Onyx is conveniently located in Downtown Boston, near the north end close to the TD Garden and not far from City Hall and the Federal Courthouse.
If you are coming from Logan Airport, you can easily get to the hotel from the Blue Line to Bowdoin Station with a short 5-minute walk. Boston's subway (the "T") is easy to navigate for newcomers and is an affordable alternative to a taxi - one-way fares were $2.50 as of this writing. A free shuttle bus gets you from Logan to the train station. (Note: the Bowdoin Station closes at 6:30 PM weekdays, so if you come in later you will have to get off at the State Stret Station a few blocks further south. Or you can transfer to the Orange Line and take it to the North Station.)
Rooms are small but comfortable. Even with a street view, things were quiet. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
In cold or rainy weather, there aren't a tremendous number choices within walking distance, but there are some. You might want to use the T or catch a cab to get to places in downtown (Boylston, Newbury, etc.). The hotel does have its own restaurant if you don't feel like venturing out.
Not a complaint, but the nightly rate is a bit on the high side, although it is in-line with other area hotels. And, of course, not as expensive as others (think Fairmont, St. Regis, etc.). I like it because it is not a large crowded hotel,
If you are a Kimpton InTouch member, you get some, like a $10 gift card to "raid the minibar". There was also a complementary small bottle of red wine and two chocolates in the room uopn check-in.
If you prefer a more European experience and want to avoid the big chains, Onyx is an excellent choice in Boston.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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:
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