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A June 2006 trip to Boston by Cantin2

Fairmont Copley Plaza Photo, Boston, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: Having spent our college years here, we have many wonderful memories...that's why we return year after year.

Marriott's Custom House

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This is a return trip for us to the Marriott Custom House - a part of the Marriott Vacation Club - therefore all rooms are suites. The hotel itself is a historic building - a former "Custom House" with a Clock Tower, Rotunda and Counting Room - marble everywhere and a large winding stairway in the atrium. The 26th floor has an observation deck with great views. the game room and health club are not much to speak of, but a nice touch is the laundry room that is complimentary - even detergent is provided.Our suite was a very spacious one bedroom with high molded ceilings and very l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 29, 2010

Marriott's Custom House
3 McKinley Square
Boston 02109
(617) 310-6300

Marriott Boston Long Wharf

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Hotel | "Marriott Long Wharf"

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What great location - on the waterfront adjacent to Faneuil Hall marketplace with all of its entertainment, restaurants, bars, and shops.Check-in is fast and efficient - most rooms have water views. We had a room on the fourth floor that I particularly liked. Because of the hotel's architecture, you felt as though you had a large terrace - the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooked a 20-foot area that was inaccessible but lovely, decorated with red brick buttresses and arches. If you look at the design of the hotel, you may better understand what I'm attempting to describe. It seemed to extend the size of the room. We overlooked the marina, public gardens, and the North End in the far distance. A beau...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 17, 2006

Marriott Boston Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 227-0800

Fairmont Copley Plaza

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Fairmont Copley Plaza Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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This Grand Old Dame sits majestically at Copley Square overlooking the park - all dressed up with traditional red awnings. You do feel special as you pull up - one or two uniformed bellmen help with your luggage and vehicle. The lobby is very formal with oriental rugs, mirrored doors, heavy drapes and lots of period chairs and rather stiff sofas.Everyone you pass greets you. Check-In is orderly and efficient - no time wasted getting you settled - the bell hop gives you a brief history of the hotel, acquaints you with your room and surroundings and offers to fill your ice bucket. Since the Fairmont Copley Plaza was built in 1912, the rooms in the 6-story building are on the small s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2007

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 ST JAMES AVE
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617 267 5300

Papa Razzi

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Restaurant | "Papparazzi"

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Once we settled into the Fairmont, we set out to explore Newbury Street - a block from the hotel we noticed Papparazzi - a quite nice looking restaurant on Dartmouth street. Four separate rooms a few steps down, but not the feeling of a basement - a large window overlooking the street and very neat black and white decor with pin lights shining on each table.The menu - typical Boston style Italian - lots of pastas, veal and chicken prepared in a variety of styles and wood fired pizza. Prices ranged from $12 to $26.....sounded good to us.Back at the hotel, we brought up the menu again on the internet only to find out that it was a "chain" restaurant...oh no!!!. Is this going to b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2007

Papa Razzi
271 Dartmouth Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 536-9200