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Ruby Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

Last minute change to my travels plans caused me to find a place other than Lee Vining area (sold out) so Bridgeport was my only option. And Ruby Inn turned out to be the best best! Friendly staff, super clean room, and great town! Steve and Mary Noble are great stewards of this establishment. I will be back👍🏽

Quite little set up, No smoking room, and no Pets, so it was quite in the room. Felt bad because the Forest truck parked outside had a dog locked up in the cab. The lady who checked me in was polite and helpful, explained how the town, looked, and little history. Comfy Bed, which is always important. Had mini breakfast in the morning, awaiting hardy travelers. Its hard for me to believe people do not understand, at 0600 in the morning, standing outside someones room, you should use your quite voice, kind of like the Marine blaring his music from his car while he was loading it up to depart. The hotel was awesome, its the patrons that mess it up. The bakery they recommended was another great treat. Thanks if were ever in Bridgeport again, we will stay there.

333 Main St Bridgeport CA

Hotel highlights

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

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) from this Bridgeport motel.


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. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). 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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 138 reviews