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

Newbury Guest House
Newbury Guest House
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8.8
Excellent
261 Newbury St, Boston
from $179
Taj Boston
Taj Boston
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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
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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
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8.9
Excellent
26 North St, Boston
from $188
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
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8.1
Excellent
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston
from $160
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
The Westin Copley Place, Boston
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8.6
Excellent
10 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $179