Rated 5 out of 5 by ckrj96 Absolutely fabulous!
The Westin Copley Place is the top of the line of Westin hotels, and as we have stayed in many. Our rooms were modern, spacious, spotless, and truly a wonderful oasis after a day in the city. The views are spectacular no matter where you are in the hotel, and of course, the Westin Copley Place in the Back Bay is the BEST location in Boston. The bar was cool and comfortable, the staff was friendly and attended to all of our needs, and the fitness center and business centers had everything we needed to take care of work and health. Thank you, again GM John Wedig, you and the rest of the staff at the Westin Copley make this my #1 recommended hotel in Boston. We will see you again soon!
September 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HMic13 This hotel was very nice
We had a great stay at the Westin Copley Place. It was close to everything and the hotel itself had a lot of amenities.
The only two negative things about this hotel is that when we first arrived, our room was clean, however, it smelled like mildew. I don't know it someone had left the window open or, the cleaning products used did not get rid of the musty smell.
Everyone was very attentive and helpful with the exception of the concierge. We went to the desk to make a reservation for Fogo De Chao located attached to the hotel for our 1 yr anniversary, and she never told the restaurant. Needless to say when we showed up for our dinner reservation and they did not have it, we were very annoyed. Luckily, the hostess was able to find us a table.
July 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RockyCourt Not the best experience
Not the best experience as we were panhandled in the lobby by street people who just walked up to my wife and asked for money.
Secondly the hotel seems understaffed as each time I called the lobby for assistance I was on hold for five minutes. Also the elevators seemed very slow and random. Sometimes the alarms came on, sometimes the light displayed where the doors would open to gain access to the lift; sometimes they worked fine
On the good side, Jules in the breakfast eatery was great and we had an excellent meal with our daughter.
All in all a good stay but not up to the standards of a Westin
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mary2585 Great Experience
Had a wonderful experience at this hotel with my sister. Located 1 block from Back Bay Amtrak as well as the Copley T stop. We checked our bags in when we got to town (before the room was ready) and everyone was very friendly and accommodating. When we checked in the room was comfortable and very clean. The blinds kept the room nice and dark in the morning so we could sleep past 7 and the beds were amazing. We checked out at noon but again checked our bags so we could spend the day in town and we told our parking fee would cover until 5:00 allowing us the day to wander without additional cost. Overall a very pleasant experience with both the hotel accommodations and their great staff.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim100j The courteous, friendly staff were exceptional!
I have stayed at numerous hotels & resorts over the years and by far the Westin Copley staff were by far the greatest. They truly go out of there way to see you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. The exceptional, friendly and courteous staff make your trip all it can be!
August 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tzah Location
We can always count on people like Lincoln at Service Express. Helpful, caring and very efficient and reliable. Professional.
Front office - Shazia who is accommodating and cheerful and knows her job well.
Evan, Ismail and Shun Tao always looking out for guests. Know their job well . But their caring attitude brings them a notch above many others in the industry.
The Westin Copley should leverage on its people. Front office service is patchy, from the very good like Shazia to many indifferent ones. The effort though is quite evident that many do try. .
The lobby area can be improved. It is often in disarray and messy. Not tidy and elegant. More like the waiting room of a train station ..
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRL50 This hotel has great features & staff
Our stay at the Westin was wonderful! The accomodations are so very comfortable & the view of the harbor is awesome. The staff were all very polite & most helpful. And always greeted you wherever you were in the hotel. Highly recommend to anyone!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elsy12 Love the ubication of the hotel.
The location of the hote is excellent!!! Everything is close and you can walk to Newbury Street, Boston Common, Harvard, Copley Plaza, etc.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TAL2013FALL Overall
Overall experience would be a 3 out of 5. One morning for 20 minutes did not have hot water but engineering /operator were great in resolving and fixing.
Not overly friendly staff. But my experience with Boston in general during my time was not friendly either. Could be more customer focused especially on the drive, bellmen, and front desk. Front desk did not have my SPG on file which I had placed on the reservation with PCMA. Thus, recognition was not there. The room size was wonderful...not sure if that was a standard room but was quite spacious. However, hard goods could use some updating.
January 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Californiainboston Not my best SPG experience
The rooms are pretty bare. No contents in the mini bar and very minimal amenities.
