“Our hotels really go all out during the holidays,” says Visit Spokane CEO Meg Winchester. And this season, hotels across the region are finding special ways to make their lights shine even brighter. That’s sure to be appreciated by family members who might be coming to visit.

The recently renovated RUBY RIVER HOTEL is a perfect place to enjoy the holiday spirit. Plus, the Osprey Restaurant onsight has an amazing view of the Spokane River and meals you'll remember.  

In Spokane Valley, the eye-popping Northwest Winterfest lights extravaganza is coming to MIRABEAU PARK HOTEL. Between Nov. 27 and Jan. 2, visitors are free to tour the display around the hotel grounds, featuring a huge dragon, pandas, and 20 different trees hand-crafted by local artists. The hotel is offering a staycation for both Thanksgiving and Christmastime — purchase two nights, and your third night is free. This package comes with two complimentary glasses of wine in their lounge.

“We're ‘Valley famous’ for our Thanksgiving and Christmas buffets,” says Mirabeau's Marketing Manager Troy DeLatte. “This year, because things are different, we're doing limited-menu sit-down dinners with a handful of well-rounded entree options to suit anybody’s palette.” They’re also offering 99¢ tapas in the restaurant through the season, DeLatte adds.

At the various hotels in the DAVENPORT COLLECTION, always a hit with visitors and ‘staycationers’ alike, guests have a choice of every kind of accommodation — from upscale contemporary to historic luxury — with convenient proximity to everything downtown Spokane has to offer.

NORTHERN QUEST RESORT & CASINO, on the other hand, is perfect if you’d like to be slightly outside of town but still have access to incredible amenities like fine dining and deluxe spa treatments. The resort hotel’s pre-wrapped Holiday Gift Packages are a delightful surprise for their lucky recipients. They range from $125 to $500 and provide different levels of perks.

One of the newest additions to the area’s thriving hospitality scene is HOTEL INDIGO in the West First district of downtown Spokane. Its general manager Patrick McLaughlin describes the 108-room building, built in 1911, as “a neighborhood-centric, unique, boutique brand” that aims to celebrate its surroundings.

“All the guest rooms have murals from Spokane’s history,” McLaughlin says. “You could see Riverside Avenue around 1910 or the Monroe Street Bridge when it still has the trestle over it. There are a couple of cool ones of the train yards. The restaurant has murals that were hand-painted by Daniel Lopez, a local artist. It’s a whole different feel from anything else in town.” For an extra special deal, be sure to ask about the $89 grand opening rate.