Hotels near Beacon Hill
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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

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
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8.8
Excellent
606 Congress Street, Boston
from $260
Seaport Hotel Boston
Seaport Hotel Boston
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9.2
Excellent
1 Seaport Lane, Boston
from $242
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
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8.8
Excellent
26 North St, Boston
from $191
Hampton Inn Boston Crosstown
Hampton Inn Boston Crosstown
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8.1
Excellent
811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
from $195
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
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8.8
Excellent
10 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $246
Copley Square Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
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8.2
Excellent
47 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $279
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston
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9.0
Excellent
250 Franklin St, Boston
from $413
The Copley House
The Copley House
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8.0
Excellent
239 West Newton Street, Boston
from $130
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
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9.1
Excellent
370 Congress Street, Boston
from $237
Taj Boston
Taj Boston
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8.1
Excellent
15 Arlington St, Boston
from $179