Hotels near Downtown
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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 Downtown

Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
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3.8
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston
from $119
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Boston Garden
from $109
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
Club Quarters Hotel in Boston
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4.0
161 Devonshire St, Boston
from $92
Taj Boston
Taj Boston
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4.5
15 Arlington St, Boston
from $199
Copley Square Hotel
Copley Square Hotel
|
4.1
47 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $126
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
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4.5
200 Boylston St, Boston
from $495
Hotel 140
Hotel 140
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4.0
140 Clarendon St, Boston
from $99
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
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4.5
776 Boylston St, Boston
from $445
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston
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4.5
250 Franklin St, Boston
from $186
InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston
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4.5
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston
from $169
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