Hotel Ruby has the asthetics of a great boutique hotel. The renovations are cool, but there is no getting around the fact that the building is an old motel. The rooms and bathrooms are small but clean. The bed and pillows were super comfy. The flat screen TV was nice because it took up no space in my small room.
A couple of things to improve: there was no desk or desk-like furniture. I am a business traveler and when I brought dinner back to my room there was no place to sit and eat except the bed. The only place to put clothing was in the closet--there was no dresser. OK if you are only staying overnight but if you wanted to unpack some things it would be inconvenient. The "complimentary breakfast" was warm OJ and a bagel with cream cheese. Not exactly fantastic, but for the price of the room OK.
Overall the place is great. Perfect if you are coming to Spokane for a show or to do something downtown and you need an affordable, clean place to spend the night within walking distance.
There was a sign on the door that they are applying for a liquor license. Looked like maybe they are opening a bar onsite? That may change the atmosphere a bit.
- 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