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
Marriott Reward Stay - 100k points (2 nites) + pd for another
In town for the ALCS with my Red Sox fanatic 12yo.
He LOVED the hotel, LOVED LOVED LOVED IT
I thought it was strange. I'll never get used to tile floors in the rooms. It was a shoe box with a weird bicycle TV stand and glass walls separating the toilet from the shower from the sink and the bed room. A strange free standing shelf, with a basket for a minibar - snacking essentials
Bed was in the center of the room with a nice headboard, charging docks and it was very comfortable.
The shower was nice, again lots of glass throughout and zero privacy. Pressure weak, weird fancy diverter system with not a lot of flow, just aesthetically pleasing
A hipster vibe, out on the seaport, clean and friendly/young staff.
I HATE these thermostats that have sensors that control the climate of the room and default to ECO mode.
No fridge or ice machines.
Very accommodating people though, great rate on an extra day, late checkout no issue, let the kid play with the virtual pool table for hours.
If you are under 35, this is a great hotel. If you are over 35 - you may have a couple issues, but all in all a pretty nifty hotel.
We were back in town for the WS and my son wanted to stay here again. We (I) chose the Downtown Courtyard, huge mistake. Nowhere near as nice.
Live and Learn.
I keep making the mistake of coming back to the Envoy because the location is great and the property is lovely. Unfortunately, every time I come here I have poor experience...I wish the management would change-over or something. Need to spend more time and energy thinking about the guests.
The hotel just lacks focus on the hotel guest experience...I've had dirty rooms, a gross bandaid/bandage thing in the shower (today), standing water/overflowing shower, some boogery stuff on the towels. Add-in the over focus on their bar (made inaccessible to hotel guests tonight for a private party), and the experience is just consistently awful for a hotel at this price point.
Nice hotel but seemed more interested in being hipster than functional. Bike wheel TV stands, open bathrooms, bed in the middle of the room, etc. But the iron was hidden, closets were hard to find/use. Also very expensive. Nice roof top bar. Elevators took too long. But a clean hotel with friendly staff.
Decent rooms and great location. Gym leaves little to be desired. Summer months can be noisy with crowds at Barking Crab and the rooftop bar. Lobby restaurant is fine, but there are too many great places nearby that shouldn't be skipped.
We were really excited to stay at this newer boutique hotel for our couples weekend in Boston. But, it was a total disappointment. The room was small and had a direct line of sight into the gym across the street, 5th floor. We had to keep the curtains closed when in the room. The location was a good walk from the more historic attractions we had come to see. The linens got progressively worse as the weekend went along. The staff was not much help when asked for suggestions and assistance. We asked the door man for help getting a cab sat night and he acted like he had never been asked that question before. Also, the rooftop bar is open to the public and use 1 of the 2 elevators. And you have to weave your way through the drunk kids spilling out at 11:30 at night. High priced hotel with a low of level of service.