• The Liberty Hotel

The Liberty Hotel

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.

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Hotel highlights

  • Recent acquisition and transformation costing $150 million
  • Impressive period building dating from 1851

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 298 rooms
  • Minimum age: 21

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

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The Liberty Hotel

987 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 503
  • Very Good 254
  • Average 102
  • Poor 54
  • Terrible 75

What to Expect

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Aug 19, 2019

Great view but mismatch of Price and value/service, Complete disappointment

Boston, Massachusetts

We are Boston locals, I wanted to celebrate my birthday with my pup so my husband Booked liberty for a surprise staycation for my birthday. This hotel has great location, gorgeous lobby, the room was thoughtfully styled and good for photos. The rooms on the one side of the hotel faces the cold hospital(MGH) wall, huge price different in rooms you depend on the view you are getting. Luckily we got upgraded to a room with fabulous view of beacon hill/charles river with Marriot Platinum Elite. However, our overall experience of staying of this hotel is a complete disappointment. We are frequent traveller stayed with a number of Marriot properties all over the world, this is by far the worst experience of all. First time staying with luxury collection and not a good start. Ritz is way better in almost every perspective, big or small. 1.Bed/Room: The bed and bedding was not comfortable at all. Don't know how to describe it but it cause my back pain. You would expect a quiet room and good night of sleep grantee at a luxury hotel. But in our case, no, not at all. The rooms are not insulated at all, you can hear: people on the same floor open/close door, people next door showering and constriction on the street at 2 am. The uncomfortable bed and the noise of people of the the same floor open/closing door kept her up all night 2. Pet friendly is just some fancy advertisement Our experience showed that hotel only charge to pet fee to allow you to bring the dog with you, is that going to be any helpful guide to help you make your stay with your furry friend less stressful?? None of their business. While some other hotels allow you to bring your dog for free, some only charges a small extra. Liberty charges $100 with little service provide to your pup. We also mentioned at check in that our dog is staying with us, the front desk person also saw our dog. All they mentioned is there is a dog event going on in the yard (two days a week) which we can bring our pup to. Later we learned that the happy hour event can get out of control easily, its off-leash event and people are too busy enjoying themselves with a drink in hand and not watching their dog. No potty area was mentioned to us either, so I guess the yard is the place to go?? - Amenities: Normally you can expect basic amenities (bowls, bed .etc) provided with the extra pet fee, especially with this significant amount at a luxury hotel. However, when we get to the room, there is no sign that the room is welcoming our dog. We called the service line and 10 mins later they brought a very small (prob fits 20lbs dog bed) and ONE metal feeding bowl. Our dog is med-large size and this bed was way way too small for her. The person brought the bed saw our dog but ignore the fact that this bed won't fit her at all and walked away. - Dog friendly?: When I did my research, I read that one of the restaurant with patio on site will allow us to dine with our dog. To our surprise, the staff told us they don't allow dogs and our only option is to order some appetizer from the clink bar in the lobby and sit there and eat. - Noise: Like I mentioned before, the rooms are not insulated, so unless your dog is not alarm to noise at all (people open/ close door thru out the night) you can expect some guarding (low bark) from your pup. 3. Service: We requested late check out and was kindly guaranteed and showed on the app. At 9 am, the cleaning lady came knocking on our door and as we were getting ready to open the door she knocked the second time and then processed to used her key to access our room. Quite surprised that happens and it has never happened to us before at any of the pervious hotel stays. If there is any thing to blame on our part if we didn't put the DND sign out thinking they should already know they we are checking out that day. Apparently they don't communicate with the staffs, even regarding check out status, let alone the late check out part.
Aug 19, 2019


York, Pennsylvania

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Liberty and it is spectacular. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and professional, offering us an upgrade eventhough the hotel was extremely busy. The overall ambiance is impossible to recreate and we WILL be back. One negative was a charge to use the business center printer which just didn't fit with the rest of the amenities being so plentiful. Make no mistake, this is an expensive hotel, but it was worth the money.
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