Fairmont Copley, Boston
Located in Historical Back Bay Boston, you will step back in time to the early 1900’s as you take your first step into the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The Hotel dates back to 1912 the year of its Gala opening hosting the elites of Boston. You will feel its luxurious charm as you step on original flooring awing at the “peacock” galley warmly lit from the chandeliers dripping down from the arched ceilings. Textiles of rich colors compliment the elegant decor. Attention to detail in the architecture have been left untouched. Hints of the buildings architect can be found hidden in the hardware like a treasure hunt. The initials “PP” can be seen throughout the hotel, bringing to life the architect of the hotel who also designed the Park Plaza. Look up and you will find stunning murals of the sky. One hallway signifying day and the other night. I have great respect for hotels that can seamlessly combine old world and new. The Fairmont Copley has done just that with updated guests rooms that have kept historical touches like fireplaces (non-working) yet offer the amenities of modern technology.
The Fairmont Copley Plaza is home to a Boston favorite bar + lounge, the OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. Here you can take a seat at the dimly lit copper bar that stretches from one end of the room to the other and offers craft cocktails and hand selected wines for all over the world. Or sit down and relax to enjoy American brasserie inspired farm to table dishes. Looking to burn off the delicious food and beverage you just devoured? You can enjoy downtown views from the 3000sq ft fitness center with a health center rooftop overlooking Back Bay. If you are looking for a more personalized stay, the Fairmont Copley Plaza offers Fairmont Gold were a Gold member can enjoy complimentary deluxe breakfast, evening hors D’oeuvres in the comfort of the Gold Lounge. Should you want to venture outside, the hotel is a block away from shops on Newbury, the Prudential center, and close to Boston Common. I find the location of the Fairmont Copley to be convenient to meet the needs of business or leisure guests.
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There is a total of 383 lavish guest rooms, 17 of which are elegant suites. Your needs will be met 24hrs a day with 24hr in-room dining service. My personal experience with the Fairmont Copley Plaza was enjoyable. I found all staff members to be helpful, accommodating and prompt. The environment was welcoming despite its rich appearance.
Always keep in mind that the hotel is preserved in its time with modern updates. That said, be patient with the elevator, it runs on its on time. Perk of this is that the stairwell is beyond gorgeous and offers a quick work out if used! Despite the efforts in stating that the Fairmont is updated I will say that the rooms are a little outdated in style and fixtures.Some would say this is charming, others may think it’s unattractive. A smaller detail like a full length mirror was missing from my room. I only mention this because the reason I visit hotels are due to events or work meetings I am attending and style mixed with repping clothing brands is a huge aspect of my lifestyle blog and photos I share with my audience so having a full length mirror is helpful. These small details should not deter you from a lovely stay at the Fairmont. I love being honest so that you choose the right hotel for your stay intentions and needs.
You will however have all the outlets needed for modern tech. I loved how turn down service leaves water or else you are stuck with paying $7 for a bottle. I found my non-suite room to be rather spacious with lovely views of the Trinity Church, Boston Public Library and the hustle and bustle of Boylston. My stay had me daydreaming of the past as I fell in love with it’s charm. The mix of old world and modern comfort gracefully falls in place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. What a wonderful place to stay, host, and most importantly escape in time.