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What We Love

  • Signed lithographs by Matisse, Picasso and Chagall in the lobby lounge
  • Carly Copley, the friendly resident canine ambassador
  • Eight themed mini-suites, tributes to Boston’s iconic institutions like The Freedom Trail and Boston Public Library
  • A 3,000-square-foot rooftop health club

What To Know

  • Request an in-room Swedish or deep tissue massage, thanks to the hotel’s recent partnership with on-demand service, Zeel
  • Fairmont Gold members are treated to a complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres at the private lounge
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property
  • Babysitting services are available for an additional charge

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Historic 1912 Back Bay grande dame facing Copley square, with nipped-and-tucked interiors and superior service

The Lowdown

If this Beantown landmark bears even the slightest resemblance to New York’s Plaza Hotel, it’s no coincidence: both early 20th-century masterpieces were designed by architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who had a penchant for French and Venetian Renaissance flourishes. In celebration of the hotel’s centennial in 2012, a $20 million renovation overhauled the 383 guest rooms to include mod cons like USB ports and Keurig coffee makers and transformed the property’s iconic old-school cocktail lair, The Oak Room, into an up-to-date industrially-themed bistro (the 83-foot copper-topped bar is especially striking) while swapping its previous raw bar with fresh, farm-to-table fare. Fortunately, certain trademark adornments, like trompe l’oeil paintings on the gilded ceilings above the 5,000-square-foot lobby and period antiques, still remain. Also intact is the Fairmont’s signature, over-the-top service: guests can rent BMW bikes, concierges regularly set up dog walks with the resident pet for those missing their canine companions, and, upon request, mornings can be kick-started with rooftop yoga at the state-of-the-art gym.

In the Area

Situated in Copley Plaza (a 15-minute drive from Logan Airport), just a block from Amtrak’s Acela Back Bay Station, this hotel makes a serious case for a weekend getaway. Once you’re here, browse the boutiques on nearby Newbury Street, wander the cobblestoned alleys of Beacon Hill, or picnic at Boston Common. For families, the Fairmont regularly offers packages that include tickets to the Boston Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium. On Sundays, be sure to check out SoWa Vintage Market, less than a mile from the hotel, and sift through mid-century modern knick-knacks and flapper dresses until you find a treasure that calls your name.

How to Get There

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
138 Saint James Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Reviews

Fabulous dinner business meeting
gcboston

Wonderful staff: Ashley Kirouac, Leidy Duque, Emily Lopez. We have used the St. James room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza a number of times. It is perfect for our group; the old world intimate charm and feel of Boston's history is a delight.

Comfort and elegance!
Angela S

I stayed at the Fairmont Copley for a "girls weekend" getaway with my mother and sister. We were surprised with an upgrade to "Fairmont Gold" - access to a private lounge and it's many amenities, including complimentary evening appetizers and cocktails from the honor bar. Our room was both comfortable and elegant. Would highly recommend staying here!

Weekend getaway
juliob837

We have stayed at this property before and we continue to appreciate it. Location A +, customer service is top notch. Our room was a pretty good size on the club level.
Club service was impeccable and the crew working at the lounge friendly and helpful.
The lobby is pretty amazing.