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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


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


4.5 Very Good 3782 Reviews
Really small rooms
Reviewed 1 day ago

Most rooms in the States are generously proportioned, but not at the Fairmont Copley. Any cat swinging would result in said cat being injured. Public areas are very grand, staff are very helpful. Good location for exploring Boston. Bus to airport stops right outsde the hotel. Excellent in house bar, please see my review for the Oak Bar.

Wonderful hotel with great staff that goes the extra mile!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our stay at the Fairmont Copley was wonderful and Jamie went above and beyond to make us feel special and welcome. Our room was clean, comfortable, and spacious. We were able to check in early and get a later check out, which was great since we were there when daylight savings time started!

Boston Baby Shower
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel is excellent on aspects - front desk, Gold Floor Desk, restaurant, bar, gym, location, etc. I would reccommend this hotel for business or leisure travel. Great service on Gold Floor. Plus I love their Rose 31 products.

Wonderful stay!
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hotel was recommended by a friend who lives in Boston and we could not have been happier with it! Centrally located, with very friendly and helpful staff. Lively first floor bar. Very comfortable beds and rooms. 5 stars,,

Wonderful Hotel
Reviewed 7 days ago

Well, despite a recent negative review another user has posted, I couldn’t be more satisfied with Fairmont Copley Plaza. The hotel choice was because a course I was into, which was held at the Hotel. So I could not only try the room and staff, but also the cathering. What do I have to say? Well, first of all they have a super friendly and well trained staff. From reception to the Bellman. The location also is outstanding. Where else do you have the Public Library, a metro and a high end mall like Prudential Center within a (short) walking distance?? The room has plenty of space, the cleaning was impeccable and, at lest my room, the space is very well conserved. Although I prefer more modern, yet classic, architecture, the hotel common spaces with its “Versailles like” decoration is very classy. The cathering and room service was also good, and regarding to Physical Activities, they have a running club and even provide apparel if requested. What else could one ask from a hotel? I ll come back for sure.