Fairmont Copley Plaza
Back Bay, 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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Autumn 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 colourful 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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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.
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.
These traditional guest rooms were designed with today’s chic, sophisticated traveler in mind. Elegant furnishings and a soothing color scheme offer a modern feel with classic touches. Each room features an expansive desk with integrated multimedia panel.
Deluxe guest rooms feature the same classic design as our Fairmont Rooms while offering additional space. Featuring elegant furnishings with touches of crown molding, curated art pieces and a soothing color scheme offer a modern feel with classic influences as well as a full marble bathroom.
These spacious rooms overlook Copley Square and the park’s architectural landmarks, Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. The expanded sitting area is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and admire the view.
Designed to be the perfect retreat in the quiet interior of the hotel, our spacious Studios feature a sitting area and full marble bathroom.
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.
Anna Bleasdale (Staff)
Location, location, location! Right on Copley Square, the Fairmont is perfect for my first visit to Boston in 18 years. Im right in the heart of the city, a stones through from the amazing looking shopping at the Prudential Centre and within glimpsing distance of the Boston public library. Step out and Im only 5 minutes walk from the impressive array of boutique shops and restaurants on exclusive Newbury Street, and Boston Common is only 10 minutes further away. The hotel itself is a little bit of a throwback to a bygone era. Opulent and extravagantly looking on first impression, with copious amounts of marble and chandeliers in the entrance way, its a little disappointing when I reach the rather dark hallways upstairs. My room is large with a view toward Copley Square and the bed is comfy, however, the dcor is a little dated, dark woods and a noisy fridge, which takes the edge off a little. The bathroom is perfectly fine for one person, two would struggle though. The shower is great but the bath is tiny so really not for soaking in. Not that I have time as I have such limited time to explore the city, my room is serving as simply somewhere to lay my head. Thats where the Fairmont works. Its got a great location, spacious rooms (guaranteed connectors for families) and the price point is good. For all these things, you can forgive the less than inspiring interiors and just enjoy the benefits instead. It explains why its still a really popular choice.
Georgina Robertson (Staff)
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.
The Boston CityPASS is your ticket to four Boston attractions including the Museum of Science, New Englnd Aquarium, Skywalk Observatory and a choice between the or Harvard Museum of Natural History or a Boston Harbour Sightseeing.
Cape Cod Private Day Tour
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Fenway Park VIP Red Sox Experience
Experience an exclusive tour behind-the-scenes and viewing of the batting practice or participation experience at Fenway Park, the oldest baseball ballpark in the league and home to the Boston Red Sox.
Freedom Trail Family-Friendly Walking Tour
Discover 16 historical sites on this family-friendly walking city tour, guided by an 18th century costumed guide and lean about the American history which shaped the nation we know today.
Private Music Experience at The Symphony
Meet a musician from The Boston Symphony Orchestra for a private music workshop prior to a concert at Symphony Hall.
The Original Boston Duck Tour
Never has history been so much fun! Explore Boston's amazing history aboard the Duck, an amphibious craft that will take you through the city streets before driving into the Charles River, or opt to hop on and off the Trolley as you choose.
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Location & directions
Back Bay, New England, United States of America
The Fairmont Copley Plaza is located overlooking Copley Square just close to Newbury Street, Boston's centre for fashionable shopping and the grand Boston Public library.
How to get there
It is a 7-hour 30-minute direct international flight to Boston's Logan International Airport with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Fairmont Copley Plaza is approximately a 20-minute drive from the airport.
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