$207 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 25, 2014 Check-out: Nov 28, 2014

Fairmont Copley Plaza

5 stars
138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
68 reviews
Fairmont Copley

It is a great, beautiful old hotel centrally located It has been largely renovated, but old doors,... See full review

  • abbab
  • Mar 27, 2014
Very nice

Great hotel, great location, friendly and helpful staff See full review

  • Benji12
  • Dec 16, 2013
Opulent, grand historic property in the heart of Boston's Back Bay

Since opening in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza has welcomed guests to enjoy elegance and upscale comfort in the heart of the city. The hotel grants access to the best of Boston, much within walking distance. The hotel's 383 guest rooms and suites feature residential-like décor inspired by the neighboring classic townhomes. Dine at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Back Bay's hottest drinking destination. Stay healthy with an on-site fitness center featuring various cardio and weight-training equipment.

Highlights
  • Century-old historic property in the Back Bay
  • OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, popular dining spot for locals and visitors alike
  • New 3,000 square-foot rooftop fitness center
  • On-site valet parking
  • Pets welcome
Rooms
The Fairmont Copley Plaza's 383 refined guest rooms, including 17 elegant suites, gain inspiration from neighboring Back Bay townhouses. Comprising rich fabrics, custom furnishings and marble bathrooms, guest rooms immediately welcome visitors. Some rooms feature decorative fireplaces while others overlook Copley Square. All rooms feature a 32-inch flat-screen LCD TV with OnDemand movies, iHome docking station and digital safe. Guests can sink into the pillow-top mattress and enjoy fresh air from widows that actually open while staying connected via high-speed Internet (fees apply). Rollaway beds are available for $25.00 per night plus tax.
Features

The Fairmont Copley Plaza boasts a grand property with a prime location, but that's not all. Guests have access to one of Boston's top-rated restaurants, the Oak Room, named best steakhouse by Boston magazine. The adjacent Oak Bar features classic cocktails and delightful martinis. With so much to do around Boston guests can enlist the hotel's babysitting services. An on-site fitness center keeps health top of mind and for more rigorous exercise, the hotel has relationships with neighboring health clubs.

Transportation
  • Nearest Subway: Green Line Copley Station (1 block)
  • Hynes Convention Center (3 blocks)
  • Logan International Airport (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
Attractions
  • Newberry Street (1 block)
  • Beacon Hill (.7mi/1.2 km)
  • Freedom Trail (.8 mi/1.3 km) 
  • Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market (2.2 mi/3.6 km)
Business
  • 23,000 square-feet of Renaissance-inspired meeting space
  • 13 meeting rooms with a grand ballroom able to accommodate 1,100 guests

Hotel Map

42.3496 -71.076
Area served
Boston
Nearby airports
Boston Logan International Airport - 3 Miles; T.F.Green International Airport - 60 Miles; Manchester - Boston Regional Airport - 50 Miles
Area description
Located in Boston's historic Back Bay, this architectural landmark stands alongside the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and Hancock Tower in Copley Square.

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Fairmont Copley Plaza Rooms

Fairmont Room
Our traditional guest rooms were designed with today's chic, sophisticated traveler in mind. A soothing color scheme of blues and grays paired with sleek, elegant furnishings offer a modern feel with classic touches. Each room features high-speed Internet access and an expansive desk.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe guest rooms feature the same classic design as our Fairmont Rooms while offering additional space and furnishings, including a sumptuous club chair that's perfect for curling up with a good book or the morning paper. Each Deluxe Room has been elegantly appointed with custom furnishings and full marble bathrooms.
Signature Room
These spacious rooms overlook Copley Square and the park's architectural landmarks, Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. Admire the view from a cozy sitting area, or take advantage of all of the business amenities included. From the full marble bathroom to the rich fabrics and crisp white bedding, these rooms are designed with high-end style in mind.
Fairmont Gold Room
Fairmont Gold rooms offer complimentary High Speed Internet Access and feature all of the amenities and conveniences of Fairmont Gold. Each room has been elegantly decorated in a rich classic design with custom-made furnishings.
Moderate Room
Our Moderate guest rooms are cozy, yet elegantly furnished rooms recommended for a single traveler or sightseeing couple. A design of soft textiles and sleek, custom furnishings blend comfort with quiet sophistication. Each room features the same luxurious amenities as the Fairmont Room, but at an economical price.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest

