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Kimpton Onyx Hotel

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

We've just checked out of the Onyx after a 3 night stay. Excellent service from all staff, they were really friendly and helpful. The Ruby room is more of a lobby area than a room but the drinks were great and the service quick and friendly-the hosted wine hour is a great perk and the hot apple cider was a...

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Michal P, General Manager at Kimpton Onyx Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MrsH39, Thank you for the great review! I am glad that you were able to enjoy some of our best perks while staying with us - the wine hour is definitely one of our favorites... I am also happy that you were able to sign up for Kimpton In Touch and take advantage of our Raid the Bar program...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 November 2013

As a mom and frequent business traveler, sometimes its nice to have someone take care of you. Onyx is that place - if your hands are full - they press the elevator button. The staff is friendly, quick to help out and double check that you have what you need. It was a cold day out and they warned me...

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Michal P, General Manager at Kimpton Onyx Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wicked_c0ld, I loved reading your review of us! I am so happy that we made you feel comfortable and at home while staying here. Glad you were also able to enjoy the Ruby Room after a long day. We are renovating all our rooms starting in January so hopefully the next time you visit us, you get to experience...

Burlington, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 November 2013

My wife and I have become fans of the Kimpton brands for the nice boutique hotels and outstanding service they provide. This location was no different. Upon arrival we found the road to the hotel was blocked due to construction. We called the front desk and they were nice enough to send the valet to rescue us. Overall I don't...

1Thank BadgerConn
Ingonish, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2013

My wife, two daughters and I spent Rememberance Day weekend there. The room was a bit small and the breakfast buffet a little over priced but everything else was great. We were close to T D Garden and went to see a Leafs game there. We were close to the subway and managed to travel all around town in one...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We arrived very tired and flustered from a long flight and we were immediately welcomed by the competent reception staff at The Onyx. They were incredibly helpful, with directions and advice about events, restaurants and Boston in general. The location of the hotel is great - within walking distance of so many sights and neighbourhoods. The room was quiet and...

1Thank Catriona M
Nottingham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 November 2013

After reading the reviews had to note a few things. Stayed last winter for a Celtics game, fantastic location to that and all else Boston has to offer. Felt safe letting my teen kids head out and shop at Faneuil hall. Brought our dog, great customer service, had a bed for her and water and food dish ready in our...

1Thank staci111
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

What a great location and a fantastic hotel. We arrived on Monday morning around 0900 and were able to check into a room. The front desk staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The holtel is walking distance to pretty much most of the attractions and we only used the train 2ce (North Station is about 2 blocks away). We will...

1Thank Dominic L
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I am usually really happy with all Kimpton Hotels and this one was no exception. The staff is really great, friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel is great, especially if you are going to TD Garden!! The rooms are a tad small but very cozy!

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Charlotte, NC, USA
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Our first time at a Kimpton property provided mixed reviews. As they advertise, the hotel is within easy walking distance of all the major attractions and the "T"...which was our main objective. The staff was indeed very friendly and helpful. The downside was the size of the rooms...one of the smallest hotel rooms we have ever stayed in. So, if...

Thank Carol G
Clarkesville, Georgia
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Stayed here in early August. Staff was very helpful and friendly, service was excellent, rooms were small, but comfy and very clean. Great location for all we wanted to do... Superb Italian in the North End is an easy walk; as are many historical landmarks. Easy access to transportation for other parts of the city. Very Enjoyable!

Thank Kelley P

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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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Address: 155 Portland St, Boston, MA 02114-1702
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Price Range: $316 - $659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Onyx Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
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