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“Might as well call it the Red Dump Inn, full of drunk and drug sellers.”

Red Carpet Inn Boone
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Red Carpet Inn Boone
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Boone
Norwood, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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“Might as well call it the Red Dump Inn, full of drunk and drug sellers.”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

10 - 26 - 13 On the yuck factor 1 - 10...... this is a 15..!!!!!!!!!

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This is the nastiest dilapidated room I have ever stayed in. The room had a musty old dirty cigarette smell. We had to go to K-Mart to buy air freshener and a portable heater. Carpet was not red but filthy grey stained and burnt with cigarette holes, sheets and blanket also burnt with cigarette holes. For a non-smoking room.
There were roach or ant traps behind the head of the bed along with a dirty sock.
It was freezing in the room and no knobs on the a/c - heater unit. With the pliers from my car when turned on was NO heat just cool musty air. This place need to be updated.
The door had a flimsy lock and handle. Which you could see light through. Had to use a chair to secure the knob before turning in. The scariest thing is the drug deals and drunk people standing and walking back and forth outside our door. Falling into the door in the drunk. People banging on the door and windows, yelling and cursing. After 2 calls to the front desk to complain with no satisfaction and getting worse after my first call. My Third call was to the police ( who had had many complaints in the past) only with the threat of everyone going to jail, and two drug arrests did it quiet down.

Room Tip: There are not any find some where else to stay.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

the red carpet inn was dirty the room... the door knob was very loose... the toilet seat was broken, the water pressure was the worst anywhere around... called the desk the maintenance said this was normal because boone, n.c wants to save on it's water use. you need supply and volume before it can used ..never got hot enough to take shower.. faucets barely came out.... good luck to all....I hope they fix these problems soon...this is a nice area,,, the lady inside was very nice... miss nicole

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We stayed over here whilst driving up the Blue Ridge Parkway. We got a jacuzzi room and it was awesome. The bed was comfortable, the hot tub was great, and they had VCRs in the room and a selection of videos at reception. It was fairly retro but I liked it. The room was quiet, the staff were all right, and the room size was good. It was a little pricey for what it was, but I would stay there again. Easily accessible, clean.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

The sign said "pets welcome" and we didn't read the reviews before getting a room. Our room was spotless and included a fridge with microwave, coffee maker and coffee. We looked for bebuds before we settled in and didn't see anything. There was sort of a damp smell in the room when we walked in, but it wasn't too bad. We have a big dog so that's kind of normal. We asked for more pillows and they were furnished without a problem. There were, however, a few shady people around. Lots of college students and some migrant workers but we're down because we're not racist like that. The shower did not drain well but this did not interfere with our ability to get a good shower--the water pressure was good.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Obviously you can tell this is an older motel. If you look online you can tell that and definitely when you arrive you can see it. So I was not expecting much and preparing for the worst. Visited on a ASU football weekend in Oct 2012. Got a decent rate compared to the other hotels in the area. I was sick of paying extremely high rates when we were not even going to be in the room for a long period of time.

Reserved a 2 bedroom suite type room. It had two double beds in the main room. It was separated by a bathroom. Bathroom was a decent size. There was a separate sink outside of the bathroom and one inside the bathroom. Plus one in the kitchen area, so three total. Then there was another bedroom you could close off with a double bed in it. So three beds total. The kitchen area was in the 2nd bedroom. It had a medium size refridgerator with ice trays, a stove with four burners and a microwave. Did not use the stove but did use the microwave. There was only one frying pan in the kitchen and no other cooking supplies what so ever. They did have a nice ice machine to use on the 2nd floor.

It is true to beds are wrapped in plastic and they make noise every time you move! Towels were poor quality and rough. Sheets had holes and the bedding was not soft. The TV was old and still had a VCR to use. Front desk still has VHS tapes for you to watch! WTH?!

So it is what it is! Don't try and make this place more than it is!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

I really want to give this hotel a great review because I was totally appreciative that they had a room for us. It was Saturday, October 6, and apparently homecoming weekend at appalachian state so EVERYTHING was booked. We got a room with 2 double beds and it was larger than most hotels of this nature, and our rate was $100 a night.
This red carpet in was built in the sixties and as such had cool (to me) retro tiles in the bathroom and vintage fixtures.
The most uncool thing about this room is that you absolutely can't sleep in it. Apparently because of the bed bug scare of 2010, or an actual overrun of bedbugs, they have strangled their mattresses and box springs in an extremely loud clear plastic, the kind I imagine playground sand is laid over or a landscaping fabric that prohibits weed growth. Its like sleeping on one of those blue tarps that people cover their lawnmowers with. I downloaded 4 different iphone apps or rain, oceans, and assorted other crap to try to mask he sounds and sleep, to no avail.
I'm generally not too picky about hotels, especially lower priced ones, as all i require is a bed and a shower. the plastic mattress thing is beyond ridiculous though.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

This Red Carpet Inn has seen better days. Once we were able to unlock the door, the first room smelled of smoke and it faced a busy street. The second room's door also was difficult to unlock. The room smelled musty; it's outdated and worn. Top bedsheet had holes in it. At least it was clean...that's why the average rating.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are definitely quieter. Avoid staying during football season.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Red Carpet Inn Boone
Address: 862 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607-4858
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Boone
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Boone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Carpet Inn Boone 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
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