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The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA

The Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA

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A stunning transformation...Boston's historic Charles Street Jail has been reborn the luxurious Liberty Hotel. Reminders of the buildings notorious past are cleverly present. From the restaurant Clink diners look through the original cell and window bars. The downstairs bar Alibi was formerly the jail's drunk tank. And the old "sally port" where guards brought prisoners from paddy wagons to their cells serves as the entrance to the restaurant Scampo (the Italian word for "escape"). There's no chance of anyone forgetting its penal roots, or what Boston hotel developer Richard Friedman likes to call it's "jailness". With this legacy the Liberty hotel promises an unforgettable experience in a truly unique setting.

History

Established in 2007.

Originally The Charles Street Jail, The Liberty Hotel was re-opened as a luxury hotel in September of 2007.

 

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Rating: 3.97

Address: 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02114

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    Comments (307):

    1. dusty c.
    Nice place. Lousy water pressure in the shower. Luckily the tub makes up for it all. How wonderful to have a large nice bathroom. One tip though, don't even think about room service. Of course it is outrageously expensive. That's a given. The horrible thing is that it is also incredibly awful food. And the restaurant downstairs was too crowded most of the time to feel like I could just walk downstairs and grab a convenient bite. You *must* make reservations. Eventually I learned my lesson and went down the street to the Whole Foods market instead. The concierge was especially sweet and helpful even though the reception desk staff was obviously under stress and not quite as cheery. Be sure to check your bill for mysterious charges. We were billed for valet parking despite not having brought a car. (Which reminds me, very very convenient to the Red Line T across the street and so centrally located we never missed the car at all). Otherwise it was a really wonderful and comfortable room. Almost makes you want to stay in the room and not venture out to see the city at all.

    07/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    2. Travis M.
    Well, I wasn't sure whether to add this under the Liberty Hotel or Clink so I did both. First of all the place is gorgeous, very open and spacious. Once you get to the top of the escalator you can see all of the vaulted ceilings and stone walls. They seem to have kept a lot of the original structure intact which was nice and clean. We met up with about 10 other friends in the lobby for a few drinks. It was Tuesday so there was plenty of room for all of us to stand and chat. We didn't have any problem finding a seat either; there were comfortable couches and chairs for all. The only draw back was the price. I guess I was expecting something on the high end being that it was a hotel but it was still a little over the top. Glasses of wine, full glasses of wine, ran from $16-$18. Tastes (about 3-4 ounces) would run you about $7-$9. Personally a glass of wine is a glass of wine; don't be cute about it calling it a taste. 4 glasses of wine and 3 beers came to about $80 (without tip). The waitress was good, although I did have an issue only being able to order from her when we were standing about 2 feet from the bar. Overall, very nice visually but it puts a strain on the wallet, it's the type of place where it's nice to say you have been, but would probably not visit again. Very nice place if it's on the company's dime, but other than that , thumbs down.

    27/03/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    3. Kiki B.
    okay, i love the fact that it's a jail.  i love that you see the cellblocks when you walk in, i love that you get to stay in it, and i love the tongue-in-cheekness.

    15/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    4. Sophie O.
    I can't say enough good things about our stay at the Liberty Hotel, from the pleasant and professional staff to the glass of champagne on check-in to the fascinating (because of the history) public areas to the rooms to the excellent coffee available off the lobby in the morning.  The rooms were modern and attractive and spotless and very comfortable.  The little touches made a big difference -- nice glassware in three sizes (instead of the usual plastic cup or paper wrapped tumbler), a cocktail shaker, and other bar related materials in the room, baggies full of ice at the ice machine, a great magnifying makeup mirror, plush robes, and lots of other little extras.  Best thing was that the room was quite reasonably priced compared to other nice hotels in Boston.  To cap it off, I sent an email to the general manager asking where to find something I liked in the room -- and within half an hour, the Chief Engineer responded, not only telling me the brand and model, but sending along the company's phone number and telling me who to ask for when I called.

    03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. Lana M.
    Stayed last Saturday night.  Obviously the star of the show here is the building itself, and the transformation from jail to hotel is flawless and inspired.  But one could experience the best of the building just by paying a visit to the lobby and having a drink at one of the bars.  Glass of sparkling wine upon check in was a nice touch.  The rooms were standard stuff: uninspired carpeting, bedding, drapery and furniture straight from your basic downtown Marriott.  The Molton Brown products in the bathrooms are a nice touch, however.  Be sure to request a room with a view, and a bathroom with a separate shower and tub.  I took one star off for the shoddy construction of the walls separating the guest rooms.  When you're spending huge bucks to renovate a landmark, go the extra mile for soundproof walls.  When I'm sleeping away from home, I don't want to hear the party going on next door... the woman in the room next to us was either being attacked or auditioning for a new career in the adult film industry.  If I wanted to hear that, I'd stay home for free and turn on Cinemax.  Another star was deducted for the fact that our eggs were microwaved at Clink for breakfast.  Yup, seems this boutique hotel couldn't manage to hire a chef that could cook Western omelets without the microwave.  Not cool.  Bottom line: skip the overnight stay and just go for drinks.

    30/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    6. BB S.
    This is not a 5 star hotel. It states that it is 5 stars, it initially presents as 5 stars. It is not 5 stars. It could be a 3 1/2 star hotel parading as a 4 star. I have been staying here for 3 weeks now. It's not worth more than $180-$230 per night.
    Here are the flaws:
    customer service is mediocre and sometimes poor  to non-existent (We are in a recession for Pete's Sake! Fire the lazy people and find people who WANT to work!!!  Or train them. I think they believe they here to be part scene instead of working. Not the valet staff tho - those guys are the exception.) This is the biggest flaw and why is rates so low to me.
    amenities are lacking-no pool, ok fitness center
    rooms are nice but again, not 5 star. What's lacking in the room you ask? The phones don't work properly, the lighting is very dim, the remote control on the tv is not very good,  lacking in electrical outlets for the phone charger, computer etc.,  What's the difference between this hotel room and a 4 star hotel room? nothing.
    So- the pluses
    Great views
    amazing lobby
    nice location
    comfortable rooms
    Other notes- The lobby is a scene. The well heeled come here to show off the new fancy pants and Bottega Veneta bags. It can be a divine time if that's your thing.
    How could this be a 5 star hotel?
    Improve customer service by 100%, increase facility amenities, improve room amenities

    16/10/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    7. A Y.
    The Liberty Hotel used to be the Charles Street Jail, but was renovated into one of the most luxurious hotels in Boston. The jail themed décor is stunning and tastefully done, but the idea of sleeping in a room that was once a jail cell kind of creeps me out. It was already quite busy when we arrived; the majority of the well-heeled crowd looked to be in their mid-thirties (although plastic surgery can be deceiving). I had a specialty cocktail called the Island Splash, a beach-y concoction made of Creole Shrubb (an orange liqueur), pomegranate liqueur, pineapple juice, and champagne. I have had mind-blowing great drinks in my day, so I am fairly critical when it comes to specialty cocktails. I felt the Island Breeze was a bit too sweet (mostly likely due to all the fruit infused liqueurs) and the pineapple juice was definitely not fresh from the fruit. The best part of the cocktail was the slice of grapefruit soaked in the drink; the slight bitter tanginess of the not quiet ripe grapefruit was a great offset to the overtly sweet cocktail. I did not have any food on this visit, because by the time I realized I was hungry, the kitchen at Clink (the adjacent restaurant) was already closed. Boo.

    12/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    8. The Jazz Master M.
    I stayed here on New Year's Eve, and was awoken at 7 am by something in our room buzzing. It wasn't a smoke detector, it wasn't a carbon monoxide dector, but something coming from behind the TV. We had to call the front desk to have them take care of it. It took them about 10 minutes to send someone, and then it took that person about 15 minutes to take care of it. I can't think of a worse time for this thing to start buzzing than 7 am on New Year's day, when I've paid twice the normal rack rate for this room. I was very upset and called the front desk to complain. The person was insincerely apologetic. He offered to comp me for the breakfast order I had placed the night before. I was fuming, and ready to leave the hotel but my partner just wanted to go back to sleep. When we received the comped breakfast the next morning, they messed up the order. To add insult to injury, they later billed my credit card for the comped breakfast! The food here is average, the room is average, but the service is abysmal.

    08/01/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    9. D P.
    Spent a night here with my wife just a month or so after it opened for business. Loved this hotel. Fantastic concept.  Great location... just by the station and great local restaurants near the hotel.  Just a few stations away from Harvard / MIT.  Wonderful rooms with spacious bathrooms.

    06/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    10. David B.
    I stayed here when I came for the Villanova vs. Duke March madness game. It was a nice hotel. The staff was perfect.

    06/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    11. Margie L.
    I didn't spend much time in the alibi or clink (bar/restaurant) but the hotel room was nice.
    I'd compare it to a Kimpton with less polished service. Here's what I mean:

    - get to hotel and carry in bags. Nice doorman opens the first of two heavy double doors. Second door is closing and he yells "Watch out for the door"? what? isn't that your job? seriously, I understand the double doors to keep in heat/cold but they're heavy.
    That was sorta the whole stay here. Someone would open the first of the doors but not the others. Seems little, maybe, but at Kimpton they'd be holding the doors and either welcoming you OR remembering you'd been staying there and welcoming you back.
    The same thing about reception. Instead of a long desk they have a few little ones. Sure, it's subtle and unobtrusive to those dining outside clink, but not so convenient for those staying at the hotel.
    The rooms are nice and have a bottle of water and tea, but you'd expect some perks if they're gonna have VOIP phones. Nothing in the rooms about phone charges but there is a wireless charge. (yeah, i realize most places have one but...)
    the rooms themselves are nice. Cute little touches throughout and really nice bathrooms. Housekeeping was excellent (seriously, did you really NEED to fold my dirty clothes on the floor?) but a little eager (yes, the door has the solitary (do not disturb) sign. So why are you knocking!)
    The place has a lot of potential once it warms up the service. And its location next to Mass General makes it ideal when visiting someone at the hospital (and they give a discount for hospital visitors, too). Really convenient to get to Logan, too.
    Would stay again if I was visiting mass general. Would maybe look into a kimpton if just visiting Boston.

    01/11/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    12. Melissa F.
    I have gone to the Liberty Hotel on two occasions. Both on Thursday nights to see the Fashionably LATE fashion show.  You can go up to the second floor to Clink and scope out the scene or you can relax on the outdoor patio at Alibi. Both times were so much fun and it will continue to be my Thursday night hang out spot.  Its totally chill, cool people, great drinks and one heck of an atmosphere!  Definitely recommend Thursdays!

    12/08/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    13. Joe R.
    Won this from an auction, and it was worth the small investment.  What a place.  The staff is great, the location cool.  But the shock was the great night life that takes place here with the bars and all the ladies.  We came back around 11pm from dinner, and my wife said it all.  'I feel like I'm from Nebraska.'  A way hip crowd with lots of noise.  Congrats on the great digs!!

    14/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    14. Anthony C.
    I have heard great things about this place all summer, so my friends and I decided to go here for NewYears.  As my 1st impression was not welcoming, I was there no longer than 3 minutes when our bags were immediately searched upon arrival, as no one else around us bags were searched.  They found a bottle of alcohol and some beers and we were told that these were not allowed on the premises as this was a state law.  My friends and I feel we were discriminated against because of our age, not one other person in the lobby had there bags checked.  Invasion of privacy without consent is illegal.  We had a hotel room for $400+ for the night plus cash bar, who isn't going to bring drinks to pre-game.  Also later during the night I order a round of shots, only to receive them in a collins glass warm. I laughed and told the bartender I would like the shots chilled, he said we don't do that hear its against our policy. BullSh!t...

    Aside from the bartender and the jerkoff who searched my bags everyone was supernice and the lobby, decor, and rooms were real nice and the bathrooms were rediculous.

    15/01/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    15. Jennifer W.
    Wow!  This place is awesome.  

    Rooms--large, very clean, very comfortable.

    Staff--amazing.  Very friendly and helpful.

    Food/Restaurants--fun, good food.

    Price--very reasonable for this high quality hotel

    Location--right at the end of Charles street shopping and walking distance to Boston Common and many other sites.

    08/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    16. Laura J.
    This place is an all time favorite.  I have been coming here for the past few years and always have a great time.  Whether it's on a weekend night and I'm up for some low key drinks and lounging outside on the patio or inside at the bar in Clink, or it's a weekend night and the d.j. is rocking out and the place is packed and everyone's always seems to be having such a great time.  It's such a great place to go and meet other young professionals or business professionals.  The bar staff are always super friendly and the drink menu is killer.  They have this cucumber martini I've tried to replicate on my own a few times, to no avail, but it's amazing.  The only downside is that sometimes they won't let you in if you're underdressed.  I came with friends on a weekday evening sometime and they wouldn't let us in because some of us had flip flops on, even though half the people inside were dressed in scrubs.  I think if you're up for a good time though and a night of good drinks, meeting people, and making friends, then this is a great spot.

    21/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    17. eli w.
    As long-term residents of the Liberty hotel we've grown to like it.  The neighborhood is great and Charles street has become a home away from home (LA).

    Some thoughts on the hotel:

    1.  The front desk staff and David the Concierge have been amazing.  
    2.  The housekeeping staff needs LOTS of improvement.  LOTS.  
    3.  Engineering staff have been great - fixed the TV late one night and helped to troubleshoot bad internet connections.
    4.  Our room in the tower of the hotel has been great.  Make sure to request the river side of the hotel because the other one faces the MGH construction.  
    5.  Clink (see separate review) is ok.
    6.  Scampo (see separate review) is really good.
    7.  Bed isn't really that comfortable.  Not nearly as good as the Heavenly beds that so many properties seem to have these days.  Big miss here guys that could so easily be fixed.  Actually bought our own mattress pad.  Lame.
    8.  Molton Brown products are nice.  
    9.  I don't think it is appropriate to call them out by name, but unfortunately there are two accented women at the concierge desk that are surprisingly rude and less than helpful.  Such a surprise since the gentlemen that work the desk have been nothing but stellar.

    A better bed and a MUCH, MUCH, MUCH better housekeeping staff would earn another star.

    Also...

    -Thurs-Fri-Sat nights are CRAZY at the bar.  If you're guest of the hotel it can be extremely difficult to get served as you're mixed in with the rest of the crowds.
    -The line of people waiting outside the velvet ropes in front of the hotel is a little silly.
    -On busy nights there are hosts placed outside the front door and again inside at the bottom of the escalators who do their best to sort hotel guests from the crowds looking to have a drinks in the lobby.  Being from LA where this is an issue at most hip hotels, I realize that this can be difficult.  That said, however, they tend to be rude and pushy with hotel guests.  Unfortunately, this has happened to us on multiple occasions.   3 times.  Enough already - we're just trying to get to our room!!!!!!

    02/10/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    18. Bora U.
    What an interesting concept. A jailhouse transformed into a trendy hotel.  I can't attest to the actual hotel experience because my friend took me there to just have drinks with some Boston European networking group gathering. When we got out of the taxi I really thought this was like some red carpet event - velvet ropes and big buys with ear pieces. When I went in the music was thumping and I just saw people lounging about all over the place. There is a bar in the hotel lobby along with another one on the second floor balcony that looks over the lobby. Both bar areas were a little crowded for my taste but the overall concept was fun. It was an enjoyable evening of double kisses on the cheek, people watching, and wine spilling on my shoe...shouldn't every Friday night be that way?

    20/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    19. Carl L.
    Staying in the Liberty was a treat, pure and simple. The service was top-notch, the atmosphere was eclectic and terrific, the food and drink were fantastic. The location at the foot of Beacon Hill makes it a little tough to get to, but a perfect place to start a run or a walk. We'll return.

    23/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    20. Alexandra C.
    I love this place. I've only been here for drinks but it's so beautiful and unique, I just love coming here. Pricey, but I think it's worth the atmosphere =)

    23/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    21. Mark W.
    Great place to stay in Boston, lots of history in this old Boston jail now a luxury hotel. The service is excellent and the rooms are large and well furnished. Great lobby lounge.

    30/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    22. Audrey L.
    Breathtaking lobby! Fine rooms. Nothing to gripe about, but nothing to write home about either. Clean, modern amenities. MOLTON BROWN bath products are a nice touch.

    17/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    23. JP N.
    Staying here now. Checking out tomorrow thankfully. Room service is terrible. The staff is cold and stupid to boot. The goons that work the front door in the evening hours are silly and annoying. They're obviously there to admit patrons to the bar downstairs and enforce their dress code (which is a joke). My wife and I went to the Red Sox game last night and were obviously dressed casually. Upon returning to the hotel around 11:30 PM one bouncer who we've seen and made eye contact with for the past 4 nights now, actually attempted to put his hand on my chest to stop me from proceeding and was about to tell me we didn't meet the dress code. At which point I glared at him in a way that he knew he better not put his hand on me. He had a generally shite attitude. At some point it registered in that very small brain of his that we on our way back to our room, as opposed to trying to enter their wanna be chic bar. I live in Laguna Beach, CA where there are tons of chic, suave places to eat and drink. The bar downstairs (Alibi Lounge) is a nice place. It hardly deserves the bouncers and fantasy red carpet scene they've concocted.  I travel 200 days per year for work and I stay at a lot of Starwood properties. They call this a luxury collection hotel which is a joke. This place is nothing like other 5 or 6 star properties I've stayed at. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place but it's more like a W Hotel, not a St. Regis or the U.S. Grant in San Diego. The restaurant Clink is understaffed and the food is okay. I don't write reviews on Yelp, I think it's the second one I've ever written? It's 9:30 AM and I'm laying bed as I type this on my iPhone. I could not wait to wake up and write the review. I don't ever complain, ever. Life's too short to get mired in bitching and whining. Somehow this place motivated me to come out of my shell. Nuff said.

    07/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    24. John H.
    Was married there on Saturday, 10/9/10.  The staff was amazing, from Chris at the front door to Dakota and Michael at the front desk, Justin at the bar, Kate the wedding/catering person, to the woman that was singing our names when she dropped off champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our room after dinner.  Several guests said if was the best wedding they had attended, the service, the food, the atmosphere exceeded our expectations.  Can't wait to return as a married couple.  We live in Albany, NY, after the event everyone understood why we had chosen this venue.

    12/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    25. Lil Z.
    Not the place for you if you enjoy good cocktails.  I ordered a Vesper and was met with a blank stare followed by a  "we don't have that last thing" when I listed the ingredients.  (For the record: 2 oz gin, 1 oz vodka, 1/2 oz Lillet blanc.  Up with a twist of lemon.  Try it!)   I got a perfectly serviceable if hellaciously expensive gin martini, and my sister got one of their specialty drinks that tasted really remarkably reminiscent of Kool-aid.  

    Plus I find the whole conceit of a hotel in an old prison really . . . icky.  Poor people's lives were ruined there, it just seems like a slap in their faces to convert it to a swank bar where rich people can enjoy having no real problems together.

    04/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    26. Mark B.
    I just had a great 2 night stay here.  The hotel is uber cool (I know that "chill" would have worked here too but I'm targeting my generation with this review).  This used to be the Boston City Jail and they've done a masterful job converting it to a luxury hotel.

    The room was fantastic with a separate shower and bath (actually, these were in the bathroom), flat screen TV, hand lotion that actually works for more than 5 seconds, huge, comfortable beds with great pillows, and quiet.  The service was first class too.

    I had one of my "old school" moments whenever I returned to the hotel at night because the place was packed with Boston's finest young professionals (and I wanted to go back in time).   Evidently, offline meat markets still exist.  This was definitely the place to be if you're a member of the 20 or 30 something demographic.

    07/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    27. Lauren W.
    This is a really cool hotel -- yes, it used to be a jail, but beyond the play-on-words naming and some bars on the windows here and there (not on the windows to your room, thank goodness!), it's a pretty run-of-the-mill luxury hotel.  The rooms are very nice -- spacious and quiet, with big, comfy beds and luxurious bathrooms.  Complimentary champagne on arrival is a nice touch, and the service is very friendly.  

    Room service was so-so, but it pretty much always is -- I've never really enjoyed a room service meal, so take that with a grain of salt.  It's probably got something to do with paying $40 for an invariably mediocre meal (including delivery fee and service charge)... but that's not a problem unique to the Liberty Hotel.

    Workout facilities were nice (and empty on a weekday evening), with free FIji water provided.  

    The location is good, too -- convenient to the financial district (it's a 15-20 minute walk), right across the street from the red line and close to shopping and restaurants in Beacon Hill.

    All in all, a very good experience, and I'll plan on staying here when I'm in Boston again.

    07/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    28. Katie F.
    I love this place!  I have been coming here since it opened back in 2007.  It's a great place for locals to visit for drinks and dinner (excellent people watching and amazing service).  I stayed here when my condo had some work done and the rooms are as nice as the lobby - the quilted blankets are to die for.  To cap it off, you can bring your dog.  It's like home but nicer.

    20/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    29. Anna L.
    This hotel used to be a jail?  That sort of creeps me out.  That being said the only visible remnants of the jail-past were some of the barred windows and the "solitary" sign for do not disturb.   Otherwise, the rooms itself reminded me of any nice modern trendy hotel complete with large bathrooms.  I'd go back again (as long as I wasn't paying for it)

    09/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    30. Philip D.
    Coolest hotel I've ever stayed at. You walk inside and the feeling of the old prison building surrounds you. The bars and restaurants are great, the rooms are very nice with minibars and luxurious bathrooms, and the service is amazing too. I stayed here almost a week and did not want to leave. And coming to Boston and staying in such a cool historic building - renovated to include modern rooms - is awesome!

    08/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    31. Billy Su B.
    directions for use:

    1. gather some sticks  
    2. herd gaggle of friends into hotel
    3. rent VIP suite [use monopoly money if necessary]
    4. administer alcohol generously
    5. repeat
    6. apply loud music
    7. firmly station both legs in fancy pants
    8. party your face off
    9. document
    10. conclude with drunken poker circa 5 a.m.

    warning: may cause stomach pain, scandal, dizziness, foolishness, bad judgment, tomfoolery, twisted ankles, extreme happiness, smelliness, exhaustion, nausea, headache, memory loss, euphoria, embarrassment, face on toilette seat, extreme impropriety, fabulousness, false sense of invincibility, desire to fly, or scabby knee.

    DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LIBERTY.

    [thanks for a new years to conquer all new years liberty, you are just so so fancy and fun]

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    29/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    32. AG D.
    This has to be the most dog-friendly hotel I have ever encountered, but it's much more than hotel.  Yappier Hour Wednesdays  (seasonal) are the BEST, providing a large fenced in area for our pup to play in, complete with lounging couches and cocktails for me!  Noticeably, the prissy attitude you find at other Boston luxury hotels is completely absent from the friendly Liberty atmosphere.  On top of the Wednesday puppy play hour, this hotel offer tons of other community events, including free lectures on current health topics by world-renowned physicians, free film screenings, and free yoga. Did I mention it's all free! I don't know how they do it, but I love it!

    07/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    33. A N.
    Fun  hotel, nice bars and restuarants, and amazing nye party. def  recommend it.  they even have doggy play  groups for neighbors and guests.

    20/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    34. Event M.
    I have had two business meetings at the Liberty Hotel (including hotel stays) the last couple of months.  The first time, I had a wonderful experience.  The front desk was very attentive, and the glass of champagne was a nice touch.  I loved that the room was "customized" for me.  It was nice to see my name on the TV and the phone.  The room was nice, and I loved the bathrooms.  The only con the first time I stayed there, was the bed.  It is way too firm.  I would think that in a luxury hotel, they would have better mattresses.  It felt almost like I am laying on a floor.  
    Business wise:  Great experience.  The rooms were bright, and didnt have a feel of a meeting room.  The selection of catered food was great (more than your usual deli sandwiches), especially the breakfast!  We did have a difficult time of other people from other meetings who kept eating our food.  But the catering manager made sure we were compensated for that situation.
    The 2nd time was not that great of an experience.  My room was actually bigger this time, and i loved it (I recommend the corner rooms, you have windows all around!), but while the TV "welcomed" me, the phones were programmed to welcome someone else.  Also, our room keys did not work, and we had to go back down and get them replaced 3 times.  The front desk ended up coming up to let us in, but never gave us the new card keys, so we had to go back down stairs and get them.  It's frustrating when you have dinner plans, but you have to wait an extra 30 minutes just to get into your room.  Also, probably the worst experience was the valet.  The day I checked out, I gave the ticket to the lady that was running the valet.  I had to wait over 30 minutes to get my car.  In fact, everyone else who was after me, who gave their tickets, got their car in 5 minutes, but for some reason they "lost my ticket".  I was very upset, and they were not even apologetic about it.

    So normally this place would get 5 starts.  But the check in experience (keys not working) and ESPECIALLY the valet brought this down to 4 stars.  I would bring it down to 3, but I am hoping that my last experience is just that...last experience ever, and that they will provide the great quality and care that I received the first time

    09/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    35. danielle a.
    This hotel is seriously swanky. Used to be a prison and man they play up the ex-con thing--the hotel bar is called "Clink". With that gimmickyness, though, there also comes a rap sheet full of interesting history (couldn't resist) and the old prison bones make for an architecturally unique and visually arresting space (couldn't resist that one either). It's so beautiful inside. The beds were cozy. The mini bar came in handy without being tooooo expensive. The bathroom was lovely. The staff was so awesome, so awesome. They were beyond helpful with restaurant recommendations, bar/lounge advice and were always full of smiles and compliments. I want to go back to boston to stay here again for more nights in beacon hill, which wasn't far at all from all the neighborhoods and things anyone could want to see and do in boston. Also, it's walking distance to Boston Commons which is perfect for walking and soaking up boston.

    14/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    36. Shane H.
    This is a cool place but also slightly weird.  The bar on the ground level feels like a prison - and that's because it used to BE a prison.

    I had a good time here. Interesting crowd - very Boston-esque. It's hard to find a cab after closing though and on a cold night that sucks.

    24/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    37. Courtney P.
    I went here on a Thursday. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous & the lobby area has a very unique look. All in all, I was not impressed with the people. They all look like they have money and are just there to be seen. I'm the type of girl who'd rather get drunk and go dancing at a dive bar than to stand around and let people judge me while I sip my dirty martini.

    I would stay at the hotel but I won't be back for a night on the town.

    02/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    38. Rachel H.
    Went for drinks at the lobby bar last night and was reminded what I do and don't like about this place. The large atrium is pretty and the retrofitting nicely done. It's attractive enough to dress up for but chill enough to arrive in nice jeans. Too much of a pick up seen for me but should be good if you're interested in meeting someone.

    26/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    39. Jennifer H.
    I want to go here every weekend. Fabulous people at a fabulous bar!

    05/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    40. Ryan B.
    One Hotel that is almost too cool for Boston!  This place really has something for everyone.  Our company had it holiday party in West Ceder, one of their banquet rooms.  The space was perfect and food was exceptional.  

    The lobby is amazing!  The old building is beautiful and kept enough history and added enough modern influences to create a great environment.  

    We stayed the night in one of the rooms in the "tower" it was spacious and impeccably clean.  The in room bar is stocked with high end booze and even the mixers to create such drinks as cosmopolitans.  They even had a tasteful, discrete , useful "Adult" sexuality kit if you find yourself getting frisky and need a few common necessities.  

    Even if I had NOT bumped into Tim Wakefield and Christopher Walken while I was at the Liberty it would still get 5 stars.

    23/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    41. Aretha B.
    I stayed at the liberty last night and was totally wowed! The escalators are so fresh looking, and you go up to the lobby while looking at a gorgeous, multi design tile slide thing. The look of this place is so vast and open, I loved it.

