A favorite among U.S. presidents and celebrities alike — past guests include John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra
For decades, this iconic hotel has played host to the Boston Marathon Awards Ceremony
A resident black Labrador, Carly, greets guests in the hotel lobby — you can even schedule to take her on a walk
There's a 3,000-square-foot rooftop health club with panoramic views of the Back Bay
Boston Logan International Airport is approximately 10 to 15 minutes by car from the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, with an estimated taxi fare of $25.
Often referred to as the grande dame of the Back Bay, the Fairmont Copley Plaza is nothing short of a Beantown institution: It's next-door neighbors with the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church and just one block away from 19th-century brownstones, boutiques and restaurants along Newbury Street. It was also designed in 1912 by the same architect responsible for New York's Plaza Hotel, and it has won the AAA 4-Diamond Award for over 20 years.
Inside, the lobby is a Versailles-esque mashup of Italian-marble columns, sparkling chandeliers and gilded ceilings adorned with artwork by Matisse, Picasso and Chagall. However, unlike other historic hotels, the Fairmont doesn't feel tired, thanks to modern amenities like pillowtop mattresses, USB ports for devices, marble vanities and rainfall showers in guest rooms. There's also a sprawling 3,000-square-foot fitness center on the top floor.
The aptly named Oak Long Bar + Kitchen, on site, is an American-style brasserie centered around an 83-foot-long copper-top bar. There, you'll find locally caught oysters on the half-shell, an extensive cocktail list and upscale twists on classic dishes — wagyu beef burger with applewood smoked bacon, anyone? If you're staying Saturday-Sunday, we suggest ordering one of the weekend-only donuts — they have their own Instagram.