Boise, Idaho may be an overlooked destination, but it is quickly becoming a sought-after vacation destination. Whether it’s skiing, craft beer, floating the river, or catching a football game — you could easily spend weeks in the city and have plenty to do. Whether you prefer a hotel or bed & breakfast, there are plenty of places to stay in Boise, Idaho.
As the city grows, so do the options for hotels in downtown Boise. Here are some tips for our favorites:
Most travelers have a preferred hotel chain — whether it be because you know what you’re going to get or because you can collect more points. Mine happens to be Hilton. This is because of both reasons: it’s fun to collect points and I always know I am getting quality with Hilton.
In Boise, I have stayed at a few Hiltons and I would suggest the Hampton Inn in downtown Boise. You really can’t beat the location, and Hampton Inns tend to fairly prices for what you get.
This hotel offers parking, a pool, and beautiful rooms with an amazing view.Book Your Room
I am a sucker for brand new hotels, and although I prefer Hiltons, that doesn’t stop me from booking elsewhere. The Residence Inn in downtown Boise is brand new, in a city that is growing at an exponential rate.
This brand new hotel offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, and is perfect for someone staying in the city long-term. This hotel is going to be for a more luxurious stay. You can treat yourself, or split it with a friend, because the rooms are plenty big enough for both of you. It is well-worth it to stay downtown.
What a novel idea: turn an old motel into one of the hippest places to stay in downtown Boise. The Modern Hotel was completely remodeled less than a decade ago, and is only blocks from everything downtown has to offer.
The Modern also has an amazing restaurant and bar, as well as beautiful and modern (no pun intended) rooms.
The Grove Hotel is the ultimate in Boise luxury. Not only is the hotel one of the most recognizable buildings in Boise, but it is in the same building as a sports arena — home to the Idaho Steelheads and other events. You can’t get more centrally located than the Grove Hotel.
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The Riverside Hotel has had a few lives in Boise — as a Red Lion and as a Doubletree. But it is now operated locally, and has some great options. Not only is it within biking distance of downtown Boise, but it has a few restaurants, inside and outside, and has one of the best meeting rooms in the city.
Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool — you can walk out of your room and be in the pool in only a few steps.Book Your Room
If you are looking for something a little different, try out the Boise Guest House. This unique bed and breakfast is owned by locals who can teach you everything there is to know about the city, and your stay will be different than any you would have in a hotel.
The Boise Guest House is located on the edges of downtown, and encompassed three historic buildings that have been remade into boutique (themed) suites. Ask about short or long-term lodging.
Whether you are visiting for a day or a month, Boise can offer an amazing vacation for everyone, no matter what your passions are. If you have been there, TELL US — what is your favorite place to stay in Boise, Idaho?