The Modern Hotel and its sister restaurant, Txikiteo, will be opening in stages beginning June 1, with heightened measures in place that follow CDC and American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) guidelines regarding Covid-19.

“It will be ‘different but the same,’” said manager Polly Evett. “Same focus on hospitality—we can’t wait to get back to being a gathering place for locals, and showing off Boise to out-of-town folks. But of course, things aren’t the same, and we’re going to be vigilant about protecting our guests and our staff.”

Reopening in Stages

Modern Hotel will open for lodging on June 1. Reservations can be made on the website, or directly at  208-424-8244.

Txikiteo will open for dine-in service on June 6, and will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Takeout, now available, will continue. Order at

The Modern Bar & Restaurant will open reservation-only dining for groups of up to six people on June 16, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Curbside pickup of food and drink will also be available. Order at

Health and Safety Measures

Hotel guests will receive a pre-check-in call to discuss any concerns. Upon check-in, the front desk will provide them with a welcome amenities bag, as well as face masks and extra hand sanitizer if requested.

In both facilities, all rooms and public spaces have been thoroughly sanitized per CDC /AHLA guidelines: wood surfaces refinished, and carpets, linens, and HVAC systems deep-cleaned. One feature of the Modern that gives it an advantage: its independent HVAC system in all rooms means no shared air circulation. Another convenience is car to door walk up, no elevators.

After opening, staff will continue thorough cleaning and room preparation. In addition, daily procedures will involve rigorous cleaning with commercial-grade disinfectants of workstations, handrails, doorknobs, tables, light switches, countertops, equipment handles, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

Other changes will maintain safe social distancing and encourage guests to be safe.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Seating and meeting spaces indoors and out will be arranged for appropriate social distance among guests, and between guests and staff. Face masks will be recommended in public spaces, including at the bar, on the patio and around the fire pits. Staff will be required to wear masks.

“We’re part of this community and we care about our neighbors,” said Elizabeth Tullis, owner. “We’re confident that we can keep our guests and staff safe while providing excellent hospitality.”

If you have questions, please email or call (208) 424-8244.