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The Modern Hotel and Bar

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The Modern Hotel is a re-animated Travelodge located in downtown Boise’s Linen District. City-centered, yet close to whitewater, mountains, and rolling hills. At today’s Modern Hotel, a rich history still radiates amidst Boise’s unique, vibrant culture. The main hotel features 39 intelligently designed rooms, making travel easy and low-stress. The Modern’s bar and restaurant has classic-inspired cocktails, a talented chef and is open daily from 4pm-11pm and for brunch Saturday & Sunday from 8am-2pm Our apartments are a block and a half north of the main hotel in the Watercooler Building. These fully furnished, second floor apartments come with all the amenities to make your visit feel more like home. All kitchen and household appliances and essentials are provided. You'll enjoy free parking, WiFi, basic cable and Smart TV apps. Housekeeping service at the apartments incurs an additional fee. Our second restaurant in the Watercooler Building - Txikiteo - is open from 7am-10pm daily.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Quirky Hotels
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88Good for walkers
Grade: 88 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
9Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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Truly, one of the best places to stay in America- put the very well priced rooms into the equation and IT IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN AMERICA. The bar is taken seriously in the way drinks are made, the service is impeccable but the entire attitude distills a welcoming and very
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at The Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded yesterday
Aw, you've warmed our hearts! Thank you so much for your kind review--it sounds like you really get what we've been going for. We'll keep trying to earn your "best place to stay" label! Gratefully--
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Hotel's Favourite
We travel through Boise on a regular basis and stay here every time. The rooms are mid century mod, always clean with high quality towels and toiletries. The bathrooms all have enormous showers and free standing tubs and comfortable beds. Harley, our dog, always comes with us
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Response from The Modern H, Public Relations Manager at The Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 11 Mar. 2018
Hi! You'll be glad to know we took your suggestion to heart, and have installed more hooks in some of the rooms--more are on the way. Thank you for helping us make your stay the best possible experience we can provide. We love all our guests, but especially our repeat ones. Your kind recommendation is so appreciated--we're grateful.
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The attention to detail, and overall location makes this a hotel a great choice. The staff are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make your stay pleasurable. I would stay at The Modern Hotel again and plan to revisit in the near future.
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at The Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 1 week ago
I'm so glad you'll be coming back! Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for your positive review. We know you have lots of choice in Boise, so it's great to know you'll choose us again. Gratefully--
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I found my way to a hotel where I’d always wanted to stay. The Modern. What a quirky place. It was cleverly renovated. From simple things like the placement of the bedside lamps to the simple, yet comfortable bed, I was impressed. I was grateful enough to book a second night -
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at The Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 3 weeks ago
I actually stepped into one of the large showers (admittedly, fully clothed) to test your assertion, and I kind of get it. We all have our little hacks we employ when it comes to our personal toilette, but why hack if we don't have to? We'll look into your suggestion, and thank you for making it. We're really gratified that the rest of your stay was so comfortable, and thank you for the kind words! Warmly--
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We loved our stay at the modern! Everything was so carefully considered and it really showed, both in the quality of the rooms and amenities and in the restaurant/bar. Highly recommend the suites with the big standing tub — it was such a treat after trekking around while
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at The Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Congratulations on your pregnancy, and thank you for spending this time with us! I'm glad the tub was comfortable. We really appreciate your recommendation! All best to your family--
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Queen Room
That's a cool bed, huh? It's comfortable too.
Beautiful large walk in show with regular and rain shower heads
Courtyard at dusk with outdoor fires and heat lamps
We don't have any deals with workout places, but I recommend both the Downtown YMCA and the Gym at 8th and Main.
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The fee for two dogs is $30. Please reserve your room by calling 208-424-8244 and request a pet friendly room.
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I'm sorry I missed this question. Yes, we do charge a fee for small a small dog. It is $20 per stay.
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Sorry for the delay. We are 3 miles from Boise State Unversity.
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"Location location location!!!"
"I was warned there might be street noise on Saturday night but I was not disturbed."
"Avoid any room near the outside bar area"
"Think it is difficult to find quiet rooms at night."
"Because of my sensitivity to pets I requested a room that was "pet free", which meant that we upgraded to a king balcony room."
USD 129 - USD 185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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