The Liberty, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
Why We Love It
- A notorious jail transformed into one of Boston's swankiest hotels
- Most rooms have great views of the Charles River and Cambridge
- Free extras like Wi-Fi and overnight shoeshine
- Malcolm X, Sacco and Vanzetti were once incarcerated here
"Until now, the only way to see inside this architectural marvel was to get yourself arrested " -- Travel + Leisure
95% (43 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
The infamous inmate roster housed within the granite walls of Charles Street Jail includes suffragists, Sacco and Vanzetti, U-boat prisoners of war and Malcolm X. Today, the edifice still dominates a riverfront block of Beacon Hill but has been revamped into a posh AAA 4-Diamond hotel.
Dating back to 1851, the historic main building is now the entrance, a soaring atrium and 18 brick-walled guest rooms. The adjoining tower added 280 more rooms, which have just undergone an $11 million renovation. All accommodations include flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi and private martini bars; many also offer views of the Charles River and Cambridge. Upgraded from the cots used by convicts, cells now feature mahogany headboards, plush linens and rose-colored walls.
Original floor-to-ceiling windows were kept intact during the $120 million renovation and now the 90-foot central atrium looks out at a landscaped patio that was once the prison yard. Public spaces are linked by catwalks and playful big house puns were used to name the hotel’s bars and restaurants -- Alibi, Clink, the Yard, Catwalk and Scampo -- while room service has been renamed “solitary dining.”
The property offers a 24-hour gym, a running concierge who leads seasonal morning jogs, year-round running route maps and fitness classes taught by Equinox instructors every Saturday morning. Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, guests will find streets packed with history leading to Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. To maximize sightseeing, borrow a bicycle from the hotel at no charge.
- "A see-and-be-seen open space, with a champagne bar and lots of places to lounge" -- Gayot.com
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Gym / fitness center
- Nightlife / entertainment
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour security
- Concierge service
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Business center
- Safe in reception
- Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
- Complimentary shoe shine service
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Separate shower
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub (in some rooms)
- Bathtub or shower
- Valet service (fees apply)
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- ADA compliant rooms
- Facilities for guests with special needs
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests:
Children up to the age of 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Baby cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Extra beds are not available.
Pets: Pets (dogs only, less than 40lbs) are allowed on request and will be charged a $100 fee per pet per stay. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
A Valet Parking Fee of $52 (with in and out privileges) applies per day and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
A Facility Fee of $20 (plus tax) per room per night applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out. The Facility Fee includes:
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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