A stylish historical inn near Boston
22 Rooms / 6 Suites
A Relais & Châteaux property composed of three exquisitely restored historic buildings 15 minutes outside of Boston, The Inn at Hastings Park is located just steps away from the Lexington Green, making it an ideal location to explore the colonial-era history of the region.
The 22 rooms and suites are housed in the Main House, originally made in 1888 as a private home; the Isaac Mulliken House, a private residence built in 1841 for a local politician; and The Barn, which served as Mulliken’s carpentry shop. In the Main House, you’ll find 10 guest rooms, a comfortable sitting room and library, a reception area, the inn’s Artistry on the Green restaurant and a small bar. The Barn houses three rooms, while the Isaac Mulliken House has nine guest rooms and a sitting area.
Many important events of America’s Revolutionary history happened just steps from the Lexington hotel. On the morning of April 19, 1775, the Lexington Minute Men fought the British Regulars, sparking the start of the American Revolutionary War. The Lexington Battle Green is just a five-minute walk from the inn, and Buckman Tavern, headquarters of the town’s militia, is close by.
Several historic homes, including those of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott, are also popular sites to visit. Borrow bikes from the inn to hop on the 11-mile Minuteman Bikeway, a rail trail that takes you from Lexington to Concord through the woods.
While much care was taken to restore the property before it opened as a luxury inn in 2014, there are pops of contemporary whimsy present alongside historical design details. Owners Michael and Trisha Pérez Kennealy hired local New England designers, decorators and artisans, who combined traditional elements with colors that come alive and sometimes surprise.
Local designer Robin Gannon designed each room differently, so none of the two of the colonial-modern rooms are the same. Original fireplaces were kept when possible, but playful wallpaper, colorful benches, tufted armchairs and quirky pieces — like a candy-apple-red desk or bright orange chair — make you look twice.
Rooms are outfitted with Frette bed and bath linens, rain showers, as well as flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Breakfast, parking and the use of bikes are all included.
Trisha Pérez Kennealy, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London, keeps a close eye on the kitchen of Artistry on the Green, where the menu focuses on local produce, seafood, game and meats. You will enjoy complimentary breakfast dishes like brioche French toast and duck confit hash topped with poached duck eggs from a nearby farm.
Executive chef Lucas Sousa, whose recent culinary stints include The Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro and Vidalia in Washington D.C., constructs a seasonal New England-inspired menu. Special events include farm-to-table dinners scheduled with local farms and intimate wine-pairing meals.