The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Beacon Hill

Action Bar

18.5
Rating

We select, you rate. Ratings are on a 20-point scale, and they're based on feedback from verified Tablet guests. If a hotel's rating falls below 16, it's gone — so your post-stay review is actually our most important quality-control tool.

Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
21
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

The building's history, location near the Charles River.

What the hotel could do better:

Update the facilities since the interior is showing a bit of wear and tear. Make elevators more accessible during rush hours, allow windows to open for fresh air, have coffee and tea makers in the room.

Robyn

Stayed May 2015

Read the Reviews (21)

43 Favorite this hotel — to remember it, to save it to your wish list, or simply to express yourself

Hotel Description

For a luxury hotel it’s an awfully imposing structure — they’re not typically rough-hewn granite monuments. But this is is no ordinary luxury hotel. The Liberty is imposing and monumental because, in a previous life, it was a jail — the 1851-vintage Charles Street Jail, with a riverside Beacon Hill location that was presumably lost on the original inmates.

If you stop to consider all the implications it’s a strange comment on the state of modern hospitality that a jail can be so successfully converted into a luxury hotel. But it’s not a puzzle you’ll feel like dwelling on once you’re comfortably ensconced in one of the Liberty’s rooms. To be fair, most of them are in the modern addition behind the old jail — but even the 18 converted cells in the historic building are swanky, with flat panel HD-LCD televisions and Molton Brown bath products. At this point the old cell windows have been expanded, floor-to-ceiling, and the exposed brickwork just adds to the atmosphere.

One restaurant is called Clink, and one of the bars (set in the old drunk tank) Alibi; they’re joined by a rustic Italian restaurant and a Veuve Clicquot champagne bar. And there’s plenty to do beyond the Liberty’s walls: Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s hottest neighborhoods, and a luxury hotel fits the location perfectly.

Read more Hide Details

Hotel Criteria

  • 298 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

Map

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit card guarantee required at time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

Map