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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 3708 Reviews
Boston Elegance
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the moment you arrive, you experience wonderful staff and the iconic hotel. The doormen were friendly and helpful and took care of our car right away. During the holidays, the hotel decorations were fabulous. Amazing architecture that delivered a feeling of warmth and welcome. Staff were friendly and professional. Excellent customer service. Breakfast at the Long Bar was ok, but very expensive.

Excellent always love to stay at the Copley plaza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent always love to stay at the Fairmont Copley plaza tha grand dame of Boston like we used to say I definitely will recommend to all my friends and relatives .keep up the good work and stay the best!

Fairmont Gold is a Gold Experience
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come back to this hotel at least twice per year and always try to stay on the Gold Floor. The Gold service experience and the expert team who work in the Gold Lounge - Jay, Rudy and Gilbert - make this hotel a special home away from home. The team are professionals in every way and will take care of everything you might need. The food, hotel rooms, gold lounge area, gym - you won't want to leave. The location is a bonus because you are within walking distance to most things.

The customer first took a back seat to revenue maximization.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the hotel on their website and realized there was a AAA offer also available. Presented the AAA card at checkin but the staff wouldn’t honor it even for a customer that has had many recent stays at their properties. Unfortunate.

Superb for a fundraising Gala!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worked with the talented Lyndsay Picciano and her team for more than 8 months to plan the USS Constitution Museum's most important fundraiser of the year. From planning to AV, set-up, room reservations, food, beverage, and service - all was impeccable and first rate. Our guests raved about the entire evening. We look forward to coming back again next year! Shout outs to other staff for their hard work: Kiernan Dowd, Haley, Chad Slate and Jenny Ku.