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Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Sandpoint Elks Golf Course, Hotel Ruby Ponderay is within 3 miles (5 km) of Panida Theater. This 70-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Near ski lifts, the hotel is also close to Sandpoint City Beach Park and Liberty Pier.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Hotel Ruby Ponderay's 70 air-conditioned rooms provide free local calls, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 39-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hydromassage showers and hair dryers.

Property features

Hotel Ruby Ponderay features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this ski hotel include 2 spa tubs, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.


  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Ruby Ponderay features 2 spa tubs, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a children's pool. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Event facilities measuring 400 square feet (37 square meters) include conference space. This ski hotel also offers ski storage, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hotel Ruby Ponderay is a smoke-free property.

  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 70 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 37 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 400 
  • Ski storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Ruby Ponderay offers 70 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 39-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LED TV 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

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

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

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

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


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD 30.00 per stay)
  • 2 per room (up to 70 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

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

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD 30.00 per stay)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 15.00 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 10.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

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

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