Pacific Northwest Chapter
of MLA

Lodging and Hospitality

There are hotel rooms available at three nearby locations at a 10% discount using the promo code “MEC”

Montvale Hotel*

1005 W 1st Ave., Spokane, WA 99201


Hotel Ruby

901 W 1st Ave., Spokane, WA 99201


Hotel Ruby2

123 S Post St. Spokane, WA 99201


To receive the 10% discount, you must call the hotel directly and give them the discount code “MEC”. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon!

*Parking at the Montvale

If you are driving, ask about parking when making your room reservation. The Montvale has limited parking and relies on public parking lots and street parking in the area. Check out Parkopedia for details.

Street parking is charged Mon-Sat 8am to 7pm. Download the app to pay by phone.

Travel To and From Spokane

Airlines: Alaska, Delta, American, United, Southwest

The Montvale does not provide an airport shuttle. The Montvale is about 10-15 minutes from the airport. Transportation is available via:

Uber, Lyft, Taxi

STA bus from concourse C bus 60 runs every 30 minutes at a cost of $1.75 one way

Trains travel in and out of Spokane to Seattle and Montana in the middle of the night (midnight to 2am). Train travel is not recommended.

Spokane Travel Information

Dining Options

Informal No-Host Dine-Around – Sunday night, October 14, 2018, 5:45 pm

Meet-up with other conference attendees in the Montvale Lobby and walk to one of two local restaurants for dinner and stimulating conversation. If you are interested, please let us know before October 13th by signing up here.

Post Dinner Meet-Up

Baby Bar

827 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201


Other area restaurants can be found at Trip Advisor.


Coffee Shops

Local Activities

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Taxi or bus ride; Native American and art collections


Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Cliff House

4705 N Fruit Hill Rd, Spokane, WA 99217

Taxi or car rental; wine tasting, gardens and views


Spokane Falls Huntington Park/ Gathering Place

350 N Post St, Spokane, WA 99201

Walking distance; Views of Spokane River and Gondola’s


Riverfront Park

507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201

Walking distance; Spokane River; Looff Carrousel; Garbage Goat; Giant Radio Flyer Wagon; Skyride Gondola rides over falls


Gonzaga University Bing Crosby House Museum

508 E. Sharp Avenue Spokane, WA 99258

Taxi or Bus ride; dedicated to a beloved Spokane native know for “White Christmas”


Riverside State Park Bowl and Pitcher

4427 N Aubrey L White Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99205

Taxi or car; Hiking; Suspension foot bridge


St. John’s Cathedral

127 East 12th Avenue Spokane, WA 99202

Taxi or Bus ride; Open 9-4 M-Sat; Guided Tours every Friday and fourth Saturday of month 11am until 2pm; no charge or reservations unless > 10 people


Spokane Public Library Level Up Co-Working Space

906 West Main Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

Walking distance

River Park Square

808 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Walking distance; Shopping and Restaurants; Nordstrom, Athleta, The North Face, Free People, Anthropologie, Apple


Kendall Yards

Vibrant neighborhood of restaurants and shopping on the north side of the river

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