Boise, Idaho may be an overlooked destination, but it is quickly becoming a sought-after vacation destination. Whether it’s skiing, craft beer, floating the river, or catching a football game — you could easily spend weeks in the city and have plenty to do. Whether you prefer a hotel in Boise or bed & breakfast, there are plenty of places to stay in Boise, Idaho. As the city grows, so do the options for hotels in Boise, Idaho. Here are some tips for our favorites:
Hampton Inn by Hilton – Downtown
Most travelers have a preferred hotel chain — whether it be because you know what you’re going to get or because you can collect more points. Mine happens to be Hilton. This is because of both reasons: it’s fun to collect points and I always know I am getting quality with Hilton.
I have stayed at a few Hiltons when looking for Boise hotels and I would suggest the Hampton Inn in downtown Boise. You really can’t beat the location, and Hampton Inns tend to fairly prices for what you get.
This Boise hotel offers parking, a pool, and beautiful rooms with an amazing view. If you want to save a few dollars, the Hampton Inn Spectrum is also an amazing hotel.
I am a sucker for brand new hotels, and although I prefer Hiltons, that doesn’t stop me from booking elsewhere. The Residence Inn in downtown Boise is brand new, in a city that is growing at an exponential rate.
This Boise hotel offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, and is perfect for someone staying in the city long-term. This hotel is going to be for a more luxurious stay. You can treat yourself, or split it with a friend, because the rooms are plenty big enough for both of you. It is well-worth it to stay downtown. When looking for a hotel in Boise, Idaho, the Residence Inn is one of the best extended stay hotels in Boise you can find.
What a novel idea: turn an old motel into one of the hippest places to stay in Boise, Idaho. The Modern Hotel was completely remodeled less than a decade ago, and is only blocks from everything downtown has to offer.
The Modern also has an amazing restaurant and bar, as well as beautiful and modern (no pun intended) rooms. This Boise hotel is one of the most fun places to stay in Boise, Idaho.
The Grove Hotel is the ultimate in Boise luxury. Not only is the Boise hotel one of the most recognizable buildings in downtown, but it is in the same building as a sports arena — home to the Idaho Steelheads and other events. You can’t get more centrally located than the Grove Hotel — which is one of the best places to stay in Boise, Idaho.
Photo credit: Grove Hotel
The Riverside Hotel has had a few lives in Boise — as a Red Lion and as a Doubletree. But it is now operated locally (although owned b y Best Western), and has some great rooms. Not only is it within biking distance of downtown Boise, but it has a few restaurants, inside and outside, and has one of the best meeting rooms in Boise.
Tip: Ask for a room facing the pool — you can walk out of your room and be in the pool in only a few steps. All of this makes this hotel in Boise on our list of where to stay in Boise, Idaho.
If you are looking for something a little different, try out the Boise Guest House. This unique bed and breakfast is owned by Boise locals who can teach you everything there is to know about the city, and your stay will be different than any you would have in any other Boise hotel.
The Boise Guest House is located on the edges of downtown, and encompassed three historic buildings that have been remade into boutique (themed) suites. Ask about short or long-term lodging.
Whether you are visiting for a day or a month, Boise can offer an amazing vacation for everyone, no matter what your passions are. If you have been there, TELL US — what is your favorite place to stay in Boise, Idaho?