We stayed five nights at the Modern on a recent trip to Idaho. They've done a really nice job of repurposing an old Travelodge on the outskirts of downtown Boise in what's called the Linen District. Our deluxe king room on the second floor had interior access with a small balcony facing the front of the hotel which I thought best for a quieter room away from the bar/restaurant. No problems with the bed as others have noted but agree there is not much closet storage and no drawers (only some open small shelves) for unpacking. This wasn't a problem for us on this trip but could be for some I imagine. We did use cruiser bikes available from the hotel to bike the river greenbelt and North End one day which was very convenient. We had dinner twice at the Modern and really liked it both times. The heirloom tomato and grilled haloumi salad, Hagerman sturgeon, and the morel/short rib ravioli were nice. My wife especially liked their signature Estelle Royale cocktail. The bar patio has three gas firepits that make the space really charming at night. Staff is super-friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast was fine and no real problem asking for the fresh-sqeezed juice and hot water for tea. It's an easy walk from the hotel to the 8th St restaurants or the Basque Block and other sites from the hotel. Closeby the hotel is Big City Coffee which is a good place for breakfast or lunch. Only small annoyance was that the hotel asks you to reuse towels but only provides one small hook in the bathroom so the towels don't really dry well overnight. Since we had the balcony we could dry them in the sun but in other rooms you wouldn't have that option. We would definitely stay at the Modern again if going to Boise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience this intimate boutique hotel, where architecture and design live in harmony. ADA-compliant. Free parking for walk-up comfort and convenience. Adjacent to the Linen Building Event Center, The Modern Hotel is the ideal spot for meetings and creative professionals taking care of business. Onsite, our business center has all the hook-ups you need to tie up loose ends while you're away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Modern Hotel Boise