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Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Ranked #20 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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“Wonderful summer stay!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I had an opportunity to spend three nights at the Fairmont Copley Plaza the second week in July for a business conference.

Prior to arrival, I was worried that the 100+ year-old hotel wouldn't fit with my taste; that it would be formal, stodgy, and uncomfortable.

I couldn't have been more wrong.

The recent renovation of the rooms brought this grand dame perfectly into 2014. I found the styling to be classic, but modern - complete with a 50" flat-panel HDTV, speedy WiFi (free with membership in the President Club loyalty program), and a nicely-appointed bathroom. Some of the small touches were also appreciated: glazed windows to block noise outside, a rain-style shower head with good pressure, and a good size closet.

Downstairs, the lobby looks every bit as ornate as you'd expect from a hotel this age. Fairmont has done a nice job modernizing certain seating areas and bringing some of their signature service amenities to the forefront. I loved meeting "Cate," Copley Plaza's lobby-dog, who was friendly and a nice escape from the usual business regimen.

The location of the property cannot be beat. You're in walking distance of Back Bay's best restaurants and attractions. Other Boston sightseeing is a short cab ride away.

Give the Fairmont Copley Plaza a second look before jumping to a stereotype conclusion; I'm glad I did!

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Jennifer Z, Manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, from our central location to our many modern amenities. Perhaps we'll get the chance to welcome you back for leisure next time! Thank you, again, for your post.

Warm Regards,
Jennifer Zajac
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Shrewsbury
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Fairmont Copley Plaza is an amazing hotel with the most personable and friendly service. Lovely accommodations and history to enjoy. No better place to stay to enjoy all of Boston, especially on the forth of July, and say Happy Birthday America!

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Jennifer Z, Manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Kelly,
Thank you for your post! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us over the Fourth of July. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and we hope to welcome you back to Boston soon.

Warm Regards,
Jennifer Zajac
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Dublin
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We have just completed the 2nd leg of our whistle-stop honeymoon tour of the US which took us to Boston. As fairly fussy people that really like good service and good hotels, we were bowled over by our experience at the fairmont Copley. Jamie at reception was amazing and ensured we felt like VIP's during our 3 night stay. The rooms were large, stylish and really immaculate with great views of the square. The location was perfect-just a block away from the major shopping street with the start of all major city tours a 2 min walk and the underground stop even closer. The concierge service was brilliant and we had fabulous meals at restaurants recommended and booked by them for us. Our every need was catered for. We will most certainly be back for an extended stay in the near future! The Harringtons

Stayed July 2014
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Jennifer Z, Manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us here on TripAdvisor. I am so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay - especially Jame and the concierge team took such great care of you! Thank you, again, for your post and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Jennifer Zajac
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Little Rock
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a beautiful historic hotel in Boston with all the modern amenities you expect. The hotel is really special because they make you feel like you have arrived at home. The unique thing about it is the precious black lab dogs that live there. Catie and Carley. They are so calm and lazy and kind. There is even a book available for sale in the gift shop about Catie! The location is nice and within walking distance of some good shopping. The OAK bar has fabulous food. Beef Wellington is excellent and the fries are to die for.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Jennifer Z, Manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, from our modern amenities and central location, to our restaurant and canine ambassadors! Thank you, again, for your post and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Jennifer Zajac
Area Manager, Internet Marketing
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Always enjoy this hotel. Great Location! The staff is always very friendly and helpful. We have stayed at this hotel several times over the last 4 years and have never really been disappointed in the hotel.

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Decatur
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I do not like toilettes that take 3-5 times to flush. I also like to have doormen open the heavy doors for me when I have a stroller and 2 kids. That did not happen here. Otherwise, very pretty lobby and comfortable bed. With children, we prefer paying less than $350 a night, and the room service was very very expensive.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Jennifer Z, Manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Paula,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us here on TripAdvisor. I'm disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on a few things during your stay and I'd like to assure you that your post has been sharing with our Director of Rooms, as well as our Director of Front Office, in order to facilitate further internal review. Thank you, again, for your post.

Warm Regards,
Jennifer Zajac
Area Manager, Internet Marketing
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

It was a great weekend. our stay in Gold Lounge was excellent except
you ran out of food about an hour before closing at 11 a.m. Not all entries
But no salmon/boiled eggs and breakfast meats. Overall the experience was exceleent and we will return. Generally we come to Boston 3/4 times a year. Most likely we will see you LKabor day weekend

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Property: Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Address: 138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116-5002
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Boston
#12 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#13 Green Hotel in Boston
#14 Luxury Hotel in Boston
#15 Business Hotel in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston 4.5*
Number of rooms: 383
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury downtown Boston landmark hotel has been a symbol of the city's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. Centrally located in Boston's historic Back Bay, Fairmont Copley Plaza sits steps away from the Boston Public Library, historic Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and Newbury Street. Our Boston hotel offers 383 lavish guest rooms, including 17 elegant suites. Every room has a modern look, while keeping the downtown hotel's rich history and Back Bay location in mind. In addition to 24-hour daily in-room dining service, we are home to one of the hottest drinking and dining destinations in the city, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen ... more   less 
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