Rated 3 out of 5 by travelsensei Not "luxurious" enough for the Luxury Collection
I'm quite confused how/why this hotel is considered part of the Luxury Collection. It's nothing more than a "trendy" mid-scale hotel, at best. Anyone looking for an actual luxury hotel should stick to the usual suspects. What kind of luxury hotel has the bath products mounted to the wall -- like a public gym. Fell way short of my expectations. Also, SPG recognition was basically non-existent, and their definition of an upgrade (which is nothing more than a city view) leaves much to be desired.
November 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by mz55 Great Meeting
The Liberty Hotel was a wonderful place to hold a meeting, the facilities were fantastic, and the staff quite friendly and the food options tremendous. A pleasant surprise was the ability to walk downtown and to local attractions.
November 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nayo SPG Downgrade
I've prepaid for a delux king bed and had asked to redeem couple of my free suite upgrades. Not only didn't get the upgrads, which is fine if the hotel was sold out, but to be DOWNGRADED!! Now that's a WOW experience.
December 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joel59 Great hotel; but no hot water
We really enjoyed our stay, but this is the second time in a month we stayed here and there was only tepid water in the shower. The staff comped us $100 off our bill, but we wondered why no hot water.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Orus Most enjoyable experience wonderful staff
Hotel was very clean, comfortably and the staff was the best.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boston39 The only place to stay in Boston
The ambiance at the Liberty is really like no other hotel I have stayed at. When arriving to the open air lobby via the escalator, you immediately sense the vibe, which is alive and fun. The staff is top notch, the food and beverage offerings varied and executed flawlessly, and the location is the best in the city. It's the place to stay for a weekend of nightlife fun, or for an extended vacation or work trip. I can't say enough about how hip, comfortable and service focused this place is.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Richmon Awesome experience!
The hotel was beyond expectations with the spacious rooms and breathtaking views.
Staff was excellent, courteous, friendly and helpful with every request.
June 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GMAG Great Experience
Our 4 nights there were just what we needed after a road trip up the coast. The location, staff and amenities were excellent. We would definitely return.
September 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catherine36 Always feel special here
Staff is so welcoming, adds to the elegant feel in this spectacular setting.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nsdg Hotel Was Great
Staff wasn't very accommodating, They had confirmed a suite award upgrade and then took it away upon arrival.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoEverywhere2013 A hip hotel centrally located
Love the history of this place--it's in an old jail! The hotel has kept some of the jail features, which adds to its personality: "The Clink" bar/restaurant, "The Yard" outdoor dining, and 3 floors of "Catwalks" where I imagine the cells used to be organized around a central atrium. Cool lighting, lounge furniture, and a relaxed, but polished vibe characterize The Liberty. Staff were attentive and cheerful, my room was comfortable and clean, with a well-stocked mini bar and even a separate bathtub. The bathroom was stocked with an ample supply of plush towels and a comfy robe. Loved that this place was close to everything. Highly recommend.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kkbree Great staff....
Wonderful hotel. Staff was exceptionally helpful and kind. Great food.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PaulineCanada This hotel has a great location and a cool vibe
My stay was fine, the room was ok ( but nothing out of the ordinary) the front desk staff and the concierge were nice and efficient on my arrival.
We had breakfast at clink-food was good but the service was slow.
The hotel seems to have a very nice ' vibe' and life with lots of events happening every night ( fashion show, jazz concert etc) it's bar in the lobby is always packed and lively.
The only bad comment is about the bell man outside who ignored our request to get a cab to the airport as he was too busy getting people with valet parking sorted out. We had to go on the street and call one ourselves otherwise we would have missed our flight .
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrincessRonnie Unique hotel and great location
The common area of the hotel is gorgeous, staff is very friendly, the location is simply perfect (right in fron of the red T line) and the suite is wonderful (breath taking views). I would have given 5 stars on everything except for 3 little flaws:
(1) the room wasn't ready so the front desk representative (very nice to say the least) who checked us in promised she would call when the room is ready, but we never gotten the call.
(2) the shower stall is really small and has a plastic basin -- odd for a classy set up like the liberty hotel
(3) At breakfast, due to our platinum status, we had a great complimentary continental breakfast, which we supplemented with other things. The lady of the restaurant presented the bill and said the rest is on the house as well. We thought, how wonderful and tipped extra for the generous services. However, when we checked out, we were surprised by the charges that appeared on the bill -- we were charged the full amount. Of course, we ordered the extra food, so we should pay for it, but why would the lady of the restaurant said it's taken care of, when it is not. That was just odd...
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by johhnie Great hotel but has some issues
THE Good= Check in was awesome as front desk staff was very nice. Gym was very nice but on the small side.
The BAD=Food selection was not to our liking(We thought the menu was very limited) My wife's pasta was horrible. The weather was bad so lived with it.. Elected to use bellman for luggage because room was not ready(I was more than willing to wait for an upgrade)luggage was not put in room as we were told and I didn't get a stub so we thought luggage was missing.. Dogs hanging out in Lobby was not right. I love that the hotel is pet friendly but they are a distraction when just hanging around. Was charged $7.57 from minibar and never touched it.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PDC14 A complete treat in every way
We came with our kids for 5 nights and loved it. The staff went beyond the call of duty--they did a number of things that made our trip more enjoyable. For one they painlessly got me out of my car rental agreement once I discovered that having a car was not worthwhile (parking is expensive in this city and the T Metro is great). .They did extra favors for us, such as help me with a medical product that needed boiling everyday. Loved the location--easy walk to Cambridge right next to the T. Rooms were comfortable and the gym was good. Lots of nightlife right in the hotel. (restaurant in hotel is good but expensive).. Also--less than 15 minutes to the airport
April 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by NA2014 Great room and decor, staff and service need improvement
The decor and amenities in the hotel are unique and the suite award was wonderful.
