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316 Reviews
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Jon Michael Jackson
· April 8, 2018
The Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise was astonishing. One of the most original hotels we’ve experience. This place is for sure five stars! The front of the hotel is very, modern. It’s a very attractive b...uilding and has a very classy up-front facade. When checking in, I needed a restroom and found a seven inch record player in the men’s room! That’s awesome and unique. The rooms were very accommodating. They had a handy lock safe for storage of our valuables. The shower was my absolute favorite part of the stay. It was half glass and half open with a over head shower that got extremely hot if needed. It also had a few small rectangular frosted windows surrounding the bathroom. Which, I thought was very sophisticated. I loved that. The beds might have been memory foam and my back feels rejuvenated after a haul from Oklahoma City through Boise in just three days. I highly recommend The Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise. Also, if you enjoy art as much as we do, the back of the building is a massive modern collage/ mural that was quite captivating. The staff was also very polite. That’s always great. We will be pleased to return. See More
Chad Aaland
· November 10, 2017
The ideal rating would have been 4.5. It's not perfect, but it's close enough. I've never left disappointed. The service is polished but casual, and the drinks are always exciting. The food is just ab...out every time impressive, but there's the occasional miss. This isn't due to lack of talent. That's just what happens when you change your menu frequently. They can't all be winners. This is about as close as you can get in Boise to a swanky foodie (I hate that word, but it fits) haven. Dine/drink/stay here. See More
Jean Parker
· November 1, 2017
Had a great, quiet room upstairs away from the center of the hotel with a balcony. Staff was super friendly. Had great food and drink. Warning - the inside restaurant is 21 and older so if you are ...staying with folks under 21 it's outside eating or room service only - cool in the Spring, Summer and Fall, maybe not so great in the winter. We're empty-nesters so the 21 and older policy was cool with us. Also - we got a Idaho Spud candy bar at check-in. Sweet! See More
Paul Martin Wallace
· November 24, 2017
As an Idaho expatriate, who's lived in Portland and Seattle...this place has found the balance between supporting local purveyors and artisans and raising the bar to a more urban hipster level!
Ahna Eve Bali
· September 22, 2017
It was amazing the food, the service and the energy. I love the smoked trout salad and the celery Bisque and the cocktails. 5 cheese plate and deviled eggs were the bomb!
Sean D Young
· April 5, 2018
The people are the place. It’s my favorite hub in Boise. The food is stellar.
Franz Spielvogel
· December 7, 2017
What a gem in Boise. Great staff, amazing food, great rooms. Local & super cool.
Kristin Landstrom
· July 23, 2017
Great and unique hotel! If you are tired of big chain hotels, give yourself a treat and stay here! Fantastic food and mixologist in the bar. Kind and responisve staff. We borrowed their bikes and r...ode to the Boise Art Museum and the giant farmers market on 8th street (Saturday's) is a short walk away. Will be back! See More
Lesa Bain
· June 15, 2017
First time staying at the Modern. Warm welcoming service at check in. Rooms are simple yet elegant and wellsppointed with everything you need for a short stay. Mic bed. Crisp sheets. Great shower and ...bath amenities. I found the room quiet but I was on the top floor. The restaurant bar was a pleasant surprise with great food and service and a cool vibe. Over 21 only in the bar Only negative was the night desk manager bit grumpy. See More
Jimmy Dublino
· May 1, 2017
Would have been great if the people above me would have at least tried not to run about all night. Also if they try to stick ya in room 115 ask for another.... you will hear the ice machine all night ...and I swar staff was getting things ready for the next day, maids or something and that room is also right next to 115. So at 430ish prepare....... but other then that great place. Nice and very clean rooms very friendly staff. Drinks are good, didn't eat though. Drinks where just that good lol See More
Shanna Nelson
· September 24, 2017
Stayed here last night, Front desk staff was extremely helpful with information on places to go, local shops, bars and clubs. The room was nice, clean and quiet. Everything was within walking distance.... Couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you Modern Hotel Staff! See More
Kelly Novak Bowker
· February 9, 2016
Check in was seamless and I loved the Idaho Spud Bar! The room was clean but very limited space to hang items. I called the front desk for a fridge and they brought it immediately. Customer Service ...was top notch!

I ordered the Roasted Kale Salad and Butterscotch pudding and it was outstanding!

My second night dinner started with the Smoked Trout Salad -delicious! I am waiting to order the Bouillabaisse with salmon and sablefish...I am sure I won't be disappointed.

The only drawback on Hotel is the doors are very loud when other patrons are staying. So light sleepers may not be happy.

All in all I am extremely happy that I stayed here and I will be back! Thanks for the incredible customer service!!
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Ivana Vonney Gadient
· May 7, 2017
Flew in from Maui to our daughter's graduation from Boise Stste and was thrilled at how lovely and accessible the room was - the grounds are cozy and the out door fire pits are wonderful. We are at th...e bar and enjoyed everything. Located on a good street with big city cafe right on the block. We made lots of family memories - thank you😊Gadient See More
Savannah Cee
· May 21, 2016
People of and near Boise Idaho... I hope you all know how wildly lucky you are to be in such close proximity to culinary perfection. Not to mention the mixology mastery of a little place called The Mo...dern Hotel. I am at a loss for words. The hotel, the food, the custom, handcrafted drinks... Spectacular! If you have the opportunity, go see Michael and have him make you a Viceroy. I will dream of that for weeks to come. See More
Michele LaLonde Marshall
· December 31, 2017
Our “home away from home” when in Boy-see. And the restaurant!
Laurie Hurst
· January 1, 2016
I loved the atmosphere and thought it would be a great place to spend new years eve. Plain and simple they sucked.... We checked into our hotel thinking we would catch a drink around 5-6pm before the ...festivities. They told us the bar was closed for a private party. OK so they told us to come back after midnight that they would be open to celebrate until 1am. Wrong, we came back shortly after the potato dropped not stopping at any other place in town, saving ourselves for the Modern. Well, they changed their plans and closed at midnight.... Really? For goodness sake! It's New Years Eve! we could have gone anywhere in town but came straight back to the Modern and were turned away twice (midnight on NYE, really guys??). 8 of us booked rooms with them specifically thinking it would be the way to go. We won't make that mistake again :-( See More
Danielle Cheatle
· November 21, 2016
Best craft cocktails in town, hands down. I've been impressed with every dish I've ever ordered, it's criminal they don't have a James Beard award yet. The staff is sharp, warm and make you feel at ho...me. The rooms are spotless, comfortable and hip/well appointed. See More
Erik Kingston
· December 23, 2016
This has become my go-to spot for Happy Hour with friends and coworkers. Great bartenders, and Vicki always takes great care of us. Love the dynamic menu du jour and the living-room feel of the bar. E...ven the bathrooms are entertaining (and gnome-friendly). See More
Mindy Lane
· September 29, 2017
Wow, I can't remember the last time I had such a great meal. The staff also went above and beyond to take care of us. Thanks!
Billie Jo Hafterson
· March 12, 2017
Alright, my sister loves this place and i go because she does, it's a little spendy but spoiling yourself is needed sometimes. She splurged Friday night and got the queen suite as our mommy was comin...g into town and she wanted to do something fun for her. Upon crawling into bed she found some broken chains! Weird. Lol My sister had the folks come up and change the bed. New sheets but they had blood on them. Some how he didn't notice. We didn't want to call them up again. But the couch pull out also had blood on the sheets. Ugh.... really. They gave her a $50. Gift card! She paid $200. For the room and we spent at least $150. At the bar not including the tip . I say she should get a room on them but that's just me.
BTW I did like the service in the bar, always friendly. But come on.... $50.
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