Hotels near Back Bay
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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

Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
39 Dalton Street, Boston
from $101
Hotel 140
Hotel 140
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7.9
Good
140 Clarendon St, Boston
from $107
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
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9.0
Excellent
370 Congress Street, Boston
from $199
Harborside Inn Of Boston
Harborside Inn Of Boston
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8.4
Excellent
185 State St, Boston
from $139
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
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7.9
Good
60 School St, Boston
from $79
Taj Boston
Taj Boston
|
8.1
Excellent
15 Arlington St, Boston
from $368
Courtyard Boston Downtown
Courtyard Boston Downtown
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8.3
Excellent
275 Tremont Street, Boston
from $109
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
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9.1
Excellent
776 Boylston St, Boston
from $595
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
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8.3
Excellent
225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston
from $119
Copley Square Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
47 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $123