4.5
Very Good 270 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

What We Love

  • Intimacy: The inn has only 13 guestrooms
  • It’s an easy five-minute walk to downtown Lenox
  • Lovely art and decor throughout the building, including an original Esther Williams
  • Stellar in-house restaurant with two dining rooms and terrace
  • Spacious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs in some and rainfall showerheads

What To Know

  • A great Boston getaway: The inn is about two-and-a-half hours away by car
  • Only children 12 years and over are permitted
  • No elevator in the building
  • Pets are not permitted
  • The inn’s front side faces a main road
  • There is no room service available, and reservations are recommended for dinner at the restaurant

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Elegant Inn Lounge Romantic living room property home condominium cottage recreation room Villa

Overview

The Review

Drive up to the stately Kemble Inn with its grand Palladian windows, and all stereotypes of Berkshires B&B preciousness quickly melt away. Built in 1881 by then–Secretary of State Frederick T. Frelinghuysen as a “summer cottage,” the structure maintains the spirit of its elegant age but impresses with eclectic, updated interiors.

Expect a mix of modern and imperial art (from local favorite Esther William’s stunner in the den to a wall of Queen Elizabeth portraits), dome-backed French Regency–inspired chairs in the lobby and a glossy grand piano adorned by a bust in its same shiny hue.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3089/prop-80203-1344450283-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The inn was built in 1881 but has a thoroughly modern look.”}

Rooms have warm natural hues and clean lines, crisp white couches, HD flat-screens and plush Ralph Lauren linens. Spacious marble and beadboard bathrooms feature his-and-hers sinks, rainfall showers stocked with Aveda products and (if you’re lucky) a Jacuzzi tub built for two.

Except for the enchanting bell toll from the church across the street, it is surprisingly quiet throughout the evening despite the property’s road-front location. Nights are best spent at the restaurant, beginning with a signature Kembleton cocktail (Tanqueray, Campari, grapefruit juice) and then feasting on the prix-fixe menu, with selections like lump crab cakes and roasted lamb.

With its expansive terrace providing mountains views and convenient downtown-Lenox locale, the inn strikes a perfect balance between living-in-nature relaxation and cultural accessibility. It’s a fitting representation of the Berkshires region itself: an alluring paradox of mountainous wilderness and world-class arts and dining.

How to Get There

Kemble Inn
2 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 270 Reviews
Perfect for a Romantic Getaway
Reviewed 1 month ago

My partner and I first discovered this charming, Guilded Age Mansion-turned hotel in June of 2018 while visiting Lenox during the bustling season of tourism and activity. This property offers an intimate, yet still close to town, retreat for an afternoon refreshment at The Green Room bar located at The Kemble Inn. We eagerly carried our beverages and nibbles outside to the rear of the building to enjoy the lovely green hills in the shaded patio area. The decor and furnishings were bursting with personality and sophistication. We knew then we must return for a longer stay during our next visit.
We made it back to The Kemble Inn for a cozy visit in January of 2019, amongst the peaceful blanket of winter in Western Massachusetts. After a day of skiing, James greeted us at the door and we felt right at home after checking in and receiving great assistance in setting up our fire place in our guest room (amazing!). We quickly realized the underrated pleasure of visiting The Kemble Inn during "off-season" months in Lenox! A quick walk into town and we found ourselves in the heart of Lenox for dining, shopping and such. We enjoyed a bottle of bubbly after dinner in our romantic guest room. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway for couples to enjoy themselves and relax. Every moment felt peaceful and calm on that snowy evening.
We would definitely recommend staying or visiting this property, and are looking forward to another visit in lovely Lenox and The Berkshires!
-C

Another one for the books :)
Reviewed 2 months ago

I’ve have had the pleasure of staying at Kemble Inn a half a dozen time over the past three years – and always have a wonderful time. My partner and I enjoy smaller, upscale, boutique properties and Kemble always delivers. If you’re a fan of deliberate interior design and care about your surroundings this place is for you. The new bar doesn’t hurt either – except the next morning after one too many cocktails…!!
Thanks again Kemble Inn peeps!

This property is significantly overhyped
Reviewed 2 months ago

The property is worn out, centrally located, but not beautifully situated. The service is passable, the amenities not impressive. Either pay a little more and stay in one of the real luxury properties or pick a local bed and breakfast that will likely execute better than here at a far lower rate.

Winter get-away to the Berkshires - Kemble Inn
Reviewed 3 months ago

Can't say enough great things about this place. We decided to get out of the city for a few days, and my wife picked the Kemble Inn based on a Google site.
The building is absolutely gorgeous. Period furniture, beautiful lounges to relax in, and a modern, yet historically appropriate room with fireplace, steam sauna shower room, and a very comfy bed and matress.
The best part of our stay there were the people. Mary, James and James were incredible. We felt incredibly spoiled during our stay. We didn't really need to ask for anything, since they were always asking if there was anything we wanted! There was a blizzard over the weekend, and we stayed on an extra day for ML King's birthday. We hunkered down and had a relaxing and pleasant stay. Since it was off-season many of the rooms were empty, and we had M, J &J catering to us almost exclusively.
Can't say enough good things about our stay, except to mention our walks to downtown Lenox to explore some of the local restaurants. when we were staying in the Kemble had a top-notch chef and great food and drinks.
Thanks M, J & J!!
Mark and Jeanette

Gorgeous Place!
Reviewed 5 months ago

My partner and I visited the Kemble Inn for the second time this past weekend! The staff was very friendly, attentive and very customer service driven.

Check out their website: kembleinn.com
We stayed in room 207 this time. It was spacious, clean and the decor was gorgeous! (Lots of Ralph Lauren- which is one of my favs).
Our last trip we stayed in 204 which is literally fit for a King!! Even the fussiest 5 Stat traveler would be beyond happy with this room, and Kemble Inn all together.
I should also mention the food and in house dining at Table Six was incredible. Lots of options and everything on the menu is spectacular! No need to leave the building for dinning when the best is right downstairs!!!

I would strongly recommend Kemble as quiet weekend get away, a event venue or even a quiet week away from the city!