The hotel is very thoughtful for the travelors A review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn
We stayed at the Ruby's inn during our visit at the Bryce Canyon in April. The hotel rooms are divided into different sections. We stayed at "The Elk Lodge" for $62/nite/room online reservation. The front desk staffs were friendly. The two queen beds room was spacious. Big enough to fit a family for four if you dont fight over bathroom in the morning. The bathroom was new and very clean (even my mom said so) It's a full bath with a sink inside the bathroom and another sink outside.
Each room has hair dryer, ironing board, and a coffee maker. The bed was semi firm/soft which was the way I like it. Howver, the blanket/bed cover was kinda thin for the cold nite at the canyon around this time of the year. I missed my goosedown. Luckily, the heater kept us warm the whole nite. The tv worked fine, got the news channel I wanted. We used the Ruby's inn calling card to call out long distance several times and they dont charge the 1-800 number. The sweetest thing happened to us during our stay. We forgot to put away the "do not disturb" sign before we head out to the Bryce Canyon the next morning, when we came back the service lady gave us lots of fresh towels, more coffee and cups, all in a laundry bag and hung it on the door knob. It felt like we were been taken care of and it felt really nice. This hotel property is equipped with all kinds of things for traveler's conveniences. It's got laundry room, one hour photo shop, even a salon, gas station, restaurant and a huge suvenior shop. We spent the whole day at the Bryce canyon and nite time at the shop. We didnt really get anything at the shop, but it was a nice place to go after dinner. The only bad thing was there was no complimentary breakfast in the mroning like many other Best Western hotels have. However, they have a buffet style restaurant and the "Canyon Diner" next to the hotel that serves american fast food. The grocery store that's located behind the suvenior shop is very convenient too. About $2.50 for a turkey and cheese sandwich, 55cents for an apple, 29 cents for a banana, $2.99 for a loaf of bread. I guess they didnt really over-price the food as I expected. Oh, dont be fooled by the "internet access" sign at the hotel's bulliton board. I've asked and been informed that they charge $1 for 5minutes internet access at the computer station near the front desk. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this hotel when I visit the canyon again next time. However, I would book just one room since it's a spacious roon for my parents, my bro and I.