Fairmont Copley Plaza: A Room With A View In Boston
By Everett Potter
Where is the best hotel room view in Boston? Well, I know my hometown, and a question like this is sure to give rise to an argument or two. But for my money, you really can’t beat a light-filled room with a very historic view at the Fairmont Copley Plaza overlooking Copley Square.
Copley Square is essentially the navel of the city, and the hotel overlooks a good portion of it. It also keeps very good company. Its Copley Square neighbors include the Boston Public Library, designed by McKim, Mead, and White and dubbed a “palace for the people” by its principal architect Charles Follen McKim when it opened in 1895. Opposite the library at the heart of the square stands Trinity Church, an 1877 masterpiece by architect H. H. Richardson, with stained glass windows by John La Farge and sculptures by Daniel Chester French and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Time your visit for an organ recital (there are 35 throughout the year, and two organs within) and you’ll experience a 19th-century version of nirvana. By any measure, it’s one of the country’s greatest buildings … Read More