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“Great Funky room”
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Hotel Ruby
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Washington
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128 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Funky room”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at The Ruby in July
Great small hotel experience, good beds, flat screen tv, and wi-fi
Parking can be tough on site, but overflow lot is closes by.

Good hotel in downtown Spokane to stay at with very comparative rates.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

What a great place to stay! I love that an "old" building was given love and attention. Clean, beautiful and a wonderful place to stay! I am a runner, and felt safe as I did my morning run at a nearby park. I would ask that the bar bring in some non-alcoholic beer for those of us who would like to socialize but don't do alcohol.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The Ruby is an old motel in the Davenport District if Spokane. Not much can be done to the fundamental architecture of the place without a bulldozer, but everywhere the look has been renewed, the decor is upgraded and the staff are friendly and efficient. For under 100 bucks staying here while in Spokane is a no brainier.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Kennewick, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Excellent hotel stay for the price. More then got our moneys worth. The front desk staff was very helpful and the room attendant went above and beyond, did a GREAT job. The location was super convenient. Walking distance to the mall and riverfront park. The parking was very convenient as well and a great price. The ONLY drawback to my entire multi day stay was that the coffee at breakfast was not to my liking, very weak.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Almira, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This hotel has recently been renovated and the beds, art and overall feel when you enter the room is great. Comfy clean bed, pillows. But the bathrooms have not been updated yet. The hotel feels like a fancy motel 6. The Sapphire Lounge is fantastic and the atmosphere and décor at night is fantastic. I felt the breakfast was decent but not amazing. The waffle maker is what saved it in my eyes. English muffins, decent coffee, apples and oranges, some cereal and hard boiled eggs. re is a train track that runs right near the hotel which did cause some noise and so on butThe thing that saves this hotel is the lounge and the LOCATION! You are close to some awesome dining places, entertainment venues and close to the freeway. we walked to most of the places we wanted to eat etc. I'd say for the price, its a place to book.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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San Antonio, Texas
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156 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

First this is far closer to a motel than a hotel. They've basically put some paint and some new linens on a very old hotel and called it boutique. The first room I had was unbelievably bad and the Internet worked only in a very small corner of the room the bathroom was atrocious. The staff were very helpful when I asked to be moved and I was put in a room that had at least been renovated to some extent. Breakfast was good with a waffle station and the hotel is in a great location just a few minutes walk from river park center. There is a lot of nightlife around the hotel if you like that but if you dint it's going to be a little loud. In all we can't recommend this one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Golden, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed in June with a family of 4. upgraded to the suite and enjoyed the extra roominess. the atmosphere was awesome, the beds were new and very comfy. great breakfast included! sweet little lounge in the building! only a couple blocks from the waterfront for a great couple days of sightseeing and shopping. By the looks and location you might not think of bringing kids here, but our 2 and 5 year old had a blast and felt very safe. staff was very friendly and accommodating. would definitely stay again.
only negative, and not the Hotels fault...Spokane TV sucks, so bring an iPad for the kids.

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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:
#1 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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