Congratulations Nate

When Nate Whitley began working at the Modern Hotel and Bar he arrived with a smile and a kind “hey”. Nate’s the opposite of the stereotypical chef. Humble and friendly, he’s a sort of anti-Gordon Ramsay. He continues to impress us with his ability to create great food with local ingredients.   We are happy […]

The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms

The First In-Room Film Festival: 39 Rooms Boise, Idaho – February 20, 2015 – The Modern Hotel and Bar present the first in-room film festival. . The Modern Hotel and Bar has recently launched what is possibly the first “in-room” film festival. Over the past year and a half the Modern has–with the help of […]

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

#InBedattheModernHotel

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Campfire Stories at the Modern Hotel

Stories are central to the Modern Hotel.  We tell the story of how the Modern came to exist each time a guest inquires about the pictures on the wall. Our story is planted deep in Idaho, in the rich history of the west, Basque boarding houses, sheep herding, immigration, the American dream and stories told around […]

Modern Art and the Boise Bicycle Project

Only three days left until Modern Art 2014 and things are heating up. This year we are please to be included in “24 Bicycles in 24 Hours” sponsored by the Boise Bicycle Project and Boise Gives. Their goal is to give 24 bicycles to 24 children who otherwise couldn’t afford one. The bike in our […]

Modern Art Countdown

Only 10 days left before Modern Art. This week we’re featuring artist Ben Gin being interviewed by his alter ego KAOSEACE. That’s Kaos and Peace together. Ben will have a room at Modern Art again this year. No word yet as to whether KOASEACE will make an appearance. But the video is hysterical. So check […]

MA is Around the Corner

Modern Art 2014 is now only two weeks and two days away and the artists and their ‘artners are busy working on their projects for this year’s event.  Artists have now been assigned to all the rooms and outside spaces and we will post a map of the space assignments soon.  As we promised last […]

Hello Modern Art Fans

Hello Modern Art Fans, Nearly every year filmmaker Andy Lawless has documented Modern Art and over time has produced a number of great videos that capture the flavor and quirky nature of the proceedings.  You can watch his work and those of other artists at our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/84270 Next week we hope to have […]