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
As most of the American hotels, The Envoy hotel is also overpriced. How can you ask $500,- for a room that is ok, but nothing special. The staff is really friendly, the view is good, but still don’t get the prices here.
My husband and I recently stayed at The Envoy for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Our whole experience was amazing! The staff and everyone at the hotel was pleasant and extremely helpful. Our room was beautiful with views of the harbor. The location is extremely convenient for sightseeing whether walking or taking a cab/ Uber. We had the opportunity to eat in the Outlook Restaurant and I highly recommend that also. We will definitely be back to stay at The Envoy. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary memory!
I stayed here for one night. Front desk person completely untrained and rude. Room very IKEA like. Minimal and cheap.
Room service closes at 1030p and nothing in walking distance after 11p. Clerk gave me a pizza menu to order.
I would not recommend or stay here again
We stayed here based on all the positive reviews and being part of the Marriott family. Unfortunately, this hotel did not live up to the hype. Our room was located on the 6th floor with a harbor view. The way the hotel is positioned it really wasn’t a full harbor view. It was part city and part harbor. We found the rooms very small; the bed was “dropped” in the center of the room which made walking around awkward. There wasn’t a place for two people to sit comfortably. The only place was a “trunk” at the foot of the bed. There wasn’t much space to put our clothes so we just lived out of our suitcases. There was no mini refrigerator, no ice bucket or place to dispose of your recyclables. Just a teeny tiny trash can. The hotel has a nautical theme which is understandable as it is located in the seaport. However what I found puzzling was the bicycle TV stand. It didn’t fit into the theme at all. You also could adjust the angle, it must have weighed a ton. The beds were very uncomfortable, which is surprising because I always found the beds in Marriott hotels to be very comforting. The vanity in the bathroom was small which made getting ready in the morning an issue. The elevator was extremely slow. For this entire hotel they only had a two bay elevator, of which one was dedicated solely to the rooftop bar. I could go on endlessly about what I didn’t like about this establishment. Instead I’m going to focus on some of the positives. The floor to ceiling windows. They allowed in plenty of light and the view was incredible. The friendly staff. They were helpful and knowledgeable about Boston. The location of the hotel was conveniently situated to shopping and restaurants. In summary, one of the worst, overpriced hotels in which we have stayed.
The hotel itself is extremely beautiful, however, I was surprised at the view (thought it would show more of the harbor and ocean and not be facing buildings), especially because of the price of the hotel. It was a really unique experience, though. The food at the outlook restaurant was amazing! The service there was great, also. The rooftop bar was nice, but there were private parties taking up the good views on the deck so if you are going specifically for the rooftop (something that drew me into buying a room here) I would check and see if that's something you'll run into. I also had to pay for Valet and they couldn't find my car for about 20 minutes this morning. Overall a beautiful, modern, cool hotel but not worth the money for the view - you can get this at plenty of other hotels in Seaport.