A battle over bed and breakfasts has sparked in Spokane, pitting new online rentals against longtime business owners, and now the City of Spokane is getting in the middle of it.
The Marianna Stoltz House in the Logan neighborhood offers rooms to guests and bed and breakfast connoisseurs.
"It's a wonderful old house in a wonderful neighborhood," owner Phyllis Maguire said.
Maguire has run the business for 27 years. She says she's paid her dues and abided by regulations.
"My dishwasher has to be 150 degrees," Maguire said. "My tap water can't be more than 120 degrees."
If you want a different place to stay, a website like Airbnb.com may suit your needs. There are entire homes or just rooms for rent. You only have to book for one night too.
Rebecca Mack owns several properties she lists on Airbnb.com.
"During Expo ('74) the city residents were encouraged to do exactly what we're doing. To invite people into their homes and make Spokane a welcoming accommodating place for visitors," Mack said.
But Maguire argues these 'overnights in homes' are trying to do what she's doing, without the legal paperwork.