Hotels in Back Bay
To stand out in the fashion-forward Back Bay, interior designer Frank Nicholson approached the hotel as if it were a gallery. Everything has an artistic touch, from the blond-wood contemporary furniture to the masterpieces by Frank Stella and David Hockney.
Opened in the Back Bay in 1912, the Fairmont Copley Plaza is a seven-story Beaux-Arts building—complete with a spacious lobby decorated with Italian marble columns, a gilded ceiling, and crystal chandeliers. Every U.S.
Masculine yet cozy, the 225-room Back Bay Hotel is laden with history: the 1925 limestone edifice with ornate friezes fronts one of Boston’s last Italian Renaissance Revival buildings, which was police headquarters for 70 years.
Small and traditional without being stuffy, this elegant Back Bay hotel welcomes guests like they were family—fitting, since it’s been owned and operated by the same clan for more than 70 years.
This contemporary brick landmark offers a truly prime location: it’s literally across the street from the glittering and meandering walking paths of the Public Garden (Newbury Street’s shops are also just a few blocks away).
The epitome of Boston sophistication, the Taj Boston, formerly the Ritz-Carlton, is perfectly perched in downtown Boston overlooking both the Public Garden and the Frog Pond at Boston Common. The hotel, originally opened in 1927, feels like a luxurious, opulent private residence.
Housed in three interconnected brownstone townhouses, including a main building constructed in 1882, the Newbury Guest House is an independent hotel on Back Bay’s fashionable Newbury Street.
Constructed in 1886 as a private residence, this historic brownstone is now a renovated owner-operated hotel in the Back Bay area. Inside, brick corridors lined with colorful local art lead guests to 40 rooms designed by renowned stylist Dennis Duffy.