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From sumptuous mansion inns to budget motels, Lenox has them, but they'll all be fully booked on any summer weekend, so reserve your room well in advance!

by Tom Brosnahan
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The first thing to know about hotels, motels and inns in and near Lenox is that rates skyrocket on Friday and Saturday nights in summer, but are lower on other nights of the week.

The reason, of course, is Tanglewood, which draws thousands of visitors to Lenox and surrounding towns on summer weekends.

Also, many of Lenox's charming, luxurious inns will not accept one-night reservations on summer weekends. You must reserve a minimum of two nights (Friday and Saturday). Even so, most hotels, motels, inns and B&Bs will be fully booked, perhaps days or weeks in advance, on all summer weekends.

Off-season (that is, when Tanglewood is not in session), rates drop dramatically, and you may be able to stay in a multi-million-dollar 5-star mansion for the price of a 3-star hotel.

Inns in Lenox

Inns right in the center of Lenox, walking distance to everything, include the 4-star, 13-room Kemble Inn and Restaurant, in a former mansion only a mile from Tanglewood. The 4-star, 19-room Rookwood Inn is equally convenient, as is the 4-star, 14-room Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Want to go way upscale? That would be Wheatleigh, the 5-star, 19-room super-luxury estate on 22 acres (9 hectares) a mile and a half (2.4 km) from the town center. More...

Hotels & Motels

The richest concentration of budget motels is a few miles north of the town center along US Route 7 (Pittsfield Road) clustered near the Pittsfield-Lenox town line (map), a drive of 5 minutes or less. They offer low to moderate prices for adequate to comfortable accommodations.

Some of these hotels and motels have addresses in Lenox, others in Pittsfield.

The rooms are comfortable and convenient, if uninspired, and—like all Berkshire lodgings—their rates double or even triple on Friday and Saturday nights, but for other nights, they offer the best value for money in the region.

The closest motels to the center of Lenox are the Econo Lodge and the 3-star, 59-room Days Inn Lenox.

A few miles farther north along US Route 7 are four moderately-priced motels all together. Perhaps the best for comfort and value is the 3-star, 92-room Yankee Inn in Lenox just south of the Pittsfield town line, with a variety of rooms and rates, an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and fitness room. Right next to it is the more expensive 3-star, 79-room Hampton Inn & Suites Berkshires-Lenox. Across the highway on the east side is the 3-star, 36-room Howard Johnson Lenox.

Just a bit farther north, the 2-star, 20-room Lenox Inn is smaller and closer to the road, but still tidy, with an outdoor swimming pool, and even lower prices. If it's fully booked, try the 2-star, 18-room Wagon Wheel Inn.

If you find no availability at these places, try the 50-room Quality Inn or the 57-room Comfort Inn Pittsfield, both in the center of Pittsfield, or look for hotels in Lee or another Berkshire town.

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Kemble Inn, Lenox MA

The luxurious Kemble Inn and Restaurant
in the center of Lenox, built in 1881 as the "summer cottage" of Frederick T Frelinghuysen, Secretary of State in the cabinet of President Chester Arthur.




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