The Modern Hotel and Bar is a re-animated Travelodge located in downtown Boise’s Linen District. Independent, now and always!

Ideally located to easily access the Boise River Greenbelt, biking and hiking foothills trails, and Boise’s flourishing downtown, the Modern continues a family tradition of hospitality forward through three generations.

The Modern Hotel originated during the height of the Great Depression in Nampa, Idaho. Two sheepherders, Regina Echevarria, and her husband, had lost all of their sheep, so they went all-in and opened a Basque boarding house that catered to Basque immigrants, sheepherders, traveling musicians and businessmen.

Time passed, and 60 years later Elizabeth Tullis, Regina’s granddaughter, bought a run-down Guest Lodge in Boise and named it after the original Modern. Elizabeth and her family, commissioned local architect Dwaine Carver and interior designer Kerry Tullis to do a complete renovation with all the modern amenities.

At today’s Modern, the rich history still radiates amidst Boise’s unique, vibrant culture. The hotel features 39 light-filled, perfectly-appointed rooms and a destination bar and restaurant.

Staffed by an attentive, knowledgeable team, The Modern is the go-to hotel for business professionals, vacationing empty-nesters, honeymooning couples, and visitors to Boise’s busy arts and culture scene.

Young at heart and down to earth – without unnecessary or hidden costs – the Modern is a perfect introduction to one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. A home-away-from-home for all who value low-stress travel, stylish design, and ridiculously comfortable beds.

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