Local Information

Spokane Welcomes the ELUNA 2018 Annual Meeting

Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest and is the second most populous city in Washington. The Spokane River runs through the city and beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. An array of enjoyable outdoor activities are right out our back door; including ski resorts, white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, lakes, and the Centennial trail.

Spokane has been selected as an All-America City three times in the past 41 years, including in 2015 when it was one of 10 honored throughout the country. The city hosts many great community events, festivals and gatherings, and is home to the Lilac Bloomsday Run, the largest timed road race in the nation, and the largest three-on-three basketball tournament, Hoopfest. – From my.spokanecity.org

We invite you to explore our downtown area and discover for yourself why our city is “near nature, near perfect.”

Airport and Getting Around    Conference Hotel and Lodging Information      

Visitor Information      Suggested Spokane Events & Attractions 


Airport and Getting Around

Spokane International Airport 

Small enough to be relaxed, large enough to facilitate international flights, the Spokane International Airport is about eight miles (a 15 minute drive) from the 2018 ELUNA Convention site.

Ground Transportation from the Airport

  • Rental Car Services: The airport houses eight car rental agencies for your convenience.  (Prices/selection vary.)
  • Public Transportation: Spokane Transit Authority runs buses between downtown Spokane and the airport. Various fare options range from a $4.00 day pass to a two-hour pass at $1.75.    Please visit the STA website for further information. 
  • Hotel Shuttle Services from Spokane International Airport. (Contact hotel for fares; prices vary; some are complimentary.)
  • Taxi Services listed with the airport. (Estimated Rate:  $30.00-$32.00)
  • Uber in Spokane (Estimated Rate: $14.00-$21.00)

Conference Hotel Information

Davenport Grand HotelThe Grand is sold out. 

See below for information to book at the DoubleTree  at Spokane City Center at our special conference rate of $139 now!

Rate Details:

– Rate valid 25 APR- 08 MAY 2018

ELUNA 2018 takes place at Spokane’s modern jewel- The Davenport Grand.  The hotel is within walking distance of world-class shopping and dining options, the beautiful Spokane River and Riverfront Park, the Centennial Trail and the INB Performing Arts Center.  The modern and stylish rooms features comfortable furnishings, large marble walk-in showers, custom-made down pillow top mattresses with fine linens, free high-speed wireless internet, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, 55-inch flat-panel TVs and large work spaces.  The Grand also offers many other amenities, such as 24-hour access to both a business center and fitness center.

Hotel dining options are many; head to Table 13 and enjoy a delicious selection of tapas, meals and evening libations, or socialize over cocktails while enjoying breathtaking views of Riverfront Park from our rooftop terrace. Or,  consider The Grand Restaurant & Lounge.  (Open daily from 6 am to close,  home of the power breakfast and lunch!)

The Grand offers airport transportation and group shuttles van service (by reservation) for a fee.

Doubletree Hotel

The ELUNA block at the Doubletree is only accepting reservations for a minimum 5 night stay at the block rate of $139; we are looking into other hotel agreements.  If you need a room for a shorter stay, please send a note to contact.eluna@gmail.com.  ELUNA has secured the same $139 rate at the Doubletree by Hilton Spokane City Center, conveniently located across the street from the Davenport Grand.  Check availability and make your reservation now!

NEW !!! RL by Red Lion

We have secured an overflow block at a nearby property, the RL, at great rates.  Book soon for the best rates, as our rate will increase as availability decreases.  This property is a lovely short walk (600 steps) over the river and through the woods to the Davenport Grant, or plan to hop on a complimentary shuttle provided by Ex Libris.  Reservations can be made over the phone (1-800-Red-LION; note that you are with the “ EXLI0429 ” to receive the lowest rate) or register online!  The deadline for our block is 3/30, so don’t delay!

Visitor Information

What makes a region a destination?  Everyone has their own opinion. But when a place like the Spokane Region has it all, it’s tough not to sing its praises.  Blessed with a unique combination of outrageous outdoors and amazing attractions, incredible arts and delectable dining, and a historic past living seamlessly with a vibrant future, it’s easy to see why Spokane is “Near nature. Near perfect.”– from visitspokane.com

Use this link to visit a our suggestions for local downtown Spokane attractions, all within walking distance of the Davenport Grand! 

Attractions within walking distance

Other Helpful links:

Visit Spokane

Digital Visitor’s Guide

Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Area Restaurants

Riverfront Park Attractions