We were looking for a less expensive option near downtown Boston and we found the Onyx. It is a little off the beaten path, but easy walking distance to the North End, TD Garden and Faneuil Hall. My son and I were in Boston on college visits and I wanted him to see the city as well. As for the property itself, the lobby was under construction which was very disappointing at first. Breakfast was offered for $10 in the basement meeting rooms which were not appealing at all. However we found good restaurants nearby and Au Bon Pain is across the street. (Would have been a better move to offer free breakfast to make up for the construction.) Hotel staff were friendly and some more helpful than others. My son pointed out that they should have separate desk and concierge staff and he's right. Maybe this was due to construction but we felt bad getting detailed walking directions when someone was waiting to check in.
Our room had two double beds and was fine for two people. The finishes were attractive and the bedding was very,very comfortable. Water pressure in the shower could have been stronger. The only real annoyance was the air conditioner. It worked beautifully making the room nice and cool, however it was the loudest HVAC system I've ever heard. Really, woke us up in the night when the air kicked in. Not sure what they could do about it. Overall we would stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kimpton Onyx Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in historic downtown Boston, offers exceptional service in stylish surroundings. This gem of a hotel is situated on a charming side street within walking distance of the Boston TD Garden (Fleet Center), Bunker Hill, the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and North Station. The notable neighborhood is harmoniously met with the old-world hospitality of this Kimpton Hotel. The mesmerizing Ruby Room lounge adds to the bejeweled ambiance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Onyx Hotel Kimpton