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

Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
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4.1
60 School St, Boston
from $169
Newbury Guest House
Newbury Guest House
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4.5
261 Newbury St, Boston
from $207
Copley House
Copley House
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4.0
239 W Newton St, Boston
from $115
The Langham, Boston
The Langham, Boston
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4.5
250 Franklin St, Boston
from $254
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Downtown Seaport
from $225
W Boston
W Boston
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4.3
100 Stuart Street, Boston
from $254
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
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4.0
240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
from $149
Hotel Commonwealth
Hotel Commonwealth
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4.5
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
from $299
Charlesmark Hotel
Charlesmark Hotel
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4.3
655 Boylston St, Boston
from $99
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport
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4.0
225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston
from $189
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