Best Places to Run in Montreal > Montreal Marathon
Held in September of each year, the Montreal Marathon Weekend features four different running events (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km, 5km and 1km) over two days. The marathon and half marathon start on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge overlooking the St. Lawrence River and finishes in Parc La Fontaine.
Along the way, the course weaves through Parc Jean-Drapeau, F1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the Old Port, the districts of Ville-Marie, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Whether you’re in town for race weekend or just want to run along the course on a different day, there are many places near the course for runners, family and friends to stay.
When it comes to choosing a place to stay, one thing to consider is if you prefer staying in the Downtown or Old Port area versus staying closer to the finish. (Please take note, these directions and suggestions are only for those racing the marathon/half marathon distances. The 1 km, 5 km and 10 km do not start at the same location. )
Unless you want to run 3-5 km warm up to the start, both options will require public transportation (Metro) or taxi. If you’re going by way of Montreal’s underground Metro system, head in a direction towards the Berri-UQAM station and transfer to the Yellow Line. After getting off on the he first stop (Parc Jean-Drapeau), you’ll be able to walk to the start of the marathon and half marathon.
Located 1000 meters from the Metro's Orange Line Bonaventure stop, Hôtel Alt Montréal offers a great location at a very affordable price. To get to the start head in the direction of (Montmorency) on the Orange Line, racers should transfer to the Yellow Line at the Berri-UQAM station. Get off on the Jean-Drapeau station and walk a short distance to the marathon start.Book Now
Only 450 meters from the Metro McGill station, Omni Mont-Royal offers a quick way to get to start along with close proximity to Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal for a couple of good pre-race shakeouts. Heading in the direction of (Honoré-Beaugrand) on the Green Line, racers should transfer to the Yellow Line at the Berri-UQAM station. Get off on the Jean-Drapeau station and walk a short distance to the marathon start.Book Now
With a great location in the Old Port, dining, entertainment and the running path along the Lachine Canal are only steps away from the property. To get to the marathon start, head to the Metro Place d'Armes station and start head in the direction of (Montmorency) on the Orange Line, racers should transfer to the Yellow Line at the Berri-UQAM station. Get off on the Jean-Drapeau station and walk a short distance to the start.Book Now
|Hotel||ActivRank||Distance to Metro||Property Type||Treadmill||Reservation Link|
|Hôtel Alt Montréal||1||1000 meters to Metro Bonaeventure||Hotel||Yes||Check Price & Availability|
|Omni Mont-Royal Hotel||2||450 meters to Metro McGill||Hotel||Yes||Check Price & Availability|
|SpringHill Suites by Marriott||3||550 meters to Metro Place d'Armes||Hotel||Yes||Check Price & Availability|
|Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal||4||400 meters to Metro Place d'Armes||Hotel||No||Check Price & Availability|
|Le Petit Hotel Montreal||5||450 meters to Metro Place d'Armes||Hotel||No||Check Price & Availability|
Located right across the street from the marathon and half marathon finish in Parc La Fontaine, the Auberge La Fontaine is the no-brainer for those who want crash after crossing the finish line. The location is also great for some runs in the lead up the race.Book Now
If you are looking for an inexpensive option and don't mind a traveling a litle further after your, Guest House Chez Nous is your place. Parc La Fontaine & Chemin Olmsted/Mont-Royal are only a few minutes away for you to enjoy before race day.Book Now
While this place isn't the kind of place you'll find on the Champs-Élysées, it's close proximity (270 meters) to Parc La Fontaine and affordable price point make it a location worth considering for those competing.Book Now
|Hotel||ActivRank||Distance from Finish||Property Type||Treadmill||Reservation Link|
|Auberge de La Fontaine||1||280 meters||Hotel||No||Check Price & Availability|
|Guest House de Chez Nous||2||1400 meters||Apartment||No||Check Price & Availability|
|Hotel de Paris Montreal||3||270 meters||Hotel||No||Check Price & Availability|
|4 St. Hubert Studio Downtown||4||600 meters||Apartment||No||Check Price & Availability|
|Residential Apartment in Centre Ville - Montreal||5||700 meters||Apartment||No||Check Price & Availability|