Prime location in the historic Back Bay neighborhood near Green and Orange T lines
This city landmark dates back to 1891, but there are mod cons such as comforts of home like iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
Fruity cocktails at minibar lounge
What To Know
Starting at 205 square feet, rooms range in size from small to average size
Valet parking costs $46 per day
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True Beantown original in historic Back Bay with a storied past, surprising new design flair and a low-key martini bar
This city landmark in the desirable Back Bay neighborhood is quintessential Boston. The Fred Pope–designed hotel opened in 1891, and while its location remains choice more than a century later, rooms are modern and chic. Amid the dark palette of the lobby and surrealist paintings, red leather ottomans add a dose of personality that you won’t find at surrounding chain hotels.
Bed & Bath
The 143 guest rooms take a tamer approach than the lobby, sticking to soothing shades of rich chocolate and tan, although patterned rugs and curtains break the space out of the conservative hotel motif. They start at 205 square feet, and although on the small side, they’re part of Copley Place’s intimacy and appeal. All offer creature comforts of home like pillow-top mattresses, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs.
The hotel’s small size means that guests can mingle in the minibar, a low-key martini lounge where sharply dressed professionals relax with cocktails like the Grand Smash (Grand Marnier, mint and lemon), chickpea frites and an indie soundtrack. Below the lounge is Storyville, a former speakeasy-turned-jazz-club that’s hosted classic crooners like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. It reinvented itself as a trendy dance club in 2011, returning to its red light district speakeasy roots.
In the Area
The best of Boston dining is within easy reach of the hotel. Romantic sidewalk cafés on Newbury Street, including lovely Piattini Wine Bar, are practically at your doorstep, and hot spots like the South End’s Restaurant Row and the North End’s Italian bistros are short T rides away. For retail therapy, head to Copley Place and the Prudential Tower where world-class stores include Armani and Zegna. Charming Newbury Street, just a few blocks over, is lined with a wider range of luxury boutiques; try Bobbles & Lace for locally designed party dresses and accessories.
Copley Square Hotel
47 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
How to Get There
Flights are available to Logan International Airport (BOS) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from BOS, about five miles away, can be arranged through the property; prices vary. Taxis to/from BOS are approximately $30 to $40, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, valet parking is an additional $46 per day. Alternatively, self-parking is available through street meter parking.