Hotels near Downtown
“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
- Matsuo Basho
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.

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Points of Interest near Downtown
Fenway ParkTD GardenBoston CollegeAlumni Stadium
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square
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3.7
421 reviews
88 Exeter St, Boston
from $199
InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston
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4.0
1307 reviews
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston
from $252
The Midtown Hotel
The Midtown Hotel
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3.4
1334 reviews
220 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $99
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel
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4.4
710 reviews
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
from $336
Courtyard by Marriott Boston South
from $149
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
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4.1
229 reviews
200 Boylston St, Boston
from $495
Chandler Inn Hotel
Chandler Inn Hotel
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3.5
1638 reviews
26 Chandler St, Boston
from $149
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
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4.1
88 reviews
776 Boylston St, Boston
from $595
Club Quarters in Boston
Club Quarters in Boston
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3.8
2691 reviews
161 Devonshire St, Boston
from $159
Ames Boston Hotel
Ames Boston Hotel
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3.8
1514 reviews
1 Court Street, Boston
from $199
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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.

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