I've started this blog to document my journey running while balancing motherhood, and eventually if I'm lucky enough, my next pregnancy.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Looking for a hotel for National Marathon or Half?

For anyone who is coming to D.C. for the National Marathon or the National Half on March 26th, I just found a sweet hotel deal through Hotels.com. It's for the Hampton Inn at Reagan National Airport for $84! The cheapest I found in the city was in Dupont Circle at the Phoenix Inn for $129 (which I've stayed in and it is elegant and lovely) but parking costs $40. The Hampton Inn is walking distance to the metro and hotel garage parking is only $12 as opposed to $38-40/day for the hotels right in the heart of D.C. The metro ride to Stadium-Armory is only 18 minutes, which is pretty quick.

And my two favorite parts of this deal: 1.) the hotel room comes with a refrigerator (none of the others, including the Marathon's hotel partners, have this amenity) and 2.) there is a free continental breakfast. Apparently breakfast doesn't start until 7 a.m. on the weekends, but I just called the hotel and told them I would need to eat at about 4:30 or 5 a.m. and they were sure we could work something out given that it's the National Marathon. But even if they can't accommodate my insanely early breakfast, I'll have a refrigerator so I can take care of myself if necessary.

Spread the word to anyone you know who is coming to town. :)

I'm so excited! My next PR is getting so close!


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Glad to see another National Runner. And what a great deal. We are staying with friends, but I'm keeping this in my back pocket just in case. I used to live right around the corner from this hotel- great location!

  2. And what a great way to celebrate your birthday. That's awesome!!!!

  3. erin and I will be there cheering! I seriously almost threw up when I stayed in DC for the Cherry Blossom last year and it cost $50 to park...OVER NIGHT at a HOTEL I ALREADY PAID FOR ahhhh

  4. oh dear, I didn't even consider the parking when I booked my hotel. Crap. Now I need to go check.

  5. A little bit far from here, what a pity!!!
    Go with your close PR!!!!!


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