The Copley Square Hotel was built in 1891 and is Boston's second-oldest hotel in continuous operation. The seven-floor hotel is mainly constructed of brick, and recently was given a thorough remodeling.
The lower lobby, the former Cafe Budapest, was the location for some scenes in the 1992 comedy movie "HouseSitter" starring Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin.
The U-shaped building is strongly supported by pilings driven to a depth of 70 feet below the street level.
The hotel was the election headquarters for President William McKinley.