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Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay district just steps from the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill and the Freedom Trail, the Fairmont Copley Plaza is one of the grand dames of the city, which has been a Boston landmark since its opening in 1912. Following its 100th anniversary, the guestrooms underwent a complete renovation ensuring that the hotel leaps well and truly into the 21st century, whilst retaining the historic façade and grand lobby which has made it such an icon.
Guestrooms and suites are spacious, combining modern and traditional décor in shades of sky blue, grey and plum, with luxurious marble bathrooms. Contemporary sketches of the city adorn the walls, whilst rich fabrics and dark wood furniture add a more classic feel to the design. Some guestrooms enjoy city views, whilst others look out over peaceful interior courtyards.
OAK Long Bar and Kitchen is an American brasserie style restaurant, with vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, and a long copper topped bar dotted with studded leather bar chairs. Enjoy sipping handcrafted cocktails and fine wines, accompanied by sharing plates created from the freshest local produce, or a la carte dishes. Due to the central location of the hotel, there is also an array of fantastic dining options within walking distance.
The Fairmont Copley Plaza offers all of the amenities expected of a luxury city hotel; concierge service, babysitting and laundry, as well as a state of the art Rooftop health club, with panoramic city views. Unlike many large US cities, Boston is particularly pedestrian friendly, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza's central location makes exploring, shopping and dining out a breeze.
Why we love it
The hotel offers all of the services and amenties expected of a luxury city hotel, along with a few unexpected ones too, like Catie and Carly Copley - two black Labradors who greet guests on arrival, and can be taken for walks and runs by hotel guests who are missing their own canine companions back home.
Alexandra, Original Traveller