BOSTON’S FAIRMONT COPLEY PLAZA HOTEL
Boston is a Great city, and I don’t say that just because it’s the closest one to us and we know it so well. There’s a lot of history that can be seen and appreciated on foot with your best four-legged buddy, along with your human friends and family members. Every once in awhile we like to head into Town and be tourists. Whenever we can stretch it into a weekend event, we usually book ourselves a room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
The Fairmont is Jazzy’s favorite place to stay in Boston. One of the city’s grand old hotels, it’s also included in the Historic Hotels of America, aka the Bible of amazing places to rest your head. You’ll feel right at home when greeted by Catie and/or Carly, the Copley’s resident Black Labs, who are usually found roaming around the giant lobby. It must be a great place to work, because the Staff is always helpful and happy. The beds are comfy, the rooms quiet and there are no missing amenities.
If I was forced to come up with a complaint, I guess I’d wish the rooms had balconies. Jazzy would like full length mirrors in the elevators. It would be nice if the dogs were allowed in the Oak Bar, although I have to say, the sitting areas just outside in the lobby by the fireplace are probably more comfortable than the seats in the restaurant anyway, and they’ll come and serve you food and beverages, so it’s not a big deal.
When you’re ready to venture out, you stepping right into the heart of the city. If you exit on the St. James St. side, the Boston Public Library is on your left, the New Old South Church (ask the Doorman, he’ll be happy to give you the history) on the next corner, Copley Square straight ahead (very convenient for pee & poop breaks), and around to your right, the Trinity Church in the shade of the Hancock Tower.
There’s no shortage of photo opportunities, so you’ll definitely want to bring your camera.
We’re actually on our 4th generation of dogs at this destination. We’ve brought Berrie-Girl and Wesley here before Jazzy & David, and we always have a good time taking pics at all of the various landmarks within walking distance.
You can head up to all of the shops on Boylston and Newbury Streets, then hang a right and head to the Public Garden and Boston Common, where there’s almost always something going on. Being New England, activities differ depending on the season. In the Summer months, you can eat outside with your dog, people watch or have a picnic.
Berrie used to enjoy stalking all the squirrels, and Jazz & Wesley got to ride on a Swan Boat.
We were last here right after a fresh snowfall, so the Parks were nice Winter scenes. Jazzy found the perfect spot to make snow angels.
And the best part? When you’re done galavanting, you can head back to the Fairmont to hang out for the night. David gives the Fairmont Copley Plaza 3 ½ Paws Up, and if you’re going for a special event or just feel like splurging, you can take a limo into Town and stay on the Fairmont’s Gold Floor like we did for my Birthday.