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

Newbury Guest House
Newbury Guest House
|
8.8
Excellent
261 Newbury St, Boston
from $179
Taj Boston
Taj Boston
|
8.4
Excellent
15 Arlington St, Boston
from $212
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Boston Hotel Buckminster
|
8.1
Excellent
645 Beacon St, Boston
from $139
The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
|
8.6
Excellent
1 Court Street, Boston
from $199
Hotel 140
Hotel 140
|
7.9
Good
140 Clarendon St, Boston
from $161
Copley House
Copley House
|
8.1
Excellent
239 W Newton St, Boston
from $140
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
|
8.5
Excellent
110 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $203
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
|
8.9
Excellent
26 North St, Boston
from $188
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
|
8.1
Excellent
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston
from $160
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
|
8.6
Excellent
10 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $179