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

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 $188
Newbury Guest House
Newbury Guest House
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9.0
Excellent
261 Newbury St, Boston
from $169
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
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9.0
Excellent
200 Boylston St, Boston
from $476
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
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8.5
Excellent
89 Broad St, Boston
from $128
Copley Square Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
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8.4
Excellent
47 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $112
Hotel 140
Hotel 140
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8.1
Excellent
140 Clarendon St, Boston
from $109
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
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8.6
Excellent
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
from $166
The Eliot Hotel
The Eliot Hotel
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9.0
Excellent
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $195
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston - Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston - Downtown
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8.3
Excellent
821 Washington Street, Boston
from $118
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
60 School St, Boston
from $104
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