    The room!! We stayed in one of the corner suites (room 1301) and it was AMAZING. The bedroom was in the corner of the building and it had two walls floor to ceiling that were windows with simply the best view of boston, the charles, and cambridge that I have ever seen. Pull back the shades and it's like you're sleeping at the top of the hub or something!!

    The bathroom had a deep soaking tub, and one of those nice trays that goes across, which contained a washcloth, a wrapped soap, a fresh hand loofah, and molton brown bath and hair products. Mmmmmm. Molton Brown.

    The bathroom also had a sexy floor to ceiling view of the city. Were I designing the room, I would've had the bathtub facing the city view.

    I would stay here again in a heartbeat. This would be the PERFECT suite to stay in and have a 4th of july party, to watch the fireworks. Ahhhhh the view!

    02/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    42. Susan N.
    This hotel is totally hip cute.  When you walk in, you look up past the escalators and can see the framework of the former prison housed here.  The rooms themselves are nice.  The top floors have a gorgeous view overlooking the Charles and Cambridge.  They're also quite spacious.  Well, spacious enough to fit 20 people for an after party.

    15/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    43. Kristen O.
    I loved the HBO series OZ.  It made me want to commit a major felony, file my fingernails into razor-sharp weapons,  become a corrupt Corrections Officer, and seduce maniacal (but hot) killer Chris Keller.

    Alas, I'm way too law-abiding.

    But here, free from the fear of Aryans or Italians, under a chandelier of shackles, feet from the spot where a inmate once offed himself using the lens of his glasses, an LED light glowed green through original prison bars.

    I watched my boyfriend's co-workers channel Jennifer Beals on the ballroom dance floor, drank Poison Poinsettia cocktails, didn't have to wear an orange jumpsuit, and got to go home at the end of the night.

    16/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    44. Arestia R.
    The Liberty Hotel has provided excellent service for my party.  I've worked on two movie productions in town where our cast and crew have stayed here and they've always been incredibly helpful.  They greet everyone by their name and know their likes, sometimes even offering special tickets to our party that the hotel gets.  I know they are extended stay guests, but they always go out of their way to be helpful and are always prompt at answering our needs.  

    Not only that, but the place is beautiful.  It is truly stunning and has a wonderful vibe, like something out of a more glamorous era.  The rooms are a little small, but that is to be expected in a place that looks like a prison!  Still, it is very nice and perfectly comfortable.  The lobby bar is always in full swing and we have such a great time just hanging out.  

    Great crowd, great service, great time.  Highly recommend.

    21/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    45. Julie C.
    came here for a Halloween charity event to benefit camp Harborview. it was soo awesome. it was on the top floor looking down at the hotel and open bar! score! plsu what a great cause this was for.
    the night was awesome, so many ppl in cool costume, even had the pleasure of having Dick Friedman take a group pic of me and my friends.
    the liberty hotel is soo classy and beautiful.

    03/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    46. Kim B.
    The Liberty is one of my favorite hotels ever. I had originally booked my room directly through them, only to find a few days later that there was a special on JetBlue's website for the same at $100 cheaper. I contacted the Liberty Reservations staff, who were more than happy to meet the reduced rate.

    The room is spacious compared to other 4-star establishments where I've stayed for comparable (or more) money. There was a nice soaking tub in my room as well that I enjoyed using every night of my trip. The location was great for me, as I was visiting a friend in Cambridge and could walk right across the bridge. I also easily walked to Boston Common (stopping at cute shops on Charles Street on the way there) via and could grab a snack at the Whole Foods just a few blocks away.

    I will definitely stay here again.

    07/06/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    47. Giovannah C.
    I stayed at The Liberty Hotel last night courtesy of my boyfriend via way of birthday surprise.

    This former prison turned 4 star boutique hotel is nothing short of spectacular! It's a prefect juxtaposition of an incorporated pragmatic structure into a modern day beacon of hipness.  Upon entering, the breath taking lobby is infused with natural light from giant widows surrounding the 90 foot high elevated atrium. (all original parts of the building's design)

    The prison's original catwalks where preserved to allow guests a picture-esque mezzanine style walk around the circumference of the lobby, adorned with giant hanging black steel chandeliers.

    They also offer a VEUVE CLICQUOT station smack in center of the lobby where guests are invited to sip pre/post anytime bubbly goodness!

    The Liberty Hotel houses three restaurant bars, which unfortunately I did have the time to visit. Yelp will have to wait for that one.
    The rooms are small and the decor is rather minimal, however the technological accommodations are seriously up to par with lounging whims. Offering hi speed internet, touch screen phones, hi def flat screen tvs with video in and out puts for computers, ipods, pdas etc....

    Conveniently located at the foot of Beacon Hill facing the Charles River, this hotel is prefect for a weekend get away or impressing out-of-towners with a keen sense of style!

    By far the best hotel in Boston as of yet.

    13/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    48. Rhea B.
    I love this place, especially the courtyard and their Yappy Hour on Wednesdays in the summer!

    10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    49. Dominique D.
    Beautiful building,  audacious restoration but very very poor service!
    We arrived late in the night and the room they gave us was just a standard one and not the corner room we've booked. We asked to be changed, they made us wait a long time, gave us another room in the old part but it wasn't what we've booked. The hotel was over crowded with a wedding and the staff didn't absolutely care about our reservation.
    There was no water in the mini bar and after our call they came twice with one hour delay to bring some!
    This hotel is a great place to see and be seen but absolutely not a luxury hotel with the expected service. As we say in France completely "bling bling"!

    20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    50. Erin B.
    For my birthday I wanted to go on a little vacation in the city which we do from time to time.  So, even though I live a mile away, we checked in for a night at the liberty and it really felt like we actually got away!  They gave us complimentary cava at check-in (very appropriate for a birthday celebration or just because!) and the room was beautiful.  I think the bathroom was bigger than my living room in our apartment.  Part of the appeal of the hotel is that it use to be an old jail.  Very fun to just walk around and read some of the history.  I didn't pay for the room so I can't speak to cost, but I will say that I would love to go back and highly recommend for visitors as it is near lots of great things (Beacon Hill, MGH stop on red-line, short walk to Boston Garden).

    25/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    51. Christian R.
    My family stayed in two rooms at the Liberty while visiting for my graduation in June, 2008 and the place was fantastic.  

    Hotel: Decor is amazing, concierge very helpful (gave me run route, directions to nearby late-night restaurants), and hotel guests can walk ANYONE they want in, no matter how packed the place is, at night to the bars/clubs inside which are extremely fun (but a tad pricey)

    Accommodations: Super comfortable beds, 'smart' telephones with local built in directory, spacious rooms, comfortable fully stocked bathrooms, great minibar, reasonably priced room service, flat screen TV, work desk, great lighting

    Location: Right off the Red Line @ Charles where the Longfellow ends.  Lots of cabs, although I occasionally had to wait a few minutes for one.  Great restaurants / bars nearby and the park is within walking distance.

    And for what it is, I think it's priced extremely reasonably.  Will be recommending to all my future guests.

    31/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    52. Pink G.
    How else can I sing praises to this gem in the heart of Boston. When you first step out the taxi you are immediately in awe of the historical architecture. It might have had a depressing past but one cannot dismiss that this is definitely a living art that has graced the city for hundreds of years, earlier as a symbol of justice and now a landmark of the city's hospitality for visiting tourist and locals alike. Then you are greeted by the most inviting and courteous staff, true that they are in the business but this service is world-class and you can tell that you are willing to go beyond the call of duty.

    As I walked in with some hesitation on how it might look or feel like inside (I mean it was after all was a prison and a site of numerous executions!), one is just amazed on the exceptional work the developer have done with the exterior on painstakingly scraping the dirt and the paint to expose the wonderful granite and the artistic interior character of the building. It might seem dark, because what was once a catwalk for guards are now levels of entertaining space. The gigantic iron chandeliers blend in with the warm interior of the whole lobby which was decorated by oversize comfortable leather chairs. At night it turns in to a club scene with locals and seems like a very happening place as they populate the area.

    I made it up to room to rest my tired feet, the room was nice and chic, with its modern amenities like the VoiceIP phone that displays your name and you can access to the latest whether, flight information and you can even shop for souvenirs yet kept that old charm to remind you what this place was in the past. The personalized flat screen TV displays zen like pictures as you listen to some spa like music, which instantly relaxes you from you tired journey. When I walked in the bathroom and instantly feel in love with how they laid it out. Spacious, decorated modern chic, separate tub and shower and thought to myself, I can live here or the next time just come back to rent the bathroom!

    While this might be enough to convince anyone to stay at this hotel, I saved the best of last. The view from my 12th floor window was just breath taking over looking the Charles River; the vivid colorful city came to life - it was picture perfect.

    02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    53. Stefanie O.
    My first experience with the Liberty was when I took my then fiance there for brunch at Clink on his birthday. As a Criminal Justice professional (and an even bigger CJ nerd) I was beyond thrilled that we were eating at a spot transformed from the Charles Street Jail into a gorgeous hotel. They totally play on the jail theme and they do an awesome job - it is cool without feeling hokey or like a theme park - and with names like Clink and Alibi for their restaurant and bar,  it just doesn't get any better. The food at Clink was delicious, and I have since been back with my mom when she was visiting for pre-wedding preparations. We again got wonderful service and great food, and my mom had a great time reading about the history of the jail.
    Fast forward some months and my new husband and I decided to stay there on our wedding night. I had toured one of the corner suites with my mom, but settled on a regular, but still gorgeous room, during my reservation due to the $400 price difference. However, when we arrived from our wedding reception, we found that not only had they upgraded us for free to a corner suite, it was the room that was almost completely windows - we had a view of the entire city on one wall and the Charles and the Esplanade out of the other. It was absolutely stunning. As if that wasn't the most awesome thing they could have done, they also had a complimentary bottle of champagne and strawberries ready for us. The room was beautiful, the tub was like a Roman bath, and the huge bed was exactly what we needed after the biggest day of our live. It was absolutely perfect.
    I would have been a patron of their bars and restaurants even before this huge treat, but now my husband and I plan on making our stay there a tradition, and with so many awesome packages (they even have a Celtics package), I think we will be spending a lot of fun evenings there in the future. Huge thanks to all the Staff for everything they did for us that night - it will not be forgotten!

    01/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    54. Jay S.
    Front desk was so friendly, building is beautiful. Very nicely apportioned room with a great view of Boston. Champagne upon checking in a nice touch. Highly recommend!

    12/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    55. Jessica S.
    Great place to go on the weekends. Great crowd. Expensive Drinks. A lot of fun. I will definitely return.

    08/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    56. Annette M.
    This place is a little over rated and hyped. The food and drinks are good but it has that typical Boston bar feel and some of the staff can be a bit snippy! Worth checking out once or twice.
    Now, I have not tried staying over night so I can't comment on the rooms. But, the staff at the front desk always seems pleasant.

    26/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    57. Forrest C.
    The girlfriend and I have been obsessed with MTM-managed properties since our stay at the Hotel 1000 in Seattle back in early-2007.  That stay was wonderful.  This stay, however, was sublime.

    The hotel is a renovated prison - all big stone block and wooden beams.  And despite its history, it's ridiculously gorgeous, though one gets the distinct sense that it was a similarly ridiculously inhospitable place to dwell in before the renovation - even for high-security prisoners.

    That said, the space is as wonderfully designed as one would expect from a MTM managed property.  This isn't to say that the specific brand doesn't have anything to do with quality, but MTM has rather exclusive taste, and exclusive this is...

    First, the location.  The Liberty Hotel is situated at the base of Beacon Hill, on the Charles River, a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Cambridge and pretty damned close to just about everything else you'd want to see in Boston.  Neither of us were too familiar with the city, but getting around was a cinch (much easier than NYC or SF from a congestion stand-point - on par with Chicago).

    Now for the lobby.  Vaulted ceilings of massive height greet you as you progress up the ground floor escalator (the ground floor is event space and parking).  Upon check in, we were provided with a complimentary glass of champagne (ok, we were hooked after this, so take everything else with a grain of salt) - Veuve Brut Rose, which is a favorite of ours - and shown to our rooms by ridiculously polite staff.  Seriously, you'd kill for this kind of demeanor in San Francisco.  

    Now, directly across the lobby from the check-in counter is an old cell-block that now serves as a restaurant - the brunch served there is unreal - TRY IT.  Between the two are a full bar and a champagne bar (these are put to full use on weekend nights, as the entire place becomes a fantastic, and I do mean FANTASTIC, club).  But no stench of stale liquor lingers - only dark, thick, clean carpet, cold stone walls, and warm wooden beams.  There isn't anything like it - it's worth the price of admission.

    Onto the rooms - clean, well appointed with Molton Brown soaps and shampoos, dark colored shades and bed-coverings that well match the ambiance of the place (I swear it isn't drab in the least).  Ample lighting, a very nice flat screen, and a wonderful view of the Charles River made for an extremely relaxing dwelling.  Nothing you don't want, without lacking anything you do.  It was just perfect.

    The room service, however, was NOT perfect.  In fact, and despite the superior quality of the hotel restaurant, the food we ordered was decidedly substandard.  My steak lacked flavor, was overcooked by a mile, and came smothered in some god-forsaken sauce that I wouldn't wish upon the meat of my worst enemy.  Her dish was no better - dried out fish, bad soup, and the salad.  Ugh.  So disappointing.

    BUT, the only reason we ordered room service in the first place was because we were tired as hell - otherwise we would have gone out and this wouldn't have been an issue.

    A Final Word About the Weekend Scene: IT ROCKS.  Perhaps I've been in San Francisco too long - the clubs here suck ass - but I was taken with how awesome the lobby club scene was on Saturday night.  Two levels of lounge + an amazing main venue in the great hall (lobby).  It's hard to envision until you're there - line out the door, red carpet rolled out, Champagne flowing for all to enjoy.  Truly the highlight of our stay there.

    She's headed back this weekend with a co-worker for a quick stay - I'm jealous as hell here in S.F.  Stay there if you can...

    09/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    58. d f.
    Very nice rooms -- enjoyed my stay.  Check-in process can be confusing if there is a line as it is in the open lobby where people are standing around having drinks.

    12/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    59. Tony A.
    Classy , Lovely and a great place to get a drink on thursday  !!!!

    T

    31/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    60. Heidi L.
    Finally decided to switch from the Holiday Inn to The Liberty this week and WOW...what's wrong with me?  Why did I stay at the Holiday Inn all this time?

    From the moment the valet guys open the front door for you, you're treated like a star.  I had to skip on the complimentary champagne when I checked in since I had work that night but man, everything is top-notch.  My room is fabulously simple yet has everything I need.  I'm excited to take a nice warm bubble bath one of these days after my long night shifts at MGH.  The bed is wonderfully comfy, I sleep like a rock here as compared to the dorm rooms at the Holiday Inn.  I even ordered room service for the first time EVER and the lady who brought it up was sooooooo nice (haha, yes we chatted for a few minutes).  I ordered a Liberty Burger with cheddar, bacon, and avocado...yum!  Loaded on a brioche bun and with a side of skinny fries, it was very tasty (so much that it's going on my burger list!).  I think you can order this at Clink too.  My one complaint is that the view is not great if you're facing the hospital.  I swear if I leave the curtain open, the people in the Eye and Ear building can totally watch me.

    I leave for work around 6:45pm which is unfortunate because I see all these dressed up people in the lobby or at Clink and Alibi grabbing a drink.  This definitely seems to be a place to be seen so put on your game face when you're here.

    11/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    61. Jesal P.
    Sure I'd been to the Liberty Hotel before. As a young and hip (at least I like to think) Bostonian, I had been to Alibi, Clink, Scampo and Yoga at the Yard. But only during a recent stay did I realize how amazing the Liberty really is. It exudes character, class and cool. The cool begins when you climb your way up to the concierge and check-in on the 2nd floor. At all hours of the day and night, you are greeted by a lobby full of locals and visitors sipping on cocktails (from Liberty Bar) while a member of the staff hands you a glass of champagne and a key card. The class continues when you enter your room: a relatively spacious place with a big bed and free wi-fi. The room itself is nice, but the best part is the bathroom: Molten Brown products, bath robes already in the room, two large mirrors with space to put things in front of them and a full length mirror just outside the bathroom (ladies get why this is important) - and a  bath tub separate from the shower (it just calls out for a bubble bath).

    Though you'll be comfortable in the room, there are plenty of things to do in the hotel. In the morning, you can choose to booze it up at the Bloody Mary bar, in the lobby at Clink or over brunch at Scampo. Or you can make a healthy choice by taking advantage of complimentary yoga at the Yard, complimentary bike rentals or the 24-hour fitness center. If you're new to Boston, you can book a free guided tour of Beacon hill. There are also events going on all the time that appeal to different crowds (foodie events on Mondays, art events on Tuesdays, music events on Wednesdays, fashion events on Thursdays and more).

    I can't say that I ordered a ton of room service, but what I ordered was pretty good. A late night pizza was satisfying and an ice cream sundae was to die for.

    And though the hotel pays homage to its roots as a prison, it isn't gimmicky or over done in any way (I'm looking at you W). The theme adds character and a playfulness to the look and feel of the hotel.

    21/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    62. Joe A.
    This is a review of their lounge area and not the hotel:

    I went to the Liberty for a birthday party last night. The architecture here is pretty darn cool. They had live music playing, a little too loud in my taste, but was cool. We got to hang out on the catwalk which was fun. We had our own little area so we weren't bunched in with a million other people. Very cool looking place.

    The reason for the 2 is... Number one, THEY ONLY STOCK 3 DIFFERENT BEERS! Being in Boston with all those people there you'd think they would stock more than 3 beers. When I asked the waitress why, she said cause they make here pull her own drink orders and she can only manage carrying three different beers at a time. The gratuity was included and I can understand why. The waitress seemed over worked and wasn't able to attend to just our section which made her appearances pretty low in number so she would end up suffering in tips if gratuity wasn't included. I ordered a Whale's Tale pale ale which I didn't finish due to the fact that it was terrible. It had a gross after taste and tasted like seltzer water according to a buddy of mine. To top it off, the beer was $7 for a small glass. My wife's glass of wine was also expensive and gross tasting.
    It took me 15 minutes to figure out how to get to the catwalk which was aggravating. Would it kill them to hang up a sign?
    All in all I don't think I'd go back there unless to maybe try out one of the hotel rooms but I'm assuming they're way out of my price range. Parking is horrible as well but then again it is Boston.

    05/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    63. Laura G.
    When my roommate and I want to get all fancy and drink 12 dollar drinks, we used to head to The Liberty Hotel. The first time we ventured here we had a fabulous time mingling with a young crowd. However, two pitfalls. First, some of the women were dressed in cheap-trying-look-expensive hooker wear. Ex: fur coats and butt-baring shorts. Second, I order a blueberry vodka martini. The bartender gave me chilled blueberry stoli in a martini glass. Ah, no. Thanks for ruining favored vodka for me.

    The second time we went back the lounge downstairs was empty on a Friday night. We had a drink and dipped because we were just bored. I'm currently looking for a new place to buy my 12 dollar martini's.

    07/01/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    64. Aga D.
    I can only attest to my experience in the lobby/lounge area as I've never checked out the rooms myself.... although I should since the place is swank to the max.  I've been here only once but I'm impressed by how nice the whole place is.  I've grown out of my club-hopping days and prefer more chill lounge-type joints so this place hits the spot just right.  Hard to imagine that such a nice-looking hotel used to be a prison.

    I definitely recommend Thursday nights.  They apparently have random fashion models walking around the lobby and posing on top of podiums and just pose for moments on end.  Very cool idea since I don't mind having eye candy walking around in three inch heels while I have a drink or two with friends.  I recommend getting your drinks from Clink upstairs since Alibi downstairs tends to be too crowded for my claustrophobic comfort.  Beer was pretty cheap (under $5) but the mixed drinks were a bit pricey ($9+) being of broke grad student status.  They played decent old school jams throughout the night with random house tracks here and there.

    The crowd tends to be professional yuppies in their late twenties, early thirties.  It was just a little disturbing to see older men (ie. in their forties) trying to get their mack on but I guess it comes with me joining an older age bracket now.  I'll definitely take my out-of-town friends to this place whenever I can.  Not too stuffy and decent enough for people who graduated out of the club scene... like me!

    28/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    65. Dennis D.
    7 pillows + me = 5 stars

    10/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    66. Drqsn D.
    Stayed in this GREAT historical hotel in the best location w river views. There was a very  well attended fashion show. Every night there was an event turning the lobby to a club. We ate dinner at the restaurant called Clink, had drinks in Alibi and a delicious lunch at Scampo. My only gripe is housekeeping was not at the level that it should be. The front door staff should be more welcoming but the place is busy  Overall I enjoyed my stay and loved the bartender at the lobby bar, Poppy aka Juan Carlos.

    18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    67. Boozefighter C.
    This place is pretty freakin' rad. The only thing that ticks me off is for as much as you pay for a room here, you shouldn't have to pay an extra $43 a day to park a car there.  Not to mention there is NO free public parking anywhere near. Other than that, cool history and vibe. They food establishments inside are also WAY overpriced.  But I enjoyed my stay outside of those two things.

    24/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    68. Dorian G.
    Just as the 3 star description says...its A-OK.

    We pulled up at noon, although the check-in time is at 3pm. The valet guy gave us hard time about parking for 5 minutes so we could run in to see if we could check-in ("oh, there's no way a room will be open now. we were booked solid last night."). He let us, and in the end and guess what...they had a room for us. Check-in was smooth. The guy at the desk was polite, offered champagne or sparkling lemonade. The room was on the 5th floor, overlooking Storrow, MEEI and a bit of the river. We could hear some traffic but that doesnt bother me. I love those sounds.

    The bathrooms are really nice. Molton Brown bath products, giant towels, and and super-fluffy robes to use.

    The bed linens are super soft, but I woke up with a back ache. Maybe the mattresses are too soft or something.

    Based on some of the previous comments from Yelpers:
    1. yes, the TVs are too small for the room. They just get lost on a giant beige wall. I had to squint to read the tiny type in the guide.
    2. We couldnt here the noise in the main lobby bar, but we did have some rowdy neighbors. Around midnight, we heard small children shouting in the hallway and some partygoers heading out. That's not the hotel's fault though...some people are just rude.
    3. We also had a fire alarm....WHEN I WAS IN THE SHOWER. Which by the way, had I been traveling alone I would not have heard. My husband came in the bathroom to tell me the fire alarm was going off. We didn't have to leave the building, but the alarm was confusing in that we didnt need to evacuate.

    All in all, a nice overnight getaway for us. We didnt take advantage of the any of the bars/restaurants on the property. We've been to Scampo before for dinner, and the bars just aren't our thing. We were just looking for a grown-up night away from our toddler.

    21/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    69. Shannon M.
    I would like to give a loud shout of approval for this fun hotel. Our new go-to for Boston.  The whole experience from the champagne welcome to the cool history of the place (former county jail) to the impecable room layout and amenities was just top notch.  We did not go top drawer-- opting for a Superior room rather than Deluxe or other--and the experience was still wonderful.  Various bar and dining options makes this a perfect spot for business travelers or for snuggling in and enjoying the hotel experience.  I don't give 5 stars because I'm just sure I've lived that large yet--it could be 5 stars.

    18/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    70. Maria B.
    I've been here several times and always have had a great time. I've been to Alibi, Clink and the Liberty Hotel Ball Room respectively.

    Alibi- great service, the waitresses and bartenders always give great recommendations and the drinks and atmosphere is fantastic

    Clink- had dinner here. Realized that I despise Tuna Tartare. But again, the service was great.

    Liberty Hotel Ball Room- perhaps my favorite? I don't know. I went here Saturday night for I guess a Valentine's Day themed event. Whatever- my friend and I just wanted to dance. The enticing sounds of music and purple lighting lured us into the Ball Room where we found a dancefloor full of people, a bar, and a DJ. Perfect- a recipe for a good time in my eyes.

    The DJ played great, fun, danceable music- a mix of modern and old hits. The bartender was really fast and responsive despite the amount of people hounding him for drinks. There were all types of people young and old in there dancing and having a great time. A fantastically dressed flamboyant fellow on the dancefloor gave me free drink tickets. The only people that ferociously hit on me were gay guys. It was great!

    Love Liberty Hotel would go back any day

    15/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    71. soylinduh O.
    Cardio Blitzed!
    Let me just start off by saying that I have never sweat this hard and for so long!
    I was sitting and looking through the Improper Bostonian magazine as I waiting for my Thursday classes to begin.  After finding some delicious holiday cookie recipes I looked at the upcoming events and saw that the Liberty Hotel was holding some fall fitness classes taught by Equinox trainers! There was one today, Cardio Blitz, that I decided I had to go to.

    I e-mailed my friend Lara and told her we had an event to attend.  There are actually a number of complimentary events at the Liberty Hotel that one can attend.

    We arrived at the hotel at around 9:30 and were greeted by Chrys, our trainer for the day.  The hotel was kind enough to provide everyone with some water and towels.

    As more people showed up Chrys told us that we would start off the class with some laps around the top level of the hotel.  How exciting!

    After about an hour of running, squatting and doing push ups I could not have been more energized for the day.  Chrys taught an excellent class and I found myself wishing that my local BSC gym had a similar class.  As we walked out we all got a free 3 day trial card to the Equinox gym!  So far, the two classes I've taken with the trainers from that gym I've been blown away by their level of expertise.

    So...let's review...
    1. If you are feeling the recession, look around, there are tons of great free events to par take in
    2. If you are not feeling the recession, join the Equinox gym, I am convinced that the classes alone are worth the money.
    3. Want to get in on the action?  Join me at the lululemon store at the Prudential tomorrow for a sport pilates class tomorrow at 9:30!

    Until the next review! (It will be from California!)

    21/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    72. Stephanie M.
    Love this place.

    Was there a few nights ago for a friend's birthday. LOVE it.

    CLiNK was delicious. The cheeses are YUMMY. . .get the cheese that comes with the honeycomb. can't remember which one it was.

    There was also a really cooL fashion show going on.

    would definitely be enjoyable to come back with a reservation for one of the few tables out in the lobby with super comfortable-looking chairs so you can drink and chat with friends and more importantly people-watch/douche-watch.

    OH, and the glasses of wine are HUGE! major points.

    10/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    73. Steve s.
    Boston is an old town and an original port city.  Back then, you needed a place nearby to transport the drunks and rowdy sailors.  Thus, the Charles Street Jail was created(I am speculating).  

    In the 80s, you had the jail and the other place for drunks, Buzzys Roast Beef.  You had to be hammered to enjoy a meal there although their cube like fries were decent.

    Somewhere along the line, a civic leader, business man or perhaps both saw an opportunity to earn some dough and better yet provide some tax dollars to the city.  After all, we had cars and trucks to transport our less savory citizens.

    Thus The Liberty Hotel was born.  The title maybe a paradox, but the place is georgeous and original....They have actual kept some of the bars and other jailhouse details .  It reminds me of The Hudson in New York, because the escalators transport you to check in.  

    The Liberty, however, has a  much larger lobby and multiple places to have a drink and chill in a really unique environment

    One cautionary note:  They should call the drinks, the DWI, The parking ticket and The Assault, because they will cost you

    06/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    74. Jason B.
    Ask for Mirco (head concierge) enough said!!!

