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
I stayed here four nights on business.
The location is fantastic if you want to be in central Boston. Right in the heart of Back Bay. The rooms are somewhat dated, however, but have all the basics, (although the shower could have used some more oomph)
While I was there, every staff member was wearing a Bruins (local ice hockey team) jersey because some game was happening. Only in Boston will an upscale hotel allow its staff to do so.
What a wonderful hotel in Back Bay next to the Boston Public Library. Make sure and check out the MFA; one of the great art museums in the country. Great location and a wonderful staff. Can’t wait to go back.
Appeared to be a nice hotel, but infested with bed bugs. It has been taking a long time to recuperate from this trip - along with the discomfort and medical expenses. A great location and pleasant staff. The rooms are meant to be "old Boston." I have traveled to Boston frequently, and this is my first experience with bed bugs. Would not stay here again.
My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Lenox Hotel this past weekend. The Hotel was beautiful, rooms were clean, comfortable,well stocked with all the necessary items, and the great service provided by a wonderful staff made our stay complete. I have not had an experience like this in quite a while and I will be sure to stay again when I return.
We enjoyed our stay at the Lenox Hotel. The staff are amazing! They sported Boston Bruins tee shirts during the Stanley Cup playoff series and could not have been more accommodating. The location is perfect, the room was large with comfortable mattress and separate seating area. I recommend you take a short walk to Commonwealth Avenue to see the monuments along the center walking area. The firefighters monument is especially moving and check out the Women's monument as well. It was a perfect weekend.