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The Colonnade Hotel Review: Still fresh from a $20 million renovation in 2008, this popular Back Bay hotel has more to offer than just its ideal location within walking distance to Copley Square, the Prudential Center and trendy Newbury Street. The guest rooms and suites have a residential feel with high-end comforts, including down comforters and iPod docking stations. Environmental upgrades include energy-efficient, soundproof windows (which actually open) and a heating system activated when you check in and deactivated at checkout. Bathrooms feature large marble vanities, rain showers and a Colonnade Hotel tradition, a yellow rubber duck you can take home. The rooftop pool boasts spectacular views, while the 1,000-square-foot fitness center offers a view, plus cardio equipment and weights. On-site Brasserie Jo provides a charming French bistro atmosphere and great food.