    29/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    75. Jeff F.
    I've been to the Liberty a few times, but this past weekend was my first time staying at the hotel. Without question, if you come to Boston for either personal or business, this is the place to stay. I was here for a mix of both and was impressed:
    - Hands down my favorite hotel in the US: the structure is steeped in history while at the same time being incredibly modern, well run boutique hotel (closest thing to the Liberty I've seen is the Blackstone in Chicago)
    - The service is outrageous - from the front desk, to the bell man, to the random guy who saw me and my girlfriend trying to sneak a peak in the ballroom and realizing it was closed, he let us in
    - The rooms are impeccable - reminded me that sometimes it's not worth it to sell your soul to Hilton/Marriott/SPG. Comfortable beds/awesome bathroom
    - Great work area - desk area had some thought around it, phones were the best I've ever used at a hotel (speakerphone instead of being crap like most hotels was better than most office speaker phones I've used) - Free High Speed Internet that was actually high speed 2.31 Mb/s down speedtest.net/result/706…
    - Incredible views if you can get the right room
    - Clink breakfast was solid and I'll try Lunch/Dinner there - Scampo was a bust
    - My only negative is that the gym is lame... almost seems like an afterthought which is really unacceptable given that every detail at this property was carefully considered

    11/02/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    76. Suzanne L.
    I live at the Liberty Hotel.  

    No Joke.  I'm in town for six months and my employer is putting all of us up at The Liberty.  So far, I've been a resident for two weeks and I have to say, if you are going to live in a hotel, this is a pretty good one to get stuck in.

    Its pretty trendy - so if you like a nice quiet lobby, look elsewhere.  However, if you like having a full scale bar, fashion show, and crazy people watching - you've found your dream hotel.  

    The architecture is lovely - modern but in keeping with the history of the building.  The rooms aren't large, but they are well decorated with high end bathrooms. Scampo, the high end restaurant has great food, albeit expensive.  Clink and Alibi are popular and well done.

    Everyone who works at the hotel is polite and helpful.

    So far, I like my new home!

    22/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    77. Rebecca M.
    My husband treated me to a night at the Liberty for our anniversary.  From the moment we walked in, I loved everything about the hotel.  As we pulled up to the front, I was mildly annoyed about just how many cars they had in the tiny circular drive, but there was loads of staff everywhere just waiting to park your car, take your bags, and welcome you to the hotel.

    Upon check-in we were offered champage, and asked if there was anything we needed.  Normal right?  It may sound hokey, but I genunine felt like every staff member at the Liberty actually cared about the answers I gave to these common questions.

    Our room was a corner king (special treat) and the view was absolutely outstanding.  We could see the river, and the skyline.  Both were beautiful during the day, but breathtaking at night.

    The room was quiet, there was bottled water and truffles waiting for us, and the bed was absolutely heavenly.  It felt like 2 kings it was so huge.  I took a bath in the big, deep tub.  I loved how quickly it filled up.

    The inside of the hotel is so unique, and the theme of the old prison really comes across as clever.  Even the "do not disturb" sign says "Solitary".  

    Anyone who gives this hotel less than 5 stars is simply off their rocker, or blind, deaf and dumb.  We loved it, and will definately be staying there again.

    19/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    78. K R.
    I live in Boston but splurged on a birthday present for my boy. He loved it. Everything was perfect. The room was amazing and the inside of the hotel was to die for. We'll remember that night out for a long time.

    22/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    79. Ali L.
    This may be cheating because I never actually stayed here but I'm reviewing it for a couple of reasons:

    1. Its really odd that such a cool, hip, contemporary, stylish place used to be an actual jail. In some ways its very insensitive and in others its the ultimate post modern statement - of course it would make a lot more sense in CA where they spend more money on prisons than schools, but I digress...

    2. The other reason I'm reviewing it is this - my cousins and I went around this hotel acting like the tourists we hate, taking pictures of ourselves ( flickr.com/photos/future… ) and a member of the staff actually offered to help us and took a picture of all three of us sitting on the stools by the bar (called "the clink"). After he took it he asked us to make sure it was good and if it wasn't he would take it again.

    So I think these two things make it a pretty cool place.

    18/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    80. Krista L.
    The Liberty Hotel...ahhh what an experience. The only reason they didn't get 5 stars was because our flight got in really late (after 1 am) and the hotel was overbooked so we were moved to The Charles Hotel across town. Although they were overbooked they took care of us and were very apologetic.

    When we came back the next day we were very well taken care of again. We were greeted with champagne and put in a room in the main hotel that overlooked the lobby. The room was comfortable and the Molton Brown products were fantastic.

    It was great because nightlife was at our fingertips. Before we had even checked in my friend and I were hit on by several men. That's always a plus. Great restaurants and the lobby bar and club are both great. Beware! It can get pretty loud especially on Thursday nights because they have a fashion show and DJ in the lobby until about 2 am. I've stayed at several "trendy" hotels and this one takes first place.

    25/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    81. Marni S.
    A great Place! I had an excellent night there. The rooms are sexy and modern and the bed is amazing:) Really and truly had the best night there during NYE!

    The food was amazing as well! The staff was really helpful and nice! I will definetly go back again:))

    26/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    82. Morgan P.
    Fun place to meet cougars.

    22/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    83. Bryan H.
    The Liberty hotel
    Never Stayed, but a wonderfull hotel, great resturants, and great service..Great Night Life!!

    08/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    84. Olivia D.
    My dad stayed here when he came from Pittsburgh to be apart of the Boston Tea Party reenactment.  This hotel is an experience not just a place to stay.  If you are into history you will love the fact it was an old jail and there are plenty of plaques around the hotel telling you what went on right were you are looking.

    If you are not into history you will still love it!  It's super trendy and hip and thursday-saturday night the multiple bars are HOPPIN.

    There are designated nights for fashion shows, art receptions, and other events.

    An added plus are the delicious restaurants Scampo and Clink!

    07/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    85. Nick B.
    I decided to spring for a city view room to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The whole experience was amazing.

    Of course when we arrived it started to pour. The valet immediately took our bags and whisked them away to out room.

    We got champagne upon arrival. There was a cupcake and birthday card in the room from the staff.

    The room was amazingly spacious. Everything was perfect.

    25/08/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    86. Kate H.
    I'm over this place. I really wanted to love it, because the history, architecture and decor is so cool, especially the lobby.But it's just become too much of a hot spot.

    I've left several times when I've shown up and found a long line outside.And the several times I have been inside I've been disappointed. Alibi is always too crowded to move and the layout is very closed off.
    My favorite part would be the lobby, also known as liberty bar, but from my experience there the service has been terribly slow and the food menu unappetizing, unless you're really in the mood to try new types of cheese.

    One night last summer a few friends and I went outside to the yard, which was empty, but was a nice area to relax.

    Unfortunately, the Liberty isn't that conveniently located to other nightlife, so if you go inside and decide its not great, you've already spent $20 on valet or a cab, and now you need to find another area to go.

    I'd be interested to check this place out on a week night when its less crowded and you might get better service. I also think it would be great with a private party.

    The bottom line is its a very cool concept and building, but the service and overcrowdedness just leaves something to be desired.

    20/03/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    87. Rhonda R.
    BEST hotel!

    I can't wait to go back!

    30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    88. Andrew C.
    I wouldn't mind being locked up at the Liberty Hotel. This former prison has been gutted and turned into a great-looking space.

    Met with some friends and was immediately struck by the size of the lobby bar area. Super high ceiling (like a church!) and classy clientele.

    There is a main bar and some satellite bars to cater to the larger weekend crowds. Nicest cell block in the land.

    01/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    89. Julia G.
    Review of the upstairs lounge and not the hotel:

    Going to avoid this place like the plague. Boring, stuffy, and pretentious!

    Came here for a friend's birthday, where a group of more than 20 people gathered to celebrate. My friends and I hung out in the bar area the whole night, going back and forth from Alibi to the Liberty Hotel area. We thought we could go dance downstairs at Alibi and talk at Liberty, but both places consisted of standing around and talking, which quickly got boring. (I'm also confused about the reviews that say that the men are good-looking, since most of them were old and drunk).

    Boring is something I can stand for the sake of celebrating a friend's birthday, but assholes are something I will not put up with. One of my friends (who was already allowed in the Liberty bar area earlier and had already spent money there) was suddenly denied permission because of his tennis shoes (really?). We asked to speak to the manager, who rudely stated that they had the right to deny anyone service. We tried to reason with him, but he was stubborn for the sake of being stubborn. Completely disrespectful. Maybe because our friend was Palestinian? I have no idea.

    Since our friend could no longer go to the bar, we all left. Never had fun there in the first place, so this incident is a great excuse to never go back.

    05/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    90. Alan W.
    This place is Fantastic and gets 5 stars on style alone!!! Be prepared to drop some dough, but if you want to kick it with the upper crust of Boston you won't be disappointed. Not to mention where else can you go drink a $300 bottle of champagne in what use to be prison cells (bars an bricks still there).

    I didn't stay at the hotel just went for drinks, but it will be my hotel of choice from now on!

    16/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    91. Laura H.
    I spent a weekend here last year with my husband as a little getaway while he was home on leave. From the minute we arrived we felt famous! Men greeted us at our car (it was drizzling and one man pulled an umbrella out of nowhere and made sure I did not get wet) and carried our luggage. Once we stepped foot in the beautiful hotel we we're greeted with champagne, which was delicious, and given information on their restaurants and events in the city. The room and view was phenomenal, the whole atmosphere of the place was awesome and comfortable. Every staff member we dealt with genuinely wanted to help us and make sure we we're happy as clams :)

    We've decided to make a weekend at the Liberty a ritual; anyone who is staying in Boston I highly suggest you check this place out!

    03/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    92. Mimi S.
    I stayed at the Liberty this past weekend.  I was fairly exhausted from travel when I arrived so I decided to overlook the mediocre room that faced a brick wall... My reservation was specifically for floor 7 or above and yet I was given a room on the 4th floor.

    Trying to roll with it, I decided to not get upset and move on. BUT for the entire weekend, service was just ok...sometimes downright bad.  On Friday night, I attempted to get a taxi and the bell man ignored me.  Instead I hopped the T (super convenient) and got to Harvard Square before others who were waiting for a cab. The next night I ran into a different problem getting a cab. A couple who walked out the door at the same time as me hopped in a cab but the next cab was given to a group behind me even though I explained I had been waiting for 5 minutes. The beeline guy was super rude and made up some convoluted excuse why he was giving the group the cab. His excuse made no sense and he just kept adamantly repeating how their luggage was waiting before me.

    Room service didn't do such a great job with breakfast...I got a scalding hot latte delivered with overcooked freezing cold eggs.

    Finally, I checked my bags for a few hours. When I came to reclaim them, I waited 15 minutes to no avail at the bell desk. Finally I went to the check in desk and explained how long I had been waiting and a manager came downstairs to get my bags. I commented that the hotel seems wildly understaffed and had been all weekend and she said they were trying to address that. Um, after being open 5 years or so, I expected those kinks to be worked out.

    On the plus side, location is convenient and beds and linens are great.

    29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    93. Linda E.
    The lounge on the second floor is nice to mingle with people on a Friday or Saturday night.  The drinks are a bit expensive here, but people are very friendly and will buy you a drink.  My guy friend even got a guy to buy him a drink, who wasn't interested in him in that way.  I like this place, the crowd is a little older, mid-30s and they dress up very nicely, but I still felt comfortable in jeans and shirt. I would return.

    12/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    94. Anup D.
    The Liberty Hotel accomplishes what the W chain aspires to, but ultimately fails at.  (1) Great design that follows the history of the building, not an overly plastic approach that can be strapped on to anything. (2) Excellent service, especially the gracious staff who clean the rooms and bring room service.  Fastest turnaround on a suit pressing I haved ever experienced  I had a package that got misplaced and they put an APB out for it and recovered it quickly.  (3) Great party scene in multiple different locales within the hotel...but always within appropriate time limits (they shut things down methodically and quickly when it it time to close).  

    Get the city view rooms for beautiful views of the Charles.

    A few small caveats: as beautiful as the room view are, they are every so slightly cramped.  It only takes a few additional folks in a standard room to fully unmask this, so be prepared.  Also, expensive but life is too short to stay at the Doubletree.

    01/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    95. Sandra T.
    Beginning with the friendly "welcome back" from the bell staff then the reception desk to the impressive dramatic lobby, lovely minimalist guest rooms, and terrific hotel restaurant, Scampo, it's always good to return to what has become my Boston digs. Beacon Hill address is also a +. Can get a bit raucous on weekends because of The Clink and the young crowds that hotel watering hole attracts making weeknights a better time for a stay.

    31/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    96. Meredith K.
    Since I live in Boston I've never stayed here (looks like a really cool place to stay though). I was also pleased to notice dogs in the lobby a few of the times I was there, so I'm assuming it's a pet friendly hotel. And I really like the history of the place and how they have kept parts of the jail in tact.

    Now for the scene on a Saturday night. It's odd - I didn't know what to make of it. It's apparently a hot spot for locals and tourists alike and the "be seen" place. I felt like I was at a night club rather than a hotel lobby. The drinks were good - I guess the scene was cool if you like that sort of thing, but I'd prefer to come here for a drink on a lower key week night.

    10/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    97. Christopher R.
    We decided to celebrate our birthdays this year with a overnight stay in the city. I have been to both Clink and Alibi before for dinner/drinks, but we have never stayed in the actual hotel before now.

    Arrival and check in was a breeze. Once we handed the car to valet, he must have sent something to the front desk because when we arrived the front desk girl said "Welcome Mr Roberts" before we even said we were there to check in. Perfect

    The rooms are a decent size with all of the normal amenties you would expect: wifi, ironing board and iron, blow dryer, cable tv, snacks and mini bar.

    The bathroom has both a HUGE tub and a shower stall, so if you are a bath lover/taker bring something fun to enjoy the tub. They use all MOlton Brown products which is a nice luxury to have.

    My only complaint is the price of the stuff in the mini bar!! It is WAAAYYYY over priced. The charge on a small (two glass sized) bottle of Veuve Clicqot was $65!!!! You can get a full sized (four to six glass sized) bottle at any liqour store for 35-40$$ Outrageous!!!! Hence the 4 stars.

    There is plenty of shopping, restaurants and liqour stores near by though if you need to pick up provisions, such as Whole Foods, CVS etc.

    27/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    98. Simon S.
    Great hotel 5 stars for Boston (maybe not NYC). This was the best/coolest venue I have been to in Boston. I would def go again. Great atmosphere, decent drinks and a lot to stare at and explore. Great date spot.

    10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    99. Aditi R.
    I'm a fan of the space, the history, and the feel of this hotel. Though I've never stayed in the rooms of this place, walking in and looking up gives an idea of what architectural wonders perhaps are done with the rooms and other spaces in the hotel.

    The Liberty Bar (or the lobby bar as many like to call it) attracts a very good looking crowd perfectly set up for people watching most days of the week. Thurs-Sat, however, attracts the most and the best. The bar offers a huge area to socialize and walk around although I can understand as a guest at the Liberty it can probably be a nuisance at times. The bar also gives great views of what used to be of the building. As you look up, you can see they have tried to retain some of the prison interior with the exposed brick and rot iron chandeliers. It has a weird mix of sexy and eerie - perfect for it's upcoming Halloween party.

    The downside however to the Liberty Bar is that at peak hours, it is practically impossible to get a drink. There should be more bars opened in this space especially since it's used so often as a nightlife scene and for many events held in Boston as well. It's always a turn off when someone has to wait 15 minutes just to push their way through and then get the bartender's attention to be served - that is precisely the reason places like these are made....not to have to deal with this again.

    It always has turned out to be a great time regardless and adds a great deal to Boston's classy outing scene.

    18/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    100. Sherine D.
    I have never stayed at this hotel however I have been there several times to enjoy the nightlife and well mainly the bar!  The staff can be a little snobby but I over look that too enjoy the lounge feeling.  Almost everytime I go I see some local sports hero.  By far my favorite drink is the hot mess.  Yummy!

    22/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    101. MIcah S.
    I was told to take a hike and grab a cab on the corner, even though I am a platinum member of the hotel.

    09/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    102. Annie B.
    This review has nothing to do with Massholes (love it or leave it) or the interior architects who more than missed the mark on an opportunity for a gorgeous hotel lobby (escalators, hideous lighting on exposed brick, misplaced marimekko-ish panels, and a bizarre tile mosaic?)

    I live in Boston and stayed at the hotel this week. For $335, one might expect higher-than-average thread count sheets or a number of textile upgrades regularly found even at the Westin for $150/night. I was disappointed, sorely. The bathrooms are cheap and the linens so-so.

    A boutique hotel with history is a great premise, but while the room was clean, it was average, at best. I did enjoy the unique city view of the Charles from my room, but for $335, I could take that in from a Cessna.

    23/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    103. Mel D.
    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The hotel was beautiful with character (it was a jail until 1990), the staff was unbelievably friendly and always willing to take an extra step to make you happy!!

    This place was awesome, but so was it's price tag.

    07/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    104. Holly S.
    Long story short: My boyfriend and I hosted a dinner party at the Liberty Hotel. A final room check was never done--and the hotel lost our flowers. I am deeply disappointed by this experience.

    It quickly became a "mistakes were made"/blame the other person situation between the hotel and the florist (one of their recommended vendors), and being caught in the middle was tremendously uncomfortable. Not at all the level of service that has given this hotel its top-tier reputation.

    I was polite. I was patient. I gave the hotel ample time and opportunity to make good on this blunder. Nothing.

    After two weeks of e-mails and phone calls with our event planner and the GM, we finally issued a dispute with our credit card company. Within a day, the hotel took off the charge for the flowers.

    Despite the hotel's breathtaking architecture and excellent front-line service from our food and beverage team, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a special event.

    Liberty Hotel, you broke my heart.

    13/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    105. Jennifer H.
    Looking forward to our first Boston trip, get to the hotel only to be told they "over sold" King bed rooms and would have to put is in a double bed room.  Of note, I'm a Starwood gold member and prepaid for our King room.  They are giving me extra points but our first night in Boston my husband and I are in separate beds.  They said we are guaranteed a King room the next two nights - we will see.

    01/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    106. Andrew K.
    Lots of hype surround this hotel and former prison. My room is nice - beautiful view. I was hoping for some additional WOW factor, but that's OK. We're planning an event here. They've been great with my paranoia.

    07/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    107. Ashley T.
    I'm seriously worked up about this place, so pardon me for a few moments while I vent...

    Lobby: yeah, it's uniqe and semi-impressive. That's seriously it in the way of positive things about this hotel.
    Rooms: small.
    Furnishings: cheap.
    Linens: not luxurious at all.
    Service: Seriously the rudest service I have ever recieved in my life. Myself and EVERYONE in our group of friends were asked several times what we could "possibly be doing" there, or why we "showed up"... as if traveling up from DC and booking a suite with them was some obnoxious gesture on my behalf... or when a couple of my local friends were actually asked for their identification to ENTER THE LOBBY... suffice it to say that I, and my group, was treated with the utmost disrespect I have ever received at a hotel. And to have been treated so a HANDFULL of times over the course of, say, 15 hours? Completely unacceptable.

    I'm surprised. I really am. It's not like I showed up at this place dressed like a bum or anything- not that it should matter anyway when you are dishing out that much money! But quite the contrary, myself and everyone with me was pretty much dressed to the nines in our Chanel best for a special occassion (combined bachelor/bachelorette celebration). If I can afford to stay there, I expect to be treated as such. And it's not like I was demanding. The only thing I asked for was my room key at check-in. And yes, I'm younger. But I would think a place would look at having a small group of upper 20-somethings (i.e. young professionals who are obviously successful enough to afford the rooms and the ritz-worthy valet parking charge) as an opportunity to build a return-customer relationship.

    I frequently travel to Boston, as my roots are there, and enjoy staying at a nice hotel. What can I say? A girl likes the finer things, sometimes. But because of my experience at the Liberty, I will go out of my way to ensure I never step foot in this place again- nor do any of my friends, if I can help them.

    Oh, and the last thing... the icing on the cake (although I recognize it's probably petty because I imagine it was outside of their control)... Getting woken up and evacuated at 8 AM for some unseen emergency. Fail, Liberty. Fail.

    23/08/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    108. Ming-Jou C.
    I haven't been this excited about a hotel in a long time. Part of my job is scouting venues for events and it's rare that I'm impressed anymore. Kind of like meeting guys. You meet a bunch, then one out of 50 will really wow you. This place is like that one.

    Awesome, historic exterior with this jail-turned-hotel. Rooms are plush and state-of-the-art with high tech phones, free calls to any of the 48 contiguous states, Philips LCD 36-inchers, Fiji water, 24-hour gym, big comfy bed, awesome tub and contemporary to the max. It has desk space, hard line for the internet (with wireless capability) - this is important to me since I'm traveling on business all the time and use the internet and desk more than anything else in the room. I have an awesome view of Boston and it's right off the I-93.

    Everyone, from valet to bellman to reception was very nice. You take escalators to the 2nd floor which is the main lobby and at night, it's a very cool, loungey atmosphere. Beautiful people everywhere. This is one of the best hotels I've seen in a long time that's made a great impression on me. I can see this place appealing to both male and female clientele. Molton Brown product in the bathrooms and I don't know why, but I love the retro-style, non-digital clock next to the bed. I'll attach pictures soon.

    21/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    109. Nathan T.
    I want to start by saying the architecture and remodel of this jail to hotel make this a fantastically fun stay.  The lobby is fantastic with live music on Friday night.  

    I stayed here on a weekend for a work conference.  The service at check in was what you should expect from a luxury hotel, but was nothing special.  My room had two beds in it with a bath tub and a stand up shower.  The room was a little cramped especially since I was alone and only needed one bed.  There was a long black hair on one of the pillows so I slept in the other bed.  This does not gross me out like a hair in my food, but I would rather not have to remove hairs from my bed before sleeping in it.  The next day after the room had been cleaned I found a used qtip that I had placed in the trash can on the bathroom floor.  I'm pretty sure it was mine, but that is not acceptable.  

    Overall this is not what I expect from a Starwood property in terms of room cleanliness.  The service and hotel itself are great.  Just hope you get better room cleaning.

    18/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    110. Jennifer Y.
    Real upscale full of people from finance district or people of wealth, politicians, and old men trying to get laid.  The club downstairs of main lounge area shouldnt even be considered a club.  It has happening music but no room to stand, dance, or really sit.  Bouncers can be real arseholes ;) Upstairs in main lounge u can't really here any music.  Its mainly just to socialize grab a drink and try to meet soneone with pockets or network business.  The only upside is the bartenders fast, skilled, and good portion.

    24/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    111. Jenna P.
    I love the Liberty.  It has a lot to offer.  I didn't actually stay at the hotel but am dying to. I have enjoyed the open atmosphere on the upper floors with bars as well as Alibi downstairs.

    This place is definitely pricey but I absolutely love coming here.  Definitely come earlier to beat the line though....

    03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    112. Laura Y.
    Stayed here with my family for my sister's graduation from Northeastern which was held less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel at The Garden.

    Wasn't sure what to expect from the hotel but it turned out to be great! At our check in, Kate was pleasant and knowledgeable and Calvin offered us all champagne-definitely a nice way to start off the visit. (Also loved the handcuff pin on his suite, keeping with the prison theme of the hotel, but not in a cheesy, over-the-top way) The room was great with nice Molten Brown bath products-I guess it's the little things you notice when you also work at a hotel/restaurant.

    We then ate at Scampo for dinner, since we didn't make a reservation, we had to wait and then sat at the chef's counter. The cocktails and food were great but the desserts fell short in comparison, although I appreciated their homemade ice cream.

    Somewhere I'd check out again if I'm ever back in Boston.

    30/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    113. Leighann F.
    Loving the Liberty Hotel has nothing to do with actually acquiring any sum of nights in the lavish accommodations here. It comes an appreciation of history, the sensory pleasure derived from the simple sight of great architecture, the culinary prowess it houses and the liquor that flows from its bars.

    Aside from a high-end home-away-from-home, the Liberty plays host to some fabulous events attended by locals: Cochon555, The Taste of Beacon Hill, Fashionable Late and many more. Its labyrinth of rooms on the upper floors enable party goers to mingle without being mashed together. Higher than the ceiling in the room of Fizzy Lifting Drinks, the glass rooftop meets with exposed brick walls, marrying modern privilege with its prisoners of the past.

    It's lovely to have such a storied space to share with out-of-towners and equally and unequivocally appreciate as a local.

    31/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    114. Steph K.
    Had a great experience this weekend at the Liberty Hotel!
    Upon check in we were given a glass of sparkling wine and greeted warmly by Calvin...upon hearing that we were there on our bday/anniversary celebration, he offered us cocktail and breakfast vouchers and really made us feel special. His kindness and hospitality really set the tone for the rest of our stay.
    The room was clean and modern, fluffy white robes, Molton Brown toiletries, and a well stocked mini bar..Our room had a view of the Charles river.
    We had dinner at Clink, which was just OK, more because of our server's lack of enthusiasm and attitude, but the food was good enough and very creative.
    We came back to Clink for breakfast and were surprised to find an amazing Bloody Mary bar with over 20 types of hot sauce, every type of garnish you can imagine and premium vodkas....Happy days! (Breakfast was delicious by the way and the service was perfection)
    We did have room service, which was the fastest I had ever experienced, though our turkey burger and bun was dried out and barely worth $10, let alone $36.53
    The valet guys were very cool, expect to pay $42 for hotel guests and $20 if you are just visiting the restaurants or bar.
    I highly recommend this hotel, and plan on staying there again. The architecture is stunning, the staff friendly, and I enjoyed the hopping scene in the lobby at night (live music as well)
    I paid $199 on Expedia/Hotels.com by the way for a room with a king bed...

    28/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    115. Martha Z.
    I have stayed at the Liberty over 75 times for work purposes.  I love this hotel.  I know several of the staff members by name and they greet me on a first name basis as well.  The staff is knowledgeable and accommodating.  The rooms are a good size, the bath products are lovely.  This hotel makes being away from hotel tolerable!  The food in the hotel is also very good and makes for an easy answer to the occasional dinner dilemma.  

    A few of my favorite staffers: Brian, Morris, Jackie, Calvin, and Dakota.  Thanks guys!

    29/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    116. Ashlee M.
    A must see in Boston! It was my favorite place to go when I lived there last year. It used to be a jail and now it's a very nice hotel with an awesome restraunt and lounge called clink.  Its nice in the summer to sit on the patio and enjoy drink.

    09/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    117. Jennifer J.
    So far, my favorite bar in Boston.  Laid back, easy going, variety of people, always busy, interesting events, good drink, and bar food is surprisingly good.  I especially in love with the polenta fries with the truffle mayonnaise dipping sauce.

    I probably go about twice a week.

    23/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    118. Benjamin Y.
    This place used to be a jail (I heard).  I had a very nice view and perfect distance to Harvard & other downtown sightseeing places.  Luxurious hotel room.  Hope to be back sooner or later.

    29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    119. TeamTakim T.
    I have always loved this hotel. Especially when my husband and I lived in Boston, we used to go to all the fun restaurants in different parts of the hotel. It is like new york city in boston.

    They also have outdoor yoga and pilates sessions. You do not have to be a hotel guest to attend. Locals can join.

    One thing though. I would recommend not staying in the jail rooms. I know it sounds interesting. That is what we thought. We just wanted to experience it, but then ended up switching to the hotel section in the middle of the night. It was just much bettter (cleaner, more comfortable, newer).

    Overall, our weekend stay was lots of fun.

    24/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    120. Cristina S.
    I give this place 5 stars for atmosphere, 4 stars for the bevs and 3 stars for the clientele.  I know that sounds weird, but seriously this place is full of creepy lurkers.

