Husband and I stayed here for a short vacation. Although the area and lobby are very busy, the rooms are very quiet, comfortable and well appointed. We stayed in a king room on the conciere level. An excellent hot breakfast, afternoon tea and evening snacks, soft beverages and bar were available on this floor only. Ahhhh, the beds....if we weren't in such an interesting town, we could have slept in them 24/7! Incredibly comfortable. I have a bad back and they were not too soft, just right! Beautifully appointed rooms w/ appx. 42" flat screen t.v. w/ plenty of channels. We had a view of the Charles River (downside-costs $30 extra to face river). However, you can request view of the bay for no extra charge. Bathrooms clean but small for two people. Safes in room, good visible security ie: cameras, guards...good section of town.
Excellent large workout facility. Many cardo machines each had t.v.'s ie: incline ellipitals & treadmills, had everything you could want including free weights, fitness balls, mats, etc. We used it every day. Nice pool w/ separate lap lane. Large hot tub.
GREAT customer service everywhere in this hotel. Bar had dozens of large t.v. screens. Although very busy, it was a great place to watch your favorite sports games. Got this room on Priceline for $120- a steal! You just enter the different amenities/the area: Copley Square and you'll get this Marriott or the Boston Sheraton which also gets rave reviews. (We were upgraded to the conciere rm. because other wasn't available).
The Old Town Trolley -Hop on-Hop off, was great for seeing the city on the first sightseeing day. Guides were entertaining and informative. The second day is free which is perfect for going back to the places that interest you the next day. Stops just outside the door. Buy tickets on-line to save money. Duck tour is across the street-would recommend for families w/ young kids. However, it is a non-stop tour w/ no free second day. Kind of silly for adults only. The "T" subway is 2 or 3 blocks away. We took it from the airport ($2) and back to save the $30 cab fare each way. Very good for getting to Waterfront, Freedom trail, Cambridge, USS Constitution, North End (Little Italy-be sure and have dinner, pizza by the slice for lunch and Mike's Pastry's Cannoles here!) and other outlining areas. Busline is confusing for visitors.
Downsides: Internet in room $12 a day, 59 cents a min. in business center. However, there is a Kinkos in adjacent mall for about 26 cents a min. Must pay to park. We did not rent a car as Boston is too busy to navigate....parking almost impossible to find and then parking time very limited. Plenty of taxis and great public transportation. Besides, this hotel is centrally located, just a few blocks from Isabella Gardner Museum, Museum of Art, Fenway, Trinity Church, Newberry Street Shopping and public transportation. Best location for vacationers.
Oh, the AMAZING mall connected to this hotel by walkways... has hundreds of excellent stores for every taste. Plan a day for shopping here and on Newberry Street, a few blocks away. Ask the front hotel desk for a complimentary refrigerator brought to your room....there is a huge grocery store/deli across the street. Has everything imaginable. We got hot meals from the deli, snacks, water and wine/beer and brought back to the room. Be forwarned that alcohol in bars is very expensive! Glass of Beringer wine-half full= $8.00, beer $6.00 or more almost everywhere in Boston.
Only reason you may not like this hotel is if you prefer quaint, cozy boutique-like hotels. Or if you are traveling with small children and are primarily visiting the aquarium and other child oriented venues and need a hotel with complimentary breakfast. I would recommend you stay nearer to Freedom trail, child museum or the Aquarium in a chain hotel which offers complimentary breakfast. Military retirees and personnel can stay at The Constitution Inn for $99 per night. My military son-in-law/ daughter stay there and say it is great for the price. Otherwise, you cannot go wrong with this well-run Marriott.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A standout among other hotels in Copley Square, the award-winning Boston Marriott Copley Place is centrally located in the Back Bay district of the city. Just minutes from historic Trinity Church and Boston Common, our downtown Boston hotel’s location is perfect for business, weekend and leisure travel. Local shopping destinations include the stylish boutiques of Newbury Street, Copley Place Mall, and the Shops at Prudential Center, while nearby sporting venues make it easy to cheer on favorite teams at Fenway Park or TD Bank Garden. Guests are pampered with upscale amenities and on-site services including Champions sports bar and restaurant, valet parking, car rental and tour desk. Featuring 70,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech event space, our hotel is ideal for Boston conventions, business meetings and social events. ... more less
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