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The Montvale Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1005 W First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201   |  
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Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Spokane
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1 review
“Incredible stay. GREAT Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Fantastic stay. I can not believe I got to stay at this place for $90. This is a small, but VERY clean...no...SPOTLESS hotel in downtown Spokane. The staff was amazing and the housekeepers especially got every speck of anything in the rooms. It was like a show room floor when I would come back to my room in the evening.

It's over 100 years old and the front desk staff will be glad to tell you some of it's history (It used to be a brothel way back when and housed olympians in the 60'S I think) and they have shelves of books to read if you are like me and find the whole of Spokane rather boring. (I was there for a conference, so I didn't go looking for touristy things to do.)

The price was great. I got this amazing room and a breakfast that blew my mind. (They have two restaurants, one in the basement is called Catacombs and is fantastic for dinner, but they also hold the breakfast there and I wanted to cry when I saw it. It was huge with all kinds of goodies to eat. Not the usual continental you get at lesser hotels.)

You just can't beat the service there either. Everyone was so helpful (Though I forget their names! I am so horrible!! I think the man I spoke to about the history of the hotel was Ben, but they have like 4 or 5 great staffers)

I recommend staying at the Montvale if you are in Spokane. It's worth it and so much more.

Room Tip: I only stayed in the one king bed room on the second floor, but it was a corner room and was very qu...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Skyler R, Manager at The Montvale Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Amy C,

Wow! Thank you for the glowing review. I'm so pleased that you appreciated the efforts of each of our departments--housekeeping and engineering work very hard to keep this historic structure in clean and working order for our guests. Your recognition of their efforts means a lot to all of us.

As far as we can tell, the idea that The Montvale was once a brothel seems to be just a bawdy rumor. There's still plenty of intriguing history here, and we're always glad to have a guest appreciate it.

Thank you again for your kind words and feedback, and we look forward to serving you again next time your visit beautiful Spokane.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about The Montvale Hotel

Address: 1005 W First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
Location: United States > Washington > Spokane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Spokane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Montvale Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The oldest hotel in Spokane, the Montvale Hotel is Spokane’s premier boutique hotel destination.This nationally registered Historical Place sits amid downtown Spokane’s bustling West First Avenue, the center of an emerging arts and entertainment district. Dozens of restaurants, theaters and music options are all within a short walk from the hotel. Today, the Montvale Hotel has been reborn into a dynamic new hotel destination. Its historic look, coupled with fashionable amenities makes the Montvale Hotel Spokane’s premier spot for fun, excitement and most importantly – a good night’s rest.The Montvale’s Art Deco steel canopy, designed and built by Spokane artist, Hazen Audel, the two story grand lobby featuring a large fireplace and cozy furniture, and the second and third floor glass atrium all give the hotel a distinctive atmosphere. You will be left with a lasting impression from the hotel’s unique mix of contemporary and historic furnishings in a classic setting. ... more   less 
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