February 22, 2022

The Liberty Hotel as Seen in Lonely Planet

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.

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