I've been staying at the Davenport Main Hotel 2 to 3 times a year or more for the last 6 years, primarily in the Parlour Suite or the Penthouse Suite. Due to the exceptional service, rooms & dining, we were married in the Porter Room on the mezzanine level in May 2012 & stayed in the Davenport Apartment that has access to the beautiful patio on the 4th floor. My expectations were not only met but were far exceeded. We plan to spend all of our anniversaries at the Davenport & did so in May 2013.
I know every time I enter the main hotel, all my cares & worries will float away & I'll be treated as if I'm one of the many celebrities who have stayed at the hotel since 1914. I love looking at the lobby ceiling, walls & decorations while dining or sipping a Starbucks latte; exploring other parts of the hotel; looking at exhibits of items early in the Davenport history; & reading about its history & Louis Davenport who had the the original hotel built & was a stickler for exceptional service. I don't think I'll ever tire of it or know enough about it.
I'm originally from Spokane but have spent the last 35 years in the Seattle area. I was never in the Davenport while I was still in Spokane but my grandparents dined & danced there in the early 1900s when they were young, & their friends Mr. & Mrs. Dick Ringling were in town with the circus. Sometmes I can hear music of the era & see shadows of people dancing gracefully in the ballrooms. I once danced small sections of several ballets in one of the ballrooms when it was open & empty. It was truly magical!
I've stayed at many 4 star hotels including the Grand Wailea on Maui for our honeymoon & while you can't beat the ocen views, nothing else measured up the Davenport Hotel.
P.S. If you love late 1880s & early 1900s architecture, take the time to drive up to the south hill in Spokane & drive the numerous streets around Manito & Corbin Parks. Also stop at Manito when the lilacs & roses are in season.
You may also want to visit the old Marycliff High School campus where I went to school in the 1970s which has 2 mansions. Nearby is the Corbin Home that is with a visit. The original Mr. Corbin kept his mistress in in the Marycliff chapel.
God Bless Mr. & Mrs. Worthy (their last name says everything) for restoring the Davenport Hotel & the Hotel Lusso, & building the Tower!!!
Check out the specials on the Davenport Hote website. I can highly recommend the Romantic & Spa...
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