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

Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
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8.7
Excellent
296 State St, Boston
from $199
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
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8.7
Excellent
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
from $246
Harborside Inn Of Boston
Harborside Inn Of Boston
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8.5
Excellent
185 State St, Boston
from $149
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden
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7.5
Good
280 Friend Street, Boston
from $149
Staypineapple at The Alise Boston
Staypineapple at The Alise Boston
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7.7
Good
26 Chandler St, Boston
from $159
The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
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8.6
Excellent
1 Court Street, Boston
from $179
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
60 School St, Boston
from $169
Fifteen Beacon
Fifteen Beacon
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9.3
Excellent
15 Beacon St, Boston
from $395
The Eliot Hotel
The Eliot Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $245
Loews Boston Hotel
Loews Boston Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
154 Berkeley Street, Boston
from $219