The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Plush beds outfitted with Frette linens
- A 5,000-piece stained glass ceiling and stuffed peacocks in the Peacock Room Lounge
- High-tech CACI Ultra facials in the Davenport spa
What To Know
- Not every room has a bathtub
- Self-parking is almost as expensive as valet parking
- The hotel caters for weddings and large corporate groups
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A regional treasure, the Davenport Hotel opened in downtown Spokane in 1914 and is now a grand city landmark. Guest rooms have historical flourishes like toile curtains, stately armoires, and elaborately carved headboards. The hotel’s contemporary younger sister, the 21-floor Davenport Tower, opened across the street in 2007 with a safari theme that celebrates world travel—the foyer houses gold leaf rhinoceros and hippopotamus statues. They share an elegant all-day grill, peacock-themed lounge, and results-oriented spa.
In the Area
Both the Davenport Hotel and the Davenport Tower are in downtown Spokane’s theater district, close to the Bing Crosby Theater and the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, which hosts touring Broadway musicals, ballet performances, and symphony concerts. Also nearby is Steam Plant Square, a renovated factory that’s now home to hot tech companies, indie boutiques, and destination restaurants like the Steam Plant Grill, a brewery and restaurant.
How to Get There
I was initially impressed with the rooms and amenities. Being conscious of reusing towels/bedsheets while traveling, I was happy to see the card on the bed side table that states all towels rehung will be left alone, all towels on the ground will be replaced. However, the one time I left my room open for housekeeping (mainly just to have coffee replenished) they replaced everything anew- even though all towels were hung. The worst part was that my swimsuit was hanging with my towel on the hook and that was also taken. They have yet to track it down, which I find highly unlikely. If you state you’re a “green” hotel, please follow your own guidelines. I never even got the chance to utilize their pool amenities because they took my suit away! Very disappointed. Desk staff were initially very concerned about the incident, but still no word on my missing items.
We stayed at the Davenport and it was gorgeous. I found the bed to be a bit uncomfortable and could feel the springs. If you got too close to the edge it felt like you would fall off. Also, the pillows were not filled very well so you needed to use two. I did love the decor. However, I was glad that I was at the end of the hall because when people left their room it sounded like they were in our room with us. They were very loud! They have large bottles of soap, shampoo, and lotion in the bathroom. It felt like we were staying at a friend's home.
At the check out counter the hotel staff were very professional and kind. We also had our car valeted and they were very nice as well.
The Davenport was wonderful from check in to check out. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We had drinks at the lounge and peacock bar. We ate at the restaurant and explored the hotel. The historic aspect of the hotel was incredible. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel.
the Davenport was the most beautiful hotel that I have stayed in. I was in Spokane for Jury duty so I got a special rate. I thought my car had been stolen. Their security people were excellent. Turned out my car was just hidden by another vehicle but everyone was concerned and very helpful. The food was fantastic.
The best historic hotel we’ve ever stayed in. We arrived early and had to wait on availability of the room. They provided us a printed copy of the walking tour of their hotel to occupy our time while we waited, Within an hour, they texted us that the room was already ready. Oh my, what a beautifully appointed room we had. The furniture and fixtures are all beautiful. The bathroom is large with a large tub and equally large, separate shower. We truly felt very pampered. If you go, be sure to tour the lobby area and the second floor ballrooms. They thought of everything.