Red Carpet Inn
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Red Carpet Inn

425 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6 Canada
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3.5
#1 of 2 motels in Banff
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Just 2 ½ blocks from Banff’s famous dining and shopping downtown area, the Red Carpet Inn offers excellent hotel accommodations for your Canadian Rockies holiday. With 53 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. Red Carpet Inn shares a front desk with Irwin’s Mountain Inn, just next door. You may check-in at Irwin’s Mountain Inn, 429 Banff Avenue, prior to your arrival at Red Carpet Inn. The Front Desk team operates 24 hours a day and will be there to greet you when you arrive.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Vending machine
Hiking
Skiing
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

425 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6 Canada
Getting there
Good for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 85 out of 100
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Calgary Intl Airport
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Helen wrote a review Jul 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were looking for an inexpensive but still a nice place to stay for one night while in Banff. For some reason, most hotels were super expensive when we were there (July 11-12, 2020) and the least expensive choice without having to stay in a hostel was Red Carpet Inn and King Edward. We ended up choosing Red Carpet Inn because the rooms were recently renovated and they also offered a 25% off deal for AB residents. The building although out dated was clean and staff were friendly. Our room was very clean, small balcony facing the main street, nicely remodeled room/decor, big comfy bed, mini fridge, big TV and had a pod type coffee maker. Free parking in the back and close to the downtown area. It was perfect for our one night stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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squeegeeman20002017 wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stay in a lot of skier hotels throughout the winter. I was very impressed with Red Carpet in Banff. The place was super cheap for a holiday week, probably because a large portion of the hotel is undergoing renovations. The common areas still have that old ski hotel look, but the renovated rooms are solid three star quality. New mattresses, appliances, retiled bathrooms, large screen TVs, and a super clean common area hot tub.
The desk staff was very friendly and helpful as well.
The free ski busses pick up next door.
Get this place this cheap while you still can.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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eye61 wrote a review Apr 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A good, comfortable place with well lit and big rooms. Furnished somewhat unconventionally but overall comfortable. One thing that I am still trying to find out from the management (without much success) is why there are additional charges. They first charged the regular amount and later when I checked my cards statement, I saw an additional charge (separate from the original bill).
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Danica wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stayed here last June, we were excited to return. The first time we stayed we were upgraded to their king size suite which was newly renovated. This time we received a suite on the first floor and I immediately noticed a stained sham across the bed. I pulled back the covers and there were hairs everywhere on the bed. The fan in the bathroom also smelled strongly of vomit when it was turned on. I asked reception to change our sheets and they switched our room for us. The second room was much worse. I didn’t even have to pull back the blankets, hairs covered the outside of the bed. The pillow cases were visibly yellowing as well. I’m really disappointed with the cleanliness this time around. It’s not difficult to ensure sheets are cleaned properly and that pillows and their covers are replaced when they have been overused. We will not book here again after this experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa D wrote a review Jun 2024
Melbourne, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a disappointing stay. The contract was for a private bathroom. The wash basin was in the main room and doubled as a sink. No definition of private bathroom has the wash basin outside the toilet/shower room.
There was a constant vibration from the large fans / generator directly outside the window. This went on all night with the window shut. We raised this and were told ‘it’s for the whole complex so we can’t turn it off’ and “it’s next door and not on our property so we can’t do anything about it.” “You need to keep the window shut as it’s soundproof.” We did and it wasn’t.
We asked how to manage the heat in the room. The toilet/ shower was like a sauna and the rest of the room was very hot. The advice was turn off the thermostat (it wasn’t on), put on the airconditioner (all night!?) and open the window. See above re shutting the window against compressor noise.
There were no other rooms we could be moved to for our remaining stay of two nights and ‘housekeeping didn’t like it if guests stay single nights’, ‘if we have another room you’ll be the first to know’
All in all we felt dismissed. The inconveniences in the room and the terrible attitude of the staff were far short of expectations for a room of around $500 per night.
Congratulations to Marwan and his Czech colleague who helped get maintenance reduce the heat.
But a rip off for the price.
