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

Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
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8.2
Excellent
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston
from $101
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
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8.9
Excellent
26 North St, Boston
from $152
The Langham Hotel Boston
The Langham Hotel Boston
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9.0
Excellent
250 Franklin Street, Boston
from $186
Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf
Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf
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8.7
Excellent
34-44 Charles River Avenue, Boston
from $135
Hampton Inn Boston Crosstown
Hampton Inn Boston Crosstown
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8.0
Excellent
811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
from $89
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
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9.3
Excellent
3 McKinley Square, Boston
from $219
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston-Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston-Bayside
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8.0
Excellent
240 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston
from $83
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
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8.2
Excellent
225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston
from $127
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
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8.8
Excellent
606 Congress Street, Boston
from $127
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport
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9.2
Excellent
370 Congress Street, Boston
from $178