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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
After a two year battle with health issues, my GF and I decided to spoil ourselves with a long weekend adventure in Boston to celebrate the end of my treatment. I booked the Kimpton Nine Zero and sent a note to manager Phil expressing my excitement about staying at his beautiful hotel. We booked a regular room for a Thursday through Sunday stay. When we arrived the magic began to happen. We were upgraded to a suite and the first 30 minutes in the room we were inundated with amazing hospitality. Several knocks at the door revealed Boston Cream pie, Red Sox souvenirs and welcoming pastries. The room was awesome, breakfast delicious and the hotel is centrally located for a perfect visit to Boston. The best part was the people (hey Liz!) and the care and attention paid to us over our visit. We will be back for sure! Thank you everyone at Kimpton Nine Zero.
I usually always try to book at a Kimpton because I’ve never had a disappointing stay before. Nine Zero was extremely disappointing. Started with the unfriendly greeting where I was made to feel like I an inconvenience.
I’m not sure if it was my room or all rooms, but furniture in the room was pretty scuffed and worn out. The room was very small, dark gray, and didn’t have the usual decorated Kimpton charm that makes you feel welcomed and spoiled. The one decent mirror that you could access in the the room and near natural light was oddly blocked by a cabinet so not functional. The backlit light switch above the bed was also way too bright so forget about having a nice pitch black room that you may desperately need to catch up on sleep. Lastly, we must have stayed at the wrong time because we had to complain about the loud neighbors who kept letting their door slam as people were going in and out of their room and talking loudly in the hallway. I understand that they may not be able to quiet people down, but there’s got to be way to not have doors slam behind people.
The one consistent thing that was nice was the bed and pillows. They were super comfortable. Other reason why I like staying at Kimpton Hotels.
I know these seem like minor complaints, but if you’re used to a nice Kimpton, this isn’t one of them and for the price of $530/night—at a total of almost $600 after taxes—it was not worth it.
Room was beautiful, customer service incredible. Location is perfect. All of the staff from valet, door men, concierge were very courteous and professional. Couldn't have been happier with the accommodations.
Nine Zero was recommended to me by a friend for a close walk to the Garden. Love how it is tucked into the City. Great rooms, great staff 10 minute walk to everything. I was worried about parking my F350 pick up truck however the valet laughed and told me not to worry.
The location of the hotel couldn't have been better, it was so centrally located and made it easy for us to go everywhere, not only are many things in walking distance but its also right by the T. Continental Breakfast is included, which was an awesome perk! The room was modern, clean, and large---we happened to be overlooking boston common and the old church! Thanks for such a comfortable stay!