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“Funky boutique hotel with great value”
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Hotel Ruby
Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Great Northwest
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
171 hotel reviews
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“Funky boutique hotel with great value”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed here with my sister for a weekend. I highly recommend.

Pluses:
1) Free breakfast, including cereal, English muffins, juice, coffee, hard-boiled eggs, and a wafflemaker!
2) Free wi-fi
3) Funky boutique design- very unique, art deco-ish, and fun.
4) Cool little bar downstairs with a fireplace and fun vibe.
5) Super comfy- like five-star-hotel comfy- mattresses
6) One of the nicest showers I've ever experienced in all my travels- just perfect spray and pressure
7) Super clean and maintained
8) Free bikes!!!
9) Great location downtown, walking distance to the mall, restaurants and bars, Riverfront Park, and the Davenport.
10) Super helpful and friendly staff
11) Each room has a fridge and microwave

Minuses:
1) It is an old motel, so there's no inside-hallway entry. Rooms have 1 big window that face the outdoor walkway, so you can't open your windows while you sleep, or open the curtains for safety reasons.
2) Can be a bit noisy on the lower floor.

Highly recommend!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the higher floors, so you don't hear people walking over your head at night!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were attending a wedding at the Spokane Club, and this was really convenient and affordable. The beds are very comfortable, the bathroom nicely updated, and the staff very helpful. Restaurants and a great dueling piano bar are really close, so we didn't have to fight for parking.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Because of the great price, I booked my daughter at the Hotel Ruby when she was traveling through Spokane last year. She had such positive comments, that I booked a stop last week. She was right. It's a small funky hotel with safe parking, clean rooms, good internet, free breakfast, friendly staff, comfy bed, and great downtown location. And did I mention good value. This is great 3 star hotel at a 2 star price that makes you want to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Pasco
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have been staying at Hotel Ruby since it was a Rodeway hotel, It far exceeds what it used to be. Some things still need to be worked on as it is an older property, I recently stayed in room 214, and I have a few pet peeves when staying in a 5 star or a boutique hotel, one, I do not like to see cords jumbled and tangled as they were under the nightstand, and two like I said it is an older property, but the floors creaked with every step. That room in particular needs to be re-remodeled. I think at one time there was a water leak because the floor dips under the bathroom tiles any at the desk. Sounds like it could be rotted wood. Yes people the parking is tight but learn how to maneuver your car and you won't have a problem! This will not in anyway stop me from staying there. It's centrally located to everything I like about downtown Spokane, great shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, pubs, salons, boutiques and Riverfront Park, and Hotel Ruby also has a wonderful lounge that has become quite the hotspot for locals and travelers!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Parking area is so tight!! Frot desk guy not friendly with no personality! Along with bar staff! Rooms are super loud and extremely small!! Close to town and cheap. Decent breakfast. You get what you pay for.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Couldn't swallow the price of the beautiful Davenport as I was just passing through and needed convenience and a comfortable bed. Got them both and a lot more at the Hotel Ruby at about a third of the price of the Davenport. (Rumor has it the beds are the same as the Davenport.) Locationwise, it has all the benefits of the Davenport but much easier to get in and out of. The style is fun and modern. Breakfast was substantial including the opportunity to have a homemade waffle. The complimentary red "city bikes" were perfect. It's my regular place now, no more longing for the Davenport, even when I have more time in Spokane.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room close to the road. I thought it would be noisy but the rooms are all well sound...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Ruby

Property: Hotel Ruby
Address: 901 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-4001
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Location: 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 (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 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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