I stayed here during a convention and almost everything was great! The room was large with comfy beds, a large bathroom, a huge fridge for a hotel room, and we had a nice view out of our window. I was also surprised at the lack of noise I heard even though the hotel was full of mostly young convention goers. I didn't hear anything from my room and slept soundly every night.
The location is great, it's within walking distance of tons of restaurants and there is a Trader Joe's directly across the street which was nice.
One of the things I did not like was the pool. It was really hard to find, but I think that was mostly due to the renovations they were doing, but once there you have to walk through a gym before getting to what turns out to be just a lap pool. There were constantly people in there super seriously swimming laps, so we weren't able to just hang out in the pool like my lazy self prefers to do. The hot tub though is huge and awesome, and there is a nice view of downtown Boise out the gigantic window by it.
Also the front desk staff wasn't super friendly, and there was an issue with our reservation. We had booked and requested two adjoining rooms which I knew weren't entirely guaranteed, but when we checked in they said only one room was ready and the second room would be ready soon; they then assured us they were adjoining. Later when we got the keys to the second room we found out that it was not adjoining but was across the hall from the other room, and when we asked the front desk about it they simply said that they didn't have any adjoining rooms available and there wasn't anything they could do. Lame. Should have just told us that in the first place!
I would definitely stay here again though, all things considered. I would just check their website and plan on not staying there around the end of May if you're not a fan of anime/conventions/youths being rowdy while wearing awesome cosplays because that is all you will see during Anime Oasis.
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