The Liberty Hotel as Seen in Lonely Planet

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

The Liberty Hotel was recently featured in Lonely Planet‘s roundup of US hotels with a rich history to visit in 2022. Check out the article below and come see us at The Liberty for a one-of-a-kind, quintessentially Boston hotel experience.

Famous US Hotels with a Rich History to Visit in 2022

By LIZA WEISSTUCH, Lonely Planet Writer


The Charles Street Jail, a colossal stone building in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, first opened and started welcoming guests, so to speak, in 1851. It housed such personalities as former Boston mayor and later governor James Michael Curley, Malcolm X and Sacco and Vanzetti. Today’s guests receive a much warmer and more luxurious welcome.

The ultra-luxe, sprawling 298-room Liberty Hotel opened in 2007, fulfilling the wisecrack-turned-prophesy Babe Ruth uttered when he toured the place in 1925: ‘This isn’t a jail, it’s a hotel.’ The view upon entering is nothing short of awe-inspiring, with a sky-high atrium, catwalks and original brick walls. What was once the drunk tank is now a hip bar named Alibi, adorned with mug shots of the rich and famous. Clink, a high-end yet laidback New England-centric restaurant, is a destination for the foodie who likes a combination of delicious cuisine and eccentric surroundings.

Boston City Guide: Where to Eat, Erink, Shop and Stay in the East Coast’s Coziest City

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

The Liberty was recently included in The Independent and MSN‘s Boston city guide as one of the best places to stay in the East Coast’s coziest city!

Right in the heart of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel was once the Charles Street Jail, and the inner courtyard is a masterpiece – octagonal in shape and flooded with natural light. While the rooms only have subtle nods to the building’s history, the Clink bar is set in the former cells. 

 Check out the full article here and experience The Liberty for yourself by making a reservation today!



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US News & World Report – 7 Hotels with Unexpected Past Lives

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

The ironically named Liberty Hotel was Boston’s Charles Street Jail. Its former “guests: ranged from suffragists to Malcolm X to organized crime boss James “Whitney” Bulger. The 1851 ex-jail was converted into a 298-room luxury boutique hotel and a National Historic Landmark.

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Golden Glory – Elite Traveler

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

When the frost is on the pumpkin, it’s time to hit the road in New England. The region’s famous fall foliage draws visitors from around the world for the annual leaf-peeping season. Boston-based writer Laurie Kahle shares her picks for where to stay, spa and dine.

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