We stayed here recently for a Boston wedding and found the location superb! About 1/2 mile north is Newbury St. area, 1/2 mile east - Public Garden; 1/2 mile west - Prudential/Hynes. Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, Copley Plaza, many tour bus stops etc. two blocks or less.
Staff is helpful in pointing out the best things to do depending time frame and on the preference of walking vs. tour buses vs. boats/cruises and physical abilities as we had some quite senior family members along.
The rooms were clean and neat. This is an older building, so the bathrooms are sufficient but not updated/modern - but who's going to spend their holiday in the shower anyway!
Room equipped with coffee maker, but no refrigerator. Was not of importance to our group.
Continental breakfast provided daily on an enclosed patio, and had ample, breads, danish, bagels, cereal, juice, coffee, tea, fresh fruit to get you started on your day.
There is street/metered parking out front and on the adjacent block, overnight free meters, daytime - 2 hr time limit.
The hotel is adjacent to a parking garage and they offer a park and stay deal if chosen at booking - Read the Rules, in/out access is limited to once/day under this deal.
The hotel was somewhat less expensive than those in the surrounding radius that had swimming pools, restaurants and other amenities.
If you arrive at Logan, the MBTA now has a shuttle bus from the airport to Copley Square - 1 1/2 blocks walk from there to the hotel. Cost is $5/person.
The front desk will call you a cab, but we found walking up to Copley, we could flag them down much faster.
There are several car rental facilities in that same 1-2 block radius as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Downtown Boston hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, nestled right in the middle of everything that brings you to Boston. A block from the famed boutiques of Newbury Street, shopping at The Prudential Center and Copley Square, or a short walk to the Swan Pond in Boston Gardens and The Boston Commons, our location can’t be beat. Boston’s trendy South End restaurants and Historic trails surround us, insuring to keep you busy during your stay. If your visit to our Copley Plaza hotel only allows for business, we have 64 non smoking guest rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi in all of our public spaces. We feature great meeting space for groups of 5 to 500. If you require additional event space, we are a short jaunt to The Hynes Convention Center. Please feel free to contact any member of our sales team to assist in setting up your next meeting or event. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston and our ideally located Back Bay hotel. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your arrival to ensure your stay with us is a comfortable one. The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center, one might say … a common Hotel with uncommon service! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- John Hancock Hotel Boston
- Hotel John Hancock