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Hotel Lusso
808 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Davenport Hotel
10 South Post Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201

Red Lion At the Park
303 West North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201

Fairbridge Inn Express
211 South Division Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Spokane
311 North Riverpoint Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202

Courtyard by Marriott Spokane
401 North Riverpoint Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99202

Holiday Inn Express Spokane Downtown
801 North Division Street
Spokane, WA 99202

Quality Inn Spokane
110 East 4th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202

Red Lion River Inn
700 North Division Street
Spokane, WA 99202

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About Downtown Spokane

South of the Canadian Border, within the Inland Northwest area on the Spokane River, lies the city of Spokane, Washington. Set within the eastern portion of Washington State, the city is considered a high tech and biotech center; it had traditionally been known for mining, agriculture and timber. The name "Spokane" means "children of the sun" in the Salishan language of the Native Americans, and the city is known for having sunshine more than 250 days a year. Spokane is considered a top destination in the west for tourists today.

With an exciting history that dates back to the original inhabitants who roamed the region thousands of years ago, the more recent descendents came because of exploration by white traders. Seeking furs, especially beaver, two white trappers were sent by the Northwest Fur Company to explore the region. Meeting with the local Spokane tribe, the two trappers were welcomed and were invited to stay, becoming the first white settlers in the early 19th century.

In 1810 a trading post was established by two previously European men. Situated on the Spokane River, it was known as Spokane House; it later became owned by the Hudson Bay Company and remained a center for fur trading for many years. By the 1820s, the Oregon Trail was being used, and more settlers arrived in Spokane, drawn by its beautiful setting and forested landscape as well as the falls and Spokane River. American squatters settled in the area and built the first sawmill. With the planned advent of the Northern Pacific Railroad line, in 1873 James N. Glover bought the sawmill and property in Spokane; he later became known as the "father or Spokane." The discovery of gold, silver and lead in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 1883 brought people into Spokane, which became an popular outfitter for the new miners. Its status as a trading center began to grow as it expanded.

In the 1970s, Spokane was the site of the first environmental World's Fair Expo '74 and was the smallest city ever to host such an event. With the advent of this event, the downtown area was again transformed and the fairgrounds turned into Riverside Park. During the late 1970s, Spokane saw a burst of growth and later became more diversified, with businesses in research, marketing, and high tech replacing the mining and timber industries.