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4.2 out of 5

"Super nice and accommodating staff! Hotel is clean and professional with excellent location. Highly recommended for business travel! " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 07 Mar 2021

Hotel Description

Hotel near Boise State University in Boise

Heart of Boise

A stay at this Southeast Boise hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Boise State University and 2 miles (3 km) of ExtraMile Arena. Idaho Central Arena and Boise Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 159 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while microwaves and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, pillow menus, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$72* Per night/room Mar 14 - Mar 15

Superior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility, Bathtub)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area

Everyone (6) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Super nice and accommodating staff! Hotel is clean and professional with excellent location. Highly recommended for business travel!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021

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Mar 8, 2021 by Chris

You definitely made our day with you amazing comments. Thank you so much for letting us serve you.

4 out of 5
Great proximity to University. AC/heater a little noisy. Pillows could have a firmer choice.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020

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Jan 20, 2020 by Chris

hank you for staying with us. Please come see us again the next time you come to Boise.I'm so sorry that the PTAC unit was too noisy. I will have that re -inspected.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019

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Dec 9, 2019 by Chris

I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us.

4 out of 5
One of the two elevators wasn't working. Good location.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 12, 2019 by Chris

We are getting ready to do or elevator modernization on both the elevators. We will have so new improved elevators coming soon.

4 out of 5
Clean, updated, close to freeway and University area.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

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Nov 7, 2019 by Chris

So happy to hear that you found the hotel to be nice and clean. please come back and let us serce you again the next time you come to Boise.

5 out of 5
Great location! We walked to the movies , green belt, and downtown restaurants from the hotel! Beautiful modern, clean room and staff very professional! Excellent stay!

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

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Jul 5, 2019 by Chris

We love to hear you had such an enjoyable time staying with us. So exciting that you found the hotel to be nice and clean and the staff members to be very friendly and helpful. Please come back and let us serve you again the next time you come to Boise.

5 out of 5
It was close to our exit. Easy to find. Very clean and comfortable. Excellent service and staff

Posted by on May 27, 2019

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May 29, 2019 by Chris

Thank you for these wonderful comments about the service and staff members. We hope you come back and let us serve you again the next time you come to Boise.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019

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Apr 15, 2019 by Chris

Please come see us again the next time you come to Boise.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

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Apr 4, 2019 by Chris

Please come back and see us again the next time you come to Boise.

5 out of 5
very clean and well located in the downtown and university areas. close to many restaurants and bars.have a great time starting here.

Posted by on May 27, 2018

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Jul 11, 2018 by Chris

Thank you for your wonderful comments. So glad to hear you enjoyed some the many restaurants and activities so close by the hotel.. Please come see back and let us serve you again.

About the Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area

Location 475 W Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area offers its guests a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 960 square feet (89 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. Tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area. Free self parking is available. This Boise hotel is smoke free.

  • 159 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 960 sq ft of conference space
  • 89 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Boise Airport (BOI) (7.1 km / 4.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area offers 159 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Boise hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: USD 5.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express University Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Boise Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise Downtown Hotel
  • Express Boise University Area
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area Boise
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area Hotel Boise

You should know

  • Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.