With another trip to Boston under my belt, I am starting to fall in love with the city even more. Having only 12 hours in the city (including some time for sleep), I knew that I wouldn’t able to fully explore, so I made the trip focused around the hotel experience. I took this as a perfect opportunity to spend the night at The Liberty Hotel, A Luxury Collection. My husband works in Boston during the week, and The Liberty has become his second home. After stories from him, I knew I wanted to check it out myself.
Walking into a hotel and being handed a glass of champagne always goes well with me. What even impressed me more, was the hotel team welcomed my husband by name (he’s pretty proud of himself). The lobby of the hotel is the original Charles Street Jail. It’s massive atrium and exposed brick walls, paired with the original jail cells, really make for a dramatic entrance.
Arriving to the room, I was obsessed with the layout and the decor. What’s with every hotel room these days being worthy of an Instagram? The rooms are not overly large, but the decor plays to the historic nature of the hotel. Blown away by the size of the bathrooms (forgot to snap a picture), it had a separate vanity — every girls dream.
After a refreshing walk along the Charles River (the Liberty has bikes you can borrow, free of charge!), we decided to stay at the hotel for dinner and check out Scampo. All I have to say: Lobster Pizza. You have to get it.
With our stomachs full, we headed to the outdoor patio at the Alibi. Located in the old “drunk tank” of the St. Charles Jail, it plays to the character of the hotel with celebrity mug shots located throughout. It was the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the St. Charles River.
For being a Luxury Collection property, there were a few things that surprised me. The gym is super tiny with poor lighting, not somewhere I want to be at any time of the day. I also had an early flight to Chicago in the morning and when I arrived in the lobby at 5am, it was a ghost town. Not a desk attendant in sight. I ended up having to hail a cab myself (not a huge inconvenience), but I’ve NEVER had this happen at any hotel before.
Overall, if you are looking for a place to stay with a whole lot of character, this is for you. If you’re looking for spacious rooms, try the W Hotel or if you’re looking for attention detail, The Fairmont might suit you better.
With another trip to Boston in less than two weeks (and for more than 24 hours), I am looking forward to completing my Boston Bucket List!