Luxury Accommodations Close to Starting Line
If you’re looking for luxury accommodations close to the starting line, consider the Chicago Athletic Association. Located on Michigan Avenue directly across from Millennium Park, you’re right there come marathon morning. You’ll enjoy some architectural history here – the hotel is housed in an historic building from 1893, the year of the Chicago World’s Fair (aka the World’s Columbian Exposition). We also recommend Cindy’s, a rooftop lounge with drinks, food and gorgeous views of Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, the Art Institute and more.
I’m a proud member of the “One and Done” Marathon Club. I completed the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and count it as a great achievement one that I was happy to cross off my bucket list. I continue to run half marathons. I’ve completed 9 in various locations, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Key West, Monterrey, CA, and Nassau, Bahamas. For training in the Chicago area, I recommend Chicago Endurance Sports.