Infamous Boston jail is now a luxury hotel

Liberty HotelAfter a five-year, $150 million renovation, the old Charles Street jail is now a luxury hotel for guests who can afford to pay anywhere from $319 a night for the lowest-priced room to $5,500 for the Presidential Suite. The Liberty Hotel, at the foot of Boston’s stately Beacon Hill neighborhood, opened in September of this year. The old sally port, where guards once brought prisoners from paddy wagons to their cells, is being converted into the entrance to a new restaurant, Scampo, which is Italian for “escape”. In another restaurant, named Clink, diners can look through original bars from cell doors and windows as they order smoked lobster bisque or citrus poached prawns from waiters and waitresses wearing shirts with prison numbers. And the hotel bar, Alibi, is built in the jail’s former drunk tank.

Comments (1)

  1. irene says:

    Last time i was in boston i heard this was happening and saw its location – pretty great. just looked at the website – wow now that is a lobby and the rooms look fab not in the least jail like!

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