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Best Western Plus Hotel Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon City

26 South Main Street, 84764, Bryce Canyon City, United States - See on a map
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn - Included Breakfast Buffet The Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn is ideally located in the center of Bryce Canyon City. Come and experience our hotel near the major tourist attractions. Best price guaranteed and exclusive deals.

Experience the wonder of being just one mile from the awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon National Park when staying at this pet-friendly Bryce Canyon City hotel. So many other stunning sights are just a short drive away. Discover the beauty of Kodachrome State Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Stair Case National Monument - all within 60 miles or less of this Bryce Canyon City hotel. If you're looking for an incredibly memorable way to experience these wonders from high above, try taking a helicopter ride with Scenic Flights. Just a block from Ruby's Horse Rides and Bryce Canyon ATV, you can experience the stunning scenery in a fun, exciting way. In looking for more ways to be active and enjoy the sights while staying at this Utah hotel, incredible hiking is just a mile away at Bryce Canyon, open year round, and many choose to go mountain biking or cross-country skiing during the winter months. After seeing the sights, be sure to visit Old Bryce Town for shopping, souvenirs and delicious treats, or unwind at night at Ebenezer's Dinner Show. With both Canyon Diner and Cowboy's Buffet and Steak located on the premises, you won't have to leave this Bryce Canyon City hotel for a great meal. After a full day of exploring the area, you'll delight in coming back to the comfortable, well-appointed rooms. Enjoy abundant amenities - including cable satellite television with movie channels, a microwave, a refrigerator, a desk and free wireless Internet - during your stay. Unwind in the sparkling indoor heated pool or the outdoor seasonal pool and the relaxing hot tub. Get even more value out of your stay at this pet-friendly Bryce Canyon City hotel with generous amenities, including a basketball court, mountain bike rentals, free parking, a 24-hour airport car and business services. Looking to host a meeting while you're in town? We offer meeting space accommodating up to 300 attendees. Enjoy your stay!

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Hotel advantages

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  • Free airport shuttle
    Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
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  • Free parking
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  • Outdoor parking
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  • 24-hour front desk
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"Excellent hotel!"

5
Daphna_MM, Toronto, Canada 21/08/2019

Super clean, friendly, great location just next to the park's entrance and an excellent convenient store and souvenir shop. No freezer in the room but they will keep your ice packs in the hotel's freezer for you. Highly recommended!

"Okay."

3
User 18/08/2019

Close to Bryce Canyon which is a positive. We had a room overlooking the car park, try and ask for one overlooking the lake. A bit of a tourist trap, nothing much around for miles and everything is relatively expensive. Restaurants were all closed by 9pm. The rooms were okay, nothing special. On the other side of the road, we went to the Best Western Grand by accident, which looked much nicer.

"Busy but very functional"

5
Zebanuck, Tel Aviv, Israel 14/08/2019

We were here in August, height of the season, and yes it was busy but it all worked very well. Family suite was great - a big main room with two queen beds and another adjoining room with another queen bed. It's not the most modern but it more than sufficed. The main building has a restaurant which was fine, a large general store which literally sold all you may need and other ways of parting you with your money (attraction desk, western photo shop etc). It's a slick operation - they've been around for decades and seem to have a monopoly at the park entrance. It shows too - prices aren't cheap but it really does the job. Laundromat was great, big campsite and RV Park next door, park shuttle but right outside (and park ticket office by the front entrance). It's got everything. You do feel like you're part of a machine - there's no personal service here, although lobby staff were very helpful on advice as to how to get the most from our stay. It really does the job in Bryce. Would recommend if you're coming to Bryce.

"A bit unpleasant "

2
User 11/08/2019

As soon as I walked in the bathroom the shower was dirty and full of hair and the room was difficult to find. The restaurant closes too soon for tourists who come from all over the world and want to see the sunset at 8.30pm on. The hotel is located really close to the Bayce Canyon and easy to reach.

"Great Location"

3
ufgatornurse89, Wesley Chapel, Florida 11/08/2019

It appears that the Ruby's franchise pretty much owns accommodations at the Bryce Canyon gate so there's not much competition. The complex is massive - lot's of people. Seems like parking is sufficient. We waited in line for about 15-20 min waiting on check-in even with 4 people working guest services. Our room was at the back, quiet, plenty of parking. Room was standard, two comfortable queen beds, clean but dated bathroom and sink area. Small fridge. Environmental controls fine. Huge gift shop, other amenities, place was covered with families and kids. Pleasant enough stay. Nothing special, but I wouldn't have any concerns with returning.

"Vacation"

5
Donna S, Warwick, Rhode Island 11/08/2019

This was one stop on our road trip and was very impressed with the fun atmosphere of this hotel. The room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast buffet was awesome!! It had a shopping and supplies, laundry options and was well worth the price.

"Great location near Bryce Canyon"

4
Barbara S, Pittsburgh, United States 08/08/2019

This hotel is in a great location, has a variety of amenities, and has a park shuttle bus stop right in front. Some of the rooms have been renovated, others are yet to be done. There was good variety and quality of food at the buffet breakfast, and I had a good dinner there. The restaurant staff were friendly and helpful and service was decent considering how crowded the restaurant was. I agree with other reviewers that it is probably over-priced for what you get, but you are paying for the location. Its very convenient to Bryce Canyon NP and nearby Kodachrome State Park. Kodachrome is smaller and MUCH less crowded than Bryce, but very beautiful.

"Clean rooms, busy and large place, excellent breakfast"

4
djwis, Neenah, Wisconsin 07/08/2019

We stopped here one evening as we planned to visit Bryce Canyon Nat Park the next morning. Our room was clean and comfortable. It's a large facility with several buildings. The main building has a restaurant and gift shop, including a large grocery area if you need to purchase snacks. We filled up on breakfast which was included; there was a really good variety of food, and our family was pleased.

"Old, Worn, and Tired"

2
User 06/08/2019

This hotel is in dire need of a renovation. Does not offer a good value for the rate charged. The hotel's main redeeming value is its location and convenience for visiting Bryce Canyon. Hotel as an attached restaurant, gift shop, and grocery store which are nice features. Couldn't not imagine spending more than one night at this hotel; see Bryce Canyon and get the heck out of there.

"Great location for a day at Bryce Canyon."

5
User 06/08/2019

Great location for a day at Bryce Canyon. They have a full service restaurant in the main building - and a burger place across the parking lot. Also a HUGE gift shop and convenience store. Just loved the place! Only criticism was that at $180 per night - didn't quite match the room! But location, location, location!

"Busy place with poor service"

3
User 06/08/2019

This place was extremely busy. The room was average, bath was extremely squeaky amd not just ours becauseI jeard the neighbors too. With it being busy people were loud outside until about 1am. The free breakfast was okay, they had enough options but it was over crowded and the service was extremely poor. It is in a nice convenient location while visiting Bryce Canyon.

"Best location....worst smelling rooms too"

2
ronald2700, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands 02/08/2019

Let me start by saying that the hotel is on a wonderful location when visiting Bryce. Huge set up to keep guests busy. We ordered our dinner off the menu instead of using the buffet...steaks and fish tasted great. Prices average, esp. in a isolated place like this. The whole place has a wonderful Ranch feel to it. Biggest let down were the rooms in the Ponderosa building though: upon opening the door there's an overwhelming smell of wet dogs/used sports socks coming out of all 3 ( !!!) rooms. Went back to reception and was given new rooms in the Elk building, bo questions asked. Again, the same smell although less nauseating this time. Left the doors open for about an hour, emptied all deodorants...and is was a little better - a little. The odor is in the wall to wall carpeting however ( it needs to be ripped out asap). All n all too bad because the lay out of the hotel is great, location too, as is the food. Rooms are rustic but have everything. Management needs to step up here and take action. For now, this hotel will be in our memories for ever as the "Hotel with the worst smell ever".

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience in our hotel rooms. I have send your comments to our housekeeping staff so we can solve this problem. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"I ❤️ it"

5
dexterces, Repton, United Kingdom 31/07/2019

I think this place polarises people. But I absolutely adore it. It's super convenient for Bryce Canyon it is very busy but the woody feel to the place won me over completely. Yes the dining is more canteen and there is a busy gift shop on the side. Don't care I just loved it.

"Not for me or my family...."

2
GT2TODO, York, United Kingdom 31/07/2019

This ‘hotel' was to be the 15th & 16th night of our 17 night holiday, even though I have paid for the second night we shall be moving on. I blame myself for booking this as I took the average review as opposed to really taking to much notice of the 1 star reviews, this is why I have left 2 stars so that similar travellers to us will hopefully take notice.. They make a great deal of the hotel been in the same ownership since 1916... you can tell. The rooms are terrible, old, broken, smelly and the bathrooms ingrained with dirt and stained shower curtain and by far the worst we have stayed in this holiday. You come here for location and THEY prey on that, it's a massive sight commercialised beyond belief, there is not enough staff for the volume of folk and their attitude reflects this even having to clear our own plates despite the staff just been propped against the wall shooting the breeze ... the evening buffet is very average at best and the breakfast I was offered this morning (after queuing out into the lobby for 20 minutes, @8am) similar. Did not go to the Western bar, as the menu really is restrictive for kids. Swimming pool is indoor and OK, seating area pretty good. My advice is to find a decent hotel that cares a little more about the guests rather than piling up the bucks, yes you may have to drive 10 miles to get to the park but believe me that will be some of the best 10 miles you drive on your holiday! Terrible, terrible, terrible,

"Excellent service but overcrowded tourist trap"

2
TheFid, Newton, North Carolina 30/07/2019

The location is very close to Bryce National Park, the rooms were adequate to pretty food for a Best Western. The service at check-in and check out was awesome. The servers in the restaurant were very nice and efficient considering the volume of people. The indoor pool was good for the kids. However, the great service and a decent facility do not make up for the fact that this place is a total tourist trap and a rip off at almost $200 per night for a room with two beds. There was no coffee in the lobby - I ended up buying a horrible cup of coffee in the adjacent general store for $2.00. I guess I should have waited for the included breakfast which was delicious (best biscuits and gravy outside the south) but very, very crowded around the buffet. If I ever return to Bryce I certainly will pick a more low-key less frequented place.

"Too commercial"

1
User 29/07/2019

The campground is too big and too commercialised fire pit is next to neighbours sewer hose! Worst experience in 3 week trip of trip southwest usa. Don't get fooled by website it looks like authentic but it feels liks amusement park authentic

"Rude staff at restaurant and grocery store"

2
User 25/07/2019

Twice my husband was harassed about our service dog. He carries his identification card with him at all times to verify that our Australian Shepherd is a service dog, but we were asked to leave both the grocery store and the restaurant. This is a violation of our basic civil liberties, let alone bad customer service. We have taken the dog to any number of spots and never been harassed about it. It is true that our dog gave a small protective bark when the waitress arrived on the second night of our stay, but to characterize this as "endangering the staff," as was done, is ridiculous. The night before, we were in the same restaurant and the waiter was very nice about our dog. Yet the second night we were told in a threatening tone by a grim-faced woman that if are dog continued to "endanger the staff" we would have to leave. We left of our own volition. I cannot recommend such a place to customers, even though Ruby's seems to have a monopoly on the business at Bryce Canyon. There are other eateries and small grocery stores nearby, however.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Mary. I apologize for your experience at our restaurant. Your comments have been sent to our restaurant manager. They will address this issue with their staff. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Would not stay at Ruby's again"

2
User 22/07/2019

Unfortunately, we would never stay at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn again or would I recommend it. When I made our reservation, I asked to be in the main lodge, but we were assigned room 7271 in the Deer Building and the smell in this room was just awful. We asked the front desk to change to a room in another building but they would only give us a room in the same building. When we went into this 2nd room, it smelled the same, so instead of moving all of our suitcases, we stayed in room 7271. I complained again so maintenance put an ionizer in the room and said we could not enter for an hour while it was running because it would be dangerous since it removes all the oxygen. We came back 2 hours later and the ionizer was still running. We went to the front desk and they contacted maintenance to stop it. They told us to meet them at the room. We stood outside for 40 minutes and no one showed up. We went back to the main desk (again!) and they simply handed us maintenance's extension and told us to call them ourselves from INSIDE the room. I told them maintenance said it would be dangerous for us to enter the room while the machine was running. Shouldn't they have known that? At that point, we asked to talk to the manager who finally got in touch with maintenance. Unfortunately, the ionizer did not remove the smell and no one at the hotel even had the courtesy to check back with us to see if we were still having an issue. After 3 nights in this room the smell was on everything we owned, we could even smell it in our hair. Once home, I had to wash all of our clothes twice and air out and spray all of my suitcases with fabreeze in order to remove the smell.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. I have sent your comments to our maintenance manager. We will address this problem as soon as possible so this doesn't happen again. I have also talked to our staff to be more aware of situations like this. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Terrible room"

1
User 22/07/2019

I stayed at Ruby's for five days. The room had a mildew smell, carpets were dirty, and toilet was propped up with a shim. Two maids did their job cleaning and were friendly. The other maids did not seem to care about doing a good job, they didn't vacuum nor did they clean the bathroom, just left clean towels. If it wasn't for a class I was taking, I would have left.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. I have sent your comments to our housekeeping manager so we can avoid this situation in the future. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Felt like I was at Disney"

3
petrabmdz, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 22/07/2019

If you are picturing being alone overlooking Bryce canyon in solitude taking in the peace and quiet, plan to drop that dream. After the quiet of Escalante, Bryce was a Zoo, and so was this hotel. We arrived after 4:30 and the place was packed. Check-in went smoothly and we were shown our room which was in one of the several buildings on the property. We passed the pool and the thought of going there was diminished right away as it packed with people. Our room was on the upper floor without an elevator. Carrying several bags up a floor after a day full of hiking was not fun. The room was okay and we slept well, it was nice to have a large fridge for our food and drinks. Breakfast was chaotic to say the least. We got there at 8 and already had to wait in line. It was hard to get to the buffet and get what you wanted, I got very overwhelmed. Once we finished the line was 3 times longer, so go early if you plan on eating. The most disappointing thing is my son left his stuffed animal in the room and I've tried contacting Ruby's several times, including their lost and found email and still have not heard back. This is the first and last time we will be staying at Ruby's, it was a disappointment and way to big for us.

"Very nice stay!"

4
DonnaR57, Southern California 21/07/2019

We must have had a very different experience than some others here, because we had a lovely stay here. The rooms were large (appreciated!) and the beds comfortable. The room was squeaky clean. We arrived before check--in time and the staff went out off their way to ensure that we could move into our room within 10 minutes. Kudos! The pool was refreshing but wish there was a little more space on the 4 sides of it to walk without stepping over other people's feet and risking a fall into the pool. We stayed two nights. There are at least 3 eateries to choose from in the area, or you can drive less than 5 miles to get to others. Just don't expect any chain restaurants! WiFi was "just okay", as it would drop out at least twice a night. Other than that, we were pretty happy.

"Old but comfortable"

3
User 16/07/2019

The hotel is obviously old but the bed was comfortable and the staff was nice. My only complaint was noise. I didn't sleep well because I could hear everything from outside. People were coming and going all night and I could hear it from the second floor. There was a lot of light that came through the door when it was closed and I'm sure it was the issue. If you aren't a heavy sleeper bring ear plugs. Besides that the staff was very friendly and helpful even with it being very busy. The breakfast was good too.

"not worthy of the "Plus" brand"

2
DeeInTO, Toronto, Canada 16/07/2019

We had a room in the Lakeview building for three nights. The staircase and room doors were dirty. The door to my room was so tight that the only way to close it was to slam it shut. The room had some awful weird odor. Even opening the windows to air it out didn't help. The chair was so dirty that no one would sit on it. I put a note on the chair for housekeeping to clean it, but when we returned to the room the next night we found that the room was not serviced at all. BW gives you the option to sign up to skip housekeeping service in exchange for reward points, but we had not signed up for that, so don't know why they missed cleaning our room the first day. The bathtub and wall was made of acrylic and squeaked with every move. The bathroom wall was so thin that I could hear every squeak that was made when the tub next door was in use. The shower water temperature was always fluctuating. The reasons I rate this hotel two stars instead of one is because the breakfast buffet food was fairly good (for this class of hotel), and service was efficient. Also, I like the long counter with two sinks that was outside of the tub/toilet room. The Bryce Canyon shuttle stops right outside the lobby so it is very convenient to stay here.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your detailed comments and sharing your experience. I will be addressing these issues with the housekeeper and the supervisor about the condition of the room and that you were not given service. I apologize that we did not meet your expectations as being a Plus hotel and will be working to harder to meet that expectation.

"RUDE treatment at checkin"

3
raaiello, Fairview Park, Ohio 16/07/2019

Very rude treatment at check in. We were insulted by staff and our request ignored. We were told we did not Know the system. It is a take it or leave it hotel. I would avoid staying here. Maybe other facilities in the area are better

"Good location but average rooms and no coffee for early risers"

3
4Whelans, Cadillac, Michigan 15/07/2019

We stayed just one night on our tour through several national parks. Rooms were OK but we couldn't get coffee to go from the lobby or restaurant when we headed out at 7am. It's hard to believe that we are the only people to want some!

"Extremely rude desk staff and manager. Comparable to a High Priced Motel 6 with "down and out" rooms that are nasty!"

1
j_wenner, Cleveland, Ohio 14/07/2019

My elderly father did his appropriate research on this hotel's website and even called this hotel itself to confirm that all 4 of our rooms (that we reserved) opened to interior corridors instead of opening to the outside or the parking lot. He had booked these rooms over a year ago. Unfortunately, when we checked in on 7/2/19, after spending the day touring Bryce Canyon, we were greeted by Kat, a front desk clerk that barely spoke English. At first, my elderly father was told that they only had one room for the reservation when we had actually reserved 4 rooms total. Then Kat told us she had the 4 rooms but they were scattered all over different areas of the hotel. Kat finally got all 4 rooms together. We asked Kat several times if all 4 of the rooms opened to interior corridors and not to the outside parking lot. Kat said over and over again that they did open to interior corridors. Three different people in our group asked her three different ways, in case there was some sort of language barrier and she continued to tell us that they all 4 opened to interior corridors. After looking at the hotel map that Kat gave us, we asked for the manager because we knew the rooms were "down and out", which means they opened to the outside parking lot, not an interior corridor. When the manager, Inina (a shorter blonde lady) came out, she was immediately rude and condescending to my elderly father. She said it was his fault that he did not reserve the rooms in the tower (which is where the lobby exists) and that those were the only ones that opened to interior corridors. We told her over and over again that he did his appropriate research online and even called the hotel to make sure the 4 rooms we reserved opened to interior corridors. She continued to be extremely rude to my elderly father. I asked her what they could do for us, since we did all the right steps, but still got screwed out of 4 rooms that opened to interior corridors. She said that she couldn't do anything for us. Unfortunately, we were stuck staying in these 4 horrible "down and out" rooms. This is the 2nd time our large group has had an issue with a Best Western Hotel. All 4 families in our group have vowed to NEVER STAY IN ANOTHER BEST WESTERN HOTEL EVER AGAIN! Best Western's standards have gone way downhill. The front desk staff and that manager should be fired immediately for lying and being extremely rude to customers, especially elderly ones. We figured you would want to make a party of 12 people happy since we would be spending a lot of money at the hotel, due to the size of our group, but nope, the manager didn't care at all. When we walked a long way from the lobby to get to our rooms, which were in a totally different building, there was an inch gap at the bottom of each of the hotel rooms, and since they opened to the parking lot, we were afraid that critters or bugs would come into the room thru the gap, so we rolled up bath towels and stuck them at the bottom of the door while we were in the room. The toilet in our room backed up during normal use. We called the front desk immediately, and they sent the maintenance staff immediately. The maintenance staff were quick and efficient. They also told us that this happens all the time in the hotel due to the old plumbing. Something that the manager and staff should be looking into, instead of being rude to the customers. We all decided to eat dinner at Ruby's Inn Cowboy's Buffet, where we had the best waitress ever. Her name was Sandra. She really made our dinner special for the 12 of us. She really made our evening a lot better and calmed us all down after dealing with the incompetent front desk clerk and manager. Be thankful you have a wonderful waitress in Sandra. The younger adults and kids in our party decided to go swimming in the pool. They said the pool was so over chlorinated that they couldn't see the bottom of the pool. How nasty! The next day, we had complimentary breakfast at Ruby's Inn Cowboy's Buffet (as part of the stay) and we had a wonderful waiter named Cajun. Cajun was a great waiter for our party of 12 people.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to detail your experience with your stay. I apologize for the conduct of our shift manager and will be discussing this with her today. I will share your comments with Cajun and Sandra.

"Best Western Minus Rubbish Inn."

1
User 11/07/2019

My husband and I have enjoyed many Best Westerns, but this one was awful. We were supposed to stay three nights at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, but left as fast as we could after one. Here's why: The indoor pool chemical content was so toxic that you could smell it all the way down the hallway; and yet, the pool water was murky and disgusting. The main lodge where we stayed was noisy with slamming doors and clanking, old air conditioning units - all night long. Our ADA accessible room was cramped and needed usable grab bars near the toilet. The staff seemed overwhelmed and unfriendly. Average breakfast fare. Frankly, the main lodge needs to be torn down and rebuilt. Otherwise it should be renamed Best Western Minus Rubbish Inn. Pictures don't really capture the exhausted, gross atmosphere but I have included some.

"Disappointed, not a Good Value!"

3
Kathryn1956, Prescott, Arizona 11/07/2019

Older property, needs some significant updating.....sleep quality was poor due to being able to hear the folks above walking throughout their room and every time they flushed the toilet. Not only that, but while taking a shower without adjusting the temp it went cold, so adjusted to a bit warmer and then almost was burned from the water turning TOO hot. Yes, I reported and maintenance came and ran his hand under the tap...it is a bit different to be standing in the shower for more than a minute! Unless you absolutely need the proximity to the National Park then not worth the $160/night price! Definitely not up to Best Western Plus standards. Breakfast buffet was a zoo! During two days we felt the staff was more interested in having a conversation with each other in their native tongue than assisting the patrons waiting to be taken care of. Ruby's owns the town and the prices are HIGH! We went to Tropic and down to Bryce Canyon City to take our evening meals. Better service and much more reasonable prices. Air conditioning needs some work, we had our temp at 66 and still felt quite warm! Overall very disappointed. When I expressed this to the front dest they gave me the 'doe eye' stare.

"A very decent hotel"

5
Uladzie, Andover, Massachusetts 10/07/2019

Location of the hotel is very good - just about 5 minutes to the Bryce Canyon. They've got everything you might need. The owners are trying to think of every little detail to make guests' experience great

"Older property but decent and Clean"

3
ED C, Germantown, Tennessee 09/07/2019

Dont know who owns the Ruby's Inn. I can tell you they own just about all the services in Bryce Canyon City.! This is an old property and the Buildings are in a Western Motiff. We just about cooked in our room and had to crack the front door to cool our room on a 46 degree night. The food service in this town are not very good , but they are priced rather high for very poor quality

"good value, very busy, central location"

5
CaptCaruso, Cooper City, Florida 08/07/2019

updated, clean rooms, LOTS of shops and activities to do. About 10 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park. The prices of items in the shops is reasonable. Rooms come with vouchers for buffet breakfast. The buffet lunch was only 15$, good value

"Not awful but will look elsewhere "

3
hksmith89, Salt Lake City, Utah 03/07/2019

So this place wasn't terrible, room was sufficiently clean and price was reasonable. The main reason we stayed here was the location and proximity to the park - enabling us to ride the shuttle into Bryce... but this place is old - extremely dated. Breakfast buffet was okay, waiters were nice but hostess was rude every morning... it was convenient having a general small store on site.... wouldn't say I'll never stay here again, but I'll look around for other places... this was not my favorite stay

"Quick overnight before heading to Bryce Canyon"

4
Baue10, Chicago, Illinois 02/07/2019

We spent the night here and got there as the pool closed. The hotel area is massive and Ruby's pretty much runs the entire town. Breakfast is included but you have to wait to be seated. Large buffet filled with lots of goodies. The room was clean.

"Bryce is Beautiful Ruby's is not"

3
l0renz0b0nd, Willet, New York 02/07/2019

The room in Ponderosa had a strange odor to it. I cleaned up some water near the shower and the towel was almost black with dirt after mopping up the floor. Most of the staff were less than friendly with only rare exceptions. The buffet was not very good but very expensive. The shuttle service to Bryce Canyon was excellent with great service and hardly any wait. I recommend Bryce Canyon but I'm not too sure about Ruby's Best Western.

"Best place to stay near Bryce Canyon!"

5
Barry L, Pleasant Grove, UT 02/07/2019

The lobby is beautiful, the rooms rustic (matching the decor of the entire property) and in very good repair and clean. Very nice pool and hot tub, lots of free parking, and a complimentary breakfast buffet with all options. Property also has two restaurant options, one a buffet the other a traditional sit-down-and-order. We tried and loved the buffet. They have several lodges in addition to the main one, and lots of rooms. Only 2 miles from entrance to Bryce Canyon.

"Great place to stay when at Bryce Canyon"

4
User 02/07/2019

My wife and I stay at Ruby's once a year when we participate in the Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival. It's a good motel. Clean rooms, good food. Very conveniently located. We like to stay out in the rooms facing the lake. Its quiet there and away from most of the guests. Its a large complex, lots of choices.

"Mixed results"

3
CKBush13, Rhode Island 27/06/2019

We had two adjoining rooms for a trip to Bryce Canyon (2 adults, 2 teens). One room was fine but the other smelled damp and the carpet was disconcertingly moist. Rooms were clean overall despite the moisture issue. Convenience general store Is attached to the facility and that was very handy. Location is good - shuttle bus right to the park - but the onsite food is meh. The portions are enormous but bland and the breakfast buffet is nothing great - small, chilly muffin, squashed fruit, boiled eggs that were peeled fiercely and left in tatters.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience in our hotel room. From your description, it sounds like the carpet was cleaned, but didn't leave enough time to dry. We will contact our housekeeping manager about that. I will also send your comments to the restaurant manager. As a team, we will address each of these issues. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Good amenities "

4
bucks17, Nashville, Tennessee 26/06/2019

This hotel is close to the park entrance & the park shuttle stops in front (even though the main shuttle building is across the street)! You can also buy your park passes from a kiosk at the hotel. My room was nice and large. Exterior door & motel style overall. There's a laundromat, a liquor kiosk (bring your own- it's overpriced & the wine options are bad), a grocery store, restaurant, etc. I found the front desk staff to be fairly disinterested in helping me or other guests. They were very young & I would assume seasonal summer staff from HS or a college, but better customer service would be more pleasant to have.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for our staff. Your comments will be shared with them so they can improve. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Should have looked around more"

2
User 25/06/2019

I can't believe this place gets more than 2 stars. I thought the iconic Ruby's Inn would be well taken care of - it's not. The rooms are incredibly old and dated and frankly felt dirty. The "breakfast" was not good at all and don't get me started on dinner there. The problem is that you don't have a lot of other options in Bryce Canyon City, so they can get their standards low because you don't have many other choices. The plus sides were the amount of room (we had 2 queen beds, 1 king suite) and the proximity to the shuttle. If you're looking to stay at Bryce Canyon, I'd check out the Best Western across the street. At least that was new.

"Loved it!"

5
Trip17433321944, Provo, Utah 24/06/2019

Ruby's Inn goes above and beyond! I grew up coming here and the whole experience is just as amazing as I remember. They offer all that you would need and want to do. I also love the General Store and they sell a little of everything! I love the fountain drinks too!

"Try the other Best Western Plus"

3
ron m, Torrance, California 23/06/2019

Due to complications on our reservations through a website that went bankrupt, our reservation at the Best Western Plus Canyon Grand Hotel vanished. A beautiful hotel upon entering, but very disappointed finding that we had no reservation. However, the staff did everything possible, including finding us rooms for the two nights at the Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn across the highway. A very disappointing stay. An aged hotel that is a borderline “Plus” by Best Western Hotel standards, in my opinion. Highly recommend staying at the Best Western Plus Canyon Grand Hotel.

"Great location and many choices at buffet and restaurant"

4
User 19/06/2019

We were very happy with the location of Ruby's and the fact that the Bryce Canyon shuttle stopped at this hotel about every 15 minutes. We stayed in the Ponderosa, second floor, and asked for a pet-free room. The room was spacious and clean. The bed was a bit lumpty, however, and the carpet should be replaced. The breakfast buffet (it's also offered at lunch and dinner) was great - tasty and many choices. There is a general store nearby if you need something. Ruby's staff were all pleasant and helpful. All in all, a great experience.

"Stalwart Old West Log Lodge ~ Lifetime of Many Great Memories!"

5
WorldSprinter18, Sedona, Arizona 19/06/2019

Ruby's, named after Reuben Syrett, who first built a lodge and cabins at the present site in 1916, is literally right at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. Due to the Syrett family's keen ability to strategically position themselves accordingly, as Bryce was declared a National Park in 1928, they donated a tract of private land to the state of Utah to build a road up to the park, which is now Utah Rt 63 that intersects UT Rt 12. The family were able to legally wrangle in their favor a new state law in 2007 which permitted them to incorporate. Mostly Syrett family members (approx.198 population), comprise the newly named town of Bryce Canyon City. The UT legislature immediately amended the 2007 law to restrict future actions which forced the state to grant the Syrett family's petition to incorporate. Very interesting history worth reading. Millions of people have passed through the doors of Ruby's over these many decades. They offer quality Best Western brand lodging with full year 'round amenities on the property including full service restaurant, huge quality gift shops, grocery stores, entertainment, trail rides/adventures, RV camping site, gas station, and many other guest services. This multi-generational family run and managed business continues to provide excellent guest accommodations at a reasonable value considering their prime location at one of the most popular natural attractions in the world. You may also purchase famous western artist, Lynn Griffin's, reproduction art on display at Ruby's. Even if you're not visiting Bryce Canyon, Ruby's is a great place to stop. If you can't get lodging accommodations at Ruby's, try the nearby town of Tropic on Rt, 12 where many new cabins, B&B's, and rooms are available... So many wonderful memories @ Ruby's and this beautiful part of the world!!!

"BRYCE CANYON"

5
nostam, ventura 18/06/2019

Great location to NP lots to do busy place. Very friendly lots of food choices rodeo close little shops around . indoor pool. we were up graded to Jacuzzi suite, big room giant gift shop grocery store camping supplies. Lots of things to do .

"Well organized restaurant for the tourist, good food"

3
LabsTimesTwo, Rowley, Massachusetts 17/06/2019

Ate at their restaurant located in tourist central near the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. There is a buffet but you can also order off the menu. Good food and very friendly service. Fit what we needed for the evening.

"Fun, fun, fun"

5
462Rose, Washington, Virginia 17/06/2019

Ruby's has it all. Loved it. We were skeptical at first but the room and restaurant were great. Fabulous gift shop. Close to Bryce Canyon and even provided a shuttle bus, free of charge. A good experience and family oriented.

"Sitting on a monopoly."

1
User 14/06/2019

Both hotels at the entrance to Bryce are owned by Best Western. I know I paid a premium for the convenience. You would never guess the owners honestly care about anything else excerpts profit margins. So many things needed updating/upgrading: showers, paint; and/or repair: door to room....

"Horrible Rooms, Horrible Food, Horrible Employees"

1
Amy_porter2, Chicago, Illinois 13/06/2019

If I could give negative points I wouldn't hesitate to. This place is the worst hotel I've ever been too. There's not a single employee that I encountered that look like they want to be there. THEIR ROOMS ARE ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING, the interior and exterior of their rooms/buildings. I can't believe they let these rooms to be rented out to their guests that pay lots of money to stay for a night. In addition to their rooms being horrible they also don't care about the quality of the food they serve their guests. I will not recommend this place to friends, family and colleagues. So very disappointed in Rubys Inn. They should look for a change in management in their business because obviously nothing is going right for this place.

"Good place to explore Bryce Canyon"

4
Jeutie, Heule, Belgium 12/06/2019

We stayed at Ruby's Inn for two nights and it is a good base to explore Bryce Canyon. There is a shuttle bus right in front of the hotel, which is very handy. We found the whole place a bit touristy (and the lunch buffet was somewhat subpar). We had a clean (but dark) room with a comfortable bed. The complimentary breakfast was good. Staff was very friendly.

"Poor service, poorely maintained guest room, dirty buildings."

1
User 11/06/2019

This is huge motel/hotel multiple buildings. We reserved 3-rooms and found them in different buildings even after requesting to be close of each other. One of the room reserved was 2-king beds but got only 1-complementry breakfast voucher. Would anyone reserve 2-king beds for 1-person? When tolled that this is for 4-person, then they offer higher rate. Wow..!! Out of half dozen building, they have only one building with elevator. For other buildings, you must use stairs, "dirty and dark stairs". Yuk..!! Poorly maintained guest room. Door does not close unless slammed- be careful not to get hurt. Bathroom fan too noisy. Dirty carpet. Room too dark.

"Very good!"

4
Sherpa54558957796, Monza, Italy 11/06/2019

We stayed in this hotel some days ago. Very good hotel, perfect position for Bryce Canyon. Very useful laundry service!!! We suggest it!!! But they have to wash the moquette of each room, It Is quite old and dirty. Very good 8/10

"Great place to stay near Bryce Canyon"

4
DIRECTORACE, CALIFORNIA 05/06/2019

We visited Bryce Canyon in May 2019, and stayed at this hotel. The rooms were nice and while building is older the furnishings were updated. Room was clean and we had view of a small lake. The restaurant attached to hotel was excellent and service was good even tho very busy especially at popular dining times. The service at hotel was wonderful and there was an indoor heated pool that we did not use while there. Also attached to hotel is a large gift store and market which has everything you would need. Laundry facilities available as well. Town is small with not much going on but if your visiting the national park that's what you would be doing anyway. Shuttle service picks up I. Front of hotel if you don't want to drive in,

"Not an enjoyable experience"

1
User 04/06/2019

My first impression of Ruby's was very poor, as we drove up in our car we saw multiple signs saying "Ruby's Inn." However, the signs did not actually mark the inn. When we finally saw Ruby's, it was by luck as the only sign showing it was a hotel was a "Best Western Hotel" sign. Then, when I walked up to the front desk, "Dennis" greeted me with a half-hearted smile, and told us our room was not ready since we were 30 minutes early. After that, we spent 5 minutes just trying to navigate the premises and find our room. Then, when we got to our room, it took about 5 minutes just to unlock the door because the doorknob and lock were stiff. To top that, if you wanted to get it open easier you have to pull up on the handle rather than down. (They did not tell us that). When we got into our room, we noticed that the bed covers had marks on them. When my son went to go take a shower the handle would not allow us to change the temperature since it would not turn. The beds as well were very firm and uncomfortable. The walls and ceiling were VERY thin and we could hear people above and next to the room.

"Terrible staff"

1
_normajeanheine, Beaumont, Canada 04/06/2019

The rooms in this massive hotel complex are great and the food was fine.The bad review is due to the terrible staff. We never met one that was even remotely polite. We felt like a giant inconvenience to all of them The exception was the dinner show at Ebenezer's Bar and Grill. Dinner and the show were excellent and the staff were fine. Don't know if the service was better elsewhere because the whole town is owned by one family.

"Very Clean and new room"

4
User 04/06/2019

It was a great hotel I ever visited Best Western in State. My family stayed Deer lodge and it was very clean, very good soft queen bed and good wood smell. Once we have another chance to visit Bryce Canyon, we will stay same hotel again and recommend to say here to my friend.

"Dated but still nice"

4
ML7kc, Kansas City, Missouri 03/06/2019

Room was very large and was clean. Reasonably quiet and the beds were comfortable. The restaurant had good buffets both for dinner and for breakfast. The shuttle to Bryce Canyon National Park was close by and easy to use.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that we could serve you during your Bryce Canyon vacation. Thank you for the great review. Tell your friends about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Average hotel experience"

3
lawiant1, Clayton, Georgia 30/05/2019

We stayed here just one night, and I realize it was the start of a very busy week for the local hotels (Thursday before Memorial Day). I also realize all the hotels were very full and more expensive that week. But, that being said, it seemed quite over-priced. This was just a very average hotel room; clean and functional, had a refrigerator, offered a good breakfast. And after a long, hard hike in Bryce Canyon, we were happy to have the room. Check-in was quite busy, but the desk staff was efficient and friendly. Our room was not ready at 3:30, so we had to wait until 4 to check in (not an issue, really, other than we were dirty and ready for a shower) Breakfast in the restaurant was included (with the provided voucher), and it was quite good with many options. I would probably stay again, but would also look at other options first.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize that we didn't exceed your expectations. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience. Our housekeeping department is understaffed, therefore a 4pm check-in can be helpful to them. I apologize again for the inconvenience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"It's Okay"

3
User 29/05/2019

This place has a nice history, but it wasn't our cup of tea. We checked in, basic greeting and information. Our room was quite a ways from the main building - where the shop, pool, etc. is located - not too helpful. I guess the sheer size, dated and small rooms, and lack of attentiveness made it feel less like a Best Western Plus. A lot of tour buses loading and picking up folks, too. If you don't mind small, dated rooms - that face outside -- it's a decent place. The pond is cute, but we didn't see a real trail to enjoy -- it's surrounded by campsites, so that might be why. Beautiful birds there, though.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience. Every winter, we undergo major renovations. We are working very hard to keep our hotel modern. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Old, noisy but so convenient to Bryce Canyon"

4
duffus07, Manukau, New Zealand 29/05/2019

We stayed in a lower level Lake view room facing the front. It was wonderful to park the car outside the room and a short cold walk to the lobby, restaurant and shops. We actually enjoyed our time at Rubys. We read multiple reviews on tripadvisor and yelp but I got a great rate via Hotwire and went with it. We drove up from Vegas weather in the 90s to Bryce in the 30s-40s but the room was nice and warm and comfortable. Water pressure was fine and breakfast was busy but good. So close to Bryce canyon and that was spectacular. Shame Navajo trail was close though. Lots of souvenirs and food options at the shops. Inside pool looked inviting too. Staying for 1 or 2 nights will be fine.

"Large Room, Great Breakfast, Nice Indoor Pool"

4
DDPage33, Chicago, Illinois 28/05/2019

We were traveling to Bryce Canyon for Spring Break and my wife had stayed at Ruby's with her parents long ago, so she wanted to go again. When we checked in we found a nice clean room, but there was a smell, but it might have been the pine on the exterior of the building, it wasn't a bad smell, but it was there like pine-sol, and they were redoing the flooring on the walkway to our room (It was the 2nd floor of the Deer Lodge). There are a couple buildings. We got dinner from the buffet and it was awesome, large selection, good food, the kids loved it and the prices were reasonable. I will say the service is slower, but if you look at the amount of people coming and going you'd understand and there is a reason there are so many people there. The boys were begging for the pool so we went, it's in the main building so you need to walk or drive over, but it's not that big a deal. The pool was big so plenty of room to splash and swim around, they do have a changing/bathroom area. It was nicer than most of the motel pools we swam at. The location can't be beat, it's the place is right by the entrance to the park and I believe Bryce Canyon is open 24 hours, so you can head up to see the stars. The next morning the breakfast was great, better than your typical continental and it's included with the room so the price just got better, esp. with kids. We would definitely head back.

"convenient to Bryce Canyon"

4
Chun-Wai C, San Diego, California 26/05/2019

The hotel is very close to the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. You can even take the shuttle bus right at the hotel to visit the national park without driving yourself. The room was quite comfortable. The breakfast buffet was fantastic.

"Good Hotel for Tour Groups"

3
Mary B, Bar Harbor, Maine 24/05/2019

The hotel is clearly setup for tour groups and it seemed like they did a good job funneling a lot of people through. There was lots of merchandise available, activities you can schedule and buffet style food which is mediocre. The accommodations were good but the experience was very impersonal.

"Outdated older hotel with a great breakfast."

3
MichiganMom36, Michigan, 24/05/2019

We checked in early to two rooms which were ready when we arrived. We received connecting rooms without having to ask. The lobby was cute and check in was quick and easy. The rooms are very outdated but clean. The pool was spotless and the hot tub was nice. We went to the connected restaurant for a late lunch. The connected gift shop was nice and also had a large selection of food for a late nice snack. The hotel is right near the entrance to Bryce Canyon so it was very convenient. We had the free breakfast buffet in the morning and it was great. Anything you wanted and it was in the restaurant so plenty of seating. Piillows were very lumpy and mattresses not so great.

"Excellent value for money and great food"

5
User 23/05/2019

Comfortable rooms with good facilities including free wifi, coffee maker, fridge. Use of indoor pool, spa and fitness room. Most impressive was the extensive and high quality buffet (and a la carte options) on offer in the restaurant in the evening. Really good value and difficult not to over-indulge! Breakfast included in price and again great range of options. Staff all very helpful and friendly. The only gripe I had is that they don't label the buffet foods very well. The various tempting ice cream toppings were unlabelled but contained allergens such as peanut butter. Proper labelling would cost nothing but could save a life. It has been pointed out to 3 members of staff so no excuses if a disaster occurs!

"Good vibes"

4
Vanitha108, Mumbai, India 22/05/2019

We stayed one night here, to wake up early to be at the Bryce Canyon for sunrise. It was neat and clean and with slight snow fall, looked like a winter wonderland. Just that it is like a motel and if you are given a room ok the upper floor, climbing the stairs with the luggage is a hastle. Very near to the canyon, so people won't mind the lack, of there is any. No breakfast was provided to us.

"Typical Best Wester with a bit more Western charm"

3
User 22/05/2019

There are not too many options in the area. Ruby's certainly had history and some western charm. Stayed only one night, somehow got a room right across from the indoor pool. While I was worried about noise from the pool it was really no issue. The issue was the paper thin walls. I did not get the sense the people over us were running around their room, but I could hear every step they took creak the floor loudly. Also, Ruby's has a lot of rooms with jetted tubs, be mindful that the jets in those tubs are noisy, every time the neighbor used their we could hear it quite loudly. Nonetheless the room was clean and did just fine. The restaurant on site, the Cowboy Steak room, was your typical American fare, large portions, nice servers. The breakfast buffet was average, do not lose that breakfast ticket they give you at check in b/c you will need to bring it to get your breakfast. Huge gift shop and general store, very well stocked right on site. Overall decent. If there were more choices in the area I might not stay there again, but you cannot beat the proximity to the park, literally a 5 min drive.

"Very Friendly Staff"

4
GeorjannR, Cave Creek, Arizona 16/05/2019

I walked in NOT having a reservation and was pleasantly surprised to still get a room. I was traveling for my birthday weekend with my 2 children. We had just hiked Angels Landing in Zion and my son wasn't feeling well. Check in was quick, Room was clean, staff very friendly and I was overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff in the restaurant. My son had to leave due to being ill and the waiter was so nice. He boxed his food up, and gave us a sprite and a ginger ale to take back to the room. He talked to my daughter while I took my son back to the room. I felt he went above and beyond. I am so sad I didn't get his name because he sure does deserved to be recognized. It was so nice to have a free breakfast in the morning. Food buffet was good and available till 9:30 am. Quick check out procedure too, so overall great experience and cant wait to come back. Thank you, I would love to come back again.

"Hotel has everything you need"

3
Isunwin, Los Angeles, California 16/05/2019

Unless you are camping/lodging inside the park, there just isn't much to choose from. This hotel has everything you need; shuttle to Bryce, indoor pool, jacuzzi, gym, restaurants, gift shops, grocery mart, entertainment. We arrived without reservation and were fortunate to get a room. They gave my husband a 10% discount for his military service which we appreciated. The hotel is just about a mile away from the entrance which makes it a convenient place to stay. All that said, the only reason I give it an average rating, is the decor is just not my cup of tea.

"Great Location"

5
User 15/05/2019

Great hotel with lots of amenities. So much to do in this one place. Room and bed we're great. Showers ran a little hot and cold. Food is very convenient and decent. Definitely recommend getting a box lunch for your day.

"No complaints no excitements"

5
Nataliya K, Odessa, Ukraine 15/05/2019

It is really not many choices in Bryce for staying. And this place is not a resort type. Usually guests spend time walking around watching fantastic beauty of Bryce Canyon. Our room was clean and comfortable with a lake view. Car was parked in front of the door.

"No Frills Place to Relax After a Day Adventuring"

4
tiffanyg45, Hebron, Kentucky 13/05/2019

The lobby is pretty. Our room was clean. The sheets were like sandpaper and the tub didn't drain. I told the young man at the desk about the tub when we checked out and he insincerely apologized, but otherwise ignored me. I didn't even want an apology. I just wanted it fixed for the next guest to check in to that room. All in all, it's a fine motel. The free breakfast was your standard low quality free breakfast fare. We would probably stay there again since there aren't many accommodation options in Bryce.

"Enjoyed our stay"

4
travelkatchi, Cincinnati, Ohio 10/05/2019

We enjoyed our stay at Ruby's inn over spring break in April. We stayed in lake view lodge on the ground floor. The room was clean and had been updated with a nice wide double vanity. The free breakfast buffet in the morning was excellent and great way to start the day before big hikes. Service was good. The complex is quite large, there is an indoor pool, a laundromat and gift shops to browse if you have bad weather and can't get outside. Nice to be close to the park. A little blah on the exterior but we feel it was a good value.

"No complaints!"

5
julie248, New York City, New York 09/05/2019

I was a little apprehensive about staying here given the middling reviews, but I personally had no real complaints about a two night stay here with my dog. First of all, they allow dogs, which is really great. Second, it's right outside the entrance to Bryce National Park, which is also great. And third, this is a huge hotel - a complex really - with lots of different lodge buildings and a huge main building that contains a pool, a restaurant, and a GIANT store that includes any kind of souvenir you might want, any item of clothing you wish you had brought, a post office, and a full grocery store inside, so it's super convenient to run into the hotel store and grab whatever you need. I will say - even though you get free breakfast vouchers for the restaurant each morning included with your stay - I found the breakfast buffet to be stressful and crowded (and this was not even in high season!). I opted to eat cereal in my room (yay mini fridge!) the next morning and enjoyed that a lot more. The room was great - spacious and had everything you needed. And if anything was out of place (like the missing "do not disturb" sign for my door handle, or the night a horsefly got into my room and was buzzing around) the hotel staff was super responsive and sent someone within minutes to fix any problems! The bed was comfortable, the AC/heat worked great, everything was clean, the shower was fine, and it was quiet. I was very pleased, overall, and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for letting my dog stay with me!!

