Boise, Idaho is an amazing place — and if it’s your first time here, you will definitely want to experience everything that downtown Boise has to offer. Here are our favorite downtown Boise hotels.
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Hampton Inn by Hilton
Residence Inn by Marriott – Boise Downtown/City Center
Inn at 500 Capitol
Hilton Garden Inn Boise
Hyatt Place Boise Downtown
Red Lion Hotel Boise
Hotel 43 is a great option for a hotel in downtown Boise. The hotel is within blocks of everything the area has to offer, and has been renovated in the last few years — making the rooms a perfect place to stay (even if the building isn’t brand new).
Hotel 43 offers parking, and also houses Chandler’s Steakhouse — one of the best steakhouses in Boise.
According to Hotel 43, they named their hotel based on a few things: that fact that Boise sits on the 43rd parallel and that Idaho was named the 43rd state in the United States in 1890.
You can book a suite, room, ADA, or “top level” room at Hotel 43.
Photo credit: Hotel 43
Hyatt Place in downtown Boise is very similar to the Hilton Garden Inn: it is a low-rise, brand new hotel within blocks of each other. Like Hiltons, Hyatts are always very reliable and quality and this one is no different.
All their rooms include a sofa sleeper, and their suites also include kitchens and dining areas.
The Hyatt Place downtown Boise is within a few blocks of the 8th Street Alley, a great place for restaurants and nightlife. And like many of the other hotels, because of the size of downtown Boise, you will not be able to get a bad view at this hotel.
Photo credit: Hyatt Place Boise Downtown
The Grove Hotel was one of the most exciting things that happened to Boise when it first opened. The hotel has traditionally been the only AAA Four Diamond full-service hotel in Boise, and is considered by some as the actual center of downtown.
The Grove Hotel shares the same building as the CenturyLink Arena, where the ECHL hockey team the Idaho Steelheads play. Learn more about hockey in Boise here.
It also backs up to the Grove Plaza, where many events are held. The surrounding buildings also include Buffalo Wild Wings and a number of other restaurants. The hotel also has a brand new rooftop deck.
The Grove Hotel actually is owned by the same company as Hotel 43 — and it’s clear that quality is important to them. If you want to treat yourself, you should definitely book a room at The Grove Hotel.
Photo credit: The Grove Hotel
The Modern Hotel is a locally-owned roadside motel in Boise. The hotel was previously a Travelodge, but was renovated within the last decade to make it one of the coolest places to stay in downtown Boise.
Each room was beautifully done, and the hotel also includes an amazing restaurant and bar.
A tip: The Modern Hotel is probably the best place to stay for Treefort. When Treefort Music Festival happens in Boise each March, you can find The Modern Hotel right in the middle of all the action. But it does fill up fast, so make sure to reserve your room now.
Photo credit: Modern Hotel
The Hampton Inn by Hilton can be considered one of the first in the downtown Boise hotel renaissance. Before the Hampton Inn was built, The Grove Hotel was really the only high-rise hotel in downtown Boise.
I am personally a huge fan of Hampton Inns — I have never had a bad experience with them, they are Hilton properties, and they are generally less expensive than most comparable hotels. The downtown Boise Hampton Inn is no different. It is a quality hotel, and you really can’t ask for a better location.
They have parking on-site and you are located in the BoDo (Boise Downtown) district.
Residence Inn by Marriott is one of the newest hotels to the downtown Boise skyline. Marriotts are always my second choice — and it’s not that Hiltons are better than Marriotts, it’s just that I have worked hard to build up my Hilton points over the years. But otherwise, both brands are generally very quality. I have never had an issue with either.
The Residence Inn is also an amazing location downtown and they even have a rooftop bar! You will have some extra benefits, like a kitchen in your room (as with most Residence Inns).
Because the hotel is brand new, the rooms are beautiful and there really isn’t a bad view in the whole place.
Photo credit: Residence Inn by Marriott – Boise Downtown/City Center
The Inn at 500 Capitol is also a brand new addition to downtown Boise. It is a unique hotel owned by a small hotel company based in Eugene, Oregon — which gives it a very boutique feel.
The Inn at 500 Capitol is a Four Diamond hotel and is also within walking distance of everything that downtown Boise has to offer. There is no bad view from any of the rooms at Inn at 500 Capitol.
Because the hotel is brand new, the rooms are beautifully decorated and there is truly nothing they didn’t remember to do. They offer rooms, suites, or penthouses as well, and when you check in, they offer complimentary local beer or wine.
Photo credit: Inn at 500 Capitol
Hilton Garden Inn is another of the brand new Boise hotels. As I have said, I am a huge Hilton fan so there is very little they can do wrong for me — especially in their brand new hotels.
The only downside of the Boise Hilton Garden Inn is that it is not a high-rise, but the benefits quickly override any downside. There is a pool, meeting spaces, and perhaps most important: plenty of downtown parking.
The Boise Hilton Garden Inn also offer rooms, suites, and accessible rooms.
The Red Lion in downtown Boise has been a staple of the area — before other hotels were even built in the area. The Red Lion is a little further from downtown than the rest on our list, but only by a few blocks. It’s still easily walkable to everything downtown Boise has to offer.
The Red Lion has meeting spaces, and the best part is on many occasions, it will be the least expensive of all hotels on this list. Although they are a Red Lion, they were recently purchased by Marriott and will be undergoing a full renovation soon.