This century-old 4-star hotel in Boston’s Back Bay offers wine (included in price of room) during happy hour
Hotel at a Glance: Copley Square Hotel
Luxury service and amenities have been at the heart of this 4-star hotel for the past 125 years. The AAA Four Diamond hotel boasts perks that include complimentary morning coffee and tea service, a fitness center and a nightly Wine-Down cocktail hour (included in the room price) from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Afterwards, you can order additional libations at one of two lively onsite bars. The speakeasy-turned-cocktail-bar once hosted the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald. The chic lounge is the perfect place to have a signature cocktail.
In-room amenities: free WiFi, LCD flat-screen TVs, and plush bedding
- Wine-Down: Kick off the evening at 5 p.m. with delicious and enjoyable wine hour in our living room included with your booking.
- Morning Power Hour: Revitalize & begin the day right with complimentary bottled water, granola bars, and jogging maps.
- Continental Breakfast Bar: Complimentary freshly brewed coffee & tea, bottled water and a daily selection of whole fruit, yogurt & granola bars.
- Walk to Fenway Park (1.1 mi away), Newbury Street (0.4 mi away), and Boston Common (1 mi away).
Boston’s Back Bay: Victorian Architecture and Historical Landmarks on the Charles River
Boston’s Back Bay used to be just that—a literal bay that extended into the Charles River. In the mid-1800s, developers added landfill and created the grid-style neighborhood that remains today. Victorian brownstones and kempt gardens line the wide avenues of this waterside enclave that lies just west of Beacon Hill. Boston is a highly walkable city with a good public transportation system to boot, so you’ll be able to get to several other neighborhoods as well, including the Boston Common, which is the starting point for the famed Freedom Trail.
Often called the Rodeo Drive of the East, Newbury Street stretches eight blocks east from Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street. The quaint tree-lined street is home to dozens of high-end retailers such as Chanel and Cartier, as well as vintage boutiques and consignment shops. Between Newbury and the Charles lies some of the most desirable real estate in Boston; the historic brownstones are worth checking out. The Esplanade, a 3-mile jogging path along the Charles, is especially popular in the summer.