"Average room for a high price."

3
Sightsee18485616221, Boston, Massachusetts 09/05/2019

The location is why the prices are high even though the accommodations are basic and average and the prices are high especially for meals. The housekeeping staff is very nice and do a good job. The restaurant staff not so much. The usual ac/heater noise at night.

"Looks can be deceiving.... "

2
mrmopo, Nottingham, United Kingdom 08/05/2019

A stunning place to visit, the hotel looks great. No issues booking in, however service is poor. Asked to use computer, I was informed down the hall, opened every door, went back two further times, escorted without conversation. Down the hall, through some doors up the stairs past the pool not quite tge same directions as advised. Poor service in food area, walls paper thin. Glad it was for one night... Shame...

"Terrible staying"

2
User 07/05/2019

It was only for one night but we could not sleep because of so many reason: the room was smelly, we could hear every footstep of other guests, the microwawe started making a terrible no-sense noise during the night and last but not least the air coinditioning was so loud that scared the hell out of us during the whole night. The breakfast was good but too many people waiting in line.

"Large, impersonal but comfortable"

3
MartinTafft, Oxford 03/05/2019

Arrived after a long and cold ride on motorbikes. Because of the scale of the place it seems a little impersonal. The architecture and general layout really isn't very attractively or sensitively done. Having checked in a fairly lengthy trudge was required to get to the externally located block to which we had been assigned (this language reflects the general impression). The facilities were pretty much up to standard but I guess that, for me, the place felt like a base camp for a trip to Bryce Canyon rather than a destination in its own right. The restaurant was excellent but is reviewed seperately.

"Couldn't enter the first room at all"

2
User 02/05/2019

Somehow the security lock was engaged, so we couldn't enter, even though our electronic key was working. We requested a different room so we didn't have to wait while the door was being repaired, and the person who helped us was not friendly nor apologetic. Instead she put us in a different room in which the bathtub was absolutely destroyed. It was old and peeling, and impossible to clean. We opted OUT of showering.

"The good location is not worth how awful this place is"

1
Scott29inSeattle, Seattle, Washington 01/05/2019

This is a fleabag motel that happens to be well located near a national park. That would be the only logical reason to put up with this awful place. It is noisy, rundown, and is operated by a rude staff who clearly don't need to be nice. The front desk staff were not able to deal with my complaint so I asked to speak to a manager. When I told her about my concerns with my room and informed her of the kind of review that I would have to write to give her an idea of the noise problems, she said she did not like my attitude and walked away. I'm not kidding, she walked away from me and left me standing at the front desk. The couple standing beside me could not believe what they had seen either and they told me so. With an effective lodging monopoly near a famous national park, the staff here don't have to be nice or treat anyone like a customer. If you can avoid this place, you should.

"Great service, loud showers "

4
Raretravelo, Woodstock, Georgia 01/05/2019

We had initially booked campground but due to snow we asked about changing to a room in hotel they quickly said yes and refund our camping money. Room was very nice. Hot tub was excellent on cold night. Only thing others showering early woke us up due to loud water pipes.

"Location, location, location"

5
User 01/05/2019

Location in town is close to entrance to Bryce Canyon. Lakeview Room is beautiful with view of little lake. Warning Eat dinner before rush of hotel guests and tour buses come in otherwise you'll have to eat down the road!!

"MOLDY FOOD AND BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!"

1
Bigdaddy318, Pennsylvania 26/04/2019

We were part of a Cosmos group tour that stayed 3/30/2019. The restaurant was packed with another tour group, so we decided to go into the General Store and take some food back to our room. We bought 4 pre-wrapped sandwiches, two for the evening and two for the morning. As they were wrapped in paper, we couldn't see the condition of the sandwiches we were buying. I put my cheese steak type small sub in the room's microwave and warmed it up. When I took it out, I looked inside the sandwich and thought, oh they put green peppers in it. About that time my wife yelled don't eat your sandwich. She came over to me with her cheese steak sandwich, which she showed to me and her bread was completely moldy. Here the peppers inside mine were not peppers. You guessed it, mine was moldy also. We didn't even bother to look at the breakfast sandwiches. We put everything back in the bag and headed back to the General Store. The girl at the front counter where we paid got on the phone to call her manager. The girl said she wasn't authorized to make refunds. She got hold of the manager to find out where she was, and then we were directed to the back of the store. We told the manager what the story was, and the manager had to look for herself to see if the bread was too moldy to eat!! She then refunded our money without even one apology. So just a warning, we would not recommend anyone buying their pre-packaged food, as you would have no idea how long it was laying back in their cooler. Then there was the Laundromat. As this was a long trip we needed to wash some of our clothes. Right away we saw that several of the washers were broken. After looking at the back row of machines, we found several that did turn on. But when it came time to dry our clothes, the first dryer we put money into did not turn on. We called customer service and it took half an hour for someone to show up. We would not stay here again, and would not recommend it.

"Old school in a good way"

5
dbaaronson, Asheville, North Carolina 25/04/2019

So this is really a whole complex of buildings. We stayed in the main building which has a large indoor pool as well as the restaurant and one of the larger general stores I've ever seen. It even has it's own liquor store inside. The room was spacious, the view was mostly of parking lot and other buildings but there were plenty of good views in Bryce. There's a certain amount of kitsch involved but this actually a long-standing park fixture and it all seems to go together.

"Great location and breakfast, accommodations didn't meet expectations"

3
User 25/04/2019

The good: Breakfast was fantastic. The bad: I have 6 people in my family, so when booking my reservation I chose this room because the hotel's website said it would sleep 6. Upon checking into my 2 queen bed room, I found that there was nowhere else besides the 2 queen beds for anyone else to sleep. My family travels frequently, so when I book a room that says it sleeps 6, I expect there to be a pull out couch or somewhere else to sleep besides the 2 beds. Nope, not in this case. I've never had this happen before. When taking my concern to the front desk I was simply told, "well that's the room you booked." I replied that I booked it because I was told it slept 6 people. Again I was just told that it was my fault because that's what I booked. I asked if they had bigger rooms, and they said "yes, but you booked the 2 queen room". I asked how they can advertise the room as sleeping 6 people with only 2 beds. I never would have stayed there had I known that. They offered cots at the price of $25 each, per night. Well, what else could we do? We forked over $75 extra for one cot, and put one kid in the bed with my husband and I, which made for a miserable couple of nights. Room could have been a little cleaner. There was popcorn and pieces of tortilla chips on the floor around the edges of the room when we checked in. Middle of the floor looked clean, but under tables and near the walls and corners should probably be vacuumed too.

"Odor in Room"

2
User 25/04/2019

Our room had a terrible odor and in order for the maintenance man to use the iodizer to try to eliminate the odors, we were told to leave the room for at least 45 minutes. When we returned, he met us there and asked it if was OK to use Febreeze spray to help get rid of the odor left by the iodizer. That did not help either. Whatever they used to clean the room prior to our arrival was extremely strong and left a terrible odor.

"Spring Break trip to 5 National Parks"

5
213dungd, Westminster, United States 23/04/2019

Nice hotel with great price and convenient location to visit Bryce Canyon and Escalante . Room was clean with awesome breakfast to start the day. Only 30 min from Canyonville which is a must see the Willis trail in Escalante.

"Noisy room"

3
User 18/04/2019

Noisy room, they called it a suite but it was just a room with a jacuzzi tub. We reserved 2 rooms and they gave us one room in the main building and the other at the farthest end of the property, 1/4th mile away

"Great place to stay!"

4
laf81, Scituate, Massachusetts 18/04/2019

Although our room was very dated, it was clean and roomy. We went to the main lodge for meals and the pool-very nice and newer than where we stayed. It would have been nice to have a proper dressing room near the pool, though. There was a business area that came in very handy for us for printing, etc. Loved the time of year we went, as it wasn't the least bit crowded!

"Was what I expected"

4
Lynne P, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 18/04/2019

Clean facility with decor that fit the area we were visiting. The service was good. The food in the restaurant was better for dinner than breakfast; not that either was bad, just basic restaurant food. I would go back and stay, lots of amenities we didn't get to use and liked the general store.

"Noisy surrounding"

4
Tony L, Coquitlam, Canada 18/04/2019

Room very clean Hydro massage tub looks old and many stains,don't dare to use it.! Tub drain partially plugged,have to stood in water to take shower.Advice to stay in top floor,1st floor was just too noisy.Very enjoyable breakfast

"Would not come back"

3
aroundtheworld008, Florida, USA 17/04/2019

Dingy room with musty smell. We had to change to another room but the smell was still the same. Carpet looks dirty and feel dirty. Bathroom was okay. Dinner at the restaurant was like a Golden Coral buffet type and expensive, not worth it. The only thing about this hotel was the location, closed to Bryce National park.

"Not much else here in March! Clean, quiet, adequate"

3
441paulad, Perrysburg, Ohio 09/04/2019

Our group of 35 Road Scholar (Elderhostel) participants stayed here overnight -- decent, clean, a bit worn around the edges, but fit the bill being right in Bryce. Because we were there in March, all the stuff across the street wasn't open, so can't say much else about location. Beds were okay, shower nothing to speak of, but water got hot so that's all I needed! Very meager toiletries, but I believe that's the Best Western way. Breakfast and dinner (both were buffets for our group) were both fine -- nothing to write home about, but good and hot and some variety. Some wings of the hotel are farther from the Trading Post/Restaurant than others -- we had to walk outside, but no big deal. Large selection of gift items but also no bargains.

"Nice hotel, good value"

5
AbbyPi, Rockville, Maryland 08/04/2019

No complaints here, the room was nice and clean and staff were friendly. The breakfast buffet was good and we had a nice dinner at the same restaurant. We were able to do laundry on site (after getting change from the front desk). Wifi worked well. Perfect location for visiting Bryce Canyon.

"old rooms"

3
Odyssey59396347592, Sandy, Utah 08/04/2019

The location of this hotel is great.... other than that, there is nothing good about this hotel. The rooms are old and ugly. Out room had a funny smell that never went away, even when we opened the window. There was a stain on one of the blankents on the bed. Our view was of the parking lot. The staff are not friendly, nor are they helpful.

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience. Your comments have been sent to our housekeeping manager. We will address this as soon as possible. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Decent hotel"

3
Canucksnowflake, Toronto, Canada 08/04/2019

Stayed at this hotel for one night and it was decent. The rooms are clean and in pretty good shape. The hotel has a great pool and fitness centre. The downside is that the beds are not that comfortable (you can feel the springs) and the rooms are not very sound proof. I was on the ground floor and there was a family with small children above me and it was very noisy. In order to be able to sleep I had to turn the room's fan on high to drown out the sounds upstairs, which made my room a bit chilly through the night. We had dinner here as well and found the food mediocre. The portion servings are ridiculously large so we each only ate about half of our food, and nobody loved their meal.

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience in our hotel. We will address these issues together as a team. Your comments have also been sent to the restaurant manager. We will change this. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Couldn't honor my reservation"

1
User 06/04/2019

I was placed in a two queen bed room when I reserved a king because they couldn't get keys to open the room I was to have originally. Disappointed to say the least. They called my alternate room an upgrade. It was poorly furnished, dirty, and the shower was either hot or cold, no in between.

"always an interesting stop"

2
stewsandiego, San Diego, California 02/04/2019

Older tourist hotel that keeps expanding facilities and services. Room clean, large and well maintained. Front dest staff attentive and responsive. Breakfast extensive and met wide variety of tastes. All in all a very good value.

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. We undergo remodels every winter season. Hopefully the next time you visit, you will have a more enjoyable time. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn!

"Great location, kid friendly, huge "

4
Coug1984, Tumwater, Washington 01/04/2019

Cannot imagine what this place is like in high season-must be a madhouse—it's so big. Our room was spacious and clean. I asked to be in main lodge-close to store and restaurant. There's an extra charge but they waived it. Store is amazing— so much to look at! Groceries, souvenirs, books, fishing gear, artworks, jewelry, it goes on and on. Pool is great for kids. Buffet was inefficient, crowded, poor service, but good choices for kids and nice and noisy. Very close to park entrance. I would try the other best western, but if I had little kids with me, definitely this is the place. It was fine for one night.

"Decent Hotel, Poor Customer Service"

2
ctheworldpastor, South Bend, Indiana 01/04/2019

We spent one night at Ruby's Inn. The hotel is convenient with many amenities for a stay at Bryce Canyon National Park, and I would highly recommend this or another hotel right at the park entrance for the shuttle access in the summertime. I have four personal criteria for a good hotel stay: cleanliness, bed comfort, towel quality, and responsiveness to guests. I can overlook a little peeling paint on an older hotel and scale all of these for value, understanding you get what you pay for. Cleanliness was excellent. The room and bathroom were very clean. The towels were coarse. The beds were comfortable enough for the price point. Unfortunately, customer service made an average stay less than good. At the store, we bought a grocery item which showed up $2 more than marked on the shelves. The young woman told us that the grocery store wasn't owned by them and their prices were wrong all the time. No offer to check. No offer to give us the listed price. She just asked if we still wanted the item. (Side note: We did. We were hungry for something sweet.) Our AC/heat unit wasn't functioning correctly, and/or the heat rising from the room below was stifling. We cooked all night despite below freezing temperatures outside. I understand that things break and the hotel isn't responsible for the heat level of a room below. That said, when checking out we weren't asked how our stay was, just whether we wanted to check out. When I shared that we slept little because of the discomfort, the gentleman at the counter wrote the number on a small scribbled list of other room numbers and said nothing. Great customer service would have been asking if they could make it right. Good customer service would have been apologizing. He left me even wondering if the list would be addressed. He didn't write down the problem with the room. The hotel has a lot to offer but we weren't left with trust that they are intent on making a great experience for the customer.

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. We will address these issues that you mentioned with our team and get them fixed. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Excellent location for Bryce in winter"

4
GraemeQuelch, Perth, Australia 31/03/2019

Stayed overnight in winter, weather was perfect and canyon was dusted with snow and beautiful. Hotel was clean and facilities were good, including the buffet restaurant. Nowhere close to the canyon and good to stay.

"Very nice hotel"

4
IwonK-ska, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 30/03/2019

Overal, the hotel was nice, conveniently located. Everything was on site, restaurant, grocery and gift store, pool. My only surprise was when we arrived, that our room was in the separate lodge from the main hotel. It should be stated more clearly when you book the room. It was cold during our stay and we had to walk outside after using the pool.

"Hotel that has everything"

4
Tami A, Burnsville, Minnesota 27/03/2019

The BW was really neat. It had a great restruant and general store/gift shop attached to the main hotel. Rooms are a little dated but clean and comfortable. Heads up.... there are multipal buildings with in the hotel that are detached. Everything is located in the main hotel. I was not made aware of this and the building I booked was being renovated. No big deal except the room type messed us up. Easy check in and check out. Kinda like a rustic great wolf lodge. The hot breakfast buffet was included and really good.

"Weekend in Bryce Canyon National Park"

4
User 26/03/2019

Hotel was great with clean rooms. There is an indoor pool for the kids. There is a great gift shop, a small "grocery store" and even a post office within the hotel. The food in the restaurant was very good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It was a very good experience.

"Would stay here again"

4
canyonpeople, Idaho Falls, Idaho 26/03/2019

We enjoyed staying at this hotel. The rooms were nice, the breakfast was good, the location convenient, and the price right (used hotwire). My daughter loved the pool. We had a few issues. No conditioner on night one, teenage daughter was beside herself. lightbulb went out, they never came to replace it but that was ok, my husband just took one from the lamp. The doors didn't close easily, which was the biggest problem because the cleaning person left the door ajar while we were gone for the day. We'd stay here again.

"Snowy Bryce Canyon/Ruby's Inn"

5
Nomad66099435986, Roy, Utah 25/03/2019

What great timing for visiting Bryce Canyon National Park and for lodging @ Ruby's Inn. I had great hiking and photo opportunities in the Park. Delightful Staff @ Ruby's Inn, very courteous and helpful to me. I loved shopping in the gift Shop's and the well stocked Grocery/Camping supply area.

"nice place"

4
User 25/03/2019

nice place, clean room and quiet good breakfast and buffet for the dinner staff very kind and helpfull honnest staff (they found my lost tablet and ship it back to home) 15 minutes to Bryce Canyon National Park 1h to Escalante Canyon

"Fantastic place"

5
michaelhT8010MC, Barcelona, Spain 22/03/2019

I love Ruby's inn at Bryce Canyon city just a short drive from the canyon national park.The best buffet restaurant you could want and amazing breakfast.Its got super huge comfortable clean rooms great pool and spa hot tub.Wonderful value for your dollar.

"Everything you need under one roof"

5
KBD87, Arkansas 20/03/2019

We stayed at Ruby's 3 nights while visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. Ruby's was originally built in 1916 range but this version was built in the 80s. When you walk in there is a nice lobby and check in was fast and efficient. We were in the main lodge, there are several buildings. In the main lodge there is a heated indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center as well as a top notch general store with gifts as well as groceries. There are several desks manned for activities in the area. The hotel is just a mile or two at the most from the gates to Bryce and the visitor center. There is a full service restaurant and our reservation came with buffet breakfast every morning. There is also an art gallery and even an old west photo studio to dress up and get old time photos. It is an older property but our rooms were comfortable and clean. The walls are a little thin so ask for rooms in the back if available. All in all, if you want a one stop stress free place to stay I think Ruby's will fit the bill.

"Old style"

5
Bob W, Spokane, Washington 18/03/2019

This is a very old location. Be sure to read the history! Don't be mislead....this is a very modern location. Great indoor pool and hot tub, even in the -2 degree temps we had outside. Large rooms. Great food too.

"Broken door, uncomfortable bed, not compliant to room requests"

2
User 18/03/2019

We thought our reservation was for a king room but they put us in a double queen. When we asked to switch they said they were booked (even though it was a monday night). Beds were very uncomfortable and the lock on the door didn't work. We also had to slam the door in order to get it to shut. Not satisfied with our stay. Wouldn't stay again.

"Trip to Bryce Canyon"

5
Road54059962614, Glendale, Arizona 18/03/2019

This hotel is clean, comfortable, and just a nice place to stay as you are heading in or out of Bryce Canyon. They have a nice restaurant and a nice sized gift shop. Their continental breakfast is anything but continental. It was fantastic! Enough selection to fill you up and get you ready to power through your morning!

"Accommodation Bryce Canyon"

4
Travelgirl0123, Queensland, Australia 14/03/2019

Simple comfortable rooms within the park. Warm despite cool weather outside. Heated pool and spa. Restaurants, large gift shop, post office and activities as part of complex. Friendly staff. Visiting the Canyon worth a stay

"Awesome stay"

1
User 13/03/2019

The Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn located in Bryce Utah was one of the best stays I have had in a very long time. The people who worked there were great in all fields of the Inn from the front desk to the restaurant. They went out of their way to ensure you had a great stay.

"A Trip Back in Time"

4
mob3172012, Sandusky, Ohio 10/03/2019

An old fashioned western hotel but a HUGE complex. In the winter, Ruby's seems to have the entire Bryce market. Huge attached store, buffet restaurant, and many separate buildings to hold all the guests. Our room was in the Antelope Building. The room was nice and clean and comfortable, but the temperature control was difficult to manage. We like to sleep in a cool room and it never seemed to drop below 75 degrees. Comfy beds and adequate breakfast buffet with a long line.

"it's fine, nothing great, nor awful"

3
User 07/03/2019

Clean rooms. Dated, but functional nonetheless. There was a fridge in the room. On this occasion, the hotel and surrounding areas had power outage for 2 to 3 hours. While I don't blame the hotel for this outage, they offered no compensation or apology for this. As I didn't get to use the amenities of the hotel during this period, I found this a little annoying. Great location for Bryce Canyon

"Ruby's Inn is a Hidden Gem"

5
Traveler16102926189, West Jordan, Utah 24/02/2019

This is our Second visit to Ruby's Inn in four months. Both times we were impressed by: the close proximity to Bryce Canyon, the activities/amenities that are available and the friendliness of the staff. This was the first time we visited for the Winterfest. With so many activites available, we were able to please everyone in our party. We were able to go Ice skating, Cross Country Skiing, Shoeshoeing and try our had at archery. We loved the breakfast/dining options available. A new family tradition.

"The perfect spot for a winter visit to Bryce Canyon!"

5
kirstenpajka, Boston, Massachusetts 21/02/2019

We loved it here so much! Our room was very clean and spacious with comfy beds and nicely updated furniture. The decor was great for this setting. I loved the vintage pictures of Bryce Canyon. The entire resort had a great western feel, which makes for a fun vacation! The location could not be better! We were a 5-10 minute drive into Bryce, which was good because it was super cold while we were there so it was good to spend time at the park then go back to Ruby's to warm up before heading back out later. We rented nordic skis one afternoon from Ruby's winter rentals center across the street from the hotel and enjoyed exploring their groomed trails. We ate at the restaurant for times and it always hit the spot! It may not be fancy gourmet food, but that's not what we were looking for before/after a day in the snow! The breakfast buffet was extensive and tasty, the lunch buffet had lots of options, and the dinner menu was very satisfying. The staff was always kind and friendly. We also enjoyed exploring the HUGE general store, which includes souvenirs, Native American crafts, clothing, and groceries. Ruby's was awesome, and we hope to return someday!

"Winter Getaway"

5
User 20/02/2019

Bryce Canyon is one of the Natural Wonders in Utah. What most people don't know is how beautiful it is in the Winter. We have gone every winter for over 20 years. Ruby's is a family favorite with indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, ice skating, cross country ski & snow shoe rental. All these activities keep us busy and smiling all weekend. The park is a 5 minute drive where you can easily walk to overlooks or take up to 8 mile hikes through the canyon. You can also be at the edge of the canyon and beautiful red rock formations called Hoodoos with less than a mile walk from the Hotel. itself

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Bill. We are always delighted to hear from loyal customers. Thank you for choosing us on each of your winter adventures. Winter is our favorite time of year around here. I hope we can continue to serve you in the future. Please tell your friends about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Beautiful and cozy, next to Bryce Canyon National Park"

5
snowarch, Las Vegas, Nevada 19/02/2019

We try to go to Ruby's Inn at least once a year. This property is fantastic, from the moment you walk through the front doors, you see this magical fireplace, which is just massive. The check in area has 30ft. ceilings with an amazing cabin feel to it. The front desk agents (Gale) are very nice. They go out of their way to make you feel like a king. The atmosphere is very family friendly. if you are tired from a long day, Ruby's has a terrific Jacuzzi & pool to relax. Ruby's Inn is right on the door-step to Bryce Canyon National Park, it's perfect. For families going to Bryce canyon National park, Ruby's is the perfect place to stay. Ruby's has an excellent breakfast included in the price of the hotel. You will not feel hungry, when you finish breakfast. The room are perfect, clean, large, everything you need. They have Wi-Fi, store in case you might of forgot something, this place is perfect, and you will enjoy the accommodations. Great job to the staff of Ruby's Inn. The only problem is we won't be able to get back to Ruby's Inn until next year.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your excellent review. I want to share this with our staff members. They will be delighted to hear their hard work is paying off. Thank you for being a loyal customer. Tell your friends about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Horrible, lumpy bed with springs pressing into your back"

2
brian_c_pg, utah 19/02/2019

Unfortunately this hotel would deserve a 5, except one problem. The bed was awful. When we laid down we could feel the individual coils/springs pressing into us. Maybe it was just that room. But this hotel seems to have lost track of the most important thing - provide a comfortable mattress that is in good repair. Otherwise the hotel is charming. The free breakfast is probably the very best free breakfast I've ever had. The history of the hotel, the cleanliness, the location, etc. is all top notch. None of that matters much though when the bed is so bad you can't get a good nights sleep.

"4.5 star for the area 2.5 star elsewhere"

4
new22003, Kuching 17/02/2019

I struggled with this review. I am not someone who gives a 5 star if I had a decent experience or a 1 star if 1 thing goes wrong. This hotel is not spectacular in and of itself. But it does offer a spectacular location and a huge number of amenities and services. It is not for people looking for isolated peace and quiet. I will sat that there is no better location to stay near Bryce canyon "IF" you like socializing, activities not related purely to nature, and shopping. This hotel is basically a mini-city. It offers a gift shop, hiking shop, clothing, a grocery store, an indoor pool, a restaurant, a cafe, fuel, and is across the street from even more types of shops (ice cream, etc). For us we could spend the day in isolated nature, come back to the hotel and socialize, shop, and do other activities. We stayed during their "Winter Fest" and were glad we did. Other hotels in the area are closed or virtual ghost towns. Some people may like the peace and tranquility of an empty hotel, we do not. Ruby's was the center of activity. It was filled with an international crowd and people of all ages. We met people from Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, China, Czech Republic and more. During Winter Fest they had activities like snowshoeing, cross country ski, nature talks, kayaking in their pool, and dozens more. Now on to the hotel itself. Location: Perfect. It is the closest hotel to Bryce Canyon, 1.3 miles straight down the road. Lobby: A pretty good looking lobby. Lots of logs, natural wood, wildlife, and more. It feels like you want it to feel. Rustic but nice. The hotel was BUSY when we were there (Mid February) but they had 5 check-in agents at the desk and we had our room in 10 minutes. 3.5 stars Service: The hotel was busy. The employees were efficient but not super friendly. Restaurant wait staff was adequate but not spectacular. Again it was very busy so perhaps at other times they are warmer. There was an amazing woman working in the gift shop who had the warmest smile and demeanor (young, pulled back black hair). Room: They offer a variety of room types I think. The hotel looks like it had expanded greatly over the years. We had what looks like a motel style room, but it was very nice. All fixtures were newer and clean. No dents, stains, or damage anywhere to be seen. It had a hot water machine, refrigerator, and microwave. They also provided an unusually large number of towels. Room was very clean. A very nice 2.5 stars. Amenities: This hotel offers EVERYTHING, literally. I was impressed they had a grocery section with fresh veggies, and all supplies. It was really fully stocked from basic cooking ingredients to pet food, to pre-made and frozen meals. They also have microwaves for people to heat up these meals in the store. They also have an outdoor section with name brand clothing like North Face, plus hiking shoes, outdoor knives and gear, etc. It was all quality name brand gear, not some cheap junk. The gift shop did offer a lot of cheap trinkets to buy like magnets and postcard though. The hotel offers a nice sized indoor heated pool, but it was very busy when we were there. They have an entire building dedicated to a self service coin laundry so one could easily wash their clothes when there. They also have a business center with computers and printers as well as a decent fitness center. The hotel is also the center of many activities. If you can do it in the Bryce Canyon area, Ruby's seems to offer an option. They Bryce Canyon shuttle bus also stops at ruby's and will take you into the park itself. Food: This is the one are we felt let down. The main restaurant was not great. The food was generally mass produced. At breakfast you were given a buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, and french toast. The hash browns were pre-made frozen ones in the shape of sticks and the sausage also seemed pre-cooked. It just seemed to lack selection. It was basic but filling so it can be forgiven. Dinner was a bigger disappointment. Not much spice or seasoning on anything other than salt and pepper. It was $22.49 per person and everything was of the same note, meat & potatoes. Fried and salty. The one exception was a decent fried noodle. It was ok food but seemed pricey for what you got. My wife ordered off the menu and got the Trout which was actually pretty good, but it was $21 and only came with 1 side dish. They need to add an additional side dish to their a la carte menu and add some Mexican and/or Asian dishes on to the buffet (something with some spice/flavor). Barring that prices need to be lowered a bit. TLDR If you want to enjoy Bryce Canyon when you want but like to socialize and do a variety of activities and shopping there is no better place to stay at Bryce Canyon. If you want to commune with nature the entire time this isn't the place for you.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your awesome review. Thank you for mentioning all of our amenities we offer. We try to have things for our guests to do since we are in a secluded area. I apologize that we didn't exceed your expectations. We can use this review to create a better experience for our guests. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Good situation, So clean, So kindness"

5
User 15/02/2019

We were visit there for just only sleep a night, because the time was so late. So I thought we just need to stay one night, but the room was so clean and clerk was very friendly. And then we made a reservation one more night.

"Bad place to stay if your an American"

1
ReginaW600, Dolores, Colorado, United States 14/02/2019

Not a clean hotel to stay at. Toilet paper was in the toilet so apparently it had not been cleaned. The floor was wet. And 90% of the staff did not speak English. Come on you live in the US speak english

"Quilt Retreat at Ruby's"

5
Guide45364856902, La Verkin, Utah 10/02/2019

What a great time I had at Ruby's. Arrived during a snowstorm. Staff worked very hard keeping sidewalks and parking lot clear of snow and ice. One negative comment would be bathroom was freezing. Staff was very friendly

"We had a great stay at the Pioneer Lodge!"

5
User 07/02/2019

My husband and I had planned kn staying 2 nights at Ruby's best Western but were so pleased with the hotel we stayed an extra night. The rooms were very nice, plenty of space and comfortable beds. Great location, close to Bryce Canyon. We both really appreciated the complimentary breakfast buffet. Hope to come back again!

"This is a beautiful and nicely run hotel."

5
GoPlaces08890978353, Escalante, Utah 27/01/2019

I have stayed at this Best Western many times. It is clean and classy with an onsite restaurant, gift shop, and convenience store. The swimming pool is fantastic as well as the exercise room. I love coming here for the ambiance which is very laid back and relaxing.

"Comfort/Clean"

4
Amy M, Columbus, Ohio 27/01/2019

Happy with our stay. Mid point of vaca visiting national parks - so we were wanting convenience. Easy check in, clean comfortable room, and didn't have to drive anywhere for dinner. Very convenient as we had dinner at the main lodge, stop at the store for food for lunch for next day(also needed hat/gloves), and back to the room for early night/early rise.

"Feel the West"

5
User 24/01/2019

Ruby's is a great place to experience the feel of the old west. Great staff and nice rooms make you feel right at home. Food is great and there are plenty of things to do without ever having to leave your hotel.

"Motel, not hotel"

1
Icarus87, Newton, Iowa 22/01/2019

Our room was a good 5 minute walk from the lobby. The staff were not welcoming at all. The shower made creaking sounds every step I took. Exterior was not well lit at night. This hotel is close to Bryce canyon, but I would rather stay further away at another hotel.

"Pretty area"

4
User 15/01/2019

The indoor pool was fantastic! It wasn't overwhelming with a bleach smell. The hot tub however needed to be cleaned. They don't keep the towels by or in the pool area...you have to go out and around the corner.

"GREAT MOTEL"

5
jamesbA5721ZR, Sandy, United States 15/01/2019

Although it is touristy Rub's Inn is a great place to stay. There is no free breakfast but the food is good and filling, the rooms are clean and there are a lot of areas to explore. It is an easy place to get aroung without having to use a vehicle.

"A regular one night hotel."

3
sucubi, Morelia, Mexico 15/01/2019

This is good for one night hotel. Very basic stuff. Is useful if you have a Tesla for charge. They charge $15 for plug in your car. I recommend to have and early start, so you will skip the line for breakfast.

"$25 deposit required in addition to room fees"

4
MariSol2550, Glendale, California 15/01/2019

As previous reviewer stated, it wasn't easy to find our room. The receptionist wasn't friendly at all. This is the only hotel required us $25 deposit among other hotels we stayed in addition to the room fee. The deposit was refunded after few days. The room was tidy, however, one of the bathroom faucets was full of water deposits and the toilet seat and bowl were dirty. I always carry disinfectant wipes with me when I travel so I cleaned them before using. Early next morning, before going to the sunrise point at the park, I noticed the toilet tank was not filling water. I called the desk to report the problem and the repair crew came right away. They provide pretty good breakfast.

"Good for a one night stay"

5
jbv91, San Jose, California 12/01/2019

Decorative lobby upon arrive. Staff was nice and check in process was easy. Room was typical. It was hard to find our room since there were so many room sections. After driving around two times, we found our room. You get breakfast vouchers for the number of people you checked into the room. Location was close to the park entrance.

"Beautiful park"

3
marys454lisbonwi, Lisbon, Wi 10/01/2019

Stayed at Ruby Inn in Bryce Canyon City. Very large complex with large number of lodging rooms and friendly staff. The room was clean and comfortable except for the bathroom. Took a shower and when I stepped into the tub it felt like waking on a waterbed. The bottom of the tub was undulating. I discovered what the problem was. The tub surround was separated from the tub and water from the shower was flowing down under the tub giving the strange sensation of walking on a waterbed. Bathroom area in serious need of major update.

"One mile from Bryce Canyon"

4
denisecY6021YM, Palmer, Pennsylvania 09/01/2019

We spent one night here on the way to SFO. We requested drive up access due to pets. The room was spacious and comfortable. We didn't realize renovations were being done to pool and gym area locker room, so had to change for tub in upstairs bathroom, as our room was in one of many other buildings. Plenty of towels available. This is their off season so a good time for renovation. Ruby's Inn very good for buffet breakfast. Got up early for sunrise at the Canyon only 20% open due to govt shutdown but SO worth it. Express check out. A very busy place, even in the winter. Can't imagine in the summer!

"Great place!"

4
littlenursesam, Baarn, The Netherlands 07/01/2019

We spend 3 nights in de best western hotel and had a dinner at Ruby's restaurant. The hotel was the best! Good place, verry close by bryce canyon park. Great breakfast, cold and hot. The Jacuzzi is Nice after a day hicking in Bryce. The bed is Nice and it's all verry clean. The food at Ruby's restaurant was verry good. We had a medium steak and a half chicken. We made our OWN salade and the local beer is good.

"Very good quality and complete offer"

4
Flovalais, Sion, Switzerland 07/01/2019

Even though this huge hotel make it sometimes busy during rush hours at breakfast and dinner, the room quality, the amenities (heated pool, spa, gift and grocery shop) make the stay very pleasant. Very good location too. Only is the quality of the buffet dinner disappointing.

"Unique experince"

4
RAMCPALM4, East Peoria, Illinois 06/01/2019

Our overall experience at Ruby's was a good one. Great proximity to Bryce Canyon. The Ruby's organization runs everything in town, including the post office. We took advantage of the 24 hr laundromat. For the money, it is a good value. Rooms are a little dated, but clean. Breakfast buffet(included in room rate) was generous, but dining room staff either needs more help or more training. Be prepared to serve yourself.

"Location is the only thing going for Ruby's Inn"

1
M1407CTrebeccar, Lufkin, Texas 03/01/2019

Location is great and the cashiers at the gift shop are helpful, but the rooms were dirty and outdated, the beds uncomfortable, and the customer service was atrocious. The place was a madhouse and in desperate need of better management. Avoid!

"New Year's Eve Celebration!"

5
rustynr2017, Richfield, United States 02/01/2019

My family has been traveling to Bryce Canyon and staying at Ruby's Inn for New Year's Eve for the last 5+ years. The resort has figured out how to create a family friendly celebration that my kids and I have come to absolutely love. We stayed at Ruby's Inn and filled our 3-day vacation with swimming, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and a New Year's Eve Celebration unlike anything available in this area. The resort is equipped with an oversized pool and spa area which accommodates a large number of guests who choose to stay inside. However, for those who are willing to enjoy the elements the property contains a large ice skating rink and cross-country skiing right from the hotel. The prices for these extra curricular activities are extremely affordable and thus my family enjoyed these experiences each day. The breakfast buffet was an enjoyable event each morning with a wide variety of hot and cold menu items to appeal to everyone in our party. And being that it is included with the stay it was a welcomed family experience each day. The rooms in the main lodge where we stayed are oversized and provided plenty of room for all of our luggage and gear to enjoy our weekend. In addition, the pool, restaurant, and general store are accessed all under one roof and without need to venture outside during this cold spell. Our family enjoys lounging outside the pool in the commons area playing games and enjoying the atmosphere. All in all Ruby's Inn provides an unbelievable experience for a very affordable price.

"Winter storm complicated our trip"

5
dspeters5, Chicago, Illinois 31/12/2018

The customer service team at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, was so understanding upon our trip and challenges. A winter storm prevented us from getting to this awesome destination in Utah. Their team was tremendously accommodating. We will be returning to Bryce Canyon and Best Western Plus Rubys Inn in the future. Thank you so much.

"Great place to stay with good people looking after you. However crazy hotel door handles."

4
User 31/12/2018

This hotel was one of the best hotels on my trip to the US in October. The hotel has everything you need and with its wide range of facilities including a great laundry, shops close by and great breakfast and the staff well they where just great. The only thing I didn't understand was why Best Western had decided to put door handles used for hotel rooms that are inside a building on hotel room doors that are on an outside balcony. It was crazy as the hotel staff had to come out to me 3 times as I could not get in to the room and it was snowing. The second time it happened they had to take my room window out so I could get in to the room and so they could try to fix the door. Apparently when the temperature goes down the cold gets to the mechanism in the door which stops the code on your room card being recognised. This means it cannot read the card which in turn means staff have to come out fix it and then give you a new card. Which is crazy for a visitor and also crazy for the staff and business. Why do they not change the door handles to one's designed to work outside in all weathers.

"Best sleep of our trip"

5
User 31/12/2018

We stayed here as part of a round trip with an organization. From all the hotels we stayed in I think this was the best nights sleep I've had! Beautiful room, with a good bathroom as well. Very close to the park with the shuttle you're out in no time. We enjoyed the buffet restaurant which was delicious as well!

"If you don't need to sleep or shower, this place is alright"

1
User 23/12/2018

This was the worst place I've ever stayed. The room smelled something terrible when we first walked in. The beds and bedding were scratchy like sand paper and not comfortable in the least. When I went to take a shower the lukewarm water stopped trickling out completely after 5 minutes. When I finally got it working again it was freezing cold. There are a few things a hotel must get right and this one failed at the basic necessities. Coming from Zion where the hotels were lovely and model experiences that all hotels should strive to, it was a complete let down to come to Best Western and have such a terrible experience for the same price as Zion nonetheless!

"Great Facilities"

3
Sean B, Los Angeles, California 18/12/2018

Large property, clean rooms, pretty busy all the time. I would recommend getting to breakfast or dinner early otherwise there is a long line. Good shops, nice warm lobby with fireplace and a very cosy feel for a large property. Location is great, only a few miles from Bryce Canyon NP. If you go in the winter try and park your car out of the shade as the frosty mornings you will have to de-ice the car if you leave it in the shade.

"The impressive Bryce Canyon"

5
User 17/12/2018

This motel is very close to the Bryce Canyon. A 10 min drive. It saves our time, especially if you wont to visit the canyon at down. There is free large parking space. The motel`s lobby is decorated with horns of elk and deer, stylized to the wild west, with many wooden beams, and a stone fireplace. The staff of the motel was very happy to serve us and send them to the room, although there were a lot of visitors and even a small turn. The room was spacious and comfortable. There were a microwave, a coffee mashine with coffee, refrigerator, a hairdryer. Wi-Fi works well. Also there were a big-size comfortable beds with a quality mattresses and warm blankets – it is very important for travelers who are tired after a long driving and are take off after a long walk in the canyon. There is a large store with souvenirs, cowboy clothes, indian things, knives, belts, hats and many photos that tell us about this region`s history, about the motel. This is a place with its own history and atmosphere.

"Average place but that's not why you're here !"

4
BobBowowski, Salt Lake City, Utah 15/12/2018

the food is very average and the rooms are really tired but this is all about location. The entrance to the NP is literally down the road, the lobby does have some comfortable lounges by a warm fire which in December is awesome. So I stayed here for uber easy access to the Bryce Canyon trails and lookouts and apart from staying actually at the Bryce Lodge this is easily the best place. If you care hugely about high quality rooms, decor and gourmet food then this is not the place for you but completely adequate for a couple of days.

"Avoid"

1
TomH599, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 11/12/2018

Our experience at this hotel was pretty lousy. Check-in went okay, we where put in a pretty dated room, but okay. There was some maintenance going on but we really enjoyed our visit to the canyon and a very good steak in the restaurant afterwards. It all went downhill from there. The next day we had breakfast at some clinical conference room and after a long day of hiking, found the restaurant closed. We could go to the same conference room for a soup and salad buffet. The staff was quite blunt, saying another restaurant was “only” 25 minutes drive away. No notice ahead, no apologies, just take it or leave it. Absolutely terrible. I'd advise everybody going to Bryce to just take half a day for visiting, which is more than enough and steer clear of this commercial-monopoly-hotel.

"Very old and lots of upstairs footsteps."

3
KcirtapNosnibor, Boise, Idaho 06/12/2018

We were sorry we booked a ground floor room at this place. The first night was not a big deal,but the last night we had very little sleep. Due only to the loud person walking around the room. Who ever it was they had no regard to how loudly they stomped around the room.Well it sounded as if they were stomping! Some folks are just unconscious to others around them. It was only one person above our room.The first night it was a couple,and they were aware of their foot steps. They were obviously trying not to walk loudly. The heater/Ac is very loud in some rooms.Large gap in entrance door frame let cold air into room. The hotel is very old and it is very hard to take that old smell out of a room that has had ten thousand people in it since 1904.High dusting not done very often.I am tall enough to see dust buildup on top of dresser/TV/ stand . It is a historic building and not a bad hotel but the rooms above should have signage asking people to be soft walking....yeah right! Like how many people would respect that notion?

"Great place to stay."

4
RDOff2go, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 05/12/2018

Actually stayed there last October 2017 (sorry just slow to review this). The stay went well. The room was clean. No issues. Close to the park. Not a bad value. We had a great breakfast at the restaurant. Would stay again!

"Great Access and Food"

5
Bobhermann, San francisco 04/12/2018

Enjoyed our stay at this Best Western which had not only amenities such as a restaurant, wine, general store, but also a laundry facility. The biggest benefits were the ease of access to Bryce Canyon, Highway 12 to the Great Staircase of Escalente and a gas station nearby. All of this plus the comfort of the room. Would highly recommend this place and to reserve your rooms in advance of your trip as this made the travel so much easier for us.

"Beautiful Location! Great Stay!"

5
User 03/12/2018

We loved Ruby's Inn. the rooms were clean and updated. Pool area was nice and even though we didn't use the fitness area it looked very nice as well. The food was good. Despite a check in lady who was having a crabby day, the rest of the staff was nice and accommodating. We'd definitely stay here again.

"Try somewhere else"

1
LiciaW, Halifax, United Kingdom 30/11/2018

We booked in here to be close to the National Park. Check in was slow and the staff seemed as though they were just going through the motions. The lobby and reception are very nicely themed. Some rooms are located within the main lodge, the others are situated in blocks located in the vast grounds. When we got into our room we were extremely disappointed. The room smelled of bleach (goodness knows what they had tried to remove with that). Everything about the room was shabby. We returned to reception to raise our concerns. There was no problem, they quickly allocated us a room with a view of the lake (as opposed to the side of the diner). Even this room could have been better for the price. The onsite diner was poor, and the gift shop extensive but very expensive. The whole area seems like "Ruby's town" with the same company owning just about everything in sight - a real tourist trap. We were only staying one night, so all the moving around ate into our time.

"Noisy and tired"

3
User 28/11/2018

Don't expect a good nights sleep here. There are noisy ice making machines that operate 24/7 plus you can hear the other guests on the stairs and in the rooms above you. Add to that the doors slamming all through the night and it is not a restful place. The rooms are very tired and dated but clean. There is a nice pool. We had the evening buffet which was surprisingly good. I would not return to this hotel.

"Great Location! Great Price!"

4
User 27/11/2018

Great price in a great location. Nice exterior appearance. Interior could use some upgrading but stay was comfortable. The breakfast buffet is not exactly the best but it is enough to satisify and tthe atompshere was nice with a cabin like style. A bit too many poeple in the buffet area. But overall, for a place to stay next to Bryace Canyon, this is a great location.

"I love it!"

5
User 26/11/2018

Location _ It just locates on Main Street of Bryce Canyon National Park and it is so easy to access all viewpoints. Convenience _ Everything you need is onsite (gas station, auto service, restaurants, laundry, grocery and gift shop, shuttle service horseback riding and ATV rentals) Hotel decoration _ History of Ruby's Inn can be seen from pictures hanging on hotel walls and Old Byrce Town with cowboy theme.

"Yes there's a reason why it's big"

4
459bille, Manorville, New York 25/11/2018

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and comfortable. Great location with a gas station across the street, a restaurant on premises and a grocery store on site(a little pricey but convenient). Bryce NP just down the road. I will definitely stay here again.

"Bryce Canyon Trip Nov 2018"

5
E6707KXanthonyh, Norwalk, California 22/11/2018

You can not find another hotel with a better location if you are visiting Bryce Canyon. Ample sized room for two queen beds. Good quality beds provided. Excellent breakfast and restaurant service to guests. Would. Definitely stay here again if we go back for another visit.

"Charm, Location, Good Food/Value"

5
211hankh, Virginia 21/11/2018

Came, like most, to visit Bryce Canyon NP, which was the third of four I visited over two weeks. This NP and this hotel were my favorite! Location (5 min drive from the NP) and historical charm/western ambience are it's primary benefits, but their restaurant (breakfast buffet included) is also great. For an in-week, off-season stay, the cost was also quite reasonable. Room was spacious, well appointed, clean, and comfortable. All you need for a great visit to Bryce Canyon NP is right here.

"Perfect place to stay while visiting Bryce Canyon"

4
Nathnp, Paris, France 20/11/2018

Nice looking hotel, very nice staff, located 5 minutes away from Bryce Canyon entrance it is super convenient to visit the park. The restaurant is good, there is a large grocery and souvenirs store perfect where you can find all you need for your stay and to take home. Overall very good value for the price.

"Way more than expected!"

