Friday, October 14, 2011

Travel America: Boise, Idaho: Owyhee Plaza Hotel

Boise ( Boy-zee) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho as well as the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River, it anchors the Boise City-Nampa metropolitan area and is the largest city between Salt Lake City, Utah and Portland, Oregon.

As of the 2010 Census Bureau, Boise's city population was 205,671.[2] The Boise metropolitan area is home to about 616,500 people and is the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho, and the third most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region (behind only the Seattle, WA and Portland, OR metropolitan areas). It is also the 104th largest U.S. city by population.

The Owyhee Plaza Hotel is "located in the middle of downtown, close to restaurants and shopping, with a pool, room refrigerators, room service, and a restaurant and lounge, TV, air conditioning, modem hook-ups [probably wireless internet by now!], businress center, and 100 rooms with desks.

1109 Main Street
Boise, ID 83702

Here's what their website has to say about the hotel:
The Owyhee Plaza Hotel has been a downtown Boise landmark since 1910. Although recently renovated to reflect the luxury of today, great care has been taken to preserve historic charm.

The hotel features an excellent restaurant, the Plaza Grill which offers a casual dining experience.

An outdoor pool, complimentary airport shuttle, free parking, a morning newspaper and high speed wireless Internet access are just a few of the hotel amenities.

Named for the majestic Owyhee Mountain Range and white water river gracing the beautiful state of Idaho, The Owyhee Plaza maintains its reputation for excellence and rich hospitality.

Writers & Artists Hideouts: Great Getaways for Seducing the Muse. Andrea Brown. Quill Driver Books. 2005

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