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.

Best of all, you can choose from a wide price range, from budget to luxury hotels, all in and near the wonderful Beacon Hill neighborhood.

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Whitney Hotel - Beacon Hill's Most Elegant Hotel

Beacon Hill Boston Hotels - Whitney Hotel Courtyard
Whitney Hotel lobby, with glimpses of Peregrine and the courtyard garden in the background

The elegant and luxurious 65 guestroom Whitney Hotel occupies a prime Beacon Hill location on Charles Street near Massachusetts General Hospital, historical Boston landmarks and 21st century attractions, and next to a footbridge leading to the Esplanade, a lovely park along the Charles River with running paths, summer concerts, and sailing.

Top-notch organic amenities, personalized service, plush beds with Frette linens, and an emphasis on comfort make the Whitney an ideal place to stay when you want a hotel experience that feels like your home away from home. 

Each guestroom features a selection of hand-picked books, and you'll find even more on the shelves flanking the reception desk.

What's special:  Complementary chocolates and other goodies in your room sourced from neighborhood gourmet stores, bikes to use during your stay, a state-of-the-art fitness room, and pet-friendly policies. 

Have a drink or dine on tasty coastal Mediterranean specialties in Peregrine, the boutique hotel's onsite bar/restaurant created by two awarding-winning local restaurateurs, and enjoy the secluded courtyard garden with its soothing fountain, beautiful flowering plants, and fire pit.

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Fifteen Beacon

Acorn Street, close to the Fifteen Beacon Hotel
Acorn Street, close to the Fifteen Beacon Hotel

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.

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Beacon Hill Hotel

With just 14 guestrooms and suites, Beacon Hill Hotel gives you a true boutique hotel experience, with charming decor, personalized service, and a renowned bistro on the ground floor. 

Thanks to a recent total restoration of the 19th exterior, including the brick masonry, slate roof, mahogany windows, and copper gutters and downspouts, as well as a gut-level renovation of the light-filled interior, the historical inn now glows with warmth and hospitality.

The expansive bookshelves in each of the individually-decorated guestrooms will make you feel as though you're in a private home.  Most of the original art displayed throughout the hotel came from art galleries on Newbury Street.

As a final bonus, the hotel's Charles Street location puts you right in the middle of Beacon Hill, and just a few minutes' walk to Boston Common and the Public Garden - the ideal spot to begin your explorations of this iconic Boston neighborhood neighborhood.

What you'll enjoy:  The bistro's outstanding cuisine. 

During warm months, you can savor a drink on the hotel's private rooftop terrace. 

For a special winter treat, book a Boston getaway and bask in the warmth of the fireplace by the bar.

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Liberty Hotel

Beacon Hill Boston Hotels - Liberty Hotel -Secluded patio seating outside the Liberty Hotel
Secluded patio seating outside the Liberty Hotel

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 also 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 rooms offer great views of Boston's July 4th fireworks show over the Charles River.  Public spaces such as Clink, the jail-themed bar, attract locals as well as visitors.

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Wyndham Boston

Beacon Hill Boston Hotels - Wyndham Hotel
Wyndham Hotel, half a block from Beacon Hill and MGH Hospital

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 secluded 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. 

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Why Beacon Hill's Attractions Make It a Top Boston Attraction

The Newbury Boston 

Tulips blooming in Boston's Public Garden in May across from The Newbury Boston
Tulips blooming in Boston's Public Garden in May across from The Newbury Boston

The Newbury Boston, located at the edge of the Back Bay neighborhood across from the Public Garden, is another excellent choice close to Beacon Hill as it is only about a 2-minute walk away.

With 286 guestrooms and (including 90 suites, some with wood-burning fireplaces), The Newbury exudes luxury at every turn, with antique furnishings, original art, and high-end linens and amenities.

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. 

Don't miss the chance to dine at the hotel's Comtessa restaurant's rooftop terrace overlooking the Public Garden.

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More Choices:  Historic Downtown Boston Hotels near Beacon Hill

Both of these hotels are just a 4-5 minutes' walk from Beacon Hill and on (or very close to) the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Marketplace.

Hotel AKA Boston Common

Close to the Freedom Trail and Boston Common, the Hotel AKA Boston Common offers a great location and a comfortable boutique hotel experience.

What's to love here:  Great service and amenities. 

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Omni Parker House Hotel

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!

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