Hotels near Boston Common
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At the heart of Boston is a cow pasture that made U.S. history. Early colonists used Boston Common for grazing cattle until 1640, when it became America's first public green space. The Puritans cast a long shadow over the Common, erecting a public gallows for hanging accused witches and hapless Quakers. Today, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Lyric Opera perform tragic deaths on the Common strictly for entertainment. Kids play epic games of tag across the Common's 50 acres of history, from the Puritans' spooky Central Burying Ground to the lawn where Dr. Martin Luther King led 1960s civil rights protests. Bostonians have skated across frozen Frog Pond each winter for centuries, and couples have sweated out first dates in pedal-powered Swan Boats on the Public Gardens Lagoon since 1877. Tricorn-hatted docents from the Common Visitors Center lead visitors along the Freedom Trail, in the footsteps of revolutionaries who plotted the Boston Tea Party at Old South Meeting House and were buried in Granary Burying Grounds. Sleek downtown buildings rub shoulders with colonial brick landmarks on School Street, where a mosaic marks the site of America's first school around 1635. Charles Dickens was a regular at downtown's historic Omni Parker House—but he probably would have enjoyed a drink in the Clink, the new Liberty Hotel bar inside the former Charles Street Jail.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Boston Common

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown
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4.0
275 Tremont St, Boston
from $167
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
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4.0
240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
from $159
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown Seaport
from $246
Hotel 140
Hotel 140
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4.0
140 Clarendon St, Boston
from $169
The Midtown Hotel
The Midtown Hotel
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3.7
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $99
Onyx Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
Onyx Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
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4.3
155 Portland St, Boston
from $169
Loews Boston Hotel
Loews Boston Hotel
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4.5
154 Berkeley Street, Boston
from $219
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
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4.0
161 Devonshire St, Boston
from $152
Bricco Suites
Bricco Suites
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4.3
241 Hanover Street, Boston
from $195
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
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4.1
207 Porter St, Boston
from $169
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