Hotels near Downtown
"One of the 50 Websites that make the web great."
"Hipmunk is the best travel site on the Web. Period."
"Stands out for its fun, interactive and deal-scoring features."
“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.”
- John Steinbeck
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 Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common
|
8.6
Excellent
10 Avery Street, Boston
from $429
The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
|
8.8
Excellent
215 Charles Street, Boston
from $165
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
|
8.8
Excellent
200 Stuart St, Boston
from $132
Charlesmark Hotel
Charlesmark Hotel
|
8.3
Excellent
655 Boylston Street, Boston
from $99
Boston Hotel Buckminster
Boston Hotel Buckminster
|
8.1
Excellent
645 Beacon St, Boston
from $86
Harborside Inn
Harborside Inn
|
8.5
Excellent
185 State Street, Boston
from $99
The Westin Boston Waterfront
The Westin Boston Waterfront
|
8.6
Excellent
425 Summer Street, Boston
from $129
Hotel Commonwealth
Hotel Commonwealth
|
9.0
Excellent
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
from $167
The Langham Hotel Boston
The Langham Hotel Boston
|
9.0
Excellent
250 Franklin Street, Boston
from $186
Hotel 140
Hotel 140
|
7.9
Good
140 Clarendon, Boston
from $89