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UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 6:24 a.m.

Then and Now: Ridpath Motor Inn

A motor inn catering to America’s generation of car travelers opened in 1963 on the site of what used to be the historic Spokane Hotel. The Ridpath Motor Inn had …

Then and Now: Desert Caravan Inn

The automobile changed the American traveling culture. Stately hotel blocks became less important than the motor inn, motel, or what the Spokesman-Review called “highway hotels.”

Hotel Industry Enjoys Rebound Occupancy Levels, Room Rates Rising After Long Slump

Once upon a time, hotel rooms were plentiful across the land. No matter the time of year - summer, convention season or Christmas - travelers often could book the suites …