The Dingle Building might have a funny name but what is planned for this historic Downtown Coeur d' Alene building is simply awesome. The building stands at 402 E. Sherman, across from Vault Coffee & The Moose Bar is currently home to two shops on the first floor and several small offices on the two floors above.
But, the building recently sold to a couple from Harrison who have already started the planning to do a full remodel to convert the entire space into a yet to be named boutique style hotel. Here is what they are currently purposing-
- Add a 4th floor to the top of building
- Convert all of the existing upper floor office space into hotel rooms, 40-60 in all. The office tenants have actually already been asked to vacate.
- Remodel the first floor to include a lobby and maybe even a small restaurant / coffee shop . Currently The Sports Cellar & Tiffany Blue ( a women's clothing boutique ) occupy storefronts on the first floor, it's unclear if they both will stay, but retail space is included in the plan.
The hotel plan is still early in the planning / permitting phases so we don't have an opening date or even a planned construction start date just yet. However this new hotel which is under the preliminary name of CDA Grand Hotel, will likely be the talk of the town if built. The location would make it the closest hotel for Downtown events including Ironman and I'd guess it to have some good city views.
Keep watching for more on this new proposed Downtown Coeur d' Alene hotel!