$152 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 15, 2015 Check-out: Feb 17, 2015

Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
155 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
73 reviews
Friendly & Helpful

Staff friendly and helpful Printed our flight tickets and arranged their car to take us to the... See full review

  • slaj
  • Sep 11, 2014
nidht away

beautiful boutique hote great location and staff FAntastic See full review

  • bricker1
  • Aug 18, 2014
Eco-friendly, unique four-star property in downtown Boston
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.
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)
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.

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.

Transportation
  • Hynes Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Logan International Airport (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
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

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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
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.

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rugdog
Business
Tempe. Arizona
Jun 12, 2013

In downtown Boston, convenient location, close to T, eateries around.

We needed a place to stay while attending a graduation in Cambridge, and though the Onyx is in Boston, we got there quickly by taxi ($20) from the airport, were close to the T's Green Line and steps away from Boston's historic quarters, all around. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, the room was snug but very comfortable and quiet.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alexandra12345
Business
boston ma
Dec 4, 2013

OK

the room was small. the people were niice the people were friendly it was close to the TD garden

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

Business

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CIGAR THE BIG MAN
Business
PROVINCETOWN, MA 02657
Jan 29, 2014

CELTICS GAME

AFTER CELTICS GAME - WENT TO HOTEL TO GET AN AFTER GAME COCKTAIL & HORS DEURVE. BAR WAS CLOSEED. ONLY COMPLAINT.

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

LA FAMIGGLIA RESTAURANT - SALEM STREET NORTH END

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
theone092001
Business
Washington, DC
Mar 24, 2014

Good for an urban hotel

Not a ton of amenities, and a somewhat out of the way location, but close to the North Station T stop and from there the rest of Boston. Rooms are pretty small, but not surprising for a downtown hotel. Still had space at reasonable rates less than two weeks before Anime Boston, when many hotels were pushing up their rates, although it isn't particularly close to the Hynes convention center (although it's on the same T line, which is a flat rate regardless of distance traveled).

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

Business

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tanner01
Business
Coralville, IA
Mar 25, 2014

Beautiful Boston Boutique Hotel

Took a chance on booking the Onyx and glad we did. Terrific location (around the corner from the subway), can walk to great restaurants. The hotel and staff were wonderful. We didn't figure out how to get internet until the last night's stay, and the wine hour was great. Will definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mike's Pastry...wonderful pastries for a late night dessert

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san diego, ca
Nov 15, 2010

onyx stay

Great location. Close to everything including historical sites, restaurants, and td garden. Small but comfortable room. The only drawback is that our bedroom light had to be turned on in order for the bathroom light to work.

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

Business

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LS & BS
Business
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 24, 2010

Great accommodations and location

We enjoyed dinner at the nearby Neptune Oyster Bar, followed by a relaxing evening in our cozy, comfortable room. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was great.

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

Try the lobster dinner at Neptune Oyster Bar.

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 30, 2010

Beautiful and close to everything!

The hotel is wonderful and close to everywhere you could possibly want to go in Boston! We were specifically in town for a Boston Celtic's game and the Gardens were less than a block away. It was also very close to great restaurants, pubs, shopping, and other attractions. The only reason that I wouldn't give the hotel four stars is because the rooms were very small (but beautiful!).

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

Business

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco
Oct 14, 2008

Stylish within limits

The Onyx was very comfortable, stylish, non-generic furnishing and spacious bathroom area. The staff was very friendly and energetic, concerned to be helpful. However, we arrived on Sunday evening around 8 PM and most of the restaurants that were open in the area were sports bar-oriented establishments. (This makes sense because the hotel is just down the street from the Boston Garden where Celtics & Bruins play) There was no dining available in the hotel (except room service) at that time because there was a private function in the only eating area. Limitations in finding a convenient place to have a quiet dinner may be as much related to the fact that it was Sunday night as to the location.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Onyx is just down the street from North Station - a main public transportation stop, the venue for major sports and other events (circus was in town when we were there) There are quick coffee shops on the same street. The North End is about 10 minute walk away (busy stteets) and has more eating options.

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Review of Onyx, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas
Sep 1, 2009

Onyx Hotel Boston

Location very close to TD Garden and Government Center. Clean, convenient, friendly staff.

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

Business

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