5
prplbeedoo, Haarlem, The Netherlands 17/11/2018

Ruby's Inn--more like Complex; they have several buildings, and that's just on ONE side of the road!--is one of the nicest places I've ever stayed... and I do tend to go cheap when it comes to vacation hotels. Ruby's wowed us with its beauty and convenience of absolutely everything you could want on a trip to Bryce Canyon. We got the Winter Warmer special with a lakeview cabin, and BOY, did we get our money's worth! Buffet price seems a little steep, but it is a HUGE and very good buffet. Breakfast vouchers got us into the breakfast buffet as well, which was about as extensive. Horseback riding schedules and availability were a little weird; not as advertised online, but we found a short ride to go on (Good thing we didnt' take the long one; my knees were killing me after an hour and a half!). Had a little issue with the billing--things reverting to the regular price when a donation was declined--but the staff were helpful in figuring out what went wrong and fixing it. Really a great place; met all our needs and then some! I would have liked to have tried out the spa, but didn't bring a swimsuit and didn't find out the general store carried them until our last morning... my loss! Maybe next time!

"Huge hotel complex"

4
DPfromColorado, Boulder, Colorado 16/11/2018

There are enough different buildings here that you have to have a 4-digit room number. Basics are excellent - good beds, good lighting, plenty of space and counter space, decent shower, HOT water. We had 2 sinks. The heat worked accurately without being noisy. Most noise came from footsteps above us. Most of the employees here were not native English speakers. The reception desk was staffed with Asians who spoke good English; but there were many staff members who didn't understand when you asked a question (like "can you get more milk?" because the breakfast table was out). Fortunately we were able to remember our 4-digit room number because we left our jackets in the closet and had to call to have them sent to us.

"Two night Bryce Hiking trip"

5
Dianne P, Anchorage, Alaska 15/11/2018

The hotel had everything we needed. It was older, large, and spread out in separate buildings. Everything in our room was stocked and worked. The restaurant had a good breakfast buffet. They had a laundry building and everything worked. The gift shop was nice and the employees all professional and courteous. I would definitely stay here again.

"Meh"

3
Mic4, New Mexico 15/11/2018

Rubys Inn is so popular because of the location, but the rooms are outdated and need some deep cleaning. I did like the spacious family suite, but felt like we had to sanitize after touching anything. Also, the front desk people were fine, but Utah is known for their hospitality and the 3 at the front desk were all from foreign countries and didn't act very happy to be there. Upon getting our room keys and walking outside, in the cold to get to our room, our keys didn't work. So we trucked back with our 4 kids in tow to get new keys. The front desk person fixed the issue by giving us a new room, but didn't apologize or even really talk to us...at all. He barely made eye contact. Our shower was weird too. It kept going from hot to cold during showers and the water pressure would go from fine to a trickle every 30 seconds or so. Annoying. We did love the pool, very big! And the lobby area is beautiful. The food is SO expensive for what you get, but the girls who helped seat us were so sweet and helpful. Overall, we won't be staying again, which is a shame because we are fairly local... and we make trips to Bryce Canyon frequently. We will try somewhere else and hope for more updated, clean rooms.

"NO place to eat"

3
sandycZ6489PW, Slat Lake City, United States 14/11/2018

Ruby's Inn had a concert we went to, after the show everyone headed back to Ruby's Inn for something to eat. ONLY to find EVERYTHING was closed! The gal cleaning in the restaurant said it was the off season, WELL it didn't look the off season with 7 tours buses were outside and everyone was eating in the restaurant. Had there not bee 200 people in line we could have eat before the show. The gift shop was closed, everything was closed! AND closed at 8:00 PM What a mess, if YOU have a concert THEN YOU STAY OPEN!

"Poor event"

1
User 12/11/2018

Happy to take your money, not so helpful with anything else. Planned event through Ruby's Inn and Ebeneezer Barn and Grill, my daughter was hospitalized the night before, called Ruby's Inn (Event Coordinator) and they told me I had to respond to the e-mail I was sent, so I did no response no one can do anything.

"It's a Jewel (sorry for the pun)"

5
John F, Richardson, Texas 11/11/2018

We needed a place to stay near Bryce Canyon. After much research, we picked Ruby's Inn. Great place!! Quaint, historic place which has continued to keep pace. Clean, efficient, nice rooms. It's not a "fancy" place, but it's a fun place for being in a rural, out-west place. The food at the restaurant was very good, and good service. We did not do the buffet as we are lighter eaters (now), and split the pork chpps... perfect for each of us. Highly recommend this place if you're in the area.

"Chlorine!"

3
SkiProf1951, Snohomish, Washington 09/11/2018

A big property, comfortable enough, and the price was right. However, we were in the main lodge in the section with the indoor pool. They need a substantial improvement in the ventilation from the pool and alarms to keep people gathered outside the pool from blocking the door open instead of using room keys to get in and out.

"Decent Hotel"

5
Kristine B, Windsor, Canada 08/11/2018

The hotel is nothing special but was clean and very close to Bryce Park entrance. The general store was super convenient for picking up a quick snack or breakfast. Hotel staff was helpful and pleasant. We stayed in a building toward the back of the hotel and was very quiet and private.

"Rustic"

5
thewhiteheadfamily, Wainfleet All Saints, United Kingdom 06/11/2018

Very helpful reception staff. Restaurant terrifically busy unless you are early. Room was large, clean and rustic. Very cold fridge and a microwave. Plentiful supply of towels and coffee. Comfy bed. Mass breakfast, be early. Well stocked shopping for anything you might need. Excellent proximity to Bryce.

"Great hotel"

5
User 06/11/2018

Great hotel to stay and visit Bryce Canyon national park Lots of rooms and great price in the fall rooms are large and comfortable Staff were friendly and food in the restaurant was great Free breakfast a great addition

"Everything was closed for the season"

3
User 06/11/2018

We decided to stay here simply because it had a restaurant attached and we thought that was convenient. We originally were staying for 2 days, however we left after 1 night. The hotel was fine, room was as expected, our room was not ready when we tried to check in, granted I was trying to check in at 3 and check in wasn't until 4. I was told I could check in then I'd have to come back at 4 to get my keys. I thought it was odd because a bunch of people after me were able to check in. Regardless problem was everything was closed for the season? To be honest I don't know when their season runs from. Regardless we found it hard to find other things to do. We went to the park the entire first day, did a few trails, went to see the stars at night at the visitors center. Next morning we went back to a trail to see the sunrise and that was about it. There is nothing to do in town since everything was closed. That's when we decided to head to Zion a day early. Since the hotel was pretty affordable i wasn't too concerned about leaving a day early. Self checkout also made it easy for me to do that. We couldn't have packed our bags any sooner. We stayed at the end of October, sounded like season ended on the 26th. We stayed the 27th. Lesson learned.

"I LOVE SOUTHERN UTAH!"

4
Cruiser758455, Big Water, Utah 02/11/2018

I fell in love with southern Utah in 2007 on my honeymoon! The marriage didn't last, but my love of Utah has only grown. I now bring friends with me and they, too, are in love. DO NOT LET ANYTHING BAD HAPPEN TO THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF YOUR STATE!!! In all my trips (6), I have stayed at Ruby"s. Location is fantastic! Any problems are always handled with a non-condescending smile.

"Convenient location, room need update"

3
TonyNG, Seattle, Washington 01/11/2018

Check in was quick, the lobby have a rustic look and feel of old west, the room very dated need serious upgrade, our room-building was next to Canyon diner so parking could be problem if you checking during dinner time, overall the location is great to visit Bryce canyon..

"Depressing"

2
User 31/10/2018

Such a horrible room - dark, dusty, smelly, noisy, and altogether pretty unpleasant. With bare feet, discovered the carpet was wet between the two beds.... what was that? Whilst relaxing in bed, we received a phone call from reception saying people on the floor below were complaining about noise from our room, which was impossible as we were nearly asleep! The noise from people on all sides, and from the open area below outside the swimming pool, was incessant until very late. Buffet food was bland and not very exciting, service mediocre. Overall, a depressing stay and not what we have come to expect from Best Western.

"Great location, hotel outdated"

3
User 31/10/2018

This is the closest hotel to Bryce Canyon without staying in the park, the location was wonderful! The rooms are outdated and we could hear every step the guests above us took. Beds were uncomfortable. This hotel has a monopoly in the area and own everything right before the canyon, the restaurant staff was wonderful; food was decent but overpriced. If we return to the area bext time we would probably stay at the newer Best Western Premier across the road or stay a little further from the canyon.

"A busy place"

4
User 31/10/2018

Ruby's Inn is a fun piece of history that has been stretched and expanded to meet the load of heavy visitor use. They have a pretty good system for getting people through and served, but do not balance the personal service touch well. It is a difficult balance to make. They have worked to keep both, I can see their efforts, but not at reservation time or check in, at least not for me. But I had a moment when I was personally served above and beyond and that saved the day! Thank you Chef!

"Our go-to hotel when wee visit Bryce Canyon"

4
Bob K, West Chester, Pennsylvania 23/10/2018

This hotel has all that is needed when visiting Bryce Canyon. The room is clean, has lots of room, and a microwave and 'frig. The General Store is well-stocked with food. Bryce Canyon National Park is a short distance down the road. Gas is available across the street.

"Great place to stay!"

5
User 23/10/2018

We did a family get away weekend and stayed at the best western plus Ruby's Inn. The lobby is amazing, rooms are very clean and spacious, huge gift shop and even a small grocery store. Oh and the kids loved the pool which was bigger than I expected. The hotel is right next to the park which made it very convenient & the park shuttle will even pick you up right at the hotel! I would recommend this place to anyone going to the Bryce National Park area.

"Excellent location for visting BCNP"

4
User 18/10/2018

Ruby's is a large property just a few minutes to the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park. Several buildings, gift shop, restaurant (w buffet), diner, laundromat. The room was nicely appointed and clean.

"Rustic, but great"

5
dweir2018, Hayden, Idaho 17/10/2018

Great place. Looks like it belongs in the old West. Well thought out to handle large crowds. Buffet was fantastic. Very close to Bryce N.P. entrance. Great General Store. Parking was not a problem. Would stay there again in a heart beat.

"No complaints here."

5
Nellie727, Pennsylvania 17/10/2018

We arrived well into the evening, but the place was still hopping. Check in was quick and efficient, and our room was perfectly acceptable. Not special, but perfectly acceptable. The place is huge, and the parking lot is a little crazy. The location can't be beat if you're going to the National Park -which, of course, everyone is as there's no other reason to come here. The gift shop is large and interesting. We didn't think the price for our room was out of line, considering the location and the dearth of other options.

"Bryce Canyon Visit"

4
PeterSchilter, Zurich, Switzerland 16/10/2018

The location is as good as it gets. Ruby's Inn has nice rooms with all you need. Prices are reasonable. The lobby and restaurant area have a Western theme, which we liked a lot. The restaurant has a generous buffet for 23 Dollars. The food was excellent. Ruby's Inn is your best choice for Bryce Canyon.

"Stay with comfort while visiting Bryce"

5
Bill V, Canby, Oregon 16/10/2018

Great western theme among with convenient amenities like dining, gifts and even a small grocery store and grill. Prices for groceries and snacks are a little high. There is a lovely heated indoor pool.

"Comfortable and clean"

4
8joan, Sedgefield, South Africa 11/10/2018

We did not stay in the main building, stayed in The Deer complex. It was cold and wet, it snowed, yet the room was comfortable and warm. Peaceful and tranquil in a beautiful setting. Did not have a meal there, bought great coffee in the shop!

"Friendly hotel with decent rooms"

4
gogiandtom, Indianapolis 11/10/2018

We stayed here for one night while visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. There are limited options near the park. The staff at the desk was very helpful and friendly at check-in. The room was large , very standard motel, but also very clean, and the bed was comfortable. The only meal we ate there was breakfast, which was a large and very good buffet and was included in the room rate. There is restaurant in the hotel which has entertainment as well as a more informal. quicker service restaurant next door If visiting the park, it is a very good place to stay. In addition, the free park shuttle stops here making it easy to just leave your car at the hotel and take the shuttle.

"Utah Trip"

5
Mosslady53, Myerstown, Pennsylvania 11/10/2018

I had a Lakeview room for 3 nights. The tub does creak a bit but the hot water worked just fine. I didn't have to duck to get under the shower head like I do at my current hotel. Very convenient for visiting Bryce and surrounding area.

"Good Hotel and great location to Bryce Canyon!"

3
RTLA93, Fort Worth, Texas 10/10/2018

Overall this is a good hotel that needs some tweaks. We did not eat dinner in the restaurant but the breakfast buffet was good with coffee to go if you ask. Staff was always friendly and never hesitated to help when we locked our keys in the room. You can get food to go from the restaurant which is nice if you want to eat outside or watch football at night like we did. The in-room coffee is terrible, don't! I wished they had a ready to go coffee bar in the main lobby. You can make coffee in their General Store but that's a hassle. Their General Store and gift shop is nice and we bought some souvenirs. I would recommend Ruby's Inn when staying at Bryce Canyon Nat Park.

"Clean and comfortable"

4
Jillian I, Boulder City, Nevada 09/10/2018

This turned out to be one of the best sleeps we had during my the week of visiting the Utah big five national parks. Beds were clean and super comfy. Temperature was just right. No noise from adjacent rooms. The breakfast at the hotel in the morning was quite tasty. Only downside was when we arrived after a long drive around 10pm, there were no restaurants open and we were all starving. We were directed to the general store for frozen meals... guess it filled the void in the belly, but it would have been nice for some type of restaurant to be available, especially for a hotel the size of Ruby's Inn.

"Do not stay here"

1
User 03/10/2018

Too big, crowded, inadequate dining options. Endless lines. Do not use this motel.Lines for dining were extreme, causing us to get into our car and drive to other meal by restaurants. Was booked for two nights, checked out after one, even though forced to still pay for two nights.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your comments will be used to improve our hotel experience. If you would like to further discuss your stay with me, please call 435-834-5341. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"A place to lay your head"

4
User 02/10/2018

Convenient, clean and great location. Kind of touristy, and oh so many people (lines for everything) but at least it was a decent place to spend the night. Ate breakfast at the resaurant there and had good, very quick service and good food.I would stay here again.

"Fine for a night!"

3
pmasi3093, Sandy, Utah 28/09/2018

They have two room types. One in the lodge and one in cabins outside the lodge. The room rate doesn't reflect where the rooms are. Sadly each time we book we are located in the cabins. They are somewhat musty but clean. We always opt for the best room rate so...should I complain? It usually ranges between $150-200. It is very convenient to Bryce National Park.

"Lots of options on property"

3
myjb, Phoenix, Arizona 26/09/2018

This is a very large property with two restaurants, stores across the street and multiple buildings with rooms. It also has a great general store with helpful staff. Overall it was a good stay. The rooms are average Best Western, not bad, not great, just average. Hotel is showing it's age. The elevator in our building, Lakeview, was not working so we had to pull the suitcases up the stairs. Not sure the water view was worth it. Beds, pillows, ect. were all average. Cleanliness was average. I did not feel it was overpriced, perhaps we had a better rate than some others. It's an overall OK but very busy property with a lovely art gallery. Tons of tourist busses coming and going. Given that there is not much choice in town, apart from a pricier Best Western across the street and another older motel, it's a good option. Very close to Bryce Canyon, which is where we spent most of the two days anyway. I think my favorite part was going to a local restaurant another employee had recommended. It was a few miles down the road on the highway, a little "homemade" type of place, best pies ever. Really enjoyed it.

"Ruby's is a Great Choice"

4
OldLadyVagabond, Princeton NJ 25/09/2018

We chose Ruby's because of it's location and were very happy with our choice. Our room was facing the lake away from the hustle and bustle and although there was thumping above us on occasion all was quiet by bedtime. The room had good counter and storage space and a large refrigerator which, curiously, had no freezer. The microwave was bottom of the line with no power level control. By the way, breakfast was not included. Other these short-comings we enjoyed our stay.

"Bus trips"

5
DavidD6912HK, York, United Kingdom 25/09/2018

Stayed here 2 nights 16th to 18th September, room on ground floor near the lake, rustic but clean and tidy ,very little noise, great for Bryce canyon just up the road , could not get into dinning room due to numerous bus tours, for breakfast or dinner was the only down side. Park not as busy as we thought did not use the shuttle, drove around easily, good for gifts and groceries in the on site store excellent

"Family trip"

3
User 24/09/2018

Our experience with the front desk, specially the women are not welcoming, ask them question or help, tone of voice was so rude and not a smile... Told them "ok to smile and it's free"! We go in and out and not a voice with them thou they're just standing and doing nothing... Gd Morning, have a good day will be nice!!

"The rooms are dowdy"

3
chris w, Gainsborough, United Kingdom 11/09/2018

The lobby is OK and there is a souvanir shop and restaurant but the rooms are dark, with little lighting and dowdy. They need an up to date refresh to compete with other hotels charging the same or less. We used the pool, which was good and the restaurant, which was not so good. Why do we have to put up with plastic cups and plastic bowels when you are paying good money? For what it isn't I would say it is overpriced.

"Good option just outside Bryce canyon national park"

4
obrunckhorst, London, United Kingdom 09/09/2018

Rooms were clean and spacious with no issues during the stay. Hotel has a western theme throughout which is interesting . Restaurant had a reasonably priced buffet option which was good. Close to the national park itself so a good option for day trips and exploring the park

"Unexpectedly GREAT experience!"

5
Barbara V, New York City, New York 09/09/2018

My brother had stayed at this hotel and said that it was an " okay" place to stay. Well- it was way more than " okay", staying at Ruby's was a wonderful experience- our room was clean and modern and our view overlooked a pond- very nice! there is a shuttle to Bryce Canyon which we used one time. We also drove to the park which wasnt far away. Ruby's is actually the entire town area- we went to the rodeo that they host in the evenings- such a cool experience, especially with the children starting the show and ridin sheep and goats...very well done. We ate in both the restaurant and the diner- and we were very satisfied with the quality of the food- the diner had burgers and pizza and the restaurant had a salad and soup bar and plenty of reasonable entree's to choose from. They even have an ice cream shop and some interesting photo opportunities - an empty " jail cell" where you can take a picture of someone " in jail". Those jail pictures were great for posting and sending to family & friends at home. There's even a gift shop with reasonable souvenirs and ome interesting Indian artwork, etc. The lobby of the hotel looks like an old western lodge- very, very cool- there is also an indoor and an outdoor pool. This really is an entire resort experience for the price of a hotel room. You will love this hotel!

"No Frills, but quaint"

3
sfharvey2018, Trenton, New Jersey 07/09/2018

The motel was kinda old. It did have a rustic theme. The gift shop was very nice. The location was very close to Byrce Canyon. They have shuttles available to take you to the park. Also, the resturant's food was reasonable.

"Didn't meet expectations"

2
User 07/09/2018

Room was fine, but hot water in bathroom was not good, it was either too hot or too cold. Tap system was very old and bath tub was also weak. I felt it will break. room was on 2nd floor and elevator was out of order too.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. We are currently in the process of updating our hot water system. This problem should be resolved shortly. Your comments will help us improve our guests experience. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Great Location , but utmost care must be taken when assigning rooms."

4
mckcluv2travel, Los Angeles 06/09/2018

At check in for a 2 night stay we requested a room on the first floor. There are no elevators. We had large suitcases for for a 6 week road trip. We were told there were no rooms on the first floor. We were assigned a room on the 2nd floor of the building by the pond (cant remember the name). So off we go, we parked the car and lugged our suitcases up the stairs only to discover that the keys did not work. So we called the office and we were told that security will be coming shortly. Security came, he tried to open the room with our keys with no luck. Using his master key he openened the room. There were already open luggages on the beds. We were assigned a room that was already occupied! Off we go again lugging suitcases and bags downstairs while we waited for another room. Lo and behold on the other side of the building facing the pond, a room on the first floor was located. The room was clean, comfortable beds, strong water pressure, and we were able to sleep well in a tranquil environment. You can conveniently catch the shuttle to Bryce Canyon infront of the facility. Nice souvenir shop and a selection of eatery close by. Perfect location if you are visiting Bryce Canyon National Park.

"TOURING BRYCE CANYON"

4
jw44442016, Cincinnati, Ohio 06/09/2018

The inn is dated and you can tell built in sections, most 2 stories. The room was very nice and clean. Slight smell of disinfectant when you entered the room. Love that the shower head was high but if you are small you might have a hard time reaching it. Generous parking and laundry facility on site. General store is a little pricey. Very close to the shuttle that takes you on tours of the park. For a nice lunch or breakfast visit the small restaurant at the far end of the complex as they do not offer a free breakfast.

"Fun but needs eye to detail"

4
debora m, Oaks, Pa, United States 06/09/2018

Overall our one night visit was good, room was nice, beds slept fine and rooms were large in main lodge. They have the basis covered if you want to buy...anything or everything. Its great they hire foreign exchange students! Its the details...pillowcases put on wrongside out, Bags of dirty linens left in hall over overnight. Cowboy buffet in morning had nice selection, but biscuits were hard and cold and pancakes so cold, the butter wouldn't melt. Service was excellent. Overall really 3plus maybe not a 4, however if you want to stay in Bryce its this hotel or one across the street

"Best Western Ruby's Inn"

1
Bookish29016, Columbia, South Carolina 05/09/2018

This place has the monopoly on everything close to Bryce Canyon. While full of potential it is a dirty tourist trap with slow and unfriendly (mostly foreign) staff. My room had no water and required the extraction and installation of a completely new faucet which took 2 hours late at night. Check-in/checkout lines are endless. All hotel buildings are surrounded by long-term National Park shuttle parking and traffic is noisy all night long. My bathtub was moldy with hair accumulated under the mat. Restaurant is slow, expensive and absolutely non-caring. Do yourself a favor and stay 10 miles away in Tropic which is quiet and delightful. And way cheaper. Very disappointed in Best Western.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience. I apologize again for your experience. We hope you will visit us in the future so we can change your opinion about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Easy access"

4
confusedAussie, Aussie 04/09/2018

Inn seems to be massive. Lucky we were not in 2nd story re carrying suitcases but we could hear people above us walking around. Laundry is in totally seaparate buildng. Check in was rapid as they had a few staff on. Rooms quite nice.

"Good Stay"

4
Kevin B, Ames, Iowa 30/08/2018

Able to check-in early since our room was ready. Decent size and cleanliness of room. Would stay again. Only negative was that you could see daylight between the door and the jam. Since the weather was good it wasn't a problem for our stay. Also, keep in mind there are limited places to eat in Bryce.

"Good stay - would stay here again"

4
ogol17, New York City, New York 29/08/2018

While the hotel is very big and spread out across many buildings, service was quite friendly. The room was dark and some of the standard Best Western Plus amenities were missing from it, but overall it was a good stay in a reasonable price.

"Good For What And Where It Is"

3
doctorbobster, Gainesville, Florida 29/08/2018

The Best Western "Plus" Ruby's Inn in Bryce Canyon City is what it is: a decent hotel in a remote location with few other offerings. You can do worse. Read on for details. Located barely a mile away from the park entrance on the access road to the park, Ruby's Best Western is conveniently located. There are less expensive hotels before you reach Bryce Canyon City, but they lack the convenience and the quality standard that comes with the Best Western "pedigree." The hotel is huge with the main lobby area leading to a pool, restaurant, gift store+market and more. There are several over long/large two-story buildings a short walk/car ride away on the same property. We were located the farthest away and found the walk to the dining room to be easy. The rooms were clean with firmly comfortable beds and mushy pillows. As is common with older buildings, electrical outlets are tough to come by. The bathrooms came with plenty of soap/shampoo and towels that were fluffier than most. Shortly after we check in and before the quality control team got the word, a pair of women knocked on the door to check on how well the room had been cleaned up after the last guests departed. The buffet breakfast was decent. There were bananas, apples, fresh pineapple, canned peaches, yogurt dumped into a tub (as opposed to individual yogurts so you know what you are getting) and dishes of already made eggs, pancakes, bacon and oatmeal. The pastries were dried and boring. When I return to Bryce, I'll probably return to Ruby's, not because it was amazing, but because it is a decent choice for the area.

"Best of a Limited Choice Set"

3
GoggleEyedTraveller, New Delhi, India 29/08/2018

There are not too many choices around Bryce and this is among the only few that meets most requirements. It is an old fashioned property and you definitely need a vehicle to get around since it is large and sprawling. We actually got lost a couple of times, despite the map. We had breakfast and the hotel shop was very well stocked-we got some very useful things from the shop. Rooms are very old-fashioned (read small and quaint) but is very close the park entrance which is useful, especially if you plan to go back at night for star gazing (check days and times).

"In need of updating"

3
Jean M, Rochester, New York 27/08/2018

There is now a newer Best Western Plus across the highway from the spot of the original Ruby's Inn, but the original was just average. The best thing about it was the gift shop, which is robust and has a separate section for Native American handicrafts, and which has more than just touristy junk -- real crafts and better jewelry, groceries and camp-gear. The breakfast starts late for early morning hikers and is NOT included, the rooms are a bit dingy. That said, we didn't hang out there a lot, and the laundry, ice machine, in-hotel buffet dining and gift shop was all handy.

"Not aging gracefully"

3
User 23/08/2018

I spent one night at this hotel. I was given a ground level room in the Aspen lodge (I think), which was very close to the main building. The room held a musty odor. I had to open the window to air it out but the smell never really went away. The door lock was difficult to use and took several tries every time I went inside. The reason is because the door frame was damaged and splintered right at doorknob level, almost like someone booted the door open. Instead of replacing it, they just painted over it. It was hard to turn the inside lock as well. The room itself wasn't bad, the beds were okay but the didn't have any full sized pillows, which was weird. The room was not very clean. The door on the inside was dirty, like it never got wiped down, and when I got into the bathtub I noticed some black marks on the side of the toilet. The toilet seemed clean enough. The fridge was good sized--not the tiny ones you find in some hotel rooms, but actually large enough to hold real food. However the seal on the fridge was cracked. The carpet was quite worn and obviously needed to be changed. I did not complain about the smell in the room or anything else since I would just be there for one night. However, I do have serious asthma and I believe the mustiness in the room was not helpful. Also, it's nice to be able to open the windows but being very safety minded, I found it a little concerning that if you forget to lock the windows, someone could easily break in and there was no rod to place against the window to keep someone from opening it. There is also a window in the bathroom which was not locked. I locked both windows and set up some amateur obstacles in case a serial killer decided to drop by. On a positive note, the check in was smooth and the staff was friendly despite being very busy. I had a dessert in the restaurant and it was reasonably priced, not great food but certainly adequate. They have a very large indoor pool in the main building which looked great but I was too tired to walk over and use it. Also, the grocery store has many items which were obscenely overpriced. For example, since I wasn't feeling well I was going to buy a bottle of Nyquil to help me sleep, but it was nearly $16 dollars. All the full sized meds were marked way up. I don't think it is ethical to charge that much for medicine just because you can. If I had a sick child and had to pay $16 for something that usually cost half that much, I'd be pretty upset. The few other items I bought were fairly priced, but if you need medicine, be prepared to pay through the nose. The gift shop is very large and contains the usual tourist stuff along with a very nice collection of books with a southwestern theme. I am assuming that some of the other rooms at this hotel are much nicer than the one I got. If that room is the norm for Ruby's I would not recommend staying there. It's a historic and friendly place, but they need some renovations.

"Visiting Bryce Canyon "

4
User 23/08/2018

Great location for the park access. Does fireworks for 4th of July, and is very calm. Huge facility with a lot of people, many of whom come from foreign countries and have access (from what I could tell) to translation services.

"Great place"

5
jhall179, Riverton, Utah 22/08/2018

Ruby's is a great place to stay for the national park experience. The atmosphere of the lodge is in keeping with the park experience, and it just couldn't be closer, more convenient or more connected to the park. We really, really enjoyed it.

"Can't fault it"

5
Gavin D, Chesterfield, United Kingdom 21/08/2018

When I first read some of the reviews on here I was a bit worried about staying here but after staying I honestly cannot find anything to raise as a negative. Really enjoyed my stay, nice big comfortable bed, really hot shower and fantastic surroundings. I wouldn't hesitate to go here again.

"Really Spacious Family Suite"

4
fluffypolite, wirral 20/08/2018

We took a family suite for 2 nights - 2 queens in one room and a king in another. Lots of space and well equipped with a fridge, microwave, table at which to eat, bathroom and separate vanity area. It's just outside Bryce and a shuttle runs to and from the Park if you don't want to take your car. There are 2 pools - a tiny outdoor one adjacent to the campground - and a larger indoor one which our kids loved. There is also a gym, a large store with gifts and provisions and 2 restaurants. We enjoyed the buffet and thought it good value. My only slight niggles were that that the room could have been cleaner ( skirtings, corners of rooms were dirty) and we had to enter the kids room to get to the bathroom in the night. Service however was excellent and cheerful and the price tag was extremely good value for a place so close to the National Park.

"Fun, clean and well run."

5
DaddyNeutron, New Jersey 15/08/2018

Went for 1 night as part of a whirlwind tour of the National Parks. Room was nice and clean, spacious and well equipped. right outside of Bryce Canyon, it's the best place to stay. Went to Ebenezers for dinner... the food was good, unlimited soft drinks... all self service.

"Fun place to stay!"

4
familytraveler06904, Grand Rapids, Michigan 14/08/2018

We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed it. We did not want to stay inside the National park since those rooms don't have AC (and possibly not even TV's.) There are not a lot of choices for motels in the Bryce Canyon area. We really enjoyed Ruby's because it had a resort type feel. It is very busy and a very large place. Our kids enjoyed the large gift shop and the market was helpful (overpriced but that's to be expected at a location like this.) The buffet is wonderful and has a great selection and includes dessert of an ice cream bar. We visited at lunch time which had cheaper prices and still an amazing selection. It is only a few minute drive into the National Park so it's very convenient. The shuttle stop is right outside but we chose to drive instead. The indoor pool is very large and was warm. The motel room was clean and very large. We had a two king bed room and the mini fridge was larger than normal so that helped with the food we brought. We were on the bottom floor and we heard every footstep and noise from the room above us so I'd suggest asking for an upstairs room. The rooms are clean but not very modern- but again, that adds to the rustic type feel of the lodge. The campground next door has an outdoor pool that we could use as well. At night there is a free shuttle that is a train that travels between the motel, the campground and across the street to the rodeo, the other Ruby's motel and the dinner show. My kids enjoyed riding that around. We went to the Rodeo and loved it! You can buy tickets for that in the lobby. I would definitely recommend this motel since it is the closest to the park and has all the conveniences you need close by. There really is not much else anywhere around the area so it was nice to have everything here.

"our stay at best western ruby,s inn"

3
pgr0en, Groveland, California 14/08/2018

The room was noisy the beds were ok, the restaurant was very nice and food was good.We went to the show across the street that was lots of fun at ebernezer barn and grill.The swimming pool is small bud sufficient

"Super Perseid Shower party"

4
User 13/08/2018

We came as a part meteor shower viewing, part multi-birthday celebration and had a wonderful time! The rooms are comfortable and great for napping before late night meteor viewing. On Saturday night our group and an early dinner party for the celebrants and the dinner was very satisfying and the hotel staff were helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel or it's adjoining campground to anyone venturing around Bryce.

"Enthusiastic two thumb up"

5
User 13/08/2018

Ruby's Inn is great! About a 6 minute drive to Bryce Canyon entrance. Rooms are clean and deliciously chilled with AC, very important after hiking all day. Ice machines, paid soda vending machine, free WiFi and across the street are some cute shops and ice cream parlor. Also available to rent instead of a room are cute little cabins. I will certainly come back and I give this place an enthusiastic thumbs up.

"Convenient to the park"

3
IowaTraveller68, Sun City West, Arizona 31/07/2018

There are several motel buildings on this property. We were in the Elk Lodge, 2 queen beds, good tv, internet reception, microwave and refrig. My only complaints are about the bathroom - there were no towel bars in the bathroom; we found the towels in the closet and hung them over the shower rod. The shower was hard to regulate - either very hot or lukewarm and the sink faucets are terrible - very stiff. If the management could improve these items, this motel would be an excellent option for the area. It is very convenient to the park and we were able to see the sun rise - worth the trip.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the bathroom setup as well as the water issues. We have replaced every water heater on our property so hopefully we work out the kinks soon. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience in our hotel rooms. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Good hotel"

4
Peter L, Manchester, United Kingdom 31/07/2018

My wife and I spent one night at this hotel on our Riviera Travel California & the Golden West holiday. We had a large clean bedroom with two double beds. The room had TV, fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee maker, etc. It had a decent size bathroom but the hand-basin was outside the bathroom! There were plenty of bath towels, hand towels and facecloths with plenty of toiletries. The wifi was good. We had neither dinner nor breakfast here but there are some good restaurants nearby. A good hotel if visiting the area.

"Noisy, terrible food and way too busy"

2
User 29/07/2018

Why are there no other restaurants or hotels in this area. Food was Terrible, Huge queues and everything was deep fried!!! Expensive as they have caught there..... only three restaurants in the area. Staff not too friendly and not accommodating at all on check in! We had a room with a lake view.....don't bother it's a glorified pond! Gym shocking with a poor use of space! Needs updating severely. Very expensive!!! I know I've said that already! Room was noisy but at least it was clean! Great location for Bryce Canyon but I feel like they are capitalising on this too much and not investing in updates, modifications or the customer.

"The Place to Stay when visiting Bryce National Park"

5
kaym37, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 26/07/2018

When going to Bryce National Park this is the place to stay. It is just down the street from the National Park. There is so much action going on at the hotel. They offer many activities. The hotel has a wonderful gift store, and store for buying snacks, food and camping supplies. The lobby is so welcoming and comfortable. The staff all were extremely friendly and helpful.

"Never again, save your money!"

1
RACER63, SPRING GROVE 23/07/2018

We did a BW preregistration and still had to wait 35 minutes in line to register. Another long line for the restaurant. Buildings are old, even the doors are not self-closing. There was no hot water for a shower in the morning. You have to be a contortionist to get the toilet paper. A BW Plus and NO breakfast. Walls are very thin! Other people in our group got a $25 discount because of no hot water, but they didn't offer it to us, even though we complained.

"Great Location for Bryce Canyon"

3
Ree R, Hawaii 22/07/2018

We actually stayed here January 2015. It was close to Bryce Canyon comfortable enough for one night. There's lots of parking, we were able to park right in front of our room. There is also a restaurant and sundries type store on the property for your convenience.

"Great place to stay"

5
lizzy502, Los Angeles, California 22/07/2018

We were here for a quick trip to Bryce Canyon and found the motel to be very nice. It was clean and the room had been recently updated. We were in a double-queen on the second floor of Deer Lodge. The shuttle stops right in front of the hotel, there is a gift shop and grocery store attached to the hotel. Restaurant choices are limited, but overall a good experience.

"Great Place"

5
Nancy D, Roseville, California 22/07/2018

Everything you need in one place with good shuttle service into the park. I loved their extensive gift shop and grocery. The staff is helpful and friendly and the restaurant is excellent. We loved our views of the lake.

"Handy for Bryce"

3
ERH_59, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom 19/07/2018

The hotel closest to the park entrance-5 minute drive or shuttle bus. There is a main hotel building and lodges at the rear. We were in a lodge which whilst the decor seemed dated it was clean and comfortable. The main hotel has a shop, post office, supermarket and restaurant. It also has a nice pool which the children staying at the hotel used regularly. The pizzeria strangely shut at 9pm and the main restaurant 10pm. The queue was very already long at 9.30pm which meant we were unable to get any dinner. We were too tired to drive miles to the next town to find a restaurant and ended up buying microwave snacks which we ate in our room. Not a happy person that night! The Breakfast buffet was relatively cheap but you get what you pay for. Not much choice but plenty of it.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize that all of our eateries close early. We are limited on staffing late at night so we do our best with what we have. We try to keep our online profiles updated with the accurate open and close times. I apologize for the inconvience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"A Ruby hotel for visiting Bryce Canyoun"

5
Charles S, SANTA CRUZ 19/07/2018

Ruby's Inn makes a wonderful place to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon. The inn is excellent in all categories: cleanliness, location, staff, offerings, convenience, design, etc. We look forward to staying there on visits to Bryce. Bryce is arguably the most beautiful location in the world. If you haven't been you are in for a special treat. Once there you look forward to your next visit.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review Charles. We will spread your compliments to all of our staff members. They will be delighted to hear their hard work is paying off. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Disappointed "

2
Stephen C, Oxford, Ohio 17/07/2018

The location is great. Located right next to Bryce Canyon. The rooms are really dated and not that nice. Our room smelled a bit musty. The staff wasn't particularly friendly. The pools were too small for a hotel this size and were really crowded. The prices at the general store on site were just rude. 9 dollars for a box of cereal. They are basically a monopoly in Bryce and treat their guests that way. Unfortunately this is the only viable option.

"Our stay at Ruby's Inn at bryce canyon"

4
sgwinton1, Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17/07/2018

We felt that the Ruby's Inn complex ran like a well oiled machine. It was also extremely fairly priced for all that it offered. The food, stores,entertainment, and lodging was not only well run with great service, but inexpensive compared to a lot of other travel experience we have had. I would highly reccommend Ruby's Inn to anyone traveling near Bryce Canyon National Park.

"We wanted to love it...."

3
Gail C, VA 17/07/2018

Every review can only help if you are the same type of traveler, seeking the same things but I will try my best. This was an average place for us & I don't mind saying we were disappointed. We had rooms by the lake. In hindsight I'm grateful because I wouldn't have wanted rooms in the same building as the pool. We drove to the main hotel for meals which was fine. Our rooms though were not clean, notably our rugs appeared to have not been vacuumed for awhile. The food was fine in a generic way. There's a buffet in the AM. Everything is fine for feeding the masses but nothing was special. The people are wonderful and we had delightful wait-staff. As long as you realize you are going where there will be crowds & they are accommodating the crowds, you'll enjoy.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Gail. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. We want each of our guests to feel welcome and comfortable. I apologize that we did not exceed your expectations. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Good Location and decent place"

4
Stroll2Eat, Seattle, Washington 13/07/2018

Very clean and convenient location. Very good wi-fi connection. Moderate price. Very late chek-in (4pm) and early check-out. General store is very over priced. Plenty of parking. Don't recommend the restaurant, overpriced crappy food.

"It will get you heading to the Park early!"

3
scottijo, Seattle, Washington 12/07/2018

This hotel is adequate and that's about it. There are not many options if you are traveling with a dog. It is big, it is bland, and it is old. Hard to believe in the dreary highway, pavement, and dirt setting that there is a beautiful park full of treasures just down the way. I wouldn't say don't stay here, but do lower your expectations.

"Good location, could use some updating"

3
nikolaik, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 12/07/2018

We stayed here for two nights and were assigned the Antelope Lodge building. You can't be the location - it's only a few minutes from Bryce Canyon. However, it is also very crowded and touristy. The Antelope Lodge area was a short walk to the laundry, indoor swimming pool and grocery mart / gift shop. Our room was on the second floor. The outside of the building looked like it could use some freshening up. The room itself was a typical motel room with outside entrance. It was kind of dark, but had everything we needed. The TV didn't work though and the door would stick when trying to open it which we thought was a pretty significant safety hazard - especially if you had teens/kids in the room while you ran to do laundry, etc. We were busy and only slept there so I didn't bother to call the hotel management about it, but did comment on it in the post-survey after our stay. My kids liked the pool a lot and the spa was nice after a long hike.

"Great location"

4
Poli-ca5, Los Angeles, California 11/07/2018

This is a huge complex. They have may be 6,7 buildings. A couple of restaurants (although I don't think the food is that great there. I do recommend driving to Bryce Canyon Pines for great food. It is may be 10 min down the road). They also have a big gift shop, grocery store, post office (even), Laundromat (which is really great)...It is very close to the park entrance, less than 5 min.

"Excellent Location and Services"

4
ExcaptainHQ, Farmingdale, New York 10/07/2018

Ruby's appears to be more like a complex than a simple "hotel". There is a General Store that has reasonably priced items (gear, gifts, groceries, etc.). Extremely convenient. The room was a standard room that was clean and modern (two Queen bed model). The staff was continually cleaning the common areas around the pool and was extremely friendly. Location to Bryce canyon was clutch. I would definitely stay there again.

"Over priced, trashy, do not book! "

1
User 05/07/2018

Terrible. Despite requesting a quiet room, we have a 2 year old, we were placed next to an active construction site. None of the managers were sympathetic, except on the final day when I was offered the last night free. Unfortunately, this general manager, Lance, later denied that he had made this offer and it took a long series of calls to Best Western headquarters to finally get my refund. Clearly, they have a policy of trying to keep customers quiet by offering such things. Be wary of this kind of generosity! Also, despite Orbitz and other booking sites stating that breakfast is included, it is not. It was extremely expensive, very long lines, quality of food with poor. My take away from this hotel is that they simply try to ‘pack them high' and give very little concerned for customers' welfare and comfort. Awful service, awful place, do not book

"Touristy"

2
Susan B, United Kingdom 04/07/2018

BW Ruby's Inn is an hotel that piles bus-loads of tourists in and churns them out again after one night (mostly) - and the quality of the place reflects this. The on-site restaurant had queues for both dinner and breakfast. Waiting time for a table for dinner was 25 minutes. The food was pretty low quality with gung-ho waiting staff who cared very little about serving you. The rooms smelled very unpleasant and were not the cleanest of the 10 hotels we stayed in on our trip. The on-site shop was extremely well-stocked, though, with an amazing variety from clothing and hats to ornaments posters, paintings and original artwork. Well worth a look around.

"A monopoly in Bryce Canyon city"

3
traveloften028, Reno, Nevada 03/07/2018

Ruby's owns everything here. The BW hotel, restaurants, entertainment etc. Maybe good maybe bad but there isn't a lot of choices in town unless you go with Ruby's. As far as the hotel is concerned, it is an OK Best Western but I'm surprised that it received the BW "Plus" designation. The room was nothing special. The carpeting had a wet spot on it when I checked in and didn't notice until completely unpacked so I put up with it. Hopefully, just a place where a kid from the previous night stay had dropped his swim suit. The price was higher than I would have liked but considering the proximity to the Bryce Canyon front gate I expected that and so that was not a surprise. The staff was very pleasant. I interacted a couple of times and walked away thinking that they had a really decent staff. I was a little surprised to see that all of the hotel room laundry had been left in bags outside of each room after cleaning and not picked up until after 5:00PM. Unsightly to say the least.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your stay. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience. I will send you compliments to our staff members. Come visit us again and give us an opportunity to change your opinion. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Excellent Establishment."

5
seigne25, Dijon, France 03/07/2018

In a very water site, very close to Bryce canyon. Hotel consisting of several buildings, type lodge of R+1 with balcony. Big room. Comfortable bedding. Impeccable cleanliness. Very goog meals in the main Establishment as a buffet for starters, main courses and desserts. High quality food. Two nights in 06/2018 for 289,90 $ TTC. Quality report correct price.

"Convenient, but cheap"

3
User 02/07/2018

We stayed here 1 night in order to hike in Bryce. The elevator was not working and there was construction/ renovations going on right outside of our room. We arrived late, almost 11pm, and the staff quickly checked us in and got us to our room. We dumped our stuff and crashed. Except that the walls were incredibly thin and we could hear the baby next door crying. I finally took a sleeping pill, my brother stayed awake until about 1am bc of the baby. The next morning, when I took a shower, the tub groaned and creaked every time I moved making me think I would go crashing through the floor at any time. The shuttle into the park had a stop in the parking lot, which is why we chose this location. It was very convenient and we got into the park quickly. I don't know if I would stay here again or if I would try to find another hotel that also had a shuttle stop.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience. Your comments will be used to improve our guests experience. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"A Bit Disappointing On Several Levels"

3
Carl K, San Jose, California 21/06/2018

One of several reviews related to a 20 day Grand Circle tour. While visiting Bryce Canyon, my wife and I stayed a couple of nights at the Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. The rooms are simply outdated. That being said, the rooms are clean. This place seems to cater to those traveling with kids. It was a mistake to think that this would be a nice place to stay at for Bryce (though, as I say, were we traveling with a crew of young-lings, I might feel differently). For older folks without the kids, there are definitely better options out there. Oh, and one more thing. In addition to the ho-hum room, we ate at the restaurant and were extremely disappointed, both with the quality of the food and the amount we were charged for it. On the upside, the shops across the street offer things like great ice cream, and there's a Subway nearby at which to grab a bargain sandwich.

"Great stay at great venue"

5
colonelbmw1, Coatesville, Pennsylvania 20/06/2018

Bryce Canyon is a spectacular place to visit. The Best Western complex with Ruby's diner and restaurant is an excellent choice. The buffet is awesome and the diner offers quick fare. Rooms are clean and comfortable.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come visit us again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Terrible"

1
User 19/06/2018

Bryce is a beautiful park but the town itself is terrible. The hotel is big and old and dirty. Rooms are from the seventies and badly maintained. A lot of noise coming from the hallways. Not able to get any decent food in this town. If you visit Bryce stay somewhere outside the village next to it.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments, please accept my apologies for not meeting your expectations during your visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. We are currently updating our entire property exteriors and would like to invite you back to see the changes we are making.

"Not as expected"

3
User 19/06/2018

My wife and I went to Bryce Canyon National Park for 3 days. we stayed at the Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. The service was Okay, the room needed upgrade, the restaurant was disappointing. We will try different hotel next visit.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. We will use your comments to improve our guests experience. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Great Location, No Complaints"

4
User 18/06/2018

Stayed 2 nights while visiting the area. We were in the Elk Lodge section. There is the main hotel and then about 5 separate sections to the hotel and an RV section. Even with all the sections and people, we didn't hear anything outside our room. Our room was also very clean. I forgot my razor and the front desk handed me a replacement when I asked where I could get one. They were nice and professional each time I interacted with them. It is an older hotel and not fancy; if you're looking for a great night's rest it is perfect. It is as also perfectly located next to Bryce and the main road in. I loved the shops they have at the hotel and across the street. I wish I could have gone horseback riding or in the wagon but missed the times. Next trip!

