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

Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
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8.3
Excellent
200 Stuart St, Boston
from $152
The Eliot Hotel
The Eliot Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $195
Seaport Boston Hotel
Seaport Boston Hotel
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9.1
Excellent
1 Seaport Lane, Boston
from $152
Kimpton Onyx Hotel
Kimpton Onyx Hotel
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8.6
Excellent
155 Portland St, Boston
from $134
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
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8.5
Excellent
89 Broad St, Boston
from $128
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel
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9.3
Excellent
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
from $314
Hotel Commonwealth
Hotel Commonwealth
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9.1
Excellent
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $149
Courtyard by Marriott Boston South
from $101
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
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8.6
Excellent
110 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $119
The Constitution Inn
The Constitution Inn
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6.5
Good
150 3rd Ave, Boston
from $81
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