The Onyx Hotel, Boston
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Onyx Hotel
Perfect for usfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The address of 155 Portland Street will confirm this!
It is nicely placed, about a 10 minute walk to a lot of Boston's major attractions including Faneuil Hall. The nearest T is no more than 5 minutes away. Unless you know your way around Boston you may not appreciate that you are within 10 mins walk of the Italian neighbourhood, North End, with it's many good restaurants, as well.
Our room was on the 7th floor and we really appreciated the nice airy feel and quietness. We were expecting a shoe box after reading Trip Advisor reviews but we were pleasantly surprised.
We thought the attention to detail was terrific, and particularly so the iron and ironing board and coffee machine in each guest room.
The bathroom was a good size too with generous fluffy towels and Aveda bath products.
Our Sons had an adjoining room, a double double and their room was exceptionally large.
We all four had a very good and comfortable stay and recommend the Onyx highly to anyone thinking of visting Boston.
It is informal so don't expect a stuffy atmosphere nor a 5* breakfast but you can expect a warm welcome and a happy relaxed atmpshere with a very good doorman who will help with your vehicle, taxi ,or luggage.
The bed linen was changed daily. and was of a very good quality on our large comfortable bed.
Complimentary drinks in The Ruby Room for an hour each evening were a nice touch.
We felt it was very good value for money and wish you a happy stay!
Beautiful Designfrom JayinNY
Contrary to an earlier review here, I did not find my room too small or dark. My single king was quite beautifully decorated (with a lot of reds and blacks), and was one of the most restful and pleasant hotel rooms I have stayed in lately. The room was compact, but not at all cramped. It faced Portland Street, which was not noisy. I will definitely stay here again.
The location is either a plus or minus, depending on your needs. The hotel is half a block from the Fleet Center, which means that the neighborhood has many sports bars that become somewhat rowdy when Boston teams win. North Station is underneath the Fleet Center, which means good transportation connections (including commuter rail and two T lines). The North End, with a terrific selection of good Italian restaurants, is a short walk away. The walk to the North End will become substantially nicer when the landscaping on top of the Big Dig is finished in the next year or so.
A few tips: One way to avoid the tempting but seriously overpriced goodies in the mini-bar is to shop at the 7 Eleven half a block away on Causeway Street. Across the street is an Au Bon Pain that has a very nice courtyard seating area (open only during regular office business hours). Down the street is Anthem, a trendy but pleasant New American restaurant with decent food, and a large bar area. A new steakhouse will open soon in the new Bullfinch Hotel on Merrimac Street, about two blocks away. Devotees of fast food will find some of the usual suspects on Causeway Street, facing the Fleet Center.
Size does matter..from A TripAdvisor Member
Very Pleasant Stayfrom acorn
great little hotel in bostonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Faneuil hall. The rooms are a bit small but very stylish with down comfortors, great towels and bath products. The breakfast and coffee service every morning was a great plus. It was an expanded continental with fresh squeezed orange juice, boiled eggs and lovely pastries. Even after 6 days in a row I did not tire of the same breakfast. The wine tasting in the evening was also a very nice touch. We flew all the way from Oregon and had never been to Boston so having a great place to stay in a great city made it a very memorable vacation for us.
Nice Room, Surly Stafffrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotel!from A TripAdvisor Member
Friendly chic Onyxfrom gena7
Not So Greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Classy - Great bath robesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Hotel has well decorated modern, sleek, stylish rooms with very helpfull staff. The FREE breakfast in the mornings went down well, the bagels are a must!
There are a great selection of in room movies, games, video jukebox and a class touch screen alarm clock.
There is a bar next door called Porters, excellent friendly irish/bostonian bar, which serves ICE COLD beers at a reasonable price, the 1st time we walked in they even asked if we'd like to start a tab.
Definately would stay there again. An EXCELLENT hotel choice for people who like modern, chic boutique style hotels.
Top Local Tips for Boston
T Boston Subway (T) is really easy to use here and there are always MTBA employees to help you along your way. If your group is 2 or less it will be definitely more economical than taking cabs and a really good way to feel a part of the city. Check out the MTBA website before you go [www.mtba.com]
Newbury street would be perfect for a girls weekend! Lovely shops, restaurants and trendy bars along this street. I actually preferred to shop in Boston than NYC!
The T Get the 7 day pass for the T system for 15.00 ad go anywhere you want - jump on and off transit as often as you want.
Other names for The Onyx Hotel
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- Address: 155 Portland Street - Boston - Massachusetts - 02114 - United States
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