- Private shuttle to start line
- Private shuttle to hotel after the race
We usually offer pre-race dinner and massage but with the April cancellation and now being spread out to three hotels, the logistics won't work to offer these.
In 2021, all things will be back to normal!
Travel with Fit 4 Adventure to what is certainly the oldest and most revered marathon in the country, perhaps the world.
Since the postponement of the April marathon, our usual hotel could not offer us a block of rooms for September. But, we managed to grab some at three other hotels, all within 5 miles of downtown Boston. We will continue to provide a private shuttle to the start of the race and will add bus transportation to take you back to your hotel after the race.
Holiday Inn Bunker Hill, Sommerville -- $265 plus tax
30 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
- 1 mile from downtown Boston
- 4 miles to the Expo (an easy cab ride)
- 5 miles from the finish line (we'll shuttle you back to the hotel after the race)
- Your choice of two double beds or one king bed
- Free high-speed internet
- Free hotel shuttle to destinations within 3 miles
- MIni fridge and coffee maker in all rooms
- Connecting rooms available
Studio Allston Hotel, Boston -- $373 plus tax
1234 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 12135
- 4.3 miles from the finish line (too far to walk so I'll charter buses to pick everyone up)
- 4.7 miles to the Expo (an easy cab ride)
- All rooms have a mini fridge
- Near to Soldier's Field
- Trader Joe's down the street
- Your choice of 2 queen beds or 1 king bed
- There's a bus stop by the hotel
- There's a bar & restaurant at the hotel, dine-in or take-out
- Starbucks is 2 blocks away
- It's a very short walk to the running path alongside Charles River
Holiday Inn Express, Cambride -- $339 plus tax
250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
- Qn/Qn rooms
- On the green rail line
- Finished a renovation just last week
- Fridge, microwave & coffee maker in the room
- Lots of restaurants within walking distance
- 2 miles from the race finish (we will shuttle you)
- 3.5 miles from the Expo (easy cab ride)
- Only 40 min ride to Hopkinton starting line
- 5 min jog to the Charles River running path
- Free full, hot breakfast (set up early on race day)
DEPOSIT & PAYMENTS
A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be due August 1, 2020.
CANCELLATIONS Your final payment will become non-refundable after August 1, 2020. If cancelling before then, you will only forfeit the non-refundable deposit. If the marathon cancels again in September, you will receive a refund, less the deposit.
TRAVEL INSURANCE The cancellation policy above will be strictly adhered to. To avoid the loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended.
RACE DAY SHUTTLE from the hotel to the start - $45
Departure times for all buses will vary based on which wave you are in. You will be assigned a specific bus based on your wave start time. ALL buses are 54-passenger coach buses. All buses have a bathroom on board.
The shuttle back to the hotel after the race is included in your room price.
RACE DAY SHUTTLE (optional)
You’ll be dropped off at 52 South Street in Hopkinton, which is one mile from Athletes Village. From there you’ll hop on the BAA bus (school bus) for the ride to Athletes Village.
The BAA shuttle from here will run every 10 minutes, or as filled. Once the volume starts to pick up, the will run every 3-4 minutes. Buses from South Street will run to Athletes Village until 11 am.
Departure times for all buses will vary based on which wave you are in. You will be assigned a specific bus based on your wave start time.
Golden Tours (Fit 4 Adventure) handled our arrangements for the Boston Marathon in 2010 and 2016. Everything went perfectly. Having a quality mode of transport to the starting area was a great luxury that much enhanced the experience and one's condition at the starting line. Thank you Diane
My wife and I have been on two of Diane's Boston Marathon vacations, including 2016. Totally first class and well-done. Her wonderful hotel accommodations near the finish line and buses from the hotel to the marathon start area make it a fantastic experience! It was so nice to have a great time while being able to focus on running the marathon. This was because of the superb way she had things organized, . Thanks Diane!
I have gone on three trips through Diane for two Boston Marathons and one New York marathon. Because of her amazing pick of accommodations convenient to the race venue and surrounding sights I am again putting my race weekend in her hands with the Chicago Marathon. Can't thank her enough for making the stressful worries an easy one. I have recommended her to all of my running Friends!!
We had a great time in Boston!! Rob actually shaved 3 minutes off his race time from last year, so despite the weather, he had a fabulous race!! The Boston Park Plaza is a beautiful hotel with friendly staff and cozy, comfortable rooms. The bussing worked out wonderfully for Rob. He appreciated being able to stay on the bus, especially given the cool temp and wet and rainy conditions We had a wonderful, memorable trip, and we thank you for taking care of all of the planning and details. We wouldn’t know where to begin on our own!! It was fantastic to see you again, Diane, and to meet you, Ali
The buses worked out perfectly this year. I was on the last bus and in the blue wave. No wading in the muddy field! I had recommended your bus to several people. Some thought they would go for the “full experience” by taking the race buses from Boston Common. They told me what a mistake that was and wished they had gotten a reservation on your bus. I have never been more thankful to be on a chartered bus! It is just so worth the elimination of stress the morning of a race to be able to walk out the door to get a comfy ride to the start. My family also stayed at the Park Plaza and all agreed that it was worth the convenience and central location. I just love that hotel and have recommended it to friends visiting Boston. It might be a couple years before I get the bug to go back to Boston. But when I do, I will travel with Fit4Adventure again.
Thanks so much for your help this year! I had an awesome trip. The race conditions were brutal, but in a weird way, perfect. Why run Boston if not to test your limits? Like many others I heard utter through chattering teeth after the race, this might not have been the fastest marathon finish but certainly the proudest. I loved the late bus ride out, as it allowed me to sleep in just a bit and not feel rushed getting out the door on race morning. I just rolled right off the bus and headed straight through Athlete's Village toward to the starting corrals. The Park Plaza gets my vote as the best hotel for marathon participants. The proximity to the finish line is perfect, and it's runner's central. This was without question a 5-star trip - thank you again!
BOSTON 2018. We had such a great time in Boston for the second year in a row. You always makes sure everything runs smoothly with the hotel and bus system. The location of the hotel just can’t be beat. And on a day like this, my husband and I were able to just meet back at the hotel rather than find each other in the cold. The staff made sure I stayed warm while waiting for an elevator to get back to the room. Even though it was a tough race, I am so glad I did it! I felt accomplished just having finished. Just like last year, the buses were great. They were warm (!) and having the bathroom was so nice. Thank you for providing us with such a great stay. I would love to travel with you guys again!!
The charter bus (and the ability to stay in the parking lot) was a ‘life-saver’ given the weather. Brigitte (my daughter) and I shuffled through the process to get to the corrals, wore our garbage bags for the first couple of miles, and froze our butts off together for 26.2 miles. Start to finish, it was a blessing to run together, but the weather conditions made it a painful blessing! Those last couple of miles were very tough – I’m sure for everyone, but for sure, for both of us. When we turned the corner onto Boylston, the energy of the crowd, and the promise of being done drove us to finish that stretch strong. The walk to the hotel was mercifully short, and that part is what brings us back to Fit4Adventure – a great location and a great hotel. During that walk, we shivered as violently as I can ever remember shivering! Teeth chattering, tears flowing (joy and pain at the same time), and the gratifying closure of a job well done. The reception from the Park Plaza staff was awesome, even though were not in much of a position to thank folks for their encouragement. Bottom line – Boston 2019 – we’ll be back!
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