    I had a whiskey sour, hard to mess up, but it was pretty tasty and heavy on the whiskey.  My second round took like twenty minutes to get, which was kind of weak, but that's ok.  There is definitely an abundance of men here if you're a young, single, lady, but the catch is that they seem to be narcissists and somewhat dull.  I had conversations with three or four separate men, and all I heard was about their careers, how much money they make, etc.  Which in my opinion, is pretty boring.  Not to mention they talked non-stop and I think all I basically said was "yes," "hi" or "no."

    The atmosphere is great, though it could use a little more seating.  I really enjoyed the music.  It was a nice mix of people, aside from the men my own age...There was a well-dressed older crowd, a couple young, college-aged girls, some middle-aged moms having a night out, everyone was pretty friendly.  I would just advise while there is no dress code, people seem to dress pretty nice.  There was a good mix of jeans, a few cocktail dresses, some slacks, most of the men wore slacks and nice collared shirts.

    I think the best part of this place is that it's quiet enough to go to with your friends, but loud enough that you can still get that "out" feel.  Another great thing is that there aren't a bunch of people crashing into you and spilling their drinks in your shoes.  Not any college students looking like they might fall over or puke on you.  Overall, I have to say if you're going out in a group and want to hang out with friends in a relaxed atmosphere, this is a great spot.  This is also a great place to meet for a drink date or something that should be more than casual but without all the pressure of a dress code type place.

    30/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    121. J M.
    This place keeps getting better each time I go there. I recommend getting the oysters as the after work special, they are only a couple of bucks, come with several topping options (oil, tabasco sauce, horseradish, etc.) get this and the 1850.

    26/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    122. Freshta M.
    this place is super cool! crazy how it use to be a prison- the underground club is fun and has a classy patio. Upstairs was fun too for wine and dinner- jazz band playing too- i love the deco

    18/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    123. Mike D.
    The Liberty is a good place for nightlife in Boston.  It is really a good place to start the night off.  The upstairs has an open bar with seating around and sometimes live music on Friday nights.  The downstairs bar, Alibi, is a darker setting with good hip hop music and is more of a club/lounge scene.  In the summer, the patio is awesome with a full bar, seating, and music.  Sometimes you occasionally get some strange people but overall it is a good spot.

    12/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    124. Jill F.
    I like to come here to use their awesome restrooms when I'm shopping on Charles Street. I also like to come here to convince all of the boring financial district men to dance with me on Thursday nights during their Fashion night.

    You can always, always meet foreigners. British, French, Italian, never seems to fail that there are over 3 countries represented. The drinks are good. The bartenders are fast and attentive. There are three restaurants, and the music by Michael Savant is always good. The hotel rooms are also really awesome and have great views with fabulous amenities. I especially loved the fluffy perfect robes. All in all, if I had more money, I would be staying here more often.

    Find us, the three girls, dancing and slowly turning the Liberty from an after work affair...to a big party.

    31/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    125. Scott S.
    It is a nice hotel. It used to be a prison. They served us  a glass of champagne checking in. They had a notice on how much they care about the environment in regards to washing towels and sheets. However, they used two Incandescent light bulbs in lamps in the room. It is close to mass transit.

    26/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    126. Steve A.
    This is by far the coolest hotel that I have stayed in.   The lobby is a multistory atrium that was a former prison.  The bar and restaurant are incredible and the location in Boston is great (a short walk to Cambridge)    Unlike many renovations that the rooms feel old, this renovation added a separate room wing with nice amenties in the room.   If I could afford it or the company would pay, I would always stay here in Boston.   I was there on a week day and many of the reviews say the weekends get have attitude.

    10/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    127. Jan N.
    The front desk neglected to mention that our room falls in a section that houses nightclub. . Now its 1:00am on a Thursday night/morning, i have to be up at 5am for work, and the club music is blasting so freaking loud. I am mow informed this will continue until atleast another hour. WORST  hotel experience ever!!! I WOULD NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN. They should refund money.correct me if i'm wrong- i am expecting some sleep at a hotel...

    28/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    128. Liz K.
    One of my favorite spots in Boston! I have never actually stayed over at the hotel before, but it is a great place to go for drinks. The Liberty used to be a jail and was transformed into this beautiful, chic hotel. Over the weekends it is totally packed. There are a few different bar areas, but it doesn't matter where you go the whole hotel lobby area seems like the place to be. It is definitely upscale and you will see people dressed to impress. The bar right when you walk in to the right is called Alibi. Definitely recommend it. It is dark, with brick walls, couches and chairs- very loungy.

    26/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    129. Hello K.
    This hotel used to be a jail and was converted but they kept certain parts of the original bricks/windows/and iron doors - awesome! I turned to a friend and said "this place looks like a jail", he laughed and said "that's because it used to be one!". I came at night to go into the bar on the first floor and it was extremely crowded, but the decor and vibe was amazing. The bathrooms were very clean and nicely designed. The second floor has another bar and lots of seating (but it's hard to find seating on a very crowded night). It is a nice to place to come all dressed  up and have a drink or hang out with friends. I heard from locals that it is actually a pretty cool hotel to stay overnight at. I might consider staying a night here when I come back to Boston.

    30/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    130. christine c.
    The Liberty Hotel itself is a magnificent building and wonderful little boutique hotel in the old Charles Street Jailhouse.

    With that said, the crowd it attracts, is not so great. It's a lot of young, stupid money, but it does offer a lot of wonderful trendy bars, lounges and restaurants. Not sure what you feel like doing tonight but have the energy to get dolled up? Go here for a drink, if you get hungry grab a bite, head back to the lounge and find some posh 30 or 40 something to pretend he's single for the night... Get him to buy you drinks.

    Whatever you do, don't leave your wallet at home.

    12/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    131. Paolo C.
    Great place , one of the nicest place in Town . I am a fan of this place , me and my girlfriend love going to the Liberty Hotel

    10/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    132. Fan S.
    The fake "dog-friendly" hotel that doesn't know how to treat pets and human properly. I don't even know where to begin, this is the absolutely the worst week and hotel I every stayed after traveling over 30 countries and 200 cities. When I arrived the hotel, they didn't inform me with their dog policy or asked me to sign the paperwork. They pulled the dog out of my room without my permission in the first few minutes when I left room.  They then called after trying to charge me dog sitting fee at $20/hour, the service which I didn't request. They charge me $100 deep cleaning fee but in fact my room was only cleaned on the first day during my four night stay. At the end, the general manger Rachel Moniz came to my meeting, talking to me very rudely and unprofessionally in front of my colleague, and dropped off the dog and stormed away. The hotel doesn't not have the expertise of handling the dog and the management is clearly not professionally trained. The hotel never issued me an apology for the horrible experience I had. They couldn't own their mistakes and even say once "I am sorry I didn't handle it correctly". SHAME ON YOU.

    30/04/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    133. Ryan A.
    What a phenomenal hotel! Nice facility, extremely accommodating staff, plenty of dining options and nightlife within the hotel and only fifty feet from the "T" station. Don't let the conversion of the old prison into the current hotels are you, this is a top notch stay from top to bottom.

    25/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    134. Dana S.
    I have to say.. I really loved the decor of this hotel, the rooms were nice, the theme and restaurants were creative... BUT--
    I left one of my *favorite* dresses there, hanging up on a little hook in the bathroom, because (clearly, I'm such a great planner - very organized) it wash't fully dry when I packed it. I know exactly where I left it, what room I was in, and when, so I called and left two messages for "security," who are often "not in yet" when you call... to no avail.
    I finally spoke to someone at the front desk and asked her to search the lost & found logs for me in Security's absence, and she said nothing was logged..
    Soooo my dress was stolen. Maybe I should've tipped the cleaning people, but I was seriously there for like no time and left nothing behind.  Anyway, it makes me sad to stay someplace that's so nice (and priced as such), knowing that they employ a staff that would take someone's clothing.
    Goodbye, Alice & Olivia dress with the perfect cut and draping that I'll never be able to replace.
    Not cool.
    So not cool.
    I'd rather have stayed somewhere lower-end, and gotten my $390 dress back.
    Ugh.

    30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    135. Michael C.
    I have been everywhere in this hotel except for an actual room so I think I can still give an objective review. This place used to be the old Charles Street Jail but was converted a few years ago to a luxury hotel. The jailhouse theme can be seen throughout the entire hotel. They have 3 great restaurants, Scampo, Clink, and Alibi. Plus Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night here are a lot of fun. The crowd is a little older and more mature than what you'll find in the theater district or in Fanueil Hall. When I have friends from out of town visit I always have them check out the Liberty, it's also great for some good photos.

    20/12/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    136. Armand K.
    Great design, good atmosphere, decent drinks.

    Went to The Liberty with a few friends on a Saturday night for drinks. This former prison has been transformed into a trendy hotel, equipped with a full bar in the main lobby/ atrium as well as a more intimate bar in the entry foyer. We came for the design and spent most of the evening on the main lobby. The vast open-air space is perfectly lit and furnished with small groupings of large cozy chairs to make for a more private socializing space. Wait staff bring drink orders to your chair, and if you do feel like mingling there was a decent crowd gathered around the bar. Music is loud, but not over-powering and the only weird aspect of the evening was the occasional young children running around the same space, as their parents were checking into the hotel. I started with an Old Fashioned and it was decent, nothing incredible but was also slightly less expensive than I expected (maybe it's the New Yorker in me).

    Overall I would recommend checking it out. If not to spend your entire night there, it's worth having a drink with a small group or significant other.

    12/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    137. Br R.
    hotel New Years party is overcrowded...Service is so slow ppl staying here receive no extra benefits....30+ mins for drinks and another 30 mins for an elevator to other floors also elevators are full beyond capacity...

    31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    138. Kit G.
    I had a wonderful stay at the Liberty Hotel over Memorial Day weekend.  The staff is excellent.  They are kind, knowledgable, and offer great suggestions.  They definity go above and beyond.

    We were given champagne while we checked in which was a nice touch.  The woman who checked us in was quick but took the time to answer questions and to get to know us a little.

    The hotel has rooms in two sections.  Some rooms are in part of the old jail, and most rooms are in a new section.  We stayed on the third floor which is part of the old jail.  I am pretty sure that the  The room was great.  You would have never guessed it used to be part of a jail.  The interior was new and chic.  The rooms are quiet, we were not bothered by any hallway noise.

    The bellhop suggested that we watch a brief history of the hotel on channel one, which I thought was fascinating.  He also recommended a bar to visit before the Red Sox game.

    My favorite part of the trip was that they had bikes that you can borrow from the hotel.  The hotel is right next to the Charles River, so we were able to bike all around the river on a bike path.  

    As I have mentioned, the hotel is located in the former Charles Street Jail.  The renovation was done with extreme attention to detail, and they created a space that is stylish and modern, but that does not hide the architectural and historical significance of the building.

    I will absolutely be staying in the Liberty again.  I also recommend that you check out the bar downstairs called Alibi which used to be the drunk tank.

    We had stayed at a nightmarish Marriott in Boston before, and the Liberty was only about $50 more - and completely worth it!

    08/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    139. Mindy L.
    **Review is for use of the ballroom for a private event only**

    Wow...what an experience! For my company holiday party, we were invited to a "Jailhouse Rock" party at the Liberty Hotel. When we arrived, we were greeted by two Blues Brothers look-alikes and Elvis. Yep...Elvis. The ballroom was filled with arcade games (at no cost!) like Tetris, pinball and PacMan. There was a large candy buffet, a DJ playing 50's rock and professional dancers in poodle skirts and saddle shoes.

    The Liberty Hotel certainly knows how to throw a themed party - without a doubt. The wine was fantastic, the bartenders were great...the space could have been utilized better for the food service....however, the food was UH-MAZING. I had macaroni and shells with lobster (we're talking huge pieces of claw and tail meat), toasted pastry with brie and jelly, pork and veal sliders...I could go on and on.

    Eventually, as the party got crowded (and my feet started to hurt in my ridiculous cute albeit too high shoes) we moved out into the main lobby of the hotel and sat at one of the tables adjacent to Clink. We mingled easily with the trendy & fab crowd out in the lobby and had a grand time.

    I definitely want to come back and experience the hotel for all it has to offer!

    11/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    140. Chung W.
    A really fabulous hotel in a great location, just steps off of the Charles/MGH line, so it's really convenient to reach by the T from Logan Airport.  The hotel is stunning and chic without being pretentious.  The hotel staff were all very well-mannered and professional.  We didn't have time to dine at the two restaurants, Clink and Scampo, nor hang out at the lounge, Alibi.  However, when we arrived in the morning, they had a really cool Bloody Mary station, so points for that.

    The stay was only for one night.  The room itself was really nice with a soaking tub and a large shower with Moulton Brown toiletries.  However, points off for a two burnt out light bulbs, a missing towel hanger and another that was loose.  Some other points off for charging me for valet parking when we arrived by the T.

    All in all, I'd return, and I hope next time I get a better maintained room.

    04/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    141. June P.
    Excellent location being across the street from the Red Line to go to Harvard or MIT, walking distance from the Public Garden with nice quaint neighborhood in between, a couple miles from almost any tourist spot and shopping.  The hotel is definitely a sight to behold inside and out having used to been a jail.  Decor in the lobby and rooms are clean and good for a Four Diamond rated hotel.  Free in-room wifi.  Also, I hear they're one of the only hotels in Boston that allows pets.  

    Why the 3 stars then?  Check-in and check-out times were long and slow due to only one or two people trying to handle the lines.  I was lucky enough to mooch off someone's Starwood points and not pay a dime.  As a result I was not too bothered that they had lost our reservation and had to book the room as soon as we got in which took 20 mins.  The hotel receptionist was not very pleasant saying, "what?" when she didn't hear one of our questions.  General customer service was somewhat cold and subpar for the caliber of hotel.  Oh yeah and I was disappointed that there was no pool.  Anyways, it's a nice place, but their reception/lobby employees need improvement;

    27/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    142. Elizabeth D.
    $12/ drink makes me feel like I'm back in South Beach, but they have a good variety. For example, they have a list of drinks under 150cal a glass. It's nice to go to a bar where they are conscious that not all their customers are the same.
    Also, the restroom was really nice. The Molton Brown products with hand lotion available were a good touch. With the cold winds lately, my hands have been really dry, and it's just another instance of them knowing they customers and their needs.
    The lobby was well decorated from the walls to the chairs. It did feel a little odd to be hanging out in the hotel lobby where people were checking in, but we all had a good time.

    01/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    143. Kelly M.
    Did you know that the Liberty Hotel's assorted bars are known as serious Boston cougar dens? Neither did I, until a friend informed us upon arriving! The more you know, the more things make sense.

    Despite this, I would always recommend the Liberty for a fun evening out: there's lots of space, the ambiance is sort of intriguing if a shade too dark at all times, some of the views up and out are quite nice, and the drinks, while not wildly inventive, are pretty good -- also, pricey.

    I would imagine, however, that sleeping in the hotel itself would be quite difficult, given the activities of the cougar dens below.

    26/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    144. Karen P.
    It's pretty and clean but the only friendly and helpful person was the concierge, Merka (please forgive if I got his name wrong).  I'd go back if I got a deal but really don't see anything too special about this place... its not in an ideal location - unless you're going to MGH and the restaurants are just "ok"... I feel like they're skating by on some celebrity sighting reputation and that it was a bit overrated... I mean, jeesh, 3 doormen at the front door but I had to open it myself??  That would never happen across town at The Commonwealth... that's all I'm saying.

    03/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    145. Sarah C.
    We stayed here during our last weekend trip to Boston, and will for sure stay again next time we go back for a visit.  Clink and Alibi have good food and good service.  I can't remember what we ate, but I remember liking it :)  Love the celebrity mug shot photos they have on the walls at Alibi.  We really wanted to eat at Scampo, but the only night we could go was closed for a private party.  Totally understandable (we were there during the holidays) we will have to try it next time.  The Liberty Bar is a lot of fun and i like the atmosphere.  It was convenient to finish out our night somewhere we like and only right downstairs from where we were staying.  The customer service is fantastic all around and the rooms are nice.  The only reason why I took off a star was because parking was super annoying.  We arrived on a Friday night and had to wait in a HUGE line of cars to valet.  It seemed like most of the cars we were waiting behind were parking to go out for the night at Liberty Bar.  Maybe have a separate lane for people checking in? This probably isn't much of an issue unless you arrive late on a weekend night like we did.  But it did take us forever once we pulled up for it to be our turn to park so we could get settled in.  Also, the valet was a little rough on our car (scratches) but I know other people who have stayed there and that was not the case with them so in all fairness, I think that was an isolated incident.  Other than that everything was fantastic!  We highly recommend and will be back next time :)

    14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    146. Nicole D.
    LOVED the liberty but most of all loved the concierge CALVIN! he was so amazing and wonderful made my birthday very very special THANK YOU CALVIN! He is truly an asset to the company! The room was very nice! however the maid must have forgotten to check the ice bucket because there was water in there from the night before....no body lotion??? forgot mine at home and boy was I sorry :-( otherwise the room was clean and wonderful! Had breakfast at Clink absolutely delicious recommend the steak hash (cant remember what is was called) but it was delicious! food was superb service was excellent! we will be back soon!

    27/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    147. Linh V.
    The Liberty Hotel is the most amazing hotel in Boston.

    The service is absolutely incredible, everyone opens doors for you, and everyone is just really really really nice. You get served champagne upon checking in and the staff is just extremely accommodating.

    The rooms are really nice. The mini fridge is fully loaded with all the top shelf liquors and wines. I was really impressed by the selection, there was even sake, red bull, and vitamin water! What makes a place nice? THE BATHROOM. And OMG was the bathroom amazingly huge complete with separate shower and tub with Molton Brown products.

    The hotel also offers free yoga on Saturday mornings instructed by a fitness trainer from Equinox gym.

    They're pet friendly too so don't be surprised seeing a couple pups trying to go up the escalator. Too cute.

    Overall the boyfriend and I had an incredible stay for our Valentine's Day weekend

    14/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    148. Marc D.
    * Pros and Cons *

    Pro:  Nice conversion of an old jail.
    Con:  There used to be cons here!

    Pro:  They have a lot of staff near the front door.
    Con:  They seem to ignore you about 50% of the time.

    Pro:  They offer a complimentary glass of "champagne" when checking-in.
    Con:  It was a low end sparkling wine with toad's eyes.  

    Pro:  They offer turn-down service.
    Con:  It only happened 1 night instead of for the entire stay.

    Pro:  There is an active scene in the lobby at all times.
    Con: There is an active scene in the lobby at all times.

    Pro:  Free wifi throughout the hotel.
    Con: The sign-up screen for the wifi was buggy and took a while to get working.

    Pro:  They have a modern phone system in the room.
    Con:  It has some privacy issues such as giving out your room number to anyone who calls.

    Pro:  They have a free car with driver to take you downtown.
    Con:  It never seemed to be available when needed.

    Pro:  They are conveniently located near the Red Line.
    Con:  You need to catch the train to get to many places as taxis were not readily available.

    Is it a 5 star hotel or worthy of the "Luxury collection" name?  No.  

    Is it a hotel with a scene ala many W hotels?  Yes.  They should consider rebranding it down to W level.  

    Is it worth the price?  Probably not unless you have a good corporate rate.  

    Overall it clearly is a major improvement over the previous function as a jail for cons at least!

    07/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    149. MJ L.
    I love the concept of Liberty Hotel. The hotel has great decor, delicious restaurants, and fun bars all in keeping with the theme of being a former prison. Given the number of bars and restaurants, and the interesting back story, the Liberty Hotel is a great place to go on a date or gather with friends for drinks or dinner. I've never stayed in a room, but have heard generally great things about that aspect of the hotel as well.

    11/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    150. Danielle R.
    I stayed at the Liberty Hotel for 1 night after the hotel I originally reserved had an issue with its pipes that rendered some of its rooms unavailable (i.e., it was overbooked).  After arriving at the Liberty, it didn't take long for me to feel happy about being re-routed.  

    Upon checking in, the receptionist was very welcoming & even apologized for the mishap at the other hotel, which was no fault of the Liberty.  The hotel lobby is stunning & the history of the building is *perfectly* integrated into the decor.  The hotel isn't in the most desirable location (adjacent to Charles / MGH) but it's 1 block from the Red Line T & walking distance from the North End (15 min max).  

    My room was spacious (including a large bathroom with tub & shower) & had Molton Brown toiletries & the most beautiful neutral colored cashmere blend cable knit blanket over the bed vs a traditional hotel duvet.  I received complimentary champagne at check-in & there was free coffee in the lobby the next morning.

    The view from my room was of a motorway, but I wouldn't expect a 2nd floor view to be particularly nice anywhere.  Service at The Clink was painfully slow, but I would rate my breakfast a 7 out of 10.  

    Overall, my experience at the Liberty was fantastic & I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Boston or Cambridge.

    02/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    151. Katherine L.
    This is definitely my favorite place to go out on a Saturday night. Beautiful people. Gorgeous old prison turned chic hotel. Delicious restaurants manned by celebrity chefs. What's there not to like?

    Well, the only thing I don't like is the line past 11pm, which takes about 15-20 minutes. I know this sounds short, but when you're wearing strappy heels and tights and it's 10 degrees outside, this wait makes you unhappy. Very unhappy. To avoid such unhappiness, I would try to get there before 10pm.

    20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    152. Navita R.
    Really, Starwood? You consider this a Starwood location? ???

    We went to our room(#1) and right away I noticed a funky smell. I told my sister but she said she couldn't smell anything. Right after taking my shoes off I walked towards the bathroom and noticed my feet were soaked!! There clearly was some sort of leak that was spreading towards the door and carpet leading towards the beds. This had probably been like this for awhile as the stench seemed like it was on the verge of getting bad. So we called and the apologized. Yes, sure. It happens, and whatever- we'll move. So we moved to one floor down and there were no slippers or robes!!! So we had to CALL AGAIN and tell them. I'm sorry, but if I'm paying for this hotel, I'd expect things to be there. They take the morning coffee and tea cart away by 930! and don't offer water in the main lobby. At least offer some water with cucumber or lemons in it, jesus, people are paying an arm and a leg to stay in this overpriced hotel. One day, there's some man knocking on our door at 8am saying that someone called in with a tv repair complaint. REALLY, 8am?? then they realized it was the wrong room number. GREATTT. Thanks for waking us up at 8am.

    Oh and they forgot about our free champagne. Thanks.

    PROS: the beds are cofortable , ambiance, accomodating staff.
    CONS: expensive, offer some free damn water with some cucumbers, wasting your starwood points, inconsistency (champagne, waking us up at 8am)

    25/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    153. Sabra R.
    I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Liberty Hotel during tropical storm Irene. We had intended to drive up to the Cape, but under the circumstances, decided to stay put and enjoy everything this fabulous property has to offer. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and right at home. The sparkling wine is a nice touch during check in and the gals at the front desk were full of helpful information to navigate the city.

    We went out to dinner the first night, but  ordered room service and dined at the hotel for the rest of our stay, due to the weather. Room service was prompt and the food was perfect. We love CLINK, one of the two restaurants with renowned chef, Joseph Margate, former sous chef at Eleven Madison Park. Alibi, the downstairs bar is a fun spot for cocktails.

    Our room overlooked the city with a magnificent view of the Charles River. It was very comfortable with all the amenities one would expect at luxury hotel. It is a great location, with wonderful eateries, shopping, etc. within walking distance.

    I would highly recommend the Liberty Hotel on your next visit to Boston.

    04/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    154. Love B.
    Stayed overnight at The Liberty Hotel and had such an amazing and relaxing time.

    The location is ideal for downtown strolling. It's also right across a train station which connects you to major areas of Boston. Across the street is the Boating Club which one can watch the sunset at. Very relaxing spot. It's also very near to quaint shops and restaurants, as well as being a few blocks away from Cheers (where everybody knows your name) and the park.

    The hotel is very clean and very polished. The elevators worked fast and there is a feel of efficiency in the place. The decor is also very modern.

    We had a Superior King room and the view was not bad. We were mostly facing the building beside it (I think it was a clinic of sorts or some medical facility; not the hospital as that was on the other side) but a slight adjustment of where to stand  gave us the view of the water. The bed was well made, the sheets freshly changed and the pillows were all clean and puffed. The bathroom was quite big (well compared to usual NYC standards) and very clean as well. The towels were not so plush but you almost forget that with the high quality of toiletries available.

    We had breakfast at CLINK which offers the usual brunch fare. This is not complementary and the prices are typical for brunch. They have coffee and such by the elevator at the lobby that guests can help themselves to. The coffee at CLINK was great and the food is okay. I had "The Slammer" which includes toast, 3 eggs, bacon (or ham), and fruits.

    On Friday and Saturday nights, CLINK serves drinks and such not only in the restaurant but also at several areas in the lobby which includes well placed seats and table  with spectacular views at the three levels of the main building (which was originally part of the penitentiary - the hotel used to be a prison until 1990 afterall).

    What impressed me the most was actually the valet service. The fee is $45 per day and you can have your car brought in and out anytime during the day without any additional fee. The valets were courteous and respectful to us and to the  car. Upon checking out, we were pleasantly surprised to find two water bottles in our car courtesy of the hotel. It was very nice touch and capped a lovely weekend in Boston.

    18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    155. Jessica P.
    I tried to book a block of rooms here for an upcoming wedding, and the staff were unresponsive and unhelpful.  The contact person who got back to me was in catering and had nothing to do with the room reservations.  The person who dealt with the rooms never got back to me, despite multiple reassurances.  Wouldn't recommend for a wedding.

    03/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    156. Alexandra S.
    I just stayed here one night for a conference but was really impressed!  First they had a very nice welcoming check-in, including offering a glass of champagne (which I chose to have the next day).  The room and bathroom was roomy, clean, and nice.  Free internet in the room and throughout the hotel!  I also had a few meals in the hotel and the food was fabulous.
    The location was very convenient, right next to the subway.
    They really did an excellent job transforming the old jail to a top notch luxury hotel.

    06/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    157. R O.
    This is a review for the Rhapsody in Blue New Year's party more than the hotel.  The room and the staff were great.  The woman at the front desk, I think it was Taylor, was awesome, even though where was a long line for check in, they made sure everyone had champagne and made it as comfortable as possible.  The room was beautiful with a great view.  Every person who worked there was above par.  

    When we booked for the event we were told we would have access to "the whole place", understandably not bottle service and all that.  It would be nice if they told you that some of the areas, like Alibi were a separate event that wasn't covered.  The balconies in the main room were a great view, IF you wanted to wait over a half hour for one of the two tiny elevators that were the only way you could get up to or down from them.  So you had to choose your level early because there was no way if you went upstairs you were going to get down for awhile.  Everyone waiting started getting annoyed and nasty.  It would've been good if there was a list of which balconies were private events or at least not let people off the elevator if they weren't part of the event, so you weren't stuck for another half hour waiting to go to another level.  No way people were going to get to the 5th level with the buffet.  So basically you were stuck on the main level which was fine, but not worth the money.  

    I also really did not see why they hired "little people" to be painted blue to hand out flyers in the main room and work the elevators which was actually half assed because they were in street clothes and just painted their hair blue???????  Kinda felt exploitive for no reason.  

    The DJ's were good in the main area and the 2nd floor ballroom.  The crowd was of course, filled with amateur drinkers but they seemed worse than other New Year's Eves, I've spent a few at the Liberty but I won't do another.

