The Onyx Hotel, Boston Review

This review is just slightly overdue. While making plans for a trip to Boston today, I realized I had never posted this. Sorry Kimpton!

The Onyx is a boutique Kimpton Hotel in downtown Boston. For me, a great locatoin becuase it’s directly across the street from my client’s office.

On my last trip, I got stuck at DCA flying to Boston and had to call the Onyx to let them know that I wouldn’t be arriving until the following morning around 6am. They were sold out, so the very helpful agent checked me in over the phone to ensure I had a room when I arrived. After a very long night with little sleep, I arrived in Boston and made my way to the Onyx. Upon check-in, the desk agent said “I’m very sorry, but we don’t have any deluxe rooms available, since you’re only here for 1 night now, we had to upgrade you to a King Premier Room with an attached Parlor Suite on our Penthouse level”. Sorry? Wow, what a nice surprise!

I headed to the top floor to find my “suite”. A very cool, oversided room with a connecting door to a smaller living room area. I want to know who decorates the Onyx…it fit me to a tee! I loved the black and white floors, the bright red and white bedding and of course, the signature animal print rob in the bathroom.

I had a slight housekeeping issue in the room, and they immediately sent smomeone up to fix it. The housekeeper was very lovely and offered me extra waters and dessert (from the Ruby Room) for the inconvenience. I wasn’t really inconvenienced becuase they were so fast to fix the problem, but it was a lovely gesture and I accepted it.

Becuase I’m a member of the InTouch Loyalty program, I got free internet and a credit for 2 items from the mini-bar. My corporate rate included breakfast (Kimpton is a preferred vendor at my company) and it was a good breakfast (much, much better than those standard continental breakfasts some hotels offer.

I would highly recommend the Onyx on your next trip to Boston (especially if you want to be near the Garden!!)

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