Gay Friendly Hotels Boise Idaho

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Boise Idaho (2023 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Idaho, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since October 2014. State statutes do not address discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; however, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v.
Savannah has a long history of being a  gay friendly and it  downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  The Balcony Club or Neurolux are the  most famous gay friendly bars in Boise, Idaho.
Boise is the capital city of Idaho. The Boise River Greenbelt is a series of tree-dotted trails and parks hugging the water’s edge. In an art deco building, downtown’s Boise Art Museum has contemporary works and an outdoor sculpture garden. The grand, sandstone Idaho State Capitol Building is nearby. The Old Idaho Penitentiary contains 19th-century prison cells and gallows, plus historic military weaponry.

 Top attractions to visit in Boise

It’s a beautiful, rugged, untouched destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Boise, it’s capital is also a must. With a large Basque community, Shakespeare outdoor theatre, and a bustling college population, it’s definitely worth the visit.


1. The Grove Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID

The Grove Hotel
The Grove Hotel

The Grove Hotel features a restaurant, fitness center, a bar and shared lounge in Boise. Featuring a terrace, this property is set a short distance from Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise and Idaho Black History Museum. The accommodations offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a sauna.

Centrally located at the heart of downtown Boise, The Grove Hotel is Boise’s premier full service AAA Four Diamond hotel, offering luxury, elegance, and exceptional customer service at surprisingly affordable rates. Guests of The Grove Hotel enjoy complimentary access to Grove Fitness Club & Spa – featuring over 12,000 square feet of the latest health & fitness equipment, class offerings, indoor pool & hot tub and spa services. Complimentary high speed wifi is also available in each of the 250 newly renovated rooms & suite.

This sophisticated hotel and conference center is adjacent to the multi-purpose CenturyLink Arena and 0.4 miles from the Idaho State Capitol Building.

The rooms have contemporary decor and come with free Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and mini fridges, plus marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. Suites add separate living areas.

The property offers over 30,000 sq ft of event and meeting space. Amenities include a New American restaurant with an open kitchen, a lounge with live piano music, and a sports bar. There’s also a fitness center with an indoor pool, steam room and classes, plus a spa and free airport shuttle.

Great location to downtown Boise restaurants. Easy walk to the greenbelt. We did the terrace rooms nice to have the easy access to the terrace, 4th floor. You can bring your own beverage and hangout. I would have like to see the top floors with nice views and balconies.

The Grove Hotel is in the heart of downtown Boise, making it very easy to walk to local restaurants or venues. The hotel was top notch with decor, service and amenities.

They have a beautiful fitness center, extremely large with a nice swimming pool and a stainless steel hot tub.

Parking is expensive and the spaces are extremely tight, making it difficult to get your luggage in and out of your vehicles. But conveniently located in the basement under the hotel.

We stayed in a suite which was clean, comfortable and beautiful view. We walked locally to restaurants and entertainment which are all within minutes of the hotel. We asked for a later checkout which was nicely accommodated for us since we slept in the next day. All staff was helpful, nice and welcoming. We didn’t use any of the facilities or eat at the in house restaurant so I can’t speak to that but if we stayed another night we would have used the indoor hot tub. I would definitely stay at this hotel again, bed was very comfy and I would rate at 4 – 4.5 stars the room and stay.

The hotel is beautiful…very attractive lobby, and the rooms look great. Love the green doors and the flooring inside the rooms! The Bar in the hotel lobby was fantastic. The service and cocktails are great. We also got room service, which came upstairs quickly and the food was delicious. The hot tub and pool area is great, and we were able to spend a relaxing hour there. The hotel location was very convenient to everything….restaurants, bars, shopping, the Capitol building. There’s a Trader Joe’s right around the corner, and delicious coffee available at The Bar in the lobby.

Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID
Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID

How much does a room costs at The Grove Hotel?

Prices start 140$/night for Standard Double Room. The King Room is  145$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room  air conditioning.

Where to book online – The Grove Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID – you can find the best hotels deals in Boise during Boise Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in  Boise ID on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Modern Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Boise Idaho

Modern Hotel
Modern Hotel

Located in the Linen District of downtown Boise, the Modern Hotel features a modern bar. The Modern Hotel hosts their own independent film festival on all guest TVs. The open air terrace includes stone fire pits and iPod docking stations are in every room.

Each stylish room at the Modern Hotel provides a flat-screen HDTV with cable and HBO and free WiFi. Select studios boast a mini-bar and Japanese soaking tub. Glass enclosed showers with deluxe bath products are available in every room.

The onsite restaurant offers local cuisine and an evolving menu.

Set in a former motel that’s been restored and redesigned, this chic hotel in Boise’s downtown Linen District is 11 minutes’ walk from the iconic Egyptian Theatre.

Mid-Century modern rooms have a minimalist design and come with rainfall showers, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Some suites have balconies, and others provide soaking tubs.

Continental breakfast and loaner bikes are complimentary. There’s a buzzy lounge serving acclaimed bar food and cocktails, and summer music concerts are offered in the courtyard.

The Modern Hotel is a re-animated Travelodge located in downtown Boise’s Linen District. City-centered, yet close to whitewater, mountains, and rolling hills. At today’s Modern Hotel, a rich history radiates amidst Boise’s unique, vibrant culture. The main hotel features 39 intelligently designed rooms, making travel easy and low-stress. The Modern’s in-house bar and restaurant has classic-inspired cocktails and a James Beard award semifinalist chef.