    02/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    158. Eddie S.
    LOVED!!!  As an ex-pat returning to Boston for the weekend with my wife (without the kids), we both loved this place. I remember when it was the old Charles Street Jail with Buzzy's Roast Beef on the corner. They've done wonders with it. The rooms were spectacular, we stayed in the tower. Couldn't hear ANY noise from the lobby which becomes quite a scene at night. We came back from dinner around 11p, noticed the abundance of security and was annoyed at the fact that the hotel had turned into a club. I wasn't looking forward to arguing with a bouncer that I'm staying here and to please let me in, but NONE of that happened. We flashed our room key, they smiled and gladly opened the door for us. There is coffee in the lobby at 6am. Had a comp glass of cava on check in, and checkout took all of 10 seconds.   We're jaded, well-traveled New Yorkers and we approved of this hotel.

    08/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    159. Jade R.
    Okay, first the actual Hotel:

    It's so unique and beautiful. They did an absolutely amazing job. Upon check in, we got glasses of champagne. Hello great first impression!

    The rooms: you can be in the original hotel or their extended one. If you're young and hip, go for the original - it'l literally right in the action. Our room was right across from the service station (which I didn't love, so maybe suggest a different area). But the point is, it's VIBRANT and busy. With that said, music blasts until 2 am... and you can hear it in your bedroom. So if any of this sounds like a problem, go into their extended one.

    Now, the Scene:

    Wow. This is something else. This is the kind of place I would have loved to go with girlfriends to prowl and find hot, rich men. Yup, I said it. That's the cliental, or so they "appear" to be. The bar Alibi and Catwalk (chill) were great. Alibi is such a cool theme, with famous people's mugshots on the wall.

    The main lobby? Did I miss the memo that its a nightclub? Seriously... what was nice, classy, and calm in the day, turned into this HUGE night scene! hundreds of people clumped in the lobby, drinking, shmoozing, wobbling... It's definitely a hilarious sight to see up from the Catwalk.

    Overall, very trendy, and something you should try!

    23/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    160. Elizabeth G.
    I love this place, but I wouldn't feel right giving it five stars unless I'd actually stayed here.

    I have come here for "Whole Note Wednesdays," when the mezzanine bar area is transformed to a sort of indoor patio where you can sip a cocktail and listen to live jazz. I have come for "Yappy Hour," another Wednesday-evening event held in nice weather, in an outdoor courtyard area, for folks with dogs or those that simply wish to be in the company of dogs (just don't make the mistake of setting your dinner down on one of the low-lying tables).

    There are also Tuesday-evening art-gallery events, Thursday-evening fashion shows, Saturday-morning outdoor yoga classes open to the community, and Monday evening chefs' dinners where you learn about cooking a specific ingredient (for March it was kohlrabi, monkfish, oxtail, beets).

    Get on the e-mail list and you'll get the whole schedule in your inbox.

    I love that the restaurant is called Clink (but that's a separate review) and the bar is called Alibi. If you haven't figured it out from the other reviews, this is a renovated jailhouse and the developers did a beautiful job. There's an informational display where you can learn about the renovation.

    This is a luxury hotel but the staff has never been anything but friendly to me when I've come for one of the above-mentioned events, no matter how casually I'm dressed -- there's no whiff of trying to keep out the riffraff.

    31/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    161. Remy-Anne V.
    Honestly, I came here just to LOOK! hahha I heard all the raves about how neat it looked so I wanted to see for myself. i wasn't disappointed.

    I love how this place looks! It's amazing..a lil background cliffnotes version..old jail turned into a fancy upscale hotel. The way they designed everything was just unbelievable, how they incorporate some of the "jail parts" minus the scary stuff. Windows and walls using the bars as decorations. The colors, lights, floor and wall decorations all so cute!

    We didn't get to come back for drinks, I hear their bar is pretty good too. I'm definitely gonna stay here when I come back to Boston! I hope the rooms are just as nice and cute as the lobby is!

    30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    162. Lisa C.
    Spent an anniversary weekend here. Got a really great rate on their website. The champagne upon check in made it feel special and the multi-floor open lobby was beautiful. Scampo one of the restaurants is superb. Don't miss their homemade seasoned mozzarella!! Nicely upscale without being the least bit snotty. Just a fun but high quality vibe

    12/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    163. Scott K.
    One of the best hotels I've stayed at and I been in a few nice hotels. Great receptionist who were attentive and very prompt. The free champagne also didn't hurt and the bar in the hotel is great.

    15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    164. Zach M.
    as good as it gets

    03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    165. R L.
    Like everyone else has said, the interior of this hotel is very neat and unique. I stayed here for on a Thursday night this past December. They  had Christmas trees hanging upside down from the ceiling! One of the first things I did when walking in the lobby was snap a picture. The staff was lovely and we were upgraded to a larger room. There was a champagne reception upon arrival. The room was very clean with windows that stretched almost floor to ceiling. The bed also had a very comfortable mattress. The bathroom, which I am admittedly picky about, was very nice as well. This was one of the best hotel experiences I've had for such a reasonable price (check expedia!).

    At night, me and my boyfriend headed downstairs to Clink which had good but overpriced food. We then went to the bar in the lobby which was packed and then briefly into Alibi (too packed). If you're a guest of the hotel you can sit in the upper levels and watch the crowd below which is fun. I didn't really see any of the pretension other reviews have mentioned regarding the bar scene but that may have something to do with the fact that we were guests and therefore did not have to deal with any obnoxious bouncers. I thought the bar atmosphere was fun and it gives me a good excuse to wear a new dress even if I have to pay $14.00 for a drink. I will definitely return during my next night out in Boston.

    19/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    166. Courtney M.
    The Yard's Movie Mondays Series

    I've been to the Liberty Hotel for dinner at Clink and for drinks in the main lobby area. As a former jail, the Liberty's architecture is impressive and worth taking a few minutes to take in. The hotel still retains former elements of the jail, such as cell walls in Clink. Plus, it's fun that all the names in the hotel are related to jail terms: Clink, Alibi, the Yard, etc.--even the name of the hotel itself.  

    Last night I went to the Yard for my first time to watch the movie "The Hangover." On Monday nights, the Yard hosts its Monday Movie series, and at 7:30 pm every Monday until August 23rd they show a different movie outdoors. The Yard was a little confusing at first to get to because you must go downstairs from the main lobby (after having gone upstairs to the main lobby). No big deal. The chairs were all set up when we arrived at 6 pm for drinks and appetizers. Then around 7 pm it started getting very crowded, and they ended up bringing in lots more chairs. Even with the extra chairs, some people were still standing.

    About Movie Mondays at the Yard: they serve FREE popcorn and FREE PopChips! They sell candy, and it's a cash bar. I ordered sangria, and my friends got a draft beer and white wine. You can also order appetizers, including french fries, hamburgers, a cheese platter, olives and nuts. (There's a menu in other words!)

    We all had a great time! It was fun to order some drinks and appetizers first and then watch a movie outside. The Yard has a cozy atmosphere, and the service was very helpful and friendly. Expect a long line at the bar during the movie and bring a sweater because it got a little chilly.

    Overall the Movie Mondays series is absolutely worth going to!

    03/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    167. Courtney S.
    Me and three of my girlfriends were staying here for one of my friends birthday. She was turning 25 and her sister bought us the room for the night as a present. We were all very excited because we had heard such great things.

    The lobby was lovely just as others have described. We were supposed to receive a suite. We were informed the day before that wouldn't happen but we would receive a luxury/deluxe room. We get to the front desk start checking in and are told that the room is not ready. My friend proceeded to tell the women it was after check in time and we didn't understand how the room wasn't ready. It was nearly 5 now and we had a dinner reservation at 7:30 and still had to get ready so they gave up another room with 2 full beds. They poured two glasses of champagne (there were 4 of us).

    We head up to the room get settled the bathroom was the nicest part of the room. It was a very nice room but nothing super wow. We were suppose to receive a bottle of champagne to the room so when it still hasn't arrived at 615 we called down and were informed it wouldn't be up for 45 minutes which was the time that we needed to leave. So we asked if it could be sent up sooner. Probably the nicest person that we came in contact with the whole stay was the gentleman who brought up the champagne and opened the bottle for us. We were heading to our dinner reservation outside of the hotel and went to the bell hop to get a taxi. This is where it gets probably the worst that it could... We ask for a cab the women points across the parking lot and informs us there is one over there. No whistling it over, no opening the doors for us to get in, NOTHING.

    22/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    168. Mary P.
    This place is an institution, I guess literally if it used to be a jail. It exudes high class and you have to make sure you're dressed the part.

    Still when I walked in dressed to kill I found myself amongst all kinds of sorts. A veritable Boston variety show if you will.

    Its all a place to be seen and to see. The interior is modern art deco and you'll find another professional to sip your cocktail with while discussing something intellectual (or not).

    A must see for any visitor of Boston.

    09/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    169. Diane L.
    My fiance treated me to a trip to Boston for my birthday and we stayed here in one of the Grand Deluxe Corner rooms, where we had a great view.

    The staff is very friendly and the beds are comfy - I can't remember sleeping better (when I did sleep - see below) in a hotel.  The bathrooms are luxurious.

    The place is hopping at night and it's a lot of fun to sit up at Catwalk (the theoretically hotel-guests-only bar that overlooks the atrium) and people-watch.  Ladies - walk around in both directions if you're looking for someone.  Gents - you aren't going to meet any ladies if the four of you park on a couch and look sullen the entire time.  Dude with the two ladies - the lady you're interested in doesn't like you back because she brought her friend, and the friend must be a really good sport because she's bored to tears of both of you.

    The hotel restaurant, Scampo, is fantastic and it's definitely worth having dinner here if you need a delicious quick bite on your way to any evening entertainment.

    We had a bit of a problem on my actual birthday; when we returned from dinner (at 11:00 PM) there was an incredibly loud wedding reception in full swing an entire floor away.  The music was so loud that we could understand the lyrics to songs in the DJ's set and the windows and fixtures were literally rattling.  We knew when we booked the room that The Liberty is well known for its night life but this was ridiculous.  Multiple calls to the front desk were responded to with "Well they were supposed to be done at 11:00" to "They decided to extend the party an hour at 11:20 (you can't plan for that at, say, 11:45?); we can move you if you want" (it's seriously going to take us a half hour to move to a different room, and by then the party-and-noise will be over).  Of course they couldn't ask the DJ to drop the volume a bit - it wouldn't have made a difference on the dance floor (heck the guests were probably deaf at that point anyway) and it would have made a world of difference for the hotel guests on the floor below - we weren't even directly under the reception!

    As we were checking out the next morning we complained to the manager, who was very gracious about the incident and comped us the entire night.

    20/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    170. Arta L.
    Overall, I enjoyed my stay here. One star deduction because I feel like its overpriced for what you get. I used  points to book so for me it was a great deal because it cost as many points (12k a night) as other Starwood hotels such as the Sheraton Boston that were much less expensive. So I was getting a great value by using points that would normally get me a $150/night hotel, to get the liberty hotel, which was running at 450 a night the weekend I was there. But honestly, I wouldn't spend 450 a night to stay here.

    Pluses
    1) convenient location . Close to downtown Boston and a bridge away from Cambridge.
    2) Clean and modern rooms. Loved the view of Boston from my room
    3) omg the Bloody Mary bar was awesome (open 10am-3pm)! I had fun making my own concoction twice with all sorts of various toppings (olives, horseradish, pepperjack cheese, an array of various hot sauces, lavender salt just to name a few)
    4) great night life right inside the hotel
    5) above average customer service: champagne at check in, turn down service, prompt delivery when calling for necessary goods, and they accommodated my room type switch request despite the hotel being quite overbooked.

    Minuses
    1) overpriced
    2) no pool
    3) wake up call service wasnt working because of some problem with their fancy phone system; but on the plus side, got personalized wake-up calls by security :)

    10/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    171. Taylor V.
    LOVED The Liberty Hotel! My love and I stayed here for his birthday on a Sunday and we had a wonderful time. We checked in around 3pm and walked throughout the hotel, admiring it's original beauty and reading about it's history. The lobby is breath taking - I'd love to have a room up there! They kept the motif of a jail throughout the hotel - wrought iron cell doors, exposed brick, dim lighting, Clink, Alibi, etc. The hotel room was a great size with a desk, closet, comfy, clean bed, large bathroom with shower and bathtub and a beautiful view of the Charles River. Rather than having a "do not disturb" sign there is a white tag hanging that says "Solitary" with a silver key. LOVED IT! My boyfriends favorite part? The late night milk and cookies he ordered from room service after a fun night out on the town. The valet was also very hospitable, asking us if we needed directions to the highway to get home.

    I love places with history and luxury mixed together - The Liberty Hotel definitely has that locked down.

    12/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    172. Elizabeth S.
    I like the bar.

    I don't like the "Southern Belle" - poor choice.

    I like the gorgeousness - celebrating a former prison is tres francais.

    09/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    173. Emily B.
    We stayed at the Liberty for 2 nights last weekend and could not have had a better experience. It helps, of course, that my husband is a super-duper-ultra Starwood member and so we were immediately upgraded to a suite on the top floor upon arrival. The room was incredible--literally the same caliber I'd expect at the Four Seasons--and had panoramic views of Boston. It was a glorious, sunny day and I took about 50 pictures because it was truly breathtaking.

    The service was also incredible. We went to a special manager's reception with complimentary cocktails and crudite. The Director of Guest Experience, Calvin Cherry, was one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of meeting and took the time to get to know us. It was really above and beyond anything like this I've ever been to.

    We ordered room service for breakfast and it was delivered perfectly on time. The man who brought it up was polite and unimposing.

    When it comes to basics, the Liberty has them all and then some--stylish rooms, comfortable beds, Molton Brown bath products, delicious food. I would happily come back any time--it's officially my favorite hotel in Boston.

    12/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    174. Raffi A.
    This is the absolute worst, most pretentious and lackluster place in Boston I've ever been too. Add to the fact that the bouncers are some of the rudest, dumbest and most asinine I've ever seen and get off on turning people away. Drinks are expensive, food is too and the decor make you want to barf. Also, the place is crawling with drunk teenagers/college kids/Canadians trying to drink underage and successfully doing so based on what I saw. I sincerely hope Boston commonwealth investigates the bar for under age drinking and the bouncers for not properly checking ids. (based on last night 5/5/12). Stay away from this place and the misleading positive review, absolutely the worst place I've ever been to in Boston (or any city for that matter) and a breeding ground for douchebags (mainly due to the douchy staff and especially douchy bouncers).

    This a review of the bar/lounge/shithole not the hotel, but if the bar is any indication I will tell everyone I know to stay away from this place like the plague.

    06/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    175. Ken J.
    Stayed here for two nights at New Years and could not have been more impressed. This was my first time at the hotel and I was very pleased with how helpful and nice the staff is as well as the great theme.

    The Liberty is the entire package -- you can also get a great brunch at Clink in the lobby and GREAT drinks at their bar, Alibi.The New Year's Eve party was spectacular, with rope gymnasts flying around the lobby. The rooms are extremely well appointed too.

    The Liberty is a great place to go for the full experience. Only complaint is that the hotel is not within a short walking distance to much except for Beacon Hill. However cabs are not too expensive in Boston and plentiful around the hotel, as well as the hotel is located next door to the Charles/MGH T stop.

    01/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    176. John L.
    The Liberty Hotel Bar was one of my final stops on my latest epic Boston voyage, a final place to get some nice cocktails and relax.

    The hotel itself is beautiful, the former Suffolk County Jail now a huge luxury hotel with 3 restaurants/bars (Scampo, Alibi, and Clink), as well as the great lounging area for drinks and appetizers.    There were also upside-down Christmas trees when we went, which was quite cool.

    The drinks themselves are also quite good.  I started off with a Refresh: acai spirit, coconut water, and passionfruit, which was quite, well, um, refreshing. It was.

    After this, I tried the Sapphire Darling:  Bombay Sapphire, vanilla bean syrup, Patron, and lime, all combining for an interesting and entertaining taste.  

    There were other interesting drinks as well that others had, including the Hot Mess, which had a pickle in it (always good fun), and the chocolate-based Indulge.

    Generally speaking, the Liberty Bar is quite awesome.

    12/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    177. Nicholas P.
    Amazing decor, amazing story, and pet friendly too!!

    One of the nicest spots in Boston, close ti the T and walking distance to Charles street, as well as boston commons. If you feel smart, MiT is across the river. Love it!

    07/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    178. Doug J.
    (score 1-100)  - 93.  This score is for what the overall offerings of the Liberty.  This was a JAIL turned into hotel and multiple bars.  The rooms in this hotel are beautiful but pricey, expect 200 plus on Expedia or secondary sellers of hotel rooms.  The primary reason people come here is the bar scene. You have access to 5 bars/restaurants, 6 during the warmer months (one is outdoor).  They all have their uniqueness and offer a different flavor and feel although maintaining upscale posh-ness.  The have one called the Yard (outdoors), ya know where all the inmates used to throw the weights around.  One restaurant called Clink!, unique in the fact that you can actually eat in a lockup cell... really cool!  One bar called Alibi, it is cool although small and tight.  It is a place where you can scan the walls and check out all the mug shots of celebrities.  There is an Italian eatery called Scampo, this is more of the big group special occasion type place.  There is a bar/restaurant that is called Catwalk which you can't miss because as soon as you enter and go up the stairs the surrounding rotunda is the Catwalk.  It is a great place to people watch because you look down over the rest of the bars and restaurant entrances.  There is the Liberty Bar which is next to the entrance of Clink, standard, hip bar.  You can't go wrong with this many selections, just can be a little pricey.

    Tip:  Take public transportation, Red Line MGH or Taxi if possible.  Really no parking in the area, except for Valet.

    26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    179. Captain K.
    Must see. A prison turned into a luxury hotel.

    16/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    180. Courtney H.
    We held our wedding here a few weeks ago and it was the most amazing experience!  Our wedding coordinator, Erinne, was on top of everything.  The food was amazing and the staff was always awesome at the bar, at the food stations, at cleaning and EVERYTHING.  I could not have asked for a better venue.  

    The glasses of champagne after we walked down the aisle was a great touch to start off our kickass reception.  We like to do things a little different, so our ceremony in the yard followed by a cocktail type reception on the balcony.  It was a fantastic party all night!  Our guests raved about the food and the view in general, so I was very pleased.

    When we returned to our hotel room they had our first dance song playing on repeat.  It was such a pleasant experience.  Think about this place for any event you need!  If I had to throw another wedding (which thank god I don't!) I'd do it all over again at the Liberty!

    05/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    181. Erik A.
    Beautiful place to hang out and have drinks with and if you can afford it, go to clink and treat yourself and a friend to some delicious food! One of the best hotels in Boston to go to as a local!

    That aside, security can be pretty lame sometimes... I was asked to leave because I was wearing a tank top and was not a guest (this is why they get 3 stars)... I was in the hotel lobby where they have a bar/fashion at night event... Pretty ironic when you are hosting a fashion show! My choice in clothes were not distasteful nor could you see any nip!... I had dark washed denim pants and tasteful footwear on, but the top was not cutting it by a particular bouncer's opinion (the guy that checked my ID said nothing)... I don't blame the hotel, but I feel like there are some unjust rules that need to be clearly stated before I walk into a place to buy a drink, especially when I know I am paying a little extra b/c it is a hotel bar... I wonder what they would have said if I said I was a guest or a woman, should that even matter?

    Other than that minor set back, I do enjoy coming here for cocktails with friends, but maybe I will leave the Liberty to the winter time when my tank tops are packed away...

    24/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    182. Craven M.
    I read about this hotel years ago and was thrilled when the chance to stay here presented itself.  Some might think a prison transformed into a hotel would present a less than upscale environment-they would be wrong.  The building itself is an amazing architectural design.  Stone walls,  a large cupula, and an overall 19th century look form the outside make for a striking look.  
    The lobby was beautiful with a great vibe at night.  The overall interior retained the prison theme, but a very upscale and elegant take on it.  The staff was incredibly helpful with providing directions and advice.  The rooms well designed, and beautiful.  Overall, it was an absolute perfect stay.

    20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    183. Jessica E.
    My friend was having her 25th birthday here. My SO and I dressed, checked the dress code on the website(no shorts, no sandals, etc.), made adjustments, went to Liberty, and were turned away, supposedly because SO didn't meet the dress code (he was wearing black jeans, sweater, collared shirt, and black canvas shoes).

    We knew the dress code didn't say that, because we'd just read it. We showed the dress code on the phone to the bouncer. It wasn't even close. He got belligerent. Since I was in a black dress and heels, he couldn't plausibly keep me out - so I went in to look for my friend and immediately saw 5-10 people wearing blue jeans and scuffed, brightly colored tennis shoes.

    So: if you enjoy being jerked around by a-hole bouncers citing nonexistent dress codes and then getting in your face, this is PERFECT for you! I mean, I really didn't know you could get that outside DC or New York!

    Incidentally, my friend was pissed, left and dragged the whole party with her. She said that apparently as the night wears on, their egos get bigger and the dress code gets stricter - even though they were nowhere close to full - because we'd have gotten in wearing what we were wearing when she arrived.

    Summary: $15 drinks, a-hole bouncer who lies about dress codes to jerk you around, a really Jersey Shore looking scene . . .yeah. THE WORST place I have been in Boston. & if you ask your friends to join you there, be prepared for them not to get in.

    07/05/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    184. Laura S.
    3.5 stars

    The Liberty Hotel used to be an old jail, which is the prevailing theme of the place (the hotel restaurant is called Clink).  Though there are hints of this throughout the place, it's not overdone or tacky.  The decor is dark, sleek, modern, chic (think exposed brick, large plush chairs, etc.).

    The lobby is quite impressive.  We both ooh'd and aah'd as soon as we walked in and looked up.  Gigantically tall ceiling with a skylight and humongous black chandeliers at every corner.

    My boyfriend and I decided to grab a drink and relax for a bit while admiring the scene.  The drinks were interesting concoctions.  I can't remember exactly what we had, but they were strong...and a bit pricey.

    As the night went on, it got more and more crowded.  It seemed to be a trendy, popular place to meet up on a Saturday night.

    If you have some extra time in Boston, definitely check this place out.

    03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    185. Amy R.
    I was so so so excited to be staying here as the helper elf of Red's Christmas roadshow. Heard nothing but amazing reviews of the property and staff...

    Maybe my expectations were a little too high.

    Pros: the rotunda was quite lovely, with lots of nice and unique furniture, but I wish it had more info on the buildings history aside from a few plaques hidden away in a corner. Also, Free Internet for guests! This is definitely a sore spot for Red as she travels - happy to see it was free and hassle free. Our room had a delightful soaking tub complete with bath caddy so you can do some reading and sip wine while you indulge. Champagne at check in was a nice touch - although it seemed like not everyone was offered this at check in... I wonder if its just for SPGs? I also had a coffee maker sent to the room... I think someone yelped earlier that they didn't have one... But they do, you just have to ask for it.

    However....

    I have to say that for a hotel of its caliber I expected the service to be better. The devil is in the details!
    There was floss stuck in the rubbish bin when we arrived. Yuck. We went down to dine at Clink and dinner was *delicious* despite our server's lackluster performance in describing the dishes. When asked about the menu, he made everything seem rather mediocre when the dinners came out cooked perfectly and the drinks were strong. Skip dessert.

    My least favorite part, so far, is lounging in my room, and having a housekeeper open the door without knocking, come right into the room and tell me I was checked out. Then picked up the phone, on speaker, dialed downstairs and asked if the room was checked out.... It turned out that she was in the wrong room... But still! Knock first? Apologize? Don't put the phone in speaker and make it seem like I'm the one in the wrong? It made me feel a little uncomfortable, and I will make sure he door is bolted for the rest of our stay. She did ask if there was anything I needed since she was there...

    Hopefully the rest of the stay will only go up from here. I've got plans for having drinks on the Catwalk tonight and maybe borrowing their bicycle tomorrow! That's right! They have BICYCLES... Which is great because even though The Liberty is close to Starbucks, WholeFoods, and the metro... There aren't any food trucks outside my door. :)

    07/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    186. Dina F.
    The bar in the lobby is fantastic! Once you reach the top of the escalators you're immediately consumed by the architecture.  With the high rising ceiling beams and brickwork, you can definitely tell this used to be a jailhouse! It's a beautiful landmark. The bartenders are sweet and quick, and the drinks are great. It's a nice place to do some mingling too since the music is at a moderate decibel. I'd love to head back!

    23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    187. Annie C.
    My husband and I still talk about our stay at this fabulous hotel. The attention to detail in bringing in modern 'prison' touches to a once actually functioning penitentiary are fantastic. And aside from the decor, the rooms are immaculate and amazingly comfortable. Feather topped beds with comforters left me not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. Turn down service with ice and complimentary water each evening top off the experience. Upon checking in we were served complimentary champagne and the concierge was more than helpful in recommending great dining destinations in the area, or hooking us up with folks to talk to at local highlights.

    We dined in only one of the on site restaurants, but it too was amazing.  Happy hour was great to observe as folks spread out among the 4 or 5 floors and mingle, sip fancy cocktails and add to the overall fabulous feel of this amazing hotel.

    The only downside is parking, but this is Boston, so parking is the bane of everyone's existence. If you don't need a car, don't bring it. If you do, expect to pay $40 a night for valet, which is your only option.

    21/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    188. Robert G.
    Great place to stay or if your in Boston, stop in for drink. The staff was awesome and when my room wasn't what I expected they switched it very graciously.
    Great onsite places for drinks and food. no need to leave hotel!
    Went to alibi to great outdoor patio for drink, the scampo for dinner. Took a while to get into but was well worth it.  My wife and I both liked the entrees: risotto and haddock. Top notch. Will be back to this place for sure.

    28/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    189. Cameron M.
    Loved this Starwood property!  The way they integrate their prison history into the operations of the hotel is great and not too cheesy.  The rooms were nice, but the selling point is their amazing lobby.  It's very humbling taking the escalator up to the lobby for the first time.  It looks beautiful at all times of the day, but their lighting for night is truly stunning.

    17/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    190. Jennifer T.
    Best Hotel, all around!

    Liberty Hotel is one of those places where if someone special needs to be taken care of, this is the place you start. Excellent service and coolest place to hang out. There is always something going on and you know it will always be a good time at the Liberty Hotel.

    02/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    191. Andrew H.
    DO NOT USE VALET PARKING, Valet driver was pulled over by police for speeding in my car!!!!! I can only imagine what else was going on!

    19/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    192. Jim Z.
    For a Four Diamond hotel, this was very subpar.

    We stayed two nights and the concierge service was almost totally useless unless you needed to hail a cab.

    I tried to call four times from my room and got voicemail three of those times. The three times I walked up to the concierge, twice I was interrupted by a phone call that THEY made.

    Bedding: To have two double beds instead of queens in any luxury hotel room is an absolute joke. Did not sleep well on either night.

    Bell staff: this is mixed. Very inattentive to people going in and out. I you want to call yourself a 5 star, or 4 diamond, this is a must. They did a nice Jo when it came to holding our luggage securely on our last day there.

    To top all off, the day we left the escalators were closed due to their sprinklers being set off somehow Boston FD was there, it was a mess.

    08/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    193. Francisco S.
    Wonderful hotel with a pleasant staff and unique ambiance. Very classy atmosphere inside catering to hipsters and young professionals. Ground level bar gets bumping on the weekends.

    Hotel is located conveniently in front of T stop and close to Charles St. Nice walk to Boston Common and surrounding area.

    Rooms are nicely furnished and of adequate size for couples. Rooms on the old prison side may get noisy on the weekends due to bar crowd.

    Overall wonderful experience recommended for a nice trip to Bean Town.

    30/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    194. Jennifer C.
    This review is only for The Liberty Hotel's "Fashionably Late" series. Thursday nights, local "models" stand on tables, pose in elevators and on escalators, and strut around the hotel all while drunk men in suits gawk at them. The models take themselves oh so seriously (um, we are not in New York, Paris, or Milan, girls!) This is a very amateur modeling "fashion show" in a hotel. I have seen stronger models in impromptu mall fashion shows. Just sayin'....

