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Hotel Description

Enjoy 2 spa tubs at this Ponderay hotel

In shopping district

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Ponderay hotel, you'll find Sandpoint Elks Golf Course and Panida Theater. Sandpoint City Beach Park and Liberty Pier are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This smoke-free hotel features 2 spa tubs, an indoor pool, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the 24-hour gym and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$110* Per night/room Jan 30 - Jan 31

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint

Everyone (8) Couples (2) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Staff was great!

Posted by , from San Diego on Jan 8, 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 9, 2023 by General Manager

Dear Kent,If top-notch service is what you're looking for, look no further than Hotel Ruby Sandpoint. Thank you so much for the review. Come back and visit us again anytime.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

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5 out of 5
Nice pool, hot tubs and fire pit outdoors with chairs

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 8, 2021 by Amber

We are happy that you came and stayed with us, and that you enjoyed our Pool, Hot Tub, and Fireplace. Please come back and stay with us again. Thank You Hotel Ruby Staff

5 out of 5
Had a good experience, would go there again and would recommend it to others.

Posted by , from Aberdeen, WA on Aug 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 14, 2020 by Amy

Thank you for the excellent review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for recommending us to others! Have a wonderful day, and we look forward to seeing you again.

3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019

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2 out of 5
After I arrived, I received a survey from travelocity about my initial experience and thoughts of Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint. I mentioned the uncomfortable bed and noise. After I sent in the survey, I received a notice back the the Hotel (through travelocity). The hotel said they had contacted me about my complaints. This is not true, I never once heard from them during my stay. After the first night, room-service came in and changed the towels but did not make up the bed, the sheets were just pulled up. A dirty rag was left in the bathtub, not one we used, but one used to wipe down the bathroom. The bath towels had large wads of hair on them each of the two days we were there. The cleanliness of the place definitely lacked. Another problem was in my room, we had hardly any water pressure in the shower. The single bed room was very small. It did have a small fridge, which was nice. I asked about a microwave when we checked in and they said they could bring on up for me if I would like. However, the front desk staff were very friendly. The overall hotel is quite nice and was clean. The breakfast in the morning was very limited, but at least they had something. The person somewhat staffing it had to be told that the coffee was out, multiple times by several people. Not a big deal, but just not very attentive. I can't say I would recommend this Hotel. Next time I stay in Sandpoint, I would probably try the Holiday Inn Express across the street.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 5, 2019 by Patrick

Thank you for the feedback, it is appreciated. What you experienced is not the standard we have set for ourselves here and I'm deeply sorry for all the issues you came across. I will be investigating these claims to find out what happened. We usually get the highest of compliments for our facility so this is kind of a shock. Again, I am sorry and I hope you'll give us another try when you return to the area. Thank you again for staying and have a wonderful day!

3 out of 5
Good basic accommodations. Spa / hot tub not working. TV in room didn't work.

Posted by on May 22, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2019 by Patrick

Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry to hear that the TV in your room was not working. Sometimes, the settings need to be reset and we could have taken care of that for you or at least determined what the problem was. As for the hot tubs, we did have to close them because they had been hyper chlorinated and we needed to wait for the levels to come down in order for it to be safe. I do apologize for the inconvenience and hopefully you'll come back and give us another try. Thanks again for staying and have a wonderful day!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 10, 2019 by Patrick

Thank you for the fantastic rating! I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you in the future and I hope you have a wonderful day!

5 out of 5
Clean very easy to get to spacious room great shower!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018

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4 out of 5

Good hotel close to restaurants.

Pros: Close to restaurants.
Location: North 40 and shopping mall closeby. Sandpoint and the lake also short drive.
Clean room with everything we needed. We found a good restaurant across the street and it is located next door to North 40.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 8, 2017 by Patrick

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing again in the near future. Have a wonderful day!

About the Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint

Location 477255 Highway 95 N, Ponderay, ID 83852

Property Features

As a guest of Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint, you'll find 2 spa tubs, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and ski storage are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint. Free self parking is available. This Ponderay hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 69 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Ski lift tickets
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Train station: Sandpoint Station (6.4 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint offers 69 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. 39-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. This Ponderay hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

2 spa tubs are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per day (maximum USD 30.00 per stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 220 lbs per pet)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • An off-leash area is available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Union Pay, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Security system
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day (maximum USD 30.00 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Howard Johnson Motel Sandpoint Ponderay
  • Howard Johnson Ponderay Sandpoint
  • Ruby Ponderay Sandpoint
  • Ruby Ponderay
  • Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Hotel
  • Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Ponderay
  • Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Hotel Ponderay

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.