Free Lexus hybrid SUV brings guests to nearby destinations
The seasoned bellman, Jimmy Fisher, who has been working at the hotel for more than 60 years
The authentic Irish pub, Solas
Original U.S. Mail chutes on each floor are still in operation
What To Know
The property underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation in 2010
The Lenox has no spa, but massages are available by appointment (and there is a sizable gym)
The restaurant’s martini and cocktail spot, City Bar, is buzzy on weekends
Valet parking costs $45 per day
Parking on site
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Historic grand dame with a farm-to-table restaurant, hip bar and prime Back Bay location
More than 110 years young, the Lenox Hotel still exudes its original hospitable warmth, social prestige and traditional style, now augmented with in-room fireplaces and trendsetting elements like Bose iPod docking stations and a fleet of Lexus hybrid SUVs. Below the flagship sign that towers over Back Bay, the Lenox’s decorative cornices, brick facade and stately high ceilings have been restored to their original grandeur. This homey feel continues through the exceptionally wide hallways (designed with ample space for circa 1900 ballgowns) to the guestrooms (especially those with Boston’s only in-room fireplaces) and the exquisite marble bathrooms. The 214 spacious and plush rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art electronics and eco-friendly lights. Locals head to the hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant, City Table, or the much-talked-about cocktail spot, City Bar, in the evening. Meanwhile, patrons gather around the living room–style fireplace and the more than 300-year-old grandfather clock, which is still wound by hand.
In the Area
In the heart of Back Bay, the Lenox is also within walking distance of (or a short T ride from) the city’s historic sights and latest shops and restaurants. Experience Boston’s foodie and cocktail revolution with tipples at Towne Stove and Spirits, Back Bay Social Club and Eastern Standard. Retail therapy is just minutes away on Newbury Street, Boylston Street and at Copley Place or a short T ride to Faneuil Hall. With a recent expansion into 53 new galleries, the Museum of Fine Arts houses vast, varied and revered art collections from the far reaches of the globe. (Don’t miss the Buddha room.) A visit to Boston’s oldest restaurant (and the country’s oldest continuing service restaurant circa 1826), Union Oyster House, is a must on any trip to Boston. Shuck ’til you drop or feast on lobster, New England fish cakes or any of the fresh fish specialties at this National Historic Landmark. The Freedom Trail is still the best way to take in Boston’s history on foot and learn about the events that shaped American history.
The Lenox Hotel Boston
61 Exeter Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Lenox Hotel Boston is Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.