The Davenport Hotel has been restored to its original glory, enjoying renewed status as one of America’s grand and gracious hotels. The original hotel opened in 1914 and reigned as a Northwest landmark for several decades before falling into disrepair and closing. The renovated Davenport Hotel opened in 2002. In addition to the main hotel, a new tower was added to The Davenport in 2007, offering over 300 contemporary-styled guest rooms; this review focuses on the rooms and facilities found in the main historic hotel.
Even if you will not be an overnight guest, everyone can and should tour the lobby and common areas.
The Rooms at The Davenport Hotel
The rooms at The Davenport Hotel have been renovated to include every modern comfort while retaining an elegant, old-world ambiance. The furnishings, including the stately beds, are of hand-carved mahogany. The Davenport put extra care into the comfort of those beds, choosing cushy-but-firm mattresses, down-filled duvets, and high quality linens. The nightly turn-down service includes a special treat - a piece of The Davenport Candy Shoppe's soft peanut butter brittle.
Each guest room includes:
- wired and wireless Internet access
- in-room safe
- bathtubs and walk-in showers
- work desks
- televisions with movies and music
Main hotel room configurations include standard guest rooms with a king or two queen beds, larger deluxe rooms, parlor suites with seating areas, and executive suites. A variety of high-end suites for dignitaries or special occasions are also available. Pets are welcome.
Common Areas at The Davenport Hotel
The Lobby and Mezzanine at The Davenport Hotel©Angela M Brown
The lobby and mezzanine areas at The Davenport Hotel are filled with wonderful places to relax and take in the intricate woodwork, unique lighting, and magnificent glass ceiling. You’ll find a variety of lounging chairs, writing desks, and seating groups are scattered throughout these public spaces. A welcoming fireplace occupies the west wall of the lobby.
Other facilities available to Davenport guests include:
- Fitness Center
- Indoor pool
Visitors interested in The Davenport Hotel's history should check out the photos and display cases around the mezzanine. The television in each guest room has a channel devoted to hotel information, including a touching documentary on the hotel's history and renovation.
Services and Amenities at The Davenport Hotel
The Davenport Hotel staff go out of their way to make sure your stay is pleasant and comfortable. Here is a sample of the services and amenities available:
- Airport transportation
- Valet and self parking
- Safe deposit boxes
- Business Center - 24-hour services include faxing and photocopying
- Shoe shine
- Audiovisual services
The Davenport Hotel is also home to Spa Paradiso, a full-service spa that offers a long menu of varied treatments, including massage, waxing, skin care, and nail services. Hair care services are also available.
Meeting and Event Space at The Davenport Hotel
The Grand Pennington Ballroom at The Davenport Hotel©Angela M Brown
The Davenport Hotel can accommodate anything from intimate dinners to business conventions to lavish weddings.
- The Grand Pennington Ballroom - this large, state-of-the-art space was added during The Davenport Hotel's renovation
- The Hall of Doges, The Marie Antoinette Ballroom, and The Isabella Ballroom are all magnificent spaces that have been hosting special occasions since The Davenport Hotel's earliest days
- Early Bird Room - this flexible space in the lower level of the hotel can accommodate a variety of different events
- The Elizabethen Room - this oak-paneled room is both masculine and cozy, making it a great choice for business receptions
A nice selection of small meeting rooms are available as well. The mezzanine and the roof garden can also accommodate special events.
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