Lenox Hotel

Historic Boutique Hotel in the Middle of the Action

The Address:

61 Exeter St., Boston, MA

The Story:

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.

- History of Massachusetts Blog


Our location is right in the middle of everything within walking distance to just about everything!

Image courtesy of  The Lenox

Image courtesy of The Lenox

Closest Attractions:

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!

Fun Facts:

  • “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.”


Complimentary wifi, complimentary bottled water, complimentary fitness + business centers, three on-site restaurants, 24 hour in-room dining, and complimentary car service within 1 mile of the hotel!

From the Staff:

Favorite Part of The Job:

“Working with a group of people that feel like great friends and family and getting to meet such interesting people each day.”

Favorite Aspect of Your Hotel:

“Our staff (many of whom have been here for years) feel like a family.”

What They Say About Pack Up + Go travelers!

“They are very excited to be here and are always looking for your expertise in checking out our city.”

Favorite Place in Boston:

“My favorite restaurant in the city is Mistral on Columbus Avenue. It's been around for 25 years and is exceptional every time. Seeing the Red Sox play at Fenway Park is an experience you can't have anywhere else!”

Favorite Place To Visit in the US:

Swan Lake, Montana

Craziest Day on the Job:

“We are at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and spent 10 days housing law enforcement in the aftermath of the bombings. Many of those people are still great friends of our hotel to this day. While a terrible tragedy it brought about some of the best relationships - with our guests, with law enforcement, with other hotels in the city and among our staff.”

Best Photo Opp: 

“Fenway Park, Beacon Hill, Take a walk along the Charles River Esplanade and view the city from the Cambridge side of the river.”

Image courtesy of  The Lenox

Image courtesy of The Lenox