A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place

Club Lounge - A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise
A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

ICYMI: I’ve pretty much fallen in love with Boston. So much so, that I went twice in May. And I may or may not be trying to plan a third trip this year. It’s an incredibly charming city with incredible eats and great culture all around.

During my second trip to Boston this year, I was hosted by the Westin Copley Place for a 3-day health and wellness experience. Spoiler alert: because of my previous injuries (good ol’ hand and knee issues!), I wasn’t able to take advantage of the fitness aspects of this trip. However, whether you’re a fitness star or not, the Westin Copley Place was an incredible place to stay in Boston, and a hotel that I’d highly recommend if you’re planning a visit.
 
A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

Location

If you’re looking to stay in Downtown Boston, The Westin Copley Place is the perfect option for you. Located in the Back Bay neighborhood, this hotel is within walking distance of great shopping, fantastic restaurants, and notable attractions — which I’ll list out a bit later!

We only had to use Uber/Lyft a few times during our stay — we truly were in the center of the city, so we could walk to nearly everything we wanted to do. The Westin Copley Place is also within walking distance to the Amtrak Back Bay Station, and it’s only a 15-20 minute ride to Logan International Airport.

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise
A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

The Rooms

We had the opportunity to stay in one of the newly renovated rooms at the Westin, and we were blown away by how modern, and chic the new redesign was. It was the perfect place to recharge after a long day of exploring! We also experienced some incredible views during our stay: from our room, we could see everything from the river to the Prudential Center to some North End landmarks.

At 392 square feet, we thought their traditional guest room had an ample amount of space. It was the perfect space to get work done, as well as unwind.

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise
A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

The Club Lounge

If you’re booking a room at the Westin Copley Place, I’d highly recommend adding on the option for the Club Lounge if you’re not an SPG® Platinum Member. We arrived super early to the hotel — hours before the regular check-in time. We had the opportunity to hang out in the Club Lounge before our room was ready, and it was the perfect environment to either get some work done or relax if you have some downtime during your trip. 

At the Club Lounge, you can enjoy complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’ouevres, delicious snacks throughout the day, free wifi, and take advantage of their concierge service to help elevate your experience in Boston. Having access to the Club Lounge was incredible, and made our Boston trip even more special.

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise
A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

Dining

Even though the Westin Copley Place is surrounded by fabulous restaurants, the dining at the property is just as remarkable. Our group mainly sampled dishes and cocktails from Bar 10, and we thought the menu was carefully crafted, and quite a few of the dishes had unique takes. Our first evening at the Westin, we took a mixology class featuring locally sourced ingredients — and it was one of the highlights of the experience. We were also impressed with the variety of cocktails that the property had to offer — if you happen to have brunch at the hotel, you have to grab the Bloody Mary!

Discover Boating Boston - A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise
A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

Pier6 Boston - A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

Tea Forté Boston - A Chic Hotel in the Heart of Downtown Boston: The Westin Copley Place featured by popular DC travel blogger Alicia Tenise

Things to Do Near Westin Copley Place

I wrote a lengthy Boston Travel Guide a few weeks ago with more suggestions on things to do in this charming city, however, here are a few things we did on our trip with the Westin Copley Place:

  • Newbury Street: Newbury Street is about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel, and is jam-packed with some of the best shopping destinations that Boston has to offer. Have a healthy brunch at Sonsie, try a tea tasting at Tea Forté‘s flagship store, then shop til you drop!
     
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Hands down, this is one of my new favorite museums in the country. It’s a quick Uber ride away from the hotel, and plan to spend at least an hour or two exploring here! After you’ve finished exploring, have lunch at Café G.
     
  • Harbor Boat Cruise: Hands down, my favorite part about this experience was going out on a boat cruise with Discover Boating. We got to soak up the absolute best views of Boston from the harbor, and we even watched planes fly in and out of Logan International. Grab dinner at Pier 6 once you’re done cruising for some of the best seafood that Boston has to offer.
Photos by Tom McGovern