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4.6 out of 5

"I'm a Boise native, so I remember when the Modern Hotel was a scary Travelodge near the Greyhound Bus station. They've done a terrific job of renovati ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 31 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Boise Centre

Heart of Boise

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Boise hotel, you'll find Boise Centre and Idaho State Capitol Building. Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and Boise State University are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

Free self parking is available and the hotel's front desk is staffed around-the-clock. Guests will appreciate free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A computer station and luggage storage are also provided.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 43 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as Smart TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include iPod docks, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Design Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$129* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Design Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Design Suite, 1 Bedroom, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Design Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Modern Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Modern Hotel

Everyone (7) Business (1) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
I'm a Boise native, so I remember when the Modern Hotel was a scary Travelodge near the Greyhound Bus station. They've done a terrific job of renovating the property and making it appealing to a new generation of guests. Great location downtown, excellent options for the free breakfast, and the hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that the carpet in our room was really dirty. I suppose that's to be expected in a hotel room with an external entrance, but it was still pretty disgusting. All in all, though, I would stay here again (and probably will, next time I'm in town.)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021

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Aug 3, 2021 by Polly

Thanks so much for the kind words and for letting us know about the carpet.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 1, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 12, 2021 by Jason

Thank you so much!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

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Feb 19, 2020 by Polly

Thanks so much!

3 out of 5
This was great and will come again.Thank you very much.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2019 by Tish

I'm so glad you had a good stay. We look forward to having you back.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 7, 2019 by Tish

Come back soon so we can make it five stars--

5 out of 5
Great location, great hotel, bar, and restaurant. Great value

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018

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Dec 18, 2018 by Polly

Thank you so much for your feedback.

5 out of 5
I love this boutique hotel. The price for a nice size queen suite was better than most of the other nice hotels in the area. Location is great. They have a nice breakfast, although not many choices. I was disappointed that they no longer make their own yogurt and wish they had more fruit (ie berries). The staff is super friendly.

Posted by , from Idaho on May 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 21, 2018 by Tish

CMD, thank you! We love guests like you! We'll make a note of your preferences, and hope you join us again soon.

5 out of 5

Great experience!

Friendly, knowledgable staff, clean & retro rooms, good location.

Posted by , from Boise, Idaho on Jan 2, 2016

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4 out of 5

Renovation with class

Pros: Very comfortable and clean. The staff was very friendly. Food was excellent.
Cons: Shelves in the closet. A few more options in the morning would be great.
Location: Boise is a restaurant hotspot. There are many wonderful places to eat, etc.
I had no idea a renovation of a 70's dive motel could be so successful. Despite it's size, the hotel was a class act. It was the first time I had stayed at the Modern and I was there for 5 days. During my stay, each employee treated me like a VIP. I consider myself low maintenance, however, I believe they would have gladly met any reasonable need I had. Food was outstanding. If you happen to be there for weekend brunch, you're lucky. Just delicious. Dinner is top notch. I heard a rumor the Chef was nominated for a James Beard Award. I didn't verify that, though--so don't hold me to it. Rumor or not, the food was award-worthy. There would be two small improvement I would suggest: First, on long stays, I appreciate being able to put my clothes away and store my luggage. There weren't any closet shelves or drawers for my clothes, which was a bummer. However, if they stored the ironing board elsewhere, a couple of shelves in the small closet would have suited perfectly. Second, I really enjoyed the fresh bagels in the morning. The juice was also delicious. Any chance to add some bread or toast when a bagel may be a little much? Perhaps some cut meats. I think adding a full breakfast may be overkill, but a few more options would be great.

Posted by , from Seattle on Nov 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Modern Hotel

Pros: It was comfortable, and very accommodating. The staff was very pleasing during check in and there were no hiccups during our stay.
Location: El Korah Shrine Music venue, Neurolux music venue, Alehouse brewery, Awesome record store, river walk/trail, Pie hole pizza, etc. Treefort Musicfest
Great location, in the heart of Boise. Close to all the music venues, bars and restaurants. The Modern Hotel staff was very accommodating and provided a flawless stay for myself and the rest of musicians I was traveling with. Rooms were nicely designed and very comfortable.

Posted by , from Seattle on Apr 2, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Property Features

A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is available daily. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Boise hotel.

  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1962
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Modern Hotel offers 43 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and MP3 docking stations. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch Smart televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Boise hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include complimentary bicycles.

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

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country 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.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

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 noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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

A credit 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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For guests' safety, the property includes 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. 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. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are 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 available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Modern
  • Modern Boise
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  • Modern Hotel Bar Boise
  • Modern Hotel Bar
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  • Modern Hotel Apartments
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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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.