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A Boutique Hotel Experience 120 Years In The Making

The Avery Hotel story is one that begins some 120 years ago with a four-story building on Main Street in downtown Boise. And its history is rich.

Originally built as the elegant Manitou Hotel and the Northwest’s largest “moving picture” theater, it would later become home to many beloved Boise hotspots. It was home to everything from a department store to the popular nightclub and music venue known as the Blues Bouquet that Boiseans still reminisce about. Legend has it that it was not only home to live music and gambling but also underground boxing matches.

Eventually, much of the building was largely forgotten—some of it sitting vacant for the better part of 60 years. But the original hotel moniker remains on the exterior to this day, along with the sandstone tablet bearing the name AVERYL—the Tiner’s granddaughter and hotel namesake. Eventually, the L was dropped, and The Avery Building was born.  

Now, this once-neglected piece of Boise’s history has been meticulously restored and completely transformed into a 39-room historic boutique hotel, French-inspired brasserie, and late-night English gastrotavern, which will leave you wondering, “Can this really be Boise?”

 

CHEF-LED CULINARY MAGIC

You’re as likely to hear “Yes, chef!” in our hotel lobby as you are in our restaurant or gastrotavern. That’s because the brainchild of our entire property is Boise native Chef Cal Elliott. After graduating from Borah High School, Cal left town to take on the world, working on fishing boats in Alaska before getting his first taste of a kitchen at a Portland restaurant. Discovering his love for cooking, he headed east to tackle the culinary world of New York City—and tackle it he did, opening multiple restaurants and collecting accolades, including a Michelin star—the food world’s most coveted award. 

Along with his wife, Ashley, he eventually returned to Boise and partnered with other Boise locals, who together saw amazing potential in a once-thriving property. So in 2015, the group purchased the building with plans to bring something truly special to Boise. It would take several years and a lot of work and innovation to truly restore it to historic levels. But in the end, it would be so worth it—The Avery opened in September 2023 and offers an experience celebrated by many.

 
Cal Elliott

AN EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE IN BOISE

The Avery Hotel is part-historic preservation, part-hospitality destination unlike anything else in Boise. Our 39 rooms were individually curated, meaning no two rooms are alike. Each reflecting the building’s historic charm while adding modern comforts and the latest amenities; suites feature soaking tubs and balconies with downtown views. Our entire property is full of painstakingly restored and original details, from guest room doors to the hotel bar top. It’s the perfect combination of romantic, functional, and stylish design. 

At our vibrant French-style brasserie, Avery, you’ll find a carefully curated menu of Chef Cal’s house-made specialties using local seasonal ingredients. Each culinary creation, cocktail, and wine is meant to be experienced here. The classic French brasserie is characterized by an enchanting ambiance, an exquisite menu, and, unique to Avery, an antique 1905 Brunswick bar.

Over at our playful counterpart, Tiner’s Alley gastrotavern serves expertly crafted cocktails and an elevated English pub menu in a contemporary, old-world setting. Soak in this history against the backdrop of Boise’s oldest Brunswick bar or close the evening warming up by the fireplace in this English-inspired speakeasy.

Together, they’re the perfect place where a Boise evening, night—or even an entire weekend—seemingly disappear. The beds are made, the dining tables are set, and the drink coasters are out—all we’re missing is you. 

A grand opening well worth the wait.

Following a successful months-long soft opening, we are excited to officially welcome you to our carefully restored historic boutique property. 

Our much-anticipated grand opening will take place May 2 at 4 p.m. Join us for a ribbon cutting and an all-day open house that includes live music, property tours, and your chance to learn a little of our building’s rich history as told by a local historian. Enjoy lunch at Avery before the event—11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or join us for happy hour in Tiner’s Alley starting at 3 p.m. for $5 Scotch Eggs and Black ‘N Tans, and $10 Smash Burgers, Fish & Chips and Old Fashioneds. So come make a day of it. 

 
 

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THE AVERY HOTEL
1010 W Main St
Boise, ID 83702
208 990 1010
info@theaveryboise.com
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208 345 4567
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208 345 4567
info@theaveryboise.com
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