Ornate decor and courtly service make this hotel, built in 1912, a Boston classic. Posh furnishings will make you feel at home—if “home” is a mansion. The Copley Square location, across from the Boston Public Library, puts the elegant hotel in the center of the city and just steps from shopping on Newbury Street and in the malls at Copley Place and the Prudential Center. A rooftop health club has panoramic windows overlooking Back Bay, and its OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is glamorous. As with other Fairmont properties, pricier Fairmont Gold rooms include a private lounge serving evening hors d’oeuvres and a continental breakfast.