Hotels near Beacon Hill
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“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
- Matsuo Basho
Boston's picturesque brick-paved gaslight district was built around one slippery fish. When Massachusetts outgrew its old colonial meeting house, a new state house was built in John Hancock's backyard along Beacon Street. For luck, a replica of the carved pine codfish that disappeared from the old state house during the Revolutionary War was installed in the new gold-domed state house. The neighborhood that sprang up around the Sacred Cod earned its name as a beacon of freedom during the Civil War, when Frederick Douglass recruited an African American regiment to join the Union fight against slavery at the African Meeting House. The historic event is recounted in the film Glory, and at the Museum of Afro-American History on Joy St. Today Beacon Hill is known for mood lighting at cozy bistros like Grotto, 75 Chestnut, Figs and The Paramount. One lamp-lit sign may look especially familiar: Beacon Hill's former Bull & Finch pub was the model for Sam's bar in the TV show Cheers. Fish and chips are on the menu here, but the Sacred Cod is off limits at the State House. After Harvard Lampoon pranksters "cod-napped" it in 1933, police dredged the Charles River, searched the airport and chased the cod-nappers to Roxbury to recover Beacon Hill's favorite fish.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Beacon Hill

Newbury Guest House
Newbury Guest House
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9.0
Excellent
261 Newbury St, Boston
from $239
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Boston Hotel Buckminster
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7.9
Good
645 Beacon St, Boston
from $139
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
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8.5
Excellent
110 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $186
The Verb Hotel
The Verb Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
1271 Boylston St, Boston
from $229
Fifteen Beacon
Fifteen Beacon
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9.2
Excellent
15 Beacon St, Boston
from $490
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston
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9.1
Excellent
250 Franklin St, Boston
from $245
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
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8.9
Excellent
26 North St, Boston
from $188
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
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9.3
Excellent
3 Mckinley Square, Boston
from $299
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown/Seaport
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown/Seaport
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9.1
Excellent
370 Congress St, Boston
from $259
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
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8.1
Excellent
207 Porter St, Boston
from $179
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