The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Bedrooms are handsomely dressed in gray, gold and claret shades, with quirky design features like the map-detail glass etchings on the walls, TV stands made from bike frames and wood-effect tiles in the modern bathrooms
- Drinks and small plates on the rooftop Lookout Bar, with views across Boston Harbor
- Classic Rooms start at a spacious 289 square feet, and many have water views
- State-of-the-art gym and printed running maps for joggers
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Located in Boston’s Fort Point enclave, an industrial waterfront area turned foodie hot spot
- The hotel ups the sexy factor by having bathrooms only partially concealed from the bedroom area
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When it opened along Boston’s Seaport skyline in 2015, the Envoy became the first upscale hotel in the city’s hip Fort Point area. With $70 million in new construction, the hotel has a look that’s upscale and modern, from the ground-floor lobby (with the Outlook Kitchen+Bar) up to the 130 spacious guest rooms and the popular rooftop bar and lounge. Bedrooms are handsomely dressed in gray, gold and claret shades, with quirky design features like the map-detail glass etchings on the walls, TV stands made from bike frames and wood-effect tiles in the modern bathrooms. All have King or Queen beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, desks and ottomans. While the ground-floor restaurant is still under construction, guests can graze on small plates at the rooftop Lookout Bar, or take advantage of the Seaport’s raft of great restaurants — ask the concierge to score a table at a hot spot like Menton or Row 34. Be sure to end the night with a cocktail or local craft beer back at Lookout, where the huge wraparound terrace has dead-on views of the waterfront and Boston skyline.
In the Area
Grab a fresh lobster roll at the family-owned James Hook & Co., and stroll over the Congress Street Bridge to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum or the Children’s Museum in Fort Point. Once industrial, this renovated neighborhood now houses artists’ studios and the latest enterprises of the city’s celeb chefs, from Barbara Lynch’s cocktail bar, Drink, to Ming Tsai’s Asian-fusion restaurant, Blue Dragon. Or head north from the hotel to the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace or the winding brick lanes of the Italian North End.
How to Get There
I traveled to downtown Boston for work for a week in July and was fortunate enough to secure a stay at the Envoy. The room was comfortable, views spectacular, staff helpful and the roof deck is definitely worth your time.
Hotel is located in great location right on harbor with wonderful restaurants, bars and entertainment nearby. Rooftop bar is lively with wonderful views of harbor. Rooms are super nice with modern flare.
had a very different experience! arrived at hotel & they had only 1 night reservation instead of 2. huh? oops, no they had 7/4 TWICE & no 7/5. I had booked on line about a month in advance when hotel sent me a special promotion.
$299/nt. "in boston, on the water, on the 4th? lets do it! I thought I booked 4 & 5 but only 4th got booked. when I didn't get a confirmation by the 1st called hotel. nope, no 5th. "can I get 4 & 5?" they made it happen. THANK YOU!
this was our anniversary.
room was ok. only on 2nd floor & had nice view of Barking Crab restaurant roof! (& the night life noise that came w it) but facing the city & the many tall buildings, it wasn't that bad.
the room was tight. bed in middle of room w TV on a bike? eclectic I guess. but all was nice & clean, rain shower and decent sink area. they had to wheel in the frig when we called "where's the frig?"
best feature of this hotel is the roof top bar. AMAZING views of the city & harbor.
they have a restaurant on ground level that was v decent. a good breakfast, v reasonable & free coffee in lobby (of course in room also but have you ever tried to make that coffee? never good!). we did the new casino. what a waste of time! we did the duck boats, fun! eat at "no name" nothing changed here in 30 years but great food a v reasonable prices. we're talking seaport area! overall it was nice. they offered nothing tho for our anniversary. it would have been nice just send up a bottle.
Please see the pics of a partial water view. There is no partial about it, unless you practically stick your head out of the window. There is no seating or bed where you can see the water. It’s more like a brick building view. I never would have chosen this hotel over the Ritz Carlton if I had known there was such false advertising in the room types.
So far, the only plus seems to be the rooftop bar. Other than that, it feels like a prettier Hyatt Place.
Pretty swanky neat place. Very modern and fits well within the "seaport" vibe of Boston. It was my first experience in Boston and I enjoyed the area. Seaport is the "shiny new" are of Boston while, right across the bridge is the historic downtown area of Boston. It's a nice contrast and a pretty neat skyline and view sitting on the harbor. And the hotels rooftop bar gives you a nice panoramic view of the skyline.