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Be Steps From Boston Common & More At Our Downtown Crossing Address

Aptly named, Downtown Crossing is at the center of it all; a literal crossroads. It is because of this geographical nexus that this is where staid Yankee Brahmins of Beacon Hill share a bench with working-class immigrants of “Southie.” Where bankers suited in pinstripes from the Financial District stand in line with performing arts students with full-sleeve tattoos from Emerson College. Tourists from Faneuil Hall and the North End (Little Italy) adjust their camera settings while school children from Chinatown adjust their backpacks. Weary office workers disappear down escalators into the “T” (Boston’s subway) just as theater and concertgoers eagerly emerge. A step to the left and you are strolling through America’s oldest public park, Boston Common. A step to the right, find yourself craning up at Boston’s newest luxury condominium skyscraper, Millennium Tower.

Boston is a little big city with a lot packed in and our boutique hotel in the center of Downtown Crossing is the perfect place to begin and end your days of exploring. Within a hop, skip and a jump you can sail in the Boston Harbor, catch a show at Boston Opera House, munch on a cannoli in the North End, take in a Celtics or Bruins game at “the Garden”, ride the Swan Boats in Boston Public Garden, dine on dim sum in Chinatown or trace history on the Freedom Trail. Visiting for business? Post Office Square is mere minutes away too! Are you dreaming bigger? Well then, take the T a few stops to Harvard, MIT, Boston University or Northeastern University. Or, you could just hop off and catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park instead (unless you’re a Yankees fan).

Oh, the places you will go!

Boston Common in Spring

Boston Common

Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles
The Boston Common, founded in 1634, is the oldest public park in America. From Colonial times to the present day, the Common has been at the center stage of American history. 

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Macy's Signage

Macy's

Macy's, established in 1858, is the Great American Department Store - an iconic retailing brand over 740 stores operating coast-to-coast and online. 

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

This bustling indoor-outdoor market opened as a market for merchants, fishermen and vendors in 1743 and was the site of impassioned speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis, and others encouraging independence from Great Britain. 

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Boston Chinatown

Boston Chinatown

Chinatown, Boston is a neighborhood located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. 

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Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is home to the Massachusetts State House and many historical landmarks, including the Boston African American National Historic Site. 

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Boston Harbor with skyline

Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor is a natural harbor and estuary of Massachusetts Bay, and is located adjacent to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. 

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Shops along Newbury Street

Newbury Street

Lined with elegant brownstones that serve as shops, sidewalk cafés and art galleries, this upscale shopping street...

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TD Garden Exterior

TD Garden

In addition to serving as the home for the NBA’s Boston Celtics and the NHL’s Boston Bruins, TD Garden is the site of Boston’s top concerts, family friendly performances and more.

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Prudential Center Exterior

Prudential Center

Why not start right here in the middle of everything Boston has to offer? 

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Boston Public Library Interior

Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, founded in 1848.

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Boston City Hall

Boston City Hall

Visit Boston City Hall and get a close-up glimpse of the city government at work. You can also tour several art galleries promoting the work of Boston area artists. 

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Fenway Park

Fenway Park

Cheer on the Boston Red Sox at America’s oldest, most iconic ballpark. Even 

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Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum Interior

Isabella Stewart Gardner

The museum which bears her name also stands as a testament to her vision. 

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Samuel Adams Brewery Tour Signage

Samuel Adams Brewery

The Boston Brewery is akin to a test kitchen – it’s where we try out new ingredients, and brew specialty beers that are available only in the Boston area or in our Brewery tasting rooms. 

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Boston Museum of Fine Arts Exterior

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fourth largest museum in the United States.

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MIT Campus

MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, often cited as one of the world's most prestigious universities. 

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Statue on Harvard Campus

Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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African Meeting House Exterior

African Meeting House

Built in 1806 in the heart of what was then Boston's biggest free black neighborhood...

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Library Interior

Boston Athenaeum

Founded in 1807 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966...

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Bunker Hill Monument

Bunker Hill Monument

A 221-foot granite obelisk commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill, this monument and museum...

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Kennedy Center

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Celebrating the life and accomplishments of John F. Kennedy, this impressive building designed by I.M. Pei...

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Science Museum

Museum of Science

Step inside this world-class museum and you’ll immediately find yourself face-to-teeth with a life-sized T-Rex.

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Explore the wonders of sea, while you cavort with harbor seals, sharks, rays, penguins, sea lions and more.

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Old South Meeting House

Old North Church

The oldest church building in Boston and an active Episcopal church to this day...

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USS Constitution

USS Constitution

Winner of all 40 sea battles in which she fought, “Old Ironsides” is one of the six original frigates that made up the United States Navy. 

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