Happy with The Modern in every way! The location is perfect.. within walking distance of downtown Boise, close to Big City Coffee, one of my favorite coffee/restaurant hang outs and close to Hyde Park. At The Modern the rooms are always clean and the decor is fresh, not old and tired looking. I always feel good about climbing into bed at this hotel.

They offer sweet little gift bags with toiletries and goodies. In the lobby they offer great coffee with warm almond and soy milk if requested.

Loved this hotel so much! We stayed for one night while visiting downtown Boise and I wish we’d had the chance to stay longer. Great location, awesome amenities (we didn’t get to check out the bar scene OR brunch – musts for next time – but I hear they both are outta this world!). The amenities are fabulous – we especially loved the spacious ‘room’ showers and the toiletries (I am weird and I also have somewhat picky tendencies).

The hotel also has bikes guests can take out to explore and a very swanky looking courtyard with year-round fire pits. Love the unique mid-century modern vibe and want to stay again soon.

The hotel is very stylish and thoughtfully appointed. Great location. The bed and pillows were so comfortable (slept like babies), which is so important when you are away from home! The bathroom is fantastic- hello double shower heads! The staff is very fun and friendly. We took advantage of the free bikes to tour around town and watched the short film options available in the room.

We had dinner/drinks at the hotel restaurant and it was FABULOUS. The corn cakes and gnocchi were to do for! Overall a fantastic experience. We loved this place and will definitely be back.

The folks who repurposed this old Motor Inn absolutely nailed it. With an eye for the architectural diamond in the rough, they maintained all the funk, retro accoutrements of the old Motor Inn while making the necessary upgrades to showers, linens, and lighting to make the stay luxurious without being pretentious. The bar/restaurant is upscale but still warm, cozy, and welcoming.

Other investors might have seen this property as a tear-down, but these visionaries nailed it and created an absolute gem in the heart of historic Boise. See you again on my next visit.

Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID
Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID

How much does a room costs at Modern Hotel?

Prices start 98$/night for Queen Room. The Queen Suite is  128$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Features a Japanese soaking tub, 2 TVs, a minibar and glass enclosed rain shower.

Where to book online – Modern Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Boise ID – you can find the best hotels deals in Boise during Boise Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in  Boise ID on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Boise Idaho

Hyatt Place Boise:Downtown
Hyatt Place Boise:Downtown

Set in Boise, within 0.8 mi of Taco Bell Arena and a 3-minute walk of Idaho State Capitol, Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown provides accommodations with free WiFi. With an outdoor swimming pool, the property also features a fitness center. CenturyLink Arena Boise is 1,000 feet from the hotel and Boise Center is 1,300 feet away.

Rooms are complete with a private bathroom, while some rooms at the hotel also boast a seating area.

There is an in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of American dishes.

The property has a hot tub.

An 8-minute walk from the Idaho State Capitol Building, this informal hotel is surrounded by the shops and eateries of Downtown. It’s 1 mile from Zoo Boise and 4 miles from Boise Airport.

The contemporary rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini fridges and coffeemakers, as well as living areas with pull-out sofas. Suites and kitchenettes.

An area shuttle is complimentary and breakfast is available. Amenities offered 24/7 include a cafe and a fitness room. There’s also a casual bar and an outdoor pool. Parking is extra.

When you stay at Hyatt Place Boise / Downtown, the lively city of Boise is right at your doorstep. Our 150 comfortable guestrooms — all equipped with free Wi-Fi — are ready and waiting to make you feel right at at home. Load up your plate with free daily breakfast, take a dip in our refreshing outdoor pool, or grab eats and drinks at one of our on-site dining options.

Perfect centralized location with may restaurants within walking distance. Very well maintained and the staff where fabulous and accommodating. The rooms were comfortable, I loved having the couch space.

We visited Hyatt Place this summer and liked it so much we decided to stay there again when touring Boise State. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and large and breakfast is pretty good.Within walking distance to Downtown Boise and lots of great shops and restaurants.

Pros: Large Rooms, incredible window blinds (woke up each morning at 9am thinking it was still night time), within walking distance of downtown, appliances all relatively new and functional. Views of the beautiful capital building depending on your room. Nice pool/hot tub and fitness center.

The facility is centrally located. Never waited long for a ride. Also, the use of the free shuttle to the airport was very handy. Pleasant and very good restaurants are within walking distance. The hotel breakfast is basic, good and handy. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well arranged for working on a computer while monitoring the TV for news.

This hotel had everything you basically need. I especially liked the free internet speed what is usually very bad at competitors hotel chains in the US. Breakfast had enough non-sugar options (also sometimes a problem in the US).

This hotel far exceeded my expectations. The room was large with a separate area for sitting. Almost like a suite. Very clean and updated. The staff was extremely friendly and anything we needed came right away. They served a very nice, free breakfast in the morning. The hotel is centrally located so we could walk to restaurants, shopping and along the river. I highly recommend this hotel.

The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable (and included a hairdryer). Free WiFi is on an unsecured network, but was stable and easy to access. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise-eggs, bacon, potatoes, yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, milk, coffee, as well as the usual cereals, etc.

Gay Friendly Hotels Boise Idaho
Gay Friendly Hotels Boise Idaho

How much does a room costs at Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown?

Prices start 131/night for Room, 1 King Bed. The 1 Bedroom Suite, 1 King Bed is  172$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a dining area, kitchen and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown – Gay Friendly Hotels Boise Idaho – you can find the best hotels deals in Boise during Boise Pride which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in  Boise ID on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.