The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch to celebrate my mothers birthday. My mother’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day. While the restaurant was lovely, food very good, server only mediocre....Annie (the hostess) was an absolute doll; a sparkling star of the afternoon! This is the type of girl that anyone wants/needs at the front of their restaurant. Annie made sure everyone left with smiles! She went above and beyond throughout our meal and after to accommodate us and to make sure everyone was happy with their visit. Annie is a true asset to the Outlook restaurant! Enjoy
I stayed two nights for business last month and very much enjoyed the cool decor and vibe, comfortable rooms, and the most comfortable bathrobe (jersey with a hood) ever. The location of this hotel in the Seaport area is perfect for business as well as tourist visits. The area has been built up significant over the last several years and there are many retail stores and restaurants within walking distance. It was actually very convenient as I visited during a week when the city was getting significant snow and the temperatures were pretty low. The bedroom has an open concept with the bed facing the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city (I had a King Partial Water View room on the second floor) and the bathroom consisting of a very spacious walk-in, glass-enclosed shower. The aforementioned jersey bathrobe with a hood was a revelation and so comfortable, especially during the cold nights! There is a small open closet at the front of the room with sufficient room to store luggage and hang clothing. There was an iron and ironing board available and built into the side of the closet. The TV is mounted on a modified bicycle, which is one of the cooler, quirky design details. The bed was firm, but extremely comfortable with nice linens and pillow options. The gym is very nicely set up with both weight and cardio machines. And the lobby is very spacious with high ceilings and is perfect for meeting up with others and having a drink. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel if you should find yourself in Boston and I will definitely be staying here on any future trips.
There are things a traveler NEEDS and a thing travelers WANT. This hotel has a lot of things to want but is missing some things I needed. The Envoy is located on the South End, across the street from the federal courthouse. The neighborhood is all-brand-new, all-glass, all-shiny, with little to no soul. The lobby is super-chic, with blob-shaped custom furniture, a wall of groovy purple light bulbs, concrete floors, lots of glass, and ample quantities of rope hangings, presumably keying into the location's proximity to the seaport. One of the two elevators was out of service, a problem that would compound the elevator's slow service. The elevator was often packed solid with patrons for a hot, super-chic rooftop bar. Staff was uniformly nice, pleasant, helpful, and casual. We stayed for a weekend on a third floor room with a resplendent view of the Equinox gym across the street. Very inspirational. The room had the requisite quirky stylish touches one has come to expect in "boutique" hotels: more rope and driftwood, a TV with a bicycle wheel attached, a desk with leather belts. The bathroom was similarly quirky: a separate toilet chamber, a big glass sliding door enclosing the shower/sink area, a sink vanity that was annoyingly small and awkward. We spent a good few minutes figuring out how to get the shower to work. While the room was full of these distinctive design details, it lacked some qualities that we expected: no fridge, no cabinet on which to place a suitcase, minimal closet, no handbook with hotel or neighborhood information. The safe was hidden in the bathroom. Worse, the stay was marred by noise: the corridor was noisy all weekend long with revelers from the rooftop bar audible in the hall - not sure if they were hotel guests or not; the ceiling and walls communicated noise from adjacent rooms; the heat/AC unit clanked on and off all night. Everything was clean, checkout was efficient and painless, and the price was high but not crazy. So it was not BAD. But it was not as good as it should have been.
Hotel is really nice. Perfect for a few days in Boston. Room was clean, large and the bed was comfortable. Great view of Boston and location was perfect. Check in was fast and efficient. Staff very courteous. My only negative comment about the room was the size of the closet. Since it was my son and I traveling it was fine but my wife would have had an issue. I will definitely be back.
Let’s start by saying one elevator is roped off during the day - like it is broken but apparently it is the access to the rooftop bar. The crowd for the bar starts at 5 pm where a long line of people are waiting to get upstairs. You should hope you don’t need you car or want to contact anyone at the property as the phone rings and rings and the valet is so busy they can’t really assist hotel guests. The rooms are nice but if you are not going to the rooftop bar over the weekend I would stay someplace else.
This was the worst trip I have ever had in Boston. My room, was basically on 93. So you heard not only noise from the cars, but people walking by. Make sure you are not on that side of the building. I did not sleep a wink, and of course when you call down, they are all booked up. Those rooms on that side of the property should be offered like section 8 housing at a discount. The best part is the valet took my car on a thursday night and when i got i back on saturday, it was damaged. The hired valet company wont stand by their teen drivers who damaged it, so im out the bill to fix my bmw. The hotel and staff are a joke. Young inexperienced kids who do not know customer service. Stay elsewhere!
We visited the Envoy for Valentine's Day and had such an amazing time! The rooftop bar was amazing and allowed you to enjoy the city view while staying warm in a heated igloo. The food is incredible and we had the pleasure of speaking with Leo who was extremely professional and passionate of this wonderful establishment. Envoy is lucky to have employees like him.
Hotel is located in the nice part of Boston with access to good restaurants and retail stores. Easy access. Room is spacious with new furniture. Functionality, however, is not strong in the rooms. Bathroom is small compared to the size of the room. Amenity is fair. Illy coffee maker in the room is a plus.
