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The Modern Hotel and Bar
Ranked #9 of 58 Hotels in Boise
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

The rooms: trendy & imaginative. Bar: keen & hip. *music in the courtyard...the best added feature!!! The staff: welcoming & attentive!!! Everyone and everything was perfect! Can't wait to return just to stay there again.

Room Tip: Enjoyed being near the courtyard when the music is good...ours was!!!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have been to many rehab or retro hotels, but this one was very disappointing. Poor location quite a distance from downtown and still reminded us of a low budget hotel. Bar is very small and noisy. Traffic (fire station nearby) noise is very high at times. Difficult to get much service from staff. Parking is limited and we had to park on the street most of the time. Not worth saving a few bucks to stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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sheclops, Manager at The Modern Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

I’m sorry you were disappointed with your stay at the Modern. We pride ourselves in our service and friendliness and it appears you were here when we were not at the top of our game. It is a reminder to us that we need to try harder to provide the best service possible.

If you wish to discuss further please feel free to contact me at the Modern.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Modern Hotel is in a great location for exploring downtown Boise, kind of a mid-century modern feel. I appreciate the re-purposed hotel with a unique vision and experience. The hotel attracted like-minded travelers. The bike friendliness is a nice amenity and compliments the hotel's sustainability design. The lobby, bar and patio creates a lot of energy for the hotel and the staff was wonderful. The rooms are pretty nice and the beds very comfortable. However, there are serious design flaws in the practicality of the bathroom I need to note. There was no soap dish or area to hold things in shower (loved the shower otherwise). The lack of counter space in the bathroom forced one to use the over sized sink basin to store toothbrushes and the like. Kind of gross. Sometimes, these modern hotel designs emphasize design over function.

I also would have rated higher if there was more thought given to the common area and business center which was about 115 degrees and the printer didn't work (needed boarding pass) which appeared under construction.

At the end of the day, I would stay here over any corporate hotel in Boise. I appreciated the experience and re purposed Travel Lodge made relevant today.

Room Tip: Ask for room away from courtyard if concerned about noise. I had no issue but others might.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

What a pleasant surprise! We stayed at the Modern during the Green Expo and it was truly a delight. Our room was comfortable. All of the employees were friendly, helpful and efficient. The bar is warm and inviting and the food was delicious. We will definitely stay at the Modern on our next trip to Boise.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We stayed at the Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise both going and returning from the Grand Tetons.
On our first stay we got the last room available,#115 and it was a good choice for us.
The bar opens early so we had a drink before strolling downtown to dinner. The Mod is decorated in the mid-century style which we like. The room was spacious and the bathroom was gorgeous.
All the staff were great. We liked the continental breakfast in the morning. They make your oj to order and make your pot of tea the same way.
Returning from the Tetons they gave us the same room and an even better rate when I asked about a senior rate so that was cool. I had booked through Expedia the first time.
We'd stay there again. it is so easy to walk from the Mod to dinner, or a movie, which we did and you can take one of their free bikes for hotel guests and cruise the riverwalk.
What's not to like?

Room Tip: Other reviewers had said to ask for a room away from the popular bar so we did. It was not a problem...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Clean rooms, great location, wonderful staff and great value; we'll be back next time we're in Boise!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

As we pulled up to the hotel, my husband said "I stayed here back in the 60's with my family!". Great job on the renovations. Clean, well loved environment. Loved the specialty cocktails (throwback from the 60's). Staff was pleasant. Menu was limited but food was delicious. Great central location. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Denise A
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Additional Information about The Modern Hotel and Bar

Address: 1314 W Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702-6942
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Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Boise
#8 Romantic Hotel in Boise
#16 Family Hotel in Boise
Price Range: $115 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Modern Hotel and Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience this intimate boutique hotel, where architecture and design live in harmony. ADA-compliant. Small parking lot for walk-up comfort and convenience. Street parking when lot is full. 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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