I am a fan of the Kimpton hotels, and Onyx is no exception. Their service is impeccable. I received an email before my trip asking if I needed anything to make the stay better and if I was celebrating something. It was my birthday, so I let them know. When me and my boyfriend arrived, there was a bucket with beer (6 bottles!) on ice and pretzels (they asked me beforehand what was my favorite drink and snack). It was a really pleasant surprise. I was expecting maybe a bottle of a nice brew and a tiny pack of something, after all we were staying for a weekend only! This was a really nice touch.
Staff is very knowledgeable about the area and attractions, and are able to instruct you on places to eat and go out around the hotel.
It's location is amazing, only three blocks from a subway station, and a short walk (five minutes, if so) from Quincy Market, the wharf and all the attractions there. Also not far for Boston Common. We did most of our sightseeing walking, and the Freedom trail passes a few blocks from the hotel, which allowed us to stop by in the middle of it and relax a bit before continuing!
Room was wonderful, and very reasonably-sized, with a king-size bed and a bathroom that was much bigger than what I usually see. Everything was spotless and the fact that they can provide you with any toiletries that you may forget is also a plus.
Also, you get free internet, and if you're a Kimpton hotel member (it's free), you get $10 for the minibar.
I have no complaint whatsoever. Well, perhaps that I wish Kimpton would expand outside the US!
It's not the cheapest, but it's certainly the best you get in this price range.
- 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