Best of Boston

2015 Best Boutique Hotel

The Verb Hotel

This former HoJo is now a stylish hotel with a rock ‘n’ roll soul. Its rooms feature pop artifacts like backstage passes for the J. Geils Band, old Phoenix covers, and manual typewriters. Guests can spin records on the lobby’s vintage turntable or relax by the pool, which, nestled in the center courtyard, evokes the Beverly Hills Hotel. Factor in the Verb’s crazy-convenient location behind Fenway Park, and this is easily the hippest boutique hotel in town.

1271 Boylston St., Boston, 617-566-4500,