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
- 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 stayed here rather than at the nearby convention hotel (for same rates). The Lenox is simply amazing: terrific staff, hot chocolate and cookies in the evening, turndown service, really very classy place.
A beautifully decorated lobby with a cosy fire and an equally warm welcome.
We Asked for a quiet room and got it - one of the quietest ever in a city
Very friendly and efficient service - nothing too much trouble
Great snack and beer in the Irish pub downstairs
Nice touches like sending cards for us and a complimentary hot drink by the fire
Hotel staff was excellent helped out with all the family needs. Room was very good large enough for the whole family and real wood burning fireplace in room to sit near and eat pie together for Thanksgiving dessert. CityTable provided very good Thanksgiving dinner, Solas was good for lunch and did not have to leave hotel weekend was very cold. Superior location next to shopping mall and Newbury Street for Black Friday shopping. If staying in Boston for visit the Lenox is a wonderful choice will stay here again.
We stayed here for 2 nights and what a marvellous experience. We were fortunate enough to be upgraded to Room 800 and was presented with a bottle of fizz & Lindt chocolates as a Anniversary gift. Such a wonderful thought. Beverly was more than helpful with suggestions of restaurants in the local area and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. The hotel was decorated beautifully in time for the holiday season. We will definitely return to The Lenox and Boston.
Great hotel with working fireplaces, big rooms. Staff very friendly, especially head doorman Peter M.—steered us to great restaurant! Perfect location as a home base. Nice bar on premises. Would stay here again.