"Poor service"

2
Elizabeth W, Wakefield, United Kingdom 14/06/2018

Bryce Canyon is magnificent. It's a shame that the same cannot be said for Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon City. It is possibly one of the worst hotels we have ever stayed in, not from the point of view of the room – clean and comfortable, (although it was a 10 minute walk away from reception), but from the point of view of the attitude of the staff, with three notable exceptions. The member of staff who checked us in could barely look at us and was very unwelcoming, but worse was to come when we had to stand in a queue for over 30 minutes to get a table for dinner. (We had to wait in some of the other hotels we stayed in, but at least we were given a buzzer and could wait in the comfort of the bar or our room, but not at Ruby's, it was worse than queuing for school dinners!) One breakfast was good in terms of service, but for the other we had to ask continually for someone to serve us. It just appeared as though they wanted to get as many people through as possible and didn't care at all about the customers. We can recommend the food at Bryce Canyon Lodge where we ate on our second evening, with lovely, friendly and helpful staff.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Each of our employees participate in customer service training's every year. I apologize for their behavior. We will address this with them as soon as possible. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"It's all about location"

3
PabloMaxNJ, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 14/06/2018

Ruby's Inn is part of a family-owned monopoly just outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon. We stayed in one of the outbuildings, which was basically just a motel. Rooms were fine but nothing special, and pricey compared to similar hotels elsewhere. What this place offers is convenience. The park is just a couple of miles away, and the shuttle bus stops right at the front office. Depending on how long you plan to spend in the park, you could avoid staying in Bryce "City" altogether, or just stay for one night. There's no reason to be here other than the location.

"Ick! Parking lot hell"

2
Travellingsuz, Buenos Aires, Argentina 12/06/2018

If all you care about is price go for it. Otherwise this place is so depressing with concrete parking lots around the motel. They couldn't even add a tree or two. Apparently this family owns this entire “town” which is not a town. We tried finding a place to watch the NBA finals and there is nowhere at all to watch except your room. No bar no nothing. Weird place. Rooms were fine but dark but had a nice TV. We should have stayed 1 night over 2. Stay at lodge in park if you want a bit of nature and ambiance.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations during your recent stay. We try to meet the needs of all travelers and we will be using your comments to review our property in an effort to create a lasting impression on future guests.

"Stay in the Main Hotel"

4
That N, San Francisco Bay Area 12/06/2018

We stayed here for two nights during our spring break trip to some of Utah's national parks. I followed the reviews and booked a room for the main lodge. Glad I did because our rooms were decent size, had a small fridge and microwave which was handy for prepping small meals for the kids, had a separate sink area from the toilet and shower, and was clean. The hotel was full of families and the only time it ever felt crowded was at the indoor pool. Fortunately there are sofas lining the outside of the pool area so parents can lounge while their kids enjoy the insanity of the pool. We were able to keep a close eye on them through the glass. The hotel restaurant is so so. Nothing really stands out as amazing. After a couple meals (lunch and breakfast) we drove into Panguich for dinner. Next to the lobby is a well equipped store. They had everything you could need in a pinch: souvenirs, groceries (including some for people with restricted diets), camping supplies, you name it. Bring your own alcohol because you are very limited on when you can purchase hard liquor in small towns throughout Utah. There is a separate area in the hotel for purchasing spirits, but I never saw it open. So if you need a cocktail after the end of a long day in the park BYO. This hotel is pretty much your only option right outside of the park, but I would stay here again because it is so close, clean, and the service was good.

"One Stop Shop"

5
Barry L, Timmins, Canada 10/06/2018

Ruby's has been accommodating people for a long time & they do it very well. Everything you need for your visit to Bryce Canyon they can supply or arrange. You are in good hands. Enjoy your Bryce Canyon visit.

"nice place"

4
User 08/06/2018

we thought this was going to cost a bundle because of the location but the price was fair. free shuttle was very convenient. buffet at restaurant was pricey and not very good. cool gift shop and grocery store was convenient but kinda pricey. rooms were clean and quiet

"What makes Bryce Canyon a place to avoid"

2
User 07/06/2018

This hotel is what makes going to a National Park a lousy experience. In fact i wouldn't even bother with staying at Bryce Canyon City. Busloads of tourist,lousy food, noisy hotel rooms and a tacky large gift shop selling trinkets we know are probably made in other countries. I could not wait to leave the area. Sure, Bryce Canyon was pretty, but you can see it in 2 hours. Do yourself a favor and drive to Zion which is more beautiful and is a lot less tacky and has real places of business who actually have to care about your business.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank your for your comments on your recent stay. I apologize that we were unable to meet your expectations. We will using your comments to evaluate improvements and changes that can be made to enhance the visit of future guests.

"Convenient to Bryce NP"

4
sergiogomes, Porto Alegre, RS 06/06/2018

The hotel is very close to Bryce NP entrance and offers a great quantity of services, like groceries, restaurant, fast food, souvenir store. Internet speed is OK. There are 4 ice machines but just one was working. Our building had a nice lake view.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologize for the broken ice machines in your building. I have sent a note to our head of maintenance to address this. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Best place to Stay"

5
PcPete55, Adelaide, Australia 06/06/2018

Best Western Ruby's inn is a really excellent place to stay, There are good facilities including a general store that stocks almost everything including some warm food and drinks there is also a Laundry room on site . Lots of car parking and good spacious rooms . It is very well located to visit all around the Bryce Canyon , Staff also are very helpful

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have any facility that our guests might need while on vacation. I will pass along your compliments to our staff. It is always good to hear that our customer service training's are paying off. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Plenty of room"

4
Smead1950, Chattanooga, Tennessee 06/06/2018

My husband booked a suite by mistake so we ended up with one room having two queen beds and the other room having a king bed. The bath was very outdated with one sink by a toilet and tub and another sink outside the main bath. It is an older hotel though. They have a restaurant on sight offering buffet or you can order from the menu, which we did. We got an extra large parking spot with the suite!

"Nice Enough"

4
Carol S, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 01/06/2018

Very nice lobby and wonderful staff. Julie was on at 5:30AM and was very helpful with the weather. We were planning on going to Bryce for sunrise and it was very cloudy and dark after a overnight snowstorm. She actually went outside and checked the sky for me in the direction of Bryce! The rooms are large, equipped with a coffee maker and very clean and quiet. The safe didn't work but I was only there for one night so didn't bother to have anyone come look at it.

"Great Location, average amenities"

3
AlexLMaryL, Vernon Hills, Illinois 31/05/2018

Location, location, location - that was main reason for picking that hotel. The room was on par with 2* Motel 6 (size, amenities and covinience). The heating/cooling unut is very noisy and does not work cosistently, so we turned it on full heat to warm up the room as it was really cold outside (and it kept goin on/off every minute). So we gave up after 15 min, luckily the room kept the bearable temperature during the night under extra covers. Sound insulation is poor, we stayed on the first floor and we could hear people walking on the second one. Luckily is didn't last till midnight :) The restaurant was great and service and food - all was very good for dinner. Breakfast was very basic continental though. Bad thing I got food poisoning of stomach bug by midday after previous day Dinner and that day breakfast. Cannot directly blame the restaurant, as my wife ate with me same food and didn't catch it, so could only speculate what was the cause. Suspect open salad bar though.

"Luxurious Rooms"

5
guv11, Etowah, North Carolina 31/05/2018

We were very impressed by the large lobby and generous breakfast buffet. It gets very busy by 7:30 AM. The pool is large and there is a hot tub. Our room was very clean. There is a full service restaurant nearby and an event center offering a country music show. We really enjoyed our 2 night visit. The music and for were great. They served salmon or baked chicken, rice, veggies and peach cobbler.

"Outdated "

2
Photographer17, Scottsdale, Arizona 30/05/2018

The park has great proximity to Bryce Canyon National Park but needs major updates. They updated the bedding and TV in an attempt to refresh the room but it needs substantially more TLC. The toilet rocked when you sat down and the shower creaked when you stepped in and around. Luckily we didn't spend much time in the room. Besides the location, other positives are a well stocked general store and a shuttle stop to the park right in front of the hotel.

"So old and dated!"

1
Sandi R, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 29/05/2018

If I could have checked out and gotten my money back, I would have. This place is gross. It's old and dated with horrible beds and pillows, no elevator and small, dark bathrooms. It felt like a cheap motel. Beds were lumpy and uncomfortable and there were all kinds of creaks and weird noises coming from above, even though we were on the top floor. Had the buffet dinner in the adjacent restaurant and was disappointed in that too. Totally overpriced at $22 a person for bad food and rude service. Go somewhere else!!

"Think twice"

1
audreyablackwood, Sanford, Florida 23/05/2018

I was not happy with my stay at Rubys. The lobby and store are great and that is where it ends. The room smelled funky and we could not get past that. We left a day early. The food in the restaurant is overpriced for the quality. The thing I hate the most is there isnt many choices. I wished I had stayed outside of town and drove in daily

"Bryce Canyon family trip"

4
User 22/05/2018

This is the closest hotel to the park. Nothing else really even close. But it is a nice hotel with interesting decor and history. Considering there is not much else in town they have really tried to offer a lot at this hotel for guests. Food options, gifts, groceries, park information, activities and a shuttle stop right out front. We were in the main lodge close to amenities but nearest the loading dock. Kind of noises early am.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Kim. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We want our guests to be able to enjoy their time while they visit Southern Utah. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"For one night."

3
Chris D, Ninove, Belgium 22/05/2018

Lut and Chris, Flanders - Belgium. Location : super, 5 min to the park entrance. Staff : friendly. Minus : No bar, nothing to drink in the lobby ... ? Rooms and bathroom : clean, needs upgrade Giftshop : too expensive Restaurant : staff very friendly, a very good menu with great wines for a reasonable price. Ratio price / quality / presentation / cooking : very good ! Gas station : right across the street

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I apologize for the conflicts during your stay. They have been noted and will be addressed immediately. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"A tired hotel near beautiful Bryce National Park"

2
albpsych2, Bend, Oregon 20/05/2018

This hotel might have been nice 30 years ago but nothing had been remodeled and there were no extras. The pillows were old and lumpy; the lighting was dim; the carpeting was in need of repair and there were lots of huge tour groups milling around. The location was only a few miles from the park and there was a store there- which was helpful.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the impression we left with you. Every winter, our rooms experience extensive renovations. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for visiting Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Conveniently located but very outdated"

3
IndStateRex, Terre Haute, Indiana 20/05/2018

If you are looking for a hotel conveniently located to Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby's is the place. The rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. However, the Inn is in need of a remodel; very outdated.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your comments will be addressed as soon as possible. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Little else close to Bryce Canyon Park"

4
technosavvy, Atlanta, Georgia 17/05/2018

Our one-night stay was fine. The room was very clean. Beds, so-so for comfort. The only real complaint I have was the shower curtain was too short for the tub. Water went everywhere. We were on bottom floor and noise from conversations in the park area were easily heard. The breakfast at the restaurant was very good and a decent value. There simply no real choices for lodging in the town, and dining offerings are practically nile. Best eat 4 or 5 miles from the City at the other places to eat.

"Smelling rooms and checking in at only 4pm ! Does it look normal to you ?"

1
gourmandedu57, Strasbourg, France 15/05/2018

When I just entered in my room I have been surrounded by an horrible smell first I thought someone has been cooking Chinese food in there, then I asked to change of room and i have noticed that this smell was still there even if it was less bad. I believe it is some wood cleaning product . Also , there is still some blood marks on my sheets. Checking in at only 4pm that it is damn too late ! I have been in better place and cheaper ! This hotel believes it is fancy but first, begin by being clean.

"Good location, bit touristy"

4
Andrea M, Belfast, United Kingdom 15/05/2018

Room was big, clean and confortable. Breakfast was abundant and everything was good but there was a really big queue for breakfast in order to be seated. We were there 15 minutes before the breakfast even started and the queue was already huge. Some of the people who arrived after us must have waited quite a bit. The hotel is really conveniently located for Bryce but it very, very touristy.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Decent Rooms - Tourist trap"

3
Lannie_CO, Denver, Colorado 14/05/2018

The rooms were decent, clean and reasonably priced. The in room fridge was helpful to unload the cooler. The area is a huge tourist trap as it is really the only option for lodging near Bryce National Park. The adjoining restaurant was horrible...both food and service was lacking. I'd stay again only for the proximity to the park.

"Not Much Else......"

3
KathiKobe, Los Angeles 14/05/2018

Well, the floors are thin, the water drips down from the showers above, dark and dingy, but it's got everything - stores, market, laundry, restaurant. It's even got your own Jacuzzi in the bathroom! Unfortunately, when I tried to use, the black color in some of the jets put me off so I didn't use--but my guy loved it. Although a very nice indoor pool, our floor wreaked of chlorine. If you are just wanting a room, this is the place. Although assured of a nice newer room, we had a view of the trucks unloading on the docks and the parking lot repairs with the big machinery. Lots of activities within walking distance, but an old established hotel, so can't really complain.

"TERRIBLE "

1
Amanda_VeraVise, Bluff City, Tennessee 11/05/2018

I understand the room is old, but that's no excuse for nasty. The sheets don't have to be old and dingy. Pillows were half sized pillows and nothing but lumps. My in laws had a double queen in the main building and it was apparently better, but the family suite was abysmal. As we were trying to get ready, my husband noticed bugs on the towels. We decided to just eat and leave, but the breakfast staff were completely unhelpful with our food allergies. Very flippant. We asked for the cook and he gave the usual "I think it will be ok" then after we pushed for him to check, he came back and said it was fine, but upon further questioning we discovered they cook with almonds on the griddle. I guess our children's safety is not a concern. Thankfully, we found another diner down the road with BETTER SERVICE better food and better prices. ( GOT TO BRYCE CANYON PINES DINER FOR BREAKFAST) The Grand Best Western is newer and may be better, but I wouldn't recommend Ruby's Inn.

"Only once"

1
YearoftheRabbit, Nampa, Idaho 10/05/2018

Almost the only game in town. It is a motel and truly felt like one. At the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park so that is a plus. There are so many rooms that the line to check in. Was surprisingly long. Won't stay here again.

"Road Trip to 3 National Parks and stopped at Bryce"

3
User 10/05/2018

there are not very many hotels/airbnb in the area. You either have Bryce Lodge or Ruby's which encompasses most of the hotel business by Bryce. There is nothing special about the lodging, it really needs updating. We attempted to go to the Ebenezer's Country Bar for dinner, but we do not enjoy eating in a mess hall. It wasn't very organized and you had to wait outside with no instruction until the doors opened. The waitstaff does not smile or make you feel welcomed. We left and ate at a nice Inn in Tropic.

"Stayed in the main lodge and paid a little more"

4
L B, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 09/05/2018

We stayed in the main lodge and paid a little more. The room had a whirlpool bath. There some type of medicinal smell when we checked in however we opened the window and the smell cleared out pretty quickly. It was reasonable for the price. They were running a special at the time we traveled. Very close to the park.

"Only hotel in town"

2
plnrboy, Carlsbad, California 09/05/2018

I don't usually write a negative review and this is literally the only place in town other than the other Best Western which is twice the price because they have rooms with kitchens, etc.. Our room, for the price, was so small and old. It was clean for a rundown hotel. They seem to have sunk their money in the front lobby and overpriced gift shops. The hotel could use a real upgrade. But why they are the only one this close to Bryce. We only stayed one night (was going to be 3 nights). Bed was old and lumpy. Fridge made humming sound. The bus full of people dropped off at 10:30 and a million and one people dragging their bags up the stairs and across the front doors of the rooms woke everyone up for an hour. Then an hour after that another bus dropped off. Miserable night sleep. Sorry Ruby but for the price it should be better.

"Great location ok rooms"

4
Frank6429, Ooltewah, Tennessee 04/05/2018

There are 2 versions of this facility. One is a large hotel complex, the other is a huge series of motel style rooms located across the road from the hotel. We were assigned rooms in the motel. The room had a “lake view “ which was actually a small muddy pond. This didn't affect our stay but was a huge exaggeration. The room is ok. No issues to report. We didn't use the restaurants due to reviews. The location is perfect for visiting Bryce Canyon National Park being located at the entrance to the park. There are very few other options in the area.

"Old and outdated"

1
User 03/05/2018

Staff could care less if you check-in or not. Room was old, heavy used and outdated. Had to return to the front desk 3 times to obtain room keys that actually work. Try that csrring your luggage. This place is too noisy to get any rest here. Do not stay here.

"Easy Access to the PArk"

4
lukethecat, East Falmouth, MA 02/05/2018

This was a very good Best Western. Be aware that there are many buildings and not all have elevators. When I asked for a ground floor room because of an injury, I was pleasantly moved, The rooms was spacious and all staff friendly. . Excellent access to the park.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is true that majority of our rooms do not have an elevator. We are currently constructing an elevator to be put in the LakeView building to make it more accessible to our guests. I will send your compliments to our staff. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Location the best part"

3
Curiousgal50, Minneapolis, Minnesota 02/05/2018

Convenient to Bryce Canyon, on shuttle stop service. Shows its age, no free breakfast like other Best Westerns. Restaurant just ok, next door “diner” part of resort a joke. Fast food counter. Hotel very noisy, thin walls.

"check In"

4
Begin325, Enfield, Connecticut 02/05/2018

This motel seems to be a nice place but their check in policy is horrible. They WILL NOT check anyone until exactly 4PM. We paid for the room and arranged everything that we needed about 1PM. Several times later I was told that our room was not ready. Not exactly true. I went by our room and saw that the room as cleaned and ready. They either need to other state their rigid check in policy on their website or change the policy.

"Old Motel"

2
User 27/04/2018

Ruby's is an old motel which has essentially a monopoly on motel and services located at the entrance to Bryce Canyon. The problem is the motel rooms are old, smell of chemicals and are in need of renovation. The food offerings at the Ruby's Restaurants and General Store are very high priced and extremely low quality.

"Really good Gift Shop, however, not a great Hotel"

2
tiges88, Los Angeles, California 25/04/2018

We booked at Bryce View Lodge, however, apparently we were upgraded to this Hotel. We arrived very late after 12 midnight and over 15 hours of driving and just wanted to get a good nights sleep. The room however, had the smell of chlorine, maybe as it was close to the pool. We immediately told reception and they told us that we were upgraded to this Hotel and there were no other rooms available, which we found hard to believe. They told us they would send someone to the room. Someone arrived after about 10 mins with a room spray to mask the smell. We vehemently objected to the spray and just had to deal with the odor. We were woken up by loud noises of people using the ice maker that was outside the room before 7am and with a headache from the smell. We spoke to the manager in the morning, however, she told that she could do nothing about it as we were upgraded to this Hotel and that she couldn't do anything. Although she was nice, I found this to be APPALLING customer service and definitely wouldn't select this Hotel. The gift shop is great and is worth visiting, however, definitely skip the Hotel if you want to feel like a valued guest.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize again for your experience at our hotel. We are discussing your concerns as a team now. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Has a wilderness lodge feel that's very appropriate to the area"

5
JockLindseyOB-CPO, Massachusetts 25/04/2018

On a recent road trip we stayed at the Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn for a night. I will say that I was very impressed. This is a full service hotel with restaurant, large gift shop or general store that includes a grocery store (that also stocks outdoorsy hardware). Free ample parking. As I mentioned in the title the hotel has very rustic, wilderness lodge look and feel (not high end like Disney's Wilderness lodge, but the same vibe). While we didn't need this service it looks like you can arrange area attractions etc via kiosks in the lobby. The staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. There was an indoor and outdoor pool. Seemed like there was a lot to do right on hotel property. The restaurant was quite good with excellent service. I had the trout while my son had shrimp, and my brother had chicken. All meals were very good. The salad bar was pretty basic, but all ingredients were very fresh. Same experience with breakfast the next morning. Good service and food. The rooms were clean with ample space. Nothing super special about the rooms, but no complaints at all either. If Bryce canyon is one of your destinations, this is a great location. Just take a right out of the parking lot and drive about 12 miles or so. I would definitely recommend Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. I love rustic, log cabiny type places so this was a pleasant surprise. My kids are older, but if I were visiting the Bryce canyon area with young kids, I would stay here for sure. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"There has to be better options in this area!"

1
User 24/04/2018

This outdated, unclean, motel is not worth the cost! We were extremely disappointed! This owner has a monopoly for staying or eating anywhere close to Bryce Canyon so they jack up their prices and do not give satisfactory accommodations or food. We do NOT recommend this motel.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review Linda. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. I can assure you that monopolizing is not our intention. We want each of our guests to feel welcome and comfortable as well as access to anything they may need while visiting Bryce Canyon. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Won't stay here again."

2
2leslies, Vancouver, Washington 24/04/2018

The room was clean and had good electrical outlets. The long-bowl toilet is always appreciated. BUT -- safety features in the bathroom were non-existent and the room with the tub was ice cold (poor room air circulation). We couldn't find a guide to TV stations. No "free" breakfast as in most other motels so it's pretty much "use their dining room at their prices." A much better choice for a stay is the BW across the street.

"Meh"

2
Mollita, Minneapolis, MN 19/04/2018

We stayed one night for convenience to Bryce hiking. The hotel is huge and made up of many buildings. We stayed in Elk room 7474 on the second floor. Somewhat dingy room but fine. Main building has big store where you can buy groceries, camping gear, petrified stone, you name it, so that was convenient. Attached restaurant? Ruby Cowboy Buffet or something? Don't bother. 5-10 minutes wait was fine but then very very very slow to be waited on, receive drink, food, etc. Dinner was mediocre microwave food, and $15 for a burger drowning in gravy. Don't eat here.

"Impressed"

5
Tanya F, Huber Heights, Ohio 19/04/2018

Wasn't expecting this from a hotel! Grocery store, restaurants, general store, old fashion pictures, shuttle pick up to take You to the park. The gift shop was pricy but loved the hotel. We didn't eat at the restaurants. So I can't say anything about that.

"Great location. Average everything else."

3
Patrick S, Silicon Valley 18/04/2018

The location of Ruby's overall is great. And it's a massive complex with shops, etc. The individual lodges will offer a varied experience. Ours was okay, view of an empty "lake", lots of renovations being done to the property. Staying on the 1st floor means you get to hear the feet tromping above. This was pretty annoying. Overall, we'd likely stay elsewhere next time. Warning: the restaurant is pretty bad/overpriced/mass market. Avoid that if you can. We had to shorten our stay and the Front Desk staff said they were unable to help, as they said it was a Booking.com reservation. The Booking staff took care of it, so no problem.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Third party booking systems can get pretty tricky for our reservation system. I'm glad booking.com was able to assist you. Your comments have been noted and will be addressed as soon as possible. I apologize again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"One night stay perfect"

4
Errol999, Woodbury, New York 18/04/2018

We needed a clean, inexpensive room for 1 night as we toured Bryce Canyon & this served us well. Located at the park entrance it offers its own restaurant, general store, grocery & laundromat. It is HUGE; has many room options & buildings. We had dinner IN the park at the Bryce Lodge (another option to stay in but you pay a lot more) but slept here for the price. Needed just one day (5 hour hike) in Bryce before conveniently heading out towards Zion National Park; gas stations across from hotel as well as route to Zion. Cant go wrong here.

"Overall, I was satisfied expect for the foul odor in the room."

3
christiejoo, Yorba Linda, California 16/04/2018

When I enter the room, it looks clean and tidy but it had foul odor. I tried to air it out by leaving the room door open for 30 minutes (it was cold and windy outside), but that didn't help. I got the air freshener spray out from my car and sprayed all over the room and bathroom, but that was only temporary. Since, all the rooms were booked, I just got used to the smell. My friend's room which was next door had same odor too. I didn't bother changing the room.

"The Real Deal"

5
User 12/04/2018

This hotel is the total package. T=Large restaurant that serves 300 guests quickly. There is a buffet option for breakfast and dinner. Many food choices were available. There is a great grocery and general store on site. The guest rooms are large and beds are comfortable. There is a swimming pool and workout room. Check In and Check out was fast and efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful.

"Did the job"

3
Rveeaytch, Cape Town Central, South Africa 12/04/2018

This is a large motel-style establishment with all the facilities that a visitor to the area needs in a base, a reasonable stocked shop with curios, restaurant and camping. The room was ok,if a little dated. Checkin was trouble free. There is an indoor pool and fair sized exercise room.

"Spring Break in Bryce Canyon"

5
User 11/04/2018

What a delightful stay we head at Ruby's Inn. It was great to come back to a hot shower, delicious meal and comfortable bed after a long day of hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park. The little shop had everything we needed, even blister treatment! We look forward to coming back again soon.

"Great Hotel"

4
dcmartin1710, Chester, California 10/04/2018

clean rooms, comfy beds with nice pillows, and fluffy towels. all the staff was very nice and helpful, even with an emergency need to sew up a ripped teddy bear! there is a nice laundry room on site and a grocery store connected to the gift shop. only a few minutes from the Bryce Canyon park entrance

"Over night stay when visiting Bryce"

3
Adam J, Outback Queensland, Australia 10/04/2018

We originally booked the other best western but where asked if we mined being moved as the other best western was full. We excepted. We stayed in the main hotel above the indoor. My boys lived the heated pool. After a day looking around Bryce it was a good way to end the day. The rooms and bathrooms are dated and could do with renovations. The beds are comfortable. The hotel has a restaurant. The food is ok, but not as good as other places we have stayed on our trip. Overall a good place to stay the night close to the park

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the mix up upon your arrival. Our spring break time was a lot busier than we anticipated. Thank you for being so accommodating. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Came to stop and shop for essentials"

4
MLAbug, Lake Tahoe (California), California 06/04/2018

If you are in need of anything for the day - this is it! Come and meander their shelves of food, knick knacks and clothing and more ! We couldn't resist looking around but what they have : Hiking gear and equipment, food to pack, picnic trimmings, souvenirs and Christmas corner ! Can't beat that ! Must stop if you're heading out of Bryce !

"Needs updating"

2
User 05/04/2018

This hotel is old and needs updating. Most of the rooms are old style motel rooms with a door directly to the outside. This isn't mentioned on their website or any pictures they provided. Walls are thin and you can see daylight around the door. Pool is much smaller than it looks in pictures and there are only a couple chairs so if you aren't in the main lodge you need to leave your personal belongings in a common area outside the pool which isn't very secure. There are locker rooms to change but unless you are with a group only one person can use it at a time. If you plan on using the pool request a room in the main lodge. The drain on the shower did not work well. Maybe the only upside is that their WiFi is better than most hotels which is good since the cell signal Is spotty in town. The same people appear to own the only 2 hotels in Bryce Canyon City so there isn't any competitor keep the hotel good quality.

"Comfortable beds, lacking in other areas"

3
pvmotz, Winnipeg, Canada 04/04/2018

Pros -Bed was comfortable -Large Room -relatively clean, although I always disinfect upon arrival. Cons - walls are paper thin -felt like people above us were gonna fall through our ceiling -Bathtub does not drain properly, you stand in 4 inches of water as you shower

"Great Location"

5
mdandrn, Dallas, Oregon 04/04/2018

This hotel has absolutely everything you might possibly needs within easy walking distance and is just minutes outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon. The room was clean and comfortable. We were very pleased!

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Everything you need for a comfortable stay!"

4
User 03/04/2018

Rudy's Inn is a great value! The complex is quite large with a motel, RV parking, general store, and restaurant conveniently located on the property. The general store was well-stocked, as we bought food for breakfast and lunch. Bryce does not have many options for dining in the park. We had a good dinner at the restaurant. It has the option for buffet or order off the menu. The restaurant is much larger than it looks from the outside. Our waitress was friendly and service was fast. We stayed in a two-room suite with three beds: two queens with a small sitting area and one king. The suite was very spacious with more than enough space for a family of four. The hotel is a little dated, but the room was very clean and the bedding was newer. I would highly recommend this motel. It has everything that you need for your stay in one great location!

"Poor service"

1
baya132018, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 29/03/2018

Very basic facilities with unusable pool. Overbearing smell of chlorine from corridor approaching pool. Caused servere stinging of eyes. By 5 in the afternoon the room still hadn't been serviced. Huge line ups at the desk so not easy to get answers or make complaint. Shop overpriced. Beware of out of date food. Dare not even try the 'restaurante'!! Unfortunately, accomodation is limited in this area but I would not recommend this hotel.

"Convenient for Bryce Canyon but dingy rooms "

2
User 27/03/2018

Big complex with multiple buildings so can be a long walk through car park area to main motel area / restaurant .Clean, large rooms but old , dingy and lacking any charm. Musty smell which wouldn't go .Very good grocery section in main building. Food was just OK ; it was the only place in the area which was open so it had to do. Fortunately we only stayed one night and Bryce Canyon is beautiful which helped one forget the unappealing accommodation at Ruby's Inn

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you Sue for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. This is not the impression we want our guests to leave with. Your complaints have been noted and will be addressed immediately. If you would like to contact me directly, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Still a great place"

4
sandiegoheidi, San Diego 27/03/2018

Was here 5 years ago when we stumbled upon it late at night in the snow and cold. We booked it again to stay a night before seeing Bryce Canyon. it was still cold and snowy and the rooms were nice, comfortable (once you turn the heater on- it warms up quickly.) This place really has everything you could need, RV park, laundry, kids areas, restaurants, shops,....I'm glad we've been here on off season b/c I imagine it gets much busier in the tourist season.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you are a returning customer. It is great that you enjoy your time with us. Please tell your friends and family about us! Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Poorly managed, dirty"

2
User 26/03/2018

We got a room which obviously wasn't properly cleaned: there were used towels in the closet, hair in the bath tub, and an open rice box next to the TV. At night we discovered that the bed sheets were most likely used as well and asked for new ones (which we replaced ourselves). The hotel is huge, so to get from the lobby/ restaurant/pool/laundromat to the room you need to drive or walk 10 minutes in freezing wind (in March). Not fun. Room was OK and beds were comfortable enough. Shower water temperature keep changing on you from too hot to too cold and make screeching noise. Not fun... Location is great: few minutes from park entrance.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your complaints will be addressed with the housekeeping staff. We will fix this issues immediately to avoid this situation in the future. I apologize again. If you would like to contact me directly, please give me a call at 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Close to the park"

3
User 25/03/2018

A convenient - the convenient - option. Clean, comfortable, cramped. Right at the entrance to the park and perfectly serviceable. Huge so that you practically need to drive from your room to the main building to get there in bad weather.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Your complaints will be addressed as soon as possible. If you would like to contact me directly, please give me a call at 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"At Entrance to Bryce"

4
LiketoeatCincinnati, Cincinnati 22/03/2018

If you cannot stay at the park lodge, then Ruby's is a good option. It is lively and has many services. Next options for lodging are much further away. They have done a nice job keeping this hotel in good shape. It is not luxurious, but fits the need while visiting Bryce. They also have a campground and another set of hotels.

"Wonderful hotel!"

4
acuisinelady, Las Vegas, Nevada 22/03/2018

This was a big surprise! They had everything you could need. A restaurant, rv parking, a general store and a grocery store. There are all sorts of things to do... it is right at the entrance to Bryce National Park.

"Great getaway,!"

5
kingfish9868, Layton, Utah 21/03/2018

Always a great venue any time of the year. Has everything needed to make the stay convenient and pleasant. Great restaurant, great store and convenient to Bryce Canyon National Park. Great location for visiting surrounding areas.

"Convenience is key!"

4
jcal2016, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 20/03/2018

This is a Best Western so don't expect fancy rooms. However, the main lodge is pretty, the on-site grocery store is great and the restaurant is good. The best part of this hotel is its proximity to Bryce Canyon. It is only a couple miles so that is fantastic to allow for quick visits for sunrise and sunset (a must!!). We did visit in Spring so it was far less crowded than I expect it is in Summer. However, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the proximity of this hotel to the park. It really can't be beat.

"Only hotel in town"

3
Phillip R, Nashville, United States 19/03/2018

The hotel room was average. One of the beds was not made up when we arrived and the toilet flushed very slowly. The front desk staff was courteous and helpful (delivered extra towels to our room) The adjoining restaurant is overpriced because they are the only choice in town when the lodge is closed.

"Comfortable but a few quirks"

4
Xorreaux, Ogden, Utah 12/03/2018

I stayed in a room at the back corner of the Antelope lodge. It was reasonably priced for the off season, was a convenient location and had local amenities (restaurant, gift shop, nearby gas station). The room had a very comfortable bed and pillows, a nice chair and ottoman, functional heater, big TV, USB ports on the lamps and nice shower. The room would have a higher rating if: 1) The fridge and microwave were actually functional - there was no plug for them. I had to remove the microwave and plug it in next to the bed. 2) It wasn't so noisy in the morning. There was a deluge of loud traffic that woke me up at 7:30 am including several back-and-forth trips of a Caterpillar bulldozer carrying dumpsters, service vehicles and patrons. 3) the door latch functioned better - the door blew open in the middle of the night and I didn't realize it until I woke up in the morning. I realized that the door had to be slammed in order for it to latch properly. Lastly, and this comment applies to the majority of the hotels I've stayed at recently: What happened to receptionists asking "how was your stay" at check out?

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for the experiences that you had during your stay. Your complaints have been noted and will be addressed as soon as possible. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We want each of our guests to have comfortable stays, and I apologize this was not the case during your stay. We also strive for perfect customer service so I will be sure to tell our staff to always be courteous to our guests. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Shift Mgr.-Irina IS totally unprofessional and bed bugs"

1
User 11/03/2018

The one star (should be zero) is for IRINA who wore the name tag "shift manager". She was unempathetic, argumentative, and extremely unprofessional. After wanting to stay in our same room for a second night, which two front desk clerk's gauranteed, she would not honor the promises by her subordinates. She even threw them under the bus infront of me and told me to talk to them. Are you serious. Never should a manager of any kind behave like this. I was asking to be kept in my same room for a second night which was promised. Irina then berated the young clerk at the desk infront of my wife and myself pointing her finger at me........showing no remorse, empathy for a customer, nor caring how she is representing the Ruby's Best Western brand. She displayed the "not my problem" mentality and it was exuding from her defensive and problematic discourse. No leader should ever act this way. Very very unprofessional and does not have one ounce of consumer empathy in her Best Western Ruby's training manual. I then called the general manager Lance Syrett and left a voicemail and an email requesting an immediate call back. Nothing as of yet. Best tip from this review.... order the kids cheeseburger for 6.95. Way cheaper than the regular menu options. Room 7204 had a toilet that would not stop flushing, it's fold out sofa would eat me when I sat in it and we found a bed bug in the sheets.....as shown by the pic.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. I can assure you, we do not have bed bugs. We will investigate the situation more thoroughly. I apologize for your experience. I will be contacting you shortly. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Convenient to Bryce Canyon"

3
John M, Trumbull, Connecticut 09/03/2018

We stayed at Ruby's Inn during the off season, as it was convenient to the entrance to Bryce Canyon. The room in the Elk Lodge could have use some updating. The bathroom was aged and we ran into problems with the TV and Shower. The problems were adequately addressed by the helpful staff. Would not stay here again.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. We are currently involved in a huge renovation project that will take 3 years to complete. Each of our 400 rooms will be undergoing a major face lift. Please come visit us again and give us one more opportunity to impress you. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Everything we could want!"

5
User 07/03/2018

This hotel was comfortable and a short drive into the national park. We ate our meals here, shopped for incidentals at the hotel's store, used the post office in the complex, and spent time reading by the woodburning fireplace in the lobby. I highly recommend this hotel while staying in Bryce.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Go in with your eyes open"

3
Laura14429, White Rock, Canada 07/03/2018

Read the fine print on your booking. We are avid Best Western fans. Clean safe and a free breakfast. This isn't what we got at Ruby's. Don't get me wrong...the room is clean and safe. Fantastic prices...But the Deer Lodge is old and creaky and breakfast wasn't included. We did eat in the restaurant and it was good. Would I stay here again? Yes. But I'd go in with my eyes open.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I apologize that we did not exceed your expectations during your stay. Every winter we do major renovation projects to our property. We work very hard to keep up with Best Western requirements. We are also working on a solution to offer free breakfast. We are a very large and spacious resort so continental breakfast can be difficult. I apologize again for your experience. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"A Quaint Inn."

4
Moneymagnet889, Manila, Philippines 07/03/2018

The inn was very nice. It smelled like wood while at the lobby. They had a general store and restaurant that served steak and ribs. We stayed only overnight. It was spacious enough it the only comment I have is the water heater is not stable. You have to continuously adjust it because it gets too cold or too hot. They had the basic amenities. Just really the basic ones.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed most of your stay. We are currently undergoing a huge water heater project. We are replacing every water heater in every building to solve this issue. Our project should be completed by the end of this year. Thank you for your patience. Tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn.

"Great place in winter"

4
User 06/03/2018

We stayed here 4 nights for skiing in Bryce, unfortunately no snow so we hiked instead. The hotel is just outside the park, we actually walked back from the rim hike along the bike path. Hotel rooms were clean, had microwave and refrigerator and a good heater. The lobby with fireplace was a nice place to people watch and the store has a little of everything for fun shopping. The breakfast buffet was great, dinner buffet was awful.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It has been a strange winter for us without any snow. I am happy you were not disappointed. I apologize for the dinner buffet. Your comments have been forwarded to the restaurant manager. We will address this issue. Please come visit us again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Great trip to Utah."

5
Paula G, Bass Lake, California, United States 03/03/2018

We really enjoyed our trip to Utah. Rooms at Rubys were clean and the people at the front desk were very helpful. Bryce National Park is right down the road and Zion is only a little over an hours drive from there. If you like site seeing this is a perfect place to stay.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Good location for a motel near Bryce"

3
OsideMom2three, Oceanside, CA 01/03/2018

Ruby's is in a good.location if you will be visiting Bryce National Park. The rooms are large and have two sinks, one in bathroom and one in room. They have a laundromat, general store and restaurant. Since it is a motel the rooms are outside access and there is no elevator to the second room floors. Off season it was a good value. The plumbing is another story. We were in the Ponderosa second floor. Taking a shower was a challenge, either scalding or cold water and the tub didn't drain well so your in ankle deep dirty water. Also, housekeeping starts early and there are no do not disturb signs in case you want to sleep in.

"THE place to stay in Bryce Canyon!"

5
dm713, Seattle 25/02/2018

Ruby's was perfect in every way - great location just minutes outside the park. Huge facility, lots of buildings and room options. Our room was cavernous! Restaurant was great, excellent service and good food. Loved the gift shops. Really an excellent stay!

"Great location!"

4
tamsters01, Lake Stevens, Washington 23/02/2018

We stayed there as a base location for our trip to Bryce. The hotel is in a great location. Thankful that the heater worked very well, as it was -6 degrees on our trip! Room was clean & the staff was very kind. Not a luxurious place, but a very cozy place to rest.

"Wonderful (Pet Friendly) Winter Experience at Ruby's!"

4
larilu, Las Vegas, Nevada 23/02/2018

When visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, In my opinion there is only one place to stay, and that is Ruby's Inn, right on the entrance road to the park. Note: room rates are very very reasonable during the winter months, but you will pay dearly for the luxury of being so close when in season.(location,location,location!!!) On a cold Friday nite in Febuary we checked into room 7507, which was in the Lakeview lodge building. A typical Motel room, updated and clean with a very large bathroom. Parking rite outside your door makes things even more convienient, as we travel with dogs. Our room was only $62.96/nite plus 15.00 pet fee & taxes...well worth it! Only one(1) restaurant open in the Ruby's complex this time of year and we were quite surprised how good it was ,Ruby's cowboy buffet and steak room, fancy name but basically a coffee shop style restaurant which served the purpose on our trip. Overall the entire facility was clean, and the staff helpful but nothing outstanding. No "WOW" factor but a very good pleasant experience, as we will recommend Ruby's Inn to our friends and family, and we will return! Overall Rating~Very Good, based on the $62.96 room rate!

"Not fine dining but not bad either"

3
Mickigirl1310, Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom 23/02/2018

We ate dinner here last night. The salad bar is excellent and the main courses we had were ok but nothing special. The service was friendly and helpful. We would eat there again. There is a buffet where you can eat as much as you want so useful for very hungry customers. When we arrived at 6 there was a full dining room and a short queue to get in but by the time we left at 7ish the dining room had thinned out and there was no queue.

"Great location, decent hotel"

4
NealCh, Milton, Massachusetts 19/02/2018

My wife and I stayed here for one night while visiting Bryce Canyon. Our room was in one of the buildings at the far end of the complex. The room was a standard room with with average beds. The wifi in the room was decent. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant as there is not too much else in the area. The dinner was average but not a bad meal and same can be said for the breakfast. The location of the hotel is great as it is right outside the park and has a bus stop run by the National Park Service that takes you directly into the park if you want. There is a good size country store for food, we got some supplies and were able to make some sandwiches for lunch the next day for our hike in the park. The laundry facilities were clean and open pretty late.

"Historic Inn"

3
gptraveler, easthampton, ma 19/02/2018

Historic Inn that is dated by today's standards. The room is small and the bathroom even smaller. If you are looking for an old west feel then this is the place for you. The lodge itself feels pretty authentic. The food service is average and commercial in feel. No free breakfast. The servers are wonderful and your best guides to local attractions. This is a Best Western but not like any other Best Western I've been to. If you are looking for something more contemporary, visit the Best Western Plus Grand across the street where you will get a free breakfast buffet included.

"Needs some updating"

3
AWWTG, Fort Collins, CO 15/02/2018

The location of this hotel might be the best thing about it. It is just one mile from the entrance to Bryce Canyon. It is one of the only pet friendly hotels in the area but there is no apparent pet area and very few areas to take your dog, mostly paved parking lots. The gift shop and small grocery store were very nice with a good selection of items in both at pretty reasonable prices. The room was a decent size and clean but had very old furnishings though it did include a small refrigerator and microwave. That being said, the bed was very comfortable. The restaurant food was okay but it had a very limited menu. Not sure if this is true year round or just in the off season.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for ;your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very happy to be a pet friendly hotel. It is new for us, so we are working on pet designated areas for the future. Come visit us during the spring and summer seasons to enjoy our fully array of food options property wide. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Bryce Canyon Fun!"

5
Drew W, Denver, Colorado 14/02/2018

We did not expect much from a hotel out in the middle of Utah even if it is next to a national park. But our expectations were greatly exceeded. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and cozy. Nothing super fancy, but nice amenities. The restaurant and main lodge which included a great gift shop/grocery store were all top quality as far as rural accommodations go. It must be hard to get quality food delivered but the restaurant was good and served straightforward American fare, cooked well, and presented in a no frills manner. They have a good buffet as well. The kid meal pizza was odd but that was the worst I could say about anything on the menu. Overall, I was very pleased with the prices, the service, the location, and the atmosphere. And they allow dogs in some rooms!

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that we could exceed your expectations during your stay. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Mediocre at best"

2
Natalie G, Vancouver, Canada 13/02/2018

Motel style rooms, with incredibly noisy heating unit and zero soundproofing from neighbouring rooms. Housekeeping staff were nice but reception staff were bored and surly, the hot tub was out of action and the facilities were absolutely awful. The worst restaurant I've ever been forced to eat in (nothing else open for 20 miles when I visited) and a shop with "food" that looked so terrible I chose to do a 16km hike with nothing but chocolate bars. I have no idea how this place is in business.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Please accept my apology for the issues you have sited here. Your comments will be addressed with the management and staff of the departments you have mentioned. Thnak you for taking the time to address them with me.

"February at Bryce Canyon"

4
Txlyn, Midland, Texas 13/02/2018

Attended a retreat at this facility. Staff was able to accommodate 200+ attendees. Rooms are ample; 2 queen beds with fridge, microwave & single cup coffee maker. It was hard to regulate the heater. Rooms were a good price.

"Main lodge is much better "

3
Outdoorpartner, Layton, Utah 12/02/2018

I stayed here two years ago in the main lodge and loved it. This time I was given a room in one of the other motel areas on the grounds. I didn't love it this time. The room is of decent size and had two queen beds. The problem was with the noise. You could hear everything outside the room, people next door, and people overhead. The room heat control could not be set on constant fan. The noisy unit cycled on and off constantly- waking us up all night long. The first night we had to set it at 74, but the second night 68 degrees was too hot. So there was obviously a problem with the noisy heating unit. Shower worked well and we were given ample towels. The refrigerator froze all our items - the last occupant turned it up to max and we neglected to check the setting. The TV screen was big. There was a good hairdryer and a small coffee maker. I didn't sleep well so next time I'm going to insist on the main lodge or stay elsewhere. Pro tip- avoid eating at the hotel restaurant. The food is terrible.

"Brand new rooms!"

4
lishaj2018, Las Vegas, Nevada 08/02/2018

Huge resort with all-new, clean, comfortable rooms! Cute western theme. Very friendly and professional staff everywhere. Easy access to everything. Right outside Bryce Canyon National Park. A good value.

"Nice comfy room, quite cold pool…"

4
Henry T, Reading, United Kingdom 07/02/2018

We visited here several times in the past and have always enjoyed having the facility of the pool and having the eatery and gift and general type store in the same building so again opted for a room in the main building. The room was large and comfortable and clean. The pool we found on the first evening seemed a little cold and after only a couple of lengths opted for a few minutes warming up in the hot tub. On the second night however I did a longer swim and it did seem to be OK. The Cowboy eatery here was pretty disappointing, we felt it could do a lot better, perhaps the captive audience from the hotel limits the managements horizons. Service from the staff was fine but their approach is to service just seems a little strange somehow and the place is lacking in welcoming atmosphere. Though not always a bad thing there's a pretty limited choice evening menu and draught beers though good seemed expensive for a junior, i.e. small, glass. At breakfast time the food was better but not served piping hot so disappointing, how hard can it really be to get food from the kitchen to table whilst it's still hot. Overall we enjoyed our stay as the location and collection of on-site facilities under one roof sells it for us but the eatery is very much the weak link.