My TV didn't work and I went down to the front desk to request that it be fixed while I was gone. The TV was never fixed and there was no follow up communicated to me about what happened eventhough I noted that I really needed the TV to work by my second night.
My room service order came wrong the first time, but they were very nice when bringing the right stuff.
Walls are paper thin.. could hear all intimate details of what was going on in rooms on both sides of me.
I try to stay in SPG hotels, but would never go back to this particular one and can't recommend it based on my experience. Not worth the high cost.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by richard1428 Great hotel apart from one horrible feature
The lifts in this hotel are terrible
There seem to be enough but the wait for one to arrive and particularly to allow one to go between the 3rd and 7th floor conference facilities are just terrible. Long frustrating waits only to find the lift full when it eventually arrives was a feature of our four days stay at the hotel. Simply well below a reasonable standard
August 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by VK12 Blazing alarm in the middle of the night
I just stayed there this week. On wednesday night there was a blazing alarm in the middle of the night waking me up from sleep saying there is an emergency in the bldg and we may need to evacuate. I called the front desk they casually said everything was alright and it is just an alert. No apologies, no explanation.
Also, there were loud noises, yelling and fighting in the room next door and/or in the corridor I can't say for 2 nights in a row. The noise made me wonder if I was at a cheap motel rather than a nice hotel charging over $300 a night. Sound proofing is horrible.
May 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by barbara2012 First stay at a Westin, last stay at a Westin
We arrived early in the day and our rooms were not ready. They said they would call when the rooms were ready. Around 4 pm we went back to the hotel. The staff's response to not calling was "oh well, it's ready now" and a giggle. I did not enjoy drinking my morning coffee from a paper cup. I would prefer the option of a ceramic cup in the room or paper if I need to go. I thought putting sensors on the convenience basket was unnecessary and insulting. The people in the next room were named John and Shelly. We were not traveling with them, but the walls are thin enough to allow you to hear both conversations and bathroom usage. I do not mind paying for great hotel experience. This just wasn't it.
July 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Aseadog Poor response from staff
In general, the hotel met my expectations. However, the housekeeping staff made me feel like I was begging for the simplest things. After daily requests, I gave up!
We've always enjoyed the ice water when we return from our walks. On one occasion it was available and never to be seen again.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ellenpags Great overnight
This was our second stay at the Westin Hotel. It is a top notch hotel. The room was spacious, the bed was extremely comfortable and we had a great view. We highly recommend the Westin...absolutely love it!
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathy829 Great 3 day stay
Your staff was excellent from the time my husband and I pulled and dropped off our car right until we waited curb side for our car to be brought back to us.
Excellent staff, service and room.
August 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Spider57 Green gone bad
Your location is great but your "Green" initiative seems to be nothing more than a way to reduce operating expenses. We regularly stay in hotels where we elect not to change towels and sheets each day. However when we did ask for new towels they arrived late, were literally thrown into the room and the old towels were left in the doorway where we left them thinking it would be convenient for your staff to pick up. Leaving them as they were is the epitome of laziness and not becoming for a hotel room that costs more than $400 per night. We don't mind pulling up the bed each day but having garbage accumulate in the room for three days is unacceptable and we spent very little time in the room. An offer of 500 SPG points for participating in the initiative in retrospect is an insult.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Guest2014 Business Trip
Convenient for business, dining and shopping
August 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jgiudici Horrible Service - Not Pleased
Upon check-in, we found the staff not interested in any questions we had for them. I had specifically called the Hotel and asked for connecting rooms, and was told my reservation was all set accordingly. We arrived in the room to find our rooms were NOT connecting, and that there was nothing they could do for this. Way to start a fun Bachelor weekend right off the bat. After getting over the first issue, we came back to our room Saturday night to find our rooms were NOT cleaned what so ever. All the front desk had to say for this was we must have signed up for "Green Initiative" which I never have heard of. In addition, a filthy dirty food service cart was left practically in front of our door all day into the next morning when we checked out. My fiancé has reservations there in another 3 weeks for her wedding party which I will most definitely cancel if I do not get a response from the hotel. The staff at checkout acted like they could care less about any of our concerns and were not willing to do anything for us, which is absurd. I am typically and easy to please guy but this is ridiculous when you are paying almost $300 per night per room.
