July 4, 1891
Built in 1891 on Huntington Avenue and Exeter Street, Copley Square hotel has the distinction of being the city’s second-oldest hotel in continuous operation.
Copley Square Hotel was the election headquarters for President William McKinley, and has hosted many celebrities including sports legend Babe Ruth and jazz artists Sydney Bechet, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington in the Storyville Jazz Club.
Copley Square was named in honor of John Singleton Copley, the American painter, and is bordered by the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and Old South Church.
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"This is a lovely historic hotel that is surrounded by big-name brand hotels. You will notice the personal touches that the others can’t offer. Please don't change!"
"This hotel is a great location for dining, shopping and theater. We were able to easily walk to all. Very spacious."
"This was our second or third stay at this Back Bay Hotel. It is clean, quiet and we got a free upgrade! Great location for walking around Copley Square, Back Bay and Newbury and Bolyston Streets area."
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