The Verb is a Rock n Roll reimagining of a classic mid-century motel. Filled to the brim with carefully curated historic music memorabilia, this off-beat gem isn't for hotel traditionalists who want a more formal experience. But for those looking for a unique gem in Boston's Fenway neighborhood, the Verb is a great choice.
Each room is filled to the brim with carefully curated historic music artifacts and a record player, as well as 100% cotton bedding, flat-screen HDTV's, and chic mid-century modern decor. Rooms have either pool or ballpark views, which will please any Red Sox fan.
YOU SHOULD KNOW While the hotel is only 2 floors, please notw that they do not have an elevator.
The modern bathrooms have hidden outlets, bathrobes and Bigelow amenities. Guests may notice the large hole in the glass shower doors: they're meant so you can reach the controls and adjust the temp before stepping in the shower.
A rainbow of electric blue walls and yellow furniture, the Verb's lobby is a feast for the eyes... and the ears. Check out the vast collection of music memorabilia lining the walls, and be sure to check out the vinyl library.
The outdoor heated swimming pool is located in the hotel's courtyard, and it's possibly the most unique one in Boston. Surrounded by the multicolored, mid-century windows of the hotel, the saltwater pool becomes quite the scene in the summer.
While there is no gym on-site, all guests are provided with complimentary access to the nearby Boston Sports Club, while has tons of workout equipment and fitness classes, as well as a sauna and steam room.
James Beard Award–winning chefs Tim and Nancy Cushman's Japanese pub, Hojoko, is an acclaimed hotspot serving sushi, burgers, and ramen in an exciting atmosphere. The Verb also provides a complimentary grab-and-go breakfast in the lobby, with items like cereal and yogurt.
Hungry later at night? Don't miss Hojoko's "Midnight Munchies" menu.
Hojoko is a spin on a Japanese Izakaya, or tavern. Check out their diverse sake offerings, as well as plenty of beer and unique cocktails.
It's about a 6 minute walk from The Verb to the Fenway MBTA stop on the Green Line, and 9 minutes to the Kenmore Square stop. If you're looking to travel to downtown attractions and want to avoid the long walk, the T is probably your best
The Fenway neighborhood has experienced an explosion in dining the last few years, with some of Boston's most popular chefs opening hotspots. For great barbecue and biscuits, try Sweet Cheeks Q (5-minute walk). A new location of Tatte Bakery and Cafe (4-minute walk) offers delicious coffee and pastries, as well as great salads and sandwiches. Chef Tiffani Faison's Tiger Mama (4-minute walk) is also an acclaimed spot, serving Southeast Asian-inspired food. For one of the best burritos in Boston, swing around to Peterborough Street and visit El Pelon (5-minute walk) as well as a bunch of other longtime restaurants lining the residential area.
Seeing as it is the Fenway neighborhood, the Verb's area can get flooded with Red Sox fans on game days, who take over area bars. The Baseball Tavern (5-minute walk) is a neighborhood mainstay, while around the corner heading toward Kenmore Square is the Cask n' Flagon (6-minute walk). If you're looking for a high-quality craft cocktail, continue into Kenmore to visit The Hawthorne (10-minute walk).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Verb is just plain cool. Unique from any other hotel offering in the city, it's filled with music history and is stylish in design. It's not for everyone, but music lovers and non-traditionalists will be in heaven.