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This tony neighborhood--one of the two most expensive residential areas in Boston--started as a bay. The bay was filled in during the 19th century to create the area now known by the name Back Bay. The area is known for its Victorian brownstones...more
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We stayed in Back Bay and so glad we did as it’s close to all shopping as in the small boutiques on Newbury sytreet and the shopping malls at Copley Square and Prudential . As for restaurants there are heaps of choices from very expensive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

A very walking friendly city -- public transport easy to negotiate (T) stayed just outside the Theatre district one block from the common. The Godfrey Hotel was one of the best I've stayed in, although the staff in the attached café were not particularly welcoming...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Diane S
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Stroll Newbury Street, Boyleston Street and Commonwealth Avenue to fully enjoy the Back Bay area. Sites you can enjoy along the way are The PRU (Prudential Building), the John Hancock Building, Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. Architecture, Culture and Nature to enjoy depending...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Our hotel was located in Back Bay, and I am so glad I chose this location. We were lucky enough to have a room with a view of the river. It is a lovely, safe area with a bit of everything. Plenty of shops, restaurants...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Boston Public Library, Chruch, Copley square, shops and restaurants. Newberry street where the posh shops are also a few blocks away.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Came in for dinner with a group of colleagues after work. The food was good. I had the seafood chowder with sourdough bread, it was just ok. Then they brought out the side dishes of mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and fried Brussels sprouts-they were served...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Easy to get to by subway or the Hop on Hop bus. There is plenty to see that is of historic value plus there is shopping centres to brouse in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank char5656
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Enjoyed a slow stroll around the Back Bay area, including Commonwealth Ave and Copley Square. Great range of building styles to see, easy for pedestrians and friendly locals, all good

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Great combination of residential, commercial, parks, museums, marinas, waterscapes and landscapes! Hustle and Bustle

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Stroll the park on Commonwealth Ave. Visit the boutiques or restaurants on Newbury Street or Boylston Street. Lots to see and do and always can stop by the Prudential and go to the top for a great view of Boston.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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Response from sorr826 | Reviewed this property |
There are parking garages all over downtown Boston. Depends on where you want to go. I know the mall at Copley place has parking and you can take the train and or the bus to downtown Boston from there or enjoy the Back... More