Upon entering the super chic Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel in downtown Boston, you feel instantly cooler. From the eclectic wall art (think: Boston Terriers) to the neon “Pick Your Poison” sign in the lobby directing you to mint cucumber iced tea or fresh cucumber water, the lobby alone is an Instagram moment waiting to happen. You’ll find egg-shaped chairs facing the wall-to-ceiling window that looks out to the bustling Tremont Street, inviting you to explore.
With a recent renovation, the hotel has perfectly captured Boston’s bright energy and illustrious history. Combining a sophisticated design with the city’s storied past, guests will find cleverly disguised artifacts such as love letters between John and Abigail Adams. Step outside and explore Boston’s most celebrated spots from Beacon Hill to Boston Common and the historic Freedom Trail. Within walking distance you’ll find dozens of bars, restaurants and cafes. Below, the General Manager of Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, Michal Penek, gives us an inside look into this charming property.
What’s the most requested room?
Any of our Corner Skyline Rooms. These not only have some of the best views of the city, but they also have wall-to-wall wood floors that offer a very residential feel. Room 1805 in particular is a skyline corner room with the most amazing view of the city (besides the Penthouse, of course). One could sit comfortably in the Eames chair and stare out the floor to ceiling windows in the room for hours (perhaps with a good book and a cocktail in hand), and want for nothing more.
What is the rate?
Rates for the Skyline Rooms vary, from $285-$485.
What room is your personal favorite?
The Penthouse Suite is my favorite. It is very special and far from your usual “stuffy” presidential suite. It has sweeping views of the city from Boston Common to the Charles River to the golden dome of The Massachusetts State House, and a fun ambiance, complete with a record player and billiards table.
Any fun facts about the hotel or rooms?
Our history is unmatched and we play off of this in our hotel’s design. We are located on The Freedom Trail in Boston, a 2.5-mile route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites to the American Revolution—each one an authentic treasure—as well as directly across from the Granary, the third oldest cemetery in the U.S. and where many heroes of the Revolutionary War were laid to rest.
Within the hotel, look for historical gems in our artwork like love letters between John and Abigail Adams and poetry from American jurist Oliver Wendall Holmes. Beyond our name, the number nine plays a fun role in our identity: appearing in our address (90 Tremont Street), room count (190 rooms) and scope (19 floors).