Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
Where Hip Meets History
What it is
A 190-room retreat on Boston Common, with a bar buzzing with locals and plenty of loaner bikes for whirrs around town.
What it isn't
Pet unfriendly. Four-legged creatures rule the roost at Kimpton, as evidenced by perks like beds, food and water bowls delivered to your door. Fluffy in need of a haircut? Just call the concierge, who will happily arrange a spa day.
What we think
Boston has no shortage of charming boutique hotels, but Kimpton Nine Zero gets all the awards from the local press. Why? Our money’s on the doting, welcoming staff; the charming bar, Better Sorts Social Club, where Instagrammy cocktails topped with orchids await; and the rooms. Sigh. The rooms. Here, interiors mix Mid Century (Eames lounge chairs; tufted leather headboards; vintage clocks; original artwork) with the thoroughly modern (in-room tablets; floor to ceiling windows). Ask to book a 350-square-foot Skyline Corner King for a panoramic view of the cityscape. Better yet: the Penthouse Suite, complete with a billiard table and jetted spa bath.
You're here because
They’ve thought of every possible guest need, which means you can chat with their on-call historian or peruse their social media guide to Boston.
You felt pretty calm with just a few minutes of using your in-room yoga mat, a Kimpton staple. But after that flight, you could use a massage—better yet, one where you don’t have to step foot outside your suite. Blessedly, the In-Room Spa has thought of everything, which means within moments you’re swaddled in a spirulina body wrap dreaming about the upcoming hot stone massage with juniper and rosemary body oil.
Restaurants & Bars
Better Sorts Social Club - Flavorful cocktails and bar bites
A block from Boston Common, and just across the street from Granary Burying Ground, where Samuel Adams and Paul Revere lay to rest. Just a few blocks Northwest: the Museum of African American History, housed in the oldest black church in the nation.