Friday, May 14, 2010

Boise Guest House - Downtown Boise, Idaho

This (below) is the room I've stayed in the last four times at the Boise Guest House. Better than the first time because it is dark when I turn off the lights instead of bright from the front porch light. (Don't stay in the two front rooms unless you have a blindfold or can sleep in bright light). This room was cozy and had a clawfoot bathtub. But the place needs a better cleaning service. 

The Boise Guesthouse is a cute place but has some financial drawbacks.  
1. You have to pay in advance with a credit or debit card, not when you arrive.  
2. If your plans change and you have to cancel you do not get your money back. LIkewise if you cut your stay short, you do not get a refund or credit for the nights you don't stay there. I had booked for five days and had to leave early for a family emergency (very sick kid) and I asked for a CREDIT - not a refund for 2 of the three nights I missed. No go. No refunds or credits, regardless of the reason. This was especially bothersome because I was a pretty regular customer for the past six months.  
I won't stay there again. There is another cool place, also downtown, called Leku Ona, by the Basque Restaurant. Also cute, reasonably priced and they function like a regular hotel, i.e. you are allowed to make changes to your reservation. A much better option.


Anonymous said...

I've stayed at alot of different hotels in the Boise area and found that The Boise Guest House was well worth the money, I really enjoyed the claw bathtub, it reminded me of days gone by. The color schemes were warm and inviting. The bed was extra comfortable, with plenty of pillows. I stayed in the middle of July and didn't leave the air on all day, but it cooled down quickly. I would highly recommend this place. It's more like staying at home than in a hotel. Christine NV.

Gracehoper said...
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Gracehoper said...

I liked the color scheme of the place too and as I mentioned in my post - it's cute and funky. It is their policy of no refunds or credits if you have to leave early or cancel a reservation that I had a problem with.