Hotels near Beacon Hill
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
- Saint Augustine
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

Points of Interest near Beacon Hill
Fenway ParkTD GardenBoston CollegeAlumni Stadium
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
|
3.7
421 reviews
88 Exeter St, Boston
from $199
InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston
|
4.0
1307 reviews
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston
from $252
The Midtown Hotel
The Midtown Hotel
|
3.4
1334 reviews
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $99
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel
|
4.4
710 reviews
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
from $336
Courtyard by Marriott Boston South
from $149
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
|
4.1
229 reviews
200 Boylston St, Boston
from $495
Chandler Inn Hotel
Chandler Inn Hotel
|
3.5
1638 reviews
26 Chandler St, Boston
from $149
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
|
4.1
88 reviews
776 Boylston St, Boston
from $595
Club Quarters in Boston
Club Quarters in Boston
|
3.8
2691 reviews
161 Devonshire St, Boston
from $159
Ames Boston Hotel
Ames Boston Hotel
|
3.8
1514 reviews
1 Court Street, Boston
from $199
Events near Beacon Hill
More About Hotels near Beacon Hill...

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.

Quantcast