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“Funky and unique”
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Hotel Ruby
Ranked #15 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

The Hotel Ruby is a simple motor inn that's been upgraded and updated in all the right ways. Great beds and linens, nice tv's and iPod docks, splash of color here, funky artwork there.

Cute, cozy, clean.

No in-room coffee, which was weird. Fairly lame continental breakfast but it's nice that they offer one at all.

Really cool little place. I'd definitely stay again.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We stayed here one night and loved the place. We got a room facing the main street and loved the BIG picture window. It's located in the heart of Spokane's theater district. We understand that the owner of the hotel also bought and renovated not only the hotel but the Bing Crosby Theater nearby. The hotel bar's decor is a quirky combination of laser lights, a slide program, wide windows to the outdoor street, modern art, interesting light fixtures...and more. We enjoyed our drink and talking with the young bartender who is a firefighter by day. The room was great, and very clean. We slept soundly and wonderfully.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We went for the weekend to check out Spokane, and the location was perfect to see the downtown sites. The rooms were very clean and the staff was friendly. We stayed in a king suite which was great, the walk-in shower was awesome! The only negative was that the breakfast was lacking, but we've had worse. I still would definitely recommend it to others, and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jen R
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Great location, right where you want to be, with a great price. The hotel is funky and cute and staff is really nice, The bar downstairs is great also. Rooms are smallish and this place is obviously an older hotel re-done into something fun and different, but pretty cool! Not as kid-friendly as I usually like, but definitely fun for an adult weekend getaway. Lots of character and I think it's a really neat way to turn an old hotel around.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

The Ruby is a great location with a staff that goes out of the way to assist guests. Shopping, restaurants, clubs and more are all within easy walking distance. Parking Iis a little tight, so get there early, but if not, the overflow lot is only 1/2 blocks away. The rooms are very clean, but small. If your coming to Spokane to lounge around in your room, you might consider another property, but for the location and price, you'll not beat the Ruby.

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The hotel is so neat and unique. You can tell how much they transformed it from the hotel it used to be. The decorations and all were nicely done and had a lot of character. The rooms were clean and beds were comfy. The one complaint about the room is that the shower drain didn't go down well, the water rose as I showered, that is one of the things I hate most about hotels, it is very gross to stand in all that water, but also is very common unfortunately. The location was nice and we didn't have a problem with the overflow parking down the street. Continental breakfast was sufficient and staff were friendly. It was a great stay and a great price for the one night we were there after a late flight.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

My husband and I just completed our second stay at the Hotel Ruby and we can't imagine staying anywhere else in Spokane. The downtown location is super convenient as it is within walking distance of a number of good restaurants. Our rooms were immaculate and we appreciated the thick, fluffy towels. The unique art work and decor were a welcome change from the usual generic hotel art. Friday night in the Sapphire Lounge was lively. Staff members were friendly and helpful. All of this was presented for a very reasonable price.

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Additional Information about Hotel Ruby

Address: 901 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-4001
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Region: United States > Washington > Spokane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Spokane
#8 Family Hotel in Spokane
#11 Romantic Hotel in Spokane
#18 Business Hotel in Spokane
Price Range: £63 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ruby 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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 
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Also Known As:
Rodeway Inn Spokane
Spokane Rodeway Inn

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