When trying to find somewhere to stay in Lenox, I discovered that the exact kind of place I was looking for didn't exist. There are extremely expensive accomodations like Cranwell and there are Motels. What I was looking for was a conviently located nice hotel with indoor and outdoor pool and restaurant. That does not exist. I ended up choosing the Yankee Inn and I am very happy with the choice as the pros very much outweighed the cons. It is on a strip of highway outside the town. You could conceivably walk to some places to eat (such as a Subway across the street and a Friendly's about .2 miles away) but as I was traveling with my elderly mother nothing was really in our walking distance. However, EVERYTHING was within a few miles driving distance - and I really do mean a few - like less than 5 for almost every. A dozen good restaurants about 3 miles away. The hotel itself was nice enough. We had a fisrt floor room very close to everything as I had requested. I know some rooms have nice views. Ours didn't but that was ok because what I had wanted was to be near to things and we definitely were. Front desk, indoor pool and hot tub, elevator to breakfast, parking lot, lounge, everything I wanted or needed was just steps away. The room was pleasant though my mom would have preferred more storage space. The room itself was big enough but there were very few drawers (2 empty ones) and not a lot of empty surface space. The beds were very comfortable and we had lots of pillows. My only real complaint about the Yankee Inn was the showerhead. It really looked like it was going to be good, it was a handheld, but even on the strongest setting there really wasn't much water. However I did love the small indoor pool (5 feet at deep end) and the hot tub. Both were perfect temperatures and clean and we actually had them to ourselves for 2 nights straight. Really enjoyable. I was also glad to have the lounge (was open during our stay on Thurs, Fri and Sat night I believe). Since the good restaurants were all in driving range I didn't want to have more than one glass of wine at dinner. This way I could come back and get a second. I have to say the front desk staff was very nice and helpful, really lovely girls. Only staff issue we had was on our first day there, we left our room at 9:15 am and put on the sign to have the room made up. The maid was in our hallway at the time. When we returned 5 hours later for my mom to take her afternoon nap they still hadn't cleaned the room. I said something about this and it did not repeat. We ate the continental breakfast every day. On the weekend days of our stay it included 2 women making omelettes to order. I enjoyed these - though one woman made much better omelettes than the other so I tried to get on her line. There was quite a bit to the buffet as these things go - you could make waffles, there was various bagels, breads, cereals, fruit, yogurt, drinks etc. And unlike many places they did provide enough seating, opening an extra room when needed. This was very convenient. If I returned to Lenox I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yankee Inn is a landmark hotel in the beautifully serene Berkshire Hills of Lenox, MA. The Yankee Inn is cozy and private enough for a romantic getaway, but also accommodating and accessible enough for a family vacation. Our staff works above and beyond to cater to your needs and provide the exact experience you want. The Main Building houses our lobby, cocktail lounge, indoor pool and guest rooms, which included original and newly built hotel rooms. Our South Building maintains the motel style of the original motor lodge, housing smaller and more economical rooms. We provide a complimentary breakfast every morning, leaving you more time to spend skiing or sightseeing. You can also book an in-room massage for ultimate relaxation. Whatever your vacation desires are, we can help you plan the perfect stay. Yankee Inn is your next vacation destination. Book a room with us today and let's get started planning your perfect getaway! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yankee Hotel Lenox