Unquestionably the nicest hotel in Eastern Washington, The Davenport Hotel (10 S. Post St., 509/455-8888 or 800/899-1482, www.thedavenporthotel.com, $169–209 d, suites $349–599 d) will spoil you to the point where you’ll feel like Robin Leach should be nipping at your heels. The lobby says it all, with an interior chiseled in marble and a skylight ceiling accented with amazingly ornate and gilded crown moldings. It is decorated with luxe sofas, a trickling water fountain, and a baby grand piano.
It just keeps getting better once you check in and dive into your plush bed. Rooms in the main hotel building are decorated with antique-style furnishings and floral linens, while rooms in the new tower feature hipper modern decor, including suede bedspreads and leopard-print chairs. All rooms come with marble walk-in showers, ultra-comfortable mattresses, and big flat-screen TVs. Housekeeping offers turndown service each night, leaving behind the hotel’s signature soft peanut butter brittle.
Wander the property and you’ll find a fitness center, business center, indoor pool, and hot tub. It is also a pet-friendly establishment, and they’ll even walk your dog for you.
Hotel Lusso (808 W. Sprague Ave., 509/747-9750 or 800/426-0670, www.hotellusso.com, $149–159 d, suites $179–295) is another snazzy alternative for those with refined tastes. Built in 1890, this luxury boutique hotel offers elegantly classic rooms, though the standard queen rooms are on the smallish size. All rooms come with deep soaking tubs, big desks, and free wireless Internet. The hotel bar is everything it should be, with dark wood paneling and a denlike atmosphere perfect for nursing a drink with some pals after a long day sightseeing or making sales calls. There’s also a fitness center on property.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition