We want to make the booking experience as easy as possible. We have compiled your questions and we have answered your most common requests!
Is there parking available onsite? How tall is the parking garage?
Indeed! We have both outdoor parking as well as a small parkade for indoor parking spaces. But please be aware that parking spaces aren’t allocated. This means that it’s first come, first serve and on busy weekends, public holidays and during Summer, we highly recommend leaving your car and walking, cycling or taking a bus to travel around town.
The height of the parkade is 5′ 10″.
Travelling in Banff
Is there a local bus so I can get around without driving?
Certainly there is, it’s named Roam Transit and they’re a great way to get around. We offer complimentary (yes, FREE) bus passes for the local Roam Lines. If you want to see their list of services, please check out their website: roamtransit.com
Something has come up and I need to modify my booking. Is that okay?
Yes! But you need to know a few important things. Making a modification can change the price of your room, lose availability or get additional fees. So please be careful!
Do I need to pay anything upfront when I reserve my room?
There is no deposit required! All we need is a credit card on file (sorry, no debit cards) as a guarantee on the room and the ability to enforce our cancellation policy. If you have booked three rooms or more, please have a look at our group bookings section below.
Check-in | Check-out Times
When can I check in? When do I have to leave by?
Easy! You can check-in any time from 4pm onwards, while check out is by 11am.
What would you recommend for Breakfast?
What do you recommend for breakfast?
For an excellent Breakfast, we couldn’t recommend Pacini enough! If you want a great variety of options and phenomenal Italian style coffee, then look no further.
What is your Pet Policy?
I’ve got a furry friend, can I bring him/her with me?
As much as we would love to have ALL the pets, we only have very specific numbers of pet-friendly rooms available. Please call our Reservations Team who will be able to confirm whether we have any rooms available. Our pet fees apply which is $25 per pet, per night plus tax!
Our pet policy can be found online
I’d really love to arrive earlier than 4pm. Can I request an early check-in?
Sadly we aren’t able to make any guarantees. We recommend putting a note in when completing your booking or calling our Reservations Team and making a request that way. Our front desk staff try their best to accommodate special requests as much as possible, but if your room isn’t ready when you arrive, we would be happy to hold onto your bags in the meantime.
Is the tap water safe to drink?
All of the water in Banff is rated as high quality groundwater by environment Alberta. It tastes great and there are plenty of refill fountains around town, so make sure you bring your water bottles!
More details can be found on the Town of Banff website: banff.ca/Drinking-Water
Checking In Process
I’ve heard that there isn’t a front desk at the Red Carpet Inn. Where do I check in?
That’s correct, there is no front desk staff at the Red Carpet Inn. To check-in or ask for assistance, you simply need to head next door to Irwin’s Mountain Inn and they will be able to help you!
Cancel/Modify 3rd Party Booking
I booked online with Booking.com/Expedia/Hotels.com and I need to cancel/modify my booking. Can I do it through you?
Unfortunately we aren’t able to make any amendments to bookings not made directly through us. You will need to contact the company you originally booked through to make any changes.
How to get here
So uhhh, how do I get to Banff?
Easy peasy! First off you need to fly to Calgary, Alberta. Then it’s just an hour and a half drive the highway to Banff. If you don’t want to hire a car, we recommend either the Banff Airporter or Brewsters Transport! We have compiled more information regarding transport here! www.banffredcarpet.com/location
I need to make a reservation for three (or more) rooms. Is there anything more I need to do?
Well, it depends. If you want to make a group of bookings for a function, or an otherwise larger group, please call the Reservations Team directly on 1(800) 563 8764. Otherwise, the only difference is that we require a deposit of the first night of your stay plus tax for each room. If you still aren’t sure, feel free to call our Reservations Team.
What is your cancellation policy?
It’s pretty simple, really! We offer free of charge cancellations at any time, up until 72 hours before you’re due to check in. In other words, you have until 4pm (Mountain Time) three days before you’re due to arrive.
If you cancel within 72 hours (or don’t show up) then you will be charged our cancellation fee. This is the total of the first night of your stay, plus tax.
Hot Tub Hours
What time is your hot tub open?
Our indoor hot tub is open from 9am – 9pm every day!
How to get here
So uhhh, how do I get to Banff?
Easy peasy! First off you need to fly to Calgary, Alberta. Then it’s just an hour and a half drive the highway to Banff. If you don’t want to hire a car, we recommend either the Banff Airporter or Brewsters Transport!