What are the best historic hotels in Boston?

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Melanie Nayer

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and home to some of the most historical sites in our nation. No matter where you choose to stay in Boston, you're likely to be sleeping near a major piece of out country's history. If you want to sleep among the most historic hotels, check in to one of the following:

XV Beacon: Situated in Beacon Hill, the most historic neighborhood in Boston, XV Beacon is housed in a landmark Beaux Arts building on Beacon Street. It's the architecture of this Forbes star-rated property that makes it so historic. The third story exterior features a limestone band, which supports five stories of Roman brick. On your way to your room you'll step into the original cage elevator of the building from the early 1900s.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza: The Boston landmark in Copley Square just turned 100 and spent $20 million on a makeover. Now with updated rooms, a new health club and a renovated bar and restaurant, the hotel is bringing a bit of modernity to its historic facade.

The Omni Parker House: Located on the Freedom Trail, the oldest continuously operated hotel in the country was also the birthplace of the Boston Cream Pie.

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