More about Courtyard By Marriott Boston Copley Square
Ride a DUCK
If you want to get a decent overview of Boston in a short time, you can’t a better way than taking the “Duck Tour” that has been a fixture there since 1994.. “Duck” is a an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle that goes on land as well as in the water.
You can begin the Tour at the Museum of Science or the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay (On Huntington Avenue in front of Shaw's Supermarket. - closest train is Prudential on the Green E line, as well as Copley on the all the Green lines).
Each Duck Tour guide has its own personality with each r ConDUCKtors, in character and costume, such as Sven the Viking.. The guide gives you a bit of a history lesson on the sites and takes you past many of the major city attractions: Copley Square, Boston Common, Newbury Street, Quincy Market, and the Fleet Center to name a few. Then, you drive right into the Charles River and take a cruise along the banks of the city. The drivers really get into it, and likes to make riders quack like a duck as you’re driving along
The tickets are sold at the Prudential Center (Center Court) Huntington Avenue (metro : Prudential Center) from 8:30AM to 8:PM, 7 days a week.
The departure begins at 9:00AM , near the Prudential Center
I just stayed the Courtyard in Copley Square Boston and it was outstanding. I was greeted by a lovely "Welcome' when Arrived and was made to feel at ease staight away. The room was something out of this world, a large room with a king bed but it was desinged that you had a feeling of the room being really large. It had a new smell about it, the room was very clean and well appointed. Though for me the best thing were the staff really helpful and they surprised and many occasions they were just fantastic. For example Maddie overheard it was my wife's birthday and secretly sent a bottle of champange to the restaurant she had found for us. On one other delightful occasion we had our trip planned out with trips to musuems etc and at teh end when we came back there was a plate of cookie that they make on the premises but becuase we missed the "cookie time" they sent some to our bedroom. If ever you
go to Boston you really should try the Courtyard it was great for me. Dave Stark
GREAT Hotel-Compares to 5 Star Hotels
We stayed in this hotel during the last weekend of October. It was amazing! It is by far the BEST Courtyard we've ever seen. We often stay at higher end hotels (Four Seasons, Ritz, Westin, Fairmont, etc), and this hotel was better than most of these properties! It is a small hotel (81 rooms) with a GREAT location, GREAT service, and GREAT amenities! It is close to everything-T station, Copley Square, hundreds of wonderful restaraunts, great shopping...everything!
Using Marriott reward points, we expected an average room. However, we were given a very large room that was much nicer than the room that is pictured online. During our stay, we made several different requests. Each one either met or exceeded our expectations! We visited friends staying at the Marriott Longwharf and felt that our room, location, and amenities were much better than the Longwharf (and less expensive also). Our stay even ended with a nice surprise....a Lincoln Towncar was available to take us to the airport for less than a cab would have cost us. If you are going to Boston, I would definitely check to see if the Courtyard Copley Square is available...you'll be glad that you did! When we return to Boston, this is where we will stay!
We stayed here this weeekend. The hotel was very nice and the rooms were nicely updated, small, but every room in boston is. We didn't have a refrigerator, or ice on our floor. Those were the only two negatives. We had purchased the rendevous package, and for the extra price we received a half split of champagne and cheap chocolates. I'd skip the package for sure, as we only got that on one of the nights. The breakfast was Ok, but quite unorganized in regards to seating. There was one computer for the hotel to use as the business center. Couldn't ask for a better location, especially if you are taking the duck tour. Walking distance to Back Bay and the South End, Copley and Prudential are out the front door.
Not your typical Marriott Courtyard
I had never stayed at this Courtyard since I usually stay at the Marriott Copley Place. However, with the Marriott priced at over $400 a night, we decided to try the Courtyard and I was very surprised by how modern, upscale and large the rooms were. As a matter of fact, it made me realize that the "big" Marriott across the street needed a facelift and that this Courtyard was much nicer in spite of the lower price! (They even offer free high speed wired internet access in all rooms!)
Obviously, the drawback to the larger hotels, is that it has a small lobby and "restaurant" that is more self serve than a real restaurant and that room service is provided by menus from outside restaurants. However, given that you are in Boston, you have many restaurants within walking distance and tend to only stay in the hotel for the night to sleep.
I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it for both business and leisure stays.
Nightmare - stay away
After reading all the great reviews here, we decided to try this hotel. It was a complete nightmare!\ First, they tried to charge me for an extra night despite the fact that the manager had communicated to me that would be happened. Then she (the receptionist, one of the rudest people I have ever met) refused to honor the rate I had booked the room at. Thank goodness I had printed out the confirmation. She was nasty about the revised rate. Then she gave us a room that barely fit our luggage, much less a rollaway-again, the confirmation showed we had requested a rollaway. So she pulled a bait and switch and offered us a suite for $75 more, we were exhausted so said we would take it. What a disaster! The pullout couch had a huge hole in it, there was no one to make up the bed and the air conditioner didn't work (which she also refused to believe). It was worn, small and smelled. We left, went to the Fairmont where they treated us like royalty. Just goes to show you get what you pay for
Very nice hotel, but...
We stayed for 1 night - the hotel is very well maintained, staff was very nice, location is great!
But, our room (702) was facing the Boston Library, and there was an engin noise coming out of that building all night long.
I would stay again in his hote, buy stay away from room facing the library.
the courtyard on exeter street in boston, is a small european style hotel...with wonderful surprises...immaculate, charming,special location..and very courteous staff . i didn't expect this type of hotel, when i heard "courtyard"..I would fully recommend this hotel to anyone coming to the boston area.
"View of Boston (around copley square)"
Boston is like Paris and Rome in it's ability to combine old and new architecture in a truly artistic sense. This shot of Copley square shows the Trinity Chapel built circa 1690? reflecting in the modern John Hancock tower. Very cool.
Trinity Church at Copley Square, Boston
When will the schedule for the free summer concerts be available?
Re: Summer concerts
Which free summer concerts do you mean? There are many venues around town that have free concerts: Rowes Wharf, City Hall Plaza, Hatch Shell, Copley Square, Boston Common, and several more.