The Luxury Once the site of the notorious Charles Street Jail in Bostons historical Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Liberty Hotel opened in 2007 after a redo. The 298 rooms (mostly in a new 16-story tower) have floor-to-ceiling views of downtown Boston and the Charles River, plus Molton Browns eco-friendly bath products. For cocktails, guests can visit the former drunk tank, now the trendy Alibi bar. Then they can chow down on modern (locally sourced) American fare at Clink, where some of the dining nooks occupy the original cells, or sample contemporary Italian cuisine at Scampo.
The Value Through September 1, the Liberty Hotel offers an exclusive 26 percent discount on a package including lodging, breakfast for two at Clink (or in the room), and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Rates start at $270/night; readers must book by June 30.
The Catch Expect packed restaurants and long lines at attractions July and August are Bostons peak high-season months.
The Details 866-507-5245; libertyhotel.com (code LSMARTLUXU)
From the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.