The Boise Hotel and Conference Center is one of the best deals in the Boise area based on the low rates and convenient amenities. We booked 2 nights and received a $45 a night room rate!
From the outside this hotel doesn't look very fancy. For being a conference center, I expected a more modern looking hotel. The inside is also in need of a few major updates. However, you cannot complain much when you receive sub $50 nightly rates!
Several amenities are offered including a full service restaurant and sports bar, an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a game room including a pool table, fitness center, business services, free WiFi, and complimentary airport transport.
On a disappointing note, the pool and hot tub were way too crowded. We only stayed in the area for a little bit because there were dozens of kids around (several baseball teams staying at the hotel). They were also showing a movie on the projector screen above the pool. I normally love to relax in a hot tub, but it was just too crowded to be comfortable.
The Castle Ranch Steakhouse, which is the onsite restaurant was actually pretty good. There was a great breakfast special consisting of eggs, potatoes, and toast for only $3.99. The Page Sports Bar, also onsite was a fun time as well; a nice place to watch a game while enjoying the happy hour specials. And the appetizers were all so tasty!
We paid $90 for 2 nights through hotels.com. I recommend booking through an online discount site as the rates are usually cheaper. However, make sure to check the website for special packages and promotions.
Rooms were pretty basic, but adequate as we weren't spending much time in the hotel. For the price we paid, the room was clean and provided the basic necessities, which was all I was looking for.
The Boise Hotel and Conference Center is a great place to stay when visiting Boise, unless you are looking for high end decor and amenities. If you are just looking for a clean room offered at a great value, along with a few great onsite restaurants, then you should be pleased.