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The Liberty Inn

The Liberty Inn

Behold the Liberty Inn, a strange little hotel on the edge of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District that charges by the hour and unabashedly markets itself as “your rendezvous for romance.” That’s right: Just a stone’s throw from some of NYC’s trendiest restaurants and priciest designer boutiques (not to mention a few fancypants hotels), you can rent a room for the express purpose of illicit sex. The kind of place, in other words, that was a fixture of pre-Giuliani Manhattan but has since been largely eradicated from the city’s tonier neighborhoods.

Curious about this conveniently-located oasis of infidelity, a couple of us packed our cameras and checked in to give it the Oyster treatment. Here’s what we found:

Come on in (bring your booze)

Come on in (bring your booze)

Pros
*Reasonable hourly rates
*Discreet yet convenient location
*Mirrored ceilings, padded headboards
*Cash accepted
*Lobby vending machine sells condoms for every size

Cons
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No reservations
*Depressing beige décor and sterile lobby
*Thin doors and walls
*Stains on bedspread

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