    15/09/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    195. Jim T.
    Good but not great. The hotel itself is amazing - very cool lobby, good food/drinks. The room itself was a little small, not particularly as luxurious as the price would indicate. One of the main things that was surprising was the cheap plastic liner in the shower. Like something I could buy at Home Depot. All in all, while it is a cool and historic place to go see and hangout - the finishes and rooms left a little to be desired.

    11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    196. Casey R.
    Great experience here - have stayed at four different Starwood properties in Boston and this was our favorite.  Great service, comfortable room and bathroom, and convenient location to walk to any part of the city.  T station is located in front of hotel, Mass Gen is next door, and views of the Charles River.  Parking was a pricey, but there are more economical options nearby.  Stayed in a "Jail" room which was gorgeously adorned, interestingly historic, and a relaxing getaway.  Coffee is fab.  Dog-friendly.

    30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    197. Steph W.
    So -- this review is for the bar scene and not the actual hotel rooms, etc. The Liberty is definitely a place that people go to see and be scene. This is one of the places that you'll find the best dressed people in the city. Girls will be wearing Louboutins and guys will be in suits. Of course not everyone dresses like this but this is a place people will get their swank on! So, if you're looking to get your swank on, this is the spot! I will admit, you can meet a lot of pretentious people who are annoying but I just ignore them. People here definitely think they are awesome which is mildly annoying but it's still a good place to go and mingle and meet people.

    Thursday Nights they have Fashionably Late and have local models & designers come and model the clothing. It is a fun event and there is usually a DJ on the 2nd floor lobby bar so people tend to congregate there, etc. It is a fun time! Also, Alibi downstairs is a good time and plays dance music, etc. but it gets crowded and the bouncers can be a pain. I will say that the bouncers at the Liberty tend to be on a power trip and can be rude! But, just be fierce and you'll be fine.

    Also, there is a dress code so you can't wear sneakers, etc. Drinks are $$$ -- $15 for a specialty cocktail, $10 for a vodka soda, etc. Beers are $7. Drinks are sort of weak though in my opinion (e.g., vodka cran) and you often have to wait awhile to get a drink.

    17/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    198. Nikki S.
    If you're visiting Boston and you like to drink, you must make a stop here.

    The Liberty Hotel is a jailhouse turned hotel, which makes for stunning architecture, design and layout. There are a few different bars and restaurants, but if you go to the second floor, you can sip cocktails while sitting on comfy couches that border the hollowed center of the building.

    Try "The Last Cocktail." It was my favorite on the menu.

    05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    199. Michael C.
    Although I have had drinks here many times this past weekend was the first time I stayed at the Liberty Hotel.  Here are my observations and musings:

    1. Decent gym that could use a modest equipment update
    2. Rooms are small but very well designed so they feel bigger
    3. Bathrooms (according to my wife) are incredible so be quiet about the size of the room. (yes dear)
    4. Food: although a bit pricey everything was well done. Room service is super fast.
    5. Park with the valet; easy although they have to hustle a ways to get your car so call ahead.
    6. The Bloody Mary Bar: Park me there for the day.
    7. Staff: With one exception the staff here are incredibly well trained and gracious to their guests. The one exception is the bartender with the weird droopy mustache. Twice we sat at the bar only to be ignored while he chatted up some young women. Only after I asked for a drink did he even acknowledge us. Everyone of the staff was so good he stands out like the proverbial sore thumb.
    8. Great location for getting around Boston. It is in easy walking distance to much of downtown. The T is right across the street for easy access to the rest of Boston and Cambridge.

    Expensive but worth it.

    28/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    200. Raz G.
    After an awesome Boston calling

    06/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    201. Lauretta L.
    Classy establishment in an old prison? A giant Mastiff and his tiny Boston Terrier sidekick, chilling next to the bar? Why have I never come here?! Even the house white is good. So come with good company, toast to good times, and admire the beautiful surroundings.

    23/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    202. Cody S.
    AWESOME, the service here was beyond 5 Star.
    I took my girl here for a surprise weekend in Boston, and the Hotel couldn't have been more accommodating.
    When we pulled up they greeted me by name, as I had called ahead of time to arrange for them to bring my girlfriend her favorite flowers upon arrival. They did it without a problem and surprised her and everything.
    Anything we need and asked for we got and the Concierge lady RENE is A life savor !! She gave us some Fantastic food ideas, booked all of our reservations, got us massages, even got the hotel to bring up bubbles for the bath, spectacular.

    The hotel lobby at night turns into a sweet Nightclub/Lounge, and hotel guests can go to the second floor and crowd watch with their own bar tender service.

    The rooms had awesome views, great amenities, they even gave us a note and some chocolates upon arrival. The whole experience was great, I would recommend this 1000 times over just for the service alone, let alone the luxury rooms and amazing interior design of a redesigned jail. AWESOME !!

    Oh and by the way, the coolest thing ever, the valet took my car, which was a mess, cleared out the trunk and brought everything up to the room, and even better, took out the old coffees we had in the from cup holders, and replaced them with little Liberty Water bottles ... Its the little things that these people do that get them Big ratings !!

    29/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    203. Khan A.
    Its an awesome hotel that's for sure and they make such cool place from jail double respect.The room service is perfect but for money that you pay for room you shold get such service.
    I love Saturday night. You barely getting to you room somewhere in morning because you hanging out either on second floor next to bar or sitting in lobby enjoying your drink and communicate. Its actually lots of people hanging on Loby sometimes you cant even get to bar. but i love it.
    I really didn't enjoy going to club that they have. Its a cozy place with two bars and you feel their like fish squeezed in a tin. Its smell and everybody keep dropping drink on your cloth or shoes.
    But i really enjoy being there. great place!

    16/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    204. Raisa R.
    Interesting history behind the place, awesome decor and great atmosphere.
    The type of people you encounter also makes a huge difference, very polite, well educated individuals. Highly recommend it!

    14/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    205. Ryan P.
    Awesome place to stay! Beautiful exterior, lobby and rooms. Very very clean. The staff was very helpful and very courteous. Its perfectly located right near Beacon Hill, and only a 10-15min walk to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. The bars and restaurants in the hotel were phenomenal. We will definitely be returning to The Liberty!

    01/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    206. David N.
    I have to start out saying this is a very cool "looking" hotel. I knew going in that others have had issues with noise in there room but I didn't worry about it. Our issues started the first night around 9:00 pm when our neighbor started screaming at her boyfriend because he wanted to go out with his friends. We listened to this for a while before we called down. Within 15 min security knocked on her door and she quieted down. Around 11:30 we were awoken by the same girl doing it again. We called again and they came up again and she was quiet for 15 min before starting again. Apparently others were complaining but she never shut up. The next morning the front desk told us to pack up and they would move us to a nicer room when we came back later that day. We came back and they never moved us. I had to go through the same thing again with the afternoon staff before being moved to a lower room that had no view and was worse than the first room. At check out I was told that they couldn't help us at all with bill or the food but would give us enough Starwood points to get a free night next time. Well today I see they gave me 300 points(a joke) so I guess that's their answer to customer service. I'll never go back and will never recommend.

    14/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    207. Kira B.
    I can't say enough about this place! I was in Boston last weekend visiting my best friend, and she insisted that we come here for drinks Saturday night. She had been a few times and really loved the atmosphere and she was totally right! The four of us got here about 11 pm and were shocked to find there was little to no line. We got in right away because we valeted our car. A great reason to pay the very reasonable (by seattle standards) valet charge.  Once inside, the once stone and brick jail, was quite the party spot. We were disappointed to find the bar in the "drunk tank" was closed that night for a private party but we did get to peek in to see it and it was amazing! We went up stairs to the lobby bar and it was packed.  My friend and I made our way to the bar and left the boys to find a couch or two. Once at the bar we were impressed with the bar tender who took our four drink orders and four or five for the person next to us. He flawlessly remembered every single drink and the cocktails were amazing! Their cucumber martini was fresh and sweet, the manhattan was to die for and I was happy to find that they had a great scotch list!

    The only reason this isn't five stars is the downstairs bar was closed, and the upstairs bars were a bit small to accommodate the crowds.
    I will definitely be back!

    13/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    208. Sahar Z.
    Just had our Pakistani/Persian wedding this past weekend and it was AMAZING!  We worked with our coordinator, Erinne for a full year leading up to the wedding and she made sure to pace us along the way and was there with us through every step (very patient, courteous and professional).  She worked with their in-house chef to create a custom menu with our cultural backgrounds and our wedding food was fabulous- we had guests trying to take food home.  I know the hotel is marked as "pricey" but I really investigated many options as my husband and I paid for our own wedding; for our morning ceremony + lunch reception we felt for the quality of the service, food and accommodations for our guests the cost was actually very reasonable.  Plus, the venue bent over backwards to make sure to accommodate all of our cultural needs like prayer rooms and special needs for services.  They provided a room block for our guests, this negotiated rate made the per night stay in line with what most other hotels were offering, I looked up rates just a few weeks before and due to some in-town events our negotiated rates were actually amongst the lowest offered in the area so our guests actually saved quite a bit.

    On a side note- unfortunately my Uncle had a heart attack the morning of the wedding- Liberty Hotel security got him into the attached MGH ER within minutes and the quick timing of the staff literally saved his life.  I cannot thank the hotel staff enough for their ongoing care of my family as they remain in Boston to continue his treatment.  Their staff is well versed on how to care for guests with special needs and has been so incredibly helpful with our family.   I really don't know of any other venue that has such a unique set-up to be next to one of the world's best hospitals.

    Yes, it gets a little noisy on Saturday night- but for some of the younger guests in your wedding party it's nice to go down for a bit and socialize- you can always step out anywhere else within walking distance if you want a break.  There are several places to dine on-site and this was great as it was a little rainy during our wedding weekend.

    Overall I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone- please don't just look at the price- look at all the small details that the venue will take care of to make sure you have a wonderful event without even knowing- they have a very competent and caring staff which has made a world of difference.  

    To hotel staff- Thank you so much for making this special day happen and thank you so much for your ongoing care of my family.

    06/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    209. Janene I.
    When you check into a hotel and they ask you if you'd like a glass of champagne (and it's not Cook's!) to take to your room, you know you're in for a treat.

    I stayed here for a few days in the winter and it was fantastic.  What they have done with this building is so cool - I really did just love walking around and reading about the history of the prison.

    My friend and I stayed in a two-bed suite.  The room was a little cramped, but not bad.  The bathroom was very spacious and the shower was heavenly.  The worst thing about the room was that our view was into the windows of the medical center next door, so we didn't have the curtains open too often.  

    We had a friend, a Bostonian, who came to hang with us each night - the valet/doormen let him park his car right up front without any hassle.  They treated him as though he were a paying guest and I thought that was pretty nice.

    The staff was friendly, very courteous and happy to help.  The hotel has quite a lot of food and entertainment happening off of different areas off of the lobby.  The night we got in, there was a fashion show using the lobby and The Catwalk.  We heard great things about the food at Clink and the great music and partying at the Alibi.  Both places were always bustling during our stay and it seems a lot of Bostonians actually come to the hotel for a good time!

    We were able to get room service well into the night (after midnight) which is a big plus in my book, especially when you're out partying.  Room service food comes from Clink and it was delicious each time.

    We reserved a table at the Catwalk one night, overlooking the hub-bub of the rest of the hotel.  The ambiance was wonderful, the food and service were just plain bad.  We ordered from the menu tapas-style and not one item we ate was good - especially for the price.  Go have a drink at the Catwalk to enjoy the scene, but don't stay any longer than that.  We soon learned that if you want to eat well at The Liberty, stick to Clink or Scampo.  

    It's great that the hotel has so many other little places within it, because the location isn't the greatest when it comes to going out in Boston.  Be prepared to take a cab just about anywhere you want to go...or you can stay right where you are and have a great time as well.

    03/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    210. Rosie C.
    Coolest hotel ever.

    Whoever transformed this jail into a hotel should get a round of applause. I only wandered around the common areas and had a drink (didn't stay at the hotel), but I could not get enough of the throwback details.

    If I stay downtown, I'd definitely check the Liberty's availability first!

    04/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    211. Regina P.
    Liberty is luxurious, clean, comfortable and artistic. I loved staying here. The hotel was upscale. I loved the linens, the comfort of the room, and the Molten Brown toiletries. I loved the modern feel and the way that the architect kept the historical jail feel throughout the hotel.

    To read more about my stay and opinions, please feel free to visit my in depth blog post at hiyaluv.com/2013/06/the-…

    28/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    212. Mikaela S.
    Yes, the drinks are expensive.  But that's to be expected anywhere that's meant to feel special, and the Liberty Hotel is MEANT to feel special.  It's the type of place where you go to celebrate.  The leftover jail bars and mugshots of celebrities adds a welcome flare and ambiance that's fun to take in, and talk about.

    17/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    213. Amanda M.
    I stayed here for just one night (more like 8 hours, actually), before catching a super early flight from Logan.  It's easy to find and BEAUTIFUL inside.  In the room, there is something saying it's about a 15-30 minute ride to Logan airport, depending on traffic.  It took us about 6 minutes, if that gives any indication about what time we checked out.

    Anyway, gorgeous hotel, really nice staff, beautiful rooms.  The downsides are: there was no coffeemaker in the room, and parking (valet) is $42/night.   While I was waiting for my boyfriend to get ready in the morning, I looked through their little brochure, and it says they offer complimentary bikes, yoga and kayaking which is pretty cool, though if I'd have stayed longer!

    13/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    214. Anjuli S.
    Came here for drinks and to see the building after hearing about it from some friends. The building itself is really unique, and I like how you can sit all over the lobby and get table service. There were a lot of different kinds of people hanging out, so it was fun for people watching if you didn't want to sit in the bar or at the restaurant. The cocktails were expensive but delicious - I had the plum tart for dessert and I was not satisfied. The ginger ice cream was great but the tart itself was not well made - so skip the dessert but definitely try the drinks and enjoy the scene.

    31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    215. Hap B.
    We stayed at the Liberty for the first time last year taking advantage of their Farewell to Summer Package. We had a wonderful time and returned last Thursday for a second stay. As seasoned travelers, we manage our expectations knowing that one experience will be different from the next. We never expected however that our second stay would be nothing short of exceptional. And it was. We have Manager Dakota and Concierge Mirko to thank for that. After they worked their magic on us, we sat in the lobby and watched them work their magic with others. For us, travel  is about the connections you make along the way. We made them here at Liberty. We will be back.

    08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    216. Christine F.
    The hotel itself is very very nice and a fun spot! Lots of bars restaurants and ambiance in the lobby. We walked down Charles st to visit the local shops and other various pubs.  We booked a New Year's Eve room pkg @ the liberty. The pkg promised free bottled water( there was one 16 oz bottle on the nite stand)it promised signature cocktails and hot hor d orves and champagne toast. The bartenders didn't know anything about any of that so for a $600.00 plus "pkg" we got nothing more than a room staring directly into dismal hospital windows and a huge bar bill !! Thank god we ate a big dinner before hand because there was no food in sight(as previously promised)and be prepared to have an additional $42.00 added to your room charge for hotel parking even though your staying at the hotel parking is not included!!

    08/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    217. Alexandra S.
    I do so love this hotel and stayed here for two nights this past weekend for the annual college reunion that friends and I  organize.  
    Sadly, I dropped the Liberty one star since my last visit, although not at all for service which is still top-notch but rather for the jarring view from our room this year.

    Last time, we were in a giant room (having been happily upgraded)
    with two walls of windows with the main windows facing out to a panoramic sweep of the Charles River.

    This go-round the room was smaller and our sole window had an almost touchable view of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with their giant-sized logo as the first thing you saw upon looking out. It's really not a view at all and the hotel should tell you that.  We booked early enough that I am guessing there was probably still an opportunity to switch to another room even if it meant paying more.  But nevertheless the weekend of friends was fantastic and nothing could spoil that.

    The Liberty Hotel remains a Boston gem with its perfectly and historically correct renovated Victorian architecture of the former Charles St. jail. It remains one of my favorite downtown spots.

    I continue to just love walking in there, going up that escalator and experiencing the jaw-dropping scene that enfolds.  Go see it or better yet, stay there and experience it more fully. Just make sure you ask what room you're getting and with what view. Oh and when you're checking in, you will be happy to find that you will be handed a  glass of surprisingly luscious champagne.  Baskets of apples abound as well for the taking.

    24/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    218. Jason C.
    Rarely, if ever, does the person who checks you in to a hotel make your experience phenomenal! Kasey Fielding, at Liberty Hotel truly made our night spectacular. She greeted us warmly, was speedy to check us in, BUT then did something unique- she asked us a personal question about why we were there (business, pleasure, special occasion)... To which my fiancé and I replied that we haven't seen each other for much after we got engaged, because I've been away at graduate school ... And we were celebrating the end if the semester. I randomly asked Kasey if there were upgrades available- to my surprise she was able to put us in a higher room with a better view and the MOST amazing bathtub/bathroom!! Now if the story stopped here, the Liberty Hotel would have earned 5 Stars, but no, they kept the excellent service coming. They give a free glass of champagne at check in! Later when we wanted to workout, they informed us they were renovating the gym, BUT they were providing free day passes to a gym down the street. What foresight to do for customers! To finish it off, we came back to a BOTTLE of champagne and fresh strawberries- with a personalized, handwritten note from Kasey- congratulating me on school and wishing my fiancé and I the best experience in Boston. What an amazing employee!!!!!!! Kasey, I hope you keep making people smile and exceeding expectations. As far as we are concerned- every time we come to Boston, we know exactly where we are staying- Liberty Hotel.

    Cheers to you!

    Jason & Lara

    14/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    219. Kevin S.
    I stayed here with my wife and 7 week old son while site-seeing in Boston. We had an excellent experience. The location is great, it's right off the red line T stop and within walking distance to many great places. The hotel is a renovated jail, which is very unique. The staff was very accommodative, bringing us a crib and a mini fridge.

    Thank you to the staff for an excellent experience!  I would absolutely stay here again.

    04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    220. Elizabeth Q.
    Going up the escalator and entering the lobby is a big WOW factor. I couldn't keep my mouth closed. The hotel workers were very courteous - asked if I wanted lemonade, champagne or anything to drink on arrival. Hotel room was squeaky clean, provided large bottles of soap, shampoo, conditioner, plush robes, large bottles of alcohol (to purchase from them), etc. There is heavy security around the entire hotel at night due to the night club seen - I didn't have a problem it.

    02/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    221. Julie E.
    Absolutely beautiful hotel. Posh and creative decor and layout. Very friendly staff. High end without the pretension. Love the champagne at check-in and the fact that they let us check in early!! Very accommodating.

    The room was beautiful as well. Even smelled great! Wish i could review the nightlife side but we didn't make it. After drinking all night at the Sox game I was down for the count. Maybe next time Liberty, maybe next time.

    23/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    222. Amber S.
    Beautiful place to get a drink. Perfect spot for people watching or downing some history with your dranks.

    09/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    223. Michelle T.
    If you're looking for a non-trashy, chill place to people watch /catching up with some friends while sipping on a non-overly priced drink, Liberty is a great place.

    Sitting outside is probably the highlight when the weather is nice. They also have a DJ so if you're stuck inside, there's someone spinning some beats even though there is NO dance floor. Just start your own!

    No cover. Nice bathrooms. Decently good looking people in their late 20's - 30's....as well as the cougars and 55+ dudes.

    04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    224. Clifford D.
    I was excited to stay at the Liberty because I had heard such great things.  Everything started off well: great decor when you walk in, super friendly receptionist, champagne at check-in.

    Then everything went downhill.  My girlfriend and I got to our room, and there were two double beds.  We tried to call the reception area to see if we could get a room with one bed....but the phone didn't work.  We had to go back down, only to find out they wouldn't give us another room.  They sent someone up to fix the phone, which they fixed.

    I went to take a shower and there was no hot water.  They had to send the repairman up again.

    My girlfriend turned on the tub to soak her feet and black stuff started coming out of the drain.

    And to top it all off, the toilet had lots of trouble flushing.

    Maybe we just got unlucky with a bad room...but even if we did, they did nothing to give us a better room, even though both me and my girlfriend are SPG Elite Gold (oh ya, at check-in they had the wrong SPG number for us...we didn't find out until I called to get late checkout, which we were initially denied)

    19/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    225. Jin Y.
    this place is the shiet.

    i had no idea what to expect when we got there but we were greeted with some legit champagne (pretty sure it was veuve clicquot). free coffee in the mornz. rooms are great and boutiquey with an AMAZING VIEW (well, we were upgraded to a room with a view of the charles river/esplanade and not sure what view people have in other rooms). the bathroom was on the smaller side and the sliding door is def not sound proof so don't eat beans!

    all the toiletries were Molten Brown which def smells more manly than feminine but it it's still legit.

    right in front of the Charles MGH stop. so convenient. unfortunately we didn't get to enjoy any of the restaurants or bars in this lovely hotel but when we got back from our event, the hotel was bumpin'. def hot spot points.

    05/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    226. Sharon C.
    Stayed here last night.   We entered the hotel, which has a beautiful lobby.  Greeted at front desk with glasses of champagne which was a nice surprise....then it went downhill from there!   Got to room on 7th floor and settled in.  We decided to order room service.  Good arrived about 45 minutes later which was fine, but the forgot my pizza.   So, another 45 minutes later my pizza arrived.  A little too late to eat!   Time for bed.   Heat went on and off all night but the temperatures were too extreme despite adjusting the thermometer.  Didn't sleep well at all.  Woke up early , hungry obviously, and decided to take a chance on room service again.  Ordered eggs and English muffins and coffee.  Food came about 1/2 hour later which was good.   Well when I went to eat my eggs I realized there was no salt and pepper.  Ok...call room service at they'll be right up - right??  No!  They never came!!!! By the time I went to call them back eggs were cold.  I don't know about anyone else, but I like salt and pepper with my eggs!!!  So needless to say we will NEVER stay here again.  Stayed here because it's close to hospitals.  I'll find another place.

    18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    227. Jessica C.
    My fiancé & I were so excited when we earned enough SPG points to stay overnight. Staff went above & beyond to make our stay magical! Including a free upgrade to a king suite with a city view & a bottle of chilled champignon with fresh strawberries!! The location is perfect with the t directly across the street & Newberry street within walking distance. The only mishap was all the construction going on around the hotel. We were only 5 minutes away but kept getting re-routed because all the streets are closed! Took us an hour to figure out how to get here! Other than that, everything was amazing

    10/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    228. Andy S.
    Such a cool departure from the nice but bland large chain hotels.  This is a really well executed, creative place that combines high end service and amenities with some real character and history.  Even if you don't stay here (it is not so cheap, even by Boston standards) it is absolutely worth a stop to check out the lobby and grab a drink.

    Just cool!

    11/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    229. Rachel R.
    Lovely boutique hotel in a great area of Boston! It used to be a jail, so it's got some amazing history. From friendly front desk to roomy bedroom/bathroom to Molton Brown bath products, we had a really great experience.

    Price also seemed to be in line with amenities, location and level of service. Bar downstairs was also a great place to end the evening.

    Will definitely stay here again when we return.

    25/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    230. Ovi H.
    A generous pour on the long island no ice I got, cheap tasty snacks (skinny fries with aioli), fast service, live jazz band, it's just the lack of seats that kills it.

    Then again, it is Friday night...

    23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    231. Linda D.
    We were so excited to stay at this hotel and based on others reviews thought it was going to be the best. Sadly we were disappointed in many ways. Checking in to the lobby took awhile. There were 2 weddings going on while we were staying there which made it crazy.  Apparently this hotel seemed to only care about the business they were getting at their lobby bar (which was horrible service by the way) as well as counting on overflow from the nightclub CLINK attached to them downstairs. Hotel rooms had non working outlets, blowdryers, and missing items like ironing boards. Lack of attention to detail, bad service (things to be delivered to the room but never arrived), horrible waitress service in hotel lobby bar, and overall lack of concern and follow thru for guests would prevent me from ever returning to this hotel. Great location,ambiance and decor don't make up for bad service. Will find another place to stay in Boston next time!

    16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    232. Doug H.
    Regarding the Wednesday Yappy Hours:

    Awesome! If you own a dog, please go here at least once, and bring friends and buy drinks!  It is surreal seeing 50+ dogs running around in the courtyard just having a good time, while you can eat and drink.

    22/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    233. Lucy W.
    Could not have been happier with my Liberty Hotel experience.  The lobby is as stunning as all the photos show...the hotel theme from the converted jail carries through the names of the onside bars and restaurants (Clink and Alibi), and they left up some original features like the brick walls and steel bars.

    Check-in was a little lengthier than what like, but it was for good reason...Patrick at the reservation desk chatted with us with many of the hotel's amenities, and served us all with complimentary glasses of sparkling wine.  Best part of the hotel is the gorgeous lobby. The multileveled lobby has balconies/catwalks above the breathtakingly converted old jail so that on weekends, hotel guests have access to the upper levels.  We totally took advantage and people watched the mix of the crowds below frequenting the bars and restaurants.  Drinks from the hotel bar Clink and on the Catwalk on the 3rd floor are delicious but pricey (signature cocktails are $15 so it adds up quickly, but they are strong and large portions so not a total ripoff).

    Room is pretty tame and boring compared to the uniqueness of the lobby...the only reference to the hotel theme in this part of the hotel are their versions of the "do not disturb" doorknob signs, which are a large steel key with a sign that says "solitary".  Free wifi is available in the hotel rooms and lobby.  It's pretty spacious for a city hotel room, and the bathroom was great- spacious and nicely appointed with black granite and gray tile (there is both a tub and shower).  I'm sure the rooms facing the river and Boston are very nice, but we had a view of Mass Eye and Ear next door.  Though if we turned our heads, we could see the Charles River.

    One of the best parts of this hotel- convenience/access.  The hotel is located directly across the street from the Charles/MGH T stop, and near Storrow Dr to get to 93 or west toward Mass Pike.  It's an easy Silver/Red line public transportation ride from the airport, and there's also plenty of taxis also available most of the times.  It's a short walk to Beacon Hill via Charles St, and down Cambridge St from Gov't Center, which is near a lot of touristy stops like Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Haymarket and North End.

    Stay here if you like:
    History, architecture, boutique hotels, jail decor, cool lobby ceilings, hanging out in the lobby, trendy club/bars, friendly front desk staff, people watching, convenience to Beacon Hill, Charles River, Kendall Sq, and Red Line T.

    Do not stay here if you like:
    Quiet lobbies (at night), budget hotels, free breakfast.

    20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    234. Patrick S.
    Awesome hotel with a great history! Jesse was a great bartender, and Leigh was great to hang with. I'll definitely be staying here again.

    06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    235. Bernadette W.
    We had heard good things about this hotel. On the plus side, we were greeted with a glass of champagne upon check-in,  The hotel also offers a number of good restaurants. The place is a bit overpriced. As an example, I called room service for some coffee in the morning, since I didn't see a nearby coffee place. They asked if I had a keurig machine in my room and I said, no I don't see one, should I? They said nevermind, we'll bring you the coffee. They charged me 16 bucks.... kinda steep for coffee that should have been free.  All in all, our stay was fine.

    15/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    236. Katie H.
    Great proximity to the city: everything is walkable. Right next to the T Line, CVS across the street (for the necessities), the Charles River walking trail right across the freeway, and Charles St right uo the door. Really beautiful hotel with a great history (it used to be a jail!). It's a pretty loud and rowdy place, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, which became a bit overwhelming after a long day out in Boston. The gym is pretty weak, but I never felt the need to be cooped up in it when the beautiful Charles River trail was right out the door. There is no pool or hot tub. Overall a great place to stay in Boston, I highly recommend it.

