“Built by hotelier Lucius Boomer, the Lenox Hotel cost $1.1 million to construct and, at 11 stories high, it was the tallest building in Boston at the time. When it was built, the Boston Post called it the Waldorf-Astoria of Boston, a reference to its owner who also owned the famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
The Lenox hotel was constructed in a Beaux Art style and features red and white terra-cotta bricks. Some of the rooms still have functioning wood-burning fireplaces and the hotel is one of few known buildings in the world with a functioning Cutler mail chute.
The hotel has had many famous guests, such as actress Judy Garland, who stayed there for a couple of months in 1965. The room she stayed in is now called the Judy Garland Suite.”
Our location is right in the middle of everything within walking distance to just about everything!
Fenway Park, The Freedom Trail, The Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Faneuil Hall, State House and many other historic sites!
Heading in from the airport? The Lenox is only 5.8 miles from the Boston Logan International Airport, about 15/20 minutes via taxi or rideshare!
“The Lenox Hotel is family-owned and our service feels as such. We do everything we can to ensure you feel as though you're right at home.”
“The building has been a hotel since it was built in 1889. It has been owned by the same family since the early 1960s.”
“Many notable guests have stayed including a three-month visit from Judy Garland while she was in town filming a movie.”