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Modern Hotel and Bar

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Dining (20)
Certificate of Excellence


#11 of 60 hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
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 Center 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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Full view
88Good for walkers
Grade: 88 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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This will be where I stay when I travel to Boise in the future. The rooms are comfortable and the decor delightful throughout. The staff is uniformly friendly and helpful. Close to downtown, it is on a relatively quiet street. The courtyard is a popular place, perfect for
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded today
What a generous review. Thank you so much, and it's gratifying to hear you'll be back. We look forward to having you--
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Love this place!!! Look forward to staying again.On a road trip taking a daughter to school and happened across this little gem. Spoke to me the second we arrived. Love the way they took an old motel and turned in into a "destination". The decor and atmosphere totally pull you
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 4 days ago
What a kind review; thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I hope your daughter does well at school, and that we get to see you again as you travel back and forth while she's there! Regards--
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Excellent front desk staff; comfortable and clean room with nice bed, TV, and shower; very nice on-site restaurant with complimentary breakfast on weekdays and paid brunch on weekends. About an 8 block walk to middle of downtown or to a grocery store. Will put a fridge in room
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 2 weeks ago
What a great, thorough review. Thank you for your kind words, and for clearly describing the experience for other guests. We appreciate you!
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You won't be disappointed. The staff and manager are very helpful and courteous. It's not fancy, but quaint. I'm in a wheelchair and my service dog and I have stayed there a couple of times befor and will be back soon.
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Response from TheModernH, Public Relations Manager at Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 2 weeks ago
You (and your pup) will always be welcome; thank you so much for your generous review. We'll try to continue to earn your loyalty. Regards--
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I don't understand how this place could have such great reviews. The pictures are incredibly misleading. This place looks so shady from the outside. When my husband pulled up, I thought he was joking. First off, it's not a hotel, it's a motel. Like straight out of some
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Response from TheModernH, Owner at Modern Hotel and Bar
Responded 3 weeks ago
Because these comments were posted publicly, I wanted to take this chance to adress my response to the public--so the following is intended not for the guest who posted the review, but for all our other guests and those potential guests who may have read her comments. Needless to say, we do not feel that her criticism was valid. Further, had this guest contacted the front desk with any of her complaints, we would happily have done what we could to make her comfortable, up to and including refunding her money and finding her party another hotel in town. A cursory glance at our online reviews would reveal that by far the majority of our guests find the beds very comfortable, the rooms spotless, and the staff willing to go the extra mile to make guests feel at home. To compare the building to an "axe murderer" hotel is absurd, and insults our hardworking staff, the pride we take in the appearance of our rooms and building, and the intelligence and taste of our other guests. The quality of our furnishings, materials, and maintenance is of the highest. The week that the reviewer was with us, we had been installing new, secure and soundproof doors in all our rooms, and were in the process of finishing up that project; any minor paint condition issues were related to that. Housekeeping is careful and attentive at the Modern--it is doubtful that they left a towel behind after cleaning the room, but again, had the guest contacted the front desk, we could have looked into any complaint and taken care of it. Our guests deserve the best. For ten years, we have attempted to provide that, and our guests have responded with loyalty, trusting us with their vacations, business trips, special occasions, and more. We truly believe that the vast majority of our reviews reflect that, and we couldn't be more grateful for those. -Elizabeth Tullis, owner / general manager
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$146 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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