    04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    237. Bob S.
    We're not "luxury folks", but needed the closest possible place to MGH, so we booked a night at the Liberty.  Nice place... very pleasant, helpful and responsive staff .. comfortable, clean and attractive.  The best medical rate we could get was $300/ night.  Ouch!  By the time you add the taxes, nearly $50/day to park, and dinner, it was $500 for a one night stay.   The room was nice, but small and not particularly luxurious.  We had the problem that others have observed, that there is something funky about the electric outlets so you have to fiddle around to get your chargers to work.  

    Food was good, but expensive.  Interesting menu, but no option that we could find for simpler fare unless you use room service.   Nearly every item had an ingredient which we had to Google.  

    You have to ask for a coffee/tea maker for your room - but in fairness they brought it quickly when we did.    The room and 'frig are stocked with various items for purchase.  It's the usual hotel honor bar routine.  $5 for a can of soda.  $30 for a tiny bottle of wine.  $8 for a candy bar.  We chuckled and ignored all that.  I know I'm sounding like someone who just fell off the turnip truck, but hey... you have to wonder how wealthy, hungry, intoxicated or lazy you need to be to pay 8 bucks for a Snickers..

    You do have free WiFi in the room, but there is a catch. You can connect ONE device at low speed for checking email.  If you want more bandwidth, it's $15/day. If you didn't bring your cell phone, local calls are a buck each.  The closest thing you're going to get to a complimentary breakfast is hot water or coffee in the lobby.

    So.. if you're a high-end kind of person, you'll probably like your experience here.  If you're mostly looking for a place to sleep before a medical appointment, you may want to examine if it's worth the price.

    I honestly have no complaints other than the price.  Nice place.  Nice folks.  Interesting décor.   Just a little out of our fiscal comfort zone.

    26/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    238. Ornela Z.
    I love this hotel.Thursday is the night to be there they have an amazing fashion show.

    25/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    239. Allison P.
    My new favorite hotel. Not just in Boston, but in the US. I love this place.

    I found an unbeatable rate on hotels.com . Starwood Luxury Collection. I didn't know what to expect. Upon entering, your eyes are immediately drawn up. Everybody has the same reaction. Check in was easy.

    "Would you like a glass of champagne?"

    Is it complimentary? Yes? Why yes, yes I would.

    Room: SPG gave me the upgrade. The view of Boston and the Charles was beautiful. The bed very comfortable (think Westin Dream bed). The robe, the slippers. The soaking tub AND the stand up shower. Molton Brown products!

    Theme: The restaurant called Clink. The outdoor area the Yard. The bar called Alibi. The balconies where guards patrolled are still there with tables and chairs and open for all guests to relax, have a drink, do some work or read a book.

    The jail cells and bars are still there. I love the fact that the re-building incorporated architecture and theme from the original building.

    Great gym with lots of new machines and apples. The front desk employees are friendly and helpful. The hotel offers information on the histpry of the jail in the lobby and a dedicated tv station (esp. great for you history buffs).

    Location: On the esplanade. For all you runners - you'll LOVE it. Next to MGH, the T stop, and in Beacon Hill. I found some great boutiques and a nail place five minute walk from the hotel. Boston Commons just another couple minutes walk away.

    Recap: Great location, complimentary champagne upon check in, nice gym, rooms with a view, luxury linens, Molton Brown, polite and helpful employees, and some sense of history.

    Don't forget to check Hotels.com for the best rate!

    20/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    240. Sarah F.
    Great location! Right next to Beacon Hill and the river. It was an old jail that eventually was renovated and turned into a beautiful hotel. Very friendly staff. Very clean hotel with updated amenities. Loved the decor.

    31/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    241. Melissa M.
    Great hotel, very trendy. We checked in and were given each a glass of champagne by reception which is GREAT :) we checked in without any issues. After my company dinner downstairs we went to the bar and the lobby and I asked Reception to hold our gifts which they most likely did not have to do but they did and I was able to pick up the next morning. They were super friendly. Only minor hiccup was that for checkout the next day, we couldnt get a hold of valet while still in our room. The line sounded busy and the ticket asks for us to call 10 minutes before we checkout. Either way, they have heat lamps where you wait for your car so no complaints here. I hear this place is amazing during the summer so I will probably try it out ;)

    03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    242. Sherrie H.
    Forget my get out of jail free card, I'd like to stay longer!

    This unique and modern hotel was formerly the Charles Street Jail

    The jail had housed a number of famous inmates including James Michael Curley, Malcolm X and Sacco & Vanzetti.  The prison officially closed in1990 and reopened in the summer of 2007 as the luxurious Liberty Hotel.  I was pleased to learn the building has retained much of the historic structure, including the famed rotunda.

    The Liberty Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood.  This luxury hotel in offers easy access to a wealth of outdoor recreation, unique shopping, entertainment and downtown Boston with most being just footsteps away.

    You are immediately impressed upon entering as the lobby and reception areas are magnificent and grand.  Among the other dramatic features that have been preserved are vestiges of jail cells within the hotel lobby bar and stunning, oversized windows.  An adjoining 16-story tower house was added to the property and contains a majority of guest rooms, wish are modern, cozy and luxurious.  No detail was overlooked as every inch of The Liberty was pure perfection!

    In addition to the suburb design and flawless decor, there are plenty of noteworthy restaurants to socialize and indulge.  Many locals also flock to this lavish spot to nosh and mingle at CLINK, Alibi, Scampo, The Yard and the Liberty's bar, Catwalk.

    I was so inthralled with the amazing details that I almost neglected the warm, friendly and accommodating staff.  Although a former jail, they will have you feeling like royalty.

    07/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    243. Elizabeth S.
    A must see and fun place to stay. The rooms are comfy and cozy. Food is quite good and historic value is a plus.

    04/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    244. Jen K.
    Last night was my second time staying and it was a pleasure, as usual. The staff is so nice and very accommodating. Anytime I've ordered room service, or asked for some random item, they come right away. I even requested to stay a little longer than their 12 pm check out time, which they said was no problem (1 pm).

    And of course it's a beauuutiful hotel, with really nice showers and a big white fluffy comfy bed, which is the best part.

    Can't wait to visit again!

    07/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    245. Andrew L.
    We reserved private booth for several hours, spent a significant sum of money and left a very generous tip, after closing out our tab, our waitress told us she had another party waiting for the spot, at which point everyone stood up, and began gathering their belongs.  No more than 30 seconds later, the waitress said "so, if you guys could like leave, now".  We politely indicated that we were, and she simply walked away, with a dismissive expression. Both the incoming party and a nearby waitress apologized.  Said nearby waitress was so appalled she provided a free round of drinks.  While we appreciated the remedy, we were appalled that we were dismissed so quickly after spending north of $1,000 and tipping well over 30%.  This waitress was simply looking for her next tip, and was overtly rude to a reasonable, well behaved, professional, and gratuitous party.

    20/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    246. Nicole M.
    DO NOT STAY HERE- credit card information was used by someone at their hotel!!! unless you are okay with them charging unauthorized amounts on your card for hundreds of dollars and telling you it may take a few weeks to get back to you about it.

    terrible customer service. I noticed these charges the day I was checking out of the hotel and the front desk girl who checked into said this was just a temporary thing they do to make sure you have money on your card but it would not actually take the money out of my account. In good trust I let it go but noticed a week after returning not only did they take the $500 out of my account there were now other charges that I did not do also put on my card.I called to complain and they said someone would call me back which they did not, so I called corporate to complain and they told me accounting had already left and would get back to me but may take 5 days to 2 weeks  to give a response.

    The hotel itself is beautiful but if I had any advice, pay cash and do NOT allow them any access to your credit card information.

    15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    247. Minh C.
    My family stayed here for a weekend.  The lobby is sophisticated and beautiful, very much different from many of the SPG hotels I've stayed at.  Checking in was easy and fast.  Although, I was told to stay in my room and expect a gift of some sort to arrive, but it never did so the false expectations wasn't the most stellar customer experience.  Other than that, no complaints!

    10/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    248. Danielle L.
    This. Place. Is. Like. No. Other.

    I want to give it a 3 but I don't think that's fair, it's a really cool place but I didn't experience much of it. It's really more of a 3.5 as of right now!

    My brother was meeting a friend of his for some drinks in The Liberty, so my husband and I went along for something to do one night. I had NO idea what to expect, but was taken back by what I was about to encounter. First, the place is confusing. Bars all over the place, night clubs with lines out the door, lounge areas, loud music, jail cells and private parties. It's cool. Is it for my parents? No, probably not. Some aspects aren't even for me (I'm 28). I was not dressed to impress so I felt a little awkward, I didn't know I had to wear my stilettos!

    We sat in a small area and the waitress came to us to order some drinks. They have a menu of some specialty cocktails and apps. Everything was good. I wish I could add more (I will after I go back!)...but I was tired and not up to party like that so I sat back and observed.

    I will go back and update with my new findings!

    12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    249. Helen Z.
    I loved everything about this hotel. It's certainly unlike any hotel I've ever stayed at. They really pay attention to details and have a lot to offer their guests. We arrived early at around 12PM and were checked in immediately with no issues. On top of that, we were offered complimentary champagne for the trip up to our room! The room was gorgeous with a huge bathroom and super comfy beds with luxury linens. We tried to take advantage of as much as we could in our short stay. We were able to extend our checkout, twice-- at first until 2PM and then to 3PM with no issues. We rented complimentary bikes and rode alongside the Charles River. If we had enough time, we could have also rented kayaks, also compliments of this hotel. I also love that the hotel is so trendy, on a Saturday night, all the bars in the hotel were packed--it was THE place to be!

    The service was top-notch across the board, from valet to front desk to even the server at the adjoining restaurant, Scampo (which btw, was delicious). Everyone we had contact with wanted to ensure our stay was anything but amazing. I love that for such an upsacle and luxurious hotel, there wasn't a pretentious vibe. I think the main reason I loved Boston so much was because of my stay at this hotel. I highly recommend the Liberty Hotel!

    30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    250. Eloise A.
    Our room was great, as was the customer service. I mentioned in passing that it was my fiancées birthday and Taylor at the front desk sent up a delicious cupcake and bottle of cava which was a very thoughtful and impressive touch.

    The hotel is very unique and has a nice nod to history.

    Though our first room smelled strongly of cleaning fluid, they were able to find us another room that didn't.

    05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    251. Teri M.
    I expected so much more from this hotel. The noise was unbearable with all of the club music and whistles blowing at all hours. It felt like a W Hotel and it seemed more like a party hotel than a luxury 5 star hotel. Additionally, the rooms weren't anything special. It is in a nice area though and so that was a plus.

    25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    252. Carol M.
    I visited Boston with my daughters back in August for a wedding.  A friend of mine recommended that we stay at The Liberty Hotel because I wanted to experience something completely unique.  Well, that is exactly what I got!  

    The Beacon Hill location was perfect for us since we were only staying 1 night.  It allowed us to be within minutes of many of the site-seeing places that we sought after while in Boston.  

    I'm sure you already have many other reviews commenting on the uniqueness and history of the hotel.  Yes, it's a jail!  The thing that fasinated me the most is how elegant and modern the hotel turned out to be.  It surpassed all my expections for sure.

    The price was relatively resonable (I think our rate was $199) for the Becon Hill area.  My advice is to check multiple travel sites to get the best rate here.  Calling the hotel directly for reservations gave me a higher rate, which typically doesn't always happen at other hotels.  

    Overall great experience, price and location.  I would recommend to anyone staying in the Boston area.

    27/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    253. Katie K.
    The hotel is beautiful, however, the customer service is terrible. I had friends staying at the Liberty back in October and called to have a bottle of champagne sent to their room. $65.35 was charged to my card. After my friends told me they had never received the bottle, I called the hotel and found out they had sent it to the wrong room. No big deal, mistakes happen. They promised to refund the money immediately, apologized, and I thought it was over.

    Nope. That was two months ago. I've called six times, spoken to their accounting department and managers. Every time they promise me it will be taken care of right away. Just checked my statement and, after my last call almost two weeks ago, nothing.

    I wonder who they'll connect me to today?

    19/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    254. S S.
    My husband and I just returned from a weekend stay at this hotel. We were disappointed all around. When we arrived, we requested a room that did not face MGH (as we have a family member in treatment there). Instead, we were given a room that literally faced the hospital sign. It was disheartening when the front desk acted surprised when I asked if we could be assigned another room 5 minutes after I had asked for a room that didn't face the hospital. I am sure we are not the first family to have an interest in staying at the hotel after many long days at the hospital, let alone the level of attentiveness you would expect from a luxury hotel.

    The room was on the small side and the bed was very worn. My husband had to put a pillow on the edge so that he didn't roll off.

    The decor also is very worn. Our room had a leak in the ceiling, stained carpets and dinged up walls and furniture. The lobby showed similar signs as did the very uncomfortable rental bikes.

    We like to stay at nice hotels but this trip missed the mark. My guess is that the hotel has been under considerable use since it opened and is in need of a refresh. It is not worth the price.

    10/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    255. Krista J.
    Outstanding!

    I've been to a few nice hotels in my life, but The Liberty Hotel puts even The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to shame. I felt like I was a VIP during my entire stay...from the complementary champagne at check-in to the concierge service to the Alibi bar.

    I read about The Liberty Hotel when it first opened, and the fact that the space used to be the Charles Street Jail just intrigued me so much that I added a visit to my bucket list. A few years later, I made it!

    Even though my friend and I arrived around noon, three hours before normal check-in, we were immediately given a room...upgraded to a city view...and oh, my...what a view! The rooms were very comfortable in size, with a large closet, a bathroom with both an oversize tub and a glassed-in shower, and ample bedroom space that included WiFi. And instead of Do Not Disturb signs, there were Solitary door hangers...love the attention to detail!

    The main lobby fully embodies the mail jail space, with a bar area along the catwalk, and jail cells still visible on the way to the elevators. The space is gorgeous, and decorated in such a comfortable but modern way that you would never think of for a "prison" hotel. All the restaurants and bars are themed to the prison history, but in the most clever and non-cheesy ways. Alibi is a bar/club with celeb mug shots adorning the walls and jail-themed cocktails. Scampo (Escape in Italian) is an gourmet Italian restaurant...try the Bacon and Clam pizza! Clink serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. And grab a drink during the summer in The Yard outside.

    I loved this experience...even though the hotel was incredibly expensive, it was all worth it! I left with the most adorable Liberty teddy bear (they come either in a prisoner or a guard outfit..I got a prisoner, of course!). And thanks to my friend, we both returned home with Solitary door hangers of our own ($25 each at the concierge).

    15/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    256. Shaunt D.
    What a nice hotel! Came to Boston from Los Angeles to do some touring with my family. This hotel used to be a prison many years ago and was turned into a hotel later on..the staff is extremely friendly. Concierge is so helpful with anything that you need. The restaurant downstairs is also excellent and they have AMAZING pizzas!! Definitely stay here if you ever come to Boston..

    25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    257. Danny G.
    Yes this used to be an old prison, yes it has a great bar, yes it's location is pretty good.

    However, a few of the employees haven't realized this is no longer a prison... Service is lacking. Staff is very stuck up. I stay for 2 nights and not once we were asked if we needed help with our bags or how our stay was going.

    Boston is an amazing city with plenty of hotel offerings. Unless you have to be here I would avoid it. If you do visit, say hi to Jessica at the Alibi bar (privately owned - understand the word service) it's a great space with great service.

    Come here for the food and drinks and let the hotel staff play warden on their own.

    I do not recommend visitors stay at this hotel. Great place to visit, eat and drink. Take your business else where.

    04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    258. Dana O.
    This was a loud and rowdy place to stay.  Was in town for a convention and sleep was not something I was going to get here until after 2.  My room had a bar cashier right outside the door.  Strange.

    23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    259. Albert B.
    To my fellow Bostonian dog owners, PLEASE READ:  Apologies in advance for the long windidness.

    Yes, The Liberty Hotel provides Yappy Hour on Wednesdays which we can all agree is a fun social event.  Even still, the "yard' is typically understaffed and you can wait in line for 15 minutes for a drink, and you're lucky if the dog bowls are replenished with water - which is highly needed in this hot summer weather.  This review, however, is not about Yappy Hour but the experience my friends and I had Saturday 7/13.

    As a tight nit Boston dog community, my wife and I wanted to organize a birthday party (1 year) for our dog Maxwell and several of his closest dog friends - and in turn the dog owners whom have become our dear friends.  I thought the "yard" at The Liberty would be a perfect setting, and did my due diligence in calling the staff and making sure we were allowed to be there.  I was specifically told we could "absolutely" have a gathering there however there would not be bar service, and we would need to order inside to then take the drinks, appetizers, etc. outside.  I didn't foresee an issue with this and the staff actually said this would be a better scenario, as we'd have the outside space to ourselves.  

    We arrived at the Liberty Hotel around 6:15 and were expecting approximately 10 people and their dogs (6 dogs).  We complied with the requests and ordered wine & appetizers inside.  At approximately 8:30pm the manager, James, came outside looking annoyed and said their was a curfew at the "yard" - we had to be out by 9pm but he would extend an extra 15 minutes in good faith.  This was the first issue, as we were never told we had to leave at a certain time, and we were spending a considerable amount of money on services - so what would the point be in making us go?  In turns out there was a wedding at the Liberty that night and they would soon want to meander to the outside space.  This makes sense to me, as a wedding takes precedence, however we should have been told from the onset that there was a specific time we would be required to leave and then we would have potentially made other plans.

    9:15 arrived and several of our friends left but the majority of us decided to continue the festivities with our dogs in the Liberty Hotel lobby.  This clearly made the staff and the manager annoyed, as they assumed we would leave and now there were 7 people and 4 dogs in the lobby just as their busy time was beginning.  The dogs were calm and we were considerate, however our move inside must have irked the staff and the manager wanted us out.  So, after 7 bottles of wine in 4 hours, between 10 people, we were cut off from the bar.  There wasn't a single belligerent or intoxicated person, so there wasn't any grounds to cut us off, even though James (the manger) claimed we had ordered too many drinks.  Breaking it down technically, we would have consumed 2.5 glasses of wine each at this point over a 4 hour time frame.  Hardly grounds for completely cutting us off.

    We all were in agreement this was done in spite and in order to push us out of the hotel.  I went to speak with James directly and his argument was ridiculous, he specifically said "based on the alcohol you ordered we feel it's time you're cut off, because we didn't have staff outside to monitor who consumed what, therefore some of you may have consumed more than others".  How is this my problem?  You don't have the necessary staff so you make assumptions that suit you best and force us out?  It was ludicrous.  He even went on to say he didn't know exactly how much we had ordered either, and when I challenged him to look at the bill, he refused.  It would have taken 2 minutes to prove my point and prove him wrong, however my request was dismissed.  

    My family stays at the Liberty Hotel when they visit Boston, I've spent thousands of dollars at their restaurants on dinners, at Yappy Hour, etc.  To be treated like this was unprofessional and without merit.  The manager wanted us out to clear room for the "party scene", and our dogs had become an annoyance to him specifically and possibly to others.  Why have a dog friendly hotel, then?  My tab was $500+ and tipped very generously - we should have been treated as normal guests however we were discriminated against.

    I will not being going back to this hotel, will tell my family and friends to stay elsewhere, and will share my story with other dog owners so they can be aware of how they'll be treated on a Saturday evening.

    13/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    260. Ken H.
    I picked W Boston and The Liberty Hotel during my recent trip to Boston since I want to experience both design hotels while The Liberty hotel is certainly the winner at the design and comfort but the level of service is light years behind.  Location is ideal for tourist since it is right across from the Metro station.

    Being as a formal jail, the property owner successfully restored the jail into a beautiful artwork.  As you walk into the hotel onto the atrium lobby, you will be stunned how beautiful it is.  No hotels nowadays have such a GRAND lobby like The Liberty.  Even if you don't stay here, you should come in for a drink or tour.

    Situated by the river makes the hotel have some rooms with awesome river view and luckily the suite that I stayed at included even better view being on the corner location and the view is spectacular day and night.  Rooms are plush and tastefully decorated while still comfortable.  I love the high quality MOLTON BROWN product that they use in room.  Their sheets and towels are better than average hotels, which is totally in-line with the luxury hotels name.

    The only issue that I had was the housekeeping.  Turn-down service was one of the worst I have seem in years.  Whomever turned down my room just leave towels wherever she wants, hang the wet towels on the shower door and it was just bad.  I called the housekeeping supervisor over and she was trying to convince me that they did they because I hang my towels etc.  Wrong.  I stayed at hotels few hundred nights already and I know how it should work.  It was just bad.  She did the turn down again but however, no followup recovery service was done.  I wonder if this ever reached to the in house duty manager?

    The service that I received at this property was quite SPOTTY.  I have had good Concierges the day that I checked in and yet I had ones who just kept talking on his phone for personal purposes while flipping through his cell phone at work.  Front desk agents ranges widely too.  There is a classic gentlement who seems eager to help and offered guests welcome drinks without asking while others just try to hand you the key card and send you out of your way (which was the check in agent that I received).

    I have seem quite a few negative reviews before on tripadvisor, mile points, flyertalk and yelp before my stay and I now do believe that some of the negative reviews are indeed true since I have experienced personally.  The property is beautiful but the level of services demonstrated by the front desk staff, concierges, and housekeeping teams makes me wonder when will the management team take some serious effort to re-train some of the staffs to provide a more uniform, courteous, professional services to their guests to claim themselves as a five stars property?

    16/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    261. Nicole S.
    The husband and I got stuck in Boston after our flight got canceled 2 hours prior to taking off (thanks a bunch JetBlue). After failing to secure a seat home that night, I found this hotel on Hotel Tonight for a fair price and jumped on the opportunity to sleep in a comfy bed.

    Fantastic decision.

    First, it is literally across the street from the Charles/MGH stop on the red line, which is super convenient if you are lugging two bags of luggage around Boston at 10pm. The woman at the front desk was awesome and personable, even giving us complementary sparkling lemonade (it's usually champagne, but husband and I aren't drinkers).

    The ambiance of the hotel is awesome. The history of the hotel (jail turned hotel) was interesting to hear about and read about. The room we were given had a king sized bed, awesome shower, and nice TV. After spending the last several hours killing ourselves to get to the airport on time for a flight that was canceled and haggling to get on via standby, it was nice to order room service, take a shower, watch a movie and go into a coma for 8 hours on a comfy bed.

    It was right before going to bed (read: when I realized my contact lens was sticking to my eyeball), I realized I forgot my contact solution at my family members house (in Rhode Island). My husband called down to the desk to see if they had any we could buy. They said yes and that they would send it right up and charge it to the room. Sweet.

    Well, about 10 minutes later I get a phone call from the front desk person, apologizing profusely that he had run out of contact solution. Slightly disappointed, I asked where the closest 24 hour pharmacy was so I (read: my husband) could run out and get some. This is where this hotel blew me away.

    "Oh, we already set out our security guard to buy you some at CVS down the street. He'll be back in ten minutes. I hope that's okay."

    No, please. I was hoping to put my pants back on and go out in the 15 degree freezing weather at midnight. Thanks for crushing my dreams.

    Just kidding. It was music to my ears. Back to watching TV with one eye shut.

    Within ten minutes, my contacts were unstuck and I was peacefully drifting off to dreamland.

    Great hotel. Great stay. The food from room service was great with the exception of the cookies - they were hard and not that good (sorry). Otherwise, a great experience and I would come back in a heartbeat.

    16/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    262. Kiana M.
    The hotel is beautiful but quite pricey. The internet was not working the first day I was here. You can only hook one device up to the wifi for free. The internet was quite inconvenient.  

    That being said, the view from the higher floors is beautiful. Whole foods, cvs and Starbucks are conveniently located near the hotel. There are lots of restaurants near by and the train is right across the street.  It is right next to the hospital.

    12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    263. Natalie P.
    Rad ass place! This hotel has to be the coolest hotels I've ever stayed at. It's a converted prison which in itself is amazing.

    Once you check-in, the hotel offers a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival and if you had the day I did with travelling, that glass will help make it a little better. They also have a great little restaurant inside the hotel that serves one of the best eggs benny that I've ever tasted. The only reason I'm not giving this hotel a 5-star is because when I checked out, the receptionist claimed I had a mini bar charge which was not true. I, in fact, did not even have my room cleaned for the short time that I was there so I'm not sure why they would just assume that. It was not a big deal at all and probably a very innocent mistake but I felt like I was being put in a awkward position. But other than that, this place was perfect!

    11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    264. Thomas F.
    This hotel is a travesty and should EITHER be removed from the Starwood collection, or CHANGE their outrageous party scene!  
    Don't get me wrong, I like to party as much as the next guy, but when traveling, especially on business I like to get a good night sleep...well, you can forget that in this place!  The party scene carries on OUTSIDE, right underneath your room window, until well past 2:00AM!!!  I am surprised Boston even allows this!  
    They never advised me that, by the way you are going to be on the 3rd floor overlooking our outdoor RAGE, so sleeping might be a problem...Nope, never said one word.  So when I complained...it took them over 2 hours to find me another room...at 1:45AM I had to move, to finally get 4 hours of sleep as I had an early morning appointment.!
    Other than that, the room was small, but well-appointed, can't tell you about the gym because I was too tired to use it, and the breakfast okay.

    07/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    265. Julia V.
    If you're young, fun, and classy you'll love the Liberty! Our stay was not cheap but it was so worth it. Stayed during a long weekend and every night the hotel was full of beautiful and trendy 20 something's getting their party on at the nightclub and the lobby bar. The Bloody Mary is a must, soo yummy and very strong but you don't taste it.

    The sparking wine they serve you when you check in is yummy and they also have fruit in the lobby sometimes. The subway is right across the street, boston common a few blocks away, and the hotel is right next to the beacon hill area; a charming historic area lit by gas lanterns.

    01/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    266. Patrick K.
    A truly great hotel.

    The glass of champagne at check-in is a nice touch.  The hotel's history as a former jail adds to the "cool" factor.  Perhaps the biggest plus is its location in Beacon Hill within walking distance to so many Boston sites, as well as being conveniently located just across the street from a subway station.  Also across the street is a CVS and Whole Foods is just around the corner.  Numerous other restaurants and shops are nearby.

    The concierge can  set you up with one of the four bicycles that the hotel makes available to guests for free.  Be sure to make a reservation, however, because the bikes go fast, especially on a pretty day.

    09/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    267. Simon L.
    Very cool but super touristy. That's ok because they have champagne service. Amazing location and they allow dogs!!

    22/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    268. LISA N.
    We recently stayed at the Liberty Hotel for my sister's bachelorette weekend. The hotel is gorgeous, clean and in a good location. There was some confusion with my reservation, but Jaimé at the front desk was amazing! She straightened everything out and made sure we had adjoining rooms! She knew we were a bachelorette group and were so excited we were there. I have not had that experience with other hotels.

    Additionally, Prince at the front door was beyond accommodating. He is super friendly and went out of his was to make sure our experience was memorable. Saturday evening, he helped us get into Alibi, and my sister and friends had a blast!

    All around a wonderful weekend at Liberty Hotel!!

    04/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    269. Mac W.
    Simply the best. Starwood properties really gets this one beyond right. Came here with my two dogs for Thanksgiving just to get away from NY. Upon arrival, our suite was not ready so the manager put us in a smaller room on the same floor to wait. Just outstanding service! The suite was beautiful and huge. We had Thanksgiving dinner at Scampo, which was excellent. Drinks in the lobby with my dogs at my feet - you can't beat it!

