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“Fun overnight weekend getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ruby
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   901 West 1st Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201   |  
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Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Spokane
Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun overnight weekend getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Stayed here in January and was very pleased with our experience. Stayed in a king bed suite. The room was a conference room with a fold out murphy bed. This was on the ground floor and had cars parked right outside our door. Room had a leather couch and a huge 50+ inch tv. A nice wet bar for entertaining was also in this pretty large room. Bathroom was large with only a shower. One of the only complaints we had was the room was freezing. I don't think it gets used often and the room never heated up to a point to where it was comfortable to walk around without a sweater or sweatshirt on. Staff was pleasant and was given some drink coupons to the lounge which we didn't get to use. There is a continental breakfast in the lounge in the morning, but I highly recommend walking a block and having breakfast at Scout next to the Montvale. Good value I thought.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Whenever I go to Spokane, I stay at the Ruby Hotel. The location and price can't be beat. So I wondered why the clerk put us in a non-upgraded room initially (with a noisy fan) and then refused a 10% discount coupon saying that Expedia would refund us (this never happened).


  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Rossland, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Hotel Ruby is a good location if you're needing a place to crash after a night out. It's very much a motel makeover but not quite completed. King bed was very comfy and it was clean in the room. Very small so you don't want to spend anytime in there. Bathroom super small but there was a second sink outside of the bathroom. What could of been better is the outside hallway's were filthy,cleaned or even vacuumed would of helped the experience. The front desk staff was very nice and friendly. A very loud location and an early garbage pick up could of been the alarm clock that you didn't need. Again a great place to crash after a party.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed here after a long trip through BC (and several other hotels) and this was a surprisingly fun experience. The staff could not have been more helpful and nice. The room was small but well appointed, nice clean bathroom. The best part is the location and proximity to great restaurants, the river park. We will definitely return soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Republic, Washington
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18 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Hotel Ruby is tucked away in a formerly seedy part of downtown Spokane which has been in the process of renovation for the past few years. The owner has made this place a little art center located right across the street from some music venues as well as within close walking distance of Spokane's downtown shopping and Riverfront Park (also housing movie theaters). They have protected parking (I think they charge an extra fee of $5 for that now as well as a very cool little martini bar located in the same building. Lots of little boutiquey shops very nearby. We stay there often when we want to be downtown in Spokane. Average rooms for two, last time we stayed,were priced at around $80. The rooms are small, but colorful with updated paint and artwork. Not a place to hangout in your room all day, but definitely adequate for a very reasonably priced night downtown.

Room Tip: Maybe avoid the rooms closest to the elevator in case late-night revelers happen to be about.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Ruby

Address: 901 West 1st Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201
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Location: United States > Washington > Spokane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Spokane
#8 Family Hotel in Spokane
#18 Business Hotel in Spokane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 Theatre, 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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rodeway Inn Spokane
Spokane Rodeway Inn

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