by Courtney Elko
When guests enter the pet-friendly Hotel RL in Spokane, it’s easy to see that it’s not your “typical” hotel lobby and offers more of a town center or coffee shop vibe. The Living Stage, a stadium-type seating area decorated with fun pillows, overlooks a small stage where live music is often performed. Guests can hang out in the space, while charging devices because there are plenty of outlets and USB outlets tucked into the benches. Along with live music, lectures, performances and hands-on demonstrations also take place on the Living Stage.
On the opposite side of the Living Stage is an even more fun seating area that the kids will love. There are large bean bag chairs and hanging cocoon swings in what looks like an indoor campsite.
No matter the weather here, families can go swimming. The outdoor resort-style pool features a waterslide and lifeguard, while the indoor pool area features a hot tub. The Summer Concert Series features live, outdoor musical performances on the weekends and families can use the hotel’s free bicycles to tour around the nearby Riverfront Park or Centennial Trial.
The spacious guestrooms and suites feature warm hardwood floors, views overlooking the Spokane River and free Wi-Fi. The onsite restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and craft coffee is always available in the cafÃ©. If you’re looking for something more than the “typical” chain hotel when visiting Spokane, this is your spot.
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- Free bikes
- Resort-style pool with waterslide
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There are 400 guestrooms and suites, in three different towers at Hotel RL, and all of the rooms feature a refrigerator, microwave, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water. Cribs are available upon request.
The guestrooms feature full, queen and king beds, a flat-screen television and warm hardwood floors. A cool, Spokane mural can be found on the wall and sliding glass doors open up to a patio or balcony in some of the rooms. A shower and tub can be found in the bathroom.
The spacious suites feature a separate living room area, multiple flat-screen televisions and warm hardwood floors; some offer a Murphy bed or a sleeper sofa. A dining table or fireplace can also be found in some of the suites. A shower and tub can be found in the bathroom. A powder room is also found in some of the suites.
Attended a convention here for three days. Food was great, staff were exceptional, facility immaculate.
Can’t say enough good about the place. Highly recommend them.
Bathrooms were always spotless, layout is a bit odd, but not really to weird.
Nice modern hotel with excellent view of the Spokane River and Riverfront Park. Rooms have very large flat screen TV, refrigerator, microwave and Keurig. Friendly staff. Location is close to downtown and walking distance to many restaurants.
Families will be delighted by this resort-style pool in Spokane. A large patio area surrounds the pool, which overlooks Spokane River and Spokane Falls. The kids will love the waterslide and the adults will love relaxing on the lounge chairs. There is a lifeguard on duty from 10 a.m. to dusk from Memorial Day to Labor Day; the waterslide is only open when the lifeguard is on duty). Pool towels are provided. A snack shop offering things like hot dogs is situated poolside, too.
Guests are welcome to use the complimentary bicycles to pedal over to Riverfront Park or the Centennial Trail, which are not far away from the hotel.
Summer Concert Series
Next to the pool area, families will find a large patio area with a stage that features live musical performances. The Summer Concert Series is offered on Friday and Saturday nights from June to August. A fire pit and Adirondack chairs can be found nearby and an entrance to Riverfront Park is only a short walk or bike ride away.
No matter the weather in Spokane, families can enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub inside. The indoor pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and pool towels are provided.
A few different dining options are offered here. Families can sit down at the restaurant or outside on the patio, order from the restaurant, but enjoy meals in your room or pick something up from the grab-and-go area as you head out to explore Spokane.
Simply called The Restaurant, this place offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 6 a.m. to midnight, families will love the large communal tables inside or the outside patio seating that overlooks the outdoor pool and Spokane Falls.
Victrola Coffee Roasters
Free Victrola Coffee (Seattle's craft coffee) is always available in the lobby. One complimentary, high-end cup is offered to each guest daily and then the full service coffee cafÃ© also offers snacks, grab-and-go items and more coffee drinks.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
The hotel shuttle is available to take guests to the airport or anywhere within a 2-mile radius. The standard transportation vans are used, but if you're lucky, you may get to ride in the retro "hippie" van (fully equipped with standard seat belts).
Free parking is available.
A cool and large fitness center with a great view of the Spokane River features cardio machines with personal TV screens and weight machines. Water and gym towels are provided.
Pets are welcome to stay here for an additional fee.
The Art of Smart Timing
June through September is the peak season for this hotel. However, April and May can be busy with guests attending conventions or children's sports events in the area. November through January is usually the quieter season for Hotel RL.
The Spokane International Airport is less than 15 minutes away from this hotel.
Hotel RL is situated in downtown Spokane and within walking or biking distance to Riverfront Park and Centennial Trail. The hotel's shuttle is a convenient mode of transportation, as well as taxis. A vehicle is needed to venture further outside of downtown Spokane.