I'd like to get input to choose between these two hotels for our family of five (2 adults, 3 children ages 11-16). I realize that they are very different in style and amenities. I had originally booked the Lenox for its classic style and location in Back Bay. The catch is that we need 2 rooms at the Lenox and it is costly (over $500/night for both rooms). We can stay in a 2 BR/2 BA suite at the Residence Inn in Cambridge for about $319/night.
The purpose of our trip is primarily to enjoy seeing the sights of Boston, but we do plan to do some college tours (including Harvard/MIT), so will need to be in both Cambridge and Boston. We want to be close to a T station, and both of these seem to fit the bill.
I'm trying to decide if the additional $$$ to stay at the Lenox in Back Bay is worth it. The Residence Inn is like so many "vanilla" hotels we've stayed at elsewhere, and part of me thinks it would be better to stay in a more traditional Boston Hotel since this is the first time our kids will see Boston. On the other hand, the $$ difference is sizable and the convenience of a breakfast buffet at the Residence is worth considering.
Thoughts?Edited: 31 December 2012, 04:53