Who would have guessed that prison could be so romantic? If you stay at only one hotel in Boston it has to be The Liberty Hotel. It is such a unique experience with spacious rooms and 5 restaurants/bars. This hotel stands where the Charles Street Jail once stood and they have played on that to give you a taste of Boston’s history.
The hotel has 298 beautiful modern rooms, with comfortable beds and wall to ceiling windows. (No jail cells here!) We left the kiddos at home and celebrated our 15th anniversary with a night out alone. We did see kids at the hotel and I commented at dinner that the kids would have loved eating by these jail cells. We stayed in a Luxury Corner King room that had 2 walls of windows with a view of the Prudential and a view of the old prison walls. The personal touches made a nice impression on us, from the complimentary glass of prosecco at check-in to the prompt room service of wine and cheese.
We had dinner at Clink, which still has original jail cells separating the dining tables. There was no prison food here…just seasonal food that uses local ingredients. You can enjoy appetizers such as raw oysters or himachi with mango salsa and dinners of swordfish, lamb pappardelle, or black pasta with scallops.
After dinner, enjoy some cocktails at Alibi, which appropriately was once the “drunk tank” of the jail. Its dark, brick cell walls and jail bars set the mood as you look around at the portraits on the wall of famous celebrities’ mugshots with their “alibis” for why they were arrested. We sat right next to sweet Lindsay Lohan…our cellmate for the night!