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The Verb Hotel vs The Newbury Boston

Both properties are rated highly by expert writers. On balance, Taj Boston is preferred by most professionals compared to The Verb Hotel. Taj Boston ranks #12 in Boston with approval from 14 sources including Concierge, Oyster and Condé Nast Traveler.

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 Newbury Boston
8 / 10
15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
From $186 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"With its luxurious accommodations, wonderful service, and old-Boston atmosphere, Taj Boston appeals to both vacationers and business travelers." Full review
Concierge
"The public spaces are gilded, service is genteel, and the dimly lit, leather-studded bar overlooking the park is still a favorite with Boston Brahmins."
Fodor's
"The old-school elegant Taj is doing its best to win over the old Ritz fans... as well as woo new guests, with discounted weekend rates and a soft renovation." Full review
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Avoid rooms on the 16th floor, under the roof-deck party space.
Oyster
Upscale
"Bought from the Ritz-Carlton in 2007, the Taj Boston holds on to the Ritz' elegant look, but also offers some superb perks, like chenille bathrobes and free rides in the house Jaguar." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The property became part of the Taj Hotel Group in 2007, but continues to emphasize elegance and excellent service."
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