by Maxwell Barna
The Lenox Hotel’s historic and celebrated lineage spans more than a century, and the property offers guests a elegant an luxurious look into a time gone by.
Modern amenities like flat-screen TV’s, pillow-top king or queen beds, full baths with eco-friendly toiletries by Kiehl’s, in-room Bose SoundDocks for iPod or iPhones, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, perfectly complement the elegance and distinction of this historic boston landmark, with its classic-styled decor, warm tones, working fireplaces and plenty of wood accent.
Guests are also welcome to take advantage of the onsite 24-hour fitness center, complimentary in-town drop-off service, in-room wellness and spa services, babysitting services and more.
The onsite restaurant, City Table, is known far and wide for its seasonal New England fare. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, menu items include New England clam chowder, skillet-roases chicken, several steaks, hot or cold lobster rolls, local caught cod and even veggie burgers, along with more colorful items like Roasted Pumpkin Angolotti and crispy chicken tacos. Kid’s menu items include hot dogs, mac and cheese, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and more, including kids ice cream with whipped cream and chocolate sauce for dessert.
The Lenox is located right in the middle of Boston’s historic and scenic Back Bay region, filled with beautiful classic architecture, vintage Victorian row houses and wonderfully picturesque greenery. Guests are within walking distance to some of Boston’s best family-friendly attractions, shops and restaurants.
Our Editor Loves
- Wonderfully appointed rooms with modern amenities and classic decor
- Onsite restaurant with kids menu
- Ideal location in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood
- Onsite Dining
Stayed in the Lenox for 5 nights. Beautiful hotel.
Clean, comfortable, great atmosphere and excellent staff. Michael on the front desk, all the waiters in the restaurant, we had breakfast each morning which was excellent and the service top class. Just a great hotel which made our trip to Boston even better!
I give the Lenox a 4 basically because I could hear everyone in the hallway who were talking while waiting for the elevator or getting ice. Also I did not find the service to be exceptional; there seemed to be quite a few doormen/bellhops but they usually were talking amongst themselves and rarely spoke as we came and went.
Anyway, the hotel is in a great location adnd even closer to the Copley T stop than I realized. I am not sure that many rooms have views other than the ones that front Boylston and the first ones back on the sides. We actually had one of these rooms and had a great view of the Finish line of the Marathon (it's cool how the Finish line is painted in the street year-round). We had a King Bed and there was a huge tv and walk-in closet. Walk-path between foot of the bed and the desk was very tight (more length to the room than functional width) Bathroom lighting was EXTREMELY dim.
The hotel pipes in a scent in the lobby and restaurant areas. It's not unpleasant, but if you are sensitive, keep it in mind because it was really strong.
We did not eat at the restaurant but we did order drinks one night. The separate bar was full, so we went to the restaurant's bar. I wasn't impressed with the $15 cocktails.
Basically, the hotel is in a prime location so I imagine finding nights when the rates are down is tough to do. I would stay here again even with the lackluster greetings.