Hotels near Downtown
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“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.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Downtown

The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
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8.9
Excellent
26 North St, Boston
from $188
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
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8.0
Excellent
240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
from $169
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
|
8.6
Excellent
606 Congress St, Boston
from $159
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport
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7.8
Good
225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston
from $178
Kimpton Onyx Hotel
Kimpton Onyx Hotel
|
8.6
Excellent
155 Portland St, Boston
from $183
The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
|
8.5
Excellent
1 Court Street, Boston
from $229
Fifteen Beacon
Fifteen Beacon
|
9.3
Excellent
15 Beacon St, Boston
from $445
Mandarin Oriental Boston
Mandarin Oriental Boston
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9.2
Excellent
776 Boylston St, Boston
from $595
Copley House
Copley House
|
8.0
Excellent
239 W Newton St, Boston
from $190
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
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8.6
Excellent
110 Huntington Ave, Boston
from $229
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