Dublin Marathon 2019

Relax & Unwind at the Grand Canal Hotel

Get most out of the perfect location in heart of Dublin City

Book you stay with us

Are you heading to Dublin Marathon 2019?

Need to book your accommodation?

Book your stay with us!


Enjoy a fun and relaxing overnight stay in one of our fabulous rooms at the Grand Canal Hotel.

Choose from double or twin bedded rooms and enjoy a peaceful stay, all bedrooms are generously sized and feature bath and shower en-suite.

Each of our rooms feature a Lavazza coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, complimentary water, Smart TV and luxurious toiletries by designer Orla Kiely.

We are in the perfect location for th race! Just a a short distance from both the start and finish line and across the road from the Grand Canal Dock Station, making our location perfect for your trip!

Dublin is serviced by an excellent network of regional flights allowing for a wide range of options for your convenience wherever you are travelling from.

It gets better.. book direct with us and receive complimentary car parking during your stay!

A little bit about the event..

The Dublin Marathon is an annual 26.2 mile marathon in Dublin, Ireland, held on the last Sunday in October.

The course is generally reasonably flat. It starts at Fitzwilliam Square in the city centre and concludes at Merrion Square. Exact routing varies, although in recent years the race has proceeded in an anti-clockwise direction around the city including passing through the Phoenix Park before moving towards the southside suburbs.

With 25,000 expected runners, from 65 countries the race is the right size to give you that big race atmosphere.

The race is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre.

Dublin weather is usually ideal for marathon running, with average temperatures of between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius.

Preparing for your race

Preparing for a race is a big commitment and you will get the most from the experience if you have prepared well.

We recommend that you follow structured training plans that bring you to a peak for the big day. 


Here are a few helpful links:

Running With Us

Compression Advisory

Epic Restaurant

Our delicious Breakfast is served in our Epic Restaurant. We have an extensive breakfast selection which is ideal for your pre run. Our Restaurant serves freshly prepared buffet and continental options along with freshly prepared vegetable & fruit juices.


Canal Express

Our Canal Express cafe serves a selection of beverages, smoothies, sandwiches, pastries and breakfast cereals. These are available to-go or can be enjoyed in the relaxed atmosphere of our lobby lounge.


Gasworks Bar

Our Gasworks Bar is a great place for watching sports or visiting for food and drinks. The Gasworks offer a great selection of lunch and dinner options available from 12:00pm - 10:00pm.