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Expedia.com: Davenport Hotel 6th Best in World

Those who have been around Spokane long enough can remember the Davenport Hotel's reputation for washing the coins that changed hands there each day. Old-timers will recall the grand times of proms and banquets, visiting dignitaries, casual chats in the lobby over beverages and a background of chirping parakeets. They may even remember the time in 1984, the year before the fabled hotel shut its doors, when a Hereford heifer arrived by limousine for the "Ladies of the Lobby" stock show. But no one should forget the years of civic anxiety when the unthinkable was thought – that the once-world-class Davenport might be torn down. That worrisome era is over. Confirmation, not that it's needed, came this week in news that the Davenport has been named again to online travel site Expedia.com's list of the best hotels in the United States – up from 10th to third this year – and sixth best in the world -- Spokesman-Review editorial.

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