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Wheelchair Jimmy Accessibility Comments

We stayed at the elegant Fairmont Copley Plaza for a couple nights during October 2018 fall foliage trip as we toured New England and we had a fabulous experience. The Fairmont is listed on the Historic Hotels in America registry and it is Grand. One of Boston’s finest.

One of my favorite aspects of the hotel is its location on Copley Square in Boston’s Back Bay area which is very level and close to historic Newbury St, Bolyston St, Trinity Church and many fine restaurants. We even walked (rolled) to the Harvard Bridge to watch the regatta races and then over to MIT.

The hotel is expensive but the entire hotel is very wheelchair friendly including it’s elegant Oak Long Bar & Kitchen restaurant, vast lobby area and ballrooms. There are no steps at the entrance and no restrictive steps anywhere on the property that I could find.

The accessible room we stayed in (582) was very spacious (see pictures) and beautifully decorated. The bed height was a challenge at 30 inches and there was no space to accommodate a Hoyer lift. The bathroom was very, very spacious as well. Our bathroom had a tub shower and no bench seat. Lots of extra counter space. Getting to the room was a hike, down 3 hallways with very thick carpet and about 75-90 yards in total.

We enjoyed drinks at the Oak Long Bar as well as breakfast. It’s elegant and fully wheelchair accessible although some of the tables are a bit tight. We also walked to and dined at near Abe & Louie’s and Sorellina’s restaurants.

I’ve given the Fairmont a WJAR 4 rating as it is spectacular, spacious and very accessible although the bed height and long jaunt to the guest room were a challenge.

Hotel Overview Accessibility

Step Free Entrance

Wide Doorway Entrance

Relatively Flat Entrance

Common Areas Step Free

Accessible Restroom in Hotel Lobby

Hotel Guest Room Accessibility

I Booked a WC Accessible Room

Bed Height NOT Accessible (30 inches or higher)

Wide Clearance Around Bed (min 36 inches)

Hotel Bathroom Accessibility

Step Free Access

Wide Clearance to Shower & Toilet (min 36 in)

Dining Accessibility

Accessible Breakfast Room

Accessible Dinner Restaurant and Bar

Nearby Accessible Dinner Restaurant and Bar (less than 2 blocks)

Parking Accessibility

Valet Parking

Additional Details

  • WJAR Rating:4
  • Hotel Star Rating:4
  • Hotel Quality Star Rating:4.6
  • Total # of Hotel Rooms:
  • # of W/C Accessible Guestrooms:
  • # of Rooms with Roll-in Showers:
  • Estimated Price:$494