Cozy hotel with pool
If you want to stay outside of Boston but have an easy trip to The Boston Common on Marathon Monday, Hyatt Place Boston/Medford is for you. Renovated about 5 years ago, this cozy place has a pool and is within walking distance of several restaurants in Medford Sq. They have a shuttle that will take you to Wellington.
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.