Just 15 miles from Boston, The Inn at Hastings Park is nestled in historic Lexington, MA and provides the perfect destination for exploring Lexington and Concord, Boston, Cambridge and other charming Boston area communities. For those interested in American history, Lexington is a must-see destination. Considered the Birthplace of American Liberty, the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired on the Lexington Battle Green, which is just footsteps away from The Inn. Guests can also visit nearby Walden Pond, where famous American author, poet and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau lived.
Today, Lexington intermixes numerous historically significant buildings with locally owned businesses and shops. Walk its streets and tour its beautiful neighborhoods or cover more ground by bike—the Minuteman Bikeway is an 11-mile rail trail that runs through Lexington, Arlington, Bedford and Cambridge. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there is ample opportunity to appreciate nature. Celebrate New England’s agricultural roots by visiting local farms. Our restaurant, Artistry on the Green, features the bounty of these farms on its menus every day. Throughout the year, you can experience New England’s ever-changing color palette: the vibrant green hues of spring and summer, the bold reds, oranges and yellows of autumn and the stark winter whites.
The area surrounding Lexington has become a thriving hub for technology and biotech industries, with many multi-national companies headquartered here, and the Inn at Hastings Park is the only luxury property that neighbors this center of business. We offer the convenience of being minutes from Routes 128/95, 2, 3, 90/Mass Pike and 93.
Spirit of Hospitality
The Inn was born from a family to become an extension of their home. Experience our revolutionary hospitality: feel welcome, feel pampered.
Learn the rich history of this town: it played a central role in the birth of the United States and inspired the principles by which we live our lives today.
The Inn supports the economic and environmental health of its community by supporting local businesses and by being responsible stewards of our environment. Enjoy the talent of Lexington designers and local artisans showcased throughout the property. Savor seasonal cuisine that celebrates the bounty of local New England farms.
The history of The Inn at Hastings Park is entwined with that of Lexington, the Birthplace of American Liberty. Many landmarks are within footsteps of The Inn. Visitors can walk the path that Paul Revere and William Dawes followed on their Midnight Ride to the nearby house where John Hancock and Sam Adams bunked down. The Battle Green, where the Shot Heard Round the World started the first battle of the Revolution, is a short walk from The Inn. Just further down the road, The Munroe Tavern, where the British Redcoats established their headquarters for the duration of the battle, is worth a visit.
Innkeeping is another important aspect of Lexington's history. Beginning in colonial times, inns and taverns have played an important role in the community. Travelers on horseback were eager to find a place to rest, eat and seek shelter from New England's mercurial weather. Inns soon became gathering places for locals and travelers alike, serving as hubs for business, socializing and politics. Inn patrons came to mingle with neighbors as well as to exchange news about business and political matters. History books tell us that the local militia that fought the first battle of the Revolutionary War on the Lexington Battle Green mustered their courage by raising a few glasses at Buckman Tavern, which you can still visit right down the road today.
At The Inn at Hastings Park, we are bringing back the spirit of innkeeping to Lexington with the restoration of our three historic buildings. Built in 1888, the Main House was home to a descendent of one of Lexington's first families, who settled the town in the 1600s. The second is the Isaac Mulliken House, named in honor of the spirited politician who lived there in the mid-nineteenth century. The third building at The Inn is the Barn, which served as Muliken’s original carpentry shop.
The Inn draws its name from another piece of local history. Maria Hastings was a beloved philanthropist who lived in Lexington in the nineteenth century. During this time, when books were precious and libraries were few, Maria founded Lexington's public library. Maria's impact on the town is lasting and a local park, Hastings Park, was created in her memory. Maria loved Lexington and folklore has it that her happy ghost still wanders today through her Cary Street neighborhood.
To know the Kennealys is to know that home is truly where the heart is and the heart of their home is the kitchen table. The family spends lots of time around their oversized farm table sharing meals and swapping stories with anyone who walks through the door and their vision for The Inn at Hastings Park is for it to be an extension of their lifestyle.
Trisha, Michael and their three children have lived and breathed every stage of the development of The Inn—and a lot of time, energy and love go into building an inn! Without the enthusiastic endorsement of the entire family, this dream to extend their hospitality to more than their circle of family, friends and community would never have come to fruition.
Trisha Pérez Kennealy, Owner & General Manager
Although owning The Inn at Hastings Park is Trisha’s first official foray into hospitality, her life experience has perfectly prepared her for this profession. She’s one part business entrepreneur with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and one part chef having earned her Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London. However, it’s Trisha’s lifestyle and values that have prepared her above and beyond all else. Trisha grew up in Puerto Rico and spent much of her childhood with her multi-generational family sitting around the table sharing food and stories. From Puerto Rico, Trisha’s family moved to Lexington, and years later, when it was time for Trisha and her husband Michael to decide where they would raise their three children, the decision was easy. Trisha and Michael love Lexington for its sense of civic engagement, its reverence for its rich history, and its eclectic mixture of cultures, religions and people. With the The Inn at Hastings Park, Trisha can share her love of Lexington and her passion for good food and gracious hospitality with travelers from far and near.
Stacy Cogswell, Executive Chef
The Inn at Hastings Park is delighted to welcome Stacy Cogswell as Executive Chef at its restaurant Artistry on the Green. Stacy is a native New Englander with the gift of a global culinary perspective. She appreciates New England's regional, seasonal cuisine, yet after time in East Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and Central America, she brings bold flavors and unique techniques to the restaurant. Earning her culinary degree at the prestigious Johnson & Wales University, Stacy has worked in the kitchens of some of the Boston areas' most renown restaurants including Market by Jean Georges, Upstairs on the Square, and Liquid Art House. Stacy also has shared her culinary talents in other forums to reach broad audiences. Stacy is the author of The New England Cookbook, and she starred in Season 12 of Bravo’s critically acclaimed reality TV show, Top Chef.
Parking for overnight guests is available in our lot off of Massachusetts Ave.
In consideration of our neighbors, please do not park on the residential side streets off of Massachusetts Ave. If parking is unavailable in our Massachusetts Ave lot, guests can park on Worthen Road toward Bedford Street.
If you have any questions or concerns about our parking policy, please contact us.
Relais & Chateaux
The Inn at Hastings Park is delighted to have been accepted into Relais & Châteaux, the world’s most prestigious hospitality association. A new member in 2015, The Inn at Hastings Park is the first Boston-area hotel to earn this distinction.
“My family lived in London a decade ago, and when we vacationed throughout Europe during this time, we noticed that all of our favorite hotels were members of Relais & Châteaux,” said Trisha Pérez Kennealy, the owner of The Inn at Hastings Park. “We are thrilled for The Inn to be welcomed into Relais & Châteaux as we believe it sets the gold standard in hospitality.”
Since its founding in France in 1954, Relais & Châteaux has been committed to spreading its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character. Around the world, Relais & Châteaux has a network of 530 properties and restaurants in 64 countries.
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