Boston Marathon 2025

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April 21, 2025
  • Marathon

2025 Boston Marathon Hotel Reservations: Opening June 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.

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.

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The Boston Marathon is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Extra nights available on request



Wide variety in the best locations



Official Boston Course Tour Option

Worldwide Events

Worldwide Events

Abbott World Marathon Major

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Boston Marathon Weekend

      Friday, April 18
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      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 19
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      This morning we highly recommend participating in the B.A.A. 5K, which registration is required in advance. Visit 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 20
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      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.

      Monday, April 21
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      Race day! Good luck to all runners and wishing you a fabulous Boston Marathon experience.

  • Hotels

    • 2025 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
      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
      InterContinental Boston
      Le Meridien Cambridge
      Mandarin Oriental
      Marriott Cambridge
      Omni Parker House
      Renaissance Waterfront
      Revere Hotel
      Sheraton Boston
      The Bostonian
      The Colonnade
      The Godfrey Hotel
      The Langham, Boston
      The Liberty
      The Newbury
      The Ritz Carlton
      The Verve Natick
      W Boston
      Westin Copley
      Westin Boston Seaport

  • Event Information

    • Race Date: Monday, April 21, 2025

      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 spring.

      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.

      Difficulty: Moderate

  • 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, 2024 will be charged a $30 handling fee.
      • On January 1, 2025 and through January 31, 2025 will be charged a $40 handling fee.
      • On February 1, 2025 and through February 28, 2025 will be charged a $60 handling fee.
      • On March 1, 2025 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).

      Early Departure Fees to be charged by hotel should guest depart early or make changes to their stay within one week of arrival.  Please contact the hotel directly for individual cancellation/change policies within one week of arrival.

  • Testimonials

    • "Thank you so much for doing such a great job for us runners..." - 2024

      Thank you so much for doing such a great job for us runners. This was my 10th consecutive Boston Marathon and my first booking a room through Marathon Tours & Travel. As someone who usually stays closer to the starting line for the free parking and less costly accommodations, I was very impressed by the variety of options available and chose The Verve in Natick. Communication was also really good. Having a Marathon Tours letter at check-in was great and made me feel organized and prepared for race day. I will definitely choose Marathon Tours & Travel accommodations again!

      "I used to book rooms..." - 2024

      I used to book rooms for my Boston marathon directly with hotels, but I love booking rooms with you now!

      "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!

  • Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group World Championship

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here

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Meet the Reps

Allyson Johnson

Senior Trip Designer | Hotel Manager

Allyson Johnson

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.