Planning to visit Spokane this holiday season? Here's everything you need to know, from where to stay in Spokane to the best restaurants this winter!
When the air is brisk, snow is falling and Downtown Spokane is decorated to the hilt for the holidays, there are few better places to experience the festive atmosphere than the HISTORIC DAVENPORT HOTEL. Located right in the center of the action with convenient access to restaurants, theaters and shops, this landmark hotel brims with the charm and sophistication of yesteryear and features the first-class service you’d expect.
Just two blocks away, the pet-friendly HOTEL INDIGO offers something for the guest with more contemporary aesthetic tastes. The décor of this boutique hotel is modern chic and celebrates Spokane — both past and present — with large murals throughout its 108 rooms. Downstairs, the menu at the in-house Magnolia American Brasserie takes its inspiration from rustic French cuisine.
On the east side of downtown, close to the University District and with effortless access to the Centennial Trail, you’ll find the RUBY RIVER HOTEL. Catch a Christmas show at the nearby First Interstate Center for the Arts, then stroll back along the banks of the Spokane River for a riverside meal at the Osprey Restaurant and Bar. There are also lodging, entertainment and dining packages in conjunction with the Bing Crosby Theater.
TRU BY HILTON SPOKANE VALLEY is ideally situated for the guest who wants to flit easily between the respective holiday offerings in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane. But you might also find plenty to do just outside your door. Along with a hot cocoa bar complete with an assortment of delicious toppings, there will be Ski and Save deals in partnership with Mt. Spokane as well as a season-long Northwest Winterfest package. It runs Nov. 26-Jan. 2 at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.
“Northwest Winterfest is an opportunity for staycationers and guests visiting Spokane Valley to celebrate the holidays with hand-painted lantern trees and stunning illuminated displays,” says owner Grant Guinn. “Santa will be there in lantern form, and there will also be some Chinese dragons. We’re really excited to be able to offer this bundle so that holidaygoers can take advantage of the savings — not to mention our indoor heated pool, our hot tub and our hot cocoa bar.
“We have super-fast Wi-Fi,” Guinn adds, “and an active, vibrant lobby with a pool table, board games, checkers, a life-size Connect Four game and an outdoor firepit. So there’s lots of space to socialize and interact with your friends and family.”