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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 3603 Reviews
This is how a great hotel should be!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Everything about the Fairmont Copley Plaza speaks to elegance, history, and hospitality. The Concierge team are exceptional. Jeanne, Joe, and Natalie helped with advice and planning for my entire trip. Connor at Front Desk was helpful and friendly throughout. The room was very comfortable, the restaurant and bar were great. I can't wait to visit again!

EQ 2018 Boston Trip
Reviewed 1 day ago

We love how the Copley is central to so many places of interest and activity in Boston. It made meeting friends convenient. We we able to use public transportation a lot. The restaurants were great. Staff was very helpful.

Reviewed 1 day ago

Phenomenal hotel. I’ve stayed at the Four Seasons and Ritz properties in Boston.... I must say the lobby bar at this property puts it in a category all its own. Service and professionalism of team members was outstanding - I was made to feel extra special throughout my stay. Rooms were awesome, well appointed, very clean and had very comfortable bedding. Excellent location within Boston as well.

Stay here, you won’t be disappointed.

Fairmont at Copley Plaza - Boston
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent 4 days (3 nites). We just loved the place. Everyone is so nice, friendly and courteous. Location is ideal and centrally located for many “things to do”, from the Freedom Trail, to Cheers, to the historic Trinity Church, to Fenway Park, to the Museum of Fine Art. Like Boston, the Fairmont is historic and beautiful. Highly recommend it!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Location perfect and service first class from everyone in the Hotel. We booked a Standard Room which was great but didn't include breakfast. No matter...The Friendly Toast around the corner is one of the best places for breakfast in Boston which is why there are queues out the door (which move quickly.)
Great Gym and roof terrace on the top floor and they supply workout kit if you forget. Special thanks to Padah in the Gym from Rm 632 as she could not have been more helpful.
Can't comment on the food as we eat out but a nice and lively bar in the evening.
Really great city centre hotel and definitely stay again. Should have been 5 stars but took away a star for paintwork on the ceiling in our room (very small damage but should have been so easy to rectify and dented kettle - both small things but....)