Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boston, New England, United States of America

At a Glance

  • The hotel of choice for nearly all the US Presidents of the modern era

  • Unexpected palatial grandeur with the wow factor

  • The OAK Long Bar & Kitchen is a beautiful space with fantastic food and a buzzy atmosphere

  • Copley Square is in the heart of Boston's Back Bay with the city's best museums, Boston Common, restaurants and shopping within a short walk.

  • Special perks on the Fairmont Gold Club level rooms

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Fall is Boston's most glorious season, though spring and summer are pleasant as well. These times bring in healthy-sized crowds due to favourable weather and special events. Weather usually remains warm throughout September, while cooler temperatures in October bring out the colorful foliage. Winter lasts too long for most people's tastes, stretching from December to April. During this period, visitors can expect temperatures below freezing and plenty of snow.

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Insider's View

Cross Copley Square to Boston Public Library with its splendid staircase, calm courtyard & cafe, beautiful Sargent murals and reading room from a bygone era. No wonder so many great minds have come out of Boston!

On a clear afternoon, head to the Skywalk Observatory just 10 minutes’ walk from the Fairmont Copley Plaza where you will find sweeping views across the city from the 50th floor.

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Centrally located on Copley Square in Boston's historic Back Bay, The Fairmont Copley Plaza is one of Boston’s luxury landmark hotels a gentle walk away from Boston Common, historic Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail and the boutiques of Newbury Street.

Enjoying a fantastic location on Copley Square with the magnificent Boston Public Library on one end and Trinity Church on the other, the Fairmont Copley Plaza is one of Boston's best addresses. As you enter the hotel from the square you are struck its palatial opulence reminiscent of the classic European Palace hotels. There are fine Italian mosaic floors, chandeliers, hand-woven carpets, oodles of marble, gleaming mirrors and ballrooms. Not surprising then that it tends to the residence of choice for visiting Presidents and dignitaries and there's a definite buzz about this hotel.

A recent revamp has added some subtle contemporary touches to the hotel which blend well with the classic features - particularly in evidence in the atmospheric OAK Long Bar & Kitchen where private members club meets elegant French brasserie. Pull up a handsome leather stool for a cocktail at the copper topped bar, or enjoy bistro classics such as platters of local cheeses, melting pizzas, roasted Maine scallops, great burgers and lobster mac & cheese: comfort food at its best.

The 383 guest rooms and suites are elegantly decorated in blues, plums and greys. The rooms on the Fairmont Gold Floor include perks such as a dedicated check in area, complimentary daily breakfast in the cosy Gold Lounge, computer access, DVD library and a selection of hors d'oeuvres in the evening with an honesty bar.

Other facilities include a large, well-equipped health club and gym.

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza has 383 individually decorated rooms and sophisticated suites. The rooms have been recently re-decorated to give them a more modern feel but still retain the hotel's original image. Guests can choose from deluxe rooms, signature rooms, junior suites, one-bedroom suites and signature suites. Views are either of Copley Square Park or the hotel's inner courtyard. All rooms and suites features luxurious bedding, custom black and white sketches of Boston, coffee makers, LCD flatscreen television, internet access, windows which open and a digital safe.


Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at The Fairmont Copley Plaza. An additional cot or bed can be added to some rooms to accommodate a younger guest. The hotel also offers a babysitting service upon request.


OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is The Fairmont Copley Plaza's signature restaurant. The American brasserie style restaurant serves a farm to table menu and a wonderful selection of cocktails. The sophisticated and modern atmosphere provides a wonderful setting from which to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Guests at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston have access to the brand new, 3,000 square-foot, rooftop health club. The open, loft-like space has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering sweeping views of Boston's Back Bay, and features state of the art TechnoGym equipment, an expansive stretching area, and a trained fitness attendant on-site.


The Fairmont Copley Plaza is ideally located to explore the historic yet cosmopolitan city that is Boston. Whether you're a shopaholic, sightseer, foodie or adventurer, Boston has something to offer you. Newbury Street is home to the city's most fashionable boutiques. The Freedom Trail takes you through 16 historic landmarks. The new Institute of Contemporary Art, overlooking the picturesque harbor, is a remarkable building and has permanent collections for you to admire. The Museum of Fine Arts is also definitely worth a visit, as is the Public Library.



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As soon as you step into the Fairmont Copley Plaza you are overwhelmed by the opulent and intricate surroundings. With grand chandeliers, marble floorings and Tiffany blue on the ceilings there is a somewhat palace-like feel to it. This, coupled with the impeccable service you receive will make for a wonderful stay in Boston. The rooms are traditional with some contemporary touches and are very spacious for an inner-city hotel. Along with this, the hotel is in a great location! It is set just opposite Copley Square with both Newbury and Boylston Street nearby, making it a great spot for shopping and restaurant options.


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Location & directions

Boston, New England, United States of America

The Fairmont Copley Plaza is located overlooking Copley Square just close to Newbury Street, Boston's center for fashionable shopping and the grand Boston Public library.

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