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
This is our third stay at the Lenox in Boston!! My family and I absolutely love this hotel!! The ambiance from the moment you enter the lobby sets the tone for a one of a kind experience. The location is perfect, close to Newberry Street and the rooms are oversized and beautifully decorated. The staff is unbelievably attentive to your every need. Especially Sid, who has taken care of us each time we have visited. His service and attention to detail is by far, the best you will ever receive. Each stay, we have had a room with a fireplace, which is amazing on a cold Boston night. Beverly and Stephanie worked hard to make reservations at dining establishments that were very crowded but managed to book our reservations each night. If you are traveling to Boston, this is a must stay hotel. You will never forget this experience.
We pulled up at the height of check out Sunday morning. Valet said it would take a few moments but they took our car immediately. We fully expected to have our bags held until our room was ready but we were able to check in at 11:30am. We were in Boston for our daughter's post-surgical followup at a city hospital. Loved the medical rate we were given. Wish it was a standing rate so we could stay again when we return for a followup appointment this spring. Unfortunately the rates, even the medical rates, are too high in the warmer months.
I recently stayed here during the Patriot’s Parade and was pleasantly surprised by how seamlessly everything ran. The staff was consistently gracious and accommodating. The place is absolutely beautiful. I love the vintage feel. The location cannot be beat. It’s close to everything. This will be the only hotel I stay at when I visit Boston from now on.
Staff is always great. All around great time, we stayed the night had breakfast and enjoyed lunch at sola's during patriots parade. Lenox staff is amazing always do special events well. I have stayed for the Marathon and had similar experience.
The staff is unbelievable. You are in a gorgeous part of the city in a BREATHTAKING hotel! The bar and restaurants in the hotel are amazing! We go back EVERY YEAR! They are at your service every step of the way. It is chic and still has the warm of old Boston. ❤️