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

Fifteen Beacon
Fifteen Beacon
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9.2
Excellent
15 Beacon St, Boston
from $395
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston
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9.0
Excellent
250 Franklin St, Boston
from $203
Charlesmark Hotel
Charlesmark Hotel
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8.4
Excellent
655 Boylston St, Boston
from $99
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
|
8.3
Excellent
60 School St, Boston
from $152
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 $166
The Midtown Hotel
The Midtown Hotel
|
7.7
Good
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $99
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel
|
9.3
Excellent
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
from $374
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
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8.2
Excellent
275 Tremont St, Boston
from $143
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston Hotel
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8.4
Excellent
39 Dalton St, Boston
from $153
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
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8.7
Excellent
296 State St, Boston
from $199
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