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Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Ranked #23 of 83 Hotels in Boston
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Playa de las Americas, Spain
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“lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2008

nice hotel, central location, decent fitness center,
helpful and friendly staff, Catie (the canine ambassador!)

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2008

My family enjoyed 4 lovely nights at the Fairmont on the Gold level. The room was nice and large and had great period details that really made the hotel and the room feel special. I would highly recommend the Gold level if possible. This added so much to our stay. We really felt that we could leave the room and have a little space to read the paper, enjoy a cold drink and have some extra quite time. The breakfast was good - and being able to have a access to waters, sodas etc all day was great. Especially since we were there during a terrible heat wave. The staff in the Gold level was great about maps and directions - and Nick especially got us some terrific dinner reservations.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Moncton, New Brunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2008

The hotel was fantastic! We had a private check in on the 4th floor, everybody was really friendly. The room was amazing! I felt like royalty! They had complimentary breakfast in the morning, and they said it was continental breakfast so we thought it was going to be a basket of muffins, but there was a huge spread, they had eggs and meats and cheeses, breads and cereal, pretty much everything you could want. We really felt like we were valued, the concierge took extra time with us to show us around and make sure we'd have everything we needed. It was amazing.

  • Liked — The exclusive feeling to the Gold floor, the staff
  • Disliked — N/A
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rapid City, SD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2008

Loved this hotel. It is as good as the Ritz in London. Only stayed two nights but will stay here again when we are in Boston. Beautiful hotel with nice rooms. We had a Fairmont Gold room, well worth the extra money. The food in the lounge was fantastic. They even allowed us to entertain our Boston family members who visited us at the hotel. Very nice to have a place to sit and visit with family that offered great nibbles and drinks. Do stay here when in Boston.

Stayed April 2008
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Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2008

Have stayed here a few times and always book the Gold Level. Upgraded rooms, excellent breakfast included. Beyond the normal offerings. Wonderful honor bar system with top wines and Champagnes. The beds on this level are top notch...I didn't want to get up in the morning!
Rooms are average, bathrooms on the small side. Great location near Copley. The Westin is across the street and is a perfect choice for the business traveler. But if you want "old school" charm and a step back in time, the Fairmont is a wonderful choice for a weekend get-away or a romantic break from reality. Again, pay the extra and upgrade to Gold service.
Also parking here is very, very expensive. Try for an alternate nearby garage to avoid the $40 per night fee.

Stayed March 2008
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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2008

We just returned from five nights at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The location is just wonderful - by Trinity Church, the Boston Public, Library, Fenway Park, the original Cheers bar, and the shopping conencted by the Prudential skywalk. There is something for everyone. The hotel lobby is amazing - opulent and untouched since 1912 construction according to hotel staff.

The first room was a little dated but in a charming way - gorgeous old wallpaper. However, our first room had a dreadful smell (chemical or plastic smell), so we asked to be moved the next morning, and we were taken care of. The second room was bigger, and had been updated with newer draperies and bedspreads and travertine in the bathroom. One small drawback: There are no coffee facilities in the rooms. As another reviewer noted, the tvs are old with few stations if that matters to you.

The food at the hotel was amazing. We had lunch and dinner at the Oak Room - it is quite expensive but excellent food and service. The servings are huge - do not believe them when they say you need to order extra vegetables! We couldnt get through our meals. The desserts were to die for! We also ate room service which was also excellent, and several catered events at the hotel which were also amazing. There are fewer options for vegetarians, but if you eat seafood or steak, you'll be in heaven. Just bring a big appetite and credit limit.

I was here for a conference and it was an excellent venue for our group. I would return here for a romantic trip, a girlfriend trip, or even with my kids (who would love the cute lab in the lobby!)

  • Liked — Lcoation, historical feel, opulent lobby, free internet if you sign up for frequent traveler
  • Disliked — lack of coffee facilities
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rhode Island
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2008

We booked this room on priceline for $129. The listed price on Fairmont.com was $260+ a night. $129 was not bad for a great location as it is across the street from to Copley Place and the Prudential Center.

Parking in the area is an experience. We arrived late on a Saturday, so I was able to park on the street at a meter, and they don't require to be fed on Sunday. If you can't find a metered spot park in a garage youself and walk a block, there are several in the area that cost around $20 for a night. Otherwise, the hotel charges around $30-$40 plus tip, and they'll take it to the same garage!

I found our room to be old and somewhat outdated. There was a mousetrap behind the entertainment center (never good to know one is needed). The bathrooms were newer but the paint and tile job were not "crisp" as you might expect in a top tier hotel. This is probably not the right place to stay if you are travelling on business as there is a lack of electrical outlets. The bed was adequate, but not up to the Westin/Starwood heavenly bed levels that should be standard for a room in the $300 range. Overall, the room was o.k. for the price, and the location is hard to beat. I just would not have wanted to pay the $250 + tax and parking rate.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — needs updating
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

Property: Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
Address: 138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116-5002
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
#15 Business Hotel in Boston
#15 Green Hotel in Boston
#16 Luxury 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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