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Boston Marathon Week: Last Minute Hotel Award Availability

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Written by Charlie

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This is it – the week that tens of thousands of runners have waited for, some for many years. The Boston Marathon is in one week! People from all over the world will be descending on Boston for this great race and to support those who run it. With such a huge event, it is to be expected that most travel venues are full or way overpriced. I would hope that all of you have your travel arrangements secured by now, but in the event that some do not, I have put this list together of last minute hotel award availability.

Boston Marathon

The price the night before the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

The night after the Boston Marathon

This list is not just for those of you who may not have booked travel yet. It can also be helpful to any of you who may currently have a hotel in a place that is not optimally located and this list may highlight a few places that you may be able to reserve on points instead.

Last Minute Hotel Award Availability for the Boston Marathon

As you might expect, most hotels are fully booked and not just award rates. The list of rooms I am posting here show availability for awards as of the time of this post but may be extremely fluid as travelers look for rooms. If you find one that works for you or is an attractive alternative to an existing reservation, book it right away. Check the cancellation policy, but most rooms should be available to be cancelled until at least the day before you check-in. Unless otherwise noted, the availability shown is for Saturday and Sunday nights and for hotels within 10 miles of the finish line.

Best Western

Best Western University Hotel – Boston/Brighton

  • 1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
  • 617-566-6260
  • Hotel Website
  • 32,000 points per night
  • 3 miles from the finish

Choice Hotels

No current availability

Club Carlson

No current availability

Hilton HHonors

DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Boston Bayside

  • 240 Mt. Vernon Street,  Boston, MA
  • 617-822-3600
  • Hotel Website
  • 40,000 points per night
  • 3 miles from the finish

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge

  • 400 Soldiers Field Road,  Boston, MA
  • 617-783-0090
  • Hotel Website
  • 40,000 points per night
  • 2.8 miles from the finish

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Cambridge-Arlington, MA

  • 1 Massachusetts Avenue,  Arlington, MA
  • 781-643-7258
  • Hotel Website
  • 50,000 points per night
  • 6 miles from the finish

Hyatt Hotels

Boston Marathon Hotels

Hyatt Boston Harbor

Hyatt Boston Harbor

  • 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA
  • 617-568-1234
  • Hotel Website
  • 15,000 points per night
  • 6 miles from the finish

Hyatt Place Boston/Medford

  • 116 Riverside Avenue, Medford, MA
  • 781-395-8500
  • Hotel Website
  • 8,000 points per night
  • 6.5 miles from the finish

InterContinental Hotels

Boston Marathon Hotel

Crowne Plaza Boston Newton

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Boston Garden

  • 280 Friend Street, Boston, MA
  • 617-720-5544
  • Hotel Website
  • 35,000 points per night / 30,000 points per night + $40 / 25,000 points per night + $75
  • 2.5 miles from the finish

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Boston/Cambridge

  • 250 Monsignor O’brien Highway, Cambridge, MA
  • 617-577-7600
  • Hotel Website
  • 35,000 points per night / 30,000 points per night + $40 / 25,000 points per night + $75
  • 2.5 miles from the finish

Holiday Inn – Boston Bunker Hill Area

  • 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA
  • 617-628-1000
  • Hotel Website
  • 30,000 points per night / 25,000 points per night +$40 / 20,000 points per night + $75
  • 3.6 miles from the finish

Crowne Plaza – Boston/ Newton

  • 320 Washington Street, Newton, MA
  • 617-969-3010
  • Hotel Website
  • 30,000 points per night / 25,000 points per night + $40 / 20,000 points per night + $75
  • 6.8 miles from the finish


Boston Marathon Hotel

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Boston Marriott Copley Place

  • 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • 617-236-5800
  • Hotel Website
  • 40,000 points per night
  • 0.3 miles from the finish!

Courtyard Boston Downtown

  • 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
  • 617-426-1400
  • Hotel Website
  • 35,000 points per night
  • 0.8 miles from the finish!

Courtyard Boston Logan Airport

  • 225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston, MA
  • 617-569-5250
  • Hotel Website
  • 30,000 points per night
  • 6.3 miles from the finish

Residence Inn – Boston/Needham

  • 80 B Street Needham, MA
  • 781-444-5750
  • Hotel Website
  • 25,000 points per night
  • 9.4 miles from the finish

Starwood Preferred Guest

Boston Marathon Hotel

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Sheraton Boston Hotel

  • 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA
  • 617-236-2000
  • Hotel Website
  • 16,000 points per night
  • 0.6 miles from the finish!

Wyndham Hotels

Ramada Boston

  • 800 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA
  • 617-287-9100
  • Hotel Website
  • 20,000 points per night
  • 5.6 miles from the finish


There you have it! There are some amazing locations available above, including the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston Marriott Copley Place, and the Courtyard Boston Downtown – all within a one mile walk of the finish. The Boston Marriott Copley Place is only one block away. If you have never experience the relaxation of walking from the finish line to your hotel tub/bed and doing so in the space of 10 minutes, you need to try it!

If you are currently all set for Boston this year, at least look at what points can get you! There is plenty of time to start building hotel point accounts for next year’s Boston Marathon.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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