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Hotel Ruby

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#12 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Garfield, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 16 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 Robert Kevin 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 16 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...

Twin Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We booked here to see a show that was less than a block away. Stayed 2 nights. Was able to park in their lot the first night, but the night of the show, we left for dinner a couple hours before and when we got back, no where to park. Had to park in the 'overflow' parking garage a block...

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

Dear Jennifer A, Thank you for sharing your experience. Unfortunately we were given a small lot, but attaining the overflow lot gave us the ability to provide parking for our guests. We know it is not perfect, but we appreciate your understanding. We will also look into how we can improve our smoking area. Our priority is for our guests...

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I ran to Spokane for an overnight shopping trip and wanted to be walking distance to downtown shops. This is a nice place at a reasonable price. It is just about right across the street from the Knitting Factory concert venue and a block down from the great Guilded Unicorn. The room is clean and quiet (I stayed on the...

Thank Lisa Marie H
Anny G, General Manager at Hotel Ruby, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Marie H, Thank you for taking the time to provide your experience. We will definitely double check all our plug ins to ensure they are working properly. In the future please let us know as soon as possible and we would happy to assist you. We understand that carrying your luggage can be difficult, we wish we could...

Colville, Washington
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The rooms were nice and the decor was up to date. Felt safer with the locked gates, it is downtown Spokane. The Location is great, there were so many interesting, swanky places close by to check out. Bars, restaurants and shops all close by.

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

Dear Jessica P, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you felt safe as that is a top priority of ours. We absolutely love our location as it allows our guests to explore downtown within steps of the hotel. We hope you visit us again soon! All the best, Hotel Ruby

Reviewed 28 October 2016

A modest Priceline bid delivered the Ruby . It's an apparent 50s era place that has been renovated to take advantage of the quirky charm of the era. It's older but clean and renovations are still in good condition. Parking is tight, I arrived early and had a spot, late comers might not be so lucky, but can park a...

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

Dear heckflosse, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are happy to hear that you noticed the cleanliness because we take a lot of pride in it. Our location makes it ideal to explore downtown Spokane and enjoy the surrounding eateries, shops, and entertainment venues. We hope you visit us again soon! All the best,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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 West 1st Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
Region: United States > Washington > Spokane
Price Range: $101 - $140 (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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Spokane
#8 Family Hotel in Spokane
#11 Romantic Hotel in Spokane
#18 Business Hotel in Spokane
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“We had a 2nd floor corner suite - very spacious, and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MidwayMamahib, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do NOT book room 101 if you are not ok with the noise from the Lounge below”
 of 5 bubbles WindyTevlin, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There were noisy partyers on the second floor during Saturday night. Sort-of to be expected, given the trendy location of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles Bluegrass011, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have an elevator which makes either of the 2 floors easy.”
 of 5 bubbles OkanaganBCDreamer, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that is NOT on the top floor. Other visitors complained about the wait for hot water.”
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