Funky Hotel With Lots of Amenities
There’s nothing traditional about the Zeppelin Hotel, located in Union Square and a short walk from the starting line. Marathon runners will love the blackout curtains, in-room Nespresso machines, and on-site fitness center, but that’s not what makes Zeppelin Hotel unique. Try checking out The Den, a 24-hour game room in the basement complete with free skeeball and other games. And their in-house bar, The Mantel is a local hangout, so you know they have great cocktails. Hotel Zeppelin is the best place to experience the funky side of San Francisco, all within walking distance of the starting line.
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.