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Red Carpet Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   425 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1B6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #26 of 33 hotels in Banff
Quebec City, Canada
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“Fair enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great price in the middle of Banff. We had problem with the toilet, A/c was loud and parking lot way too small. Overall it was average but since it's one of the cheapest place in town, i guess ir's fair enough

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at the red carpet inn for a weekend to get out of our town for a bit. It was the second time we have stayed at this hotel and we love it. Very clean, great service and reasonably close to the town centre. Great price to! We definitely will keep coming to this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at the Red Carpet Inn in Banff for ten nights in December 2012. The hotel was amazing. It is a fabulous budget hotel and does exactly what is says on the tin. Most of all, I would like to thank the staff as they were all very friendly and helpful, in particular Angela, who made our stay!! she was helpful, welcoming and very witty :)

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed here one night and found it very clean and comfortable. The property is dated, but very well upkept. Staff were friendly and let me check in early which was awesome, free breakfast was basic, but what do you expect - it's free. In comparison with the Inns of Banff (where I stayed the week previous) it is LEAPS and BOUNDS better!!! For a budget choice in Banff, it doesn't get better than this! Thanks Red Carpet Inn!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

My girl friend and I slept here for three days. A very good place! The hotel/room was a bit basic, but it is clean. We paid 80 dollars per night for a room with a king size bed (before the holiday season). The staff is friendly, helpful and knows enough about Banff (5-10 min walk from the main street). The breakfast is basic (cereals, toast, juice, coffee, etc), but it is ok. There is enough parking space at the back of the hotel. We would sleep here again next time!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stony Plain, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We booked our rooms at a rate of $150.00 per night over New Years. We never received a confirmation email, but we had a verbal confirmation of our reservation. After we checked out, we later discovered that we were overcharged for our rooms. When we called to rectify the situation, we were told that since they failed to produce a confirmation email or number, that we have no "evidence" and therefore couldn't get a refund on the overpaid amount. I was also informed that rate disputes happen every weekend, making me wonder how many others experienced this. The rooms were nothing special,cdefinitely not worth the extra $100.00 over the weekend. We rarely got parking, and had to park in nearby residential and walk. We will probably never stay here again, ever after being offered a discount for our next visit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nick L, Front Office Manager at Red Carpet Inn, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
At The Red Carpet Inn we greatly value our customers and therefore must apologize for any confusion which happened during our check in process. As mentioned over the phone all guests are shown the rate at check-in, then after we obtain a signature agreeing to the rate, a pre-authorization is taken on the guest's credit card. At checkout after confirming the rate a second time, a charge is put through on card. If you have any further questions or concerns I highly suggest you contact our General Manager at Gm@banffredcarpet.com. As discussed over the phone, we would love to have you stay with us again at a discounted rate.

Nick Law
Front Office Manager
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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

For the first time travelling, our room was upgaded from a 2x Queen beds to 3x Queens for the four of us. This was to accommodate arrangements by other guests, but we're not complaining. The room was very spacious and clean, and the beds were very comfortable. There was a coffee maker, bathroom amenities, free wifi, fridge and a temperamental safe. No iron. The bathroom was big, one of a few that had a ventilation fan. Though very basic, breakfast was included, which was nice. They had juices, coffee, cereal, bread, jams, margarine, apples and oranges. There was a small car park at the back, which we used, and also an underground one. The inn provides trolleys so guests can carry their luggage up the elevator and to their room in one go- we found this very handy. Unfortunately, our air conditioning unit wasn't working, so it felt hot in the room after coming back from a day of sightseeing. Walking distance to the shops was pretty good- definitely manageable and no more than 10mins or so. Would stay here again for something more affordable in Banff.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Red Carpet Inn

Address: 425 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1B6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 33 hotels in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Carpet Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locally owned and operated by the Irwin family, the Red Carpet Inn has a proud tradition of hosting guests from around the world! Just 2 ½ blocks from Banff’s famous downtown shopping area, the Red Carpet Inn offers excellent hotel accommodations for your Canadian Rockies holiday. With 52 well equipped guest rooms our friendly staff will help make your experience in Banff, Alberta a most memorable. The Red Carpet Inn is family friendly and offers Banff’s best value accommodation. ... more   less 
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