The elegant Lenox Hotel Boston was built in 1900 by Lucius Boomer, the owner of the legendary Waldorf Astoria in New York.
When it was built it was the tallest building in the city, and was named after the wife of King George III, Lady Sarah Lennox.
It is classically beautiful, with its Beaux Art style attracting many notable guests over the years, including actress and singer Judy Garland, who lived at the hotel for three months in 1968. There is a suite named after her, one of 214 rooms and suites, with the balance just right between the property’s traditional elegance and modern day luxuries.
I am in an Executive Fireplace Room and love its corner location, high ceilings with a vintage crystal chandelier, absolutely beautiful bed, and yes, a fireplace. A simple phone call ensures it is lit in minutes. I also love that there are eco-friendly water bottles with guests encouraged to take them when exploring the city. The bottles are refilled daily or you can fill them yourself from the filtered water tap in the hallway.
And explore the city I do.
The location of The Lenox is fantastic, sitting on the corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets in Back Bay. When you walk out the door you really are in the heart of the city. The Boston Marathon finish line is steps away, and because Boston is such an easy city to walk around, it is not trouble at all to get to the main attractions including Fenway Park for a tour of the baseball field, the Public Gardens, Copley Square, walk the Freedom Trail, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the shops of Newbury Street and the harbour front, where you can join a tour of the harbour and islands with Boston Harbor Cruises.
After a day in this wonderful city, come back to your haven of calm and dine in either City Table restaurant or the more casual City Bar, which has a great menu and a lovely ambience. The Irish Pub Sólás is also in the building should you want a pint or two of Ireland’s finest.