Hotels near Charlestown
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
- Saint Augustine
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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Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
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3.7
1008 reviews
296 State St, Boston
from $199
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
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4.0
811 reviews
606 Congress St, Boston
from $179
Ames Boston Hotel
Ames Boston Hotel
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3.8
1514 reviews
1 Court Street, Boston
from $199
InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston
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4.0
1307 reviews
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston
from $252
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
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4.0
1886 reviews
207 Porter St, Boston
from $179
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
Copley Square Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
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3.8
1692 reviews
47 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $199
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
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4.1
229 reviews
200 Boylston St, Boston
from $495
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport
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3.5
979 reviews
225 McClellan Hwy, Boston
from $169
Ramada Inn Boston
Ramada Inn Boston
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3.3
1404 reviews
800 Morrissey Blvd, Boston
from $126
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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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