Well-Located A review of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
My rate was $104, including the heavy bed-tax in Spokane, double room although I was only a single. I was told this was a rate for a convention I was attending at the time. Room was on 14th floor with nice view (overlooking the Spokane River). Room was spacious and very well maintained. While I didn't have a car, parking was free and easily available. A lot of construction was going on as the Spokane Convention Center is building a second structure. The DoubleTree is between them but I heard no noise from the construction.
Didn't eat in the hotel's restaurant except for breakfast, so-so. Service good. Overall, I'd rate the DoubleTree 3-Star or half ways between a 3 and 4 (3 plus or 4-minus). Staff OK, nothing special. I saw no surliness as reported in other reviews by what appears to have been disgruntled guests. Again, experienced nor observed no discourtesies over a 4-day stay. A plus is that the DoubleTree provides free transportation to and from the airport on a when-you-need-to-go basis. Safe and accommodating drivers. Spokane's bus terminal is an easy walk and the bus network is excellent. Has two computers for guests' usage in lobby.
For walking along the Riverfront Park, walking into downtown Spokane and other matters, the Doubletree is excellent. Was in the Davenport Hotel. Saw a friend's room there (for the same convention I was attending). No doubt, it is a 5-star place, 5-star location but you are further away from the Riverfront Park. Parking appears not so good and valet only. The Davenport is 50% more expensive but worth it if you want luxury. The Davenport charges an outrageous $18 to and from the airport each trip, even if in a Lincoln Town Car (versus a common van at the DoubleTree).
Food at the Davenport's restaurant is outstanding but expensive. The Davenport is across the street from the bus terminal if you want to take self tours of Spokane.