Hotels near Back Bay
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“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
- Matsuo Basho
Swampland on the Charles River was Boston's best investment. Native Americans fished Back Bay mudflats for 5,000 years before 19th century developers lined it with landfill and plotted tree-lined avenues to rival Paris. Two hundred years later, Back Bay's stately brownstones are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the upper-crust Boston Brahmins who inhabit them have cultivated a distinctive accent ("Hahvahd Yahd"). In Copley Square, the 1852 Boston Public Library showcases John Adams' private library, mural-lined John Singer Sargent Gallery, and elegant Map Room CafŽ. To see how the world looked circa 1935, step inside the Mapparium's dazzling stained glass globe at the neighboring Christian Science library. Bland modern skyscrapers now overlook Back Bay's oxidized copper roofs, but Hynes Convention Center hosts the annual Anime Boston and Prudential Center's Top of the Hub piano bar offers panoramic views over Boston Marathon's finish line. Boston Duck Tours depart near Prudential Center on vintage WWII amphibious boats. Newbury Street is lined with retail temptations, including indie music at Newbury Comics and Massachusetts' own Madewell jeans. Sonsie is a must for happy hour with a side of Newbury street fashion, while dinner is a tossup between The Salty Pig's charcuterie and classic Boston "chowdah" at Atlantic Fish Company.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Back Bay

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden
from $182
The Midtown Hotel
The Midtown Hotel
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3.5
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $99
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel
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4.7
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
from $399
The Eliot Hotel
The Eliot Hotel
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4.5
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $275
The Verb Hotel
The Verb Hotel
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4.4
1271 Boylston St, Boston
from $159
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
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4.4
200 Stuart St, Boston
from $239
Ames Boston Hotel
Ames Boston Hotel
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4.3
1 Court Street, Boston
from $262
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston Hotel
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4.1
39 Dalton St, Boston
from $198
The Westin Boston Waterfront
The Westin Boston Waterfront
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4.2
425 Summer St, Boston
from $229
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
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4.3
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
from $185
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