyson studied abroad in Florence, Italy and fell in love with travel and Italian cooking. She travels as often as she can with her family, and enjoys hiking, cooking, and being active outside.
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