Staying in a Beacon Hill hotel puts you in a convenient location for exploring Boston's most historic neighborhood, once home to the "Brahmin" elite and still the city's most elegant neighborhood.
With Beacon Hill's superb location overlooking Boston Common and the Public Garden, and only a 5-10 minute walk to Downtown, Back Bay, and TD Garden in the West End, these hotels put you within easy reach top attractions and entertainment.
All of Beacon Hill's attractions will be at your doorstep - boutiques and restaurants along Charles Street, stately mansions around Louisburg Square, and the Black Heritage Trail.
Only a few hotels are located in this special neighborhood, but several others are very close by.
XV Beacon is one of Boston's top independently-owned luxury boutique hotels, with fireplaces in all 63 guestrooms and suites, personalized service, and every comfort you could possibly want.
Located on Beacon Street, the hotel gives you a super-convenient location to launch your explorations of Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Marketplace, and the Downtown Waterfront.
What's special: Views from the roof-top terrace - especially if you're lucky enough to be here over July 4th when fireworks light up the sky over the nearby Charles River.
Plus, Boston's Freedom Trail runs past the hotel, giving you an easy way to begin exploring Boston.
Beacon Hill Hotel
With just 12 guestrooms and one suite, Beacon Hill Hotel gives you a true boutique hotel experience, with serene decor, personalized service, and a renowned bistro on the ground floor.
The hotel's Charles Street location puts you right in the middle of the action and in an ideal spot to begin your explorations of this iconic neighborhood.
What you'll enjoy: The bistro's outstanding cuisine, and the wonderful rooftop terrace.
For a special treat, book a winter getaway and bask in the warmth of the fireplace in the lobby.
John Jeffries House
Located at the very end of Charles Street near Cambridge Street, John Jeffries House is a 46-guestroom bed and breakfast inn with some of the best bargain rates in Boston. You can choose a small single one-person room to very large suites, and everything in between. Most have kitchenettes.
Jeffries House's location positions you nicely for exploring Beacon Hill, and is about a 3-minute walk from Massachusetts General Hospital. TD Garden is also not far away.
What's special: Built in 1909, Jeffries House occupies the original site of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary founded in 1824, and initially provided housing for nurses. Renovations preserved the stately red brick and limestone exterior, and inside you'll find attractive reproduction furnishings and upholstered pieces, original moldings, hardwood floors, and period art. Especially if you choose one of the suites, you'll feel as though you're in your own apartment.
The catch: Yes, unfortunately there is a catch - Jeffries House is extremely popular, especially with MGH visitors, and it's far from being a hidden secret - so getting reservations can be tough. If you want to stay here, book as far ahead as possible.
Liberty Hotel's claim to fame is that the 1851 granite building served as the Charles Street Jail until 1990.
Renovations turned it into luxury accommodations while retaining some of the jail's "features" such as a few barred windows.
Although the Liberty Hotel is across Charles Street and thus technically in the West End rather than Beacon Hill, you'll find it perfectly convenient for exploring the neighborhood as well as enjoying the nightlife around TD Garden. It is adjacent to Massachusetts General Hospital.
What's special: Terrific service (such as airport luggage pickup/delivery) and fun ambiance in its lobby and excellent restaurant and bar. Some room offer great views of Boston's July 4th fireworks show over the Charles River.
Like the Liberty Hotel, the Wyndham Hotel is located across Charles Street from today's Beacon Hill (a century or two ago, this area was considered part Beacon Hill's north slope), and is also close to MGH.
The Wyndham offers moderate (for this neighborhood) rates, comfortable furnishings, and convenient location.
What's special: The rooftop swimming pool. Also, behind the hotel is a Whole Foods with a huge section of freshly prepared hot and cold carryout food, rumored to be the biggest of any WF in the country.
Taj Boston Hotel
Taj Boston, located at the edge of the Back Bay neighborhood across from the Public Garden, is another excellent choice close to although not in Beacon Hill.
The luxurious Taj is a great choice for exploring Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Bay Village, and the Theatre District neighborhoods. If you're planning to do lots of shopping along Newbury Street, you'll appreciate the convenient location.
What's special: Floor to ceiling windows in the bar give you a superb view of the beautiful Public Garden as you sip your drink. But there's a lot more to love here: afternoon tea service, crystal chandeliers everywhere, lovely antiques and art. If you're here between March and November, do not miss the spectacular Sunday brunch on the Taj's rooftop terrace overlooking the Public Garden.
Close to the Freedom Trail and Boston Common, the Nine Zero offers a great location and a comfortable boutique hotel experience.
What's to love here: Great service and amenities.
Directly on the Freedom Trail and close to Faneuil Marketplace, Omni Parker House is one of Boston's finest historic hotels.
What's special: This is the original home of Boston Cream Pie - so be sure to indulge while you are here!