My family stayed here for 4 nights on a recent visit to the Boston area. The hotel offers more space than you can get downtown for the price, plus free internet, parking and a great breakfast, all of which add more cost downtown, so if you don't mind the 1/2 hour drive into the city, it's a good location. Lexington and Concord are great towns, too. The hotel is attractive (inside) with a high design, modern feel. The small pool area is clean and fine for kids to romp around.
We used points to stay here, so we didn't mind the problems too much.
And there are problems. When we checked in, the front desk could not honor the request we placed with the reservation for a quiet location or a high floor, which is a problem because the place is not solidly built. You can hear every step above you, and most of the noise next to you, and the door to the hall might as well not exist. This building is, in fact, a prime example of the fact that nice aesthetis and green design do not necessarily come with solid, durable construction. Tell the team to use concrete floors next time. Was this Element made of prefab modules? Also, some of the nifty materials have not held up well, and some other contemporary design/green features are just annoying. The door to the suite bedroom, for example, is a barn-style slider, which provides visual privacy but no sound privacy, so don't think you're watching TV while your kids sleep. The bathroom lighting is artful but not bright. The rain shower head is low pressure. Towels and soap are rationed. The sleek sectional sofa in the living room has an uncomfortable, flimsy, pull-out bed.
All the money here went into concept, not construction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Element Lexington focuses on keeping guests feeling fresh, focused and at their best. Surrounded by rich colonial history and a vibrant business community, it is located 20 min from downtown Boston. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Element Lexington Hotel Lexington