We stayed two nights on Memorial Day weekend 2007 in a King Deluxe. The great thing about the Onyx is that is a new, off-the-beaten path hotel with a modern, trendy feel to it. It is not a mammoth hotel (I think there are only 11 floors). It is perfect if you want a short walk to North End (Little Italy), the Waterfront, and to Fanueil Hall/ Quincy market, as well as Gov't Center, the Boston Common and Beacon Hill.
The hotel itself is looks brand new with a modern lobby, etc. We previously stayed at a Klimpton in Scottsdale AZ, which had a similar well-appointed touch.
The room we stayed in, on the 9th Floor in a King Deluxe, was modernly furnished, very new, and clean. The front desk and attendants were very helpful, friendly, and went out of their way to convey a friendly attitude.
Two other small items worth mentioning demonstrating the good nature of this hotel: First, upon arrival, the hotel was just ending its complimentary wine hour. After telling us that we had "just missed it", one of the hotel attendants later hand delivered a complimentary bottle of pinot grigio to our room. Second, after check out and on our trip home, we realized that we had inadvertently left our (expensive) memory-foam pillow in the room. We called the hotel, and it turned out that their housecleaning staff put it aside for us, and the hotel offered to ship the pillow to us promptly at no charge.
No regrets, except the $38 daily valet charge I thought was a bit steep.
- 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