Some things are just so crazy they have to be true. The gorgeous four star Liberty Hotel in Boston falls under that category. Gazing at its classic architecture and ornate decor, you’d never guess that the luxurious accommodations began their history as the Charles Street Jail in 1851.
Originally consisting of 220 bleak inmate cells, the vintage bones of the structure still remain and can be viewed from the gorgeous cathedral-ceilinged lobby.
Be sure to catch a glimpse of the incredible 33-foot-high arched windows that provided natural light to the original prison.
Famous former residents of the Charles Street Jail include Sacco and Vanzetti, Malcolm Z, Michael Curley and several World War II prisoners. Nowadays, the hotel pays homage to Hollywood’s hottest law breakers instead.
Although the prison received a multi-million dollar renovation before reopening as the Liberty Hotel in 2007, the integrity of its original purpose remains in the architecture and in the fine details of the decor.
Instead of Do Not Disturb signs, the Liberty provides Solitary tags attached to lovely vintage keys.
Exposed brick, concrete and stylishly placed bars throughout the halls discretely remind you how lucky you are to have the privilege of checking out whenever you choose.
Even the throw pillows provide a nod to the hotel’s historical purpose.
Keeping with the theme, guests can enjoy a beverage or two at the Alibi bar…
Or a fabulous meal at The Clink.
The Liberty has become a favorite hotspot for Boston’s hippest crowds, wedding parties and exclusive fashion shows.
Aside from the unique jailhouse feel, it boasts some of the best views in the city.
And, last but certainly not least – The Liberty is 100% dog friendly!
Whether you’re visiting from out of state, planning a wedding or just in need of a funky local getaway – keep the fabulous Liberty Hotel in mind!
Featured Image via LibertyHotel.com