Stayed at the Fairmont Copley for a conference in 2008 and was disappointed in the shabby condition of the rooms. This and the odd bites on my feet and ankles had me convinced that I would never return. Glad to say, the latest renovation has breathed new life into the historic hotel. The drab, dirty and dreary carpet and furnishings now sparkle with a nouveau Cape Cod style with soft tones of silver and gray. A vast improvement.
It is important to note that the Oak Bar is still under renovation and the temporary bar in the St. James restaurant is fairly inadequate. The Gold floor lounge is nice, but isn't always well-stocked for breakfast or evening hors d'ouevres. The service there was outstanding, however, thanks to Aja, one of the supervisors at the desk. She helped make this stay a memorable one. In terms of Catie Copley, the canine ambassador, it may be time for her to retire. At 10 years old, she looks a bit too weary and deserves time off.
All in all, a repeat visit is warranted. Copley Plaza is a great location with easy access to all the major sights. The hop-on, hop-off trolley with the harbor cruise is a great way to see Boston whether it's your first time there or not. And nearby is Legal Seafood, a place where the fresh seafood and sangria are simply sublime.
- 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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