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Ruby Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Ruby Inn is one of the better places to stay in Bridgeport. It's a small town and lodging selections are limited. The rooms are spacious (has full size closet, dresser and table with chairs) in room. It's very clean and nicely maintained. The room has an air conditioner and heater (which worked well) as well as a flat screen TV, coffee maker, and hair dryer. The bed was comfortable and the shower worked well. They kept the parking lot swept well of snow. The check-in person was extremely helpful. Because we were there mid-week and in early March a lot of restaurants were closed. There were only 2 places open to have dinner - one a burger place and the other was a restaurant 5 miles down the road. After we got to our room, he called and he had made the extra effort to call the restaurants to verify their hours. We were glad he did, because the place in town was closing early. Since it was late afternoon, we had time to drive out to the twin lakes to explore and than drove directly to the restaurant that was open. So kudos to the staff! We would probably stay here again.

I spent one night at Ruby Inn. It was a prearranged stay as I was in Bridgeport for a 2 day meeting. The owners are very friendly and made check in and check out easy. They are a wealth of information should you need it for the area. The rooms have been remodeled/updated and are very nice. I’ll stay here again without a doubt.

I suggest you read my previous reviews. Nothing has changed. And, in the case of the Ruby Inn, that is a good thing. If all you've ever stayed at are the "consistency" of chain hotels, the Ruby Inn will show you what overnight travel was like before the "McHotel" became so pervasive. Glad to see it has finally gotten the #1 in Bridgeport recognition it deserves. The beds are comfortable and no problems with the plumbing in the bathroom. My room (#23) was clean, quiet, and I had no noise problems of any kind. One positive change I noted was that either the situation with "trickiness" of opening the room door (as noticed by myself and other guests) has either gone away or has been fixed. As I've said in my previous reviews, You will need to run the heat here overnight. Even in mid-August! But, if you're in your room in the afternoon, I recommend that you turn off the heat and the air con, open the window and enjoy fresh unpolluted air. Just close the window before sunset as it gets cool here really quick once the sun goes down! The hot tub is also another draw. Really nice after a long day of driving! Now, some have commented about the pricing. All I have to say is that you get what you pay for. In the case of the Ruby Inn, there are places along the 395 that charge more for a room that is nowhere near the quality you'll find here. It is rare for me to stay at a place multiple times and not find something gone amiss from one year to the next. This is that rarity. It has stayed excellent. But, the owners are always looking for incremental ways of building on that excellence. My strongest recommend!

Independent owned and operated, the only place open year round. Clean, quiet, friendly. Rooms have micro and fridge. AND coffee maker with bean grinder for freshly ground am coffee. GREAT! Its dated decor but spotlessly clean and fresh. Walking distance to everything else in town. Biker friendly, special towels to wipe down bike supplied. Continental breakfast. Nice touches to make you feel like a guest.

We had a stop-over at bridgeport during our short road trip from SF to Yosemite and then through the eastern sierra. Ruby Inn was ideal for us. Clean and quaint place with very friendly and considerate owners. The room was comfortable and had all the amenities needed. At around $160 per night it's not great value for money, but I was happy to pay that much for the stay.

Too me wife to Bodie for her first time. Had a great visit there. Bridgeport was the closest town and we didn't want to drive back over the pass. Booked at the Ruby Inn. Nice hotel. Kept up very nicely. I would recommend it if you are traveling through. We'll probably stay there again on the next Bodie visit.

The people who run the Ruby Inn in Bridgeport, Ca. are very thoughtful and considerate. After a long day driving, they were willing to show me several rooms in order to determing which would be most suited for my handicapped wife. They were very helpful and even recommended a great place to buy deli sandwiches for our continuing trip the next day. I think it's a great place to stay.

A road trip south from Lassen took longer than expected due to extensive road work delays along route 395. We decided to see if we could get a room without a reservation. The nightly price at another establishment in town seemed a little high so we tried Ruby Inn. I am SO glad the first place didn't work out! Check in was friendly, easy and informative. My first impression of the room was that it was a little out dated. Get past the looks. The bed was very comfortable. The large, smart TV mounted on the wall was impressive even though it took this tech-challenged grandma a little while to figure it out. More channels than you know what to do with. The wifi was BLAZING. The bathroom was very clean and there was great water pressure. The small fridge and microwave were tucked away in the closet so you don't hear the fridge cycling all night long or taking up counter space. The room was quiet until around 6 AM. There seems to be a bus parking lot or something similar in the block behind the motel that starts work pretty early. The light, continental breakfast was fresh and a nice start to the day. The town looked quaint and welcoming. I would have liked to had time to explore a bit.

Stayed overnight following a Yosemite backcountry experience. It was nice to have a real bed and shower in a clean, quiet place (except for the nearby church bells rihging every half hour). Small room, but with microwave and mini-fridge. We didn't have a chance to use the hot tub as there were no morning hours before check out time. Very limited continental breakfast.

Appreciated the great, warm service from the owners. Room was pleasant and the hot tub was perfect. Everything was within walking distance. Continental breakfast was light but tasty. Would stay there again!

333 Main St Bridgeport CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Ruby Inn places you 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Travertine Hot Spring. This 30-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Bodie Historic District is also 20 mi (32.1 km) away.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


All 30 air-conditioned rooms feature private yards, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect LED TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Ruby Inn enjoy a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and barbecue grills. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. This smoke-free motel also has a picnic area.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 141 reviews