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Witness the World-Renowned Boston Marathon: Stamina, Speed, and Strength

Elite runners, international athletes, average joes, single moms, and local celebrities all gather to compete against each other - and against themselves - in the world-renowned Boston Marathon. Taking place on Patriot's Day each year in the springtime, this momentous event brings the whole city out to cheer on the athletes and relish the sense of victory at the finish line.

On Monday, April 17, runners from around the world will converge at the starting line in the rural New England town of Hopkinton. Setting off on a 26.2-mile course along Route 135 to Route 16 into Boston, the runners pass by famous statues, landmarks, parks, and town commons.

Once in the city, the course continues onto Beacon Street through Kenmore Square, finally finishing in Copley Square near the John Hancock Tower - and near our hotel. The Boston Marathon is an epic race that deserves its legendary status, and we salute all the athletes competing in this year's event.

Whether you're racing in the Boston Marathon or cheering on the runners from the sidelines, our waterfront hotel is the ultimate crash pad before and after the race. We're just 1.3 miles from the finish line, in a scenic setting right on Boston Harbor. Stay with us and let us pamper you while you explore this spectacular city.

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