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“Just right” 4 of 5 stars
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Barrier Reef Dr. | P.O. Box 56, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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Ranked #47 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Ruby's is a nice, very clean hotel that is right downtown San Pedro. Our room didn't have air, but we didn't need it because it was winter. Everything you need is within walking distance. We plan to stay at Ruby's next time we visit Ambergris Caye.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aliso Viejo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Right from the start the hotel was just what we were looking for. One of the oldest original hotels on the island, it takes you back to the days before tourists. For $45 USD we had a beach front unit that was perfect with air conditioning when we needed it. Yes there are nicer hotels but they don't have the charm or character of old Belize. Everyone was helpful and kind. Estel and her husband were always around to say hello. For the price you cant beat it. One thing that was nice when we were there, was they did not hold us to our original 10 day reservation. We had the option of paying as we went and could move to another hotel any day. The location was right in the center of the action and just down the beach a few steps to Estels restaurant for breakfast on the beach. The combo is so San Pedro. They will cash your travelers checks as well. Highly recommend them for extra security but you can easily get cash from ATMs on the island as well. They do have WiFi if you need it too. Nov 2011

Room Tip: Get an ocean front room for the best view of the beach. There are 4 units and all of them are the sa...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quartz Hill, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Ruby's is right on the beach and close to the most happening spots on the beach. If you are looking for luxury skip this place. However, if you're looking for a place with views, shower, beds, and clean towels..then this is your place. Get the room with the A/C, as you will get tired of the humidity as some point. Biggest drawback...the Cafe that Ruby's fun is the Local meeting spot and they arise early...like 5ish AM. It can get pretty noisy. We didn't mind because most the tours start at 7am so you'll probably be up. But for $60 US dollar, right on the beach...what the heck do you expect?

Room Tip: Choose the ocean view and A/C. and Enjoy :-)
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampton, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Very comfortable, very well kept rooms, very affordable prices. Great beach front location. Returning in Jan 2012.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean avoid the morning hustle.
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

If you don't plan to stay in your room and you are ok with beds that are not so conferrable and an old room it is all good. There is a bit of noise but I kept my fan running. Things are clean but very old and maybe not enough light. Everything works and it is a good location for about $40 a night you are ocean front. They make sure people do not come around at night because you are on the beach people may wonder around the hotel at night on the weekends but they make sure things are safe. Also, they have internet. It is good view off the roof too.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunnyvale, California
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16 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Ruby's is a great place to stay if you are on a budget and not expecting anything fancy. We splurged and got a room with A/C, and it was still the cheapest place we stayed our whole trip. The room was very basic but had a private bathroom with hot/cold shower, A/C and a small balcony facing the ocean. We had no problem with noise. Our only problem was that the sheets were incredibly rough/scratchy, and the blanket given smelled very strongly of smoke. We never complained about the blanket (it was warm enough it wasn't needed). The hotel overall is a bit rundown, but they have nice common deck/patio areas with table and chairs. You pay as you stay (one night at a time) and the small outdoor office area sells affordable soda/beer.
Ruby's is also a great location - right on the beach, and very close to the water taxi dock. Also plenty of restaurants all around. We were happy with our choice.

Room Tip: oceanside room has a great view, and we had no problems with noise.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Room and price are ok, but at night the neighbors had very loud music. It started at 10.15 p.m. and didn't stop until the morning. When we told the front desk about it in the morning, they said that this happens often....

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ruby's Hotel

Address: Barrier Reef Dr. | P.O. Box 56, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#41 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Rubys Hotel San Pedro
Ruby's Hotel Belize/San Pedro

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