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Modern Hotel and Bar
Ranked #6 of 58 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Ketchum, Idaho
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6 reviews
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“Overpriced”
Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Hard to make sirloin out of an old, tired Traveler Motel. Room sparce with cheap IKEA furniture. Lighting very minimal and commercial carpet. Bathroom sink very modern but not sanitary and shower most interesting in the wrong way.
Would never recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michal L, Manager at Modern Hotel and Bar, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are sorry you didn’t enjoy your stay at the Modern Hotel. It is important every guest is happy with their stay. If not we want to fix it. We did not charge you for your stay and would be happy to talk with you more if you like. Please except our apology. Thank you, Michal Lloyd, hotel manager
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Malibu, California
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Well folks, what can I say except that I am blown away with how nice an experience we had at this hotel. From the moment of arrival, I senses a refreshing courteous front desk that simply checked us in. made sure we knew what was available, and provided maps, tips on dining etc as we arrived at 7pm.
We were tired from traveling, and I noticed the "hip" bar and found out they had FOOD!
Gamechanger, excellent food, well priced and continental breakfast w/ fresh OJ!

When in Boise, I am a newfound "lifer" as everything was reasonable and high quality.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very clean, simple rooms. Cozy rooms with nice feather pillows, and the bar downstairs was chill and hip. The best part was that it was only a few blocks away from downtown Boise, lots of restraunts, and easy to get to and leave for those who are not familiar with Boise. The food was quality and not over done. Doesn't look super fancy from the outside, but it made for an extremely pleasant stay. Overall theme is relaxed and minimalist, and if you are in to quality as well as simplicity, this is a great place.

Room Tip: Balconies have a lovely view of the freeway, might not be worth the extra money. But, we were in a r...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Meridian, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Pros -
Top two bars in town. Knowledgeable, fun bartenders. Nailed the drinks.
Clean, spacious room.
Great location - ten minutes walking distance to the heart of downtown.

Cons - A little expensive for limited amenities.

I would visit again!

Room Tip: Get a king balcony room!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California, USA
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

It certainly is Modern! The room was fantastic, new everything. The bar area is cute, great happy hour. Walking distance to downtown (even in freezing weather). There was a parking lot in front and rear of the building, plenty of space. Cute patio area by the bar, had a fire going at night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Castro Valley, California
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I just stayed at the Modern Hotel for one night on a business trip. One of my coworkers highly recommended this place. I couldn't be happier with my choice. The room was clean and nicely furnished. I especially appreciated the attention to detail of their design. The room is not huge, but everything you need is there. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We just stayed at a fancy hotel in Atlanta which costs twice as much. But, I like the Modern Hotel better. I will definitely come back again when I am in town.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my visit to the Modern. It has a simple, clean mid-century sensibility that extends to the fantastic cocktail-savvy bar staff, cooperative front desk, and quiet, comfortable accommodations. Sometimes simple is better, and I think the Modern gets it right. Also, their patio was hosting some musical troubadours (Hillfolk Noir, I believe?) for the evening, who really brightened up the atmosphere despite the near freezing temperatures of late December.

Thanks for a great stay!

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Modern Hotel and Bar
Address: 1314 W Grove St, 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — 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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