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Fairmont Copley Plaza

5 stars
138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
70 reviews
Lovely stay

Enjoyed my stay. Lovely hotel, excellent location. See full review

  • Laurel W.
  • Jan 7, 2015
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
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

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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:
3:00 AM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (70)

Ratings and reviews for Fairmont Copley Plaza

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Randy.B
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 30, 2012

Amazingly Grand Property

My wife and I stayed just one night but wished we had more time. Everything about the property was great from the spacious room to the beautifully restored public areas. We especially liked meeting Catie Copley the resident black labrador retriever. She lives at the hotel and has a place of honor right by the front desk complete with crystal water bowl. Will stay here again next time we are in town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

drinks or snacks on top of the Prudential! Well worth the walk!

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lindyg
Business
worcester ma
Feb 22, 2013

great location and service

very good location and fantastic bar. we really enjoyed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

got to the red lantern . beautiful ambience and great food.

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nation Wide 2013
Business
Seattle
Mar 10, 2013

Luxury is in the details

From the moment you enter until the moment you leave the fairmont experience is all about you. The staff is attentive and personable. The rooms are impeccably kept and stocked.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots to do in the area for any type of traveler. Particularly lots of gay bars and clubs near by.

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FRMDB
Business
Mexico City
Sep 15, 2013

Great trip

Excellent hotel. Very good service and delicious breakfast. The best location. We really enjoyed our trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Fenway Park to a Red Socks game

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Benji12
Business
Hingham
Dec 16, 2013

Very nice

Great hotel, great location, friendly and helpful staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
boston ma
Mar 7, 2011

Romantic getaway

relax ate at oak bar sight seeing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

go to the Oak Bar in the hotel great drinks food and jazz

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jayhoya
Business
Washington, DC
Apr 5, 2010

Great Easter Weekend accomodations

My old Fairmont Presidents Club membership had lapsed due to inactivity, so I got another one just before this trip. I'd never stayed at this property before, but have had great experiences in Montreal, San Francisco, & elsewhere. But service was great from the moment I got out of the cab. Complimentary room upgrade, and very accomodating staff. Beautiful classic facility - a true 'Grande Dame' of Boston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Walk about a block to the 'Back Bay' T station, & take it up to the Haymarket Station. Then a short walk thru Little Italy to Giacomo's Restaurant Northend at 355 Hanover Street. Always a line out the door, but a true 'local' experience, & easy to get to/from the Fairmont Hotel.

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pennsylvania
Oct 18, 2010

Elegance of a bygone era!

We stayed at the Fairmont Copley when we were in Boston to attend a wedding at the Boston Public Library. The hotel provided every element of charm in appearance, combining the elegance of a bygone era with the updated conveniences. The complete restoration is exquisite! The staff was completely professional, very attentative to details and willing to solve small problems promptly. I only wish our stay could have been longer, so we could have enjoyed more time at the hotel. Also, the location was perfect - directly across the street from the wedding and reception.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Check with the consierge desk at the Hotel.

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Review of Fairmont Copley Plaza

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Monterrey, Mexico
May 31, 2010

Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Fairmont has a geat location. We really enjoy being walking distance from many interesting places. My room was small,but confortable and quiet. I didn´t like the view of my room (a dirty ceiling).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

You can shop and get good food at Prudential Center, just a short walk away from the hotel.

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