The Davenport Hotel (10 South Post Street) opened in 1914, in the midst of Spokane's heyday. In the first half of the 20th century the hotel was host to many different celebrities such as Benny Goodman, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Clark Garble, as well as home town hero Bing Crosby.
Unfortunately, after the death of Mr. Davenport in 1951, the hotel began it's descent into disrepair and eventually the hotel closed in 1985. The hotel was slated for demolition, but the enormous prevalence of asbestos is what saved the hotel from being demolished.
In 2000 Walt and Karen Worthy bought the entire city block that the hotel is on for $6.5 millon dollars. The Worthys then invested $38 millon into an entire renovation of the hotel. The Davenport Hotel reopened in September 2002 and now blends modern amenties such as wireless Internet access and a 24-hour fitness center with charming old fashioned amenities such as a flower shop and candy shop.
During our visit we really enjoyed exploring the elaborate lobby and ball room areas. We also had fun looking at the old photos that depict the hotel's golden age of lavish costume parties, and The Davenport Hotel mementos that are on display.