Located in the heart of Boston, the Liberty Hotel is a prime example of adaptive reuse. It is the place to see and be seen in Boston.
Then a jail, Now a hip hotel.
The Charles Street jail was the first large public building in Boston and designed by Gridley John Fox Bryant in the Boston Granite Style. It’s design is simple and monolithic made from rough hewn granite blocks conveying strength and a dignified air which dominated public architecture for most of the 19th century. When it closed in 1990, it was redesigned as a hotel.
A Landmark Liberated.
The jail had been left in a state of disrepair. The developers worked with the National Parks Service and other state agencies spending $150 million dollars to bring it into its present state. The result is a beautiful and unique combination of historic architecture and a contemporary space.
The structures’ main feature is a 90 foot central rotunda and a cupola dating back to 1851. The spaces are linked by historic catwalks. A perfect place to sit, have a drink and check out the scene below.
Restaurants called Clink and Scampo serve delicious fresh local cuisine and we were perfectly content to dine at the hotel after a busy day of sight seeing!
Location, Location, Location!
This hotel is centrally located close to the Boston Common, the historic Back Bay neighborhood and the Subway station is right across the street from the front door.
All in all a great place to stay while in the Boston area! Till next time!