Tucked away in a cool, quiet neighborhood in historic downtown Round Rock, lies The Ruby Hotel, a new boutique hotel with truly timeless character. Thoughtfully crafted as an homage to a love-letter found on the grounds addressed to “My Dearest Ruby,” this property has a palpable personality: a worldly old-school-cool. Convenient to Austin, The Ruby is a one-of-a-kind independent hotel that provides each guest great service, excellent hospitality and stunning surroundings. The result is truly delightful.
As you approach, you’ll notice that nature is in harmony with this retreat; cattle can often be seen roaming along the northern banks of Brushy Creek and water birds nest in the large trees in the mornings. The Ruby is perched on the edge of a cliff with terraced gardens. The serene and scenic vibe carries through the property -- grab a seat by the pool and bask in the dappled shade of 100-year-old live oak trees. As you walk the grounds, you’ll get a strong sense of the intentionality of all the design and hospitality choices: for example, the new buildings for the hotel rooms were purposefully placed on the property’s perimeter to maximize views of Brushy Creek and to minimize the impact on the trees adorning the site. The Ruby opened in 2019, but you’ll get the sense it has always belonged here.
For a life well-lived, you need amenities well-loved. Sleep on your Simmons Westbury Plush mattress covered in Parachute premium quality sateen sheets made from 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton. Wake up and set the soundtrack to your day on your Tivoli Bluetooth alarm clock radio. When you need a pick-me-up, enjoy freshly brewed coffee from your in-room Nespresso. Revitalize with the LATHER aromatherapy shower collection, made with essential oils and shea butter and no synthetics, color, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil or animal testing. Dry off with Parachute 100% long-staple Turkish cotton towels. The Ruby does things right.
At the Ruby Bar, the food and drinks are just as stylish and evocative as the property where they’re served. This watering hole is a renovated 1960s house with a patio overlooking Brushy Creek and the conference room, where you can enjoy custom cocktails, beer, wine and bites. The Ruby Bar can also be rented for meetings or events. Order your food and drinks at the bar, at the service window or to-go.
At The Ruby, you’ll be inspired by nature, thanks to the 180-degree creek views. The outdoor pool and gardens provide a beautiful backdrop, while the lounge and cocktail bar feature details that will get your imagination racing. There’s a fitness center and hiking trails so you can stay active, and high-speed Wi-Fi so you can stay connected.
Meetings + Events
The Ruby Hotel & Bar offers indoor & outdoor venues for your next corporate event, intimate reception or patio party. For events of up to 150 people, the Lawn & Canopy Patio features 20,000 square feet of naturally shaded outdoor lawn space, comfy outdoor lounge furniture, Edison string lights and a beautiful view of the property’s oldest residents -- numerous heritage oak trees. If you’re looking to throw a mature mixer, the Creek View Patio includes use of furniture and sound system, plus unbeatable creek and nature views. The Covered Patio is excellent for small gatherings, elopements, friend-unions and the like.