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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The Inn at Hastings Park provides luxury comfort nestled in historic Lexington. A wonderful place with excellent service in close proximity to Boston and rural settings. The restaurant offered great choices and its farm to table cuisine was beautifully presented and delicious.
We arrived home today from a 4 night stay at The Inn at Hastings Park. On all other trips to Boston we have stayed downtown but this trip decided to try one of the Relais & Chateaux properties and came across this one... and what a find!
We arrived late (approx 10:30) and were greeted by a friendly smile. Check in was completed quickly and we were shown to our Junior Suite in the Barn which is separate from the main building. Room 21 is absolutely perfect - great decor, clean, comfortable, quiet and well appointed. The log fire is a great bonus in this room, as is the separate shower and bathtub. Some nice touches and all amenities you could wish for.
We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant daily and although a limited menu of entrees, the quality was excellent and portion sizes are good. The only thing missing was perhaps some pastries or fresh fruit as a ‘starter’ (hotel guests can only choose one entree).
The location is very handy for walking into Lexington - we ate in one restaurant downtown one evening (Italian) and found it to be quite pricey but a decent meal. One evening we had a drink in the bar after dinner and again, the quality of the drinks served was of a high standard. We used the hotel as a base to explore north of Boston and also south of Boston to Cape Cod and driving was no problem.
All staff were friendly, welcoming and polite.
In summary, a really good, high end hotel with its own character and charm. Not the cheapest around but worth every penny.
We fell in love with this quaint Inn at the heart of historic Lexington. It is absolutely gorgeous - colonial with an urban twist. We entertained friends in our roomy suite, enjoying our living room with a fireplace. The staff were excellent, the amenities top notch. Great internet, huge tvs, lots of parking, modern roomy bathrooms. Dont miss high tea in the living room. The food was very good, not knock your socks off, but the dining room makes it a 5 star experience. The location could not be better. Every day we took a walk down to town center and even caught a tour with a revoloutionary wartour guide in full garb on the green. The restaurants in town are fabulous. We will always stay here in the future.
Excellent place experience Patriots Day Just a short walk to the Lexington Green and other historic sites, off street reserved parking, great on site restaurant, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Could not be better and the Patriots Day Parade came right by the Inn
A wonderful accommodation in all aspects. The mattress and bedding were heavenly, the best ever. Morning coffee was delicious. Included breakfast in the dining room was excellent. I could not have been happier.