$259 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 24, 2014

The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

4 stars
215 Charles Street, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
73 reviews
Unique and enjoyable

Fantastic location near the Charles River and park, as well as in the Beacon Hill district. A... See full review

  • Small Island Couple
  • Oct 1, 2014
One of Boston's Coolest Hotels

A former jail converted to a hotel, the Liberty Hotel has some cool spaces resulting from its... See full review

  • Unhappy Traveler in Bosto
  • Dec 21, 2013
Historic hotel set in former Charles Street Jail at foot of Beacon Hill

One of Boston's more dramatic locales, the Liberty Hotel sits inside the former Charles Street Jail. A spectacular stone edifice set among the beautiful brownstones and upscale boutiques of Beacon Hill, the hotel provides high-end comfort, luxury and membership to the Leading Hotels of the World. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views, bedding with imported linens and HD LCD TVs. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and 6,000 square feet of meeting space, with a ballroom able to accommodate a formal sit-down dinner for 225 guests.

Highlights
  • Set inside the former Charles Street Jail
  • Member of Leading Hotels of the World
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary yoga, bicycle rentals and running concierge (all seasonal)
  • Upscale dining at Clink (American) and Scampo (modern Italian)
Rooms

The 300 luxe guest rooms and dramatic suites range in size from 400 - 800 square feet and offer the best of upscale accommodations. Imported linens adorn plush mattresses. A pale rose and taupe palette accompanies mahogany and stainless steel while floor-to-ceiling windows provide dramatic views of the skyline and Charles River. Plush robes, Molton Brown bath products, flat-panel HD LCD TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi and a private bar accentuate the luxurious experience. In-room safes protect personal belongings.

Features

Following a $150 million renovation, the hotel opened in 2007. The elaborate granite edifice makes way to a stunning lobby with mahogany woods and a lush purple color palette, perfectly marrying modern comforts with historic influences, including remnants of old jail cells. Guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, an overnight shoeshine and same-day dry cleaning and laundry (fees apply). Upscale meals at some of Boston's hottest restaurants take place at Clink and the modern Italian Scampo, while guests cocktail at Alibi, a sexy lounge that also offers late-night bites. A 24-hour fitness center helps guests stay in shape while on the go. On-site valet parking is available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Nearest Subway: Red Line Charles Street/MGH Station (across street)
  • Hynes Convention Center (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Logan International Airport (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Attractions
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (1 block)
  • Chinatown (.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Harvard Square (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Faneuil Hall-Quincy Market (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
Business
  • 6,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Full-service business center

Hotel Map

42.3616 -71.0707
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Logan International Airport, (BOS), 3.22, KM;
Area description
Resort, Airport

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The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Air conditioned
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Doorman
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Microwave
Cribs available
Iron
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • African Meeting House: 0.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.3 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.5 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.6 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.7 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Trinity Church: 0.8 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.9 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.9 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.9 mi
  • African Meeting House: 0.3 mi
  • Louisburg Square: 0.3 mi
  • Beacon Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Boston Common: 0.5 mi
  • TD Garden: 0.5 mi
  • TD Banknorth Garden: 0.6 mi
  • New England Holocaust Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Faneuil Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Site of the Boston Massacre: 0.7 mi
  • Boston National Historical Park: 0.7 mi
  • Boston Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Trinity Church: 0.8 mi
  • The Paul Revere House: 0.9 mi
  • Old North Church: 0.9 mi
  • Boston Public Library: 0.9 mi
  • Copley Square: 1 mi
  • Bunker Hill Monument: 1.1 mi
  • USS Constitution Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Skywalk Observatory: 1.2 mi
  • Boston Children's Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 1.4 mi
  • Berklee College of Music: 1.4 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 1.5 mi
  • Matthews Arena: 1.6 mi
  • Convention and Exhibition Center: 1.7 mi
  • Fenway Park: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of Fine Arts: 2 mi
  • Cruiseport Boston: 2.2 mi
  • Agganis Arena: 2.5 mi
  • Castle Island: 3.5 mi
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 3.7 mi
  • Arnold Arboretum: 5.2 mi

