Having only lived in the Spokane area for a little under 10 years now, I'll admit I don't have memories of the Tiki Lodge in Downtown Spokane. But many Spokanites do and now I'm happy to report that, that piece of the city's history is back.
While I haven't been able to get any pictures or much info yet. The former Select Inn motel has been re-named / re-branded back under the building's original name of the Tiki Lodge.
The Tiki Lodge is located at 1420 W. Second next door to Jenny's Diner and across Maple St. from Frank's Diner . The new owner has already put up the new signs identifying the motel as the Tiki Lodge and does have plans to restore the property back to state when the original Tiki Lodge was open back in the 60's and 70's.
I'm told the rooms will be redone in a retro style, even with rotary phones in each room and the front awnings will be re-painted the original orange. Much of this work however is planned to happen next year.
Currently the business has no web site or social media pages. We will continue to keep an eye on this exciting Spokane flash back project.