The Best Hotels With Pools to Book in Boise, Idaho

Boise is a lovely sight in winter
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8 December 2021
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The capital of Idaho is hardly an insignificant town. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the US and takes its moniker, City of Trees, seriously, with a 25mi – 40km – riverside path called the Boise River Greenbelt. Did you know you can ski and hike in the nearby mountains? Tack on a thriving university, art museums and a riverside zoo, and you have a recipe for a great year-round destination. And what could be better than a refreshing swim after a day of adventures? Check out these hotels with pools in Boise – bookable on Culture Trip.

The Grove Hotel, for a stay in the heart of Boise

A stylish living room with images of horses at the Grove Hotel
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This upscale hotel in the heart of downtown Boise is recognizable by the river sculpture rising up the exterior. Bright, contemporary rooms with a white-and-green color palette mirror the view of the foothills. Dine at Trillium, where the crew in the open kitchen whips up New American dishes, such as bison meatloaf and potato-crusted halibut. If the weather’s good, sip a craft beer on the seasonal terrace with firepits, then sweat it off at the fitness center overlooking an indoor lap pool for working on your backstroke.

Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown, for its proximity to top attractions

The brick porte-cochère at the Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown
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This downtown hotel has spacious rooms with a chocolate-brown theme and suites with kitchens. In the morning, enjoy packaged items such as avocado toast kits, or head to the espresso bar for sandwiches and pastries. Also, there’s a market offering more grab-and-go options, while the industrial-style restaurant is good for gourmet burgers and salads. You and your kids will love the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, but there’s a lot to see nearby, too, including Zoo Boise.

The Riverside Hotel, BW Premier Collection, for easy access to the Boise River Greenbelt

A warm and inviting guest room with a balcony at the Riverside Hotel, BW Premier Collection
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Walk, jog and cycle to your heart’s content along the Boise River Greenbelt from this sprawling hotel. Contemporary rooms have a serene color scheme; upgrade for wet bars, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and balconies – some with river views. The highlight is the large outdoor heated saltwater pool and hot tub accompanied by twinkling lights. After a dip, enjoy an old fashioned at one of the firepits. In the morning, tuck into your breakfast egg and bacon while looking at the river, and save room for lunch on the leafy patio with outdoor heaters.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter, for extended stays

An inviting suite at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boise ParkCenter
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South of downtown, along the river, this contemporary all-suite hotel is a good option for extended stays, with kitchenettes, sofa beds and patios (in select rooms) for morning coffee. Snag a rental bike and hit the Boise River Greenbelt for exercise. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center. Downtown is a short drive – or bike ride – away, as are local history-filled tours at the Old Idaho Penitentiary Site. Pick up grab-and-go items from the marketplace, or head to nearby restaurants serving Asian, Mediterranean and Italian food.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Downtown/University, for group stays

A comfortable bedroom with a statement wall at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boise Downtown/University
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This landscaped hotel with lush greenery is next to a large public park and within walking distance of Boise State University. Before attending a game at Albertsons Stadium, grill out on the terrace with barbecues, a heated pool and a firepit. Suites decked in shades of brown, blue and yellow come with full kitchens and Bluetooth speakers, while larger units can have as many as three beds in a bi-level one-bedroom loft. There’s also a basketball court and a fitness center.

La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Boise Towne Square, for shopping fanatics

A welcoming guest room with black-and-white photography at La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Boise Towne Square
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If you enjoy shopping, you’ll love this hotel, a 15-minute drive from downtown; it offers easy access to Boise Towne Square, one of the biggest shopping malls in Idaho, with brands such as Apple and Nordstrom Rack. Rooms have high statement headboards on blue or yellow feature walls. Suites have sofa beds and kitchenettes; some also have soaking tubs. Sweet tooth? Devour the complimentary cookies in the evening, or visit the market selling essentials and possibly something savory. All shopped out? Head to the indoor heated pool and bubbling hot tub.

Hyatt Place Boise/Towne Square, for easy access to the Boise Airport

The four-story exterior of the Hyatt Place Boise/Towne Square
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With a shuttle to the nearby Boise Airport, this modern hotel is a convenient option for travelers on the move. Spacious rooms and suites keep things low-key with beige and gray tones and pops of emerald-green art, while upgraded rooms offer sofa beds. Order room service from a local barbecue restaurant, or grab a quick meal at the marketplace after a swim in the indoor pool and hot tub. With a craft beer from the bar, catch up on social media by the cozy gas fireplace in the comfortable lobby, or join guests on the terrace warmed by firepits.

Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown, for a family-friendly getaway

A spacious two-bed guest room with vibrant landscape images at the Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown
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This contemporary downtown hotel is a family-friendly option within walking distance of the Boise Art Museum and zoo. The lobby design provides plenty of cozy sitting areas where you can relax with freshly brewed coffee; the kids will love splashing around in the indoor saltwater pool with water features. Rooms sleep between two and four and have kitchenettes and sofa beds. There’s also an on-site market, or you can stock up on groceries at Trader Joe’s just a block away.

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