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Modern Hotel and Bar
Ranked #6 of 58 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This was our first trip to Boise and we were looking for a downtown hotel that was a little out of the ordinary. After reading about the retro décor and awesome showers we were hooked! The desk staff was always friendly and helpful. They even offered some bicycles for us to ride around the area. We were given an interior room along a hallway with skylights. Our room was clean, comfortable, and quiet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Massillon, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

refrigerator did not work. Prompt delivery of another one but thermostat did not work properly and froze food. Last day requested wake up call and it never came. Alarm clock did not work as well. Got out an hour later then expecting too.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Logan, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My wife and I stay here regularly to/from visiting family in Oregon. Centrally and conveniently located in downtown Boise. Staff warm, helpful, and professional. A trendy repurposed/remodeled Travelodge-type hotel, the rooms tastefully done up in the Scandinavian style, complete with walk-in showers. Very clean rooms, exceptionally comfortable beds. No need to leave the premises for dinner - the restaurant is top-drawer and always spot-on (Bouillabaisse was excellent). Outstanding bar, offering up unique creations (daily happy hour 4-7) - our hands-down favorite is the "Doctor's Sour." Just-right breakfast features fresh squeezed OJ, Greek yogurt, granola, bagels, and (very good) coffee. Caters to the younger set, but clientele a good age mix, with many fellow boomers. Bravo Modern!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pocatello, Idaho
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We spent a weekend here with our adult children to celebrate a birthday. It was really nice place to stay. They have a funky cool bar that serves appetizer type foods late into the evening and even had outdoor seating with cool fire pits. The rooms are very forwardly decorated. Make sure you are on a couples weekend as every room has exposed area in shower. Would not be a place to share accommodations for work. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Close enough to the downtown scene that you can walk but is about 6 blocks from the night life.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Modern Hotel and Bar is a great place to stay in Boise. The rooms are clean and decorated in a minimalist cool retro way. The bathroom was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The location can't be beat. We walked all over downtown to a variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel/bar staff was excellent as well. They were very friendly and the Modern's food and drinks have received a lot of positive attention in the community. I loved the Modern and would absolutely stay there again. The only issue that kept me from rating it 5 stars was the noise level of the air conditioner in the room. It was super loud even when it wasn't actively pumping air into the room. If you are a light sleeper; this could cause you some problems. Or you could follow our technique of applying just the right amount of spirits to sleep in spite of the air conditioner volume.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

This review is only about the bar as we didn't stay here, but it was really good. They've taken a standard looking motel and made it look smart and trendy. We ended up here because I look in a local magazine for the best cocktail bar in Boise and this had won last year. It lived up to that. They had really cool and friendly staff, and clearly a barman who knew what he was doing. The cocktails were inventive and excellent. We also had the meatballs as a snack, which were very good.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Idaho, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

So comfortable, and convenient. Had the best night of sleep ever in in a hotel, and the showers were really something special. This romantic getaway will definitely be a return trip for my husband and I.

Room Tip: Get a king sized bed. It's worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Modern Hotel and Bar
Address: 1314 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-6942
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Region: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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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