The First of its Kind
The hotels near Boston Common offer you both a great night’s sleep and convenience to the famous city park, but before you unwind by walking across its green expanse and visiting the various memorials behind its fences, take a moment to learn a bit about the significance of its history.
The land that is now the Common was originally owned by the first European settler of Boston, a gentleman by the name of William Blaxton. He sold it to the Puritans who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony who then used it for grazing cattle belonging to local families until overgrazing required a law to limit the number of cows on the green at any time. Over the years, between 1630 and 1836, when the ornamental fence was put up around its border, it was host to events both important and terrible, from being the camp of the British during the Revolutionary War, to the site of local hangings for witchcraft, to the starting point of a 200-person riot against food shortage in 1713.
By 1830, grazing was completely banned from the green, the fence was up a few years later, and promenades and malls were built on its border. In fact, the timing of these improvements provides a solid argument for stating that the park was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Today, it remains a mainstay of the city, its oldest park and home to memorials for the Boston Massacre and the Civil War, and annual events like the Outdoor Opera Series, Lighting of the Christmas Tree, and the fireworks on First Night.
Close and Comfortable
The hotels near Boston Common do more than get you close to a National Historic Landmark and all around wonderful urban park, they also provide a excellent place for your to sleep, eat, and play when you aren’t touring the grounds. Upgrade your experience to the top level with a reservation at the Ritz-Carlton, a luxury hotel with premium services and a million-dollar art collection. Get the very best of the present and the future while you enjoy the city’s vibrant past with a one-of-a-kind stay at the Revere Hotel where you can dine in two different quality restaurants and borrow a Kindle while you’re a guest.
Elegance is elementary at the Four Seasons, home to 273 unparalleled rooms and 77 luxury suites with access to an eighth-floor pool that overlooks the city. And at the Hyatt, nothing is out of reach and everything is exactly the way you need it with 30,000 square feet of event space, a 52-foot saline heated swimming pool, and on-site spa services. And if choosing between these amazing hotels seems nearly impossible, at least take comfort in this – every one, no matter which you decide is the right fit for you, is walking distance from the green grass, shops, and events of the Common. Too close for comfort? There’s no such thing with the hotels near Boston Common.