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Date of stay: June 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melissa F wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For the price, this place is fine. I will say that it presents slightly different in the photos online than in person but there’s nothing that wrong with the rooms. The beds are very comfortable, the rooms are warm in very cold conditions, we felt very safe and the staff are very quick to attend to your needs. A renovation especially in the hallways would be a big improvement, and the shower doesn’t get hot hot - just warm. Overall a decent stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Anything bigger than a sedan will have to be parked outside.
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Jenna A wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Came to Banff for a couple getaway for my boyfriends birthday. On a tight budget and this hotel was a great price for what it is. Customer service was very kind and helpful with telling us which hikes to do and which lakes to paddle board. Walked into our room and it smelt very good, was nice and cool for the summer time, and great views. Beds were nicely made and hair free! Towels were clean and everything looked well maintained. Room was better than it looked in photos and we were very pleased. Overall the rooms look newly renovated and tidy. Staff is very kind and I would 100% recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Banff. Great location and overall an amazing stay!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa P wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not quite sure what to say about this hotel. The rooms were adequate and the beds comfy. Walking distance to the town and public transport outside your door were also an added bonus.
I seemed to wake up every morning being bittten by something and the towels provided could barely cover a leg, let alone a whole body.
I also thought it was a little pricey for what it was, but I suppose they increase their rates that time of year.
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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nonaelise wrote a review Jan 2020
Barry, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 night here just before Christmas and had a lovely stay.
The room: refurbished 306, and refurbished to a 5 star standard, beautiful, comfortable, quiet, well appointed room, we were the first in, and without a doubt we will be going back.
Staff - kind, considerate, helpful, lovely lovely staff, and we met several of them, the standard never slipped.
Location, a 5-10 minute walk from the center of Banff, perfect, with indoor heated parking.
Food - breakfast was next door, lots of choice, great area, and really delicious food.
Thank you it was the best stay of our holiday around Canada.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Bonbon708 wrote a review Jul 2020
Edmonton, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 3 nights. Room was spacious. AC didnt work well. Cleaning staff didn't clean room or make our beds during our stay. We had to ask for hand towels. Hotel needs upgrades badly. Balcony wasnt big enough to stand on or sit and have a drink or coffee. Chairs weren't provided anyway.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from GINETTE C
Shediac, Canada32 contributions51 helpful votes
Not sure as we were only there for one night and didn’t but we did have a balcony.
Answer from Chris B
Port Macquarie, Australia50 contributions18 helpful votes
Yes it does have parking outside & yes the lift does work. We used both.
Answer from Christopher Rooney
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed there for one night and witnessed nothing of the kind, people will smoke outside the hotel but there is little the company can do to prevent this.
Answer from Jamie D
Banff, Canada1 contribution
Hi Maria, Not to worry please as we provide 24hr reception here for you and all of our guests. Kind regards, Jamie
Courtney H asked a question Apr 2017
Weight limit for dogs??
Answer from Jamie D
Banff, Canada1 contribution
Great Danes are welcome to stay with us, thanks!
Melissa F wrote a tip Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia45 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Anything bigger than a sedan will have to be parked outside."
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jennpf wrote a tip Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia202 contributions126 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to stay elsewhere if you can afford it."
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Andy L wrote a tip Nov 2019
Calgary, Canada18 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"corner room with 2 beds and a balcony was great. Beautiful views !"
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GINETTE C wrote a tip Sept 2019
Shediac, Canada32 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"only small vehicles can park underground"
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vic b wrote a tip Jul 2019
British Columbia, Canada59 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"An upper floor so you might get a veranda."
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PRICE RANGE
£199 - £312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
red carpet hotel banff, red carpet inn banff, banff red carpet inn
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkBanff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Carpet Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Red Carpet Inn?
Nearby attractions include Banff Legacy Trail (0.2 miles), C Level Cirque Trail (0.2 miles), and Spray River Trail Loop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Carpet Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Red Carpet Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Red Carpet Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Carpet Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Farm & Fire, Whitebark Cafe, and El Toro.
Is Red Carpet Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Banff.
Are pets allowed at Red Carpet Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Carpet Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cave and Basin National Historic Site (1.4 miles), The Luxton Home Museum (0.4 miles), and Old Crag Cabin (0.4 miles).
Does Red Carpet Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Red Carpet Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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