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About Activstay


Activstay is a guide of the best hotels and running routes for people who want to stay active when traveling. Whether you’re planning a vacation or next business trip, we strive to save you time and help you find a great running route in the next city you visit. The site was founded in January 2018.

Our recommendations are made by runners through hours of reading, researching and interviewing for runners. Consider us your running concierge. The point is to make booking a hotel with great activity options quicker and easier so you can get onto your next run.

We pride ourselves on following rigorous standards and ethics. Our hotel booking recommendations are always made based on what provide our readers with the best experience. While we appreciate advertisers and other brands, they have no input in how we rank the best places to stay.


How does your site make money?

We have established affiliate relationships with hotels and hotel booking websites. If readers choose to book a hotel we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, map building, and rankings, our work is often (but not always) supported through an affiliate commission from the hotel or hotel booking website when they make a purchase.

The most important thing to us is the trust we have from readers. If we were to recommend something because we are biased or lazy, readers like you wouldn’t support our work. We also invite you to send us your feedback about your travels. Each guide plainly lays out the proximity to a running routes and relevant information needed to book a hotel. We want to be the go-to source for running travel.


What if the city I want to visit isn’t on your site?

Email or tweet at us to let us know if you need help figuring out where to stay. We’re still in the process of building out the site, so we’d be happy to provide you with some custom recommendations in the meantime.

—Jim McDannald (Founder)





Activstay, 2018