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Older hotel in Walden-Lively area with restaurant and free breakfast but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Some guests found the location convenient
  • Affordable rates according to some guests
Cons
  • Guests were mixed about the staff, service, rooms and breakfast
  • No hot breakfast or flat screen TV as advertised said some guests
  • A few guests said they were charged more than quoted
  • A few guests found the lighting dim in the hotel and breakfast room
  • Rooms in need of cleaning and repairs or replacements, according to some guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 28, 2015
Overview
Located roughly an 18-minute drive from downtown Sudbury and just south of the nearest Trans-Canada Highway interchange, the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Sudbury may appeal to road travellers who require an economical hotel with easy highway access and a complimentary continental breakfast.

This hotel has 35 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Guest rooms offer one or two Queen beds or one King bed, while honeymoon suites offer a jetted tub.

The hotel offers a fax/photocopying services, guest laundry, vending machines and free parking. Two pets per room are permitted for an additional fee of $18/pet per night, and the hotel does not offer wheelchair accessible rooms.

A free basic continental breakfast is offered to all guests daily, and on-site dining is available at Golden Palace (serving lunch and dinner daily). Shopping can be found in Sudbury at Regency Mall (about a 15-minute drive westward).

The Lively Golf & Country Club is a 9-minute drive north of the Red Carpet Inn & Suites Sudbury, while Science North Imax Theatre is about an18-minute drive northwest. Laurentian University is approximately a 20-minute drive northeast, and Sudbury Airport (YSM) is about a 40-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The reviews consulted for this analysis were largely of mixed opinion.

The guests who gave this hotel higher scores seemed to find the hotel quiet and the staff pleasant. They stated that their room was clean and comfortable. One guest said they had a good air conditioner.

Some were pleased that the hotel was dog friendly and found the Chinese restaurant on site convenient, and to have good food for a reasonable price.

Others liked the location for being close to the highway, easy to find and with ample parking.

Some guests liked the price point of this hotel and appreciated the free Wi-Fi  and cold weather hook ups in the parking lot.
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The Bad
The reviews consulted for this analysis were largely of mixed opinion.

Reviewers that were more critical of the hotel had discovered dirty furniture, stained towels, pillow and linens, rooms that had not been-vacuumed, rooms that smelled of smoke and sheets that had not been changed between guests. Some just said it was an old property and a bit run down. A couple of guests provided lists of amenities that needed replacing because they didn't work any longer.

A few guests complained of rude staff.

A few guests found the hotel dimly lit with an unwelcome feeling and one complained of no heat in the hotel. Shower temperature fluctuated according to one guest, although the pressure was good.

Many guests were either disappointed with the basic breakfast itself or for the late hour it began when they wanted to head out on the road earlier in the morning. Others were disappointed that the breakfast was not a "hot full" one as advertised on the hotel's website, but make-your-own waffles and toast.

A few guests claimed to have been overcharged by the hotel and that the hotel had falsely advertised a flat screen TV in the room.

Some guests complained of poor cable selection (ie. no sports channels, no movies) and difficulty acquiring the channels.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.4 out of 10 from 41 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 2 Lively hotels from 10 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 5.4/10 based on 182 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Lively

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Map Marker Red Carpet Inn and Suites Sudbury
450 Regional Road 55, Lively, ON