Motelorcyclist Diaries

The Modern hosted travel writer Drew Beattie who, like all our favorite guests, has an unexpected passion. Beattie’s passion? Those icons of America’s late, great road-trip culture: the independently owned hotel.

You Like Us…You Really Like Us!

Photo of someone holding a print edition of the Boise Weekly Best of Boise 2019. The blurb about Modern Hotel is shown on the right hand bottom corner, along with 2nd place Grove Hotel and 3rd place Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

Votes are tallied, and it’s official: for the tenth year in a row, Boise Weekly’s Best of Boise voters have named the Modern Boise’s Best Hotel —and this year a record 300,000 ballots were cast.

The Modern, In Long Form

We are pleased to announce the opening of our most modern creation yet, four newly-built, furnished apartments in studio, 1 and 2-bedroom options. You’ll have more room to unwind and all the amenities to make your visit feel more like home—if your home looked like the Modern, that is. Our extended-stay units are located just […]

Flashback to 1960

Flashback to 1960 when 1314 W Grove was a Travelodge. In 2007 it was renovated and reopened as the Modern Hotel and Bar. Later in 2010 the Modern Hotel was awarded the Orchid for Contribution to Historic Preservation. Read more about the Orchid award at http://www.preservationidaho.org/programs/orchids-onions/2010/modern-hotel-bar

Treefort 2014

Again this year we are blessed with the Treefort Music Festival. Great bands migrate north from the warmth of Austin, Texas and will breeze into town to warm up our city March 20-24. If you didn’t go last year, I’ll offer some words of wisdom–or what I’m proclaiming to be wisdom. Go to Treefort, indulge […]

letter from room 235

hi there, i am writing from room 235 where i just returned after a very lovely dinner and concert on the patio. i am just so in love with everything about your fine hotel that i HAD to write, right now, and tell you all. when we told friends we were traveling to boise to […]

The Modern Hotel & the Tree Fort Music Festival Package

Treefort Music Festival

The Modern Hotel is offering three hotel nights and admission to  the Tree Fort Music Festival The Modern Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Tree Fort Music Festival country in downtown Boise. It is a stumble away from three of the top Tree Fort music venues–across the street from the Linen Building, around […]

The Modern Hotel’s Stay and Play Ski Package

Dang gina, this year stresses me out. I’m ambivalent about snow and cold. But this just isn’t right. NO SNOW. And it didn’t come until well after Elvis’s birthday on the 8 of January. I hate it. It makes me sad and anxious. It dominates my conversations. “I really wish it would snow” I’d say […]