I am a Boston local and decided to have a staycation in the city I live. I found the Copley Square Hotel by bidding on Priceline.com.
This was my first time in the hotel. The decor is dark and modern, but warm. It appears to have been updated recently. I arrived at 8:30am and thankfully they were able to happily accommodate my very early check in. The room I was in was one of the bigger king bedded rooms, and I was warned that the music from the bar downstairs could be heard. I assured the front desk staff that I can sleep through a train wreck and that it wouldn't be an issue.
The room was interesting. It had a nice big bay window, but it was very dark. There was plenty of lamps, but not a lot of natural light. One nice touch was the chandelier above the bed. So many hotels have the flush mount light fixture on the ceilings. The chandelier added dimension and charm. The furniture was nice, desk was big, good sized flat screen TV (no hi-def channels though), iPod dock, comfortable settee. You can tell that the building is old by the footprint of the room. The bathroom was cobbled onto the hotel room in an awkward but charming way. Modern, clean, nice big tub and rain shower head.
All the staff were friendly and helpful, greeting me every time I left and returned.
My only issue was that I had requested turn down service in the evening, but when I returned to my room that night it hadn't been turned down. Not a big deal. I didn't really need turn down service - just thought it would be nice. I called down to the front desk to let them know and they were very apologetic. They offered me a breakfast voucher for the oversight.
I certainly heard the music from the bar downstairs. It wasn't loud, but you can hear it. I was expecting much worse though - I had been anticipating being able to feel/hear the bass. As I mentioned before, I can sleep through anything. I could see someone who doesn't sleep as soundly having a problem with the noise though.
Breakfast the next morning in the restaurant was nice. The menu seemed pretty comprehensive and the prices actually seemed reasonable - surprising for a Boston hotel restaurant. I enjoyed the corned beef hash and eggs.
Other nice touches: complimentary wi-fi, complimentary coffee/tea in the morning, complimentary wine in the evening.
I probably won't stay here again - not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I'm a local and almost never have a reason to get a hotel in the city.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family. It's in a great location - very close to the Orange line and Green line. It's centrally located to so many things in the city: shopping (Newbury Street, Copley Place, Prudential), Duck Tours, Fenway Park, restaurants, bars, museums, the library, etc.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Copley Square
- Copley Square Boston
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Renovated with $18 Million Dollars. The Copley Square Hotel is in the heart of Boston's fashionable Back Bay and minutes from Boston's Logan Airport. Enjoy the many well known attractions that are steps away; Prudential Center, Trinity Church, Newbury street with its street lined cafes, restaurants and world class shops, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Public Library and Hynes Convention Center. ... more less
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