Red Carpet Inn & Fanta Suites: A large vintage theme hotel with a sketchy past.
Location: 1117 E Main St, Greenwood, IN 46143
Our Overall Rating: 3.5/5:
My heart is forever torn on how to feel about this place. The rooms are INCREDIBLE. They are vintage, they are wild, they are detailed, they are offensive, they are perfect. The downside to this place is they’ve been tainted with a past of lots of reports about bed bugs and needles, two things you definitely don’t want to find in your hotel room. Having said that, we’ve done an afternoon stay and have LOVED it. (We booked for the whole night though as they were not offering afternoon rates). They have apparently been updating and cleaning and those are great things to hear, but I’m not ready to book a full weekend in one of their rooms. I will, however, continue to go for a few hours here and there to enjoy their incredible fantasy rooms.
Cleanliness Rating: 3/5
This place feels pretty worn down, but if you know me you know I prefer worn-down over replaced with something boring. So while I didn’t want to get completely comfortable here (probably because of the tainted past), I would never complain about the rooms. It’s still a roadside gem I hope never disappears.
Favorite Room: The Pink Cadillac is incredible, as is the Alien Invasion, Cupid, Venice, and who could ever forget the Cinderella room with the “Glass Slipper” shaped tub!
Booking Info: Their website has booking info but booking online has never worked for me. I recommend calling or emailing about reservations. Additionally, you can just show up and see what’s available.