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
- 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
Hotel was very nice and the rooftop was amazing with wonderfull views.
Rooms and beds was comfortable and hotel was very clean. Hotel was well located and really near the river. I can warmly recommend the hotel.
We payed extra for a delux king room with a City view. When we arrived the room was rather small but we were fine with it. What we weren’t happy with was when we opened the blinds our view... was not a City. We were looking directly into the equinox gym. That’s not a view and we would have not payed more to stay in a room like that, it was rather awkward. I called down to the front desk to make sure that I was in a delux City view room, and I was assured that I was. I asked if I could upgrade my room or change to the other side with a harbor view ( saying I was willing to pay more) the front desk clerk told me the only thing he could do was downgrade me, it was pretty disappointing considering the price we paid. The food was great and the drinks at the bar were great, but the hotel management should have given better service for sure.
Beautiful hotel with a really good restaurant. Great location, nice and modern and super trendy with an upscale feel. Gorgeous rooftop and pet friendly too! Very nice and helpful staff and would definitely stay there again.
We went to the rooftop to enjoy the view and was not disappointed. We stayed at a sister Marriott property on the wharf, but this one has a great view and a nice bar upstairs with comfy seating and a really nice view.
You can get there by water taxi and that is a treat in itself.
Great service, very attractive design throughout, good central location especially for high tech travelers who have business in the Innovation District or even meetings in the Convention Center, excellent in-house restaurant with good additional choices in a short walking distance (a colleague from Europe told me to check out the nearby Chinese restaurant for example). The roof bar has nice views; the “igloos” in cold weather are not warm enough & the plastic chairs are freezing, so they’re interesting to see and a cool idea - but need work.
The hotel decor is sleek and attractive for all ages (see room photos - the funky bike stand for the TV is very creative); at 134 rooms & only 6 floors high, it has a boutique ambience in a big city - which is nice. The hote has a feel that leans more towards a ~25-40 year old clientele (I’m sure to be in keeping with the entrepreneurial high tech vibe of this pioneering Innovation District location), so while I am sure they are very nice to families, it’s more along those lines - though not as extreme or night clubby as some W’s which in my opinion appeal to a similar age group.
I’m really liking how hotels are getting away from carpeting in favor of tile floors; this one balances that with comfort by having a rug just surround the bed. Great in-house restaurant with excellent food (see separate review)! Rooms have lots of electrical outlets & USB ports which is great for charging all of your devices. Nice touches: an umbrella and a bag in the closet area - which in Boston can come in handy! The customer service of the staff is excellent and super pleasant from check-in through check out. The location is convenient to either the Convention Center (without being right in the middle of it), or there’s easy access to downtown right across the water. It’s a short commute from Logan Airport and even closer to South Station if you travel by train
Suggestions & Observations:
Even though Sleeper St. is currently a dead end given that the bridge is blocked off, that side is noisy up to 11pm and shortly before 7am. Deliveries, boats honking etc. are noisy, even with ear plugs.
Room: While comfortable and very attractive, and I certainly had a nice room, I felt a bit cramped & would like a good 3 feet or more space of width. You have to step around the bed carefully, there’s very little room to do anything extra (like set up a coffee pot - which you have to ask for because they serve free coffee in the lobby), hanging pants out from travel is a challenge with the short open “closet” area.
Night light under mirror: there is a switch which you have to reach up and under behind the sink to shut off. Not a big deal, just an FYI.