The Lenox Hotel Boston
What We Love
- In-room, wood-burning fireplaces
- 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
- Free WiFi
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
We are currently finishing up a week long stay at The Lenox which has been a combination of business and seeing family in the area. We do this each summer and this is our first stay at this hotel. Definitely not the last.
Some hotels just get how to treat their guests. They understand the big and little things that it takes to keep even the pickiest people happy. That’s The Lenox and more importantly their amazing staff.
We’ve been enjoying a lovely premier king room that faces Boylston. The room is serviced twice daily, the second being a turn down service. The rooms are kept spotless. The towels and bed linens are heavenly and the Beekman 1802 products in the bath/shower are just lovely.
We’ve had drinks and food at Solas which were good. Cocktails at City Bar are really good. We’ve not yet had a chance to get to City Table. Perhaps next visit. The location of this hotel is phenomenal. Everything is in walking distance or simply jump on the T at the Copley stop.
I look forward to next year!
(For reference- pictures are room 824)
Good location, near good restaurants and roughly mid-way between downtown and Fenway. Good quaint bar/restaurant on lower floor. Charming old treasure. Service was excellent. We were upgraded to a slightly more spacious room. The rooms are not huge but good size for two travelers.
I stayed at the Lenox Hotel for about a week for business. It was a fantastic stay. The room size was more than adequate. The toiletries were all quite nice. And the location is fantastic.
I enjoyed the daily hot chocolate in the lobby. The lobby itself is also beautiful (and the lobby bar was a fun place to hangout). And the staff were very friendly throughout the entire stay.
I would definitely return.