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
I really enjoyed this hotel. It is close to everything such as Boston Common and Boston Public Park and other areas and a 7 eleven so you don’t pay an arm and a leg for water. They had delicious breakfast and it was free! I had a king size bed and it was very comfy. The church bells do ring so keep that in mind....I’d come back here again.
Guys, we had a great stay at the Kimpton 9/0. The staff Yimin and Laura C. we’re so responsive and genuine about making our stay ultra nice. They texted us to ask if they could help in any way. There was no long wait for anything you asked for especially since your requests go through the iPad in your room.
The valet staff were super friendly and helpful. The Wine hour was just what you need when you get there.
There are great eateries within walking distance. The best was our room with the King Skyline Corner view of the city. Bed, robes and toiletries were great. Laura C and Yimin went above and beyond to make this a special stay. Totally recommend staying at the Kimpton! Looks great unassuming but very down to earth staff, clean and convenient. Their intercontinental breakfast was not the standard dry croissants you get at some places. We were eating salmon with capers, etc.
Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.
I booked in to the hotel on 5th August having prepaid for the two rooms we had. They asked for a deposit of $200 per room and I used a charge card that I had loaded with dollars. I entered my card twice and entered my pin twice. By the time I had got to the room I had received an alert from the debit card company that they had done 4 transactions, three for $200 dollars and one for $595.67, which is a random sum that did not relate to the charges applied to either of the rooms over that period, which came to a total of $1,195.67. I went immediately back to reception to complain and ask how did they do this when I only gave them my card twice, they had no answer. They agreed that two of these transactions were a mistake, but could not explain how, without the pin they had taken the money and they immediately refund the $595.67 and one of the $200. This they sort of did, but by changing the $595.67 to take $795.67 and then refunded that figure, leaving three amounts of $200 still on my card when they were only entitled to two.. We did not incur any fees from this hotel so therefore when we left we were entitled to a full refund of all of the $200 charges. I write this on the 20th August, i still have not had these monies back. This caused alsorts of issues as it was a prepaid charge card and Kimpton Nine Zero took all of the funds out of this card so I had to incur further charges and use other credit cards to fund the holiday, not least the considerable stress this is causing trying to get the $600 back. Ruined my holiday.