The Verb Hotel
What We Love
- The hotel sits in the shadow of Fenway Park
- An astonishing collection of memorabilia — concert posters, backstage passes, autographed promo records — comprises the rock-and-roll-themed decor
- The heated outdoor pool is open from April though mid-October, an unheard-of asset in the middle of the city
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- To avoid the sounds of the city, opt for a pool view room
- In season, the pool can be a late night hangout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The aesthetic of the Verb Hotel plays off the kitschiness of a midcentury motel. Rather than creating a vibe centered on the predictable baseball theme, the 93-room hotel celebrates Fenway’s storied music scene. To decorate the lobby, David Bieber, former archivist of the Boston Phoenix, the famed alternative weekly (now defunct), was tapped to select pop cultural items from his vast collection. Among the array of pieces hung on the bright blue walls are backstage passes for the J. Geils Band, ticket stubs to a Blondie show at the Paradise, and promo records from a variety of acts, including Fleetwood Mac. The space has an enormous yellow leather banquette and a vintage turntable available to spin records of the era.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms have custom wooden beds with built-in nightstands, and long, low dressers with a decidedly midcentury look. The rooms feature such cheeky touches as old typewriters scored on eBay, ironing board covers that read “Some Like It Hot,” and blowups of old Boston Phoenix front pages as artwork on the walls. The bathrooms are simple, with white walls and dark tile floors and walk-in showers.
There’s music in the lobby and pool area (in season). Hojoko, a high-energy Japanese pub run by James Beard Award–winning chef Tim Cushman, serves breakfast, dinner and drinks.
In the Area
Fenway Park is literally a stone’s (or baseball’s) throw away, so if you’re in town for a Red Sox game or stadium concert, there’s no better place to stay. If you’re looking for a memorable dining experience, head to the Island Creek Oyster Bar, where the emphasis is on serving the freshest bivalves.
How to Get There
I came to Boston from Canada to visit a friend so we can both watch Laura Pergolizzi's Heart To Mouth concert tour at the House of Blues which is only 5 minutes walk from The Verb. This hotel is one of kind. Their staffs are very friendly and exceptional. I was looking thru hotels and Air B&B's but this one stands out. Their location is very desirable for amenities and easy to find. The Verb is surrounded by local cafe's, pubs and restaurants. If you are hungry Hojoko is next door. Also they have a hot pool which is nice for this winter season. They have a vinyl player in the bed room which we enjoyed and you will see lots of photos of musical artists (even Batman). Very nostalgic and iconic. We would like to thank everyone for the awesome services: Karen for arranging our room, the valet parking for the great service, the front desk staff for always welcoming us whenever we come in even if it was late and to Matt for providing an awesome experience.
We would definitely recommend this super fun high energy hotel for a fun weekend or even one night getaway ! The staff members were all so friendly and they even gave us a free hat when we left . There restaraunt hojoko had great sushi and drinks you don’t find just anywhere again staff and bartenders were amazing and it’s within walking distance to a few other fun places . Rooms were super clean which is a must .
We couldn't be more happy with our stay at The Verb. The staff was super friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere was wicked fun, and so many places to eat and drink around the area, including their very own Hojoken, which was so awesome! The staff helped me celebrate my mom's birthday and made the trip extra special with handpicked vinyl records and little gift in the room and out of their way friendliness. Shout out to Annie (love her!) Carl (so sweet!), and Hannah (comin through with the vinyl)! You all were super kind and efficient. Even after that huge Red Bull team had just left! Keep up the great work, can't wait to come back!
This place is a real find! The staff are friendly, helpful and have great energy! The room was clean and quite comfortable. If you need to stay in the Fenway Park area and want a cool experience, I can't recommend it highly enough!
Exceptional ! Clean ! Lots of character! Front desk people rocked! Very helpful! Treated us like rockstars! Matt the valet was amazing! He was knowledgable and offered us directions and even left us a cool verb guitar key chain.the batteries in our TV remote died at 2 am ...front desk delivered new ones in 10 minutes. Room was spotless and clean! Pool was heated to 90 degrees and open! Hotel was 4 minutes to house of blues where we saw a concert ! Definately going back to the Verb. Again! Best experience staying in a hotel ever! Thanks Verb staff!
Ps the restaurant was awesome!
The whole stay was terrific!