Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
What We Love
- Boston Common location, two blocks from Beacon Hill
- Iris Scan Technology — guests are scanned at check-in for the ultimate in high-tech security
- Green Seal certification — one of the first hotels in Massachusetts to get this eco-award
- Nightly lobby wine hour from 5 - 6 p.m.
What To Know
- Modern and design-oriented, this hotel is for contemporary art lovers, not New England traditionalists
- 24-hour in-room dining is available
- Highball Lounge serves craft cocktails and small bites
- Eco friendly
- Parking On Site
With its modern, design-forward interiors and hip Miami vibe, it’s easy to forget that Nine Zero is in the heart of historic Boston, directly across the street from Samuel Adams’s grave. In contrast to the city’s cobblestone streets just outside, Nine Zero’s lobby is full of oil paintings, bronze sculptures, hand-blown glass chandeliers and rows of limestone coffee tables.
Bed and Bath
Down the street from the state house and Beacon Hill, Nine Zero has hosted the who’s who of Hollywood and Washington, from Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera to Presidents Clinton and Obama. Guestrooms offer the requisite comforts — flat-screen TVs and custom-designed beds — plus welcome design flair in the bright fabrics, faux fur throws and marble and chrome bathrooms. Good for groups, Queen Queen Rooms can sleep four (for an extra free), while King Premier Rooms offer a touch more space and city views.
Executive Sous Chef Peter Hagerty whips up contemporary American dishes in the hotel’s restaurant, while Highball Lounge serves craft cocktails and light bites. And in classic Kimpton fashion, there’s a nightly lobby wine hour each evening, perfect for setting the tone for a night on the town. When it’s time to unwind, there’s a 24-hour fitness center and slew of in-room spa treatments available.
In the Area
Shopping fiends should hit Charles Street in Beacon Hill for antiques and boutiques. Two favorites: Moxie, a designer shoe boutique, and Twentieth Century Limited, which sells vintage and custom jewelry, from Brahmin’s pearl earrings to rhinestone clutches. Or stop in at the central building of Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market, which showcases a quarter mile of 18 restaurants and pubs, 44 pushcarts and 35 food stalls serving everything from lobster rolls and clam chowder to Boston cream pie. Get a culture dose with a visit to the Boston Athenaeum, a membership library dating back to 1807, which houses first-class exhibition galleries open to the public. Afterward tuck into the Brattle Book Shop, an antiquarian bookseller on West Street. Or get your revolutionary history where it really happened — inside Boston’s historic pubs. You’ll hit Bell in Hand Tavern, Green Dragon, Union Oyster House, and the Point for some tasty eats and four sample-size Sam Adams beers.
How to Get There
I was able to check in early on a Saturday which was a nice surprise. I had a city view king room which had an awesome view of Boston. The location was great, walking distance from everything. The front desk was super nice went above and beyond. Special thanks to Elizabeth and Andrew!
I had read some reviews about noise from the street along the front of building. Not only was the street noise not very loud outside it was nonexistant in our 7th floor room.
I learned from staff of the hotel that the rooms had been renovated and windows replaced recently. The hotel and our room was very clean and comfortable.
I must make a short comment about the breakfast which was included with the room. Wow Nice.
One day we enjoyed the 5pm to 6pm wine bar in the lobby.
The hotel location was perfect for our visit. We were mostly interested in the historical buildings and locations. We were able to walk to all of the locations we wanted to visit. The walk to the USS Constitution was not a problem and we are in our sixtys.
The hotel staff was available to help and helpful. A shout out to conceirge Andrew, Court at the desk and the breakfast dining room staff. Thanks for making our stay at the Nine Zero very nice.
I love the Kimpton Nine Zero! It's centrally located, well-appointed, super comfortable, fantastic staff, great food and amazing beds and linens. BUT, every time I go there seems to be an issue, and this time there were quite a few, BUT, Juliette and Elizabeth M. did everything they could to make it right. From surprising us with a sweet and romantic treat in our room and providing us with a room service breakfast and just being so kind and gracious. There is no need to go into the issues, as the hotel has been bending over backwards to make amends. Let's just say, while there have been a few kinks, the good, far outweighs the bad. From the evening wine hour (this time there was a wonderful cocktail) to the free wi-fi (for members) to the sumptuous lobby and so much more! While we did not have the included breakfast, I did check it out and it looked amazing -lots of fresh fruit, cheeses, meats and pastries. Pro-tip: the line was long at 9:00 am, so get their early or around 10:15 am.
This hotel will always be my favorite, they try their hardest, their intent is to take care of customers and to leave people feeling better, rested and pampered.
A never ending supply of delicious treats, my own comfortable bed, the nicest people at the front desk, and so close to a large park!!! Thanks for a great weekend...
Penny The Corgi
P.S. Wonderful location, well appointed rooms, FREE WINE, and many other wonderful things if you are a human.
My husband and I, along with our dog Penny have been to many Kimpton Hotels. The people that work the front desk are always very kind and helpful. This one was no different. Penny got a water bowl and bed. We got our inner circle recognition.
The location right by Boston Common is terrific. Plenty of green space to enjoy.
Happy hour was also very nice. A little bit of food to go with the wine and chance to meet nice people.