Recently my wife and I traveled to Spokane Washington to speak at a convention and do a few stories for the site and upcoming magazine. Since I was scheduled to speak at Spocon on the nearby campus of Gonzaga University, I was happy that we were booked to stay at the Red Lion River Inn.
This was our second trip to the hotel, and it was nice to enjoy a very cool and comfortable room after a day which included a 5 hr drive, an afternoon at Silverwood theme park and very warm temperatures.
Checking in was very smooth and I was grateful that the room we were assigned was located just upstairs from the front desk and did not require us to drive to any of the other wings of the hotel.
The room had a great view of the pool area and was furnished with two Queen beds, a chair, a mini fridge and desk, as well as a television and hair dryer.
The hotel does offer free internet as well as free parking and amenities which include airport transportation, a fitness center, and volleyball, horseshoe, basketball, and tennis area. Many of the rooms offer a view of the river, and the hotel is located near several restaurants and shops downtown.
The next day following a long day at the conference, we decided to try the hotel restaurant and were rewarded with patio dining which overlooked the river. To say that the view of the moon rising over the river was breathtaking would be an understatement.
The service was first rate and we enjoyed an appetizer of French fries and a bevy of dinner salads. Mine was a great mix of craisins, blue cheese crumbles, greens, chicken and apple slices. I accompanied my dinner with a pomegranate iced tea and had a very enjoyable and relaxing dinner after my hectic day.
The hotel offered a Noon checkout on Sunday and this helped us get a good start to our final day in the area as checking out was very quick.
The rooms were very comfy and allowed us to relax and enjoy the numerous amenities and pleasant staff the hotel offered.
While it would have been nice to stay longer, we had to return to the conference before our long drive home. The stay was as enjoyable as you could hope for on a business trip and I highly recommend the Red Lion River Inn when you travels take you to Spokane.
700 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99202