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
We loved the hotel. It is unique with lots to view and enjoy. Live music, friendly staff. A music lovers paradise! The proximity to Fenway is great to take in a baseball game. Close to shopping in Back Bay.
great hotel and staff and Fenway close to hotel. staff so helpful for things to do and see.restaurants tours etc.. room decor is very unique. music and records and player is fun and you can choose from large selection of rock and roll music to play in room.
Amazing hotel. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who really love their job. My six-year-old son and I love the musicality of the hotel including the vinyl records and record player in our room. It was awesome coming from the Red Sox game having a Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline playing in our room and we returned. Love The Verb.