Affordable and convenient to Boston
From the AC Hotel you can walk to Wellington Station (T) and get into Boston easily. This is a newer hotel with a pool, and there are restaurants in walking distance. Booking April 19 to April 23 would cost about $1,200 for a room w/ 2 queen beds. I recommend this hotel because it is convenient to get into Boston, is affordable and there are a few restaurants nearby and a bar in Pizzeria Regina!
I first ran Boston in 2003 as a brand new runner when I received my number through my employer. Without proper training, it was a difficult run.
I was fortunate to get a number this year also, and this will be my 9th Boston and 17th marathon. I run about 30 races each year and usually one marathon per year. I once ran three marathons in a year. I race and train all year long, regardless of the weather.