Travel Blogs from Boston
With Rog flying into town, it was 4 days of checking out the famous uni-town of the US, working from my companies US HQ and the city vibe.
Staying at a cool, ex-jail, it was a great place to be centred for runs in the morning and heading out in the evening.
Elliot was super cute in Harvard square and in general. And it was Rogers first time he met his nephew!!
... away scoring a run here and there. Very batter has their own song played as they come into bat. And most of the Red Sox have a beard. We got a bag of peanuts during the games and shelled them whilst watching. Our assimilation is complete.
Happily the Red Sox won 5-1, so Boston is in a good mood ( as were the boys Aidan still grinning like a cat who got the cream).
After such a day it was back to the house, dinner was chicken, potato skins and rice.
... to visit and snuggle with one of my besties for the night....being away from England for so long, I can't really even remember the general nature of English people anymore...I was so surprised that I couldn't even carry my bags for more than 5 metres before someone went out of their way to carry them for me...even if two of them did ask for my number ;) Hahahaha great pick up technique there ladies....AND a chance encounter with a young banker led to him paying for my taxi ...
... our name yet, like they did once at CDeG Paris (that's another story). Disaster! Marina & I failed the X-Ray and had to go through the dreaded body scanner. Was is true they could see your bits? I didn't care and got on with it. We were done. But it was 7:20, we would have to run. No time for Marina to put her trainers back on she would run to the Gate carrying them. Then we realised we needed to get the driverless train to the next set of gates. Good news ...
... and we started our honeymoon here, so are looking forward to showing the boys around. We will probably take today easy, although anybody who has read my New York blog, can laugh away at this thought! I have spotted the red line of the freedom trail out of the hotel window below, so we may need to follow that for a bit. Maybe a bit of shopping, lets see when everybody wakes up and we get organised.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Liberty Hotel Boston
This is a one-of-a-kind hotel in many capacities. The lobby/reception area is unreal!!! Exposed brick, vaulted ceilings that stretch for over 5 floors, high-end restaurants and bars. The bar [Alibi...located on the ground floor] was jam packed on Friday night with a mainly young-hip crowd. They have some cool mug-shots of famous celebritys on the exposed brick walls, thus sticking to [and not in a corny way] the jail-house theme.
Chiudetemici dentro e buttate via la chiave!
Il "tema" ci è piaciuto! L'albergo è bellissimo e personale si è fatto davvero in quattro per noi. La colazione è eccellente! La vista che avevamo era la migliore della città. Di sicuro dirò a parenti e amici di venire a stare qui. Inoltre consiglierò ai miei amici del posto di provare il bar!
Lock me up and throw away the key!
loved the "theme!" the hotel was gorgeous, staff went above and beyond. Breakfast was excellent! Our view was the best in the city - definitely sending family/friends to stay. sending local friends to check out the bar!
Schließt mich ein und werft den Schlüssel weg!
Das "Motto" war klasse! Das Hotel war fantastisch. Die Angestellten scheuten keine Mühe. Das Frühstück war vorzüglich! Unsere Aussicht war die Beste in der Stadt - werden auf jeden Fall Familie und Freunde hierher schicken, um hier zu übernachten und Freunden aus der Gegend empfehlen, die Bar auszuprobieren.
Innovative, striking elegant rooms!
The Liberty has a bounty of service people who are supporting your stay and are most accommodating. The history of the hotel is so interesting; must say "not a bad place to be locked up"!
Charles Street Shopping, walk along Charles River, and just steps from Mass. General Hospital. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute, just wish I could stay longer.
Beverly Coholan, So. Dennis, MA
¡Las habitaciones son innovadoras y excepcionalmente elegantes!
El Liberty cuenta con un montón de gente de servicio que te asisten durante tu estancia y son de lo más servicial. La historia del hotel es muy interesante; ¡tengo que decir que "no es un mal sitio donde estar encerrado"!
Tienes las tiendas de Charles Street, puedes caminar por el río Charles, y te encuentras a unos pasos del Hospital General de Massachusetts. Disfruté muchísimo de cada minuto, tan solo me hubiera gustado quedarme más tiempo.
Beverly Coholan, Sur de Dennis, Massachusetts.
We arrived a couple of days after opening so while service was still a work in progress, we were wowed by the old jailhouse atrium now the location of check-in and a small cocktail bar. Our room wasn't ready so we had lunch at the Clink restaurant. The speciality 'hot stone cooking' at your table was a bit of a challenge after a long haul flight but our scallops and sweet potato fries were delicious.
Estuve en este hotel durante un viaje de negocios. Lo inauguraron 3 semanas antes de que yo llegase. Es un sitio sofisticado con todo lo que cabe esperar de un hotel nuevo que cuesta entre 300 y 600 dólares la noche. Dispones de telefonía IP que te dice cómo está el tiempo y esas cosas, pero son las cosas más básicas las que me estropearon la estancia. Lo básico es de lo que carecía: no había reloj alguno en la habitación, no había ni bloc ni bolígrafo, los teléfonos eran más complicados que mi ordenador y no había enchufes para los aparatos eléctrónicos. Lo del reloj y los enchufes es especialmente desconcertante teniendo en cuenta el entorno de alta tecnología. Ah sí, y la primera noche de 21:00h a 22:30h estuvieron utilizando una taladradora fuera de mi habitación. Dijeron que era cosa de la ciudad (parece ser que ya había pasado antes) y que no podían hacer nada. A unas horas increíbles, teniendo en cuenta el hospital que hay al lado. En mi opinión es muy desconsiderado con el resto de la ciudad.
New Hotel not yet prime time
I stayed at this hotel as part of a business trip. They had their "soft opening" 3 weeks before my arrival. It's a fancy place with everything you would expect in a new $300-600/night hotel. VOIP phones that can tell you the weather and such, but it's the basic stuff that soured my stay. The basics that were lacking: no clock in the room, no pad and pen, phones that were more complicated than my computer, and no plugs for electronics. The clock and the plugs are particularly bafflingly given the high-tech surroundings. Oh yeah and a jackhammer ran outside my room from 9-10:30pm the first night. They said it was the city (it had happened before apparently) and there was nothing they could do. Amazing timing given the hospital next door. Thoughtless of the city IMO.
We were looking for a hotel to stay in for a last minute trip to Boston w/ two days to plan. Everything was booked and even the 3 star hotels were going for $300+/night. Then I found the Liberty Hotel which used to be a jail (haha!). At $275 a night for a five star hotel - it was a steal!