The Inn at Hastings Park, Relais & Châteaux
What We Love
- Free breakfast (like triple-stacked vanilla pancakes and pure maple syrup) served every morning
- Salon stocked with parlor games, classic novels and cookbooks by local faves like Julia Child
- Fabulous fires: original decorative fireplaces as well as flip-of-the-switch modern ones
What To Know
- Bring a car: Historical sights are within walking distance, but everything else will require wheels
- Some rooms have additional pullout beds
- Business travelers confab midweek, but sightseers get the run of the house on weekends
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Yankee Doodle Dandy meets boutique charm inside the two historical guesthouses and barn, where American traditional meshes seamlessly with a thoroughly modern casual elegance. Original parquet floors reflect pops of unconventionally colored accents procured locally by Lexington designer Robin Gannon. Botanical prints and vintage garden maps give the feel of a time gone by, while whimsical candelabras in hot pink and electric blue are decidedly now. In the foyer, wallpaper silhouettes of wigged ladies and gents welcome guests at check-in.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms have all the new-fashioned amenities, such as 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, but they don’t sacrifice the cozy aesthetic of a classic New England escape, with fireplaces, craftsman-made furniture and windows that shimmer with a leaded glass effect. The soft, upholstered beds sport crisp cotton linens but are rendered homebody-ready by textured Brahms Mount throws, which are hand woven in Maine on antique looms. Frette towels and rainfall showerheads dress up the simple marble bathrooms, which are stocked generously with nature-inspired Naia soaps and shampoos by Thymes.
Whether for a business brunch or a romantic rendezvous, Artistry on the Green restaurant is tastefully revolutionary. At the helm, executive chef Mathew Molloy brings native bounty to the table, with ingredients harvested by local farmers and fishermen. Like the dishes — from quahog chowder and oysters on the half shell to hearty yankee pot roast — the tavern-style dining room is traditionally inspired yet innovative, with streamlined Windsor chairs, sleek drumlike lighting and stark gray-paneled walls offset by a single colonial flag. A free à la carte breakfast is served daily, while libations such as the Mezcal Musket Ball will have you partying like it’s 1776.
In the Area
While Minutemen were ready to fight at a moment’s notice, you’ll want to take your time touring Lexington’s sights, from favorite militiaman watering hole Buckman Tavern to the Lexington Battle Green, where the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired on April 19, 1775. Continue your history lesson in nearby Concord at Minuteman National Historical Park, then practice self-reliance at Walden Pond. Literary buffs can check out the 19th-century digs of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott, while gourmets can dine simply on Wilson Farm’s produce (and cider donuts) or go upscale at 80 Thoreau or Bondir Concord.
How to Get There
If you’re looking for a quaint getaway that’s relaxing and offers luxurious accommodations and great customer service then look no further! We stayed for one evening in the main inn and it was such a delightful stay. The hotel staff to the restaurant staff were so accommodating and welcoming. The inn is so relaxing and calm — it made for a peaceful getaway.
Cant fault - excellent Was great for family trip - we took a family suit and it worked very well Décor, ambience, staff all friendly and attentiveFood was goodLovely place to stay whether for a business, couples stay or for a family trip
We stopped for a night at this wonderful inn on route from Virginia to Maine and what a wonderful stop it was. We were upgraded to a king suite on the third floor with a wonderful fireplace and a perfect night's sleep. We ate dinner and brunch in the fabulous on site restaurant and the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. The inn is decorated to a very modern standard (amazing wallpaper throughout) while still retaining New England charm. Very short walk to the famous town green and a very cool cemetery our waiter at dinner told us about. I highly recommend this wonderful property,
I was meeting business partners for lunch and they suggested the Inn at Hastings Park. I had never heard of it before and it does not look like much outside, but once inside it is a different story. Wonderful atmosphere - All the food I tried was fantastic - You want to try everything on the menu. Lunch made me want to come back and stay at the Inn. It also is one of those places you want to go back to over and over and over - what a find!
Beautiful town, beautiful inn. Loved my time in Lexington. Went for a work trip, but I left thinking I’d love to go back with my family! The Hastings Inn was fantastic. My room was amazing. I loved the gas fireplace.