There are many Spokane hotels that echo the historical architecture and atmosphere of this vibrant yet laid-back city in Eastern Washington, which is no surprise, given that Spokane is one of the most charming towns in the state. A stroll through the city park and the historical streets of Spokane are crowned with a luxurious stay in one of Spokane's deluxe hotels, including the famous Davenport Hotel Spokane, a historical marvel dating from 1914.
Davenport Hotel Suite
The 5-star Davenport (pictured) was one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced hotels of its day, one of the first hotels to provide air-conditioning for its guests. Its luxurious, gold and crystal-adorned interiors were as fancy as hotels came in those days, and has housed royalty, celebrities, and several American presidents. The stately outdoor facade of the Davenport Hotel Spokane is built in a neoclassical style, and bespeaks the classic grandeur of the interiors. You'll be impressed as soon as you walk into the lobby, which is a high-ceilinged, gilded masterpiece of a room, complete with a grand piano. The guest rooms are decorated in a similar elegant, traditional style, and many of the more deluxe rooms have additional touches such as large soaking bathtubs and great views of the city from the hotel tower. Guests can join a walking tour to see some of the historical elements of the hotel, which is sure to enrich your stay. A pool, fitness room, and spa are available to help you feel pampered and relaxed, and the hotel restaurant has a wide variety of tasty dishes.
The Davenport Hotel Spokane is divided into the original building, and a newer, more modern addition. Rooms in the original hotel tower are more interesting historically, but keep in mind that as the rooms are almost 100 years old, the amenities may not be as modern as you might expect. If that is a concern, you may opt to request a room in the newer addition.
For a more restrained, but still luxurious stay in the downtown area of Spokane, you may want to consider staying at the 3 ½-star Hotel Lusso. Although owned by the Davenport, the smaller Lusso is a bit quieter both in décor and in atmosphere, with prices that are also a bit more affordable to match. Interiors are tastefully decorated with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary coffee/tea makers, and wireless internet. Rooms have a luxe feel with high ceilings and comfortable, pillow-top beds. As a smaller boutique hotel, the Lusso lacks some amenities that some of the larger Spokane hotels have, such as a pool and fitness center, but it does have a pub attached to the hotel, and free coffee and cake in the mornings. Located right across from the Davenport, you can flit over to the historical hotel to take in the grandiose lobby and other details, while staying in the more reasonably priced Lusso. Situated in the heart of downtown Spokane, it is close to Spokane's attractions and historical buildings.
For more period charm, you might want to consider staying at the 3½-star Hotel Montvale, which is actually the oldest of the Spokane hotels, built in 1899. This little hotel in downtown Spokane is not as opulent as the Davenport, of course, but its brick facade right in the middle of a city block, old wood floors, and historically sensitive décor, make it delightfully quaint. Many of the rooms have jetted bathtubs, and there is complimentary wireless internet and breakfast provided. For a comfortable stay in the heart of Spokane's historical district, the Montvale provides everything you need.