In general, we love Westin properties and have stayed in several. The Westin Copley Place did not disappoint. It has a fabulous location from which we could walk to most attractions within Boston. For the times when we wanted to use the T, there are two nearby stops on both the Green and Orange lines. If you have not used Boston's T before, you should check with the concierge first thing for tips to shorten your learning curve. Additionally, there are always taxi's (including minivans) waiting out front which was extremely convenient.
Just to give you an idea of how great this location is, we walked from a Saturday night Red Sox game at Fenway Park back to the hotel without any trouble. On another day, we walked to Boston Common and then picked up the Freedom Trail walking all the way over to the USS Constitution (we did take a cab back to Beacon Hill just to save time). Having lived in Dallas all my life, I did not fully understand just what the term "walkable city" really meant. You would be crazy to rent a car and try to drive around downtown Boston. (It is nearly impossible to do without a car in Dallas....).
Aside from the location, we had good experiences with every staff member we interacted with. The hotel is decorated very nicely. Our junior suite worked very well for me, my wife, and our two teenage boys. Our view from the 16th floor was pretty awesome even though we were on the side that looked down at the Back Bay train station instead of the Charles river.
The hotel's main eating spot is called Huntington's during the day and Bar10 at night. We visited the restaurant in Bar10 mode twice and loved it -- great food, drinks, and atmosphere. You shouldn't spend much time there though, because there are literally a hundred dining options within a square mile of the hotel. The concierge had a map ready for us showing all of restaurants in the immediate area. The desk drawer in the room also had a couple of booklets detailing all the sites/restaurants around Boston as well. If you don't want to read, Channel 54 on the TV had a continuously looping program on Boston that we found informative.
The only complaint I have applies to any hotel in this area: it is outrageously expensive! We knew that going in of course, so no big surprise. Not having to rent a vehicle off-set that cost a little, but our total bill for 4 nights in a junior suite exceeded $2000 after Taxachusetts got it's cut... That was just room rate and taxes -- we did not charge anything else to the room.
If you want to visit Boston (you should because it's awesome!) and you have the monetary means, you would be hard pressed to find a better hotel than the Westin Copley Place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Copley Place, Boston is located in Boston's sophisticated Back Bay neighborhood, alongside the best shopping, dining and entertainment that the city has to offer. Famous attractions such as Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, the Boston Common, and Quincy Market are within close proximity of the hotel and can be easily visited by way of public transportation. Conveniently, the hotel is located just 15 minutes from Boston's Logan International Airport and is easily accessible from I-90, I-93 and Boston's historic Storrow Drive. ... more less
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