"In desperate need of remodel"

2
JenTayl, Moab, Utah 05/02/2018

The room is old and needs updating. The showe/tub looked dirty even tough I'm sure it was cleaned. Walls are dinged up and wallpaper was dirty looking. The whole room smelled slightly smoky even though we had a non smoking room. Toilet overflowed just from normal use. Restaurant staff did not seem to be happy to be working there.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your recent stay. I apologize for not meeting your satisfaction. We are currently in the process of renovating all of our guests room and expect to complete all rooms this year. We will be updating the exteriors of most of our buildings and adding additional landscaping features. I hope you will consider staying with us in the future and enjoy the changes we are making. I will be reviewing your comments with the restaurant manager and her staff.

"Winter adventure"

4
User 03/02/2018

We had an amazing winter trip and the hotel had everything we could possibly need. The staff was friendly and the room had a microwave and fridge so we could make food in our room since there was only 1 restaurant open this time of year. I wasn't fully prepared for that and drove around looking for other restaurants since the hotel restaurant didn't have a big menu and was over priced. They did have a market in the hotel that had lots of options so it added to our adventure. We made breakfast and lunch in our room or took it with us while we explored.

"Nice hotel with a lot of amenities..."

4
geographe54, Peoria, Arizona 21/01/2018

I spend 2 nights here and I really enjoy it, but it was off season. So, I can imagine that it must get very busy in the peek season. The room that I have was kind of a small motel attached to the main building. It was a bit old but ok for my needs. I enjoyed the pool and the spa area after long days of hiking. The only complain that I have is about the service at the restaurant. It was very slow and not professional at all. And it was pricy for the quality of the food they serve there. The good point is that this hotel is setting a 1 mile from the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park.

rubysinn_management, General Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have sent your comments to the appropriate managers. They will handle this situation. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Hiking"

5
User 20/01/2018

Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn is a very good hotel in a desirable hiking place. But more rooms and dining space should be available in the city because there are too many tourists and hikers in the neighborhoods. We could not dine at Best Western during our stay because of a long waiting line, and instead we had to eat something at a fast food restaurant.

rubysinn_management, General Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize that all of our dining options and amenities are closed for the winter. Come visit us again during the summer and enjoy are many options. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for visiting Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Ruby`s Inn"

4
User 13/01/2018

What a great place, stayed here with some friends,only 1 night wish it was more. Very easy access to the park just down the road. The restaurant at night for dinner was awesome, only a bit of a line up to get in but went through very quickly.I had the Rib Eye Steak- have to say it was THE best I have had in a long time

rubysinn_management, General Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your comments to the managers. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, General Manager

"Perfect location for Bryce canyon overnight stay."

4
AandS_Norcal, Walnut Creek, California 13/01/2018

Clean basic rooms, check-in easy, location excellent-- adequate parking close to the rooms. In-laws really liked the mini-fridge. Options for dining limited in the area and restaurant was OK. But this is perfect for an overnight at Bryce after driving in from Las Vegas. Wifi worked fine. Late post- stayed in November 2016

"Mixed feelings on this place. Their story is great, but some things are really lacking"

3
Vinni P, San Diego, California 11/01/2018

The rooms were ok. There was a lot of noise, doors slamming and walls were thin. Especially if you stayed on lower level. The people above you walking around was loud. We requested high room and we were not accommodated. Check in was crazy. Way too slow. The food was just ok, and the servers were over worked. Tour group was there, Sunday dinner madness- should have had more servers on staff to take care of customers. The food was really not that great. Bread was dry. Dessert bar was terrible.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Around the holidays is a very busy time for us. I apologize for the inconvenience this caused. Your complaints have been sent to the managers for the hotel and restaurant. Thank you again for bringing these issues to our attention. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Nice room and good location, but poor service at the restaurant"

4
RusliG, Jakarta, Indonesia 11/01/2018

We booked 2 rooms with 6 family members. The room was great. Bed are superb, bathroom clean and super. Only the restaurant staff was unfriendly and unpleasant. There are no breakfast buffet during our stay, only a la carte menu.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your room during your stay. Your complaints on the restaurant staff will be addressed as soon as possible. Good customer service is our top priority. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Nice, professional staff, issues with room"

3
seanpM6882OY, Los Angeles, California 10/01/2018

Front desk staff was professional. We were assigned a room with someone else in it. Then we got another room with a toilet lever that kept needing to be reset. Only stayed one night and didn't have time to request a repair.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I apologize for the experience upon room arrival and the toilet lever. I hope you reported your issues upon departure so we could fix the problem to avoid this situation in the future. Please come visit us again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"i got screwed by this place"

1
Bartpeers, Kortrijk, Belgium 09/01/2018

Booked and payed for a DELUXE room in the main building, upon arrival the reception put us in a standard room. When I asked to have the deluxe room as booked she said they were available but we had to pay extra! I asked to talk to the manager and that horrible person said to take the room or leave after we paid!!! She even called security since we were not complying with her instructions!!!! SHE CALLED SECURITY! Me and my wife were shocked!!! I am a very frequent traveller and i am laid back when it comes to lodging but this was really a bridge TOO FAR !!!

"Ruby's has it all!"

4
Darla E, Ames, Iowa 08/01/2018

Ruby's Inn is located just 3 miles from the entrance to Bryce National Park. We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds, a long counter and sink and another sink located in the full bathroom. This was convenient. Ruby's Inn has a small grocery store, a gift shop, a laundromat and a restaurant. Because there are few services in the park in January , it helped that we could stock up on food for our day at the park and have a meal on site after a tiring day of hiking. The food at Ruby's Buffet is filling but just okay . I would recommend this property.

"You get what you pay for"

2
C1939FGbonnies, FL, United States 04/01/2018

This hotel has rooms sprawling quite a ways away from the main building. If you are unlucky enough to get a room in one of these buildings beware. There are no marked paths to the restaurant/store...you must walk across a parking lot through traffic. in addition, check to make sure the refrigerator is turned on when you arrive and clock is plugged in. The ice machines may not be turned on in your building, so call the front desk first to find out where operating machines are located. They don't post signs on the machines that are not operational or to tell you where working ones are located.

"Good hotel"

4
Sriram K, Sterling, Virginia 03/01/2018

Pros: There are only 2 hotels in Bryce canyon city. This is one of them. Staff is very helpful. Very close to Bryce Canyon National Park. Plenty of rooms available. Cons: Parking in front of the lobby is temporary. I parked in the parking lot front of the lobby, took all my luggage and went to check in. But, the rooms were away (roughly 300+ meters) from it. So, I had to put my luggage back in the car and had to drive to my room location.

"Very nice place to stay"

5
kaydixm, Monroe, United States 03/01/2018

We stayed on a busy holiday night & they treated us very well. The restaurant struggled with the load of customers but the food was pretty good. The bathroom must have been for handicap use because it was huge, but it was also beautiful.

"We'll be back every year!"

5
carlyp705, Bryce Canyon, United States 03/01/2018

We had so much fun at the NYE party at Ruby's Inn. It is a family friendly environment. It is affordable and loads of fun. There was necklaces, glow sticks, party hats and more to choose from to deck yourself out for the NYE party. The hotel, staff, etc was amazing! Kids eat free at breakfast. We swam, ice skated and saw the amazing park.

"Hotel was great! Restaurant not so much!"

4
User 02/01/2018

My hotel stay for New Year's was great. The restaurant was not great. Sunday night buffet, the food was partially cold! Then when we ate there Monday morning, we were seated immediately. Then it took 20 minutes for the server to come take our order, by then the buffet was closed. After our order was taken, it took another 45-60 min. to get our food. We were on the verge of just leaving. The waiter forgot about us until we were getting ready to leave. Then he came in and apologized about the slow service, and told us that the kitchen was swamped and it would be another 10 min. I got up and went to the restaurant. Surprisingly, the place was almost empty! The food came out just after I got back, and it was cold!! We just ate it because we'd been there for over 1 1/2 hours already! I was so disappointed! I really hope things change before next year! Good thing the Hotel makes up for the crappy restaurant service!!!

"Clean rooms and friendly service"

4
Ryan W, Vancouver, Washington 28/12/2017

Great place to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon! Room was very clean and comfortable. Check-in/check out was quick and efficient. Very good value especially considering that we booked at the last minute. Would definately stay again.

"Great Place to Stay"

5
benleamon, Washington, Utah 27/12/2017

This was a wonderful hotel. Simple but a good experience. It is at the entrance of Bryce Canyon and you do not have to drive far to get to the park. The only thing they could add to make it better is a movie theater.

"Our return visit"

4
scousemouse, Liverpool, United Kingdom 27/12/2017

This is an excellent place to stay, located just outside and minutes away from Bryce Canyon, it has everything you need within walking distance. We stayed here for one night as part of a National Parks bus tour, our second stay at this busy lodge, the previous being in 2010 and we had very much looked forward to returning. Our room was near the lake in a much quieter block than our previous stay, it was clean and spacious with two queen size beds which were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The restaurant was very busy in the evening but we were seated within a few minutes. I must admit there was not as much choice of food in the buffet compared to the previous stay, we missed the wonderful melt in the mouth beef which is no longer on the menu but overall we enjoyed our meal. Bryce is a fabulous place and our travelling companions were all very impressed with the canyon and also enjoyed their stay.

"Great value & Great hotel"

5
Max S, San Jose, California 25/12/2017

I was bit hesitant after reading some reviews. Booked over the phone and receptionist thought I was joking at the end because my name sounded like "no" at the end. Decided to increase length of stay at check in and stay at the main building. There were about half dozen separate 2 story buildings close by to the main lodge. Decided to stay at main building for comfort. Check in took a while, presumed due to phone booking and changing reservation at the check in. Room was spacious. Beds were comfortable. Internet worked well which was pleasing. There was jacuzzi bathtub which was bonus. One problem was that water temp kept changing - I set it on mild hot, then it would turn hot, then cold, and cycles through. AC/heater worked well. Best part was the location and convenience. Main building has swimming pool and exercise room, and is connected to the store and restaurant. Though rate was cheap, NO breakfast was provided - so I went to the store and got some microwave meals and snacks. Which I could get free coffee from the lobby/hotel. It was also by the entrance to the Bryce canyon, which saved lots of time. Across the street was "old town" which was closed for the winter. Lobby area was well decorated - all connected to the store & restaurant. Bought winter hat and hiking socks. Other souvenir items were available as well. I was surprised and impressed with the availability and variety of products they have, from grocery, clothing, camping, souvenir, books, paintings, etc. Price of items were generally bit more expensive but considering middle of nowhere area, it was acceptable. Walls were bit thin. I would hear people moving around on upper floor easily as I was on first floor. If there were family/kids, noise would have been an issue. My neighbors were quiet at night thankfully - it's potential issue to consider, but true for most hotels. Overall I enjoyed the stay at the main building and recommend with possible noise issues.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our many amenities we have for our guests. We have so many wonderful things to do and see during the year. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"perfect for a one night stay"

3
User 25/12/2017

We spent Christmas Eve in the Deer Lodge(they have multiple lodges) in a double bed King room and the room was big and clean. The hotel has a pool and a jacuzzi(opened until 10PM). The beds were pretty comfortable. Continental breakfast costs 5 dollars/person. We had a good stay at this hotel.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please let us know how we can improve our guests experience. Let us know what you did and did not enjoy. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Weird policy"

1
User 21/12/2017

I booked the room with option "room is to be assigned when check in". When I checked in, I was told I could only get a queen beds room (but I didn't want to squeeze with my gf on a small bed). I was told at their hotel if I booked the room via 3rd party merchant, I would have 99% chance to get queen beds. I have never heard abt this at any other hotels, even at other best western hotels. I always asked if I can get a king bed and if they had one available, they were always happy to give me one. So please be AWARE! If you booked through 3rd party, you should be ready to accept sneer at this Ruby's Inn. They front desk lady repeated at least 3 times "since you booked through 3rd party" during our 1 minute talk. Was I wrong booking a room via 3rd party? I didn't get it. I felt very uncomfortable with the front desk lady because she had attitude, inpatient, and unprofessional. Even though the lobby was fancy, I didn't have a good mood during my stay. Just because of her. For myself, I won't choose Ruby's Inn for my next Bryce trip.

"Hotel Run very well"

4
Steve C, Lalinde, France 19/12/2017

Our stay was very comfortable very clean and the whole hotel is run brilliantly, greeted with a smile on arrival and willing to help with some local info, I was very cold on our visit and sitting at around 7000ft it gets cold quick, but our room was very warm and comfortable, we also had meals there which were very good

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our winters can be pretty brutal. It's our top goal to make sure our guests are warm and comfortable. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Glorifed Motorlodge. Would Try to Avoid in the Future."

2
lucky_bunni, Greenville, South Carolina 19/12/2017

This was our first time visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, and I picked Ruby's Inn for it's proximity to the park. Our rate was pretty affordable because we were staying in December. It's kind of disappointing that the majority of the rooms are motel style, because that type of room access tends to be noisy and less secure. Upon check-in, we found the main lobby area to be nice, like a log lodge. The smell of the wood burning fire was nice. The rep who checked us in was not particularly friendly, but it was a quick check in. We were assigned a room in one of the buildings to the left of the main building and laundry building. The rooms were okay, but I think they need to be updated. We did find the room to be noisy from all sides -- we could here people from the front wall that faced the parking, as well as from other rooms on all other sides. I was awoken intermittently throughout the nights there from other guests coming and going. The bathroom area was pretty worn out. Almost all of the grout between the floor tiles was cracked or missing. The shower valve allowed the water to become dangerously hot, and it didn't regulate the temperature well. Also, I don't know who is in charge of the toiletries at Best Western, but they absolutely stink! They smell so cheap and terrible. It's like they use Mr. Bubble as their benchmark of what shampoo and conditioner should smell like. The biggest problem we had with Ruby's Inn is the lack of and poor food options. When we there, literally the only two options in the whole town of "Bryce Canyon City" were at Ruby's: 1. Ruby's Cowboy Buffet 2. Ruby's General Store (Grocery). Basically "Bryce Canyon City" is a complex of Ruby's businesses, most of which are closed in the off-season. The Cowboy Buffet restaurant didn't serve a buffet during the off season, had a poor selection, and was way overpriced for cafeteria quality food. Unfortunately there is nothing else around, so Ruby's really has you trapped. They should really do better. The grocery for us was stocked okay, but the prices were ridiculous!! I understand a bit of the mark up because this isn't a supermarket, but we're talking every item being 3x the price of what you'd normally expect to pay. Frozen Marie Calendar's or Hungryman dinners for $7-$10. Microwavable Campbell's soups for $5. I refused to purchase anything in their grocery because I would not be ripped off to that extreme. Overall, I would not recommend this place, or staying in the town of Bryce Canyon City. In the future I would plan a trip with the official park lodge is open, and stay there. Or stay in a hotel a bit further away and just drive to the park. Also I'd plan to bring my own food into the area and just take care of cooking my own. There's really nothing worth eating around the area, and what there is to eat is way overpriced.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our hotel. I apologize for your experience during your stay. Unfortunately, December is our off season. Nearby businesses shut down due to low demand. I apologize this interfered with your stay. Your complaints have been noted and have been forwarded to the appropriate managers. We will address these issues as soon as possible. We are currently involved in a 3-year renovation project. We want all of our 370 rooms to be fully remodeled by the end of this project. Come visit us again and enjoy these renovations. I apologize again for your stay. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Worst stay at a Best Western ever"

1
541garrete, Page, United States 15/12/2017

The bathroom was disgusting. tub backed up with 4 inches of water during shower, tub faucet leaked, wallpaper falling off, ceiling falling down, sink faucet was very hard to turn on. would not go there again!

rubysinn_management, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
We apologize for not meeting your expectations and the room was not guest ready. I have discussed this issue with the head of engineering and he is addressing this with his staff. It was reported to me that you were given a different room. Please reply to the email sent to you. If this was not the case.

"Can't beat location"

4
Bkid43, Salisbury,MA 12/12/2017

Location-location-location, can't get any closer to the park than staying here. Inn has various options for stays in hotel/motel /cabins etc. Easy check in, great staff through out the gift shop, restaurant and inn itself. Offers both an all you can eat buffet and full menu with beer and wine. A bit pricey but good. Room was a typical hotel style layout with 2 comfortable beds, dresser, TV, clean, good water pressure in shower. Has everything you need right in the area, plenty of parking, gas station across the street that rents ATV'S as well. Overall a solid choice for the $

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review of our hotel. We have so much to offer our guests, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our staff. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Not worth the money! No Vegetarian food"

2
Ruby G, New Jersey 12/12/2017

During winter I guess there is no option but to stay at Ruby's Inn. I was excited about my stay (my name being Ruby too) but it was not a great stay. 1. How can the swimming pool and hot pool not be connected to all the rooms through a walkway. How can someone be dressed up in a swimming costume and walk in this winter cold weather after long hikes in Brcye walk in the open. The hot pool was so tiny that only a single person can be comfortable to sit inside. 2. How can you have NO Vegetarian food to be served in such a huge hotel. Forget being vegan. There is no Vegetarian option besides salad (which is not my preference in this winter). With no breakfast included in the room package, I was left with oatmeal and bread. Only subway for LUNCH and DINNER for my 3 day stay. Why do vegetarians have to starve always. 3. After getting my room cleaned, there was no bottle of Moisturizer kept in my room and no room service for someone to provide it. In winters you should be sensible to at least keep one bottle of moisturizer per person and refill on every visit after cleaning. 4. The rooms were old. How can you have stone floor near the sink and in the toilet in such cold weather. 5. They gave no maps or guidance for any recommendations on the hikes at Bryce. The only thing was the room was well insulated. It was overall a very disappointing stay.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Ruby, Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Thank you for your recommendations for changes to make to our hotel. We will address these issues as soon as possible. We are always looking for ways to improve. I apologize again for your stay, and I hope you will reconsider us in the future. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Good experience"

4
User 11/12/2017

Food-to-go at the restaurant was great although the restaurant receptionist was not made aware of which items were still available. Had to wait for at least 10 minutes until I was informed that the item I ordered was no longer available. That restaurant receptionist seems detached that night. Overall, experience was satisfactory. Check-in first before unloading your stuff since the assigned room might be in another building far from the check-in building.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience in our restaurant. I will pass along your recommendations to the restaurant manager to avoid this situation in the future. Please tell your friends and family about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Open in off season"

3
Photeinos, Paris, France 09/12/2017

The title explains why we eat there every night of our visit. We could not find anywhere else. Our first meal was disappointing. My friend had over-cooked pasta and I had a very average steak. The Hoodoo beer was good though. Breakfast the next day was OK, and the dinner on the second night was a great improvement on the first evening. Our server was more on-the-ball than our first helper and he listened carefully to our preference on the pasta, which I ordered, and it turned out tis time to be al dente, with a very tasty sauce. My friend's spicy shrimp also went down well. Overall a patchy experience, but was getting better with each occasion.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your complaints about your meals will be forwarded to our chefs and manager. We want each meal and experience to be top-notch and I apologize this was not the case with your stay. Thank you for your recommendations. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Alright"

3
CatchBooker, New Mills, United Kingdom 09/12/2017

We were in the main area close to the shops/mini-market/restaurant which was convenient, a shuttle is situated to the right of the restaurant, I think you have to pay but I went with our Tour Guide who had an Annual Pass so I was ok, We ended up talking, getting lost in Bryce Canyon National Park and missing the last shuttle back so we had to walk which I was fine with but she didn't enjoy, we saw deer near the entrance as the sun was setting, this evening was probably the only pleasant memory I have of this trip. You need to order food to be served alcohol, you cant just have a few beers, and there not pints either, they serve them in a little glass. Big room, cant remember if there was wifi,

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. It is Utah State Law that we cannot serve alcohol without a food order. I apologize for this inconvenience. Please come visit us again so we can help change your opinion of us. We do have free WiFi for each of our hotel rooms. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"A Genuine Surprise Under the Lid"

5
User 05/12/2017

We stayed one night, accompanied by our two small dogs, in early November. Our expectations were far lower than what we encountered. The location is perfect for enjoying the magnificent scenery of the canyon and the hotel offers warm hospitality. Although the dinning area is shared with international tourists and their guides, the food service is excellent, the quality great, and the value exceptional. The rooms were clean, well appointed, and comfortable. The gift shop covers the gamut of southwestern items at fair prices. All in all I would recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Bryce Canyon.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is always wonderful to hear when we have exceeded someone's expectations. Your compliments will be passed on to management and staff. They will be happy to hear their hard work paid off. Please come visit us again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Perfect in every way..."

5
User 04/12/2017

This was an excellent Hotel which more than satisfied our needs. The staff were excellent, the facilities were excellent and the price was also excellent - great value for money right at the doorstep of Bryce Canyon National Park - PERFECT.... We give this Hotel the highest possible recommendation and YES... we will be back.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful recommendation. We love making new friends. We can't wait to serve you in the future. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so lucky to have the location we do. Thank you again for the recommendation. Tell your friends about us. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"needs work"

3
C R, Soap Lake, Washington 02/12/2017

great location at entrance to Bryce Canyon Nat'l Park. My room door to the parking lot wouldn't latch because door frame is so old and worn. Moved to another room and that door had to be pushed or pulled with full body to close. Renovations are needed. Food in restaurant is basic and pretty bland. Need dark beer choices. The history of Ruby's Inn is amazing and my stay there 20 years ago was much more enjoyable.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience with us. Your recommendations have been noted and will be addressed as soon as possible. Thank you for your honestly. The only way to improve is to know how we can change. Thank you again for your comments. Please come visit us again. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Lodge: cool. Rooms: average."

3
Brian A, Mississauga 01/12/2017

There isn't a lot to pick from in this village, but it's the closest option to the Bryce Canyon National Park entrance. The lobby in the main lodge is impressive - 2 stories high with log walls and a massive working fireplace. However, despite the mountain cabin look of the motor hotel buildings, the rooms, though large, are a little dated. It was clean, the bed was comfortable enough and everything worked... just lacking a little of that lodge charm from the lobby. Parking right outside the ground floor rooms is convenient. Massive restaurant and big gift shop.

"Great place to stay"

5
Diane M, Oakland 30/11/2017

We really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Our room had a great view of the hills. The hotel is so close to the national park that you can go for a hike or sight seeing and then come back and rest before going back to enjoy the park again. The restaurant had lots of food options and a nice atmosphere. I would gladly stay here again.

"Comfortable but busy place"

3
Elaine M, Arlington, Virginia 30/11/2017

The rooms are comfortable and have all the basics, but be aware that there are multiple buildings and you may be walking through the parking lot to get to the main hotel/restaurant complex. The outer buildings are 2-story motel-like facilities, and don't have elevators (the main building might). This place also caters to some bus tours, so there can be long lines to get into the restaurant (even before it opens for breakfast). Despite these issues, the room itself was fine, as were the two meals I had there..

"Best western Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon Utah the Best"

5
Catherine U, Los Angeles, CA 30/11/2017

My family and i with my furry boy and friend had a best stay ever. I enjoyed it very much but the only thing is missing is another kore days to stay. I wish i can extend our stay but unfortunately we have to go back to work in Los Angeles. But overall. BW Ruby's in is highly recommended. Everything was there. groceries, restaurant and store where you can buy souvenirs as well.

"Excellent location and comfortable stay"

5
User 30/11/2017

This is a very comfortable hotel, with a lot of rooms. The lobby gives an appearance of a warm and welcoming place. I was earlier than the hotel check in time and the lady was gracious to check if my room is done with laundry etc. There is a restaurant in the hotel itself which is a bonus although it gets real crowded in the evening. They have a gift shop and grocery store in the hotel premises which makes it an even more complete living experience - especially if you have children. The room was spacious and comfortable. No complaints.

"Didn't like the hotel"

2
Alejandro P, West Bloomfield, Michigan 30/11/2017

Only have the business because of the location.I didn't like the hotel and do not recommend to go there. Bryce Canyon is a nice and great place to visit. But look for a better hotel. First time I have stayed in a BW low quality !

"such a good place to stay"

5
Yvonne W, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom 23/11/2017

Comfortable. all amenities to hand, including a great swimming pool and jacuzzi, Wi Fi, general store, restaurant. Staff friendly and helpful. So good for accessing the Canyon and all it has to offer with minimum driving each day.

"NOISE, NOISE, NOISE!!!"

2
472mikes472, Tucson, Arizona, United States 23/11/2017

Requested a quiet room, but placed next to the stairs on the first floor. The noise from the first floor was ridiculous! Room smelled musty and was dark and depressing. Outside of hotel appears cute, but rooms are not! I would not recommend this hotel - we hardly slept at all.

"Great hotel and perfect location"

4
User 22/11/2017

This hotel is well located near the entrance of the park. It's close to the general store, gas station and has his own restaurant. WiFi is free and working, room has microwave and fridge. I do not find anything negative to say. It's not a 5 stars hotel but It's clean and well maintained.

"An excellent experience!"

5
R6881TZtinas, South Jordan, United States 22/11/2017

I have been staying at Ruby's Inn for my entire life. I remember staying there with my parents. There is a history to the Inn that cannot be expressed in the hustle of modern accommodations. If you are headed to Bryce Canyon, plan on staying at Ruby's Inn!

"Nice Country Hotel!"

4
User 21/11/2017

Location is great!, rooms are clean and comfy, internet works good, friendly staff at the reception. and of course a really nice store and restaurant. Would come here again! nice pool too! the stay was perfect!

"Great time"

5
Darla M, Kerrville, Texas 16/11/2017

Loved this place. Beautiful scenery and the room was perfect for our family. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The store had anything you could want. There were not a lot of people so we enjoyed that.

"Lovely hotel with great facilities"

5
archibaldfranklinc, Calgary, Canada 16/11/2017

This hotel had a pool, hot tub, laundry facilities, restaurant, general store and was pet friendly. It had a beautiful lobby with a fireplace and couches to enjoy reading a book by. Our room was clean and very nice. I would stay here again.

"Great time at Bryce Canyon"

5
ivangO1017QS, Coconut Creek, United States 15/11/2017

Awesome location, awesome service, great food, great value. We will be back with the family next year, as we need to show them the beauty of this area. Bryce Canyon National Park has some of the most amazing landscapes, and the hikes are outstanding.

"Perfect for the location!"

5
Rmur, Merida, Mexico 15/11/2017

Comfortable rooms, nice people and a very welcoming restaurant/bar on the premises. Located on the river and in the middle of an amazing place! Easy check-in and amazingly easy check-out with a follow-up e-mail.

"Excellent hotel restaurant not so much!"

5
jlessing, Hondo, Texas 14/11/2017

The rooms and hotel service were great. Room very clean, unique building. The restaurant buffet lacked options and the food was bland for a $33 buffet we expected much better. The food was soo yuck we opted out of breakfast the next morning.

"Be prepared for the off season"

4
Cgreenslc, Salt Lake City, Utah 09/11/2017

While the area is beautiful any time of year and the hotel was very nice...there were very little options for food and beverage other than Ruby's. Apparently in the off season the area restaurants are closed and the store is quite expensive. Be prepared, bring sustenance!

"All you need in one location"

5
Alan H, Manchester, United Kingdom 08/11/2017

Ruby's Inn has everything you need for your stay, rooms are well appointed, great choice of places to eat and a huge gift shop. A great place to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon. You can pick up the bus right outside the hotel which will take you around the canyon to numerous viewing points, all of which offer a different perspective, sun rise and set are the best times, watch how the canyon changes colour as the sun comes up and goes down.

"A place to stay"

3
TrineLovheim, Bergen, Norway 07/11/2017

Very convenient location close to Bryce canyon park entrance. A huge tourist trap with all the trimmings. The hotel itself is a bit worn down with a musty smell to it. There are many shops and things to buy. Very busy - hoards of guests coming and going. Large indoor pool which we did not try. Good place to bring kids if Bryce canyon itself isn't enough for them. Does not live up to the ads.

"Good Value, Great Location"

5
WanderingBob, Las Vegas, NV 07/11/2017

This hotel was completely satisfactory for a vacation experience at Bryce Canyon. It was very near the park entrance and had very reasonable prices, with a decent restaurant. Furnishing were up to date and of good quality. There was a large indoor pool, which I did not use, and an extensive store/gift shop, which had a number of guide books for Bryce and other parks, among other items.

"It felt peaceful."

5
_100rrb, Portsmouth, United Kingdom 07/11/2017

Lovely, comfortable room. Good restaurant. Laundrette. Good general store on site. I wanted to stay longer. This place is relaxing with excellent access to the park. The food was good value, especially the buffet.

"Convenient location"

3
fleck413, Pleasanton, CA 02/11/2017

Ruby's Inn is a giant Best Western right outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. There is a general store, a buffet restaurant, laundromat, & shuttle stop at the hotel. The check in process was quick & our room was clean. There are several wings to this hotel, it is huge.The parking is right outside your door. There's an indoor pool. This hotel caters to large groups, & there were several bus tours staying there. We didn't eat at the restaurant because the reviews were awful. This is a basic hotel, with a mini fridge in the room. The bed was comfortable.

"Convenient Bryce Canyon hotel"

4
debbiew1232016, Roseville, California 02/11/2017

Bed had a dip in it and made for an uncomfortable sleep. Would suggest a new mattress. Otherwise the room was clean. This hotel has many convenient amenities like a General Store, a Bryce Canyon shuttle bus stop in front, restaurant, and National Park office to purchase park passes. Went in late October. Perfect hiking weather and no crowds. Chilly in the mornings and nights but sunny days. Bryce Canyon Pines Restaurant (at least 10 minutes drive) was a very good restaurant given the limited choices nearby and was a reasonable drive from Ruby's Inn.

"Horrid Bellman, Unhospitable Front Desk Personnel"

2
JoanieJEatsWorld, San Diego, California 02/11/2017

Positive first: Restaurant staff and waitress were wonderful. Location is great. Gift store personnel are helpful and pleasant. Negative: Bellman should be replaced. Very rude, told us we could take our own bags if we want, as we already paid his tips. Hurled a bag (the wrong one) at a guests' door. Front desk staff managers, both evening and morning, were unappreciative of our business and don't show the customary hospitality expected, such as "please" or "thank you". If my company didn't require my stay here I would never give them our business.

"Ruby's Inn Bryce Canon"

5
ElleG765, Indianapolis, Indiana 02/11/2017

Perfect location, helpful, friendly staff. Trading post store has anything one might need plus more. Nice restaurant with breakfast buffet. Location is a shuttle stop for the National Park, making park travel easy and carefree.

"Bryce Canyon Landmark"

3
Jim G, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 01/11/2017

The shuttle for Canyon tours stops in front! The restaurant has buffet and is good. General store is good. AC was loud as wall units go. Internet was not terribly fast. Good place to stay. The shuttle service at the Inn made it easy to do the Canyon. Great view of the lake.

"Fun spot for the family to stay visiting Bryce"

4
Tim Z, Cedar Hills, Utah 26/10/2017

We will likely turn this into an annual event. It is a decent Best Western and it had an in-room microwave and mini-fridge, although I wouldn't count on the fridge really keeping anything cold. We didn't eat on site because it seemed prohibitive in cost, but we were able to have enough space in the rooms that we brought some of our own food. The onsite grocery store was surprising in how much it had to offer, although everything was twice as expensive. The pool was a blast for the kids and we had a great time.

"Great Location, But That's All"

2
Ostskid4, Lake Villa, Illinois 25/10/2017

Convenient. A huge, complicated property at the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park. Chaos at front lobby due to many visitors arriving without reservations. Room smelled like a stale refrigerator. Laundry facility is convenient ($4 per load plus laundry soap charge). Store has most everything needed for traveling, but at a cost. Breakfast buffet at the hotel was reasonably priced; cold food was hot, hot food was cold. For all the reviews I've read, I expected better quality.

"Hotel at Bryce Canyon"

4
David T, Calgary 25/10/2017

We stayed two nights at Ruby's Inn. Like most Best Western hotels, the room was comfortable and clean. This is a sprawling complex, with numerous buildings, a general store, laundromat and restaurants. The restaurants offer fairly heavy food selections. However, for anyone who wants to spend a lot of time hiking or site seeing in Bryce canyon National Park, Ruby's is a good choice.

"Descent hotel in a great location"

5
Frank-Linda M, Meridian, Idaho 25/10/2017

The original Ruby's Inn burned down years ago. It was the first in the area and has maintained its dominance with a large, sprawling facility. The room was comfortable and the location near the park entrance is perfect.

"Decent enough for the price"

4
msar1076, N Dartmouth MA 24/10/2017

We stayed here two nights while visiting Bryce Canyon. The hotel itself is quite large. The lobby was very impressive with the high beams and log cabin feel. We were placed in the Deer Lodge. Each building has it's own name and there are many of them. We were given a king room on the second floor. There are no elevators here so you must carry everything up the stairs. The hotel was sold out our first night but was very quiet. There were a lot of tour buses and motorcycle touring groups. Our room was large and had a refrigerator. Although it could use some updating it was very clean which is the most important thing.The bed was pretty comfortable. The only thing that I didn't like was the squeaky floors. They were annoying as you walked around and I could hear the floor squeaking in the other room. We visited the store on the premises to pick up a few things for breakfast. It's very pricey seeing they seem to be the only game in town. Try to pick up your supplies before getting here. We also ate in the restaurant for dinner one night and breakfast one morning. It was just okay. There are places across the street to eat, buy gifts, and a rodeo in the area but being mid October, they were closed for the season. All and all it is a decent place to stay while visiting Bryce Canyon. I would stay here again.

"Stay in Tropic"

3
michaelpX7737KV, Woodstock, United States 19/10/2017

Everything in Bryce except the hotel room itself was very overpriced. Ruby's has a monopoly in Bryce and they make the most of it. Stay in Tropic, next town East, for a cheaper room and a short drive back to Bryce Canyon

"Up all njght"

1
T1687PVjamesb, florida, United States 19/10/2017

Next time i would stay in nearby Tropic. Thin walls, thin floors, cheap interior. First floor unit of two story, sounded like the person upstairs was going to come through the ceiling. Had to turn the tv loud to drown out the voices next door. And the tv was the most confusing system I ever saw! First and last Best Western experience, go with a consistent non franchised chain.

"It's just an overpriced and old motel!"

2
User 18/10/2017

Ruby's Inn was a huge dissapointnent, after reading other comnents. It's an expensive tourist trap. Althougth, thankfully, the bathroom had been updated, the rest of it looked like sonething out if the sixties. Low to the floor beds with thin mattresses do not make for a restful night. The mattress pad, also from the sixties, was wadded up under the sheets, so I had to remake tge bed. The room was dark and smelled even older. No breakfast is included, and when I saw the room, I wasn't about to spend more money at their restaurent. My best advice is to choose another place to stay in this area. It may be a few bucks more, but will be worth it.

"Unique Place"

4
skhirt43, Williamsburg, MI 17/10/2017

Unique place to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Clean, comfortable room. Dinner buffet offered a little bit of everything to suit most tastes. Customer service could use some improvement.

"A little overrated, average hotel"

3
Kelkh2014, Star Prairie, Wisconsin 17/10/2017

The room was nice, it was clean. The walls are thin and the door was ill-fitted. The gift shop was nice, okay prices. Buffet, average, service there, not the best. Lots of people mulling around, busy place.

"Too commercial and crowded"

3
Teri G, Gainesville, Florida, United States 12/10/2017

This place was packed when we checked in. The room they gave us was nice; however, the first floor room window overlooked the loading dock with a large garbage container. It was for only one night so it wasn't that big a deal. Restaurant was common fare and gift shops were all within the hotel. Very crowded place. A very short ride to the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park which was worth the stay.

"Only place to stay in the old wild west"

5
3Hondas, Nashville, Tennessee 12/10/2017

After touring Bryce Canyon, our tour bus stayed here 1 night and it was comfortable. You may have to walk far from your room as it's a big place and you will need a flashlight to see in the dark. Ruby's Inn has a huge gift shop which has everything you might have forgotten for babies, children and adults. Also, unique coloring books on wildlife native to that area. T Shirts were affordable too. The grocery side sells alot of individual sandwiches, breakfast items, fruit and many items to cook on a camp fire. Some items are pricey but you have no choice. The restaurant had a huge variety on the buffet or you could order off the menu cheaper and still have huge portions. It was very good. There was a teepee outside our room that could be rented for the night which had beds and heat as it would be a fantastic experience if you have children. This was a good place to end our day and begin our day as everyone was friendly.

"nice stay"

4
kearly33, West Haven, Utah 12/10/2017

Great hotel right before you go into Bryce Canyon. Rooms were clean and nice. Restaurant in the hotel is good and cute little shop connected to hotel. Highly recommend Ebnezers Dinner Show offered by the hotel.

"Perfect location for Bryce"

4
Dennis J, Los Lunas, New Mexico 12/10/2017

Have been here before , boy has it grown! hotel is nice,you have to share it with 4 or 5 tour busses but we knew that going in. Rooms were nice, clean, and spacious. Just know if you are going to eat there it will be crowded.

"Two Night stay"

4
Di-Roth, Beverley, United Kingdom 11/10/2017

We stayed at Rubys Inn for 2 nights and had a room overlooking the Lake which was very nice. It was clean and tidy and the Wifi worked well in our room. The restaurant was very busy on an evening but although when we arrived at 8.15pm the queue to get in was right back into the gift shop it did go down and we were in fact only about 20 minutes getting in. We chose to have the buffet but it was very good and plenty to choose from and they kept everything well stocked. By going in at that time we didn't feel rushed to finish as you would have done earlier as they would need the table. The hotel was about 10 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park in the car but the Shuttle Bus Park was opposite if you wanted to catch the bus to the various points.

"Very Good Place for visiting the Park"

4
User 05/10/2017

Huge facility; very well maintained; a little pricey but very convenient to the park. Rooms were clean, current & roomy. Good bed; quiet; Well stocked shop in main lobby. Good restaurant experience. Buildings are spread out and we had a long walk to the lobby.

"To be avoided"

1
drmarty85, Milan, Italy 05/10/2017

We got there because we have received an automatic upgrade from the close Bryce Lodge. Great you would think...nope! Not at all.. The hotel from the inside looked nice, many shops, pools, very charateristic..like a motel with many small buildings but once we got in the room...bleah We found: - dirty toilet seat - dead fly inside the bed - wrinkled bed sheets (like if they haven't changed them) Luckily there were 2 queens and we slept is the less worse one. It seems to be a nice hotel, what don't they care about their rooms too?

"Okay place to stay"

3
M G, Madison, Wisconsin 04/10/2017

We were visiting Bryce Canyon on our way home. We stayed only one night. Handy close to park. We were in Lakeview Lodge 2nd floor. There were no elevators. No breakfast included with room but restaurant and small store closeby. Carpet in room could be cleaner.

"Convenient location for visiting Bryce N.P."

4
Henryc, Toronto, Canada 04/10/2017

We stayed one night for catching the sunset and sunrise in the park. Just a few minutes driving to the view points. There is only one restaurant in the hotel and another fast food restaurant across the parking lot. A large general store in the hotel, a plus for preparing lunch for hiking. The hotel rooms spread in large area and do not have enough lighting in the driveway. The rooms are large and comfortable. There is only a minor issue, has to pull harder to close and lock the door for our room.

"Utah Trip"

5
June D, South Glens Falls, New York 04/10/2017

This was an excellent place to stay, located just outside of Bryce Canyon and everything you needed was located within walking distance. Excellent restaurant and food, pleasant staff and very clean. I did review this on Trip Advisor forum and was certainly glad I chose this place to stay.

"All you need there"

4
User 28/09/2017

This hotel is great located to get to the Bryce Canyon. It‘s only a five minutes drive to the entrance gate. The lobby is impressively designed in western style. We spent there one night with a group of 6. Our rooms were simply furnished with two soft, king-size beds. You also can use a large indoor pool and a gym. The staff is friendly and courteous.

"Surly hostess"

2
WandertheWest, Moab, Utah 28/09/2017

We have visited Ruby's Inn for breakfast often as we pass through the Bryce Canyon area. Our expectations are low and we know it's a bit expensive, but frankly I don't want to cook breakfast. Today's visit was remarkable in that the entire hostess staff seemed to go out of there way to be rude. Every interaction we had with them was poor, from the initial greeting at the door to random encounters in the restaurant .Our waiter was great and attentive, just don't cross the hostess ladies.

"Great location for Bryce Canyon"

4
Bridstow, East Midlands, United Kingdom 27/09/2017

We spent one night at Ruby's Inn. Ruby's was a big and very busy complex with numerous options for travellers i.e. camping, motor home travellers and hotel / motel style rooms. The majority of rooms look out over various car parks or a lake to the rear of the site. We were fortunate to be have a room at the rear of the site but unfortunate that ours and the one below on the ground floor views were obscured by the staircase. Although not an issue for us there was no elevator insofar as we could see; so travellers who find it difficult to negotiate stairs should check accessibility or ask for a ground floor room. We had a large room with two double beds and a fridge that came in very handy given the hot weather. The bathroom looked a little tired but it was great to have lots of towels. We used the on-site dining facilities that are clearly very popular. They are designed for very high volumes of visitors and rapid turnover of tables. There were long lines of people waiting to be seated whenever we visited. The menu offers either a extensive buffet service or a relatively limited range of individual dishes. The feeling we got was that the buffet was the main focus as it enabled catering for the masses at a reasonable price. Although buffet dining didn't really appeal to us we chose this as the options were limited and we were not aware of anywhere else to eat locally. We found the food generally poor / bland and it reminded us of school dinners. Having said that we accept that this style of dining may appeal to many. The staff were mostly very helpful. In summary Ruby's is in a great location for Bryce Canyon, being only a short drive to the National Park entrance. This made is easy to return after enjoying a full day out including the sunset and in the morning taking a trip before breakfast to photograph the most stunning scenery. The accommodation was clean and presentable but dining experience not up to the standard we expected or received on the rest of our trip. There is a gas / petrol station just across the road from Ruby's.

"All you need"

4
Scruffygirl2013, London, United Kingdom 26/09/2017

Ruby's has everything you might need for a stay in Bryce Canyon. There is a huge gift shop,grocery store,restaurant,diner and laundry. The lodge room was clean and comfy and the food was ok if a little pricey. The location is perfect for exploring Bryce and the staff were all friendly and knowledgeable. Decent stay

"Badly in need of updates"

2
Rita C, Indianapolis 25/09/2017

I believe they have tried to update the décor somewhat but the bathrooms are old and need a complete redo. The water temperature fluctuates so watch out or you may be scalded. The steps up to the rooms are old metal steps that you would see in motels long ago, the decking to get to the room creak as did the floors once you got inside your room. The beds were comfortable. The TV was fine. No breakfast is offered for this high price. The location being close to Bryce national park is the best thing about this hotel.

rubysinn_management, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. I apologize that we did not meet your expectations. We have updated some of our rooms and will continue until all guest rooms are renovated. We will soon be refreshing the exteriors of the buildings including new decking. I hope you will consider staying with us again and see the changes that are taking place.

"May as well bite the bullet"

4
b4231956, New York 20/09/2017

So it seems like Ruby's runs most of the activities, etc. in Bryce Canyon City. Stayed here on Sept. 12 for one night. Cost $200 for that night, but the room was extremely clean and nice, and I have no complaints about it. It's a huge hotel and super close to the Bryce park entrance. The shuttle bus stops right in front of the hotel. There is a huge gift shop, laundromat, several restaurants, and a very nice welcome lounge. Didn't see a pool, but maybe I missed it. Didn't eat at the diner, but did eat at the restaurant inside. The food wouldn't make my hit parade,, but lots of folks were eating the buffet. We had a burger/fries, and a ravioli dish, which may appeal to folks who like a heavy white sauce, but to me, it's gag-time. And the food is not cheap. The restaurant is super crowded at lunch and dinner, as lots of tour bus folks get dropped off here to eat. Hotel staff is nice and they let us check in early without additional fee.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that your hotel room was clean and comfortable. We have an indoor swimming pool and spa located inside the main lobby entrance. I apologize for your experience in our restaurant. Your complaints have been forwarded to the restaurant manager. Please come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Place to park your head"

3
travelor613, Sacramento, California, United States 20/09/2017

We stayed here while visiting Bryce for one night as we couldn't find reservations inside the park. It was about $50 overpriced for what you got and now we wish we had stayed at a hotel farther from the canyon as it didn't take long to get into the entrance at all. The rooms were fine and clean and beds comfortable but the dining in the morning buffet was terrible. Worst food ever. Felt embaressed to show all the foreigners what an "American" breakfast was like. Mushy eggs, toast only on request and cost extra for coffee and juice ( which know one told us). Would not go back there again.

"best ever"

5
jimmp2017, tualatin, United States 20/09/2017

amazing would stay again--the restaurant is amazing too--16oz T-bone for 25.00--best steak I have ever had out--you must go. Location superb--cigars out on the grass with amazing views. lots of rooms and great access to the Bryce Canyon

"Ruby's Bryce Canyon"

3
Kelli K, Denver, Colorado 20/09/2017

We liked staying at Ruby's. The room rate was very satisfactory. The room itself was just average but it had everything we needed including a refrigerator and a microwave. There was plenty of hot water, coffee, and 2 sinks in the bathroom. We did not like the food at the restaurant. We did like the proximity to Bryce Canyon which was the purpose of our stay.

"Fantastic Location, but older building."