Dates of Stay: 02/01/2019 - 02/04/2019 Let me preface this review by saying that I would stay here again in a heartbeat! The service was exceptional, and the location is impossible to beat. It’s an easy walk to all that the Seaport/Fort Point area has to offer and offers close proximity to both South Station and the Financial District. Having said that, there are a few things that I feel the need to warn other travelers about before they check-in. The Envoy is a very “fashionable” hotel. Often times confusingly so. Imagine if David Bowie and Donald Trump got together and decided to make a hotel for millennials... Picture that in your head and you won’t be too far off. Warning #1 - The Arrival If you arrive at the valet side of building on Sleeper Street you can’t walk just in through the sliding glass doors and go to the front desk. Instead you have to walk around to the waterfront side of the building and enter through a large rotating doorway. Once inside, the flow of the lobby herds you away from the front desk through a ramp that serpantines around a pool table that isn’t actually a pool table, but rather an industrial sized iPad masquerading as a pool table. See what I mean- “fashionable”. The front desk is somewhat hidden off to the right side at the end of the rampway. During my stay it was not uncommon to see confused guests having just arrived pausing on the ramp looking around the lobby only to have one of the front desk attendants draw their attention by calling out to them from their semi-hidden space below the stairs to “The Kitchen” the Envoy’s own lobby restaurant. After checking in, you walk towards the elevators and will be greeted by a velvet rope and a large bouncer standing guard near the two guest elevators. Apparently this is due to their “Outlook Rooftop” bar being very popular on the weekends but it kind of gave it a cheesy nightclub feel to me. Warning #2 - The Room Beautiful. Artistically designed. Comfortable bed. Amazing rain shower. That scraped up old “Magic Chef” mini fridge that you left outside of your dorm room so many years ago. (See pictures). The Envoy found it and brought it back just for you. In all seriousness though the hotel room was immaculate and very “Instagrammable”. However there where a few logistical issues that I encountered during my stay that I would like to point out to future travelers: 1) Lots of accent lighting and hidden switches. Time for bed? Great just hit the switch marked “Master Switch” and turn out all the lights, right? Wrong. I spent the better part of half an hour trying to figure out how to shut all the lights off in my room so that I could fall asleep. Accent lights around the bathroom sink basin, accent lights recessed in the ceiling, switches embedded in a freestanding bookshelf, sliding dimmer switches, switches to alert housekeeping if you want privacy, or require service. Switches, switches, switches. If your used to sleeping with nightlights this probably won’t affect you, but it was something that I expected to be easier to resolve and turned into a late night Easter egg hunt. 2) Popcorn. Delicious yummy popcorn. A nice basket of popcorn and snacks sitting out for you to enjoy. Once you get to your second bag you start to see what appears to be a menu hidden underneath your seemingly complimentary snacks. They are not complimentary. You just ate $12 worth of Pirates booty. They put the snack price menu underneath all of the other snacks. You won’t see it until it’s too late. I know I didn’t. 3) The amazing rain shower... Made me feel like an absolute idiot. When you go to use it, there are simply two knobs on the wall opposite the shower head. The top knob (The one that looks like you are opening the door to a bank vault) does nothing except alternate the flow between the rain showerhead and the handheld shower wand. The bottem knob turns the water on, but expect having to put some time into finding the correct position to get the water a bearable temperature. I almost gave up and took a cold shower the first time I used it because I had such a hard time finding the right dial position. (Turning the knob almost all the way to the right but just before the water cuts off seemed to work the best for me) 4). Please wash your hands... In the hotel room that I had, the toilet had it’s own separate room wher you can be free to do your business in privacy without bothering your travel companion. Except when you realize that the only sink you have acccess to is actually in the other room by the shower in its semi-private location. That means that you cannot wash your hands after going to the bathroom until after you touch the doorknob releasing you from the seperate toilet room. This might not be a huge issue for some, but I couldn’t help feeling like I was shaking hands with everyone who had previously stayed in the room right after they finished wiping. Knowing that there is no escape from that room unless you touch the door handle with an unwashed hand turned me off a bit. Warning #3 - Don’t igloo. Just don’t. During the winter season the Outlook Rooftop Bar located on the top floor of the hotel installs plastic igloos lined with multicolored led light strips inside. If you want to reserve one, it’ll cost you a minimum spend of $500 on alcohol. There were always igloos that went unreserved during my stay. They would tell me as a I walked in which igloos were reserved and which ones were free to just go hang out in. I felt really bad for the groups who shelled out guaranteed minimums to have the same experience I was getting for the price of a can of Peroni. The igloos themselves are thin plastic sheets with a white plastic tent like support structure inside. You have to zipper them closed to try to keep in the heat from the small retro looking space heater you will find placed inside of each one. The bar area was beautiful and the views were absolutely amazing. Unfortunately during my stay a large beautiful looking section of the bar was closed off to the guests. I can’t wait to try this place out over the summer when there is better weather. The views are definitely worth checking out, but try and avoid the igloos if you can. In Summary - All in all it was a fantastic experience. The staff really went out of their way to accommodate any request that I had both quickly and professionally. Personally, I would have preferred a more functional and less fashionable hotel, but the location and emphasis on awesome service made up for any deficiencies.
Absolutley Beautiful, rooms are very clean and the staff is amazing . Especially the overnight girl she was so kind with a sweet personality . Brought my wife here for a Birthday/Anniversary two day weekend and it was well worth it . The bartender at the in house bar was as cool as they come. Very nice people all around . We will be coming back for these all of reasons. Thank you staff for making us feel welcome. The Husson’s
- Walking distance to Boston Harbor and Boston Children's Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour health club
Located in Seaport District, The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection is adjacent to Boston Harbor and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Boston Children's Museum. This 136-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a 24-hour health club and free in-room WiFi.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a Smart TV with cable channels and Netflix. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a phone, and an ironing board.
At The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection, guests have access to a 24-hour health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Valet parking is offered for USD 50 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has express check-out.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 603 reviews