Hotels near Back Bay
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- John Steinbeck
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

Copley Square Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
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4.1
47 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $209
Taj Boston
Taj Boston
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4.5
15 Arlington St, Boston
from $212
The Lenox Hotel Boston
The Lenox Hotel Boston
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4.7
61 Exeter Street, Boston
from $235
Fifteen Beacon
Fifteen Beacon
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4.7
15 Beacon St, Boston
from $365
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Boston Hotel Buckminster
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3.9
645 Beacon St, Boston
from $125
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
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4.3
10 Avery St, Boston
from $429
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
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4.0
240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
from $143
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden
from $159
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
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4.0
161 Devonshire St, Boston
from $170
Ames Boston Hotel
Ames Boston Hotel
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4.3
1 Court Street, Boston
from $187
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