The Liberty Hotel


The Liberty Hotel

The Liberty Hotel

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Unique historic hotel in central Boston

The Liberty is one of Boston’s premier hotels, situated in a prime central spot just a few minutes from the Boston Common and offering direct access to the Charles River esplanade. Housed in what was once the city’s most iconic jail and dating from the 1850’s, this hotel has maintained the grandeur of the original building after undergoing a $150 million transformation, whilst adding contemporary touches and modern amenities. Enter through the staggering 90-foot high central rotunda and soak up the distinctively historic atmosphere by dining in CLINK – a modern American restaurant that incorporates vestiges of the original jail cells and an open kitchen to create an exciting dining experience. There are also several other bars and restaurants and a modern fitness centre for your convenience. Best of all, guests can enjoy every modern convenience in the new tower block rooms, constructed alongside the atmospheric prison building.

  • Recent acquisition and transformation costing $150 million
  • Impressive period building dating from 1851
  • Enjoy exquisite cuisine in several on-site venues
  • Modern guest rooms with great city views
  • Situated close to Charles River and Boston Common

Hotel Features

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  • 298 rooms
  • Minimum age: 21

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection
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The Liberty Hotel

697 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 356
  • Very Good 200
  • Average 66
  • Poor 35
  • Terrible 40

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Apr 18, 2018


Groton, Massachusetts

I stayed at the Liberty for only 1 night, but it was it was fabulous! Two friends met me there to catch up since I live out of town. We started with drinks in the lobby lounge. We ordered 1 each of the several appetizers offered at half price. They were all delicious, especially the oysters. Although our plan was to dine elsewhere, since the appetizers were so good, we chose to have dinner at Clink, the hotel restaurant. We could not have been happier with both the food and the service. The salads, lobster stew, filet mignon, and lamb were all perfectly prepared, all with beautiful presentations. We also ordered a side of asparagus to share, which was a mix of green and white delicious! Our server then suggested the creme brulet for dessert, and although we pleasantly full, we split 1 between the 3 of us. It was the perfect ending to a very enjoyable dinner. Our servers were all very attentive without hovering, and the chef came to the table to be sure we were happy with our meals. So glad we decided to just chill at the hotel and enjoy their amenities, because we had the best experience! The room was really nice, although we were concerned it might be loud since it was close to the elevators. It was well soundproofed and we never heard any noise at all. All in all a fabulous night all around in a great hotel!
Apr 17, 2018

Not a “luxury” hotel

We arrived and the valet parking service was excellent and efficient. That was the best part of our stay. The hotel used to be an old jail and the thinness of the walls makes it feel more communal than private. We could hear every move the people in the next room made. We also could hear the traffic outside pretty clearly. The hotel has an interesting history, but to call it a luxury hotel is a stretch.
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