3
O9937RWmargaretc, Atlanta, United States 19/09/2017

The location of this hotel is fantastic since it's just outside the national park. However, it needs some refreshing. I have been here in April and also in September, and I find that the rooms still look tired and old. The the quality of the room, the price is not excellent. However, the proximity to the park makes up for the most deficiencies in appearance of the rooms.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. We try each year to make necessary renovations to our property to stay up-to-date. Come and visit us again and enjoy some of our renovations we make during the winter season. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Dissapointing"

2
PaulChiangMai, Chiang Mai 13/09/2017

A 1960's hotel in the 21st century. Bathrooms are dated with leaking and cracked bathtub. No ventilation in bathroom save for a window that opens onto a parking lot so you can share your bathroom experiences with your neighbors. Found out after check-in that they had charged my credit card an additional $25 as a "security deposit". I had booked this room on Booking.com. When I asked the manager about this she first claimed that the price I got from Booking.com did not include taxes. I produced the receipt from Booking which indicated that the price DID include taxes. She then changed her story and admitted to the $25 security deposit. I asked where this was indicated in any written material. She said there was none. I asked her if she would give me something in writing indicating I had been charged this without my knowledge or approval. She said they didn't have anything in writing. I asked if it was their policy to make unauthorized charges on guests credit cards without their knowledge. She replied that it was the hotel's policy. We were charged $163.78 on Booking.com for this room. My credit card was charged $188.78 upon check in. The same room was available for that night at $131.35 on the internet but it was too late to change my reservation. To be clear, upon checkout my credit card was then charged the $163.78 and the $188.78 was credited back (we didn't wreck the old room). However, I have stayed in hotels all over the world and even in places that did charge a security deposit, but who made it very clear upon check in. Really a sleazy operation. Cannot recommend. There are other good choices nearby.

"Hits all the bases but falls short."

3
User 13/09/2017

This motel has very little competition so they are charging too much for their rooms. Our room was not clean and when housekeeping was shown, they were uninterested. The toilet was plugged and took 2 visits to get it cleared. The location is ideal and the bus system is terrific. We also stayed in the RV park and that was a very good experience.

"Wonderful staff and comfortable stay!"

4
User 13/09/2017

Location - 5/5 - very close to Bryce Canyon National Park and they have shuttle services to the park Rooms - 5/5 - clean and spacious, we were at lakeview in room 7633. Great views and very close to ice vending machine Food - I liked the lunch buffet, good spread Others - Beautiful lobby area, they have a liquor store in lobby. Gift shops and grocery store are located near the hotel lobby. You can buy rain gear, camel backpacks etc at the grocery store Customer Service - We were delighted! My husband had forgotten his work laptop in the room and hotel's lost & found department helped us through it. We were delighted when on arrival we found other stuff along with the laptop that was left behind by us. Really appreciate it

"This is probably one of the worst Best Wester Motels we have stayed."

1
Erik T, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 11/09/2017

I am frequent guests at Best Western Motels and this year alone I have been to 32 Best Western in US and Canada. I am a Dimond member. I stayed at Ruby's Inn for one night and was charged $260 for one night stay. The bathroom was extremely small and uncomfortable. The handles to turn on the water in the sink and shower were very hard to turn. There was a sofa, but no chairs of table. It was a very noisy room. The staff at the reception did not recognise me as a Dimond member and did not give the 500 points. It was a wait time of nearly 20 minutes to get a table at breakfast and you had to pay for breakfast.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Erik, Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience during your stay with us. Your comments have been forwarded to our staff members. We will address this issue as soon as possible. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Please come visit us again and give us an opportunity to change your opinion. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Bed Bugs Alert!"

2
Carlo d, Farmington Hills, Michigan 11/09/2017

The room looked clean but one bed turned out to be infested. My son got bitten up! 20-30 bites in a single night! The Syrett family seems to own every piece of property in park's surrounding area, so not too many options to eat or stay besides this area.

"Charged 3 times."

2
Tracy W, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 07/09/2017

I booked and paid through hotels.com when I arrived the hotel charged me again then when I went to use the express checkout I realized that I had a balance remaining of $80. So instead of using the express checkout I went to the front desk and the manager assisted me and promised I wasn't being charged again. A couple of hours later I checked my account and sure enough I had been charged for the third time. I called the hotel and talked to the same manager who completely acted like he didn't care. 4 days later I finally got my money back.

"Convenient to Bryce Canyon"

4
strongcaz, Sonoran Desert 06/09/2017

Competent accommodations. Just slightly pricey due to convenient location to Bryce Canyon and its shuttle buses. Beds clean, comfortable with plenty of pillows. Shower had plenty of hot water. Work out area was clean, with newer equipment, but not an extensive choice of equipment. Pool and Spa were clean, jets adequate power. Spa temperature on the lower end of acceptable-but based on the number of very small children (under 5 years old) seen using it, I understand the reasoning on conservative temperature selection. (not management's fault at all- rather a parent issue) Attached restaurant had good food, but again slightly pricey as is to be expected based on convenience.

"Great location, hellish rooms"

1
User 06/09/2017

Located close to the park entrance. The rooms "lodge" are something else. Carpet in the room was wet, smelled nasty. Toilet rocks and tilts. Door handle was broken. AC broken. Overpriced room, not worth it.

rubysinn_management, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I apologize for the condition of the room on your arrival. I have shared your comments with the GM and the lead engineer and the room is being inspected.

"Our stay at Ruby's while touring National Parks"

3
Renea A, Westhampton 05/09/2017

Ruby's is close to Bryce, which was a plus. Rooms were a bit dated. The atmosphere was a bit quirky with the cowboy theme. The restaurants were ok and overpriced. We ended up eating from the salad bar.

"Not much to write home about..."

3
peter d, Toronto, Canada 03/09/2017

Stayed at Ruby's while visiting Bryce Canyon - one of the big plus' s that it's 10 minutes outside the park. Ruby's has lots of activities and things to do here - but even though I was told that the rooms in the main lodge were more renovated than outside - they still looked date and some things didn't function like bath tub jets - grouting showed age. The buffet still restaurant was on site and busy - but the food was not really that great. The nearest to the park was the big plus for me

"Experience at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn"

3
KJM0000, Brisbane, Australia 01/09/2017

The staff are very clinical and don't seem to really enjoy their job. The rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. The pool, jacuzzi and gym area are clean and well patronised. The sitting area around the pool is neat, tidy and comfortable. The wifi shut down at peak times. I would stay here again as it was reasonable value for money.

"Nice hotel with everything!"

4
LasseSpanien, Torre-Pacheco, Spain 31/08/2017

We stayed 2 nights at Ruby's Inn. This is a very big hotel with many hundreds rooms spread over many buildings! This gave us some problems by checking in as we were two families booked on the same booking- but they had places us in 2 different building way from each other! Not very smart! After some discussion with the receptionist we finally got rooms in the sam building. A little more conduits would have been welcome . The hotel itself is good. Rooms big clean and well equipped. Several nice restaurants, a big indoor swimming pool, fitness center, shops and general stores The hotel has everything At the same time it is just outside the entrance to the national park with a shuttle bus going from the hotel. This is perfect! We do only give 4 stars because of the receptionist welcome and a feeling of an industrial hotel business.

"Good hotel/awful reservation service"

2
F4910KDlisac, Chicago, United States 31/08/2017

The hotel is a perfect location to visit Bryce Canyon and the hotel itself has a lot to offer but our experience with the reservation and check in service was awful. I called 3 times to reserve the room, reschedule the date and confirm my reservation but at no time was I asked for a credit card nor was I told that if we arrive after 4pm that our room would be cancelled. We arrived after 4pm to be told that our reservation was cancelled. The front desk staff acted like she was doing us a favor by finding us a room. Also after checking out I looked at the rate we were quoted to realize it was just $95/night when we were actually charged $150/night plus taxes. I have a few emails in to find out if we can do anything about this but I have not heard back.

"Best stay for Bryce Canyon NP"

5
gregoryleer, Helotes, United States 30/08/2017

I was worried that this was just a "tourist trap", but it turned out to be one of the best stays of my two-week trip around the US. Ruby's is a well-run organization. The foreign tourists are there for a reason. It is a very convenient place to stay. I decided to stay another night and use it as a base camp for a day trip to Zion NP.

"The only Hotel near Bryce Canyon"

4
Combit, New Delhi 30/08/2017

We reached at 10 pm to check in to the hotel after a long drive from Zion national park. The hotel has a log wood outer look to give a jungle inn look. The rooms were average in terms of maintenance as the aircons in the room require overhauling. As the place is very hot during the days, the aircons need to be super efficient. At $ 130 per day for a double room the rooms were slightly expensive. The hotel has a gym and indoor swimming pool, which we could not use due to time contraints.

"Great Place to Stay"

5
William S, Grand Island, Florida 23/08/2017

Great Place with lots of fun shopping and eating. This place has it all, rest your head, fill your belly, shop for food or souvenirs or camping stuff. Even ride an ATV or Horse. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Quiet as everyone has had a busy day st the park. And only 2 minutes to the park entrance. And don't forget about the shops across the street, lots of fun stuff. Food is priced right for the area as is every room. It's popular in all seasons and the park lodge is much more and booked 12 Mrs in advance. We recommend this hotel...

"A Zoo"

1
chadmU5400NX, Murrieta, United States 23/08/2017

over crowded, room was not clean (dirty sheets, slept in bed and really unclean toilet with no tp on roll) Gentleman that checked us in was our best experience there. Will never stay or recommend. Great location. Very disappointed, worst part of our entire vacation.

"Visit to Bryce Canyon"

5
Shellie B, Saratoga Springs, Utah 23/08/2017

Great place! We had a wonderful visit. Don't need to worry about a thing they have everything. Clean comfortable room, good food, great shops and so much to see and do. Excellent location so close to the Canyon . We are looking forward to visiting again.

"Not worth the price (even during peek season)"

2
EricMosk, New York 23/08/2017

$240 for a cheap motel and no breakfast. Obviously we paid for the location but would drive an extra 10-15 mins next time. Lot of fun characters and biker gangs so fun atmosphere but basically a zoo. No problems with the staff but the restaurant was crazy busy as was the pool.

"Comfortable Stay"

4
slungo, Manchester, New Hampshire 22/08/2017

A really nice standard motel offering. Early check-in was fast and friendly. Main Lodge amenities are plenty. Our room was clean and nicely laid out. We had a plumbing problem and the maintenance crew was unbelievably fast and helpful. Great location to see Bryce Canyon National Park. Food options on location. We can recommend Ruby's comfortably.

"Mold in the bathroom"

3
Pat S, Scottsdale, Arizona 13/08/2017

The mold in the seam of th bathtub (room 7644) went from 1/4 " to 1/2" all the way around the tub. When taking a bath your head would touch the mold. It was thick and black. When taking a shower you did not notice the mold. But if the person cleaning the bathtub had bent over the mold would have been seen. It made me wonder how clean the rest of the room was. It was disgusting!

"Funny setting"

4
LovaBrug, Oostkamp 13/08/2017

Giant hotel in country style. Had a room in a building close to the lake, a very quiet setting. Had a good night rest. Big general store. Very close to the entrance of the park. The shuttle bus stops at the hotel. Not cheap.

"Grocery Store Disappoints!"

1
User 12/08/2017

Regardless of the overpriced items, we bought breakfast burritos on our way out after a sunrise experience. I grabbed 3 burritos from the warming oven and learned a few miles later that they were still FROZEN. It wasn't the waisted $20.00 for the 3 of them that concerned me, it was the worker that answered my phone call that morning that was. She said the only way to rectify the issue was for us to drive back and return the frozen burritos. If I wasn't wanting to be heading somewhere else, I wouldn't have grabbed the quick breakfast. There solution made no sense - a big waist of money and disappointed with how they handled it.

rubysinn_management, Manager's Assistant at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience in our general store. Your comments have been sent to the General Store Manager. We want to avoid situations like this in the future. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Ruby's Inn the motel style"

4
HARTONO T, Medan, Indonesia 09/08/2017

Actually there are two Best Western managed under Ruby's Inn, the motel style which are cheaper than the Best Western Plus across the road. The motel style was located at the same compound with the Ruby's Store (Groceries) and the restaurants. The motel style have good rooms, only two floors and the rooms are big. The positive point of this motel is very near to the store which we can buy everything in walking distance including food. The store closes at night and open early morning at seven. The rooms are clean and bathroom are spacious. Room has coffee machine,free WIFI and toilet amenities. The beds are comfortable and the surrounding area is quiet although it is located near the highway,but can hardly hear any noise. The lobby is huge with fire place and a lot of sitting area. The store has everything you need during your stay. The restaurant near the lobby serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Across the highway has some shops and ice cream. This motel is just ten minutes drive to Bryce Canyon main entrance and the free shuttle bus stop is just located in front of the hotel. Overall, this is the best accommodation to stay if you are traveling to see the canyon.

"Do not like"

3
kathleenmcmurdo91, London, United Kingdom 09/08/2017

The room was old and not very clean! The room was quite expensive. The good was very bas and very expensive! Very bad breakfast Buffet! Very convenient for visiting Bryce Canyon - shuttle leaves at doorstep and there's a grocery store on site.

"Close to Bryce Canyon"

4
Martha S, Seattle, Washington 07/08/2017

This hotel is the perfect location to visit Bryce Canyon. It has all the amenities you could need. It was really crowded when we were there. A large hotel.Comfortable room with fridge and microwave. Convenient shuttle to Bryce Canyon stops right at the hotel.

"The Best Best Western"

5
495pamelaj, Tampa, Florida 07/08/2017

Took my 86 year old Mom out west for a Bucket List Vacation and Bryce Canyon was on the list. If you travel to this area and stay at any other hotel, you are going to feel like you missed out. Ruby's Inn rules!!

"right in town"

4
653maureenf, Encinitas, California 06/08/2017

This Hotel offers everything they have a store indoor pool laundry Fast food and a sit down restaurant rooms have frig and microwave clean the exterior could use a face lift old looking right in the heart of town minutes away from Bryce Canyon!

"Convenient hotel nearby Bryce Canyon"

3
User 03/08/2017

This hotel is very close by Bryce Canyon. Room was ok, clean and beds are good. We had the lake view which helped in the experience. Ruby's is more then a hotel, it has a restaurant (bad food), fast food place, gifts shops, rental place ATV and a very expensive grocery store. From a business perspective great for Ruby, you cannot do anything without them getting your money. For us not so good, no competition and limited choices or you need to drive a lot. Given the location and clean room a one day stay is good at Ruby's.

"Really nice characterful stay."

4
Freya S, Southampton, United Kingdom 02/08/2017

We stayed at Ruby's inn as our second stop on our US roadtrip and were really impressed. Although our room was just average with two double beds, it had a microwave and fridge which was really convenient. The main building and reception was really characterful with a traditional wood cabin look i.e. Elk heads on the walls and a lovely warm wooden appearance. It also had a big gift shop full of lots of interesting gifts. At the back of the gift shop is a supermarket which has a good selection of frozen meals, snacks and drinks. We had a frozen meal in the evening as we had a microwave in the room which was very useful. In the morning we had the free breakfast which had a good selection of hot food and cereals. The shuttle bus stop to get you into Bryce is just across the road so the hotel is very conveniently placed if you want to get into the park. Overall, it was a comfortable stay in a good location with lots of amenities nearby. Also Bryce is absolutely stunning!! Make the most out of your time there.

"Good beds, spacious clean room, awful pool"

3
Gail V, Fort Worth, Texas 01/08/2017

The room was clean and adequate for our stay. The beds were comfortable. The location is great! We did use any of the facilities or restaurant here. The pool was extremely uninviting for a resort area. Even my family wouldn't use it. We ate our meals at the Canyon Lodge due to reading reviews on TA about the food at Ruby's. We were very pleased that we did.

"Update the Rooms"

3
sueinveniceflorida, florida 31/07/2017

This is a busy place. I found the rooms quite dated. They could use an overhaul. Check in was not much of a issue. Our room did have an odor. The staff did bring in an ionizer to help clear the air. We were required to stay out of the room for 2 hours during this process. Parking fills up, so there is a chance you will have quite a walk to your room. The lodge was fine. Comfortable seating. The restaurant was packed. To the credit of the staff, they kept the wait line moving. The location is close to the entrance to Brice, so driving into the park was easy.

"Overpriced"

2
User 31/07/2017

Average hotel at best. Price gouging because of location. No free breakfast. $25 fee for a rollaway? Please. Room was clean beds weee good but floors creaky and thin Decent value for $75 but $200 get real.

rubysinn_management, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing and what we can improve on. I apologize that your expectations were not met and we will use your comments to make decisions that will improve our guests experience.

"Location"

3
malveda, Parker, Texas 27/07/2017

Location is great and the staff try to make your stay enjoyable. However the place is showing it's age and could do with some refurbishing. We stayed only one night in room 7167.The room was clean and we would stay here again as this place is closest to Bryce Canyon.

"This is the most over-priced and poor "bed factory" I have ever stayed at"

1
Andrew C, Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom 27/07/2017

Service was appalling and staff were rude as noted by others. I was checked into a room that was already occupied and then in to one where the door did not shut and lock. The whole complex needs major investment and renovation and given the poor quality restaurant some local competition for dining as well as hotel facilities. The other resort across the street is apparently operated by the same company - that is not competition!

"If you love Vegas, cruise ships and general tour bus madness, this is the place for you!"

3
User 26/07/2017

We tried to book the other Best Western months before our trip, but in Bryce, at this time of year, this hotel was sold out. We walked across the street to check it out and were impressed with everything about it. These are the reasons why we didn't like Ruby's. Tour buses in and out. Loads of people grazing at the buffets (which we hate, but to be fair, you could order off a limited menu which took longer). There is no free breakfast which makes eating there expensive. Older unrennovated rooms. Ours faced a lake with a campground. Lots of campers come to this property. No problem with the campers, but our room was pretty bad and in need of a renovation. The tub, in particular. Everytime you took a shower, the floor of the tub creaked and crackled. I felt bad for the people underneath us as we were on the top floor. We had to leave very early and I'm sure we woke some people up. Seems the tub was not installed properly. 2nd, this is an old style motel with the walkway in front of your door. Everytime someone walked on the deck, the whole room shook! Horrible Wifi. I know, you're at Bryce Canyon and we took advantage of going there everyday, but sending any pictures back home was impossible. No excuse in this day and age and with a chain like Best Western to have crappy wifi. No safe in the room. Really hate that there was no where to put anything of value. Area to wash and dry clothes had no change machine and more than half of the washers were broken. I was running back and forth to the general store to get quarters as the building that houses the w/d is smack in the middle to the property. Need more machines for the amount of people coming to the property and a change machine is essential! As this was the beginning of high season, the rates were over $200.00 which made all of this hard to swallow. I must say, many people would love the carnival atmosphere of this place. Especially families and people on tour buses and campers. There is a nice general store where you can escape the high prices of the buffets and grab a sandwich to go to the park. For us, the real advantage of Ruby's is the gateway to Bryce Canon and the shuttle buses that pick up right outside the lobby.

"Very busy, but getting old"

3
claussie, Hamburg 26/07/2017

Very large hotel operation with various lodges, restaurants and shop. Cowboy-themed. Close o Bryce Canyon. Parking conveniently just in front of your room. Has pool. Restaurant with decent breakfast, large buffet for dinner. Rooms dark, musty smell, noisy aircon, worn furniture, like an old-time motel. Bathroom average. shower in bath tub. No room safe. Room rates quite high, as there are many tourists in the season. Breakfast comes extra. All in all a very busy and expensive hotel, which has gotten old.

"Get discount if you stay 3 nights or more"

4
Friis-Christensen, Skanderborg, Denmark 25/07/2017

Nice big hotel near Bryce Canyon. A good place for a family to stay. If you stay three days or more you can get some discount. The restaurant is a bit expensive. The pool is cold but the jacuzzi is nice. You can buy groceries in the shop in the hotel. You can book horse riding in the lobby - which for our family of unexperienced riders was a good experience. There is also a nearby rodeo, which I think the Americans will find small at boring, but for a family from Europe it was a nice evening and family friendly experience.

"A great place to stay"

4
christine20072016, Bluffton, South Carolina 20/07/2017

This is rated 2-stars by AAA, but in my experience it really deserves more than that. Granted, the outside does not denote an elegant hotel, but the rooms are immaculate and the furniture looked brand new. They have a nice gift shop. Restaurant was mostly tourist fare, but the staff was very nice and the food was good. Great value.

"Get your groceries elsewhere first!"

3
Holly R, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 19/07/2017

This hotel was okay, comfy beds, large room, wi-fi was easy to use. The exhaust fan was caked with grime and dust; it was never cleaned even though I asked them to. The parking lot is a mess, holes and cracks, repair work at various places. And prepare to be taken advantage of when you need groceries. I have been to many National Parks, and I understand the inflated prices for groceries. But this store is definitely engaging in price gouging! They know people need food and will pay extra for it. But I was shocked at the $9.00 box of Froot Loops!!! Come on! Subway was more expensive, too, taking advantage of travelers. My advice: drive to Tropic for any restaurant or food, etc.

"Neat place to stay!"

5
kimz847, Belle, United States 19/07/2017

We stayed here when we visited Bryce Canyon National Park. It is a really neat place to stay! With a large gift store, post office, and restaurant on site, it was very convenient! Especially since we rode our motorcycle and it was beginning to rain, we didn't have to leave to get something to eat! Very friendly staff in lobby, gift shop and restaurant! Would recommend this place to anyone and would stay here again!

"Good location and room"

4
LornaDune, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 17/07/2017

I had reserved a room with a "lake view" and we were glad to get a room on the 2nd floor as I'd requested, in the Lakeview Lodge building. There was a nice view of a small lake from our room and after reading multiple reviews on TripAdvisor, I have no idea if we were in an updated room or not. It seemed clean and furnishings and decor appeared to be up to date. The two queen size beds were comfortable and linens were fine. There was a medium-sized refrigerator, microwave, TV (we never turned it on), and WIFI was good in our room. The bathroom had two sinks, a decent shower, good lighting, and a huge mirrored door behind the sinks where the closet was located. The only negative issues were that it was difficult to regulate the heat in our room, keeping it from feeling too hot, and a floor lamp, positioned behind an upholstered chair and ottoman, had a broken switch so couldn't be used (I notified the front desk on check out). Also, the carpeted stairs up to the motel rooms were in need of a good cleaning. It was entertaining to walk around Ruby's "mini-city", observe all the bustling activity and tourists, the multiple motel buildings, general store, restaurants, and services Ruby's offers. Even my guidebook called Ruby's "kind of a zoo", but it had everything you could want, including a post office and shuttle into the park if you don't feel like driving. We had a good dinner in the Ruby's Inn Cowboy's Buffet and Steak Room and enjoyed browsing in the General Store afterward. Ruby's is a convenient drive to and from Bryce Canyon, and after a day of driving, hiking, and enjoying the beauty of Bryce Canyon (in the falling snow and at 29 degrees on May 18), Ruby's was a good, convenient place to stay. At $169/night (including taxes), I felt we were paying mainly for location and convenience, and we pretty much got what we paid for and would likely stay here again.

"The Place to go"

5
robertsN2772QG, Phoenix, United States 17/07/2017

If you are still planning a trip this summer, this is the place to go. Between the wonderful hotel and Bryce Canyon and all of its wonderful sites and things to do you will not be disappointed. There are Horse Trail rides, helicopter rides and numerous foot trails that challenge even the most fit hikers. The sites will amaze you.

"Touristy Destination"

3
alesheaw2017, Circleville, United States 13/07/2017

Ruby's Inn does a good job of getting the "Western feel". The rooms are way overpriced though. You are paying more for the convenience of being close to Bryce than you are for a quality room. The lobby is amazing and is a great place to look through. However, the rooms are small and a little worn down.

"A terrible experience"

1
karenbD2768CC, Bayport, New York 12/07/2017

My sisters and I were on a road trip that included Brice Canyon. We stopped at Ruby's mainly because of the amenities. We are 3 women over 60. We booked the family room. After a less then thrilling dinner we went back to the room to find no water. We were told the water would be fixed within the hour. We visited the canyon. Arriving back at the room water was back but we were lacking hot water. Visiting the front desk we were told that we could shower at the pool or the camp ground. I told the manager this was unacceptable. He took 40% off the room rate of $300.00

"Clean and many Amenities"

4
michellesB4509FF, Pleasant View, United States 12/07/2017

Ruby's Inn is very clean and the facilities are pleasant and well maintained. The check in was effortless and we were provided with a map of the hotel site and location of amenities. There is a shop where you can find food and other items. I would recommend this because the restaurant is the only negative, it was not good food and very expensive.

"Last-minute choice - wonderful surprise"

5
buckeyebadger, Mequon, Wisconsin 11/07/2017

We decided at the last minute to go to Bryce Canyon and were thrilled to find a room so close to the park entrance. Our room was huge, clean, and comfortable. The exterior of the "Deer Lodge" may have been a bit dated, but we thought it added to the cowboy-kitschy charm of the place. The young man who checked us in was extremely personable and helpful - the checkout crew, not so much - but it was very early in the day. We didn't investigate a lot of the hotel amenities other than the General Store. Prices were high, but we expected that. We discovered while we were in the main lobby area that the public restrooms were exceptionally clean and bright - a nice plus. It was a fun place. We loved it.

"It Was Ok"

3
FlowersontheTable, Los Angeles, California 11/07/2017

It feels like it's the only place in town. Positives: closest hotel to park entrance with shuttle, the room was decent, and the mashed potatoes and carrots at the buffet were AMAZING (they really were!), and they make it convenient to sign up for other activities like horse back riding and dinner theatre. Negatives: the door to our room would not shut properly. They came out, left wood shavings all over and it still didn't work right (not very safe). The little fast food place next door was not good at all! I guess since they were working on the door we did not get our room cleaned. I don't know, it was all a little hokey, but I was there only two nights and I was there for the hoodoos anyway.

"Limited choice of hotels but big choice of rooms"

4
robeth_8, Glasgow, United Kingdom 06/07/2017

As we were unsure of area, we opted for closest to Bryce Canyon. Realised there was limited choice in area which usually means that accommodation can be around average at best. Very pleasantly surprised. Easy to find and ample parking. Accommodation comes in various forms and locations. There are several blocks, four I think at least, offering various views and sizes as well as adjacent campground area. Most surrounding a pond. Reception was friendly, informative and easy. Quite a lot to take in so you may have to listen carefully. Room was in the Lake View block, a short walk from main block. Clean and spacious. Plenty to occupy your mind when you are not in the canyon. There is a pretty good food store attached to large gift store, hotel has a lot of bus tourists visiting, in the main block. There is also an outside eating area adjacent to store access. There is an indoor pool, spa and gym at the rear. It also has a separate laundry building on site which is well used and busy at all times,even though it is 24 hours. There is a buffet restaurant in the main building, review to come. For quick take away/fast food there is one across the road. One very good point is that the shuttle for the park stops at Rubys. Handy if very busy in the park as car park get busy very quickly.In the main foyer you can buy tickets for Cowboy show and rodeo, as well as other activities. Here for a couple of days and will come back when in the area. Just remember, it is not a fancy luxury hotel but is still great value and comfortable.

"Dissapointing"

2
User 06/07/2017

Not so much the hotel but rather all the commercial stuff around it. No where to eat normally, a bazar (made me think of a Souk in Marakech). Friendly staff though and swimming pool for the children ok (but not more than that). We don't recommend this one)

"Room experience"

5
Tim b, Chico, California 06/07/2017

Room was Ok. we got bottom floor and that was good. Bed was so so. Pillows were all to fat or thick for my liking. Check out time was early at 11 am. I personally like a 12 check out which is harder to find now a days.

"Convenient but average "

5
User 06/07/2017

The hotel was decent all in all. There was a shuttle included in the park fee that left right in front of the lobby. The indoor pool and jacuzzi are nice (the pool was a bit cold however). There is also a general store that is very convenient if you want to plan for a picnic in the canyon, forgot anything, or want to buy souvenirs. The breakfast was not included, but the buffet is nice (no vegan food) and there is quite some choice on the menu (with vegetarian and vegan options). However, in our room we couldn't turn the light on in the bathroom without having the extremely loud ventilation on, and the air conditioning was terrible.

"Family suite was great, location is pro and con"

4
MovinMom07, Seattle 06/07/2017

Spacious, clean and updated family suite in the Ponderosa Lodge section was perfect for our family of four with older children who need their own beds, a very good value compared to anything else nearby. And being less than a 5 minute drive to the BCNP entrance and visitor center was so convenient, we were able to easily spend sunrise to sunset in the park (we were here early in the season and therefore did not use the park shuttles that are right out front). However, this also puts you miles away from any full service grocery stores or quality restaurants at reasonable prices. We paid $5 for a box of crackers one desperate morning. I would definitely stay in a family suite here again, making sure to stock up a cooler with groceries in St George or Cedar City before hand.

"Disappointed "

2
User 28/06/2017

Hotel was medicore and food options in area were limited and way over priced. But biggest disappointment was the park it's self they had all but three miles and only to view points closed for paving improvement the two days we were there but still charged $30 a vehicle to get into park not worth the additional drive time to make the trip

"Cute place to stay when you're visiting Bryce"

4
duranie314, Richmond, Virginia 27/06/2017

This is my third trip to Ruby's. I love it here. The people are great, they have a lovely general store with groceries, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Each room has a mini fridge and microwave so you can buy some groceries and eat in your room after a long day of hiking. My only complaint on this visit is that the water in the shower was extremely temperamental in both of our room. One minute it was fine, the next it would be ice cold. At one point the water got so hot I had to jump out to avoid getting scalded. However this is the first time I've ever had this problem and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

"Hotel"

4
Jan S, Portland, Oregon 27/06/2017

The hotel is listed as a best western but we did not get best western points nor were we asked about them. The hotel is like a resort with many buildings, a store, a restaurant, a pool and is close to Bryce Canyon Park

"Ruby's Inn desparately needs a makeover"

1
loriellenm, Houston, TX 27/06/2017

I stayed at Ruby's Best Western Inn Bryce Canyon this past week & was extremely disappointed. I'd stayed here before (albeit 20 yrs ago) and remembered it as being a decent hotel in a great location. Well, the location is still great, but the hotel is terrible. I don't think it's had an update or a makeover in those 20 years. The bed in my room was so bad, I took the sheets & slept on the couch (not a fold out). The room looked dingy so no matter how well it had been cleaned, it looked dirty. The water from the taps was impossible to regulate for temperature...you either got scalded or frozen & it kept varying in between the two. It was a terrible stay & unless Best Western wants to put some money into this place, I'd never stay here again, no would I ever recommend it to anyone.

rubysinn_management, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your comments. We are currently renovating all of our guest rooms and will be updating the exterior of our buildings in the next year. I hope you will consider staying with us again so you can see some of the changes we are making.

"Quite the Operation"

4
User 27/06/2017

Ruby's is a huge operation with restaurants, gift shops and stores, an indoor pool, and tons of people. It is always busy, so if you like that sort of place, then this is for you. The staff were very nice and the room was clean. It is pretty close to the park, so that is the main perk, if you are going to see GORGEOUS Bryce Canyon!

"Different Kind of Hotel"

4
Marmoore66, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 21/06/2017

The first thing a traveler notices when entering Bryce Canyon City is that numerous places all begin with the name Ruby, named after Reuben Syrett who established a ranch near the location of Ruby's Inn, and the rest is history. Today, Ruby's family own and operate many of the establishments in Bryce Canyon City. This particular hotel is close to Bryce Canyon National Park, and has everything! There are guest rooms, restaurant, gift shop, groceries, photo shop, etc., all in one building. When we were checking in, there were four people behind the desk, answering phones, helping people check in, responding to questions, etc. While pleasant, the individual who waited on us seemed pressed for time, spoke rapidly, and was not very verbal. We had a difficult time finding our room; the hotel and grounds are like a labyrinth, but once in the room, we were delighted. The room was clean, spacious, and had amenities, and the indoor pool downstairs was nice. The restaurant was very quick in seating us; service was a little slower. After being served, our server came by hurriedly, asking us if we needed anything else. That said, our meals were excellent. This lodge seemed overwhelming with staff appearing rushed, and busy with travelers coming and going continuously, which isn't exactly to our taste. We would have preferred less in the hotel, but we eventually reasoned that is why the word, "Plus", is in the name of the hotel. Good to know.

"Avoid this hotel"

1
User 21/06/2017

This hotel is a rip-off. They have a corner on the market and charge prices out of line with the overall experience. The main lodge has a serious water problem; an inability to maintain a consistent temperature. The newer Best Western Grand Hotel across the street is MUCH better and the service more accommodating. However, the Hotel is also operated by Ruby's so the rates are also quite high for the experience offered. Avoid Ruby's though...not good

rubysinn_management, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to address the issues with us during your recent stay. The engineer has been alerted and will be resolving the water issue. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

"Motels are great"

4
nowdsm, Des Moines, Iowa 21/06/2017

My husband and I were traveling all over SW Utah, camping some and staying in hotels as well. This room fit us perfectly. We could park right outside the door. The room was clean and comfortable. The price was a little high though I guess that's because of where it is and it being summer.

"Very close to Bryce Canyon"

3
Skeets37, Millis, Massachusetts 20/06/2017

When visiting Bryce, your choices are few. The Ruby Inn is the main hotel in the area. It has a full restaurant, good size general store and souvenir store, and an indoor pool. I stayed close to the pool in a good size room on ground level. The only drawback is the plumbing outside the room made some odd loud sounds during the day but I don't recall hearing them at night. I assume this had something to do with the pool or pool showers. Besides that my stay was fine. Only thing to point out is it's a very busy hotel with the store and restaurant on site if that bothers you.

"Nice place!"

4
Tina B, Cary, United States 20/06/2017

This Best Western is extremely convenient to the Bryce Canyon National Park park and has a convenient park shuttle stop outside. Beautiful lobby and well stocked, nice quality gift shop. The rooms are fine, and we enjoyed breakfast here also. The inn itself has a very interesting history that is written on either their menu or place mats.

"Bathroom is tiny"

3
Amy F, West Hempstead, New York 15/06/2017

This place is very convenient to Bryce Canyon and there are shuttles that take you to the park. Our room was a good size overlooking the indoor pool. There is a nice sitting area outside the room. The bathroom was just too small with a small walk in shower which was right by the door to leave your room. There was no sink in the bathroom but in the bedroom. There is a convience store which had a lit of choices for food for your room in addition to souvenirs.

"Ruby's Inn Bryce Canyon"

4
User 15/06/2017

My wife and I planned a trip to Bryce Canyon and booked at Ruby's...So glad we did...Ruby's is where it's all happening for Bryce Canyon. It's a very busy place and hosts all of the activities surrounding your stay, lodging, shuttles, shopping and information. The staff for all of the activities is well trained...They are knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I would opt to stay here again for the next trip

"Mini Birthday Vacation"

3
Shirley Z, Henderson, Nevada 15/06/2017

Ruby's Inn is near the entrance to the Bryce Canyon. Best Western Plus. I would not rate it a Plus. I've stayed several years ago at the BW Plus, it was a lot nicer than Ruby's and they gave you breakfast. I had issues with the TV, which they eventually took care of. But everyday, 4 days, I had issues with my room key. Constantly had to asked house keeping to open my door. That was a major issue for me, as the Front Desk was no where near my room. There are several buildings of rooms. I ate at their restaurants twice, only because there wasn't anything else available. It was mediocre. Decided to try the lunch buffet, which for me was at 4PM, salad bar was good, everything else was starch and dried up chicken. I hadn't eaten all day so I ate what I could. But would not recommend it.

"Loved staying at Ruby's Inn"

5
kimberlylQ5146DM, Largo, Florida, United States 14/06/2017

We enjoyed our stay at Ruby's very much. It's proximity to the park, the shuttle service into the park, the General store, the restaurant, the lake, and the shopping across the street. We would highly recommend staying at Ruby's when you are visiting Bryce Canyon.

"Loved our stay at this hotel"

5
kcross3625, Tampa, Florida 13/06/2017

The rooms were spacious and comfortable. I appreciated the jacuzzi tub after a long day of hiking. The breakfast buffet was very good and quick. We loved that everything we needed was right there. I would stay here again

"It is a hotel"

4
User 08/06/2017

Clean rooms, expensive restaurant but the rooms have a microwave and there is a shop in the hotel with food that can be heated up. Pool was full with children and because it was inside, it gets noisy.

"We didn't stay here but did eat in the restaurant"

4
David C, Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom 08/06/2017

Can;'t say anything about the hotel but we ate one night in their restaurant. The service was very good & my wife & I both had steaks which were excellent, very tasty & well cooked. They have a very large buffet if you like that type of food.

"Entry to Bryce National Park"

4
segallison, Brea 07/06/2017

Lovely rooms, great service, everything we needed in a useable area. The store had large selections, ice cream by Farr's, employees were extremely helpful. The inside pool , spa and fitness room allowed our group to relax and workout in pleasant surroundings

"Terrible Stay"

1
Susan L, Houston 07/06/2017

We spent three nights at this hotel in May, 2017. We arrived at noon and understood that check-in was at 4'pm but asked the Front Desk if perhaps we could check in a little early as I was sick. We came back at 3 pm and were told our room was not ready. We were told that our room would be guaranteed ready at 4'pm. Needless to say, I was still sick!!! At 4 pm we were allowed to check in. BUT the hotel was NOT full so tell me why between noon and 3 pm I couldn't check in? Honestly, the reception desk clerk made me feel as if I were "just another pesky tourist". On top of not being allowed to check in early, the room we were assigned faced the loading/unloading dock where we were awakened the next morning at 7 am - and I am SICK and in need of rest. When I complained at the reception desk, I was told they did not know there was such a problem. Additionally, we called housekeeping for coffee as they omitted it when they cleaned our room. We were told okay. Six hours later when we were ready for bed, there was still no coffee. We called and were nastily told there were only two people and they would get our coffee as soon as they could. Within five minutes, the maintenance worker delivered our coffee! This hotel is OLD and in need of updates. They have a captive audience because of Bryce Park so word to the wise, stay at Best Western Great Hotel or Bryce Canyon Pines Motel where they serve the best food in town for the cheapest prices Susan Longo

rubysinn_management, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Please accept my apologize on behalf of our entire team, for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

"A surprise"

5
William E, Seattle 07/06/2017

This hotel exceeded my expectations. Room was spacious, clean, great bed, very convenient to the Park. The staff were very helpful and check in was prompt despite a bit of a queue. It was very quiet at night. Nice shower.

"Convenient, clean rooms, efficient check-in"

3
Phillip C, Texarkana, Texas 01/06/2017

Very "busy" atmosphere - pool, shops, restaurants, general store, etc. Kids will love it if staying more then one nite and get tired of Bryce NP - lots to keep them busy. Pool will be be very crowded and loud! We (no kids) were there in slow season (April) and room reasonably priced for clean place to sleep - which is what we were looking for, but gets pricey in summer. Front desk staff was very friendly, courteous and efficient checking in - house keeping staff not so much - ours didn't speak English and obviously overworked. Not luxurious or "fancy", no fantastic views, but very adequate if you can't get room at lodge inside park.

"Enjoyed 1 day stay"

3
wanderlust1979, San Francisco, California 31/05/2017

We arrived very tired from a long drive from the Arches. The lady who helped us was nice and check-in process was easy. Beware--when they say initial here and here...you know what you are initialing. I normally read what I sign but that day I didn't because I was tired, hangry and sleepy from the drive. Little did I know I initialed on the second part that says I am donating to the National Park of Bryce Canyon of $1. Yes $1. That was a dollar I did not want to donate since I am a member of NP already and have an annual pass of $80 -please let your guests know what they are initialing before you tell them to initial. Any who. Getting to the hotel details. The room was nice and spacious with a nice view of the lake. Our room seems like it hasn't been used in awhile because it was dusty and had a musty smell when we entered. The major draw back for me was the shower that was clogged every after use. I basically showered in my own dirty because it did not drain until I was already out of the shower. Maybe this was just my luck. A little suggestion would be to make sure the room is in working condition when it is being occupied. Again, it was only for 1 day so I made no complaint about the drainage of the shower.

"Legendary hotel near Bryce"

5
frequent-traveler777, san diego 31/05/2017

Ruby's Inn has an immense number of rooms at reasonable prices. The hotel is very spread out. There is a full service pay Laundromat in a separate building in the middle of the property and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the front of the property adjacent to the registration desk. If you book through an online service, you will lose your Best Western points.

rubysinn_management, Manager at Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Merci de prendre le temps de partager votre expérience lors de votre récent séjour. Je m'excuse de ne pas répondre à vos attentes. En ce qui concerne la question du téléphone, nous ne facturons pas de frais pour le téléphone à moins qu'un appel n'ait été placé.

"Fantastic location for Bryce...however little else for such a high price"

2
User 31/05/2017

Yes it was high season, but my mediocre room was nearly $200 per night. I would expect to pay under $100 for a place of this mediocre quality. The room was dated and things just weren't working well. A roll-away cot was $25 and was too uncomfortable for a dog. If I return to the area, and the price is over $100, I will look for another place. No breakfast except at their restaurant, no coffee in the room, and you can't get coffee at the general store until 7 am. So, tough luck early risers! I did like the fact that the shuttle to the canyon stopped right outside the lobby.

"Location, location, mediocre"

3
callaw, los gatos, ca 29/05/2017

This huge motel (6 buildings with about 30 units each) is the closest you will get to Bryce Canyon National Park if you cannot get a room at the park's lodge. Other than that, it has little to recommend itself. The rooms are showing their age, and the restaurant commonly has long lines from the bus tours that stop there. The general store has a decent selection of food and the typical tourist goods. We had a dog with us so had few alternatives in the area. Next time we will keep the dog at home.

"Bryce Canyon best Hotel"

5
jill j, sandy 25/05/2017

Having been visiting Bryce Canyon National Park for many years and Rubys Inn is the BEST place to stay. Very historical yet very nice and beautiful. The staff always friendly and it is pet friendly. closest hotel to the park and the shuttle is right outside the lobby. Being in Utah, they even have a liquor store onsite, which is un heard of in Utah!

"Perfect hotel when visiting Bryce Canyon NP"

5
jackyglo, Las Vegas, Nevada 25/05/2017

This hotel has everything, including a grocery store/deli in addition to the restaurants. The shuttle into the park stops at the hotel, so no need to get in the car at all. I would absolutely stay again on future visits, and recommend the hotel highly. It's almost a part of the park experience. Room was comfortable, had refrigerator and microwave, plus good internet service.

"It is as bad as you might think"

2
mrrplanner, sydney 24/05/2017

We ended up here because there are pretty much no other options near Bryce Canyon. Sadly it was as bad as I expected and you really feel a captive audience being taken advantage of as BW seem to own the entire town of Bryce. There are 100s of rooms in drab motel buildings. The rooms are dark with noisey heaters and very drab. The hotel could be much worse but I hate the fact they have a captive market and just charge accordingly without making any effort.

"Great location, does the job"

4
Furlong40, Sheffield, United Kingdom 24/05/2017

Big rooms which are comfortable and have double sink, bath, shower, microwave, fridge. Very quiet and comfortable with parking outside rooms. Very close to bryce canyon but slightly unusual set up in that the whole 'town' is owned by Best Western. Restaurant in an evening is a la carte, buffet or salad and soup buffet. We had the salad and soup which was good and great value. Service excellent but big queues for dinner by 7 so go early, Ten minutes drive (at most) to park entrance so very convenient. Good store selling camping supplies and groceries but not cheap - perhaps not surprising given it is in the middle of nowhere.

"Good Choice for Bryce Canyon"

4
User 24/05/2017

Very close to the park entrance. Rates are much lower than the BW+ across the street. Bryce Canyon shuttle is in front of hotel. Breakfast is not free at this location. There is a restaurant on site that gets quite busy at meal time. Considerable wait to get seated. Indoor pool water was too cold to enjoy. Pool room temperature was chilly as well. Other than that a good stay and good value.

"Clearly renovated, full service hotel complex"

5
MSUmindy, Lansing, Michigan 18/05/2017

We stayed at Ruby's Best Western Inn for one night. The room had recently been renovated. It was immaculately clean and well appointed in every respect. The bed was very comfortable and the room wonderfully quiet. We went to the buffet dinner and the buffet breakfast and found both more than adequate in terms of offerings and waitstaff helping us. It was a very nice stay. The outdoor temperature had plummeted while we were there and we needed to buy sweatshirts. We were able to find high quality hooded sweatshirts for under $30, even in Plus Sizes! I highly recommend Ruby's if you are in the Bryce Canyon area.

"Clip Joint"

2
David L, Budapest 18/05/2017

Poor facilities. A price for everything. Just wanted to up sell. Food was horrific. Place was unclean. TV didn't work. Room heating and cooling was awful. Shabby rooms, parking lot. Laundry machines mostly didn't work and very expensive.

"Bad Organization with ? Maintainence"

2
TheWayItWasThere, Northwest 17/05/2017

Toilet seat was loose. Maintenance fixed it. After a day, it was loose again. Maintenance replaced it. After a day, it was loose again. My wife and I were part of a DayTripper tour. We received breakfast vouchers. When we tried to use them, we were told to stand in the line for breakfast. 25 minutes later, we handed over the vouchers and were seated for breakfast. Most all of our questions were met with blank stares and no responses. This place must have a high turnover rate of employees.

"Very old and tired. Not worth the money"

1
User 17/05/2017

Rooms are very old. Has the feel of a cheap casino. Stay somewhere else. The whole feel of the hotel is that of a cheap casino. It is gaudy, the gift shop has cheap looking items. The food in the restaurant was very mediocre.

"Good Stay in Bryce"

4
irawine, Benicia, California 17/05/2017

My wife and I recently stayed one night at the Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, which is conveniently located just outside the main gate of Bryce National Park. The hotel is quite a large complex with a bunch of different buildings making up the complex. We were able to find our room pretty easily, however, if you have a lot of stuff and wind up on the second floor of the building as we did, prepare yourself to carry things up a flight of stairs to get to your room. The room itself was fine and included a microwave and a fridge. I would stay here again should I return to visit Bryce National Park.

"Ideal place to see Bryce Canyon."

4
Jaya-NY, New York City, New York 11/05/2017

I got the French version!!!! I will write in English. Bryce is the best place to see the Bryce Canyon. Ruby's Inn is the biggest and most convenient place to start. Rooms, facilities and restaurants are reasonably good. Specially for the price. It does noy have much competition in the area. From Bryce we drove all the way to the end of road (13 mile?) and drove our way back stopping at view points to see the fantastic scenes. We took one small hike. At high elevation take care to have enough water and rest well as you hikes.

