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Copley Square which includes a skyscraper, heritage architecture and a city

Explore some of Boston’s finest buildings, educational and arts institutions, and shopping, or simply find a patch of grass and relax.

Head to the heart of Boston’s upscale Back Bay neighborhood to Copley Square. This small green space surrounded by architectural treasures, some of which date back more than a century, is the perfect place to take a break. In the warmer months, mingle with local families and office workers cooling off by the impressive Copley Square Fountain. Or, time your visit with the bi-weekly farmers’ market, which draws hundreds of foodies.

Originally called Arts Square, the park was renamed in 1883 after the painter John Singleton Copley. The area’s must-see buildings include the Old South Church built in 1873 and Trinity Church built in 1877. Trinity Church is renowned for its Romanesque Revival architecture. Look for the unique exterior staircase on the Boylston Street side of the church and the extensive murals inside.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel stands on the former site of the Museum of Fine Arts. Step inside this Beaux Arts-styled gem and marvel at the gilded entrance hall known as Peacock Alley. Be sure to check out Boston Public Library, the first free-lending library in America. Built in 1895, this Italian Renaissance-style beauty features fabulous murals, vaulted ceilings, and a peaceful courtyard and fountain.

A newer addition to Copley Square is the imposing John Hancock Tower. Strikingly modern, the contemporary architecture of the tower sits in stark contrast to its surroundings. This is the tallest building in Boston at 60 stories, and offers some spectacular views. (For another bird’s-eye view of Boston, head instead to Prudential Tower at 800 Boylston Street.)

In nearby Copley Place, it’s easy to spend a few hours browsing the more than 70 stores in Boston’s most popular upscale mall. Copley Square is also the finishing point for the famous Boston Marathon, held annually on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday in April.

Copley Square is located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, and there’s a major subway stop there. Parking can be hard to find, so it’s best to come by subway or bus.

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Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
4 out of 5
110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
The price is £121 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
Located in Back Bay, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Copley Place, Boston Marathon Finish Line and Boston Public Library. Copley Square and Newbury Street ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,219 reviews)
"Nice location for the hotel"

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Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The price is £159 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Back Bay, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newbury Street, Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Copley Place and Hynes Convention ...
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"This was an absolutely SPLENDID visit to Park Plaza Hotel. And the service was above-and-beyond -- Marco, the front desk receptionist, was delightful and incredibly helpful. All praise and high marks go to Marco! This is my go-to hotel when staying in Boston."

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The Lenox Hotel Boston
The Lenox Hotel Boston
4.5 out of 5
61 Exeter Street, Boston, MA
The price is £167 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
This family-friendly Boston hotel is located near the airport, steps away from Boston Marathon Finish Line, Newbury Street and Boston Public Library. Copley ...
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"I liked that it was historic. I did not expect it to look like a new hotel. I had an executive room with fireplace. It was nice, but the bathroom smelled dirty. I pointed this out to the cleaning staff, who was nice and tried to clean again. It still was smelly. Tons of water came out of the faucets, ..."

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The Revolution Hotel
The Revolution Hotel
3.5 out of 5
40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
The price is £81 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The price is £159 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
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Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
4 out of 5
110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
The price is £121 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
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The Lenox Hotel Boston
The Lenox Hotel Boston
4.5 out of 5
61 Exeter Street, Boston, MA
The price is £167 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Loews Boston Hotel
Loews Boston Hotel
4 out of 5
154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
The price is £164 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
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The Godfrey Hotel Boston
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
4 out of 5
505 Washington Street, Boston, MA
The price is £128 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
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Revere Hotel Boston Common
Revere Hotel Boston Common
4 out of 5
200 Stuart St, Boston, MA
The price is £164 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
The Colonnade Hotel Back Bay
4 out of 5
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
The price is £175 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
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Sheraton Boston, a Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
39 Dalton St, Boston, MA
The price is £130 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
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