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The Verb Hotel vs The Charles Hotel

Both properties are endorsed by expert reviewers. On balance, Charles Hotel scores slightly better than The Verb Hotel. Charles Hotel scores 84 with recommendations from 14 publications including Concierge, BlackBook and Time Out.

The Verb Hotel
8 / 10
1271 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
From $89 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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Gayot
"Rooted in Boston'€™s distinctive musical heritage, the Verb Hotel puts a modern spin on traditional mid-century style."
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"The Verb Hotel took a down-and-out HoJo property and turned it into Boston's most radical, retro, rock and roll hotel." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Located where the old 94-room Howard Johnson’s used to be, this Fenway/Kenmore newcomer exudes the aura of a ‘70s retro motel." Full review
Afar Magazine
"The newest and hippest kid on the block has risen from the most unlikely of origins: the Fenway Motor Hotel, a run-down mid-century relic that once housed all manner of misbehaving musicians." Full review
Oyster
Mid-Range
"A massive black-and-white photograph of a dude giving the peace sign welcomes guests to the entrance of the three-pearl Verb Hotel in Boston." Full review
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The Charles Hotel
8 / 10
1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
From $199 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Just a block from Harvard Square, the Charles has been the place for business and leisure travelers to Cambridge since it opened in 1985." Full review
Concierge
"The 294 business-meets-Americana rooms mix Wi-Fi with checkered Shaker quilts, and all were spruced up in 2006."
Insight Guides
"A touch of class on the edge of Harvard Square: rooms are appointed with commissioned artwork and high-tech amenities, and offer views of Harvard Square, Cambridge, or Boston."
Fodor's
"It used to be that the Charles was the place to stay in Cambridge, and while other luxury hotels have since arrived... this Harvard Square staple is standing strong." Full review
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For a partial river or skyline view, ask for something above the 7th floor.
Oyster
4.0
"Charming rooms, two great restaurants and a location two blocks from Harvard Square make the 294-room Charles Hotel a natural choice for those visiting Harvard." Full review
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