Hotels near Charlestown
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
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Colonial row houses make Charlestown look like the long-lost twin of Beacon Hill across the Charles River, but this neighborhood has survived epic trials. Bunker Hill's 221-foot granite obelisk commemorates the long odds faced by ragtag revolutionaries in 1775, when they battled 4,000 British troops with scant ammunition. Worried about gunpowder shortage, American Colonel William Prescott legendarily ordered, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Another local war hero is moored at Charlestown's Navy Yard: the USS Constitution, the 1797 ship that survived cannon fire to earn the nickname "Old Ironsides." Today the warship is open to visitors, while kids dress up as sailors in the dockside museum. Survivors of the 1840s Irish potato famine found safe harbor in Charlestown, and the neighborhood's mostly Irish population still frequents the local St. Mary Catholic church, Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Memorial Rink and Tavern at the End of the World. This seemingly innocent neighborhood has earned quite a rap sheet for bank robberies, inspiring the Ben Affleck heist movie The Town.

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Courtyard by Marriott Boston South
from $149
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
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4.1
88 reviews
776 Boylston St, Boston
from $595
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
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4.0
200 Stuart St, Boston
from $224
The Constitution Inn
The Constitution Inn
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2.6
1398 reviews
150 3rd Ave, Boston
from $167
Seaport Boston Hotel
Seaport Boston Hotel
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4.4
2486 reviews
1 Seaport Lane, Boston
from $208
Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center
Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center
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3.8
704 reviews
811 Massachusetts Ave, Boston
from $179
The Liberty Hotel - A Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel
The Liberty Hotel - A Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel
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3.8
2614 reviews
215 Charles St, Boston
from $269
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
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3.5
925 reviews
240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
from $149
The Eliot Hotel
The Eliot Hotel
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3.9
1461 reviews
370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $295
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
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3.5
4498 reviews
60 School St, Boston
from $206
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Colonial row houses make Charlestown look like the long-lost twin of Beacon Hill across the Charles River, but this neighborhood has survived epic trials. Bunker Hill's 221-foot granite obelisk commemorates the long odds faced by ragtag revolutionaries in 1775, when they battled 4,000 British troops with scant ammunition. Worried about gunpowder shortage, American Colonel William Prescott legendarily ordered, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Another local war hero is moored at Charlestown's Navy Yard: the USS Constitution, the 1797 ship that survived cannon fire to earn the nickname "Old Ironsides." Today the warship is open to visitors, while kids dress up as sailors in the dockside museum. Survivors of the 1840s Irish potato famine found safe harbor in Charlestown, and the neighborhood's mostly Irish population still frequents the local St. Mary Catholic church, Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Memorial Rink and Tavern at the End of the World. This seemingly innocent neighborhood has earned quite a rap sheet for bank robberies, inspiring the Ben Affleck heist movie The Town.

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