Budget Friendly Hotel Near Starting Line
Looking for a hotel situated as close to the starting line as you can get, but also won’t break the bank? The 1926 historic waterfront hotel Harbor Court is the answer. And while being close is a great feature when looking to reduce your stress on race day, this hotel offers more incentive for runners. With the in-house YMCA, guest can enjoy access to an indoor Olympic size swimming pool, full gym and sauna, steam room and jacuzzi to relax post-race. There is also a 24-hour cafe and daily wine hour to celebrate your 26.2! And best of all, same day laundry service ensures you don’t go home with a sweaty race kit.
I have been trail running in the Bay Area for most of my life, growing up in the East Bay at the foothills of Mt. Diablo. After being a mostly short and mid-distance runner my whole life, I recently turned to marathon training. I’m hoping to tackle the San Francisco Marathon, among others, in 2019. In the meantime, training and competing in 10Ks and half marathon races take up most of my time.