Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
72 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
  • 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)
General
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.

Location
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.
Dining
  • Hynes Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Logan International Airport (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
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
  • 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)
Business
  • 500 square-foot meeting room
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access
Transportation

Unique four-star downtown Boston hotel

Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Accessible King Deluxe Room with
Accessible King Deluxe Room with 1 Bed communication features avail 280 Sq. Ft.
Double Double Deluxe Room with 2
Double Double Deluxe Room with 2 Double Beds, 280 Sq. Ft., Bigelow amenities.
King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room with 1 King Bed, 280 Sq. Ft., iHome, Bigelow amenities.
King Premier Room w 1 King Bed
King Premier Room with 1 King Bed, 325 Sq. Ft., iHome, Bigelow amenities.
ADA Double Double Deluxe w Roll
Accessible Double Double Deluxe Room with 2 Beds, roll in shower, 280 Sq. Ft.
Accessible Double Double Room
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
Accessible 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

Hotel Map

42.3643 -71.0614
Nearby airports
General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl Airport, (BOS), 3.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center

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.

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Guest Reviews (72)

Ratings and reviews for Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
3.9
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
jstira
Business
Wilmington, MA
Feb 24, 2014

Great Stay

I booked this hotel for my sister's birthday and it was everything we wanted it to be, clean, great staff and close to fanueil which was where we were going out. Two other great things were they were offering free wine from 5-6 AND they allow pets! We loved the Onyx <3

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

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Pets are allowed!

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TandI
Business
Greenwich, CT, USA
Jan 30, 2012

Quick overnight for a concert

Booked for an overnight to see a concert at TD Garden Center. Staff was knowledge and very pleasant. Room was clean and comfortable. Cool modern style throughout. Price seemed a little high. Overall really enjoyed 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

5
5.01.0
Mrs.DH
Business
Concord, NH
Feb 24, 2012

Weekend getaway with my husband

Very friendly, allowed us to check in even though we were an hour early, also very helpful when asking for a nice place to eat and everything is within walking distance!

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

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Olivia Pope
Business
San Diego, CA
Apr 8, 2012

Fantastic getaway

Absolutely one of the best experiences I have had.

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

5
5.01.0
LT. SCOTT
Business
DECATUR, GA.
Jul 8, 2012

LT. SCOTT

GREAT LOCATION, AND THE STAFF WERE ALWAYS HELPFUL. WINE HOUR FROM 5PM TO 6 PM WAS A PLUS. LT. SCOTT

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

Business

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SoRo
Business
Maine
Jul 14, 2012

Quick Boston Getaway

Wonderful staff, location in West End convenient to T, North End restuarants and all of Boston, We loved the Onynx. Great deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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
Linat87
Business
Connecticut
Feb 18, 2013

One night Trip

I booked this hotel for a one night stay. It's the perfect distance if you plan on attending a Celtics game at TD Garden. Hotel staff was friendly and inviting. I requested extra towels to my room which arrived in less than 10 minutes. The room was clean and nice. Only con I encountered was the $45 cost to valet my car which I thought was too expensive.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to TD Garden.

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
east Longmeadow, MA
May 10, 2008

comfortable and friendly

We have stayed here several times. The location suites us great for activities at the Garden and dining in the North End. The room although some on the small side are very comfortable and bathrooms are a decent size. The beds are very comfortable! The staff is always great - helpful and friendly!! Check in and out has always been very swift. And the wine and cheese service is a delightful touch! Will continue to return in the future.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

one block to TD Bank North Garden (Celtics). A few blocks walk to the North End and fine italian dining. We even had a lovely walk over to Newbury Street from the hotel.

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 3, 2007

effortless travel

This is our second stay at the Onyx Hotel. We love the location, decor and especially the exceptional customer service you receive from the minute the valet opens your car door until checkout. We love the Ruby Room, however, it closed early on Sunday (over the holiday weekend), but front destk staff were able to make recommendations and as usual, we weren't dissapointed. The only other surprise was the $38 (overnight)parking fee, we weren't expecting, but it's Boston! We can't wait until our next night at the Onxy!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

hotel is within walking distance to many of Boston's great attractions (The Garden, Fanuel Hall, the North End...). Try the Grand Canal for great food & atmosphere

Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Manchester, NH
Apr 22, 2007

Onyx gets the prize

It is hard to heap as much praise on the staff of the Onyx without sounding like a paid publicity person. I had arrived at the Onyx an hour prior to check in time owing to a change in schedule. The front desk was full of apologies that the room was not yet ready! They were mortified. Gracious it was all I could do to assure them it was OK, was my fault and I would be back after another appointment. On my return the room was ready, again a spate of apologies. The room was very clean, no odours, just perfect. The floor valet was extremely pleasant, very attentive and like all employees we ran into smiling all the time. If the employees are happy it is a sign of good management. As someone who spent many years living in hotels in Switzerland I can honestly say that the Onyx was the best experience in a hotel that I have had. I would, and will stay at the Onyx again and have in fact recommended it already to friends and relations.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The North End of Boston has delightful dining

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