After driving by the old Holiday Inn by the Riverside MBTA stop in the Boston Suburb of Newton countless times, I was surprised to see it closed and under major construction. In fact, the hotel was closed about two years before reopening as the Hotel Indigo. An upscale boutique hotel located in a suburb? I was curious, so I stopped by for a tour of the hotel.
The Hotel Indigo is located by the Riverside MBTA stop on the Green Line, and is right off Route 128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike. It does have some business-friendly amenities, such as a few conference rooms and complimentary high-speed internet access (both wired and wireless).
The rooms are on the small side, but contain everything you need for a comfortable night stay. The decor is upscale and modern, and the beds and linens are nice and comfortable. Portable cribs, if you need them, are offered at no additional charge.
The real draw to the Hotel Indigo is the outdoor pool. It is adjacent to the on-site restaurant Bokx 109, and in the summer, an outdoor bar, cabanas, and fire pits on the pool patio keep guests and restaurant patrons entertained throughout the night. Unfortunately, it’s closed in the winter, and the hotel doesn’t have an indoor pool.
While the Hotel Indigo isn’t in Boston, it is a short walk to the MBTA, where visitors can take a train to Boston. The ride takes about 30-45 minutes and is very easy to navigate.
The Hotel Indigo
399 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02462
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig