The Spencer Hotel has earned the historical landmark distinction. Renovations of The Spencer began in 1997 and were completed in 2002 for the historic landmark distinction. As the Grande Dame ages it continues to improve its physical ambiance while providing guests with all the modern amenities and conveniences that our 21st century requires. Wireless internet, cable television and vcrs, telephones, central air conditioning and heat, an elevator, daily housekeeping services, theater style projector, luxurious linens and down comforters on comfortable mattresses, iron and ironing board, hairdryers, and outside services such as transportation and laundry services are available for guests. All rooms were decorated by local artists to depict the lives of, or scenes from, the works of famous authors. In many cases, hand painted murals grace the walls, floors and ceilings. Guests will also find faux finishes and yards of English lace in addition to custom made drapes, dust ruffles and lampshades. The parlor and dining room have Strauss crystal, oriental carpets and beautiful Victorian antiques. An elevator services all four floors. Four floors of porches grace the front of the hotel appointed with Victorian sofas, chairs and rockers overlooking the famous amphitheater.