Boise is an up-and-coming city that is becoming a top place to live and visit in the American West. This small, but steadily growing city is easy to get around and non-stressful while still offering lots of fun things to do and great places to stay. As you explore the city’s outdoor areas, cultural attractions, and exciting food scene, here are the top hotels for your next trip to Boise, Idaho.
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One of the best places to stay while spending time in Boise is Hotel 43, a boutique hotel in the downtown area. The number 43 is significant because it is located on the 43rd parallel in the 43rd U.S. state. This is an urban chic hotel with a complimentary airport shuttle, free Wi-Fi-, 24-hour fitness center, and free bike rentals. You’ll be surrounded by recreational trails, shops, restaurants, museums, and cultural attractions when you stay here. Other hotel perks include spa robes, easy access to dinner and drinks at Chandlers Steakhouse, and breakfast at Metro Café. There is also a flexible event space here available to rent out for meetings.
Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Downtown/City Center also enjoys a prime downtown location in Boise and is a modern, all-suite hotel for both business and leisure travelers. In total, the hotel has 10 floors, 185 suites, and four meeting rooms. It offers free shuttle service to and from the airport, and the suites have full kitchens if you like to cook. Complimentary breakfast is served in the dining area each morning, the Lobby Bar serves great cocktails, and the roof deck offers lovely city views. The pet-friendly hotel offers on-site recreation, including a 24-hour fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights, as well as an indoor pool with whirlpool.
The Grove Hotel is a luxury option in Boise that has great city views, eclectic fine dining at Trillium, a fitness center, spa, library, and bar. It is connected to the 5,400-seat CenturyLink Arena and near the Boise Centre, shops, museums, and restaurants. The hotel has contemporary rooms for guests, over 14,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 6,800-square-foot grand ballroom. The Trillium restaurant is open for all meals and offers happy hour specials at the bar. Guests here enjoy the lap pool, dry sauna, yoga and fitness classes, and other spa services offered at the Grove Hotel.
The Inn at 500 Capitol is a Four Diamond hotel that offers skyline views, shuttle service, and lots of amenities. The hotel also offers unlimited complimentary pantry snacks, complimentary cruiser bikes, and some delicious cuisine. You’ll be near the Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, Capital City Public Market, and Boise State University when you stay here. The list of amenities includes pet-friendly rooms, plush bathrobes, gas fireplaces, Italian linens, and walk-in showers. Local artwork is hung throughout the hotel, Richard’s Italian Restaurant is onsite, and the fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise Downtown is located in the BoDo historic district and offers spacious suites and free hot breakfasts each morning. The hotel is 11 stories tall and near the state capitol and Boise State University. From here, you’ll have easy access to over 80 restaurants and be able to attend basketball and hockey games nearby at the CenturyLink Arena. Stay in one of the Hampton’s spacious guest rooms or suites and you’ll also get complimentary airport shuttle service and shuttle service to the BSU Stadium during football game season. Take a dip in the indoor saltwater swimming pool and whirlpool while you’re here, and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and fitness center too.
One of the most unique and special places to stay in Boise is the Anniversary Inn. Here you’ll find uniquely designed rooms that look like a country garden, an Oregon Trail wagon, fisherman’s wharf, lighthouse, enchanted forest, or other fun themes. This is a favorite destination for local staycations and romantic getaways for two. The Anniversary Inn is located on South Lusk Place in Boise and offers guests complimentary cheesecake, cider, and breakfast. You can make your stay even more special with gift packages that include champagne, chocolates, candles, robes, or massage oils.
You’ll be in the heart of Boise’s entertainment district when you book a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum. The Hilton is about 10 minutes from downtown Boise and offers cooked-to-order breakfasts, 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport, and complimentary Wi-Fi. There are also a fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, whirlpool, and meeting spaces here. Self-service parking is available for no charge. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily, and for families, the hotel can provide cribs, high chairs, and playpens.
The Modern Hotel and Bar is a chic boutique inn in Boise with reasonable prices and tasty cocktails. It has been revamped from an old guest lodge and now is a hip place to stay with modern rooms that have high-tech, modern finishes. For dining, the on-site James Beard Award-nominated chef prepares delicious meals featuring locally sourced meats and produce. Stop by the hotel bar’s happy hour on weekdays for discounts on wine, cocktails, and beers.
The Hyatt Place Boise Downtown is also a great place to stay to explore Boise because of its great proximity and top-notch service. It offers 24/7 dining options, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, a pool, and pet-friendly rooms. The outdoor pool is fun for the whole family, while business travelers can use the 24/7 business center.
The last Boise hotel destination we’ll mention here is Oxford Suites Boise, which is easily accessible from Interstates 84 and 184. This is an affordable and relaxing option that’s less than 25 minutes from Bogus Basin for skiing. There are elegant suites at this hotel, as well as complimentary parking, pet-friendly rooms, full hot breakfasts each morning, indoor pool, fitness center, and many other comforting amenities at Oxford Suites.