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“Different...I think it depends on your age...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Modern Hotel and Bar
Ranked #7 of 55 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Port Angeles, Washington
Level Contributor
118 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Different...I think it depends on your age...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

A tip, if you're planning on staying on a Saturday night....don't get a room on the ground floor facing the parking lot. Around 12:30 people started leaving the bar and because of the location of the bed, your head is going to be about 6 feet from a passageway where everyone who is 'lit up' is going to walk by. Here's a sampling, "JAMES!! JAMES!! you are NOT going to drive give me those $%&# keys!" and "Yeah, she was giving you B*#@* eyes". Unless you like that sort of thing. Also, there are semi-transparent inlays in the bathroom door and wall. If you like a revealing review of Mommy and/or Daddy using the facility, your prayers have been answered. The clerk checking me in was very, very nice and accommodating. I'd say, if you're under 40 and without kids... this is a GREAT place to stay. Over 40 or staying with the kids...I'd say "pass". Also, not a great part of Boise. If a guy offers to bring in your bags, make sure he works for the Hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

We found the Modern to be comfortable, clean, and quite fun.

The restaurant and bar served very good food and had a good selection of drinks.

We would surely stay here again. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jbsonboard
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Sandpoint, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

A great deal if you're looking for a comfortable, clean and quiet place. The staff was energetic and friendly - you could tell that they really like working there. The minimalist decor was refreshing without the typical insipid piece of artwork looming over the bed. The breakfast bar had fantastic coffee, juice, very tasty bagels, yogurt and fresh granola. Need more to eat than that? A full breakfast is just steps down the street at Big City Coffee. I don't look for all the bells and whistles of a high end hotel so this worked perfectly. Romantic - no. Luxurious - no. Fun experience - definitely. Great value - positively.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kathy A
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British Columbia, Canada
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Once you get over the fact that it's a converted Travelodge and that the doors open right to the street, it's a very good place. It's not too far from downtown Boise (15 min walk, maximum) and each room has a minimalist European feel to it, which reminded me of places in Amsterdam and Oslo. Definitely not what I expected when staying in Boise!

The bar is definitely worth a try too!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wandering0ne
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amsterdam
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72 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

My wife and I stayed here one night based on a high recommendation from a friend. Very cool concept and it almost works. We liked the design of the rooms but they just didn't have a good balance, especially the bathroom. The style is high end but it somehow clashes with the fact that the hotel used to be a crappy, concrete establishment. It gives off a David Lynch-like feel which can be cool but somewhat unsettling for a good, romantic evening. Plus, the rooms stayed quite cold, especially the bathroom, even with the heat on for a few hours. The drinks down in the bar were good and the vibe nice and cozy. Other people seem to really like the place so perhaps I'm being too critical or have stayed at too many concept hotels that really work. Its good, just not great.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank piddyman
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Additional Information about Modern Hotel and Bar

Property: Modern Hotel and Bar
Address: 1314 Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702
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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 (per night): ₹ 8,223 - ₹ 10,379
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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