Copley Square Hotel
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Valet parking costs $46 per day
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
The staff at the hotel were very friendly. The rooms we had were nice but my bathroom was tiny.. I've never seen anything so small.. the shower door touched the toilet when open.. it resembled a closet.. other than that the hotel was well located but a good 20min walk to the harbour.
Bathroom was way too small. The room also had too much furniture for it's size which made it feel smaller. They could do with a mini fridge in the rooms.
Overall a lovely hotel. Would stay again.
Fabulous hotel in a great location. Large comfortable bed and modern quiet room. Its the little extras that make this a better quality hotel. We were staying a week, so requested a fridge which was brought up on the first night. We also requested a later check out than normal as we had a later flight and they kindly obliged. They also have free tea and coffee in the morning, free home made lemonade in the afternoon and free wine between 5pm amd 6pm. There is also an excellent supermarket next door for convenience. We had a lovely holiday thanks to this great hotel and lovely friendly staff.
Rooms are dark and dreary as is front area downstairs. It has tried to merge a grand central staircase with bad modern design throughout. It was immediately unpleasant and rather weird. Ugly animal pictures over two small arrival desks. The elevators are so slow and one of the two has such a narrow door you can hardly get into the space especially with a suitcase.
This hotel is excellent. The rooms were great, so quiet and comfortable. I have to mention the curtains were the darkest I have ever experienced, when closed you wouldn't know it was daytime. The windows were double glazed so you could not hear any noise from outside. We slept really well here. The location is so good too. There are cafes and restaurants very close (heaps within 5-10 minutes walk). You can walk easily to Boston Common, a beautiful park, and the start of the freedom trail. It is also only a 20 minute walk to Fenway Park. I recommend this hotel highly.
Very good hotel friendly staff comfortable room really enjoyed my time very well looked after staff very friend l very good breakfast everything you could ask for good variety staff couldn't do enough for you