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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 have never experienced better stay than I had today at the Verb hotel.Everything was just perfect! When I first came in to their lobby, I was impressed by their decor and hot music. FUNCKY and STYLIST! All the staffs were extremely friendly and helpful,especially Elaine, a lovely lady with smile all the time. I had a few issues about my room type and she had them taken care of immediately. I even watched her patiently deal with 4 different guests as they had various issues. She kindly did apologize and tried to solve their problems ASAP! The room was clean and comfortable with RECORD PLAYER!! Yes, how cool is it! They also got many collections so you wont get bored from their playlists.
Fantastic place! I'll definitely come back if I have my future trip to Boston! The most important:LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!They have extraordinary location in town!
We checked in on 4/11/19 & were about an hour early for check-in. We explained to the gentleman checking us in that we were early & our room might not be ready yet. He said he would check & see. Tells us, oh yes we have a room ready & proceeded to check us in. My husband had made these reservations months ago as a Christmas present to include seeing a Red Sox game & doing the ballpark tour. We proceed to our room & my husband had paid the extra money for a room with the view of Fenway. What does the kid checking us in give us??? A room by the pool. We go back & explain to the kid that we booked & paid extra for a Fenway view room. He tells us at that point that those rooms are not ready yet & to come back in an hour.
HE WAS GOING TO GIVE US THE CHEAPER ROOM, ALTHOUGH WE HAD ALREADY PAID THE EXTRA & WOULD HAVE THEN SOLD OUR ROOM TO SOMEONE ELSE & MADE MORE MONEY FOR THE VERB!!!
Being betrayed like that basically ruined the way I look at your hotel. It is a great location when going to a game, but you need to give people what they pay for! Don't try ripping them off!
It was a cold night & we had to turn the heat on. Boy did that heater make noise!
It is a cute hotel, but as stated, they tried ripping me off
The truth. They show you a second floor unobstructed view and give you a first floor parking lot, car parked right outside your window with people walking by constantly, ground level room that's only connection to Fenway is the overwhelming stench in the room reminiscent of the men's rooms urinals in Fenway. No doubt an overcompensation due to their pet policy. Would I stay there again? Never. Do I feel ripped off? I do. Did I get the room I was shown and reserved online three months ago? No. And to make matters worse when we checked in we were sent to a ground floor pool view room. Really. What an uncomfortable situation to be in instead of being amazed by a view we had to go back to the front desk, a very unpleasant clerk, and ask him for the room we reserved.
Funny theme everywhere in the hotel
Kindly staff and free water bottles
Boring restaurant (Japanese)
Poor selection of beer in the bar
Expensive valet parking
But all in all - a very pleasant trip
My husband and I did a lot of research before taking our trip to Boston. There were about 5 hotels that we had decided on before settling on the Verb. After doing more research on the hotels we decided that the best rate, room size and location was going to be the Verb. Best choice that we made. Most of the activities we had planned for our 7 day stay were mostly situated close to the Fenway/Kenmore area. Plus Boston is a city that you can do a lot of walking since everything is so close. It's out of the business of the city but still a lively area. We loved the hotel the moment we stepped out of our cab from the airport. Loved the vibe, the music playing and the entire staff was excellent from the first day to the last. There was complimentary breakfast in the restaurant inside the hotel, that my husband enjoyed everyday. There was so much to choose from- cereal, fruit, assorted muffins, bagels and beverages. The room was just like the photos but better in person. Bathroom was large and exceeded expectations. Access to everything- there is a Target two blocks down, a CVS on the corner, tons of restaurants and cafes all around. We felt safe and secure the entire time we were there. A great spot for families, couples or just you on the go!!! Would go back again!