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

Hotel Indigo Boston Garden
Hotel Indigo Boston Garden
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7.4
Good
280 Friend Street, Boston
from $111
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Boston Hotel Buckminster
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8.1
Excellent
645 Beacon St, Boston
from $86
Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston
Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston
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8.5
Excellent
Three Battery Wharf, Boston
from $125
Hilton Boston Logan Airport
Hilton Boston Logan Airport
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8.2
Excellent
One Hotel Drive, Boston
from $130
Hyatt Boston Harbor
Hyatt Boston Harbor
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8.9
Excellent
101 Harborside Dr, BOSTON
from $124
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
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8.8
Excellent
200 Stuart St, Boston
from $132
Newbury Guest House
Newbury Guest House
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8.7
Excellent
261 Newbury St, Boston
from $130
The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
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8.8
Excellent
215 Charles Street, Boston
from $165
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
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8.2
Excellent
225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston
from $127
The Westin Boston Waterfront
The Westin Boston Waterfront
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8.6
Excellent
425 Summer Street, Boston
from $129