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

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
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8.7
Excellent
138 Saint James Ave, Boston
from $285
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
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8.9
Excellent
10 Avery Street, Boston
from $595
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
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8.3
Excellent
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
from $246
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
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9.0
Excellent
370 Congress Street, Boston
from $237
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
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8.6
Excellent
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston
from $205
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Boston Hotel Buckminster
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8.1
Excellent
645 Beacon St, Boston
from $134
Hotel Commonwealth
Hotel Commonwealth
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8.9
Excellent
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $213
Staypineapple, A Delightful Hotel, South End
Staypineapple, A Delightful Hotel, South End
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8.2
Excellent
26 Chandler St, Boston
from $138
Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
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8.6
Excellent
1 Court Street, Boston
from $369
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
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7.7
Good
5 Blossom Street, Boston
from $175