Situated along the Spokane River in the eastern part of the Evergreen State, the city of Spokane, Washington, is often called the \"heart of the inland Northwest.\" While the area is traditionally known for its scenery and outdoor pursuits--there are five ski resorts in the Spokane area--it has long embraced a sense of culture. The area's diversity is exemplified through Spokane's unique accommodations, such as themed hotels that offer a window both into Northwestern American culture, and the culture of the world at large.
Hotel Lusso is a Mediterranean-themed hotel that offers visitors to the Northwest a taste of international culture. An upscale venue, it is located in Spokane's business district, allowing easy access to many of the city's highlights, such as Riverfront Theme Park. Decorated with Italian marble tile and Mediterranean-styled archways and fountains, the hotel originally dates back to the late 19th century, but has all the makings of a modern facility. Services and amenities include high-speed Internet access, LCD televisions, a fitness center and complimentary newspaper and coffee.
Hotel Lusso 808 W. Sprague Ave. Spokane, WA 99201 509-747-9750 hotellusso.com
Red Lion Hotel at the Park Spokane
Red Lion Hotel at the Park is a resort-style hotel that offers a Pacific charm with its Northwestern decor. This includes granite construction and mahogany accents, which add to the uniqueness of this destination venue. Other Pacific Northwestern touches include the use of \"natural tones\" in the rooms, panoramic views and gas fireplaces in the suites, which are all part of the hotel's \"Lifestyle Lodging.\" The outside pool even has a waterfall, adding to the Pacific style. Furthermore, rooms are billed as \"artfully renovated,\" with some overlooking the Spokane River. On-site eateries include the Atrium Cafe and the Park Place Lounge. Services and amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access, bath amenities from Bath & Body Works, room service and pet-accommodating options. Other services include both a fitness and business center, as well as a whirlpool and sauna.
Red Lion Hotel at the Park Spokane, WA 99201 509-326-8000 spokaneredlionpark.com
Davenport Hotel & Tower
The Davenport Hotel and Tower is a historically \"green\" hotel known for its innovative heritage--it is said to be the first hotel with air conditioning--and architecture, themes that have made the hotel a four-star destination for nearly a century. (The hotel, in fact, is Spokane's only AAA four diamond hotel.) The Davenport also is known for being the first hotel to install a central vacuum system. Built in splendor in the early 20th century, the hotel has undergone energy efficient renovations in both 2002 and 2007, all part of the hotel's Historically Green Program. Some of the room elements that accentuate this \"green\" theme include insulated windows, energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs, \"low flow\" showers and environmental-friendly cleansing products. The hotel offers 405 guest rooms with marble showers, mahogany furniture (accentuating the northwestern charm) and both wired and wireless Internet access. Another characteristic touch is the \"Davenport Bed,\" which comes with custom-made down covers. Services and amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and a history tour of the premises. The hotel also features an on-site spa, the Spa Paradiso, and several restaurants.
Davenport Hotel & Tower 10 South Post St. Spokane, WA 99201-3902 509-789-6849 thedavenporthotel.com?