"You don't really have much choice, do you?"

3
telamm, Charlotte, North Carolina 10/05/2017

No offense to Best Western as a brand, but rather than the "Best" as the name implies I would call it the "Best" option you have at the time. That is the best thing I can say about Ruby's Inn. While the story and history of the Ruby family is cool and somewhat nostalgic, the accommodations are barely average. If there were other, better options in Bryce, it would likely not even receive that rating. The motel style accommodations are about what you would except from a random highway exit motel - loud walkways, loud doors, and standard amenities. The restaurant is mediocre at best, and the staff barely welcoming. The gift shop and sundries store is a good place to fuel up for your daily activities, but except to pay a slight premium. As for cleanliness, this property would fall into the category of "I can't tell if that is dirty of if it just that old and worn." It is difficult to determine whether the carpets and upholstery are clean because they are so dated, old and worn. After a refresh and some retraining this property shows promise. Otherwise, you stay here because you have to.

"Bryce Canyon loddging"

5
Hagilo H, Zug, Switzerland 10/05/2017

I've checked on tripadvisor and even most give a 3 or 4 I give a 5. yes, the loddge is pretty old and the rooms can be noisy. But, it's a perfectly equipt place with very friendly staff. Well organized for all the different ways to explore the Canyon. I definitly would come here again!

"Trip West"

5
User 10/05/2017

Nice hotel for travel to Zion National Park. Shuttle to park makes stop at hotel as well. Many bus tours stop here since hotel is quite large, so dinner in restaurant was over crowded and we went elsewhere. Breakfast not provided daily, but could get in restaurant easily in the morning.

"Poor value - find another motel outside the Park"

2
User 10/05/2017

I booked at Ruby's because it was advertised as being just outside the Park entrance. It turned out to be poor value for the money. It seems the only sort of room available at Ruby's is one that would be an economical choice in providing for a family of four, a room crowded and uninviting with two queen-sized beds and good drawer space (six drawers although only five hangers), but very poor value for just a single individual guest as I was. There are a number of other motels within two to five miles of the park entrance.

"Very good hotel"

4
User 04/05/2017

Nice hotel near Bryce with all facilities you need (busstop, shopping, restaurants, etc.). Rooms are good, though could use a paintjob and new/cleaned carpet (like almost all hotels in the US...). Breakfast buffet was great!

"Great Bryce"

4
Joni I, Redondo Beach, California 04/05/2017

What a nice surprise. Rest of my family stayed at the Ruby's RV park (also very nice). My room was very comfortable, clean and had all I needed. The staff at check-in and my many questions throughout my 4 night stay were we're very helpful. Definitely would stay here again. Great location for shuttle to Bryce.

"Comfortable, convenient, spacious"

4
Wis_Badger_Traveler, Madison, Wisconsin 03/05/2017

We enjoyed our stay here for one night while visiting Capitol Reef. For those who want convenience but cleanliness and space, this is a good choice. We did not eat at the restaurant--but the menu looked great for a nice "supper club" type of meal. There are a few other casual spots to eat just a mile or two away.

"Great Place"

4
Petrie_Dish, Herriman, UT 03/05/2017

We decided to go to Bryce Canyon for spring break and stayed at the Best Western not far from the entrance. The hotel is a little older, and the exteriors have looked better, but the interiors were nice, clean and relatively big. It was a great place to stay while we explored the park. One downside was that the ice machines were not in good working order. The first morning we were there, I had to go to 4 different ice machines before I found one that worked. Still, all things considered, It was good enough to go there again.

"Great all in one hotel!"

5
P4496XKchristianp, New York, United States 02/05/2017

The main lobby, restaurant, & general store provide all you need for your stay. The rooms could use a little updating but overall was very nice, clean & comfortable. Super friendly staff and very reasonable price.

"Satisfied!"

4
ggdg, california 27/04/2017

They have general store, grocery and restaurant which I liked very much(we took shuttle bus instead of driving into the park). Also I liked their bed. Only thing I noticed was the next door shower noise so I closed my bathroom door when I went to sleep.

"Just an Ok place to stay"

3
B2843IYbillk, Arlington, United States 27/04/2017

When we checked in we were helped by a nice young trainee from another country. She was very friendly. We asked about changing rooms & she went to get someone from the backroom. That person was grumpy & cold. She told me I could not make any changes as I had booked my room through Expedia or a similar company. I explained that when booking a BW hotel, I always use the BW web site. She told me I did not know who I booked with & it was through another company. I explained that I stay 30ish nights a year in hotels & I was quite aware of where I booked rooms. She still told me I basically didn't have any idea where I was booking. The room was OK, old & small bathroom. You could roll a marble under the front door. We were planing on eating at the restaurant on site, but decided to eat at the lodge in the park. Great choice, excellent food & good service. Yea, it cost more, but it was worth it to not give the $ to Ruby's

"Family Trip"

3
User 26/04/2017

Our family of 5 (kids aged 10, 12, 13) stayed here for 2 nights in the middle of a 2 week National Parks trip. The was the only place where we stayed in a non-park hotel and I regret it. If you haven't been here before, pay close attention to just how huge this place it. It was packed while were there. When I chose Ruby's, I thought it might offer a little modern reprieve in the middle of a more rustic trip. I had planned to do laundry here, but the laundry rooms were crazy busy at all hours of the day and night. The kids loved the pools. The indoor one was useful at night and on a rainy afternoon, but we discovered that we could walk to an outdoor one at Ruby's campground that was beautiful and heated. The gift shop/ grocery store had a lot of stuff available. We chose to pass on the restaurants because it was all just a little too crazy for us. Our room decor was fine and the beds were really comfortable. The bathroom was a tad shabby with very slow shower drain. We did appreciate being able to have a room with an extra bedroom off it, for a total of 3 queens.

"Pretty Good"

4
MobiusTraveller, Ottawa, Canada 26/04/2017

This entire town is owned by one family. Like ... 100% of the entire Frogger town. Not 99%. And, if you decide to stay overnight in Bryce, or buy tires, do laundry, visit the mayor, or buy ANYTHING, they get the money. But, surprisingly, it was all good. Food was good. Service was good. People were friendly. Price was good. And a massive supermarket right attached to the hotel. If I ever stayed overnight in town again, I'd stay here.

"Not many choices"

3
lipp40, buffalo ny 26/04/2017

Room was ok, but some problems. the "city" is pretty much owned by this place and the prices for everything reflect that. Asked about a real grocery store and was told their prices were competitive. They are not.

"Best Western Stay"

5
38elainez, Salt Lake City, United States 20/04/2017

Overall excellent. I would recommend this place. Good breakfast. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the location is ideal as it is only minutes from entrance to Bryce Canyon. Just would like indoor pool temperature to be warmer.

"A pleasant stay in a spectacular area"

4
John_Dese, Melbourne, Australia 20/04/2017

Our room was quite comfortable and had everything you needed for a short stay. Although we didn't use it the pool and spa area looked good and was being enjoyed by lots of other guests. Ruby's had a good gift shop and supermarket for you to buy snacks for walking. The attached restaurant was OK. The only problem we had was the early morning truck delivery and unloading to the supermarket area right outside our window. One thing worth mentioning is a fabulous FREE tour by the National Park Authority called the Rainbow Point Tour. It's takes 3 1/2 hours by bus but is well worth it. Just as ask at the National Parks contact point as you have to book for this tour.

"Quiet and Comfortable"

4
Mary K, Laguna Hills, United States 20/04/2017

Although this is a huge complex, we asked for a quiet room and were pleased with the assignment. Breakfast is pricy but the microwave worked for instant oatmeal and the mini refrigerator was larger than most. We appreciated the comfortable beds and two sinks.

"Good location and that's about it"

4
gdtwinkie, New York NY 19/04/2017

This place is a bit of a zoo, even on a Monday and Tuesday night in April. But we wanted to be as close as possible to Bryce Canyon because we wanted to hike all day. I would not have paid the regular rate to stay here, but we were able to take advantage of a special deal they were offering online. Giving it 4/5 because the staff were nice and accommodated our request for a quieter room (they gave us 2nd floor in the Lakeview lodge). Fyi, they have a laundromat on site, which definitely would have been useful if we had stayed longer than 2 nights.

"excellent location"

5
rogeriop434, Bellevue 19/04/2017

strongly recommend! Amazing facilities. You can find anything you might need on a trip. Camping equipment, food, groceries, clothes, souvenirs, jewelry, ... Kids loved the swimming pool! there are multiple buildings on the property, which perfectly located next to the Bryce National Park.

"Great location "

5
Nicola H, Perth, Western Australia, Australia 14/04/2017

We stayed for a couple of nights and really enjoyed our stay. The inn is located very close to the national park and has a great general store and lots of other amenities. The heating in the rooms is also good and warm water in the showers. We would stay again

"Good location for Bryce Canyon visit"

4
jemommy, Ogden, Utah 11/04/2017

We stayed here because we were going to visit the park for a day or two. It was off-season, so a lot of activities and some of the shops were still closed. The room was nice and the pool area was a good size. The restaurant was good, menu & buffet items. I am not a buffet person, so that part I can't really comment on. The only let down was that there was no free breakfast as with most Best Western hotels. Overall, I would stay again if I was in the area.

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Come visit us again and enjoy some of our property activities that are open between late April through October. Please tell your friends and family about us. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Bryce Canyon lodging and dinners"

5
DonnaHastings_PA, Hastings, PA 11/04/2017

Ate both dinners at Ruby's during our stay st Bryce. Ordered off the menu the first night because we were not hungry enough for buffet but returned the second night for the buffet. Both very good & good pricing. We don't usually eat buffets but the taster and quality of food was very good. Also stayed at Ruby's Inn one night. If we would have known how nice it was, would have probably just booked 2 nights there. Granted, it is early season, so there were not big crowds but we enjoyed every minute! Donna Cunningham Hastings, PA

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Donna, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass along your comments to the appropriate staff members. They love to hear that their hard work is paying off. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Great Spot near Bryce Canyon"

5
sarakT2904PQ, Chicago 11/04/2017

Great place for traveling families. Nice pool and easy access to Bryce Canyon and surrounding sights. Great shopping in the huge gift shops. Rooms were spacious for a family of 5 and service was with a smile!

BryceViewLodge_mngr, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our indoor pool and spa. It is a wonderful amenity to have after a long hike in the park. I'm glad we were able to make your journey to Bryce Canyon National Park a comfortable and enjoyable one. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Best Western Ruby"

2
katherinek655, boston, United States 10/04/2017

The location of this Inn is good, the room was large and clean, but I would not stay again due to the noise level. We could hear thumping footsteps from the room above us, and voices from the hallway. I was woken at 2:53 am by loud voices walking past our room in the hallway.

rubys_inn_management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I apologize for your experience at our hotel. Thank you for bringing this noise issue to our attention. We are currently looking into solutions to this problem. Come visit us again and stay in one of our outer building accommodations. Let us help change your opinion of us. I apologize again for your experience. If you would like to further discuss your stay, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Good basic room"

4
L8516KGangelac, Los Angeles, United States 10/04/2017

This is a cute hotel with a western theme. Love the location and that they have a grocery and a souvenir shop on site. The room itself is comfortable enough. Very basic, clean, and internet works well. I wish they would've offered a complimentary continental breakfast. I would stay here again.

rubys_inn_management, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you were able to find a souvenir to remember us by. We are currently looking for a solution to the complimentary breakfast option. We hope to have this solved in the future. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Lance S. General Manager

"Bryce Canyon with a Dog"

4
User 28/11/2016

Decent place, they changed our room from king to 2 doubles because we had a dog, so the bed was tiny, and noisy upstairs neighbors, strongly suggest trying to get the 2nd floor. air blasted constantly, which dried out the room, but we blocked it with the chair and it was better. Very clean, good food at the buffet, friendly staff. The pool looked awesome, but we forgot our bathing suits. Very convenient store. Super close to Bryce canyon's Fairyland loop trail which was amazing!

"Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon"

5
753rosannek, North Las Vegas, Nevada 28/11/2016

First of all, there are only two hotels right next to the park, both are Best Western. I chose Ruby's Inn because of the value and the hotel did not disappoint! My husband and I had a really wonderful stay. The hotel and restaurant staff were very pleasant and our room was really clean and nicely kept. It was warm too as it was very cold outside and snowed the last night we were there. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place near the park to stay. Lots of rooms!!!

"Good location and amenities"

3
242erinj, Salt Lake City, United States 28/11/2016

The location of Ruby's Inn is fantastic and they have a great general store so it doesn't matter that there's no town nearby. But, the rooms were too noisy (neighboring room pipes and heater were both very loud) and the hot tub was both not hot and overly chlorinated.

"So so service"

1
577loch, Orange County, California 28/11/2016

They added donations without my permission. I told them when checking in that I don't want to donate, and didn't check the box, but they added anyway . I requested room service but they didn't do it. Tv is not working.

"Tired old road motel"

2
kim o, San Diego, California 27/11/2016

Recommend staying across the street at the newer properties. Ruby's has played the only game in town card for far too long. The out buildings should just be torn down. They smell of decades of smoke.Poor bedding and upkeep. The lobby could be a warm gathering place but again is cheap and worn as is the food there.It does not redone but a re Do.So much potential but continues to be old and worn for the tour bus or desperate crowd

"Worst Western - faded glory"

2
User 27/11/2016

Maybe this hotel was nice and modern in the 80ies, but now it isn't. Dark and dusty rooms, not very clean, TV didn't work, so the lady at the front desk sent us two guys to repair it, which helped only for a short time. In the end, we rearranged the closet to make it work. Restaurant overcrowded on Thanksgiving, not possible to make a reservation for our family with two hungry kids. So we ended up eating the "food" from the store there.....very difficult to find healthy stuff!

"Value Room, not luxury, looks good for families."

3
V406UWrebeccad, Las Vegas, United States 27/11/2016

As a couple, this is not perhaps the prime choice given the number of children that not only frequent the pool, but take over the hot tub. After hiking it's nice to come back to a semi-quiet place with room in the hot tub (not screaming kid competition) and a nice meal that you don't have to drive to after relaxing in your room. Restaurant is very basic - good choices, but I do understand that it's harder to get more healthy food choices prepared with less questionable, commercial-type additives or pre-made items. Pie crust for example - good bakers abound in Utah, that is a small but important differentiator.

"Thankgsgiving stay"

3
ItsaverysmallWorld, San Diego, California 26/11/2016

There us practically nothing in Bryce city, so staying at Rubys Best Western at least provides you with a sense of being "somewhwre". The lobby is beautiful and welcoming and the hotel has a very nice gift shop. There isalso a full service restsurant. Thus makes acdif when there's not much in town. Sleeping experience- Our room was on the lower floor of a two floor bldg called "Antelope Lodge". It had 2 queens beds and + we asked for an extra roller bed (which we managed to squeeze in). Beds were comfy, pillows not so much. What made it difficult for me to get a good night rest was the noise that sorrounded our room. It wasn't from other guests- though we had neighbors upstairs and nxt door- it was from plumbing and appliances that woke me up at 2:30 AM and kept me awake for 1-2 hours ):. I could not figure out what was causing all the noise but the walls and ceiling were loud. Also, i turned OFF the heater in the room because the room felt comfortable w/o it. Despite this, the fan kept going on/off all night and with cool air! , adding to the noise. The room being so small augmented the heater's noise and as mentioned, even though we set it to OFF, it kept running. This being said, I would still recommend this hotel for the service of its personnel: -quick check in -asked for a roller bed at check in 'cause we had 3 children instead of two we originally booked for, and got it right away. No frowns or issue with this. -restaurant waiters very friendly and helpful. You prob won't find much better than this hotel at Bryce, other than the sister hotel Best Western plus Grand Hotel.

"Close to the Park and Nice Rooms"

4
thegoatman44, Oregon 25/11/2016

We planned on camping but the snow and cold had us reconsidering that. We got a great deal on the room by actually going straight to the hotel website. I pictured a regular Best Western, but this place is huge. The lobby was very nice with comfy couches and a big fire. Our room was classic Best Western, and perfect. Staff was also very friendly. Here are the downsides. No free breakfast. Indoor pool area was a bit of disappointment. Also if you come in the offseason there are only a few(2 I think) restaurants in town. The hotel restaurant didn't look great, but I didn't eat here. Overall very convenient to get into the park, and a good deal in the off season.

"Outdated and noisy but close to Bryce Canyon"

2
Mike201000, Netherlands 24/11/2016

Location: It's very close to Bryce Canyon so if you're not too picky it's fine for one night. Check-in: It started with a nice welcome but when they saw we booked through Booking.com that went away pretty quickly. They said the booking was for two adults and no children, but my confirmation clearly said 2 adults and one child. Luckily I booked a double queen so at least we had a bed for all of us but they wouldn't give us a breakfast voucher for my daughter and I was supposed to contact Booking.com. Bottom line was that it's my problem, not theirs. Room: It's outdated, we were here during fall and it was quite cold, so we had to run the heating constantly and the hot air is not pleasant. bathroom is very simple and has a lamp that generates heat. Not enough during fall and winter so not convenient. Room has a fridge and microwave. Not safe and since it's a big open property I really missed it because there is no security. It's noisy! When your neighbor decides to use the bathroom be prepared to hear it. As soon as the water starts running you will wake up. Also cars are parked directly in front of the room so when someone leaves you will hear every movement. Amenities: they have a large indoor pool but only two changing rooms which is not enough because they were constantly occupied. The pool area is (again) very cold, inside the pool was fine. Restaurant: very average, simple and overpriced. I wouldn't come back here again, it feels like they have a monopoly in the area and they absolutely act like it.

"Bryce Canyon Monopoly"

3
brucesF424DR, Park City, United States 24/11/2016

Not up to the usual standard of Best Western. This is an old property that preexisted the establishment of the National Park. It is very close to the entrance and is part of a family owned "concession" that includes many travel services and retail. There was a wait at the check in desk which was unnecessary with four staff doing the checking in. Room was older but clean. One waste basket only. Window faced the service sheds in the rear with accompanying noise. Coffee from the breakfast room was over priced so we skipped breakfast. Dinner was average with long wait for waiter and mistakes on the order.

"best western plus ruby;s inn"

4
tareybs, Spokane, Washington 22/11/2016

We spent one night at Ruby's last week. Room was large and clean. Dinner was so-so, but many would enjoy the buffet. Great location at the entrance of the park. Nice place for a family to vacation since they have many activities available.

"Another great visit"

5
R00tsie, Peak District 21/11/2016

This was our 4th stay at Ruby's the last being 12 years ago. Was a bit of a shock when we arrived, there had been so much development, it is was very busy. We went and had a look at Bryce before we checked in. I'm please to say that when I checked in, it was the same old Ruby's friendly staff, a lovely room in a new part of the hotel. We stayed 2 nights and had dinner and breakfast both day's buffets for both meals very good quality ingredients.

"Very pleasant stay."

5
edwardpR3592FT, Knysna, South Africa 20/11/2016

Excellent hotel and with much character. However, suspect it may become very busy and crowded in peak -tourist season. Great value and pleasant experience in off-tourism season-open all year. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Will recommend to friends.

"Great Place To Stay"

5
Sharron S, Taylorsville, Utah 18/11/2016

Very nice place to stay and so close to the national park . Lobby is beautiful and welcoming, employees nice and helpful. General store is convenient but high in prices. Gift shop had some beautiful souvenir's that we purchased. The main reason we chose to stay at Ruby's Inn is the location to the park ( love the history) and mainly we were able to take our little westie dog, as they are pet friendly!!

"Clean, convenient, comfortable"

4
cptrph, Eugene, Oregon 17/11/2016

Stayed two nights in November 2016. Room was clean, the bed comfortable, bathroom was fair size and no plumbing glitches. There is a restaurant in the main lodge and I will review it separately. Price was reasonable most likely because there is far more lodging available these days in close proximity. Parking was abundant, Bryce National was very close, and pretty much everything you would want or need to be found in walking distance.

"Perfect location, clean, comfortable"

4
428azram, Oakville, Canada 15/11/2016

We stayed only one night bur were very pleased with the quality of service, room was clean, new towels, beds comfortable. There is general store beside hotel entrance in case if you need milk, fruit, etc.

"Clean Motel, Inexpensive Rooms"

5
Dyan T, Dayton, Ohio 15/11/2016

The rooms on the property are divided into buildings, each with a name. We stayed at The Elk Lodge. It was clearly the off-season in mid-November. However, buses still dropped off loads of tourists for lodging and meals. We found that if we got in line for supper around sunset, the line wasn't bad; but waiting much later means waiting in a very long line. Service was slow if you chose to order off the menu. We quickly learned to go for the buffet (which was really yummy at breakfast) and get there early for supper, but not too early because it starts at 5pm. Food cost is reasonable, considering it could be a LOT more for meals. If you buy food at the General Store, check the expiration dates. Some of that stuff sits for a while, but that might be an off-season issue. The room was nice, but we noticed housekeeping did not empty the previous occupant's half-consumed drinks from the fridge! The room was otherwise fine. This property is very close to the Bryce Canyon park entrance, which was a short drive since the shuttle was done running for the year. We would definitely stay here again!

"Bryce Canyon Utah Lodging"

3
David J, Congress, Arizona, United States 15/11/2016

Ruby's Best Western is very close to Bryce Canyon Nat. Park which is a positive. Be advised that the city of Bryce Canyon UT is very small and Rub's owns most of the restaurants. This was an issue in the off season because 2 of the 3 Ruby's restaurants were closed meaning the open one had long waiting times to get seated for dinner. The hotel decor is interesting as it has a western theme. The hot tub is very small for a hotel this size. The hotel was a great value as we were in the off season.

"Great place to stay but very touristy!"

5
Susan S, Jacksonville, Florida 15/11/2016

My overall opinion of this place is pretty positive. The staff was friendly and helpful. My king sized room in the Columbine building was clean, bed cozy, everything I could want and more! Microwave, coffeemaker, fridge, TV, iron, hairdryer. I will say it's a bit chilly in the bathroom. The minuses? Well had to trek to the campground to do laundry. And though they have everything on site: from a store that sells groceries, camping stuff, clothes, every kind of thing! And liquor etc. the prices are high. It's the only place open and just about the only place in town! Still I would stay here again.

"Bryce Canyon Visit"

2
User 13/11/2016

I'm giving this place 2/5 due to the bathroom's uncleanliness and lack of TPs availability. The positives were the following: location to Bryce National Park and the 24 hr self service laundry. Will only consider staying here again if the price is right!

"A Big Property with Not Much Else"

3
syddie, New York City, New York 12/11/2016

I wasn't expecting much when I reserved a room here. However, when I got there I was rather surprised at all the amenities they offered: on-site restaurant, liquor store, large gift shop/camping gear/grocery store and a large lobby lounge. But, here's the catch: the service is bad, the staff are unfriendly and the food served at the Cowboy Buffet restaurant was incredibly expensive (an entree with soup cost me $30, just water to drink) and absolutely horrible to eat. I couldn't finish much of what was on my plate, let alone have just a few bites. I just wanted something that wasn't wretched so I could fill my stomach and go to bed before an early morning hike the next day. It was so inedible, horrible and awful. The vegetable beef soup tasted worse than a can of Campbell's. How this place remains in business is probably because it's attached to Ruby's Inn. As for the room, it was very very small and tight. It also felt like there was way too much furniture crammed into a small space. At least the bedding seemed clean. My recommendation: save your money and stay elsewhere. If not, at least eat somewhere else.

"Huge property"

3
Richard F, Roseville, Minnesota 11/11/2016

Not many places to stay in Bryce Canyon City. We made reservations here and were quite surprised at the size of the property and number of units. Room was adequate, nothing special, clean, comfortable and a good price.

"Good Hotel"

4
Hen_Jack, Swansea, United Kingdom 10/11/2016

Very much like a old American motel but in wood. The hotel is not new but the facilities are first class. Rooms were spacious and well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. We only stayed one night so didn't go into any depth but I wouldn't have any qualms going back. The main building has a restaurant and a quite big shop so catered for everything we needed.

"A pleasant surprise"

4
Don L, Grafton, Wisconsin 10/11/2016

I travel a bunch for work, and also for family vacations. We haven't used a Best Western in years, but when going to Utah, this seemed like the most common choice. We were very surprised, and pleased with the experience. The rooms at two locations (Zion and Bryce Canyon) were HUGE, and clean. Very happy and felt the stay was a very good value for the money.

"Good value, close to Bryce Canyon National Park."

4
chalm1, Louisville, Kentucky 10/11/2016

We were here at the end of the fall season. Got good prices on lodging. Close to Bryce Canyon, circa 1.5 miles. A large property with many amenities. Rooms were clean and large. Nice to have small refrig and microwave in room.

"Friendly, clean, comfy"

4
User 08/11/2016

Ruby's Inn is a woodsy design set of buildings that has been serving visitors to Bryce Canyon for 100 years. Facilities, thankfully, have been rebuilt and updated. Very reasonably priced now in off-season. All staff helpful & friendly. Our room in the Lakeview Building faces a lovely lake.

"Perfect for a visit to beautiful Bryce Canyon"

4
Flanders59, Antwerp, Belgium 08/11/2016

This was my second visit to Bryce Canyon. I stayed only one night with a girlfriend and her 23 year old daughter and it suited us just fine. A room in the Lake View Lodge with 2 queen beds at 67 USD sounded all right to us! There was a plumbing problem at our time arrival but after we had returned from our later afternoon visit to the canyon, everything had been fixed and the heating had been turned on, which we felt was a nice gesture. The fridge was working perfectly, heating system was excellent, free wifi a bit slow. We also liked the parking space right in front of our room. I would certainly recommend Ruby's for its ideal location. It offers no luxury but who needs that with the world's most beautiful canyon at your doorstep! I do think it may get busy in the season, what with the number of rooms. The atmosphere in the main building is historic and cosy. We had a lovely "a la carte" dinner (steak). Only one of us (me) wanted to get up early for the sunrise the next day. However, due to the end of the season, the shuttle service wasn't running anymore and there was no other means of transportation. When we asked our waitress Sharon whether she knew of anyone who might want to take me there, she proposed to take me herself. I went there for a specific, private reason and Sharon made all the difference! I will forever be grateful for her kindness and I just hope she is valued at Ruby's Inn for the true treasure she is! Would definitely stay there again.

"Not our first choice"

3
Dawn E, Madison, Wisconsin 08/11/2016

We wanted to stay across the street, but they were booked. However, the check in was easy.Our room nicely appointed, I think we were in a handicapped room because the bathroom was huge and had all the railings. Two queen beds, a refrigerator, and microwave. The room smelled a little. The rooms are certainly not soundproof. At 6:45 AM people above us started stomping around until 730 and left. This is a big resort, Ruby owns a lot of this town. Ruby's is only 4 1/2 miles from Bryce Canyon national Park. There aren't a lot of eating choices. We ate in the park and while a little pricey the food was excellent. We were in the Lake view wing, far from the main building. Going to the pool or hot tub was not convenient. Breakfast is not included but the restaurant does have a buffet breakfast for $11 per person.

"Nice place"

4
Ben K, Tel Aviv District, Israel 08/11/2016

We had a lake view room on the second floor. Good basic room though an old one.. very nice people everywhere... The only problem is that you can really hear the water pipes in the building. Ice machine did not work. Too expencive compared to what you usually get in a best western hotel.

"Great location, has it all if you're not looking for remote, quiet and isolated."

4
Jody A, Park City, Utah 07/11/2016

We went to Ruby's off season, just before almost everything closes for the season in early November. Only one restaurant was open and all the shops across the street were closed for the season. In my opinion, this is the time to go, it must be a madhouse in season because Ruby's is set up for big tourism. This hotel has everything in one location including galleries, old time photos, gift shop, grocery store and grocery store in one place. Our room was nice, the bedspread could stand to be replaced and you can hear everything through the doors but the restaurant was surprisingly good (we never did the buffet and ordered off the menu) and we had a nice big tub in our room which was nice. We rode our bikes two short miles into the park on the amazing bike path right into the park.

"Good nights sleep"

4
Kerryanne1972, Nottingham, United Kingdom 07/11/2016

Was much better than I expected. Quick efficient check inn. The room was large with a seating area. Very dated but clean. The door was an issue, you had to slam it to shut it. Good general store with loads of souvenirs and food. The restaurant was an issue, we had to wait in line to be served and we decided to buy food from the store and take it to our room. Fantastic location.

"Ruby's Inn close to Bryce Canyon."

4
Jay S, Raleigh, United States 06/11/2016

We spent 2 nights at Ruby's. It is a large complete setup with the restaurant and trading post. Very close to Bryce Canyon, a great location. There are very few choices in Bryce Canyon City but we would definitely recommend Ruby's. There were no elevator in the 2 story building we stayed in, but that was no problem for us.

"Convenient location"

4
Becky M, Orem, Utah 04/11/2016

The best thing to mention about Ruby's is the location. It is right at the mouth of Bryce National Park and it may be one of only 2 hotels this close. The price was ok. We paid a little extra for a room with a jetted tub. The down side is we were literally right across the hall from the pool. It was a little loud from time to time but not too bad. The rooms themselves are nice and adequate as far as hotel rooms go. The hotel has an attached gift shop and grocery store which was nice but if you are planning to be in the park for sunrise, grab your doughnuts the night before. The dining options are extremely limited around the hotel but there is a buffet style restaurant inside the inn. The customer service desk was very helpful and even called to check on our room and see if we needed anything. Overall pleasant hotel experience.

"Off Season Deal"

3
Hankspond, Salt Lake City, Utah 04/11/2016

One of your few choices for a hotel room near Bryce for a quick nights sleep. Clean and cheap. Don't expect too much and remember how cheap the rooms are. If you want a destination memory at Bryce, stay at the lodge.

"Very Good"

4
ARocco77, Palm Coast, Florida 04/11/2016

We were there for one night. The room was comfortable and clean. There is a general store and restaurant located on the property. The food is decent and good. The location to Bryce Canyon is very, very convenient.

"Best Location"

4
DoubledeeAZ, Globe, Arizona 03/11/2016

An average room with a great location. Fun store, nice restaurant. I would recommend if you want to be close to Bryce. Only one problem, the water temp in the shower was terrible. It went from scalding to freezing without adjusting. That made it worst shower ever!

"Great Room for the Price"

4
Cindy M, Scottsdale, Arizona 02/11/2016

Hotel was not in the park, but a short distance away. We were in the lodge part that was older than the main building. We had two queen beds in a standard room. We were there to hike and not spend time in the room so it worked out well. There are shops and a few restaurants walking distance from the hotel.

"NICE SURPRISE BUFFET GOOD"

4
gavlansar, Lake Milton, Ohio 02/11/2016

Wasn't happy with limited selection of hotels in Bryce. But this place was better than expected. Room was clean and decent size. Beds good. Check in staff was so so. Its a hotel room. Place to lay your head for the night. The real surprise came when I went to look at my limited selections in this town to eat. (By the way I was told the "RUBY" family owns all the businesses in this town) We went to the Cowboy Buffet it was 20 minutes before the dinner buffet. Not having much choice in town we went for the buffet at lunch price. By the time we got seated and grabbed a couple things they were putting out the dinner buffet. Saved a few bucks. Best of all the food at the buffet (lunch and dinner) was really good. Buffets are not usually good, except for Vegas. Limited desert selection , soft serve ice cream and some cake etc choices.

"Okay place to stay when visiting Bryce Canyon NP"

3
Tim N, Durham, United States 02/11/2016

Ruby's certainly has it all in one place, and for that reason is convenient when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park. However, while the facilities are adequate, the prices are relatively high (not much in the way of competition), and there is no breakfast included since Ruby's also runs at least 2 attached eating facilities. The food is, at best, average, and we found some of it downright nasty. The staff is relatively friendly, but expect to wait since this is a crowded place.

"Contact them personally"

3
User 01/11/2016

We made reservations months in advance for ground floor rooms. When we arrived, they had no ground floor rooms. What? Our friend who had had two knee replacements had to hobble up the stairs. Not nice. They said they had no notes on the "ground floor" request, so you had better double and triple check if you want them, or you will be stuck upstairs. Also, we were supposed to have adjoining rooms, and they messed that up as well. Luckily, we got that taken care of, but on the upper floor. Sheesh. Rooms are ok.

"great for a Best Western"

4
User 01/11/2016

Again, no luxury, but very sufficient. The rooms had two beds, 2 chairs, table, bathroom with shower, sink and toilet and then a sink outside of the bathroom. The lobby was western themed with lots of taxidermied animals on the walls. The front desk staff was less than helpful. More than once, maybe half a dozen times we asked about one thing or the other and each time we were given the wrong info. We had dinner at the restaurant. I got the grilled shrimp and it was ok. The 5 others in our party ordered the buffet and were very disappointed. Breakfast was served perfectly both mornings of our stay. Our waiter was great. There is also a fast food establishment to the right of the hotel and the second night we ordered pizzas and they were not great, more like a pizza hut type pizza, but we were hungry and there is very limited choices in this town. There is also a shuttle to and from Bryce every 15 minutes.

"Always a good bet staying at BW Plus"

5
User 01/11/2016

After a long day of hiking, was pleased to get to the room. Comfy beds, clean sheets, overlooking the lake. Good general store. Enjoyed our 2 night stay. Exceeded our stay and the staff keep the same room for us. It's a well run place. Laundry facilities were good and open 24 hours. Floor of the laundry beds to be swept more regularly as it can get busy.

"Better than camping...great location for Bryce"

3
Angela B, Las Vegas, Nevada 01/11/2016

This hotel looks nice from the outside. It is the closest place to stay when going to Bryce. We got a decent deal on the place because it was off-season (October) so we only paid 70$ a night. Would have been VERY disappointed if I had paid any more. I read all of the reviews that warned about the downfalls of the hotel, and was prepared for the issues. The number one issue was noise. There is no sound proofing and every time the people upstairs moved it sounded like they were coming through the ceiling. The beds were extremely uncomfortable. But it is better than camping....

""Plus" applies to size of property"

3
Russell M, Shawnee, Kansas 01/11/2016

Although an extensive property, we found the room to be only average. The gift shop and restaurant are huge, but so are the crowds. Many bus tours. Problem for travelers is that there is limited lodging around Bryce.

"Wow, the size is staggering and quality is amazing"

5
Lou S, Ferron, United States 31/10/2016

The rooms are large, clean, modern, and very comfortable Definitely the best Best Western Plus we've ever stayed at the only minor downer is that we have become accustomed to complimentary breakfast when we stay at Best Western Plus and that is not available at Ruby's although the buffet breakfast is reasonably prices and the quality of the of the food is excellent!

"Vacation"

5
User 30/10/2016

The room we stayed in had two Queens both beds were very comfortable. The room was very clean and large. It had two vanities with sink's. The price was right. It was very close to Bryce Canyon which we hiked two different days. The hotel had a nice large gift shop that also included some groceries. No breakfast was included we brought our own cereal to eat before hiking. There was a microwave and fridge in the room. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wanted to go see Bryce Canyon.

"A Best Western Plus For Sure"

4
foodhoundBurbank_Ca, burbank, ca 30/10/2016

This place is huge, and judging from the long lines at the restaurant, Ruby's has a ton of guests. Makes sense since it appeared to be only hotel in area. Because of the sprawling complex, shuttle service was provided, and it came in handy during a light rainstorm. Our renovated room was well-appointed with enough amenities. The bathroom had ample space and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant. The general store was immense and featured a fine Native American gift shop.

"Bryce canyon visit"

4
User 30/10/2016

We enjoyed our stay. the restaurant food was good, we especially liked the salad bar and BBQ ribs. Room was okay as it was about what we expected. The room had a musty smell, the toilet leaked a little water on the floor and the door lock was challenging to unlock and very hard slam needed to close. Bed was comfortable. room was wall-wall furniture so we had to move the little table so the A/C would work as the table blocked the A/C unit. Overall we were happy with the stay and would stay there again. The rate was very competitive for the services and facilities received.

"Proximity to everything"

3
lilitz91, Montreal, Canada 29/10/2016

This is the biggest Best Western chain that I've seen and stayed. I traveled with 3 of my HS friends for 2 nights in October 2016. The room has the view of a man-made lake. The room is standard and cleanliness is not to my standard. The tub is not draining well; room carpet needs to be replaced; bed is sagging; not enough power outlets; electrical outlets need to be upgraded to accommodate gadgets; and A/C con heater is not working. On the plus side, I like the microwave and the ref that it provided. When it comes to proximity: 1. it is near Bryce Canyon & Grand Staircase-Escalante National Parks and Kodachrome State Park; 2. shopping area for groceries, souvenirs, restaurants and gas station. I'd like to suggest to BW and other hotels to provide at least 2 to 3 bath mats.

"This place is a big operation compared to a typical Best Western"

3
Viking94708, South Pole 27/10/2016

I stayed here this week with a friend while traveling across the Utah park zone. The rate was great, but it doesn't include breakfast. Breakfast is about average priced, but below average in taste/quality. It is quiet there is you stay off season. For me, the best thing about staying at Ruby's is the ability to get up pre dawn, and check out the view points at Bryce before anyone else is in the parking lots.

"Clean and comfortable room"

3
825Sandy, MERIDIAN 27/10/2016

This is very average for a Best Western Plus. It does not have a free breakfast like every other Best Western Plus I have ever stayed at. The outside looks old and made me a bit nervous if the room would be okay. It was clean and comfortable, but not very attractive, not super outdated. The bed was comfortable and each bed had 5 pillows; so that was nice. The sinks are separate from the rest of the bathroom which is convenient. You park in front of your room and the doors open to the parking lot. The air worked as typical for the wall units. The wifi was slow and a bit sporadic. There are not a lot of choices near Bryce, so they probably don't feel any pressure to update. They were totally booked in mid October.

"Great Hotel"

4
ldornes13, Zion National Park, Utah 27/10/2016

Great room for a reasonable price so close to Bryce Canyon National Park. Father & I stayed one night. Bummer that the restaurant closes at 9, like most of the others in town. Beds were comfortable, shower had great pressure. Pleased with a microwave & fridge in the room & late check out hour. Would stay here again if I came back.

"Bryce Canyon Trip"

5
User 27/10/2016

Ruby's Inn was a great place to stay. Very close to park and offers many amenities. Good restaurant, breakfast buffet was very good. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Nice indoor pool and hot tub. Would recommend staying here if visiting Bryce Canyon.

"Great location next to Bryce"

3
PrincipalMember, EL Dorado Hills, CA 26/10/2016

Loved the location - were in the national park within 10 minutes of leaving the hotel. Not impressed with housekeeping. When we walked into our room, while it looked made up, newspaper and travel flyers from previous occupant still lying around. His pizza and carrots were in the fridge too. Even when we discarded the pizza in the room garbage, the cleaning person left it on our desk :-(. They have several buildings and our building was facing the lake. Not a big view but was nice to catch the sunset/sunrise in the lake. 2nd floor rooms require that you lug your luggage via the stairs. Wasn't a problem for us but can be for some people. Nice heated pool - was large and lots of people using it. I forget - they might have had a hot tub too. Breakfast buffet for 10.99 wasn't too bad - but being a vegan, I found it better to order cereal/toast/pancake a-la-carte on the 2nd day - the pancake was much-much better than the buffet pancake. Part of the reason is that I did not care much for the quality of the fruit in the buffet. Also, the buffet doesn't really have anything like bagels/English muffin etc. - I enjoyed the free breakfast at Hampton's versus the paid breakfast here. Overall, nice place but definitely not like a modern Hampton/HiExpress. But I paid $140ish+tax+breakfast and that is not super high for a place so close to the national park. Also, this place is like an institution by itself - they have their grocery store (prices are highway robbery ;-)) and gift shop(s) and it has a really old history predating the Bryce park.

"Price Equaled Experience But Only Few Complaints "

4
R S, Rochester, Illinois 26/10/2016

I normally never make reservations ahead of time when I travel but I didn't know what it might be like traveling to national parks and having little options nearby so I was happy to find the Ruby Inn less than a week before my trip to Bryce Canyon. I was also excited that my rate was only $75. The lobby is nice and gives the impression of a pretty decent hotel. We made our way to our room and again we thought it was pretty nice for what I paid. My friend went to the bathroom and then I heard a scream which I though had to be a bug? It was the toilet overflowing and I don't mean from just the top but from the base water was gushing out. We both almost laughed because we didn't know what to do. When I finally thought to turn off the water at the base of the toilet it had stopped. I dialed 0 and got nobody. She did the same. Finally she dialed another # for "room services" and 2 maintenance workers came very promptly. They cleaned the mess and fixed the issue although I think we were both a little hesitant to flush the toilet ;) The shower was ok but we both laughed that any movement made a loud squeak and almost to the point where we wondered if we could possibly fall through the floor. Obviously that was a huge exaggeration. When her and I went to find a place to eat we went to the front desk to ask about restaurant options. My friend is a vegan and I'm a vegetarian. We are both really easy going about our diets and will most definitely make anything work but thought an easy healthy meal would be great. One of the girls manning the front desk was nice and handed us a list of restaurants but wasn't helpful when we both asked what might be a good choice for us. We just ended up eating at the Ruby Inn which was fine. All in all I think our stay was good. It wasn't outstanding and wasn't terrible by any means either.

"Ruby's or drive"

3
Michigancold, Grand Rapids, Michigan 26/10/2016

Not much choice in hotels near Bryce NP. Ruby's has the market cornered. There was alot to offer in one place. Motel, restaurant, store, gas station, fast food. But it was all average or below. Rooms were really dated and needed some upkeep. Restaurant was impossible to get into at night. Had to eat fast food in our room (from the one and only Ruby's fast food place). Although the pizza was pretty decent. Breakfast was expensive and average. It is very close to Bryce and we were glad not to have to drive any further.

"If you don't mind old and run down, it's great"

3
kymnburgess, Perth, Australia 24/10/2016

Great location 5 minutes drive from Bryce National Park. Stayed in the Lakeview building which was very old and run down. However it was clean and a variety of pillows were provided. If you aren't planning on spending a lot of time in the room (who would in that location?!) then it's great. It's cheaper than the other Best Western for a reason.

"Great Time!"

4
byersjen, Smyrna, Tennessee 24/10/2016

Wonderful view of the lake, and the room was very clean with comfortable beds. The only complaint I had was the paper thin walls- you could hear your neighbors talking through the walls. Would definitely stay here again. Also, the restaurant had a great buffet for dinner as well as breakfast and they stayed open pretty late in order to accommodate traveler schedules.

"Great location"

3
Jennifer V, New York City, New York 24/10/2016

The location to Bryce Canyon was amazing, it was convenient to have the General Store on site with a microwave and refrigerator in the room. One thing that I was very surprised about was that this is a motel. The parking lot is a mad jungle to navigate if staying in one of the further buildings. Very thin walls and ceilings, plus being a motel, you can hear EVERYTHING.

"good place to stay"

4
wings1980, Ohio 23/10/2016

Very nice rooms but the priciest place we stayed on the entire road trip. Ruby's has the corner market on everything at the entrance of Bryce. Breakfast buffet is $10.99 plus another $2.50 for a cup of coffee. I think that's a bit high in my opinion BUT it is really good, plentiful and lots of variety. Evening buffet was not nearly as nice and at least twice the price. The dinner menu is good tho and has lots of choices and the salad/soup bar is really good and fresh and lots of variety. Service was great for check in- service in the restaurant was slow every time. Overall, I liked this place. Just would like to see a little competition :)

"Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon City"

5
txtraveler88, Lake Jackson 23/10/2016

Excellent hotel... perfect location for visiting Bryce Canyon. We stayed for two days in October, 2016. The wait for dinner at the hotel restaurant was nearly an hour and there's no real alternative except for the fast food place next door which is where we ate... the food was pretty good.

"Great Restaurant"

5
lycodad, Hornell, New York 22/10/2016

After a very long road over desolate land, this place looked really civilized. We didn't stay at the hotel, but ate a great buffet style meal at their restaurant. The food was a combo of real good downhome food. It's better to go for the buffet, but order menus are available.

"Comfortable hotel that is very convenient to Bryce Canyon"

3
Darren_C_Thomas, Brisbane, Australia 22/10/2016

Best Western Ruby's Inn is the largest of the hotels near to Bryce Canyon. The property is made up of the main lodge/reception/restaurant/supermarket building and a large number of single and double story buildings full of hotel rooms. Due to the fact that we were a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) we booked 2 adjoining rooms which was nice and convenient for us. The rooms were quite large and spacious, though somewhat dated but the beds were very comfortable. Depending on what part of the property you stay on, it can be quite a walk back to the main lodge building where all the amenities are located. It is also worth noting that many of the tour companies use Ruby's Inn and the night we were there I counted 8 coaches in the parking lot (also worth noting that on the day we stayed many of the tour groups came in all at once, making check in a bit of a chore)

"room condition"

2
Richard K, laguna woods, United States 21/10/2016

the room was in poor condition including problems with the shower bath stall, door, sink faucet and toilet. the rooms poorly insulated noise from rooms above and on both sides. the hotel rooms more resembled a motel 6 lower priced hotel

"Good place to eat if you're visiting Bryce Canyon National Park"

4
CANUCKINBETHESDA, Bethesda, Maryland 21/10/2016

I ate here several times while camping in the national park. The options off the menu are the best value, including the tasty pork chop and breakfast burrito. The buffet is a bit of a mess, as often is the case. There are long lines typically for breakfast and dinner, so plan to get there early.

