We were in town for the Dave Matthews show at TD Garden in Boston. Searched out close hotels to the venue and came up with The Onyx. We were smack dab in the middle of everything! 2 minute walk to the concert, 5 minute walk to Fanuel Hall..great location for us. Parking of course is always an issue in a big city. Valet was helpful with getting our bags out of the car and ushering us into the hotel. We checked in just as the wine hour was ending. I was asked if they could send up some wine to my room, to which I replied, "Yes, please!!!!" Sure enough within 10 minutes, 2 glasses of wine arrived. Our room was a bit small, but we did look out (and into) the office building across the street(yes, don't be fooled, they can see everything you do!!). I loved the window treatments..not the usual hotel curtains, but upscale patterns to fit the boutique feel of the property.
The lobby, although small was inviting, it's great to see people gathered to gather and enjoying what a hotel has to offer. There is a sign on the entry door, to please conserve energy and use the non-electric revolving door instead of the regular doors. (great idea)
Our room was located next to the elevators...I've got to say, I feared for the worse but was actually surprised at how quiet our location was.
Also, big city hotels don't usually have larger rooms, our room was adequate, but I would have liked a larger room. I loved all the thoughtful items in the room. The hotel is as green as it can be....if you've forgotten something, all you need to do is ask. Honestly, they had slipper socks in the room(for a price) if you needed them as well as a well stocked honor/mini bar. Oh when you sign up to be part of the Kimpton loyalty program, they give you, yes, give you I think about $10 to spend on your mini bar...nice touch!
Breakfast was just fine, a cup of tea, fruit and a bagel for me and juice and oatmeal for my husband.
There is a bar just steps away from the hotel, on the way back from the concert, we stopped and got some stuff for back at the room. I've got to saw, I think the hotel was very well thought out in regards to the decorating. It's not your usual Marriott/Hilton properties.. All in all, we had a great time at the hotel and look forward to being there again.....Leopard print robes...c'mon, you gotta love it!
- 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