    29/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    270. Carlo V.
    Very charming, very expensive.
    Very small rooms, jail cel like rooms ( ha)
    Very friendly staff , specially our bellman, Mr. Ping  
    Good location , 1/2 block from the metro station , very convenient.
    Good gym ( small)
    No pool
    More of an adult place , bars at the check in area .
    Nothing for kids to do.

    07/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    271. Elisabeth F.
    One of the two trendy hotels in the city. The other is the W hotel.

    It was very cool. There were a lot of unique touches that fell in line with their jail theme. The do not disturb signs in the room say "solitary" instead of do not disturb, the restaurant in the lobby is called Clink, and the nightclub in the hotel is affectionately named Alibi. Cute cute cute.

    My only issue is that we were using my mom's SPG suite nights for our stay, so when we booked our room 3 months ago we booked a beautiful suite that we were both very excited for! However, the day before we got there they emailed to tell us they no longer had any suites available so we would have to be in their lowest-level room.

    I get that they would much rather have a full-paying guest give them the $1000/night fee for the suite we booked, but we also got that suite because of the tens of thousands of dollars my mom spends every quarter with Starwood hotels. If that's what happens every time someone wants to take advantage of the reward that Starwood gives their best customers that's not really a very good way to run business.

    22/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    272. Barbara D.
    I'm starting to understand the hype about Starwood Lux hotels now.
    Ended up booking this last minute, since I had to be in town for meetings and an awards dinner.  My original hotel reservation got screwed up through the 3rd party provider, so scrambled for an alternative and stumbled upon The Liberty.  Such a cool hotel in every way.  It was an old jail... so everything is themed around a jail yard.  The "Alibi" Lounge, The "Clink Bar", The "Yard" patio.  Very clever.
    The staff was warm and friendly... and they greet you with a glass of champagne upon check-in.  Never a bad thing!! Rooms are huge.  Molton Brown products in the bathrooms.  Complimentary wi-fi, as well.   It was located conveniently next to the T and the Charles (for runners and outdoorsy-types).  Definitely would recommend it.

    01/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    273. kevin s.
    I took the whole family to Boston for vacation in July 2014 and we stayed one night at the Liberty Hotel.  The hotel is beautiful in the lobby.  We arrived around 3pm and our room was not ready; they said that they would call me once it was ready.  I informed them that we would stay in the lobby to wait since the kids were tired.  More than an hour later I went to ask them how much longer and they said, "OH your room is ready" they forgot to tell us.  

    The concierge service is outstanding and everyone was friendly.  One other thing bothered me about this hotel; we got into the room around 5pm and at 8am the next morning someone banged on our door and it was a hotel worker asking when we would check out today.  My wife asked "what time is check out?...That's when we will check out."  I have never felt so rushed to get out of our room before.  

    If it wasn't for the delay in getting our room and the feeling of being rushed to leave they would have received at least 4 stars.

    FYI - their wi-fi is very poor

    19/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
    274. Bob O.
    This is my new go to spot when I'm willing to splurge on a Boston hotel room. The main draw for me was the novelty of staying in a remodeled historic jailhouse, great reviews found here, and proximity to City Hall Plaza where I was attending Boston Calling Music Festival. I stayed in a grand deluxe room 1523 I think. For 299 plus tax it wasn't cheap but I wanted to pamper myself a bit. The special Sunday night room rate included 2 free breakfast vouchers for Clink and valet parking. Those amenities plus the gorgeous city and Charles river view kept me from going with my normal cheapest room available policy.
      The valet service was professional, courteous, and even stocked my car with complimentary bottled water. There was only one staff member at the check in desk when I checked in and out so that caused some lag time in my otherwise seamless stay.
      After the show I ate a cheap so-so chicken sandwich at a hot dog shop up the road, got dressed up in my lucky Bowie jacket and headed down to Alibi to see what all the fuss is about the hotel club. It's on the ground floor just off the entrance and is not so easy to get in. The bouncers were about to tell me they were at capacity so I flashed my room key and they let me in. The place was packed with 20-30 somethings getting their swill on. After gently elbowing my way to the bar and waiting a bit I managed to order a nearly not-drinkable dirty martini for 13$ plus tip. The bar maid didn't even bother to bring me my change but whatever, I got in. Going to a club yourself can be a bit wack but I really wanted to experience this spot and review it. The room used to be the part of the jail used as the drunk tank for criminals and good citizens perhaps who had to much good spirits to behave. I checked out the mug shots and iron bar decor then promptly ditched my olive juice in a martini glass for a bottle of beer in the comfort of my rooms tub.

    Tips: check out the hotel and club if you have $ to burn, pets, or historic interests. To me it was worth it as it's a beautiful building with an interesting late night (for Boston) scene near the river and I-93 access. Also, there are little cards by the bed you can put on the door to decline turn down service and receive a 5$ dinner credit voucher.

    30/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    275. James D.
    Oscar Chen, who was managing the front desk tonight, was the epitome of great service. His energy and good nature can easily serve as a case study for what it means to be a great host and a professional in the hospitality business.

    Without a doubt this guy is special. He has made an already great hotel transcend it's level of service. Liberty is better, and affirms its position as a premier boutique hotel, by having Oscar do what he does best --provide a world class, exceptional even, level of professional service.

    17/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    276. Gary P.
    My wife and I stayed at the Liberty hotel as an impromptu New Years trip and were very pleased. I know some of the other reviews were a little harsh on here, but our experience was stellar. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a woman named Nikki who was very pleasant. She made sure we had champagne and offered us a free upgraded room. She also made sure we could get a late checkout for no charge as well. We had drinks at the bar Alibi as well as at Clink (which will also serve you throughout the lobby and on the catwalk). They were a bit expensive but delicious! We had brunch at Clink on our last day and it was actually really good food. We also had dinner one night at Scampo and were not let down. We stayed a total of 3 nights/4 days and everything was excellent.

    05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    277. G D.
    What a COOL hotel!! If you're looking to stay at a place that is an experience itself and not just another hotel, stay at The Liberty. The architecture and history (it is a converted jail) were fascinating and they have done a beautiful job renovating it into a hotel.

    The service was also outstanding. When we arrived, we were placed in a room that faced the adjoining hospital air conditioning unit. Not exactly a pretty view- I wouldn't have cared if it was an overnight for business, but this was our first time in Boston and we wanted a nice view. We went down and spoke with Oscar at the front desk. He apologized profusely that every single room with a view was booked due to a large wedding party. However, he said if we inquired again the next morning, he would find us a new room. Because of the inconvenience, he gave us two tickets for free drinks at Clink bar. I found this to be very considerate. His manner was so polite and friendly. The next morning he did indeed find us a beautiful room facing the river, for no extra charge.

    We could not have been happier with our stay. Thank you to the staff at The Liberty for helping to make our trip so much fun.

    27/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    278. Eunice E.
    I love bringing people to The Liberty Hotel for drinks.

    The ambience is breath-taking, especially on a chilly night, as you walk through the heated entrance and darkness and step into the romantically lit, almost magical lobby area. As you ascend the escalators, you can't help but marvel at the painted scenery, gorgeous chandelier lights, and the relaxing live music at hand. Add plush seating and a rather extensive bar menu (including the awesome "Sleek" cocktails I mentioned in my previous review), and you're set for an awesome evening, whether by yourself or with a friend or group.

    I always end up coming back because I love how magnificent it feels to be here. And their skinny fries and charcuterie board are delicious!

    31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    279. Julie M.
    Great staff, friendly and helpful. Amazing food in the restaurant "CLINK" not overbearing but FULL flavored dishes. DEFINITELY WORTHY OF A QUICK TRIP TO/through Boston

    28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    280. Paige C.
    This is one of the most B-E-A-UTIFUL hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. We stayed in one of the suites and it was elegant and luxurious. Seriously, I never wanted to leave.

    We arrived on a night they happened to be hosting a fashion show. So I literally stepped out of the car (sporting sweatpants and a messy bun) into a sea of photographers. After the initial shock of that mortifying experience, we were greeted at the desk with a complimentary glass of champagne and shown to our suite. The on site restaurants and bars are awesome and it has a lobby I could sit in for hours and just relax.

    Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    17/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    281. Elvis K.
    Was there Thursday night to meet up with a friend to have cocktails and it was amazing! Good looking hotel/lobby and a great place just to sit and chit chat all night with great friends! Def staying here next time I come to Boston!

    08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    282. Lisa B.
    We had a wonderful experience today at the Liberty Hotel.  Our daughter and future son-in-law are getting married here in September.  Today was the tasting and boy was it a treat!  The chicken breast was extraordinary and so moist..wow!  The beef tenderloin was done to perfection and so flavorful and delicious.  Loved the new salad of arugula, dried cranberries, pistachios, goat cheese and a light vinegarette, excellent.  So excited for the wedding

    20/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    283. Hello W.
    I go to Boston twice a month and was someone recommended I stay at The Liberty Hotel. I looked it up on google and was sold. BUT IT DID NOT LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS.

    ARRIVAL
    - No one greeted me when I arrive.
    - No champagne like I saw on a video and in articles when you check in.
    - No one at the front desk. I waited for 5 minutes before asking the Conceirge if I was at the right place to check in. He said (someone girl with a J name) the lady would be right back.

    THE STAY
    I have no idea how to get to the Catwalk. The hotel does a terrible job of letting a guest know of the amenities and facilities available to them.
    Some survey I just took said there was golf?? Um...what?

    THE FOOD
    Not bad. I had room service. It was quick. Professional. I even tipped on top of the 18% gratuity and delivery charge. Nice guy.

    THE BAR
    People seem to be having fun. There's dancing in the lobby. Lots of smiles. Good music.

    THE ROOM
    Not bad. It's typical for a Starwood hotel.
    Walls are thin though. Was awaken by the sound of sex twice. But I can't complain if someone else is enjoying their time. But makes me thing the hotel is kind of cheaply built.

    Will I return? I don't know. I come to Boston every 2 weeks and honestly The Liberty Hotel rubbed me the wrong way. When you aren't greeted correctly and all that, it's a bit unprofessional.

    Step your game up Liberty Hotel.

    20/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    284. Erin B.
    The Liberty Hotel is a chic venue for eating, drinking and people watching. As a former jail, all of the restaurant and bar options it houses are named in this theme: Clink, Alibi, The Yard. etc. We took a look at all (I think) of the restaurants inside, however, none had tables available on Saturday night in November without reservations. We ended up snagging a table in the lobby on the second level, which turned out to be a great alternative. This placement allows you to people watch, sit in comfy chairs, and still receive table service. Our server was very friendly and attentive, despite the seemingly large area she had to cover. The decor is beautiful inside, everything is expensive (although not crazy for Boston) and nothing amazingly delicious, but decent.  The overall experience is unparalleled. It's somewhat unique, comfortable and convenient location. I took two friends from NY here on a weekend visit and they enjoyed it.

    04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    285. Leslie S.
    I never stayed in the hotel but went to the bar. They have expensive but very good drinks there and I just loved hanging out in comfy sitting areas in the stylish lobby! It's a fascinating building (former jail) and very inspiring and tasteful interior design.

    06/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    286. Rashmi W.
    The hotel'a architecture is the only good thing I can talk about, service is horrible.
    I lived here on a business trip( I have lived in other spg hotels in the area).
    I was handed  room with a pathetic view , in fact it was just facing the hospital building.
    I had to get it changed.
    Worst experience was when I forgot something in the room, when I called I was told that security is gonna save it and I told I will pick it up.
    When I went to pick it up 4 days later , well the service was horrible. The lady at the front desk was not really concerned And it looked like she just called security etc for a formality.
    I would never go back.

    10/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    287. Alex B.
    Liberty is such a good place to hit up. It has got that classy vibe that makes you feel like a piece of shit if you show up poorly dressed without having a dickhead bouncer at the door who will never let you in. And thank god because boston doesnt have enough places like this.   It is loaded up with a wide range of people from travelers to city dwellers to doctors migrating over from MGH to finance people walking over from downtown boston.  

    Drinks are good and a tad pricey but you definitely come here for the atmosphere and the clientele. Being inside an old jail is cool.  And you really get the sense of that down in alibi. Whether you are upstairs at the bar, in alibi, or the restaurants there is always something to do here.  I recommend hitting it up for the Thursday night fashion show or the patio on Fridays after work in spring/summer.  

    This place is also notorious for cougar hunting.  Have heard and bore witness to some pretty good stories out of this place.

    02/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    288. Desi M.
    I didn't stay here, only came to hang out in the lounge while painting the town red while I visited. I absolutely love that it's an old jail called Liberty. This place was so lively with so many good looking people. Boston really showed me a good time and next time I'm in town I will be sure to return.

    14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    289. Luc V.
    There is no doubt The Liberty is by far one of the nicest, cleanest,  most original, and most well decorated hotels I have ever stayed in. Do not let the fact that The Liberty was one a prison skew you judgement to stay. When you enter their lobby, you don't feel like you have entered a prison. You feel like you have entered an art gallery. You will be served with complimentary champagne while waiting for check in. You will be treated with extreme respect and care. Beds are extremely comfortable. Bathrooms and showers are beautifully crafted to ensure you are staying in luxury. The weather was awful outside when I spent the night at The Liberty. Was not in any mood to be wondering boston in the cold. The hotels lobby was a full party. You can drink on the main floor or just grab your own table. If you want a nice view you can get a table high up on the cat walk (highly recommend). I would stay again and without a doubt reccommend to friends and family!!! Worth every Benjamin!

    17/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    290. Lana N.
    I came into this hotel hoping for a pleasant and memorable experience with my family whom I haven't seen for a while. From the moment I stepped into the hotel, I was offered little to no attention, and waited for an extended period of time to simply check in. My bags weren't taken care of, and I was told the room wouldn't be ready for another hour and a half. When we did finally get the room, it was dark and smelled heavily of onions and a very unpleasant body odor. We instantly became nauseous and went to complain. After a long wait we spoke to the manager and she gave us another room, not much better in appearance but a lot better in smell and view. To add to this horrendous experience, our luggage was "lost" for a seemingly endless 45 minutes. On top of that we were greeted with a luggage bitterly. Overall one of the worst experiences.

    Finally, I suggest if you're coming to Boston for a visit and want a superb customer experience, I strongly recommend the W Hotel at Stuart street. Unfortunately it was fully booked for this week, but we look forward to staying there next time.

    18/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    291. Joelle K.
    I come to the Liberty Hotel often in the summer as they have yappy hour on Wednesdays. This means we can go to the yard and have drinks while our dogs run around in a fenced in area. It's always a good time!

    We also like to go to the catwalk area of the bar inside. This is also dog friendly. The ambiance is awesome as this hotel is refurbished prison. The cocktails are a little pricy, but always delicious.

    14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    292. Christopher D.
    One of the best hotel experiences in Boston in a long time.  From the moment you pull up to hotel, staff is so great...service is key.  The front drive is a bit of a cluster and they are always jockeying cars around due, but the doormen and staff handle everything with a smile and do it quickly.  

    The hotel is the old Charles street jail that was closed in 1990 due to deplorable health conditions.  What better to do to an old, disgusting jail...turn it into a Luxury Collection Hotel by Starwood.  They did an incredible job with the whole hotel...from the lobby arrival to the guest rooms, you will be amazed.

    Check in was smooth and painless.  Staff is upbeat and talkative while whisking through the process.  A complimentary glass of bubbly is also offered when you depart for your room.

    We stayed in one of the suites on the 12th floor and were blown away.  It has a commanding view of both the Charles river and the Boston back bay skyline.  We woke each morning just pinching ourselves over the view.  Nicely appointed rooms with comfortable furnishings and decor, ridiculously comfortable beds and oversized bathrooms with Molton Brown bath products.  

    We spent 3 nights at the hotel for our wedding weekend and it was pure magic.

    My only issue was the super crowded lobby on Friday and Saturday night, but it's due to having one of the best night life crowds in the city.  One you pass all the people, you are safely and quietly in your own sanctuary.

    * As with any Boston property, the parking is very expensive.  Recommend not driving into the city if you want to save $48 a night on valet, but if you're staying at the Liberty, you shouldn't be worried about prices anyway.

    22/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    293. James K.
    Very nice hotel! Great service and a supper friendly staff. My only complaint was that the beds sucked! I could feel every spring. Other then that it was a great stay.

    04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    294. Haley M.
    We brought our dog to Yappy Hour last night at the liberty hotel, such a cool idea!
    We loved the drinks and the concept of including your dog on a night out so that they can play too!
    My only complaint was not about the venue but the fellow dog owners. Alot of them were allowing their animals to be up on the chairs and lounge couches with them which cause some disruptions between the dogs and some drinks to be spilled. Otherwise all the other owners havung their dogs running around and playing were having a blast.

    Big kudos to the servers becauee it was pure talent to walk through the crowd of people and dogs while keeping the drinks and food steady on the trays.

    Would definitely go again and I do suggest you do too!

    26/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    295. Sheng M.
    Amaaaazing hotel!  On the pricier side, but it was worth it for the trip.  You get some champagne when you check in, which is nice.  :) The history of the hotel is that it used to be a prison, but it has since been completely renovated for a grand and luxurious hotel feel.  Don't worry, they left some of the bars on the windows for authenticity.  There are a few fancy restaurants inside the hotel and an extremely popular lounge, Alibi (will be reviewing separately).

    Also, the hotel was right next door to a subway station which made it super convenient to get around.  It's also really close to Beacon Hill for boutique shopping and restaurants.

    20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    296. Erik B.
    Ok well have stayed here now going on two nights.  The restaurant for breakfast was ok with not only serving orange juice (which u pay for but are not told until the bill arrives) but that a fly sat in the cup they served it to us with.  
    One of the benefits of staying at a hotel is not having to make up your bed or cleaning the bathroom.  Does not seem to be the case here...we even called three times.
    Asked for coffee to be sent to the room, they brought tea.  

    There is something wrong with the customer service...

    Though it is a very well decorated hotel

    06/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    297. Matt Q.
    If you have a dog or just simply love them, you need to check out the Liberty Hotel's Yappier Hour Wednesdays during the spring and summer. It's an event the hotel holds on their bar patio where dogs can roam off leash to meet each other and humans can grab a drink and do the same.

    I have to admit I don't actually have a dog, but I went with a friend and her dog just because I wanted to play with all the dogs there. The patio is not huge, but there was room for all the controlled madness to take place with seats and couches to lounge around on.  The bar is pretty standard and they have light foods if you're hungry.

    This weekly event is super fun and is like a dog park and a meet and greet all in one.

    04/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    298. Laura B.
    Mani-cure Mondays event

    I saw an ad for free outdoor manicure on Mondays from 5:30-7 at Liberty Hotel. I was so excited, my girlfriends and I left work early and arrived right at 5:30. We were told it was booked for the night already? There was NOTHING online about it getting booked up, or anywhere you could book online. Tons of girls were coming in after us and being turned away so it seems like Liberty didn't do a good job planning this.

    Really bummed! Waste of time

    01/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    299. Jessica S.
    Absolutely loved this place! Had dinner and drinks and the vibe was incredible. Would highly recommend to locals and visitors.

    11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    300. Renee M.
    We love staying here.  The area is lovely and the views are amazing!  They offer three fantastic restaurants to dine in as well as a very sexy bar area. The rooms are very comfortable with great amenities (robes, slippers, lux shampoos and soaps) and top notch service.  The T station is across the road and the historic Charles Street is just past that.  A 15 minute, lovely walk to glorious Boston Common.  I could happily stay here for several weeks!

    17/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    301. Shang S.
    Never in my life would I have imagined getting to stay at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. I did not know that it was a Starwoods property, and a very unique one at that! The lobby and ballroom are built within a former state penitentiary, so there are a lot of prison-themed things around the hotel... original wrought-iron details and cat walks that were left in place, a key-shaped motif, exposed brick, and more. The center of the main building, the grand cupola, was rebuilt to the architect's original vision. The Liberty Hotel is considered a category 5 within SPG properties and part of the Luxury Collection.  

    We booked the hotel using Starwoods points and mentioned during check-in that it was for our wedding. The hotel went above and beyond to make us feel so welcomed and special. At check-in, you enter the jaw-dropping lobby within the central building, which is flooded with natural light thanks to three-story arched windows in a French design.

    During check-in, we were brought to our rooms with a flute of champagne in our hands. We were upgraded from a Superior King to a Deluxe King Courtyard View. About 10 minutes later, a quick knock on the door brought us another large bottle of champagne and a dish of fresh strawberries. Within the bar there were several martini and wine glasses, which we used to share this bottle with friends who arrived early for our evening of socializing.

    We got an upgraded room with a much larger bathroom that had both a large soaking tub and a shower. I immediately took out the iron and full ironing board in the closet and went about steaming my dress... For my first wedding party in September, I never thought about doing it, and I didn't realize how much of a wrinkling beating the dress took through all the travel. After about 1 hour I was able to get all the folds nice and fluffy.

    My husband noted that there was no coffee machine. A quick call to concierge and up they brought an entire Keurig machine with several coffee selections, included in our stay. After a hot shower I got to luxuriate in their amazing bathrobes. Liberty Hotel's slippers are also a standard above the rest, with a cushier padding and ribbed texture.

    Liberty Hotel still remains a pretty happening spot at night. There are two bars - Alibi (on the ground floor) and Clink. I like Alibi because it has an outdoor patio. Alibi was packed on a Saturday night. Luckily as hotel guests we are able to get in with no line and bring all our friends in as well.

    If you do decide to park at Liberty Hotel, pretty much your only option is to park at the Mass Gen Hospital garage at their commercial rate which came out to I think $47 per day,  which is a bit steep. However, if you're not driving, the Liberty Hotel is easily accessible via the red line on the MBTA (MGH stop). It is a hop and skip away from Beacon Hill, and a short ride downtown.

    All in all, had a great experience that really was a sweet upgrade to my wedding wedding.

    23/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    302. Lauren L.
    One of the biggest disappointments in Boston. I've always dreamed of staying in the Liberty for the night, the hotel has the most spectacular lobby and incredible restaurants. So Expedia was hosting a deal and man was I excited! I purchased one night. I showed up at 3pm which is check in time, thrilled to be finally staying in the hotel of my dreams...

    Check in was less than impressive. I was told that my room wasn't ready yet (since I wanted 2 beds) and that i'd get a phone call when it was. So I took a seat and watched person after person check-in, get a glass of champagne and head up to their rooms.

    4pm came around and I thought I'd check to see if it was time. They said 'did anyone call you?' And I replied no, but check in is at 3 and it's now been an hour and I should be able to have my room by now. So the gal huffed and puffed and told me my room wasn't ready but that she'd put me in a room that was...like wow thank you so much?

    I wasn't offered any champagne.

    The room was fine, no big complaints there.

    So today I received my updated invoice and I was charged $10 for the honor bar which I didn't even lay a finger on or near. I didn't even know where the fridge or snacks were kept. I'm so upset that I have to fight over $10 with accounts payable on Monday. Especially, since they know I could hardly afford a normal room rate, and now I'm fighting over $10!

    Overall, this was not a five star experience. I was treated differently from the start because I purchased my room through Expedia and I totally felt it. I understand that there are probably a select number of rooms for Expedia customers, but the experience should absolutely have been the same!

    I feel embarrassed that I even went there, I totally felt like I didn't belong...

    26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
    303. Regan R.
    I wish I could give you a half a star, or none.
    After 4 years of great service, one bad manager has ruined my experience. I felt like such a regular, being recognized by staff after coming there for so long. But this trip was different! Starting with difficulties booking, moving on to a room with a door that won't close without major effort and a privacy tag that keeps disappearing. I had maids letting themselves in after only a moment knocking as well as the security banging on my door making offensive accusations. Yes I burn incense at my travel alter. Of course I will omit this step of my religious freedom if you would ask, or make your policies known... But just barging in is Insulting as well as rude. The management smugly offering me half off the exorbitant "Cleaning charge" was the final straw. I'll be taking my business elsewhere, and advising others to do the same.

    15/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
    304. Jackie S.
    This is a really cool place to stay in Boston since it was a a former prison. The lobby area is a neat place to just visit. Go down the stairs and you will see the original brick walls from the prison. I stayed here for a conference for two nights.

    Room:
    - Clean and nicely decorated room.
    - Bathroom had separate tub and shower.
    - Hair dryer and bath amenities provided.
    - Free wifi available and free bottle of water available.
    - Unfortunately, there was not a mini fridge or safe.

    Customer Service:
    I was greeted by a customer service person in the lobby. Check-in was super easy.

    My room had an issue where the smoke alarm needed a new battery and the alarm kept on beeping. The Facilities Team fixed it immediately.

    Food:
    The conference provided breakfast and lunch on-site and it was good. I really enjoyed the lunch since it was a buffet with included salad, pasta salad, meat, and nicely cooked salmon.

    Cost:
    I didn't pay for the hotel, but it was really expensive ~$400+ per night. The hotel is under the Starwood Hotels alliance.

    Transportation from Airport:
    It was easy to get to the hotel from the Boston airport via public transportation. I took the free bus line (SL1) towards South Station, and then took the Red Line subway towards Alewife. The hotel was right across the street from the station.

    31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    305. Tim J.
    Great hotel, well located, restaurant options, a lively hotel bar and comfortable rooms!  I really liked the design of this former jail.  They have taken the old Charles River Jail and turned it into a great boutique hotel that has a cool, swanky vibe to it.  We booked this through jetsetter for a reasonable price, received a complimentary glass of champagne and got a room on the 15th floor with a view of the river and the skyline.  We ate at Scampo's which is an amazing Italian restaurant and the enjoyed drinks at the hotel bar after in big comfortable chairs.  The balcony service is limited to certain nights but as long as you are a hotel guest, you can get a drink in the lobby and go sit upstairs and enjoy a great view of the active lobby.  The hotel is also dog friendly.

    The only negative element of this hotel is the ability to get a taxi.  Not sure if it is due to the location or the introduction of Uber in Boston, but it was a little difficult to get.

    26/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    306. Grace M.
    i really enjoy the concept of liberty- everything prison-themed and the decor/architecture is the best part! their ceiling is awesome :)

    it's definitely a great spot to go out and have drinks- worth checking out for sure.

    27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    307. Simon S.
    Love it!  The hotel is an old jail bit fear the rooms aren't jail cells.  The building has a very cool fell that is a cross between its former historic self and modern style elements that play wonderfully with one another. We checked in early and we're upgraded to a room with a nicer view.  The hotel attendant was very courteous.

    The rooms are well appointed and have a nice mini bar and assortment of toiletries. The mini bar menu has a "Booty Parlor" kit (that is what it is called).  I won't get into what's in it but it's in the mini bar.  

    Anyway...the hotel has several food and drink venues including a bar on the first floor called Alibi which was packed by the evening and a great restaurant calledScampo also on the first first floor.  (See my lunch review on Scampo).  The second floor (Main lobby floor) and the the third floor catwalk are dedicated to the Liberty Bar and it's 3rd floor extension "The Catwalk".  (See my separate review on The Catwalk).  There is a restaurant on the 2nd floor called Click with is set in a small prision wing.  It looked very cool but we did not dine there.  Maybe next time.

    Overall this is a top notch facility, the staff was very responsive and helpful and the grounds were well kept and clean.   The rooms themselves were very well maintained.  The doors do leak a fair bit of hallway noise into the rooms. Just an fyi: If you're looking for a quiet night on a Saturday it's not going to happen, someone will be loud at 3am stumbling back to their room, or someone will slam the door and you will hear it.

    30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0