by Julie Bielenberg
This is the newest, four-diamond hotel in downtown Boise and quite a fun spot for families, with complimentary bicycles, awesome pantry snacks and the coolest little butler’s pantry, which room service staff can sneak into your room while your toddler or baby is sleeping. Plus, the bathrooms are extremely spacious, some large enough for the entire family!
The hotel’s proximity to city center is ideal for walking around Idaho’s Capital. It’s also only a 10-minute ride from the airport. There are so many family bonuses; it’s certainly to become a new trend in Boise vacations. A fun adult indulgence for those of age 21 and older is a complimentary local wine or beer upon arrival.
The accommodations are certainly part of the charm, with whimsically-themed rooms such as Boise Art Museum (curated by museum staffers), The Flicks (for the art-house movie theater next to the hotel), or a safari-themed room. Each room has free Wi-Fi, a 55-inch Smart TV, bluetooth alarm clock, USB power ports, wake-up service, custom Italian linens, a Keurig coffeemaker, a butler’s pantry, sitting area, gas fireplace, walk-in shower, Beekman 1802 bath products, lush bathrobes, hairdryers, iron/ironing board and a safe. Pet-friendly accommodations are also an option.
The onsite restaurant has a child-friendly menu and more sophisticated fare for adults. Grab a drink or dish at Richard’s in the hotel, aptly named for Chef Richard Langston, a James Beard 2014 semifinalist for Best Chef Northwest and storied Boise resident and restauranteur.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary bicycles and adult local beverages and pantry snacks
- Spacious suites and themed rooms from local organizations
- Cutest butler’s pantry for food delivery
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
This is by far the best hotel in the city. Others have tried, over the years, to create luxury properties, but none really reached that level, until Inn at 500 Capital opened up.
I have stayed here a few times and I am always happy.
Well located in downtown Boise with all the amenities you would expect in an upscale hotel. We stayed two nights in junior suites with fireplace and outside patios that book-ended our "road trip". The decor in the common areas and rooms is very attractive and well done, service staff are very efficient, friendly and accomodating, and there is a complimentary wine or beer offered at your arrival. Only two minor negative comments: the second night the microwave (which was ordered online but had to be requested after we were in the room) had not been cleaned, and the parking valet fee was pretty excessive for a town this size. That being said, I would definately recommend the Inn at 500 as THE place to stay in Boise ... you will not be disappointed.