How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking hotel
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Ruby Spokane
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11pm Well, we are off to Spokane. Bye bye GNP and Eagle Nest. It has been a wonderful stay here. Really idyllic place and away from the hustle and bustle of city living, I love it here. Would love to see this place during the winter. Heard from the owner that it gets so much snow that it can be almost 7 feet deep. Left the place at 10:50am. It's a 259 mile drive to Spokane. Cloudy weather today. Unlike yesterday where there are thunderstorm clouds but we can see ...
... day to eat it in the car. Once on the road we followed the GPS's instructions and took Highway 104 south; we didn't even get to Hood Canal Bridge when traffic came to a standstill. That's when we saw the sign telling us to tune into an AM station for traffic reports, which subsequently warned us of the opening of Hood Canal Bridge taking place that morning and to expect delays of up to an hour. We decided to turn around, ignore the GPS, and ...
... off the leaves for the foliage shots! He chuckles… Also got pictures of his German Shorthair Pointer whose name is (you guessed it)… Rose!
Then I got the brainy idea to see if I could go on a field trip to the Northland Rosarium in Spokane and take more pictures of roses specifically the Buck Roses. A phone call to Carol at Northland Rosarium and I was on my way … Well, to make a long story short ...
... are the mountains of the Cascades . . . as the train inches across . . . . I took some pictures . . . but by time we went to dinner . . . it was getting time to settle into our bunks . . . it isn't your own bed . . . but it was comfy . . . well, sort of!! There were outlets for all of the electronic devices to be on chargers . . . and the little room did have its own toilet and shower . . . more about that shower thing later!!
Our first dinner mates were ...
Though mining and mineral wealth has driven the economy for most of the past 140 years, spilling over into Spokane, where wealthy mine owners preferred to live, timber and logging also played a huge part in the development of the area.
Bob talked also about the role playing he does for visitors, dressing in period costume and taking on the persona of notable characters from the early days ...