The Spokane, Washington Area
Spokane sits on the East side of Washington; along the Spokane River. It is the 2nd largest city in the state. The area was first settled by the Spokane tribe who’ survival depended on game hunting and gathering. In the early 1800’s, two European fur trappers from the Northwest Fur Company encountered the natives for the first time. Believing they were sacred, the Spokanes helped them prepare for the winter in the Colville River valley.
The North West Company, which merged into the Hundson’s Bay Company in 1821, was the supplier of fur trade between the Rocky and Cascade Mountains between the period of 1810 to 1826. After this time, the primary operations were moved to Fort Colville, taking much of the focus off of the Spokane post.
The U.S. Army base, Fort Spokane was established in 1880 to protect the construction of the Northern Pacific Railway and U.S. settlement efforts. More settlers came with the completion of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1881. The city was then incorporated with the name Spokan Falls. It was during this time many religious institutions emerged. The very first church was built by reverend Eells. The first Baptist, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches were built between 1881 and 1883. The discovery of gold and silver inland, helped sustain the economy with mining. Work was also available in the Timber and agriculture industries up until the late 1980’s. After fire destroyed the commercial district, the town was rebuilt and incorporated under its present name, Spokane in 1891.
Hotel Services & Amenities
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Spokane North hotel provides a variety of luxuries to ensure the comfort of guests at our Spokane, WA hotel. Pillowtop beds help guests feel cozy and comfortable, while 42” flat screen televisions with premium cable television and high speed Internet keep guests entertained and connected to the rest of the world. Free evening cookies in the lobby will brighten up anyone's day.
Rooms come standard with a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, phone with voicemail, and alarm clock. Additionally, all rooms have a convenient microwave and refrigerator for storage and reheating of food. Onsite, guests can utilize the handy business center, a fully equipped fitness center, and a refreshing indoor swimming pool and spa are available to you 24 hours a day - including a handicap lift. a fully equipped fitness center. A free Bright Side Breakfast® is served each morning near the lobby in the dining area. And, we love your pets! We are pet friendly! (some resctrictions apply).
Attractions Near Spokane
Our Spokane, WA hotel is ideal for visitors to the Spokane Convention Center; just 6 miles away. In nearby downtown Spokane, you can take a stroll through beautiful Riverfront Park – a 100 acre park and home of the upper Spokane Falls.
If attending an event at the Beacon Hill Events venue, make the La Quinta Inn & Suites Spokane North a convenient home away from home, near your destination. It is a little over 6 miles from the hotel. The Cat Tales Zoological Zoo is a great stop to plan for while you’re in town. There you’ll see exotic animals including jaquars.
There are several sporting venues and entertainment centers to keep you amused in the Spokane area including Wonderland Family Fun Center, Avista Stadium, Wandemere Golf Course, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, McCarthey Athletic Center, Mount Spokane Ski and Snow Board Park, Eagles Ice A-Rena, Jo Albi Stadium, and the Bing Crosby Theater.
There are many great places to grab a bite to eat including Hop Jacks, McKenzie River Pizza, Five Guys Hamburgers, Olive Garden, Subway, Chucky Cheese, Applebees, Red Robin, Azteca, and Prospectors; all within 2 miles of our hotel in Spokane.
For the shop-a-holics, Village Centre Cinemas, INB Performing Arts Center, North Pointe Plaza, Costco, Wandemere Shopping Center, Franklin Park Mall, and Northtown Mall are great places to spend an afternoon. Many area businesses live in the area including US Healthworks Medical Clinic, , Rockwood Urgent Care, Home Depot, Walmart, Tire Rama, Ashley Furniture, Total Wine And More, Wendle Ford, FL Smidth Rahco Inc., Whitworth College; all less than a mile from the La Quinta Inn & Suites Spokane North hotel.