by Courtney Elko
Located in the heart of downtown Spokane, this pet-friendly DoubleTree is situated within walking distance to Riverfront Park, the Spokane Convention Center (connected by a sky bridge) and several restaurants and shops. Gonzaga University is also only a short distance away. Families will love to hang out by the outdoor pool, which overlooks Spokane River, after exploring downtown.
The spacious guestrooms and suites feature connecting rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi, making it a convenient place for families to stay when visiting Spokane. The onsite restaurants are frequented by the locals so you know the food is good, and the views overlooking Spokane River are hard to beat. When you are greeted with a warm chocolate chip cookie, you know you’re going to have a good stay at the DoubleTree.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Warm cookie greeting
- Riverfront Park nearby
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There are 375 guestrooms and suites situated in three, short wings, so it's never a far walk from the elevator to your room. There's no getting lost in the hallways here.
The rooms feature a keyless option as well, with the hotel's phone app. The new technology allows guests to open rooms with their phone and even choose their exact room through self-check-in, if they desire. Additional "regular" keys can also be provided to kids.
Cribs, rollaway beds and connecting rooms are available upon request.
The guestrooms feature one king or two queen beds, a flat-screen television, microwave, coffeemaker and a mini-fridge. The bathrooms feature a shower/tub combination. Outlets can also be found by the bed, making it convenient to charge devices. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available.
The spacious suites feature a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa and a flat-screen television. The bedroom area features a king bed and a second flat-screen television. There are two bathrooms (with a tub), a mini-fridge, coffeemaker and microwave. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available. Outlets can also be found by the bed, making it convenient to charge devices.
I recently stayed at the Doubletree while attending an event at the convention center. The location is convenient, but they could use some improvement in their customer service. I had an ongoing problem with the thermostat in the room, but basically was told it was fine when it wasn't. The heater would run, but even set at 65, it would keep heating and heating. I spent both nights turning the heater on and off manually. Getting in and out of bed is not conducive to a good night's sleep.
A few nights later, I was staying at the Hilton Bellevue, and mentioned that I hadn't been able to get hot water the night before, and she instantly credited me 5K points, and said she would speak to maintenance. The next night I was able to take a hot bath! Service with a smile!
The Spokane Hilton also charges you $10 if you have a package delivered. I'm a Diamond member who spends a 100 nights a year at Hilton properties, and I have never had to pay to have a package delivered in the past. It is on their website, but it's not easy to find! You have to hunt for it.
They also charge $7 to upgrade from the continental breakfast to the full breakfast if you are a Gold or Diamond member. Doubletrees did start charging, but the Doubletree Spokane charges more than any other Doubletree at which I've stayed, and their buffet is very ordinary! No berries, no lovely croissants, ordinary jam. I paid $4 for the Doubletree in Portland breakfast upgrade and it's delicious!
I believe they are taking advantage of their location. Staying at a hotel that is connected to the convention center is convenient, but they really could upgrade their food and service!
The valets were pleasant, even though I did not use the service! Front desk/check in was speedy and efficient even though I goofed. The cookies are delicious! My room was ready when I arrived (early) and the maid was gracious in slipping me a couple extra coffee packets.
Room was clean and well stocked.
Check out was a breeze and the location is great with the river walk right there and easy access to things to do.
All in all an excellent hotel stay!!
The seasonal outdoor pool overlooks the Spokane River and is only a short walk away from Riverfront Park and Centennial Trail. Kids will love to splash and swim while parents can relax under an umbrella on one of the surrounding lounge chairs. An elevated patio is also situated near the pool and overlooks the river. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and pool towels are provided.
Spencer's For Steaks and Chops
Open for lunch and dinner, Spencer's is the spot for hotel guests, as well as locals seeking a date night (so you know it's good!). Steak, seafood, salads and more are offered here. Save room for dessert because they've created an ice cream that incorporates the token DoubleTree cookie. Yum!
Open for breakfast from 6 to 10:30 a.m. on weekdays and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, this restaurant offers a buffet or a la carte menu.
Starbucks coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to hotel members and it is free to become a member.
An airport shuttle is available for guests.
Covered, garage parking is available for an additional cost.
A sky bridge easily connects hotel guests to the Spokane Convention Center so there is no need to endure the elements on a hot or snowy day.
Pets are welcome to stay here for an additional fee.
A sundries shop filled with snacks, frozen meals and more can be found in the lobby.
The fitness center features cardio and weight machines for those seeking a workout.
The Art of Smart Timing
Because of its proximity to the Spokane Convention Center, this hotel is busy throughout the year. However, the summer months are the busiest for family travel.
Spokane International Airport is located less than 15 minutes away from this hotel.
Families can easily walk to restaurants and attractions while staying here, but a vehicle is needed to venture further into Spokane. An airport shuttle is available to guests as well.
For Mom and Dad
Enjoy a nightcap at Spencer's.