$233 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 3, 2015

Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
View map of 155 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
80 reviews
Impressive staff

The hotel was very nice, but what stuck out the most was the staff and their professional approach.... See full review

  • Jennifer No
  • Jun 26, 2015
Great couples getaway

Friendly and stellar staff! Very personable! We loved the location and our room!! See full review

  • Amy F.
  • Apr 30, 2015
Onyx Hotel, a AAA four diamond, four-star boutique hotel sits on a charming side street in the heart of downtown Boston near many top sites like Faneuil Hall, TD Garden and the Freedom Trail. An eco-friendly, pet-friendly property, the Onyx offers upscale sophistication throughout the hotel. Begin the day with complimentary coffee and tea and mingle in the evening at a wine hour hosted in the lobby's living room. Enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary overnight shoe shine, 24-hour room service and full concierge services.
Rooms

Contemporary design, beautiful wood furniture and bold colors grace the hotel's 112 airy, eco-friendly guest rooms and suites. Almost 100 percent of rooms are non-smoking. Rooms include a 37-inch flat-screen TV with cable and WebTV, iHome iPod docking station, clock radio and a fully-stocked honor bar with gourmet treats and drinks. Sink into plush beds with high thread-count sheets and comforters. Bathrooms feature Gilchrist and Soames bath products, terrycloth robes and hairdryers. Lock laptops in the in-room safe. Guests also enjoy one of the most pet-friendly hotels around.

Property features
Tucked away on a charming side street in the heart of downtown Boston, the Onyx Hotel offers sophisticated comfort at an affordable price. Enjoy personalized attention with full concierge and business services. Take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi through the Kimpton InTouch Guest Loyalty Program. Savor complimentary morning coffee and tea service and evening wine tastings in the cozy lobby living room. Get shoes shined overnight at no charge, read the morning paper (local or national) and dine at the Ruby Room for eclectic American fare and quality cocktails or in the privacy of your room via 24-hour room service.

Highlights
  • AAA four diamond rating
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour parking with in and out privileges (fees apply)
  • Evening wine hour, plus complimentary coffee and tea service
  • Hi-speed Wi-Fi throughout hotel (fees apply in rooms)
Nearby attractions
  • TD Garden (next door)
  • Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market (.4 mi/.6 km)
  • Bunker Hill (.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Harvard University (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Business
  • 500 square-foot meeting room
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access
Transportation
  • Hynes Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Logan International Airport (2.7 mi/4.4 km)

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Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

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Double Double Deluxe Room with 2 Double Beds, 280 Sq. Ft., Bigelow amenities.
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King Premier Room with 1 King Bed, 325 Sq. Ft., iHome, Bigelow amenities.
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Accessible Double Double Room 2 Double Beds - 280 Sq. Ft.-accessible tub communication features available-

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Fire alarm with light
Bathroom telephone
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms
Trouser press

Nearby points of interest

  • TD Garden: 0.1 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.4 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.4 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.4 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.7 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 0.8 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.1 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.1 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.4 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.4 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.4 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.4 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.4 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.5 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.6 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.7 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 0.8 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 0.9 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Trinity Church: 1.2 mi
  • Copley Square: 1.3 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 1.3 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.5 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1.6 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1.9 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 2 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 2 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 2 mi
  • Fenway Park: 2.2 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2.4 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 3 mi
  • Castle Island: 3.1 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.6 mi

Dining

Ruby Room
Enjoy specialty cocktails tantalizing appetizers or a light dinner in this cool urban setting. The 45-seat Ruby Room serves a European-style breakfast buffet and is also open for dinner and drinks daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jennifer No
Business
Lorton
Jun 26, 2015

Impressive staff

The hotel was very nice, but what stuck out the most was the staff and their professional approach. They were friendly and it was clear that they were willing to assist in any way they could. Would definitely stay again for this reason alone. Thank you for hiring the right people to run the hotel. They make it worth the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Texas traveler
Business
N/A
May 19, 2015

Business

Great staff. Very helpful. Attractions walkable. Great hotel perks. Pricey though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Amy F.
Business
Sandy
Apr 30, 2015

Great couples getaway

Friendly and stellar staff! Very personable! We loved the location and our room!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cyn
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Service goes above & beyond

I was really impressed with the hotel. Though the room was a little smaller than I'm use to, we were able to fit 4 people comfortably. The staff brought up a special snack for my mom since it was her birthday weekend. The location was great for touring Boston.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
REM2
Business
Minneapolis
Oct 6, 2014

Nice place

Friendly staff, great location, ice cream in lobby,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
slaj
Business
Milwaukee, wi 53103
Sep 11, 2014

Friendly & Helpful

Staff friendly and helpful Printed our flight tickets and arranged their car to take us to the airport for the same cost of a taxi but much more comfortable and roomy Also left my camera in the car . They found and are sending it to my home :) Room comfortable Located near sport facility and many sport bars Short walk to historical sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Loved walking to north end for dinner 5 min walk

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sherry from Seattle
Business
Seattle
Aug 30, 2014

Extremely comfortable, well located, great staff

The staff at the Onyx couldn't be more pleasant, welcoming and comfortable. Overall, the hotel was very clean and very comfortable. The location was terrific, walking distance to many central sites. Downsides are that the rooms are very, very small and that they charge extra for internet service. No pool or hot tub.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a very large fruit and vegetable market on the way to the North End that has incredibly inexpensive produce. Way less expensive than anything at home.

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bricker1
Business
Boston
Aug 18, 2014

nidht away

beautiful boutique hote great location and staff FAntastic

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

North End

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Spike Y
Business
New York
Aug 12, 2014

poor location

overall experience was average.. the hotel is in a really poor location.. feels like they put it in the back end alley of a bunch of bars and pubs and during the weekends in the day it is eerily quiet.. although its a 4 star hotel.. I practically saw no other guests around the premises.. the room was very nice and the staff was very cordial and courteous.. but its really the location that brings down the overall experience..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BusinessTraveller123
Business
East Coast
Aug 8, 2014

Not worth it

The room was tiny, had essentially no windows, the air conditioner was incredibly loud so the only way of getting some sleep was to turn it off. It's just not worth it, I could have stayed at a better location in a better room at the same price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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