However, the service was lacking. Was told at 1:30pm that previous guests had vacated the room and the room cleaning would be made a top priority however the room was not available until 4pm and only after having to follow up with the front desk and the manager Bryan several times who repeatedly told us 10 minutes. Clearly the cleaning wasn't made a priority and as a result we hung around waiting for what we were told would be a short period but clearly was 2 hours. My expectation is the hotel stood by their time commitment and was more honest throughout the process.
January 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by susieq58 Bad attitude
Room excessively noisy with thumping and banging from above and late night noise from Alibi Terrace below.
Room not serviced or cleaned either night I was there. Dinner dishes were left, no cleaning, no nothing.
Room service food (lobster pizza) arrived cold and lobster bits were hard and stale.
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dt408sc02 Overall good experience
Overall had a good experience with the hotel. Convenient location and excellent valet manager.
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Athina Very nice Hotel
Very comfortable Hotel. The front desk is borderline helpful, as compared to other great Hotels ! What will improve the clients' experience is if the Hotel puts in each room a coffee making machine (coffee-maker) so the people staying there can have some coffee in early morning.This is a "must" if you are trying to "sell" this Hotel for symposia ,meetings ,etc
The second feature that will improve my experience , is if you have a dedicated place for smoking that is covered, so when it is raining the guests are protected. Most of the Hotels do have that. Also the consierge desk, some of the staff there is "inferior" to other Hotels.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dferragut Great Hotel in Boston
Stayed here for 3 months (Mon-Thur) on a client project and enjoyed my time. Staff is very friendly and knew my name right away. Handled all my crazy requests (early/late check in/out, laundry, shoe shine, cleaning, etc.) with a smile and efficiency. Knew I was a platinum SPG member and treated me as such with great rooms and small perks.
Cool part of town, right across from the T for convenience. Restaurants and bars are excellent and treat you well after a long work day.
Only downside is the poor workout facilities. Small room with a few machines. Hard to run outside in Boston in the winter, so the workout room is essential.
August 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Redthumb Disappointing service at Liberty hotel
The service was disappointing at best. The people at the check-in desk were not knowledgeable enough. I arrived early and had called the day before to indicate that I woudl be early. I was told that my room was not ready at 1:30 which was understandable. When I went back at 4:30, the staff asked if I had been called. I said I had not and they said my room must not be ready. I said it was past check-in time and I wanted to talk to a manager. When they went back to find manager, they returned saying the room was ready.
Bell man never appeared. Apparently there are no bellmen before 7am, but no one said that when i called for one.
October 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spikey Lovely hotel
what a cool venue to make into a hotel - very nice.
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flight51 Good, but...
Good, but missing some of the details that communicate first class service. We opened a half bottle of red from the minibar. The wine was awful and the staff at the front desk indicated they could not do anything about it because we did not call down that evening. My spouse mistakenly did not realize that there was a built-in service charge on room service items. We ended up tipping more than 40%. Again, the front desk could not help.
Great facilities, but front desk staff are more concerned about distributing the free champagne than responding to the small issues that make the difference between average and superior service.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JLA55 Overall a positive experience with a few annoying glitches
The facilities are hard to beat. Our room was more than spacious, comfortable and clean. In fact, no issues with the room. Check in was a problem...a long line when we arrived with only one person on the desk. Overall the food and beverage and the service related to it was excellent with one exception. We found one cocktail waitress, Chelsea, to be rude and abrupt and also had quite a time getting her attention....I found it quite odd given the level of service we experienced elsewhere in the hotel. Special words of praise for the guys on the front door and valets who went above and beyond the call of duty on this rainy week.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCJim Amazing Concierge and Valet Staff Attention
I just want to compliment the entire team at The Liberty regarding their pro-active attention to a problem that arose while I was traveling on vacation. While on Cape Cod before my visit to Boston the temporary license plates on my new car expired and I needed to arrange for replacements to catch up with me somewhere. Not only did the concierge quickly offer to help and provide the needed mailing instructions when I called them before my arrival, but they later called to confirm the receipt of the plates before my arrival and then arranged for the valet staff to install them because I did not have the needed screwdriver. They even offered to take a photo of the new plates and e-mail it to me in case I ran into trouble with the authorities on my drive to Boston from Cape Cod. I really appreciate all they did to help me address this problem in a timel fashion and to avoid any problems during my vacation!
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPM2 JPM 2
We stay here every 28 days as I come for cancer treatments next door at MGH. After two years it feels like home. Every now and then the rates skyrocket and we stay elsewhere. as long as they have MGH patient rates we will stay.
We have been offered suite rates for less money but we both like the Liberty staff.
We do wish that steady guests like us could be treated a bit better...being quoted $699 a night for a regular room, August 5,6, 2012, disappointed us, especially when we are here in the winter with few other guests. We come because of the location, and the people who staff the Liberty, oh, and the hotel is nice also..
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philly1980 Great Night
We used our SPG points to try the place out during a recent visit to Boston. We were VERY impressed with the service/staff and the hotel itself...we would easily recommend!
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woodsie VP
Great stay, nicely done and will definitely stay again. We had a wonderful time!
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJ2013 Lovely hotel, excellent staff!
I've lived in Boston for some time now and have always wanted to stay at The Liberty. My husband and I found ourselves in need of a local hotel this past weekend and couldn't have been more thrilled with our selection of The Liberty! The young man at the front desk, Zach, was exceptionally polite and very professional. He checked us into the room quickly and made sure that we didn't need any other assistance before we walked away.
We had a light dinner downstairs at Alibi, where the food and drink were both excellent! Even though there are plenty of dining options in Beacon Hill, I would suggest guests stay in the hotel!
March 20, 2013