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Stay Here Boise: The Modern Hotel and Bar

May 13, 2013 by

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The Modern Hotel and Bar: An upscale, plush, and yet relaxed place to stay right in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho.

The Modern is a family run business. They take pride in making you feel like you’re at home in Idaho. Set in an old Travelodge, this revamped hotel has the amenities of a downtown LA hotel. The pillow top mattresses, flat screen HDTVs, iPod docking stations, Aveda hair and body care products, and glass and tile rain showers will make you feel like a star.

The best part, they’re reasonable; a¬†queen suite with a balcony will cost about $120 in the heat of summer.

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The bar at the Modern has become a locals favorite, making guests of the hotel feel like part of the scene. The food menu features not so typical bar fare with a chic twist. Think “Prawns with creamy polenta, bacon and tarragon” or “Sockeye Salmon with golden beets, yukon potatoes, and miso creamed kale.” Yum!

They source their ingredients from local farmers and ranchers as often as possible.

The drink menu is also something to talk about. Mixologists concoct beautiful drinks, freshly made each time. Try the “Caravel,” a blend of rum, lime, orange, cherry Heering, allspice dram, and celery bitters. Stop in Monday through Friday for drink specials form 5-7 pm.

Don’t miss Thursdays on the patio for “Modern Music,” a summer music series that includes local artists as well as national artists playing for guests and locals alike.

It’s a great place to stay, whether visiting for business or for rafting. Relax at the end of your day, enjoy a delightful dinner, a cocktail, and watch the Boise sun set over the mountains.

Image Source: The Modern Hotel



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