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Takako Staff responsiveness
1) I requested 3 wash towels (smallest towels). First time, the bath towel (largest one) came. I requested again - the second time, the face towel (medium size) came. I had to request again - it took 3 times for such a simple request!!
2) Somebody charged a telephone bill - it was only 1-2 dollars, but I never called using the hotel phone (I have i-phone, and no need to use). When I complained upon checkout, the front desk did not believe me, and gave me a lecture - how it would be impossible, next time.... It was very unpleasant.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeniseAmanda Great Stay
Attended a business conference in August 2014. The Westin staff was very professional and spot on! I would recommend this venue!
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kim2727 Expected more
I expected the room to be nicer for the price. No hot tub in the Spa Area.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caren25 Perfect!
Lovely hotel in a great location - lots to see and do in the Copley Plaza area. Very impressed!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kmurray24 Westin Copley
Best place to stay in Boston for a family! Great staff, great rooms, and great views.
Close to everything in Boston!
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by leftydiver Disappointed
I have stayed at this hotel many times over the years. The worst experience due to the following:
Lack of a shower curtin in room
Room not made up
Poor service at breakfast- actually got up and left
Slow service re car from valet
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CC63 This was a very nice hotel.
I enjoyed everything about the hotel except your elevators are very slow. We had to wait several minutes on more than one occasion to catch one.
August 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by STARFLEET Not as awesome as usual...
The WCP has long been my go-to in Boston, due to it's central location and my appreciation for all this property has had to offer my family over the years. BUT my recent visit was a disappointment.
From the general lack of welcome or recognition at check-in to the rather tired room I was assigned, I saw things in a bit of a different light. Perhaps I am used to their rooms that have been refurbished, but the furniture was virtually all chipped and losing veneer...I was surprised.
We won't give up on the Westin Copley Place, but will hope that a refreshing of the rooms is planned.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Havana Good stay with one major flaw
Overall the hotel was very good. The one major flaw was housekeeping. On two of the four days staying at the hotel we left the hotel early in the morning and returned about 4:00pm to find that the coffee in the room had been refilled but nothing had been cleaned and the bed was not done. The hotel does offer a "green option" for a reduced price where your room is not done daily but we opted out of this option and paid full price. I had to contact the front desk on both occasions to have housekeeping come to clean the room.
July 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MarieO Great Location - Not a Flagship Property
Boston is a great city and the location of the Westin is excellent. The hotel falls short of expectations of the Westin brand -- no club floor, front desk staff more apt to recite the rules about 3:00 check to you at 2:45 than to assure you a room will be available shortly. During our stay the lobby was filled with noisy groups of high school travelers, an in hotel convention made 5 minute elevator waits a common practice, the fitness center was jam packed, the pool was out of commission (mid summer) and there was no peaceful space. The street level restaurant was a lovely refuge.
July 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by NMAK Disappointment
This hotel had a great location but was a big disappointment for us since we had reserved a suite room and it was not an actual suite only a big size room but no separate living and the disaster was the bath size which was so cramped up , actually the door was occupying the entire space and was extremely dark in the bath area absolutely no light in the tub while drawing the shower curtains.
The quality of housekeeping service needed updating especially the operator who answered the calls was not at all kind and pleasant to talk to..
In addition the quality of pillows and de feathering of comforters should be bared up in mind for those who have allergies and suffer from medical problems to these items.
The hotel can be updated and upgraded to a better standard if certain aspects like the ones mentioned especially the redesigning of the bathrooms would be taken in to consideration..
Nevertheless , must mention the kindness of Ms Shana the front desk manager who didn't hesitate to help us and extend her kindness to keep us as comfortable as possible . upon hearing our distress she offered us complimentary breakfast for all of us for the entire stay.
These petite acts really touch the guests and impress us a lot and these are the actions which I hope all the staff would have attract the guests back always again a sincere thanks for the sweet and kind Ms Shana.
Furthermore , I feel as a member of SPG I really don't feel privileged or special by having this membership nothing great was offered at least the least I expected was to have complimentary breakfast offered with the reservation although we were in a suite room with another connecting room
August 29, 2014