The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel

215 Charles Street | Boston, MA 02114-3001  [SEE MAP]Boston, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Excellent atmosphere and service, visitors say
Some warn on-site restaurant and bar gets loud on the weekends
Sure, location isn't this hotel's strong suit – it sits at the base of the Longfellow Bridge, which connects downtown Boston to Cambridge – but you don't come to The Liberty Hotel for convenience. This hotel is an attraction in itself since it was once a prison that housed notable "guests" like Malcolm X and the Boston Strangler. Today, the building oozes luxury, best exhibited in its waterfront views and multiple top-notch gourmet restaurants. Recent guests loved this hotel's unique feel and modern accents, and praised its terrific staff. Accommodations are furnished with minibars, flat-screen TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows. Some warn, though, that CLINK. can get noisy on the weekends so you should request a room away from the restaurant and bar for a peaceful night's sleep. Visitors should also note this hotel charges a $25 destination fee on top of the nightly room rate. What's more, because of The Liberty's ties, Marriott Bonvoy members can trade in points for perks at this hotel.
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Location
Boston, MA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 298 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Modern, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Solo travelers

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Scorecard

  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Oyster.com

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Occupying a former jail, the 298-room Liberty Hotel is a unique luxury property with a hip atmosphere and a playful design that honors the building's rich history.

Travel + Leisure

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The clink of glasses has replaced the long-ago clink of prison bars at this jail-turned-luxury hotel in Beacon Hill.

Frommer's

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In a first-rate example of historic preservation and urban reuse, renovations turned the facility into an unlikely luxury hotel while keeping distinctly jail-like features: heavy wrought-iron doors, a soaring inner atrium with cat walks lining the perimeter of upper floors, and a former “drunk tank” with barred windows that now houses the hotel bar, Alibi.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 895 have reviewed the The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 895 reviews 4.0 (based on 895 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The chic, contemporary guest rooms and suites are filled with light and decorated in a soft cream color palette. Floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which have ornate ironwork, showcase views of the city and river. Accommodations are equipped with flat-screen TVs, coffee and tea, minibars and beds dressed with down comforters and pillows.
  • Suites have balconies
  • $25 nightly destination fee covers in-room Wi-Fi access, a welcome drink, morning coffee and seasonal bike and kayak rentals, among other things

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Liberty Hotel is located just north of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. This jail-turned-hotel is situated two blocks east of the Charles River and within walking distance of the residential area's restaurants and shops. Nearby attractions include the Museum of Science and the Boston Common.
  • About 5 miles southwest of Boston Logan International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Liberty's three restaurants and bars play up the former prison theme with names like CLINK., Alibi and Scampo. CLINK. is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has outdoor seating in the Catwalk. Alibi and Liberty Bar are the two on-site bars that serve cocktails and small plates. Scampo is the property's new restaurant, serving contemporary Italian fare.
  • Clink transformed former prison cells into cozy nooks

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Fitness

There is a 24-hour fitness center at The Liberty that provides the basics for an indoor workout.
  • The hotel provides complimentary bicycles on a seasonal basis
  • The Liberty has a seasonal running concierge
  • Bike rentals are available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The hotel features several indoor and outdoor spaces totaling nearly 14,000 square feet of space for meetings and events.
  • On-site catering

Number of meeting rooms12

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Liberty is pet-friendly and charges $100 per stay for bringing along a pet.
  • Up to two dogs weighing 50 pounds are less are welcome
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The hotel can host big and small weddings across any of its outdoor or indoor venues. The Liberty Ballroom and the outdoor Courtyard are both popular wedding spots for larger weddings up to 300. There are five meeting venues that can accommodate smaller weddings.
  • On-site catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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