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Red Carpet Inn
Ranked #28 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Calgary
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This hotel is not bad to stay a few nights. The air inside the rooms feels dry and the continental breakfast leaves much to be desired but other than that the property is in average condition. The underground parkade is a dungeon too but it keeps the car warm on cold days. Good location, close to downtown Banff. The staff at the front desk are friendly and helpful. Overall we were satisfied the two nights we stayed at this hotel. Price was very good. We stayed there during Christmas.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the main street. It was very quiet at night.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Booked this hotel while waiting in departures and couldn't believe the room price $65.00 so booked it to get a nights rest before a long drive. Certainly fulfilled that requirement but there are far nicer places to stay in Banff. That said ....reception staff was efficient, room was clean but bed not super comfy. Bathroom including towels was fine and the place was warm. Underground parking on site is always a plus but not accessible by elevator although there is only a short flight of steps. No bar or comfy lobby but all in all OK and for the price it was excellent! Short walk along Banff Avenue brings you to the hotels and restaurants of the town centre. I probably won't stay here again if I can get a room elsewhere for a few dollars more.

Room Tip: Room away from elevator and looking out over Mt. Norquay gave us a quiet night
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Sarah Q
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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The hotel was comfortable, in easy walking distance of the Visitor Centre and Banff town centre but we were very disappointed. When we went last, some 10 years ago, there were Elk grazing on grass verges, and not far away we saw a Grizzly Bear, several black bears, numerous deer, osprey, musk rats and much more. This time we spent hours both driving and walking trails but our spotting was gophers, ground squirrels and ONE bighorn sheep, bored with all the cars stopping to take photos. Oh, and we stayed out well past dark to see if anything popped up when the cars had gone.
Go to Banff if you want to jog, cycle, or just admire the spectacular scenery. If you want great wildlife, try another country; the great plains of Kenya or even the Ethiopian highlands.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I needed a room for one night in Banff; price need to be affordable, parking and breakfast included. Prior this stay we stayed in several other properties in Banff and all of them were better despite same price range. This one need renovation.

It wasn’t busy day and checkin was instantaneous, may be due to Tuesday. To find parking spot was easy task – I already stayed in the next door Irwin hotel. Upon entrance I smelled strong odor from cleaning supply, not sure if it is permanent or it was my unlucky day.

My room on the first floor faced parking lot with floor a below surface; view - your face against bumper. Room looks small because of the king bed, in-room sink and huge all-in-one dresser-drawer-entertainment unit. Not sure why you need extra in-room sink in such small room with full bath already.
Hot tub on the second floor was just warm and can accommodate 6 persons and there is no sauna, nice to have one after ski day.
Fortunate thing – bed was comfortable and I slept well despite noisy old heater which actually kept room warm.
“Breakfast included”. I found cereal, bagels, sliced bread, jam/butter, juice and coffee. We had better one in the Super 8 or Best Western.

Checked out before 8am. And back to ski!

Room Tip: Avoid first floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

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Room Tip: Try and get the third level rooms, they are slightly bigger and have a great view of the mountains...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Good value and well located, about three blocks from Banff's downtown core. The rooms are large and comfortable, the continental breakfast just adequate. Hotel is in the route of main sightseeing atractions, including the bus from Calgary airport, which is very convenient. Staff was friendly and the price was right. I do recommend it for a short stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed one night at this hotel and found it to be reasonably comfortable and a fair price. The room was average, no frills but adequate for a one night stay, though the trains were a little noisy! The hotel itself is in a good location but car parking is limited. Breakfast was average and not a lot of room available at busy times but the staff we spoke to were pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Red Carpet Inn
Address: 425 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Carpet Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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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