"Not Many Choices"

3
D777Yasuoka, Honolulu, Hawaii 20/10/2016

if you want to stay near the park there are only this hotel and another Best Western across the street...BW Ruby's does have everything under one roof a restaurant,super market, post office and a laundry mat...it is a little dated... since we were there in October mostly everything was closed..what I mean by everything there was 5 little tourist traps across the street...at least the gas station was open and a pizza place... the hotel room was clean and only 2 stories tall I don't think they had a elevator so you would have to carry your bags up the stairs..parking is in front of your room...the frig wasn't working but the microwave was...going there I knew there wasn't going to be many place to eat so we brought cup noodles for breakfast and made PB&J for the National Park...I didn't see any place in the park to buy food...as the lodge was closed for the winter...The Ruby's Market had everything you need to make lunches...ok sorry back to the hotel the bathroom wasn't well lite at all and one point my wife was using a headlamp in there...lol the beds were med in firmness...I have been to many hotels and I just didn't feel comfortable in there...the wifi worked great as cell service was a little spotty out there and in the park...just a heads up I punched McDonalds into my GPS and it said the nearest one was 45 miles away...you get the picture...one last thing since there wasn't many choice to eat bus loads of tourist are dropped off at the restaurant that can cause long lines

"Nice surprise!"

4
deanne885, San Francisco, California 20/10/2016

Perfect place to stay near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park. The Inn includes a rather large gift shop where you can shop for visitor trinkets or pick up groceries for your camping trip, day hike, or road trip. You have access to gas stations and the choice of eating inside at the restaurant or a more "fast food" type option in the same parking lot. The rooms themselves are your average, older Best Western style and configuration. But, good for a one or two night stay. When I booked the room, I asked for a view that offered a little more then the parking lot. I was surprised when they said there was a "lake view" room available. Nice surprise.

"Located at the entrance of Bryce National Park"

3
LdubMarie, Laguna Niguel, California 19/10/2016

Great location, gift shop. Rooms are average at best, but very convenient to the park. We went to Ruby's restaurant for dinner and breakfast. If we went there again, we would find a different restaurant. Poor service and food was average. There is a lot of tourist traffic there with tour groups, etc.

"Very helpful"

5
nlnatasha2016, Chicago, Illinois 19/10/2016

We made reservations via hotels.com Payed. And when we came in the evening to the ruby's inn there were no reservatuions and nothing was available!?, But the receptionist Garrett was very helpful. He spend may be an hour with us trying to call reservation company, organised food for us and open a pool for our daughter helped to ease the situation. He also made reservations for us in the nearest hotel. He was really trying to help us. We are very thankful to Garrett from ruby's inn.

"Great surprise hotel !"

5
Catharina29, Sacramento, California 17/10/2016

Close to the entre of the park. Historic hotel. Nice spacious room with vieuw of a little lake. Clean and with comfortable beds. Restaurant -cafeteria - groceries - souvenirs and laundry facilities. The stores on the other side of the street where closed, that was a shame.

"Good place - just be careful about where your room is"

4
DickandJane, Oregon 17/10/2016

Stayed for 2 nights while visiting the Bryce Canyon area. There isn't much to pick from in the area, so all in all, Ruby's Best Western is probably the best pick. The room was fine, the staff (with the exception of one woman who was the hostess in their restaurant) were all very friendly and helpful. The complex itself is quite large, and they have many amenities plus a rather large general store area with everything from touristy doo-dads to fresh produce and groceries. Unfortunately, we were placed in a room that overlooked the loading dock. The full impact of this placement did not really sink in until the next morning at 6:15am when the Budweiser truck pulled up to make its' delivery. Further deliveries followed, and continued throughout most of the day, then staff made further ruckus with moving things in and out of the building. Hint: avoid the Main Lodge anywhere near the pool which would include the rooms near the loading dock. We made our reservations in plenty of time, so this wasn't a last minute thing with a "gosh, we're booked solid, all we have is this less-than-desirable room". We didn't want to spend our time messing around with trying to get a room change, so we just sucked it up - but I was very disappointed - so beware.

"so large you could get lost trying to find your room"

3
p0intersister, Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada 17/10/2016

This is a huge, sprawling complex of accommodation buildings, a general store, immense restaurant and probably a few other things I missed. The room was nothing fancy - comfortable enough, and spacious and clean but the noisy fridge and neighbours' bathroom fan kept us awake a lot of the night. Some of the tiles on the bathroom floor were loose and the floor sank in a few spots. The room rate was fair given the proximity to Bryce Canyon National Park. Wifi worked well, and there was a microwave and a ( noisy) small fridge in the room.

"Beautiful Lobby!"

5
Barbara P, San Diego, California 17/10/2016

I stayed one night at the Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon. The lobby of the hotel was beautiful with a magnificent fireplace as you entered. We had a room on the first floor that had easy access to our car which was parked right outside the side door. The hotel staff was friendly and service was great. The buffet breakfast was delicious with an assortment of foods and beverages. The location of the hotel was just outside the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.

"Greatest disappointment on American road trip"

2
Frank B, Preston, United Kingdom 17/10/2016

We were expecting to stay in a log cabin motel not a huge resort. We booked the best room available 10 months before we traveled. On arrival we were shocked by the size of the "inn" and were given a room on the ground floor right next to the rear entrance door, just down the corridor from the swimming pool and right opposite the housekeeping room.The room did have a spa bath but the view was over the car park and workshops with cars and coaches coming and going all the time. The noise from both the swimming pool and the entrance door was most annoying and the housekeeping staff were shouting to each other first thing in the morning. There does not appear to be any soundproofing between the rooms and when the adjacent rooms both next door and above were using their spa baths either first thing in the morning or late at night it sounded like they were coming through, in fact all the plumbing was very noisy. When we asked about changing rooms we were told that the hotel was fully booked. Unfortunately we were there for three nights and paying a fortune for the privilege! The restaurant was very ordinary. The hotel is very convenient for Bryce Canyon but there are other places very close by.

"Comfortable and well run"

5
RAKlein, St. John's, Newfoundland 17/10/2016

We stayed at Ruby's for two nights as an alternative to The Lodge in Bryce Canyon and found it an excellent choice -- it even raised my general impression of the "Best Western" brand name. The hotel (we were in the main building) was well maintained, had interesting pictures and exhibits along the hallways, and the room was clean and had all that one needed. Housekeeping did a great job. When we checked in we found there was not adequate caffeinated coffee so called and asked for some -- it was delivered with a smile in a matter of minutes. Ruby's has a monopoly on hospitality services in Bryce Canyon City, but they don't appear to take that for granted. Staff were attentive and responsive, the room had more than adequate amenities (more than many hotels we stayed at on our two week road trip), pricing was reasonable in regional context, and overall the hotel was so well run that others could learn from them (checkin was fairly easy; checkout was even easier). They know what they are doing and make it easy for the guest. Before arriving be prepared for the scale of the property (and its several sister properties, also owned by Ruby's) and that it offers everything one would need … a gas station, a grocery store, a liquor store, a store with gifts and all one needs if camping of traveling, and several places for food. The feel resembles Las Vegas, but without the gambling. All in all, we were very pleased with our stay and we were impressed with the quality of the hotel and its staff (BTW, there is a large indoor pool and a more than sufficient exercise room). We wish the standards here were found in other hotels, especially those in a competitive market.

"Great Place"

4
rurn0321, phoenix 16/10/2016

Stayed for one night before visiting Bryce Canyon. Very convenient location as the park is right down the street. Large cowboy and western themed resort with many buildings, laundry, restaurant, general store and a campground further down the road. Room was clean and looked out over the pond. Would definitely stay here again.

"A one-night stay"

4
Laura S, Raceland, Louisiana 16/10/2016

This hotel offers close proximity to Bryce Canyon, which was really nice for our early morning to see the sunrise. The bed was not that comfortable. The hotel restaurant did not appeal to us, so we ate at a nearby one, Ruby's Canyon, which did offer better prices. The price of this Best Western is lower that the one across the street, the Best Western Bryce Canyon.

"Okay for a night; but please not for more nights"

3
michaelthole, Bad Schwartau 16/10/2016

We stayed at this hotel for just a night to do our trip to Bryce Canyon.The location was okay to do this trip, but I would not like to stay here for a longer time. The room was very uncomfortable and dark. Bed and shower were okay.

"Comfortable accommodations."

3
michelej414, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 15/10/2016

Our stay at Ruby's was fine. The room was clean and comfortable but a bit overpriced in my opinion. There was quite a long wait to check in due to a tour bus arriving right before we did, but it moved along. I thought the food at the restaurant was average, nothing to write about. When we went to our room, in a separate building to the rear of the main building, there weren't any lights on outdoors, so it felt a little unsafe. We hauled our luggage up to the second floor room in the dark. I prefer a smaller family run operation, but Ruby's was fine overall. I know they have a shuttle to Bryce which is a nice perk.

"Comfortable one night stay"

4
SunshineWilliamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 15/10/2016

Large room, very comfortable bed with standard sized pillows-none of those small pillows some hotels use. Only minutes from the trails/turnoffs in Bryce Canyon with park shuttle right across the street from the hotel. On site restaurant is a little pricey but very convenient.

"Famous Inn..needs fixing up!"

3
JUDYYRJ, ROCHESTER MICH 14/10/2016

Great location, just outside Bryce Canyon, UT. We stayed in an older out-building, not in the lodge, so perhaps those lodge-units are nicer?? Our small, but clean room was worn. No elevator. The shower went from hot to cold multiple times. Bed was soft, linens old. Good news..we had a small coffee pot, micro and fridge in the room. Wish we had known ahead of time, as we would have chosen the newer Best Western, across the street.

"2 night Bryce stop"

4
AandC2013, Stockport, United Kingdom 13/10/2016

The location of Ruby's is perfect for exploring Bryce Canyon which is awesome. Rooms were clean and comfortable, the indoor pool is well equiped with plenty of towels available. The shops and restaurants were fairly expensive. Coffee making facility and fridge, but no room safe, the coffee in the rooms was tasteless and we had to buy better at the shop. All round Best Western reliability.

"Wonderful trip to the Canyons"

5
rshink, Yarmouth, Maine 13/10/2016

When booking we wondered just what sort of an experience staying at Ruby's Best Western Plus would be. Having enjoyed two nights there recently we can say that it's a fantastic and fun place to stay. Very convenient with a nice restaurant on site(don't worry if the line seems long, they know how to handle it and you'll be seated in no time) along with a great pool area and handy shops all under one roof. Most importantly our rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable, stay here you'll enjoy it!

"Big motel - busy busy!! "

3
Explorer207, Portland, Maine 12/10/2016

Ruby was a genius. He foresaw the immense appeal of Bryce Canyon National Park and opened this lodging decades ago along with a large amount of land. His descendants continue to run this large facility which includes a big buffet restaurant and large gift shop/ grocery/ supply station. It's impressive the amount of guests they serve for sure. The family owns most of the attractions and businesses in town and have a lock on options as a result. I loved the large reception area with lots of great history. It's a major stop for the tour buses but the line for dinner moves quickly. This places knows how to move people through! The rooms were large and clean. Not luxury but very adequate and comfortable. Congrats Ruby on being an astute business man many years ago!

"WONDERFUL! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! GREAT CHARACTER HOTEL!"

5
Christy_Luv2, Gorey, Ireland 12/10/2016

This hotel was our favourite of the ten we stayed at during our USA tour. Fantastic character. Rooms were wonderful. Lots of shops. Food was reasonable. The grocery store sells cheaper Bud beer..ice available on lower ground. Staff in shops really friendly. We went to Ebenezers Dinner and Show that evening. Good fun - get there early for good seat and early dinner! Not sure if upgrade to steak worth it, as my BBQ food was wonderful and partner got a mediocre steak. Enjoy!

"One Nighter was enough for me at "Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn""

3
kdeogburn, Alpharetta, Georgia 12/10/2016

I was on a 16 day group tour of the National Parks, we stayed at this hotel because of it's convenient location just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park. The hotel feels more like a motel (very dated on outside and on the inside). It looks like it hasn't been remodeled since the 1970's. My room was okay, at least it was clean. The hotel does have a separate building that houses a Laundromat, which was nice since I did laundry while staying here (it would be more convenient if they had a change machine inside the Laundromat instead of having to hike over to the store to get change for the washer/dryer's---they only take quarters). It also has a large gift shop with a mini grocery store (which was where I bought stuff for dinner & breakfast). The rooms have a microwave and mini-fridge. They also have a couple of restaurants on site. The buffet didn't appeal to me because I didn't want to spend $22.00 for dinner (wasn't really that hungry). They also had a fast food place where we stopped for lunch (it was okay, nothing special). It looked like there was another Best Western just a little down the street, other than that there wasn't really much close by. I assume most people stay here because it's so close to Bryce Canyon which was spectacular!

"Close to the park, good value"

3
User 12/10/2016

The hotel has a good location, an ok restaurant and is overall a good value. The attached shop has great native souvenirs. The indoor pool is a good idea given the cold temperatures. The location in town is good, with many small shops across the street, so there is some stuff to do. Also it is just a 10 minutes drive from the park.

"Great place to stay"

4
Rodney B, Waukesha 10/10/2016

Stayed here while visiting Bryce Canyon NP. We stayed in Deer Lodge. The rooms were large and had microwave and fridge, two king beds, and a table and chair. Breakfast was included, but there was a long line as the hotel was full. Room was clean. There is a large gift shop and grocery, as well as a few camping supplies. Just outside the park with a nice paved trail that leads right into the park.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Rodney B, Thank you for writing a wonderful review of our hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us. I hope you were able to enjoy some of our many amenities we have to offer. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"A reasonable option"

3
NadineAAAA, Tel Aviv, Israel 10/10/2016

The hotel's location is great for visiting Bryce Park. The hotel itself is basic, we could hear steps from people in the room above us and loud bathroom appliances from neighboring rooms. The general store is convenient and has a wide range of useful goods.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I apologize for the noises during your stay. We are currently looking into a solution to solve this problem. I hope you found something in our general store to remember us by. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Great time at the Rubys horse motel at the rodeo grounds "

5
Larry R, Reserve 09/10/2016

What a great time we had. J and Dave made our stay there in our LQ horse trailer fantastic. They are dedicated Ruby people that are er pleasant. They even guided us on A ride on there day off. The facilities were good only wish they had more rv hookups. We will be back for the beautiful scenery and friendships we made.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Larry R, Thank you for writing a review of your stay at our horse motel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I will pass along your wonderful review to Jay & Dave and their manager. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon! If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Reasonable option just outside the park boundary"

4
tornillo2015, Cortez, Colorado 08/10/2016

We've stayed here numerous times over the years and still find this a good option if we are not staying within the park. Rooms were clean with comfortable beds but noisy closing doors. Lots of horizontal space. We often eat here and it is overpriced but ok food. Check in staff were friendly, efficient and usually this is the case. There is a swimming pool, small grocery, gift shop, and lots of activities available for this is a large operation. Several room choices are available and are competitively priced. When the park shuttle is running you can get on/off right at Rubys. Overall a good place to stay near the park with just about any service you might need readily available. This establishment has a rich history and is reflected in the literature and pictures that are available.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a wonderful review of our hotel! Thank you for being a regular customer. I am happy to hear that our staff was helpful and friendly during your stay. We are currently celebrating our 100 years of family business this year. We love when our guests can appreciate our remarkable history. Thank you for mentioning many of our amenities we offer. I hope you were able to enjoy some of them during your stay. Please come see us again soon! If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Adequate, reasonably priced but.."

3
User 07/10/2016

This is the only game in town for lodging and food. Never my favorite position to be in. Nonetheless, the room was clean and quiet. The heater/AC unit was not reliable or really adjustable. After trial and error we got to an Okay temperature. The main restaurant (of 2) always had a long waiting line. Food was good and not overpriced, so the barrel I felt I was over was not uncomfortable. Overall, it'll do.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear John M, Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I apologize for your heater unit in your hotel room We are currently working on a solution to this problem. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. Come visit us again during the winter or springtime to enjoy Ruby's Inn and Bryce Canyon without all the heavy traffic. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Room not cleaned "

3
User 07/10/2016

We stayed at Ruby's two nights. The location was convenient to Bryce but we were not happy to return to our room last night to find it had not been cleaned. The front desk wasn't very sympathetic. Given the history of this hotel I expected better.

"Chosen for it's location, nice surprise"

5
redandgreen2, North Wales, United Kingdom 07/10/2016

We chose this hotel for it's proximity to Bryce Canyon, it was a nice surprise, it was Western themed, but didn't look tacky. The check in was simple and the staff were polite. The room was very big and clean and comfortable. There was a coffee maker in the room and free wifi. We didn't have complimentary breakfast, so brought something in the shop, which was cheaper than we thought. The onsite restaurant did a good buffet for about $22 which was very good value, the food was good and there was a good variety. Location to Bryce Canyon was superb.

"Family trip to Bryce Canyon"

3
VSPE, Boca Raton, Florida 06/10/2016

The hotel is has very interesting Western style lobby and very friendly personnel from around the world. The place was busy. I count 5-6 tour buses on their parking lot. Hotel has nice grocery and souvenir store as part of hotel. Our room was located in further most building and as result of it internet was very slow. The room was large and clean. The bathroom was clean as well. The room looks a little outdated, but it was fine for one night sleep. Typical motel style, but conveniently located near entrance to the park.

"disappointed"

2
User 06/10/2016

My family and I stayed here several times back in the 90's. It always had a homely, family run feel and I was looking forward to returning with my husband. Things have changed. The room smelt stale and looked grotty with wallpaper hanging off the wall. We were moved into a different room which was somewhat better. We had the breakfast buffet in the restaurant which also proved to be disappointing. The food was cold and limited. We will be going back to Bryce Canyon but will not be staying here again.

"Wow - what a busy place!"

4
Sunshine1984, Minnesota 05/10/2016

This hotel was fine for our last-minute accommodations to visit Bryce Canyon. The check-in person was super friendly, and handled it very well when their computer system shut down. We were disappointed that the system reboot took a long time and therefore we couldn't get a room for an hour after this happened, but it wasn't a huge deal. Be warned about the area that there aren't a lot of places to eat, particularly when you are arriving late to the area. I think even Subway closed early. The line for the on-site buffet restaurant had 50+ people in it when we arrived just a few minutes before their official "closing" time (we were told that they will accommodate all people in line prior to closing time, so that wouldn't have been a worry), but we decided to instead go the the adjacent restaurant. Wish we would've stayed for the buffet at the hotel instead! I'm not much of a souvenir type of person, but their on-site gift shop was awesome!

"Actually worse than I was expecting"

2
eleanor174, NYC 04/10/2016

I understood from all that I'd read that this would just be a functional stop so my expectations were low. The motel is blocks of room essentially in the middle of a parking lot. The room is small and everything is worn. The bathroom window is tinted glass with no shade, the curtains don't completely cover the window, and the front door doesn't fit properly so light poured in all night. If we had chosen this to save $ that would make sense but the price for the room here is not significantly less than other lovely properties we stayed at in southern Utah. On the plus side, the staff is pleasant. We chose proximity to the park over quality of lodging but I would make the opposite choice next time

"Okay for an overnight stay right outside the park."

2
rg3209, Cromwell, Connecticut 04/10/2016

Clean but dated room on the second floor NO ELEVATOR. Not great if you have a lot of heavy luggage with you. The tub floor is so cheap it actually bends when you step on it (I'm barely over 100 lbs). But it's adequate. However for the price the ok buffet breakfast should be included in this type of place.

"RV Park: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

4
Goodness4you, Balboa Island, California 03/10/2016

THE GOOD: The "Bath house" has the best showers in any RV park in Utah. Absolutely outstanding. The RV Park is close to the entrance of Bryce Nat Park. THE BAD: Good luck on getting a level RV spot. Bring your levelers. Cost is $50/night to camp on dirt. THE UGLY: This is the first AAA approved location I have ever been in that won't give you a discount when you show your AAA card. Not "Good Sam" either.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review of the Ruby's Inn RV Park and Campground. Please go onto their trip advisor page and leave this review so they may see the things you have said. Thank you again for choosing Ruby's Inn. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you, Manager's Assistant

"Restaurant and location are great"

4
Steelman61, Scottsdale, Arizona 03/10/2016

As expected it's a tourist trap considering the location just next to the entrance to the park and the limited competition. You know what to expect and the restaurant exceeded the expectations. Yes, we had to wait in line for 20 minutes but the meal was a great reward after a long day of physical exhaustion. Best buffet in a long time and not as expensive considering the logistics involved in getting supplies and labor in such a remote location. The room wasn't great and the towels from the previous guest were still behind the bathroom door, but again, putting things in perspective it's not the end of the world.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed our restaurant. Please take the time to write a review on the Cowboy Buffet and Steakroom trip advisor page so they may see your wonderful comments. I apologize for your experience in our hotel room. I will be sure to relay your comments to housekeeping managers to avoid this problem in the future. Thank you for your honesty. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Mixed"

3
Graham M, Bryce, United States 03/10/2016

Convenient location for Bryce We felt processed rather than welcomed and were disappointed by lack of atmosphere. Other hotels we stayed in were much more friendly, even if equally big. The bed was comfortable, and the room a good size Cold pool.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Graham M, Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I apologize for the lack of welcoming upon your arrival. I also apologize for the cold pool. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention so we can avoid this problem in the future. Thank you for your comments. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Way over priced"

2
Linda M, Gig Harbor, United States 03/10/2016

Thought, almost $200.00 a night and no free breakfast, was way too much to spend. Hotel rooms were average, noisy air conditioner, not in our room, but room above us. Disappointed, would not recommend.

"surprised, but not in a good way"

2
Steve R, Alameda, United States 02/10/2016

AAA book, good through April 2017 says this hotel is priced between 70 to 150 dollars a night. I was quoted 186 for their most basic room, for two people. Upon checking into the room, I found there to be many strands of hair throughout the bathroom.

"Very nice place!"

4
User 30/09/2016

I recently stayed here for 1 night (wish it was for longer!) during a 2 week long National Park bus tour. Ruby's Inn is a lovely place! The room was very spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable. We ate both breakfast and dinner at Cowboy's Buffet & Steak Room right on the property and it was probably one of the best buffet's I've ever been too. The lodge lobby is really neat and they have a very nice, massive gift shop. If you're staying in the area I'd definitely recommend reserving a room at Ruby's Inn!

"Tourist Trap"

3
User 30/09/2016

This hotel definitely is not like other Best Western Plus hotels where I have stayed. It is an expensive budget hotel that feels like a tourist trap. First of all, it is like staying at a truck stop. Blacktop surrounds the many buildings and there are so many tour busses. Secondly, we never ate there since you would have to stand in a long line to eat their expensive buffet. Third, there were NO amenities, not even a cup of coffee in the morning and you had to wait until 7:30 to buy a cup. Finally, our room was first floor and we could hear every footstep above us. At 5:30 AM there was a constant squeaking noise for about 20 minutes from above--it stopped and then started again. When we used the shower in our room, we realized what that noise was--bathtub liner squeaks loudly whenever you move in the shower. Ruby's only positive is the convenient location to Bryce Canyon. Next time I would stay in the small town of Tropic nearby and drive a little further to get to Bryce.

"Above Average Stay"

4
BuckeyeTraveler68, Toledo, Ohio 28/09/2016

I have to admit I didn't know what type of room I was going to get considering it was close to a national park. But I was quite satisfied with the room we were given. Showed up early afternoon and was immediately given a room. Our room was in the Main Lodge which was better than the rooms at some of the outside compound rooms. The room was very clean a spacious. Free wifi was also available. Could not have been more pleasantly surprised.

"Great choice for Bryce Canyon"

5
Mike3305, Danville, California 28/09/2016

Ideal location for Bryce Canyon National Park visits; on-site restaurant and laundromat were helpful to us; general store has practically everything you might have forgotten; auto service directly across the street; room clean and bed very comfortable

"Location, Location, Location"

4
DaveandJudy, Los Altos, CA 26/09/2016

Ruby's has the best location to have good access to Bryce National Park. It has expanded over the years and has become more commercialized. But you can't beat their location. The room was just OK. Nothing special. We could hear the people walking around in the room above us, so the construction does not provide noise proofing. The dining room was very crowded at night.

"Too bad it's just about the only place to stay in town!"

3
Garmer, Whitesboro, NY 26/09/2016

While I must admit the location is convenient, this hotel and its surrounding "attractions" are about as touristy and cheesy as it gets. The room was clean, large enough, and the bed was comfortable. It was the ambiance that was lacking. The place is more suited to being an amusement park than to being a gateway to the magnificent Bryce Canyon National Park. Still, if you want to stay close to the park, you will have to pay the price both in cash and in class.

"Superb comfort and luxury"

5
tracerWarwick_, Warwick, 25/09/2016

What a lovely, lively place this is - and with fascinating history too. Actually it is more like a town, and only a few minutes from the entrance to Bryce Canyon. In fact, there is a one-mile walk from across the road directly to the Canyon rim. Our room was in Antelope block, and was a spacious, clean, and very well-equipped room on the second floor. We could park the car just below. The room had all the usual facilities including fridge and microwave, and two large, comfortable double beds. Wifi only worked for a short time (and on reporting the fault to reception, they didn't seem to understand). However, this was not really a problem, as it was easily accessible in the main building. The latter had a luxurious and comfortable distinctive western-style reception area, surrounded by a huge shop selling everything imaginable, including groceries (presumably for the RV site), gifts and camping equipment. On the same site was a quick and cheerful diner, and across the road was Ebeneezers grill where a nightly show of cowboy songs was available (usefully it was possible to book for just the show if you didn't want the the meal). Overall, a really nice and comfortable stay - we were there two nights, but could happily have stayed a lot longer.

"Very commercialised."

4
pamelaja, Ossett 25/09/2016

Clean, spacious accommodation, but very commercialised. Extremely busy with coach parties, so service slow in restaurant. Massive gift shop. Convenient, but lacks character. Nice picnic area. Art gallery is worth a look. Nothing is cheap here.

"It's okay"

3
kris_utama, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 25/09/2016

Great location for Bryce Canyon NP. They have a huge and unique gift shop. You also can buy your hiking stuff inside. Very informative and responsive crew. Had nothing to complain about. Little bit pricey, but once again is about location.

"Enjoyable"

5
perryp16, Bexhill, East Sussex 22/09/2016

Ruby's is certainly unique! Although there are two hotels in Bryce Ruby's was a good choice. Very welcoming and informative staff. Good size room easily accessible from the car park. The general store had just about everything you could want ranging from souvenirs to microwave meals. We opted to go to the Bar G Wrangler show rather then eating in Ruby's so can not comment on the food, but as the eating options are limited there was a queue at the restaurant from 1845.

"Yes well located but ..."

2
User 22/09/2016

Bryce is so well organised you don't need to stay on the door step and pay top dollar. The car park for the shuttle is opposite Ruby's so stay outside and pay less for somewhere better . Ruby's is very tired , we had an upgraded spa room it's was dingy and dark and in need of an upgrade . Don't eat there either the prices are high and standard low ,breakfast is tinned fruit ,powdered orange juice and I think the scrambled eggs where powdered as well. A small beer $5.75 you can get a large for $2.50 outside the tourist traps.

"Good Stay Nice Rooms No Free Breakfast"

4
GregoryS57, Long Island, New York 22/09/2016

Good value for the area. Paid around $107 per night in August on a Friday. No free breakfast. Great location for Bryce NP. About a 5 min ride to the entrance. The shuttle bus will also pick you up in front of the hotel. This is a big plus because Bryce NP does not have a lot of parking. My room was nice although a little small if you have more than 2. There is a food market attached to the hotel as well as a gift shop and restaurant.

"Really loved this hotel - fascinating history!"

5
Stuggy123, East Midlands 21/09/2016

We stayed at the Ruby's Inn for only one night whilst on a coach tour of California and the west coast. Wow! WHAT A PLACE RUBYS INN IS! It has everything. Superbly appointed accommodation blocks with all mod cons. A fabulous main lodge with vast double height reception lobby area. Superb big restaurant serving extremely good quality food for the price. There's a big indoor pool, a superb general store that appeared to stock absolutely anything you might need. It also has more than 200 camping pitches etc. We were really bowled over by this hotel - particularly with the history of the place and the fact it's been in the same family for 100 years this year. There is a fascinating free news paper that documents the history of the Ruby's Inn. My Wife and I fell in love with this place and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. This place really captures the roots of what the area started out as way before the tourists started to visit. The Bryce Canyon is only 10 minutes drive away.

"Massive hotel"

4
User 21/09/2016

A great location for Bryce Canyon. The hotel is HUGE, we were in a room that was situated in the furthermost point from reception so was quiet. The room was large, clean & had 2 beds, also had microwave & fridge. Had a great deal for 2 nights with their end of summer special otherwise would have been very pricey.

"A Bryce Institution"

4
Michael S, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 21/09/2016

I mean, it's Ruby's! Where else are you going to stay right outside the Park gate? Once your back from a day's adventure, everything is on site and right out your door. They handle an amazing number of guests everyday and they do it pretty well. Rooms are clean and comfortable. I'm not sure what more you could ask for.

"Ruby's Inn"

4
Cornwallskiing, Cornwall 19/09/2016

Motel style hotel with plenty of parking. Our room was clean but dated. There is a fridge, microwave and flatscreen TV. Free wifi in your room. There are two restaraunts on site and a well stocked tourist souvenir shop. With a small grocers shop.

"Captive market = Poor quality"

2
NoMoneyLeft, Exeter, UK 19/09/2016

There is no other hotel near to Bryce, it's Ruby's or an even crappier motel. The common areas are ok (in a chintzy way) but rooms are really 2 star motel level - noisy, dated, poor fixtures and fittings, nothing works and you'll be scared to enter the bathrooms. It's a great setting for a Tarrantino movie. The restaurant is awful - it's school dinners. Ruby's is what I would expect from a $60 per night motel.Staying here is the price you have to pay for visiting Bryce (which is awesome) I'm down on the hotel because of the price and amenities, just don;t stay more than a night and you'll be fine. Last moan...even the convenience store is bad. Cheap, watery coffee, 'fresh' packaged food that has been sweating in it's plastic bag for 12 months since it left the factory somewhere in Nebraska. There's a whole aisle of seizure inducing cold drinks but can you find untampered orange or apple juice? Don't be ridiculous! This is america at it's very worst...playing to every bad stereotype of fat america. Which is a shame given the high volume of coach bound foreign tourists that pass through, diarizing the appalling quality standards of loud mouthed cowboys. Come on Ruby's, you can do better AND make more money in the process.

"location"

4
graham T, Gateshead, United Kingdom 17/09/2016

Stayed at this hotel while visiting Bryce Canyon. It is situated in a great location for visiting the park. room was clean and came with free wi-fi. The restaurant at the hotel was good as was the breakfast but it does get very busy i would recommend staying at this hotel.

"Great Place to Stay While Visiting Bryce Canyon"

4
DavidJamesHarter, Santa Ana, California 17/09/2016

The hotel had everything you need with a pool and spa, fitness center, free internet, and great location very close to Bryce Canyon. They have ATV rentals across the street along with a dinner and Cowboy Show. The restaurant has good food at a reasonable price.

"Caters for just about everything"

4
arh2900, Penarth, United Kingdom 16/09/2016

This Best Western Hotel and the incorporated Ruby's Inn has a lot to offer. The accommodation is set out in blocks and the rooms are reasonable with the usual facilities including a fridge and microwave. The main building is themed in an american western style and features a restaurant, large general store, gift shop and indoor swimming pool. The restaurant serves a range of meals across the day and the food is plentiful and of a good quality. Across the carpark are a fast food restaurant and a laundromat. Over the road are a row of shops selling gifts, various types of rocks and ice cream. At the front of the hotel is an information kiosk where information can be obtained in respect of Bryce Canyon and the corresponding shuttle bus service which stops outside the hotel. Taking your own car into the park is not the favoured option as the National Park Service prefer people to use the shuttle bus but there are numerous car parking places in the park especially if you go early in the morning.

"Visit to Bryce Canyon and Ruby's"

4
Jack K, university hts, United States 15/09/2016

Ruby's has a lot of character and an interesting history. The location is most convenient for a visit to Bryce Canyon. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I had an excellent experience at Ruby's and at the national park. I would gladly return to both and I highly recommend them.

"excellent service"

4
CaptseaweedLhc_Az, LHC, AZ 15/09/2016

a great place to stay right out site of the park. be ready to do a lot a walking depending where your room is as it is a huge motel with many buildings. well laid out with several choices where to eat & a huge gift shop & general store in the main building, food, camping supplies & lots of gifts.

"It's all about LOCATION!"

5
s w, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 15/09/2016

With very few places in Bryce Canyon this is my go to place. Located near the entrance. The hotel is clean staff is welcoming. The indoor pool and hot tub are a plus. Huge gift shop, restaurant attached and one next door. Both good. Prices were very different on online sites so SHOP

"Big and busy. "

5
ndw88, Denbigh, United Kingdom 14/09/2016

If you like your hotels/motels big and busy you might love this. There are many lodges, each 2 storey with multiple rooms. Nine has any sort of view. Very functional. Ours had a great bed, very comfortable. It was clean and had everything we needed. But overall it wasn't to my taste. On arrival we asked for a nice quiet room on top floor. They gave us keys and we went to see. It was indeed in a quiet block. But it was almost directly above the Ice Machine. Bl**dy noisy. We went back to ask for another, we were told the only other room was ground floor facing the (busy) road frontage. Sorry but I just didn't believe this. The place is huge! We took the Ice Machine room. We didn't eat at Ruby's. I was pleased about this as there appeared to be a queue waiting to get seated at 8pm. We got food at Bryce Canyon Lodge. Next time I would stay there too.

"Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn"

4
User 14/09/2016

Enjoyed our stay at Ruby's Inn. No complaints with room - roomy, comfortable bed and pillows. Shuttle picks you up right in front of hotel to take you into Park. Nice restaurant with reasonable prices considering where you are and what other options are available. Our only complaint is breakfast is not included in room rate. This is a large facility with lots of rooms so there were a lot of tour buses with people from different countries staying here also but never had any problems in getting a seat in the restaurant or on the shuttle which runs often. Would definitely stay here again.

"Clean rooms. Close to Bryce Canyon"

5
sunandsand4ever, New Milford, New Jersey 12/09/2016

We were staying inSt George, but wanted to be closer to Bryce Canyon for a night. We checked in and had dinner at the hotel. Was pretty good. Also had breakfast the next morning before we headed out to hike. Great location.

"Barely 2 stars"

2
User 12/09/2016

This is one of the only games in town and there is very little competition so this place is packed. The rooms are basic and the cleaning is sub standard, hair in the tub and bath floor. Half of the lights don't work.

"great location"

4
User 12/09/2016

This hotel is located perfectly for going sightseeing in Bryce canyon. Hotel front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurant buffet breakfast had basic but good food. Foldaway bed was a little thin. springs were very noticeable but if your tired, you'll fall away anyway. Don't arrive after 10pm as most places will be closed.

"Busy hotel"

4
Geneva76, Geneva, Switzerland 11/09/2016

Upon our arrival there was already a long queue at check in, which shows how popular this hotel is. It is situated very close (5mns) to Bryce Canyon. There is an indoor pool, a huge shop with souvenirs and food, a photo shop etc etc Our room was on the ground floor, clean. There is a rodeo site nearby which is really a lot of fun, tickets are sold at the hotel.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our very own Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. I hope you were able to enjoy some of our many amenities we have to offer our guests. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon! If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Great location"

4
Karla A, Redlands, United States 11/09/2016

Loved the location and the hotel was very clean. Room had everything you would need and bed was very comfy. Limited restaurant choices. Restaurant inside hotel food was not good and the service was terrible. More food options less than 10 minutes away, definitely worth the drive.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Karla A, Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I am delighted that your hotel room was clean and comfortable. I apologize for your experience in our restaurant. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Please tell your friends and family about us. Come visit us again soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"It's ok to be fair !!! "

3
User 10/09/2016

We stayed here for just one night as part of our honeymoon. It's ok, room was tidy, a bit noisy as we were ground floor, but ok. The staff were a bit grumpy on check in but ok. It is very conveniently located for Bryce Canyon, but the whole area seems to be owned by the same family/business. You can tell this, as everywhere you go it's very same-same. The restaurant; the shops over the road- it's just all a bit like you're stuck with no choice. It's worth 3 stars but if you're looking for something nice and special before or after your trip to the canyon, you may want to travel a bit further.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Keith G, Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I apologize for the impression that was left with you during your stay. We strive to make each of our guests feel welcome and comfortable. I apologize for the staff at check-in. We will address this situation immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Okay..."

3
mootjhu89, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands 09/09/2016

We stayed here for 1 night. It was okay... They have everything in the general store and the cowboy theme is good. But the food was not so good and it was in the middle of nowhere. So not much fun to spend time over there.... The hotel staff was very nice though!

"They Paved Paradise And Put Up A Parking Lot"

3
appaloosa, Ontario, Canada 09/09/2016

Stayed here before during a previous visit – so knew what to expect. Ruby's is a typical and popular stop for Bryce Canyon overnighters & bus tours. With the amount of people, cars, and buses coming and going, it feels almost like a shopping mall sometimes. However, it does have a shuttle service (to cut down on traffic) that takes you to Bryce Canyon National Park and that was our reason for staying there (the shuttle stops early in October). The food at Ruby's restaurant is quite good. Service (both at check-in and at the restaurant) ranges from automaton-friendly to sometimes lackadaisical, but that's the pitfalls of tourist trap locales like this one, I guess. The motel & Inn sits on a gigantic parking lot - more like a truck stop really; devoid of any aesthetics - no landscaping, trees, flowers, shrubbery, or Native American influence to be seen anywhere; except for the lobby/reception area and requisite gift shops. As the song goes, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot," and it's everywhere you look: you're having a nice meal in the restaurant - and you look out at a parking lot. The motel rooms face the parking lot. The main entrance - is on a parking lot (complete with gas station pumps). The gift shop at Ruby's – you guessed it – exits onto the parking lot. Ruby's is quite simply, the most unappealing place we stayed during our tour of the Southwest.

"Outdated and unclean rooms"

2
stomas3, Chicago, Illinois 09/09/2016

Luckily my husband and I only spent one night here as we were touring the state's national parks. We paid over $200 for a standard motel style room. The carpet and bathroom were dirty. I had to clean dead bugs off the bathroom floor. I needed to take a shower after a long day of hiking and the water temperature couldn't get regulated. I was either freezing cold or too hot. Unfortunately there aren't many options in this area but this one was bad.

"Ruby's Inn is it!"

4
User 09/09/2016

Stayed at Ruby's recently on a tour...clean rooms...general store had everything you need...food was okay...Texas Dave's wagon ride was great fun!! Dave shared his poems and stories about the area with us. The location of the hotel is fantastic...just a couple of minutes from Bryce Canyon!!

"Extortionate Prices for Average & Tired Rooms"

4
DanielOUTexploring, Brisbane, Australia 08/09/2016

This place appears to have the entire entrance location of Bryce Canyon as a Monopoly and you pay for it. The service is cold at best and the room was musty and tired. We booked via a 3rd party so perhaps they save the better rooms for those who book direct.

rubys_inn_management, Manager's Assistant at BEST WESTERN PLUS Ruby's Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for writing a review of our hotel. I apologize for the impression we left with you. We strive to have each of our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. We are currently involved in a 3 year renovation project. Come back and see us again when these changes have been made. I apologize again for your experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 435-834-5341. Thank you for choosing Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn. Sincerely, Manager's Assistant

"Good breakfast!"

4
1953Trek, Charentay, France 07/09/2016

Stayed at the Canyon overnight and went looking for a quick and cheap breakfast the next morning. It is rather a cavernous place, but the Ruby's staff were polite and friendly. Our order was dealt with quickly and the food arrived without much delay. Eggs, toast, bacon in good portions; all were freshly cooked and tasty, but if we had to be picky, the coffee was a bit watery. Prices reasonable and we left satisfied with the experience!

"Close to Bryce NP"

5
kathyxyz, San Jose, California 07/09/2016

Very close and convenient to explore Bryce NP. Just hop on a shuttle bus, no need to drive and look for parking. Also, get off at one shuttle stop, hike to another, and get on the next shuttle stop. Don't have to loop around. The general store has almost everything else if you forget to pack. Good restaurant around.

"The Mighty Five Trip"

4
placear, Huntington Beach, California 07/09/2016

Great Location - Reasonable prices. This is the second time staying in this hotel and I would do it again. Hotel was able to accommodate a handicap room in the last minute. This was really appreciated! Bryce shuttle stop is right in front of hotel and this is very convenient!

"Huge Place!"

4
woodchopper48, New Brunswick, New Jersey 06/09/2016

Pretty decent place, nice table & chairs if you want to eat in the room. Nice size sink/counter area. Very close to the park & all the services you can want. The only thing we didn't care for was the next door neighbors partying (in front of our door) till late at night.

"Great Location"

5
GregoryS101, Plainview, New York 06/09/2016

This BW location is directly across the street from the BW Grand Hotel at half the price. No free breakfast. Bryce Canyon NP is 5 minutes away. Great location. Not a lot of food options away from the 2 hotel sites. Eat 2 diners and one breakfast at Fosters Family restaurant which is 5 minutes down the road. My room was very nice. Outside entrance. Plenty of parking.

"Convenient but showing its age"

3
World_Travler_68, Ottawa 06/09/2016

Simple basic accommodation. Nothing fancy but clean and functional. Rooms are large. Fridge and microwave worked just fine. Ruby's has really cornered the market here. They run the only restaurants, store, etc, which is not necessarily a bad thing - just not a lot of choice. The hotel is very close to the park entrance, which is great. For the price we were satisfied. Just don't over pay and know it isn't fancy, but functional.

"MOTORCYCLE TRIP TO BRYCE CANYON"

5
DebbieSheaDavis, Kingston, New Hampshire 05/09/2016

My husband, I and another couple stayed at Rubys Inn while we visited Bryce Canyon. We were surprised at how big the hotel was and how it efficient it was. We arrived early and thought we would have to wait hours for check in, but because our room was ready, they let us check in 3 hours early. Traveling on motorcycles it was great to have the gift shops and restaurants right there and the option to take the free bus ride thru the canyon. Ruby's offers many different things to do while you stay. We opted to take the horse drawn wagon ride to the rim of the canyon. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. Texas Dave hitched up his team of horses, Dolly and Daisy and told us cowboy poems all the way out the rim of the canyon. Once at the canyon, he was shared his knowledge about the canyon and let us walk the trails to take lots of pictures and played photographer for those who wanted pictures with the wagon and horses. Some of us even got a lesson on how to sit in the drivers seat and lead the team of horse and for that we got a keepsake pin. I would highly recommend Ruby's Inn to everyone.

"Road trip"

4
debbilis, webster 03/09/2016

Love the view, room, location, restaurant! Beautiful lodge, and I loved sitting outside at night on the balcony watching the stars with my husband. My adult children and I loved the pool..so reading to sit by the pool and look at the magnificent view!

"Rooms are just okay"

3
travelingmom1955, Minnesota 03/09/2016

We booked the two-bedroom suite. I may not have checked closely enough, but a two-bedroom suite is one bedroom with two beds (you walk into this bedroom) and then another somewhat small bedroom with a bed and a sink/mirror. There is one bathroom off the bedroom with the two beds. No separate bathroom for the other bedroom. There is a door separating the two bedrooms. There isn't a sitting area. I would classify it as an average room in all aspects. It was quiet. Not a lot of room for more than a one-night stay. It was close to the park. And, there was shuttle service. It is a very large hotel. We arrived on a Friday. There was no chance to check in before 3 p.m. Definitely an older décor, etc. So, a place to sleep. Just not a lot above average. Not a lot in this area. We did eat at Foster's. The food was good. The prime rib was great. The service was excellent.

"Horrendous "

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Hattershide66, Lafayette, LA 03/09/2016

OMG go see Bryce Canyon and LEAVE! The worst place ever! You are a prisoner here! Nothing to do but go to their store and eat there food. Woke up at 6 am and decided to go drink coffee. Nothing opens till 6:30 then u have to stand in line with 100 people to get into restaurant to get coffee! Even better they have espresso but wait the machine is broke! The room....a joke. We are Diamond members we got upgraded to a king spa suite by the pool! This is a room withe bathroom that is so small the sink is in the room. The jacuzzi tub is big enough for a little person not 2. If someone did their honeymoon here. I AM TRULY SORRY! Like I said see Bryce Hike and move on.

"Nothing like I expected!"

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kadele2016, Anaheim, California 02/09/2016

My visit started with a rude front desk agent. While I was checking in, my husband thought he left his wallet in a restaurant that we visited two hours prior. I asked the front desk agent that if it was possible to cancel if he did leave his wallet 2 hours away. She responded very snarky that I could not cancel because we were now checked in. She then held the keys and I had to get back in a huge line to retrieve them once we discovered that my husband just left his wallet in the car. The room was just ok. The bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was super old. There was very slow service at the restaurant and the restaurant ran out of items on their menu.

"Bryce Canyon stay"

5
Z7266YXjanet, Oreland 02/09/2016

I looked forward to staying here; was not disappointed and wish we could've stayed longer. One could park their car and not need it for their stay. The shuttle through the Park is right at the door, food and stores are in the building, other activities are with a few hundred feet, and the main building has a huge pool, laundry, etc. The food in the restaurant was delicious too. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Sunrise in the Park is beautiful too.

"great stay"

5
User 01/09/2016

Travelling around for 3 weeks in the western part of the US we normally stay in 5 star hotels with prices 300 dollars and up. This was my second visit this year at the Ruby's and given the low price this is a very nice place. The breakfast is nothing special but the dinner buffet is very good for the price. But what makes this hotel is the charming building specially the cozy lobby and of course the location near Bryce. Compared to Best Western hotels in California this place has at least a personality and a soul. A place to remember and good value for the money.

"Lots to see and do"

4
User 01/09/2016

We stayed in a room in the lake view section (?) around the back. Room was a bit small but was nicely decorated in a western style. Beds were comfortable. Location was perfect lots of shops and attractions close by. The gift shop was amazing, a lot of quality made items and gifts for sale. A section for those speciality camping and hiking items on your list.

"Very convient"

4
Tom Q, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 31/08/2016

Nice location for entry into Bryce NP. Clean rooms,good food and all the conviences in one location. Stayed in the motel area. They have campground,tepees and a luxury hotel in and around our location. About three miles from NP entrance. Could not have asked for more. Would highly recommend.

"A Behive of Tourists"

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