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4.4 out of 5

"We stayed in Room 111. It is the only room on the main floor. Its very large but there are some high windows that have ill-fitting curtains. The light ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 25 Apr 2022

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Boise State University in Boise

Heart of Boise

A stay at this Southeast Boise hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Boise State University and 2 miles (3 km) of ExtraMile Arena. Knitting Factory and Boise Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, breakfast

This hotel features a 24-hour gym and a seasonal outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the free buffet breakfast each morning.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 159 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while microwaves and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, pillow menus, and LCD TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room May 29 - May 30

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Comm, Roll Shwr)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (2) Family (7)
4 out of 5
We stayed in Room 111. It is the only room on the main floor. Its very large but there are some high windows that have ill-fitting curtains. The light from the parking lot was in our room all night making it very difficult to sleep. The rest of the hotel was fine. Avoid that room if possible.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 1, 2022 by Dawn

Karalynn, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We are sorry about the parking lot lights bothering you during the night. We hope that you will stay with us next time you are in the area (in a different room)

5 out of 5
Really excellant breakfast full service. Staff were exceptional and room was spotless. We will definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 10, 2022 by Dawn

Barbara, Thank you so much for taking time to complete a review of your stay. We really do have an excellent breakfast and exceptional staff! We will look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Boise!

5 out of 5
Check in was very quick and easy and the receptionist was friendly and efficient. My stay went well and i would use this location again.

Posted by , from Hill Air Force Base on Mar 9, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 13, 2022 by Dawn

Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to complete a survey. We value your feedback. We hope to see you again next time you are in Boise

5 out of 5
Always a pleasant stay at Holiday Inn Express.

Posted by , from Naples on Feb 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 19, 2022 by Dawn

Jasmin, Thank you for taking the time to complete a survey. Thank you for staying with us on your recent trip to Boise and we hope to see you next time you are in the area.

4 out of 5
Breakfast was great. Because rooms are not well insulated noisy guests who returned very late at night were a bit disturbing.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 16, 2022 by Dawn

Ann, We also think our breakfast is great! Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again next time you are in the area!

5 out of 5
Excellent stay

Posted by on Dec 4, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 5, 2021 by Dawn

Thank you for staying with us while you were in Boise, and we hope to see you next time you are in the area. Happy to hear you had an Excellent stay.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 12, 2021

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5 out of 5
Parking was a bit tight, we got back from dinner and found one of the very last spots and there were still people looking for spots as we walked into the hotel.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2021

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Jun 12, 2021 by Chris

Yea, that's what happens when were sold out. Thank you for letting us serve you.

5 out of 5
Super nice and accommodating staff! Hotel is clean and professional with excellent location. Highly recommended for business travel!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2021 by Chris

You definitely made our day with you amazing comments. Thank you so much for letting us serve you.

About the Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel

Location 475 W Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel offers its guests a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 960 square feet (89 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Boise hotel.

  • 159 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 960 sq ft of conference space
  • 89 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Water dispenser
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Boise Station (4.3 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel offers 159 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Holiday Inn Express Boise - University Area, an IHG Hotel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Utility surcharge: USD 7.95 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Uncovered self parking fee: USD 5 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express University Area Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Boise Downtown
  • Holiday Inn Express Boise Downtown Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.