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Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
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  • Liberty Hotel
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    The Liberty is definitely the coolest hotel I've stayed at in Boston. It was literally a prison until 1990 and has been converted into a luxury hotel beautifully. It also has a great lobby, cool bar called Alibi and restaurant called Clink. The outdoor terrace is a great place to hang out at night for a drink. The rooms are nice, nothing crazy but the hotel is very popular with celebrities. I would 100% stay here again next Boston trip.

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  • Liberty Hotel
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    Someone decided to convert a historic Boston prison into a luxury hotel...and they nailed it. Amazing...even if you don't stay there, you should drop by for a drink in the lobby. Its worth seeing firsthand. Draws a bustling evening crowd.

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    Great service and a really unique design. This place used to be a jail and you can definitely tell. And the food at CLINK!, one of the restaurants in the hotel, is delicious (albeit a little pricey).

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  • Liberty Hotel
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    This hotel is the definition of a scene at night. As mentioned in other reviews, the hotel used to be a prison, and pretty much everything in the hotel is themed as such (the "do not disturb" hangers for the door say "solitary" instead, the restaurant in the lobby is called "the Clink", etc.). I had no idea this was a Starwood hotel until recently - so if you're a Starwood preferred member, that comes with all the normal perks.

    If you want to grab a drink late at night - you won't have to go any farther than the lobby. Rooms are what you expect from Starwood: modern, nice, nothing over the top as at some other Starwoods, though.

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    I haven't stayed here - but I have gone to the bar which is a good scene. In the summer the line can be very long. The bathroom situation is also a bit weird- they give you vouchers when you leave the bar to use the restroom so you can get back in.

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    The Liberty Hotel is great. The hotel used to be a jail and the rooms, if you are in the original building, used to be cells. They have built an extension of new rooms, but even those are jail-themed. The rooms are modern and clean. Even if you aren't staying in the hotel, it's worth a visit. Clink, the lobby bar, is a fun place at night. Alibi is a cool club and Scampo is a good restaurant. My brother got married here and they were great hosts.

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    Although I haven't spent the night here yet, I've dined at Clink and had signature cocktails in the lobby bar. The Liberty was once the notorious Charles Street Jail, and it makes the most of its notorious past. Alibi, the downstairs bar is located in the jail's former drunk tank. No visit to Boston is complete without a stop at the Liberty- either for the night, for a bite or a cocktail.

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  • Liberty HotelPro 2014
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    The Liberty is a destination for tourists and locals alike, with one of the most active bar scenes I've come across in a hotel. Every Thursday there's a fashion show, with models floating up on escalators like 1930s era synchronized swimmers emerging from a tower of water. A glass of champagne and warm, personal welcome greeted me on arrival, and helped me enjoy a poke around the lobby. The Liberty was an active prison until the 1990s, and the most interesting aspect of the hotel is the renovation they've done, transforming the former Charles Street prison into a funky bar (Alibi) and restaurant (Clink) where you sit ensconced in alcoves with iron bars, secure in the notion that unlike the former inhabitants, you'll leave when you want. I chose to sample Scampo, the Italian restaurant downstairs, and was impressed by the simple quality of the food, especially the arugula salad. The bed was super comfortable, and I loved the view my room had of the Charles River. A large bathroom with separate bath and shower and free wifi in the lobby and room kept me clean and connected. The Liberty was the most restful night's sleep I had on this visit to Boston.

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    This renovated jail made for a very nice place to stay. They surprised us with strawberries and bubbly in our room, and not a single part of the experience was lacking. Views of the river are great, rooms have lots of nice touches, and the staff were unfailingly helpful, even when they just happened to be in the elevator with us.

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  • Liberty Hotel

    Good lodging option. Hate the busy street it's located on but right on the outskirts of Beacon Hill which is arguably the most adorable neighborhoods in Boston. Also great access to Charles River trail.

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  • Liberty Hotel

    Swanky! We stayed here on a Friday night and the lobby was jumping with a young hip crowd. The fact that it used to be an old prison is really cool, and they've done a great job using that to create a very stylish place to stay and hang out.

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  • Liberty HotelAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Never stayed here but I've had a few drinks in their bar Clink. It's a gorgeous hotel in what used to be an old jail.

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  • Liberty Hotel

    Old jail turned hotel. Cava with check-in. Cool vibe, great space.

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    Great lobby, fantastic bed. Phenomenal staff

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  • Liberty Hotel

    A beautiful hotel.

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    Great place! Cool Decor, fun atmosphere, and great servers!

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Description

The Liberty Hotel is situated in the former Charles Street Jail. This Luxury Collection hotel offers 300 guestrooms, including 10 suites with river views. Amenities include wifi, 24 hour private dining, in-room safe, bathrobes and hairdryers in each room and Molton Brown toiletries. A fitness center and meeting rooms are available for guests. The Italian restaurant Scampo and American Clink serve food that attracts guests and Bostonians alike, and the same can be said for the two bars, Alibi and Catwalk. Steps away from the Charles MGH stop on Boston's MBTA metro system, the hotel is centrally and conveniently located.

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4.5 out of 5
17 members' reviews
2,361 people visited Liberty Hotel
Excellent! - 88% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!2954 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Ambiance
    96% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    92% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Location
    91% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Hotel
    88% thought it was clean.
  • Hotel Building
    83% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Restaurant
    71% loved the dining experience.

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