Best New York Marathon Hotels



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The best New York Marathon hotels book up very quickly, as our 5 borough marathon shows off over 50,000 runners to over 2 million spectators, many of whom are visiting NYC. Whether you want to see the start, middle or end of the race, which is always held the first Sunday in November, "there’s a hotel for that." The NYC Marathon kicks off in Staten Island and continues through Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and finishes in Manhattan in Central Park, next to Tavern on the Green.

Even though the NY Marathon takes place in November (Nov 5, 2017), participants and their fans begin making hotel reservations in January, when registration and the draw take place. The next draw is March 2, 2017, with registration open January 17-February 17, 2017.

Runners will generally take the Staten Island Ferry or the Bus to Staten Island for the start. The 1 train will let you out in the same terminal (Whitehall Terminal/ South Ferry) and the 4/5 trains to Bowling Green will leave you 3 blocks away. If you are a registered runner, the Marathon website offers you all the best ways and times to Fort Wadsworth.

Hotels Closest to Staten Island Ferry

For those running who just want to wake up and be on the Ferry, these are the closest hotels allowing you to walk a few blocks and hop right on for the scenic 30 minute ride right past the Statue of Liberty.

Hotels Near Staten Island Ferry

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Crowne Plaza Times Square – “I went to run in the NYC Marathon and the atmosphere was amazing with runners from all over the globe everywhere we went!”

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – “I took my family to New York to run the 2011 New York Marathon. We booked two rooms which were adjoining and they were large luxurious and very comfortable.”

New York City Marathon Hotel Reviews – feedback from 100s of runners and spectators on their hotels

New York Hilton Midtown – Marathon Official Headquarter Hotel, if you wish to be at the hub of pre-race activities, and serves as the marathon’s professional athlete center.

Sheraton New York Times Square – Marathon Official Headquarter Hotel if you wish to be at the hub of pre-race activities.

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New York Marathon Hotels Near Finish Line (for Runners)

For runners who want their hotel to be a few blocks from the finish line, without having to jump on a subway, these are your best bets. These are different hotels than those which provide a spectator view of the race, although they are all about 20 minute walk to the last mile.

The exit for runners is around 73rd & Central Park West (to map closeby, look up Tavern on the Green or Strawberry Fields in Central Park). The official family reunion area, organized alphabetically, runs along Central Park West from West 60th – 66th Streets. We also recommend you reserve a postrace meal, as the local restaurants get very crowded.

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New York Marathon Hotels Near Finish Line (for Spectators)

Want to watch the last mile and cheer on your favorite runners? Then, you’ll want to be along Central Park South or Columbus Circle. Top choices include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Brooklyn Marathon Hotels

Hotel Le Bleu – “There’s a small balcony view of lower Manhattan and we got to enjoy New York’s 45th Annual Marathon as runners past on street below.” and “I stayed here with my family the weekend of the NYC Marathon (which I ran). Perfect location- kids watched me run by the hotel which is right on the marathon course (mile 7)”

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Discount NYC Hotels

Discount NYC Hotels – These are my hand picked hotels that start at $25 per night. They are not always listed on generic hotel travel websites or they may be listed as ‘specialty lodging,’ and therefore hard to find.

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While you may have to compromise to stay in one these hotels, like a shared bathroom, or no television, you cannot beat the prices for these locations.

  • Seton Hotel – two blocks from Grand Central, check out their Seton Economy Option, offering a price point significantly lower than traditional midtown Manhattan hotel rooms. More Info: Seton Hotel
  • Seafarers & International House – in Union Square, where I live, and just one subway stop to Grand Central, with a simple transfer to the 7 train
  • Leo House – 10 blocks from Penn Station
  • Menno House – near the E train, which goes to Penn Station with a simple transfer to LIRR
  • NYC Soldiers Sailors Marines Club – 6 block walk to Grand Central

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More Info New York Marathon

  • – offical marathon site
  • Marathon week includes shorter races for adults and kids, a marathon eve dinner and a three day expo at the Javits Convention Center.

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