Nearby points of interest

  • Trinity Church: 0 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.1 mi
  • Copley Square: 0.4 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.6 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.7 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.7 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.8 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.9 mi
  • Fenway Park: 1.1 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 1.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Trinity Church: 0 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.1 mi
  • Copley Square: 0.4 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 0.4 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.6 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.7 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 0.7 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.7 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.8 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.9 mi
  • Fenway Park: 1.1 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 1.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 1.2 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 1.2 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 1.3 mi
  • TD Garden: 1.3 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 1.3 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 1.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 1.5 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.6 mi
  • Old North Church: 1.6 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 2 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 2 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 2.2 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 2.2 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 2.2 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Castle Island: 3.4 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 4.3 mi

Dining

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is a new, American brasserie style restaurant in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. Sip a hand crafted cocktail, sample a farm to table American menu featuring local ingredients and purveyors, and savor the dramatic results of an extensive restoration, full of thoughtfully curated details.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0300
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (68)

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont Copley Plaza

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
68 out of 68
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
istalion20
Business
NYC
Oct 6, 2014

Fairmont Copley Boston

Great hotel and location. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Barking Crab

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Welovetravel
Business
Danvers, MA
Sep 1, 2014

Staycation

My husband and I stayed at the Fairmont for a quick overnight to enjoy the city. We we pleased with the staff, room and location. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Oak long bar brunch....amazing. Must have monkey bread!

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Comeon
Business
Houston
Aug 24, 2014

Fairmont Copley leaves you wanting

Expensive hotel, great location, not something I'd do again. I stay at a lot of nice hotels and this is simply an expensive hotel. Internet service was an extra charge and the service was slow, error prone and hopelessly out of date. You'd think when you can get internet FREE at Motel 6 that if they are going to charge you $10 a day, they'd at least have something better than two tin cans connected by strings. Said to be one of Obama's favorite destinations in the B city - you can see why - doesn't work well, is expensive and not what it represents itself to be.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Legal Seafood place around the corner is excellent for seafood.

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lobster Gal
Business
NYC
Jul 10, 2014

Terrific Biz trip

Very easy and comfortable. Room was a bit small, but nicely decorated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Roost Cafe on Newbury St.

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Georgian007
Business
Georgia
Jul 10, 2014

Don't get much of anything for what you pay for !!

Except for your Bed and Bathroom in the Room, you pay extra for everything.... Internet, B/F, etc. etc. That is on top of $200+ room rate !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MBP2014
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 10, 2014

Expected more

The lobby and location of the Fairmont Copley Plaza are just outstanding--the lobby truly looks like something out of a fairy tale. Once you get upstairs, though--our room was average (and definitely not 5 star), walls were thin, no fan or other way to get humidity out of the bathroom post-shower, lack of attention to detail like dusting the floorboards, etc. Staff was nice but could have been warmer (see: Four Seasons). This is not really a 5 star property but a 4 star property with a 5 star lobby. (Maybe the extra star can be for the adorable black Labs, Catie and Carly Copley, who are the hotel's mascots).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BTinHernando
Business
Hernando, MS
Jul 8, 2014

Great atmosphere; small rooms

Beautiful hotel with fantastic staff. The only negative is the size of our queen size room. Very small room. However, the friendly staff and location to everything around Boston more than made up for the room size!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
abbab
Business
Laguna Beach, CA
Mar 27, 2014

Fairmont Copley

It is a great, beautiful old hotel centrally located It has been largely renovated, but old doors, large rooms, high ceilings, etc. still prevail The bar is fabulous - ceilings must be 20 - 30 feet high, very well decorated, beautiful bar top, fireplace behind the bar - sensational Only drawback is the bar/restaurant staff are not on a par with the hotel staff or the facility itself - they don't have the service attitude and enthusiasm that one would desire or expect

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Countess L
Business
New York
Mar 20, 2014

Beautiful hotel, but noisy

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel lobby is beautiful! The hotel decoration is quite tasty. The staff were polite and pleasant. The location is about 2 blocks away from Back Bay Station. However, I did not sleep well at all as I could hear noise from the hallway and from upstairs. I took sleeping pill but still unable to sleep well and constantly woke up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CAdd
Business
Boston
Mar 2, 2014

boston trip

surprised at the hefty parking fee- ouch! my receipt showed added fees and taxes... guess what the parking fee must not be one of those fees! You should list what those fees are and please let us know ahead of time if there is a parking fee!! Snow removal on the streets prevented us from getting any sleep!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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