Modern Hotel

The Property

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 is located in Downtown Boise's Linen District on 14th Street. The Linen District is named after the Linen Building – a historic building that was originally constructed in 1910 as the American Laundry Building.


  • Bar

  • Coffee

  • Complimentary Bicycles

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Dog Friendly

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Pet Friendly

  • Restaurant

Some History

The Modern Hotel is a former TraveLodge - recast as a mid-century modern gem - located in downtown Boise’s Linen District. It 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. 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.


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