Dining

Scampo
Named one of the country’s top ten chefs by Food & Wine, Scampo Executive Chef Lydia Shire has earned a reputation for defying tradition. Her daring Italian cuisine is globally influenced, drawing flavors from the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (73)

Ratings and reviews for The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Small Island Couple
Business
Grosse Ile, MI
Oct 1, 2014

Unique and enjoyable

Fantastic location near the Charles River and park, as well as in the Beacon Hill district. A wonderously renovated hotel from a historical landmark 19th century jail, the aesthetic appeal is undeniable and it's a luxury hotel in every regard. Our only glitch occurred due to a weak battery in the room lock which prevented us from entering on two occasions without staff assistance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Peterpan1917
Business
Braintree, MA
Aug 19, 2014

So So

Room was too expensive especially with parking. Tub stopper broken. Great location and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Unhappy Traveler in Bosto
Business
Boston, MA
Dec 21, 2013

One of Boston's Coolest Hotels

A former jail converted to a hotel, the Liberty Hotel has some cool spaces resulting from its historic past. But the bathrooms, amenities, and room decor are all very modern, crisp and clean. Extremely helpful and cordial front desk staff is one of the hotel's hallmarks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Le Pierrot on Cambridge Street is a sweet little classic French bistro restaurant.

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
J.L.
Business
Boston, MA, USA
Mar 18, 2013

Romantic Mini Vaca

The hotel is amazing. It is definitely on the costly side, but if you are looking for an all-around great place to relax with a significant other then it's well worth the money. I would not recommend the Liberty if you're there as a group of men, however, as the hotel definitely caters to the women a bit more and the bar and lounge scene are not what the typical Boston guy would want (girls are not stumbling drunk everywhere and it's super classy). For a couples retreat you CANT beat it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ann and Bob
Business
Naples, FL
Feb 7, 2013

"Our Stay At The Liberty!"

My husband and I stayed at the Liberty because it was centrally located. A few steps from Mass General Hospital and one block from Mass Eye where they have the best doctors. In addition to the above, Charles Street is a stone's throw away. It's like going back in time "gas lamp lights," lovely old brick homes, great shops and wonderful restaurants. We loved the hotel and all the special attention that we were given. Would we do it again ... you betya!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping, restaurants, and touring the City of Boston

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shawn B Morgan
Business
Martha's Vineyard
Feb 4, 2013

Great evening

GREAT!!! Everything i exspected and more...+ Centrally located..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Boston bride to be
Business
New York, NY
Aug 31, 2012

Went out of our way for this disappointing stay

This hotel has degraded in the past few years. From poor customer service, to scratchy towels, cheap robes & bed linens- the stay has been an absolute disaster. The staff made it worse by making me feel discriminated against as an orbtz customer. Very upset about the entire experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to the W Boston or Marriott Customs House instead

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BJWR
Business
PA
Jul 17, 2012

Fantastic!

No complaints - everything was great. Great location, within walking distance of parks, shopping, water, site seeing, and the subway terminal is directly across the street, making getting around the city very easy & convenient. The history of the building is very interesting as well. Great time - highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Figs - Great pizza!!

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
behptc
Business
Atlanta, GA
May 7, 2012

Boston Marathon

I was recently in Boston to support my daughter who was running the Boston Marathon. Love Boston and this amazing hotel. Stay here every time I visit. So close to public transportation, shops and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nor'wester
Business
Seattle, WA
Apr 9, 2012

GREAT HOTEL - wish there was a 4.5 rating!

We've been in Boston several times a year for the past 5 years, & have always stayed at one of the "big" hotel names (starts with an M). This time, the rooms there were really expensive, so we decided to try the Liberty. What a great experience! The staff was superb, we loved the history of the place, the location was fantastic -- Red Line T stop right across the street, & a lovely walk down charming Charles Street to The Commons. The reason for a half star "cut"? My hub was really wishing for a fan in the bathroom....other than that, we much preferred the Liberty to our old standby. We had originally chosen that one because we could take our dog with us --- however, the Liberty is dog-friendly, too! We can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The Bloody Mary Bar in the Lobby on the weekends is terrific!!

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