We spent 4 nights at Nine Zero during a recent trip to Boston. We choose this hotel based on its location and the fact it was a Kimpton property. We arrived at Logan Int. and took the free shuttle (bus 66) to the water and then rode a water taxi across the harbour to Long Wharf. We walked about 10 minutes to the hotel (cost $10 each), a nice way to arrive. When we left we walked 5 minutes to the blue line subway to the airport stop then boarded a shuttle bus to the terminal (cost $2.50 each). Door to door about 25 minutes or less!
When we arrived at Nine Zero we were pleased to have a great corner room with a view of the Park Street Church and historic burial ground. Quite nice. The room was large with a King bed and lots of windows (which opened). The bathroom was very nice, but had no tub (walk in shower). The decor was cool and funky as was the entire hotel. As Kimpton members we had free wifi and a $10 coupon to 'raid the mini-bar' (had some kettle chips and chocolate chip cookies). We also took part in the free wine reception each night from 5-6. They had white sangria, a dry red wine and super sweet white dessert wine. This was a nice way to 'kick off' our evening, before we headed out to dinner.
The location of this hotel is perfect. It is centrally located (Boston Common) so everything was within an easy walk. Hotels in Boston seem to be expensive in the summer so this hotel was about average in terms of value compared to others.
As others have mentioned there is no coffee maker in the room, however, it was available in the restaurant on the 2nd floor. My husband was able to get our coffee as early as 6:30 a.m. and it actually tasted good, compared to those cheap home 'brewers' you usually find in hotel rooms.
The staff, particularly the concierge, Andy, were helpful. Only complaint was that we were lead to believe there were plenty of complimentary bikes available, however when we wanted to get them we learned they only had 2 and 1 was out for repair. We had to change our plans accordingly. The next day we used the bike-share system (Hubway) and biked around the Esplande and the Charles River. This worked out better because we didn't have to ride our bikes through city streets to the river. We continued to use the various bike locations within our 24 hour membership including a bike tour of the Harvard campus.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Boston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegant Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel in downtown Boston is consistently named one of the world's best hotels by Conde Nast Traveler, and was recently voted Boston Magazine's Boston's Best Boutique Hotel. Nine Zero Hotel features impeccable service, sophisticated 4-star style, the new Highball Lounge and the perfect launch pad for exploring this historic city. The central location means easy access to Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 9 Zero Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel
- Nine Zero Hotel Kimpton