The Verb Hotel

Address: 1271 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Back Bay/Fenway area of Boston, is near Fenway Park, Skywalk Observatory, The Fens, and Kenmore Square.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Verb Hotel Boston

Daddy would never make me stay here

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I wish I had known about this site when my daughter and I went to check out colleges. This is the worst place I've ever stayed. Yes it is close to Fenway, but you better be drunk to stand staying here. We got headaches from the high mold count that took days to get rid of. At the time I was unfamiliar with Boston and didn't realize that the city is so small you can stay anywhere on the T line and be convienently located. We felt trapped because the hotels in the neighborhood were booked. My daughter looked around at the eighties decor and filth and said "Daddy would never make me stay here." I couldn't believe I was spending $150/night. Skip the Chinese food in their restaurant. Of course my daughter decided to go to BU, but fortunately we've discovered much better places to stay. I've had better accommodations in third world countries.

Good for an overnight

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Oddly decorated rooms, ours had one wall mirrored, you sort of feel like you've returned to the eighties. The bathroom also looks very dated. There were some water stains on the ceiling but the room itself was clean. On the plus side we were happy to find a fridge and microwave in our room, numerous fast food outlets right nearby and that we could walk into Boston. The hotel even obliged us the next day by letting us remain parked (there is a $10 overnight fee) after checkout while we returned to town to shop. Be aware that checkout can be busy, when I went down to checkout at noon I found the lobby packed with a Dutch tour group who were doing the same, luckily we were not in a hurry.

Location the best

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I went to fenway park and this hotel is about 300 feet from park. THE STAFF IS VERY HELPFUL and friendly. nice little lounge with the best chinese food in town. the hotel is a little old but clean. but if you are going to the park you can't beat it. we always have fun here.

Stay Away!

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Stay far, far way from this hotel. Booked a room via the hojo website at this Howard Johnson's due to it's close proximity to Fenway Park. Called the hotel directly to confirm room type. They were unable to confirm anything and so the reservation was cancelled also via the parent website. Received a cancellation number and it showed up on my credit card statement anyway. When I called the hotel to get this fixed, they wouldn't do it!! Now I have to dispute the charge on my credit card! Joe Pati, the credit manager, admitted to my having a legitimate cancellation number but said he would only process my credit (of $179.90!) if the hotel was sold out the night of my reservation. This is just scary. Don't even BOOK a room at this place. I can not imagine actually staying at this place.

Nothing Special, But Convenient To Fenway

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Well, this isn't the nicest place to stay at in Boston, but if you are going to a Red Sox game and want a convenient place to stay and park, this is the place. Parking is only $10/day and it's right next door to the park. I just stayed down there May 7th and 8th this year with a few buddies. We went to the Red Sox game. The rooms are old and outdated, but fine for what we needed. Pretty bear bones, but did have a fridge for our beer. All in all, nothing fancy, but convenient place to stay for a Red Sox game. That's about it.

I'd rather sleep in the street

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Although it has been years since my misadventure here I still harbor hostile feelings from the experience. The room was downright filthy: pronounced mold on the shower curtains, stained bedspread, dead bugs on window sills, significant dust on surfaces. There was a gaping hole in the bathroom door and the shower handle stuck on scalding hot when I tried to take a shower. The final straw was when the fire alarm went off THREE times during the night. My planned three night stay lasted less than 12 hrs. If your choice is between staying here and sleeping in the car, I would opt for the latter. The review label "terrible" is an insult to terrible motels everywhere.

Dirty room & bad service

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I got there and I was tired, so I lied on the bed. Later I saw the upholstery on the chair was black with dirt. I asked for another room. They gave me one, but scolded me for messing up the bed. The second room had vinyl covered chairs that were less susceptible to getting dirty. Then the room needed a light bulb. I told the guy at the desk about it, and he gave me one. He said nobody was available to put it in. Sure I can put in a light bulb, but why were they so short staffed ? I'll never stay (or even eat) at Howard Johnson's again.

Boston's #1 Nightmare

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I find it hard to believe that ANYONE would rate this hotel better than poor. I have been coming to Boston three times a year over the last 15 years or so to see my beloved Red Sox. I've stayed here at least eight times, and it never fails to disappoint. This hotel is getting worse every year. The last straw: Summer of 2003, the air conditioning went out on an August day. Our room was unbearable. The management would not make any reduction in price, nor offer any compensation. I went to Star Market and bought an electric fan. The rooms are filthy and musty. The windows don't work. The staff is not merely unhelpful, but rude. Try The Midtown if you're here for the Red Sox. The walk is longer, but you'll be happier.

Great if seeing a game at Fenway!

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If you're traveling to Boston to see a baseball game at Fenway, then this is the hotel for you! It is RIGHT NEXT to Fenway Park, you can practically roll out of bed and into your seat at the ballpark. While the hotel does look a bit shop-worn, who cares?! As long as you have a bed and a bathroom literally 20 feet from the stadium, you're golden!

They also have a large bar to celebrate in after the game.

TripAdvisor Reviews The Verb Hotel Boston

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