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Red Carpet Inn of Gatlinburg
Ranked #74 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Dayton, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wish we had known...”
Reviewed 29 April 2007

We stayed at this motel last night. I'm still itching all over just from the mere thought of it. My husband and I had been staying in Pigeon Forge in a cabin and was supposed to leave Friday. However, since the weather was horrible there Thursday, we decided to stay in the area one more night so we could do what we had planned. There was a Gold Wing convention in town, so finding lodging was a difficult task. We happened upon an ad for the Red Carpet Inn in Gatlinburg, so my husband called. The ad was for $19.95, but we were told it would be about $50, since it was a Friday. We made the reservation and later drove past the property. As soon as we saw it, we knew we didn't want to stay there. My husband called and spoke to someone who didn't speak English very well. He said we wanted to cancel our reservation and the man told him our credit card would be charged a $10 cancellation fee. We decided to go ahead and keep our reservation.

When we checked in, we parked outside our room and noticed a man about 20 feet away standing outside his room watching our every move. He was an "unsavory" character (to say the least), so we quickly took our luggage in our room and then left. When we returned later that evening, we took a closer look at the property and our room. First of all, the pool didn't even have water in it -- not that we would've taken a swim in that nasty looking thing. The guest "laundry facilities" was a washer & dryer actually located outside. The ice maker looked pretty bad, and we weren't even about to get any ice, since it was located next to the aforementioned man's room.

Now, about our room -- the door jamb looked like the door must have been busted in at one time and the carpet was so filthy that it was actually black in places. The bathroom was in horrible condition. The floor was dirty, and we couldn't even shower because of all the mildew on the bathtub tile. The bed was hard and we couldn't sleep all night since we were tossing and turning. We wanted so bad to just leave, but we were both too tired to drive, so we toughed it out. We got out of there as quickly as we could the next morning. I noticed a rash on my arm that worsened throughout the day. Apparently, something in the bed must've bitten me.

Please, do yourself a favor and skip over this place. I have no idea how motels like this stay in business. I would've felt cleaner and safer sleeping on the ground in a tent.

  • Liked — Not one thing.
  • Disliked — Name it and we hated it.
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2007

We have stayed several times at Red Carpet and were pleased every time we did. The price was good and the rooms were clean and nice. We are on a limited income so price is very important as is cleanliness. On our last trip we took our children who were up here during their school holiday from University in Brazil. No they don't do breakfast but the staff was very courteous.

Stayed January 2006
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2006

Wish I'd read the reveiws before we went. It's an awful hotel, one of the worst we have ever stayed in. My daughter jumped in the pool before we really looked at it - it was filthy, dozens of floating bugs and leaves. She came out quickly! The lady at the front desk wore dirty clothes but was helpful in telling us about the news (not good!) from England. The first key didn't open the door and the second key, we were told, was a master key - very concerning. Don't walk around in barefeet, the floors are not clean enough! It is quite a walk from the town of Gatlinburg. We paid $40.89 (incl tax) and I'm sure for the same or for a few dollars more we could've got a much better/cleaner hotel.

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  • Disliked — Everything!
  • Tips/Secrets — Dont' stay here
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2006

PLEASE!!! Do NOT stay here, ever! This has to be the single most terrible motel I have ever stayed at.

Upon first arriving, the woman in the office was wearing curlors (at 1PM). She was very rude and did not speak English. This is a list of problems I had:

Her children had a master key and would use it to play in the empty rooms. This scares me as they could easily get into my room and steal things.

The shower did not work and after calling for help three times, I finally gave up.

The ice machine had grass and dirt in it.

There was no breakfast despite a continental breakfast being advertised.

The sheets were dirty and had blood stains on them.

There were roaches in the bathroom.

There was no remote for the TV.

Please do not stay here ever! This place should be condemed.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 18 April 2005

We were taking our daughters down to gatlinburg for the weekend. We got on bookitnow and saw how cheap the rates were for red carpet inn so we booked a room for the weekend.It advertised a free breakfast so my youngest daughter and i got up the first morning and no breakfast, we hadn't brought anything to eat so we had to go down to shoney's and have breakfast.The room had grasshoppers in it,towels were smelly and dirty,it adve..rtised that it was in the central of downtown gatlinburg right,that's if you like a 10 mile hike to everything.Overall in my opinion it's not worth it,if your looking to save a few bucks stay in the rodeway skyland it's a much better hotel for the money.

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LaFollette, TN
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2004

Upon arriving at the Red Carpet Inn in Gatlinsburg which is a bit tricky to find due the streets there, we got checked in all right and entered the room. Appeared to be somewhat clean but a bit haphazardly so. The room looked like wallpaper had recently been hung but very poorly as it was coming off the wall in a few spots. Also checked to see what was on HBO that night as there was a guide on the side table.. there was no HBO we found out soon enough. What was th point of the guide if they don't have HBO?? All that put aside the first night went okay.

The second evening at the pool an employee who can roam freely around the guests after working hours, ( he was the housekeeper ) made some comments which I won't detail here but none the less were very inappropriate staff to guest interactions.

The next day we left our room to go to breakfast leaving the drapes open so staff would know we were gone. Upon return the drapes were closed but nothing done in the room. Upon questioning management, two different "owners" said they had removed towels before staff entered to clean and that was their policy. Okay except that the dirty towels were still in the room. We were also informed there was a problem with the water and it would be off for awhile. Things happen so this was understandable enough.
We left again for the day returning in the evening to find the dirty towels still in the room but the bed was made and towels were not refreshed. Had to go to Front Desk to get some for morning. When we went to use the jacuzzi tub that night there was no hot water and it was obvious the tub had not been cleaned from the first night we had used it.

Very unsatisfied with the housekeeping of the room in general and the line of "bull" given us regarding the entry of our room for no reason and doing nothing while they were there. Nothing appeared to be amiss however but how do I really know what they were doing in there?

Our visit to Gatlinsburg was great and we plan to return but not to The Red Carpet Inn.

  • Stayed July 2004
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Property: Red Carpet Inn of Gatlinburg
Address: 349 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4964
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Carpet Inn of Gatlinburg 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Red Carpet Inn Of Gatlinburg Hotel Gatlinburg

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