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Hotel Ruby

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Saint Paul
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very noisy if you need to rest, needed to move the bed to gain access to the little fridge and microwave..sink is very small when trying to use this as both a kitchen sink and washing your face...parking is very tight

Thank 671jacquelineh
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Thank you for this feedback, we will work to make some of these issues better for your next stay and any other guest to follow.

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Hotels.ca had a special offer to what looked like a trendy hotel in the arts district. We drove past it to hear the street side music overpowering the car stereo... and this was in the afternoon. Check in was a long wait. Top floor courtyard facing room was loud with an archaic elevator. We step in the room.... moldy bathroom,...

1Thank Jarrod H
Anny G, Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is very important to us. We are very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your stay. Cleanliness and helpful friendly staff are a standard of ours. We will address these issues promptly. We understand that our product may not be for everyone, but we strive to create the best experience possible. It...

East Hanover, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were in Spokane and spent one night at the Hotel Ruby. The room was gorgeous, and the hotel and lounge were decorated in a very appealing, cool fashion. Our bed was comfortable, the room was clean, and the shower pressure was great, but the coffee maker in the lobby was broken and although the desk was able to provide...

Thank ccpresti
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear ccpresti, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are sorry to hear that coffee was a struggle. We have a Keurig in the lobby for fresh single served cups of coffee 24 hours, and have since replaced the broken one! We also proudly serve fresh carafes...

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I live in Spokane and my husband and I stay at the Hotel Ruby for a night away. We loved it because it was clean had parking, and was in the heart of downtown. We were able to walk everywhere, which is what we love to do.

Thank spokanenative1234
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear spokanenative1234, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again for another “night away.” Make sure to check out our website for special packages on theater shows and shopping! See you next time! Best, Hotel Ruby

Reviewed 19 January 2017

This unpretentious little hotel/motel in downtown Spokane is very cool. We spent two nights there this January during a weekend trip for a musical. All the most important aspects of a good stay are well covered. Our king suite was spacious and clean with a comfortable bed, quality bedding and artistic design. It was VERY cold when we were there...

Thank MidwayMamahib
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear MidwayMamahib, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We are a big fan of Spokane’s Entertainment District, and are excited to be a part of it. Style, Service, and Value are the core of our business and we hope to serve you again in the near...

Garfield, Arkansas
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I am all about make-overs, and this little place has done a good job. With new paint, art, a nice lounge, and upgraded showers they are putting money back into their business and should be applauded. Its not an easy hotel for handicap challenged folks, although their is an elevator you still have to master a few steps and challenges....

Thank WindyTevlin
Anny G, Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear WindyTevlin Thank you for noticing the hard work we have put into renovating our hotel; we have certainly enjoyed it. For the future, we do have one room that is ADA compliant and is located on our ground floor; and we will always try to place you in a room that will best suit your health needs. We recognize...

Reviewed 17 December 2016

Even though this has "Hotel" in the name, this is a MOTEL. The two guests in front of me both had pets. I asked for a "pet free" room. They didn't have and said that they charge extra to clean room for allergens after pet stays. My room was clean but the chemical smell was very strong. No coffee maker...

Thank Kathryn S
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn S, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are a renovated motel property turned hotel, meaning even though all our room entrances are outdoors, we offer our guests many amenities such as a laundry facility, fitness center, and vending. We also offer coffee pots in room upon request. Though we do not have specified "pet free" rooms, we...

Corrales, New Mexico
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Besides being an absolutely charming and adorable boutique hotel, the staff at Hotel Ruby are really nice. The guys working in the lobby for check-in/ check-out were very friendly and tried to make everything good for us. We didn't have any problems, just needed some extra toiletries, and needed a super-early checkout as well. They were helpful and did everything...

Thank Bluegrass011
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear Bluegrass011, Thank you for sharing your experience! There is someone at the front desk 24 hours a day to assist you with anything you could possibly need. We're so glad you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future! Best, Hotel Ruby

Okanagan BC
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Perhaps it was the off season timing, but I found the value of this well located, attractive boutique hotel in downtown Spokane to be outstanding! For about the same price as a dreary and sometimes unclean budget motel on a highway at the outskirts of a town, staying in this stylish, well detailed and clean boutique hotel in the heart...

Thank OkanaganBCDreamer
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear OkanaganBCDreamer, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are so happy to hear that you had an outstanding stay. We think our location is great too as it allows our guests to explore downtown within steps of our hotel. We hope you visit us again in the summer when we offer complimentary bicycles, which is a wonderful...

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Location was great, close to downtown shops and venues. Hotel staff was friendly and willing to work with early check-in. Room was small but clean and served its purpose. We didn't have a car but it looked like parking was limited.

Thank Jessica K
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear Jessica K, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We think our location is great too as there are so many great destinations within walking distance. Our staff always looks out for our guests interests first and we are so glad to hear that they were friendly. We hope you visit us again soon! All the best, Hotel...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Sapphire Lounge
Sapphire Lounge
Cuisines: American, Bar
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Ruby is located in the heart of downtown Spokane's Entertainment District, directly across the street from the historic Bing Crosby Theater, Knitting Factory Concert House and Fox Theater. A few blocks from the Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center. 3 Blocks from Riverfront Park and Spokane Falls, the Gondola, River Park Square Mall and AMC Theaters. Steps away from downtown's finest restaurants and shopping. Short drive to area hospitals including Shriner's Children's Hospital, Deaconess and Sacred Heart. This downtown Spokane hotel offers continental breakfast, free wireless internet, bicycles and on-site laundry. Dogs are welcome for an additional fee, on-site parking $5 per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ruby

Address: 901 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-4001
Region: United States > Washington > Spokane
Price Range: $113 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ruby 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Rodeway Inn Spokane
Spokane Rodeway Inn
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Spokane
#8 Family Hotel in Spokane
#11 Romantic Hotel in Spokane
#18 Business Hotel in Spokane
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“rooms not directly above the car park are quieter”
ashlene13, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The "Hospitality Suite" is the deluxe King Bedroom. It is on the ground floor (parking lot) and the smoking section is next to the bed.”
MarkChristopher, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are all essentially the same, all facing the parking lot.”
DMonkey06, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a 2nd floor corner suite - very spacious, and quiet.”
MidwayMamahib, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do NOT book room 101 if you are not ok with the noise from the Lounge below”
WindyTevlin, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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