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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very good
958 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationSandpoint Elks Golf Course3 min drive
Popular LocationPanida Theater5 min drive
Popular LocationSandpoint City Beach Park6 min drive

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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 194 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2

Signature Suite, 1 King Bed

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2

About this area


Located in Ponderay, Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint is in a shopping district and near a train station. Schweitzer Mountain Resort and Sandpoint Elks Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Round Lake State Park and Sandpoint City Beach Park. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing and snow tubing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sandpoint Elks Golf Course - 3 min drive
  • Panida Theater - 5 min drive
  • Sandpoint City Beach Park - 6 min drive
  • Lakeview Park - 7 min drive
  • Liberty Pier - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Sandpoint Station - 4 min drive
  • Spokane, WA (GEG-Spokane Intl.) - 93 min drive


  • Panhandler Pies Restaurant & Bakery - 5 min drive
  • Spuds Rotisserie & Grill - 5 min drive
  • Hydra Steakhouse - 5 min drive
  • Starbucks - 5 min drive
  • Ivano's Ristorante - 5 min drive

About this property

Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint

Hotel in Ponderay with 2 spa tubs and free breakfast
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business centre and coffee/tea in a common area. All 69 rooms offer free WiFi, hydromassage showerheads and LED TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include DVD players, free local calls and hairdryers.
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint offers 69 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bathrobes. 39-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a hydromassage showerhead, and hairdryers.

This Ponderay hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

2 hot tubs are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a kids' pool, other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Children's pool
  • Free bike hire
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ski passes
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station


  • Firepit
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • 39-inch LED TV
  • DVD player
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens



Check-in between 3 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD 30.00 per stay)
Dogs only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs/23 kg)
An off-lead area is available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

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 cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD30.00 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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 carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Hotel Ruby Ponderay
Ruby Ponderay
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Ponderay
Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Ponderay
Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint
Ruby PonraySandpoint Ponray
Ruby Ponderay Sandpoint
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Hotel
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Ponderay
Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint Hotel Ponderay

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Is Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint pet-friendly?
Yes, Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 23 kg per pet. There's a fee of USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint?
Check-in is from 3 PM to midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Where is Hotel Ruby Ponderay/Sandpoint located?
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Sandpoint Elks Golf Course and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Panida Theater. Sandpoint City Beach Park and Liberty Pier are also within 6 miles (10 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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I have to say I was so impressed! I used to live in the area & stayed for the first time here. My first night I had some really loud neighbors combined with an adjoining room with a door. I called the front desk that next morning and they moved me to a room a few doors down without an adjoining door without any hesitation, it made a huge difference and I slept like a baby the rest of the trip! I ended up having to move my check out up by one day due to a family circumstance, they were so kind to me during a hard time and only charged me for the nights I stayed rather than my original booking. This really is the best value and a perfect spot! Complimentary breakfast, indoor heated pool & hot tub, fire pit, dog friendly. I’ll definitely be staying here any time I’m in the area.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Clean, friendly, continental breakfast, nice jacuzzis
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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breakfast is Excellent and Room Service is good. Room maintained clean.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Friendly staff. Clean and quiet. Rooms small but adequate.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The pool and outside area was nice with fire pits and two hot tubs with different temperatures.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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