We had this one, above, visit our room while we were staying in Maui. It's rather smallish for a cane spider. Oh yes, they get larger! The one living in my mother's kitchen can easily span the top of a tuna fish can. That's got to be about 3 1/2". Yes, Mom likes her spider. She was mad as hell when the cleaning lady killed the last one. I had to go find a wild cane spider, capture it, and let it loose in her kitchen. Mom's happy now with her new "pet".
The spider in the hotel room has done battle with something bigger than itself. How can I tell? It's missing a leg.
Why would someone want one of these jumbo spiders around? Because they are rather benign, don't spin webs, run away when you see them, and catch a heck of a lot of nasty type insects. They help keep the population down on moths, flies, cockroaches, and even scorpions. I don't know if they would tackle a centipede, but they will grab and eat just about anything they can catch.
Most people around here consider cane spiders "good" and thus don't kill them. Though I don't kill any, I do get quite a start when I happen to surprise one. Gosh, it's hard not to jump when such a huge spider makes a high speed dash right across my line of vision. Eeeek!