Ruby's Hotel

A View from the ocean, Ruby's (right) and the Primary School (left) around 1982

In June of 1978, Ruby's Hotel opened for business. Romel and Ester Gomez are the owners of Ruby's Hotel. Along with their three children- Ester ("Vidy"), Ruby, and Nesto - they lived on the beach front next to the hotel. The original Ruby's Hotel was made up of four rooms. According to "Vidy," the business has always been a family business and will always be. "When the hotel first opened we got most of our business from the British soldiers. They brought us a lot of business. We still have many of our first customers visit us every year, except those that have passed away," she said.

The primary success of the business is due to solely "word of mouth." In time the Gomez family learned about the value of advertising and had brochures and business cards made to publicize their hotel. Today, the majority of advertising is done on the Internet. "We get a lot of our bookings through the net," she said. Ruby's Hotel is now made up of 21 rooms, a cafe, and a fishing and snorkeling shop. The Gomez family also celebrates their hotel's 20th anniversary in the month of June. Happy Anniversary

150th Anniversary Features
Anniversary Home Page
Where is San Pedro?
Ancient San Pedro, by Herman Smith
150 Years Ago, by Angel Nuñez
Life in San Pedro 1850, by Peter Laws
Who owned San Pedro? by Peter Laws
Who governed this settlement? by Mayor Alberto Nuñez and Leo Cuellar
Life in San Pedro in Former Times, by Miriam Graniel
A Trip down Memory Lane, by Patty Arceo
Don Lucio Guerrero relives the past
Meet Mr. Alan Forman
Ramon's Village
Ruby's Hotel
San Pedro Post Office
Senior Citizens Think Back, by Dorian Nuñez
Long Live Beauty Queens
Article in the San Pedro Sun BEFORE the celebration
Article in the San Pedro Sun AFTER the celebration
Real Estate Corner, 150 Years, by Diane Campbell
Oh San Pedro, Brother Jake and the Boy Scout camp, by John Esquivel

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