I grew up in Winnipeg (before moving to Toronto) and know the city quite well. I've also stayed at and enjoyed meals, buffets and banquets in some of these hotels, both while I was there and during visits back to "Winterpeg". 

My first choice, if I had lots of money would be to stay at the Fort Garry Hotel and enjoy its quality restaurants, world-class spa, live entertainment and incredible breakfast buffets. 

You can also walk almost anywhere from there, the Keg Restaurant, The Forks and Portage Place Shopping Centre, just to name a few spots, although walking around downtown is not really done that much in Winnipeg. For one, it's usually cold, as winter is long and the chilliest on the planet in Winnipeg, and secondly, there's danger around on the streets in downtown which usually doesn't touch the main populace and non-Winnipeggers, but none-the-less disconcerting.

There's lots of great restaurants for dining, the shopping is very good and the air fresh and sweet in Winnipeg. I've also been to St. Boniface Hospital; in fact, I was born there and visited family there many a time. It's a well-run hospital with a peaceful atmosphere and I know that you will be well taken care of there.


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Book from ~$141 CAD
Winnipeg hotel near the Forks with comfy rooms, excellent dining & tavern with live music
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, newspapers, local calls
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Numerous guests thought the staff were friendly and provided good service
  • Many guests praised the hotel's location for its proximity to downtown, restaurants and St. Boniface Hospital
  • Many guests praised the clean, quiet and comfortable rooms
  • A couple of guests said the hotel or carpet was a bit dated
  • A couple of guests complained about hearing noise from within the hotel from the elevator and other guests closing doors
I actually have not stayed at the Norwood, but I've researched it and I think it would be a good place to stay for those needing to visit the hospital and wanting a basic, but comfortable accommodation near to the hospital. I put a lot of stock in online reviews, especially the ratings as they are an average of what many people have experienced at the hotel and this hotel has a high recommendation rate.

The St. Boniface area is a quiet, nicely treed and well-maintained residential area with high quality restaurants. Guest reviewers say the hotel is clean, the beds comfy and the staff are friendly. Their on-site restaurant is well-liked and it's very convenient to have a place to eat right on site, especially if you need to save time and energy.

The Norwood was the most reasonable hotel of the hotels listed on this page, which are the hotels closest to the hospital. Parking, Wi-Fi and local calls are free at the hotel, and the Norwood is only a 5-minute walk or 1-minute cab ride to the hospital.

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All-suite downtown Winnipeg hotel offers clean rooms with comfy beds and full kitchens
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free daily newspapers, free local calls
  • Many guests thought the rooms were spacious and clean and the beds comfy
  • Many guests liked the hotel's location for its proximity to downtown Winnipeg venues, shopping and restaurants
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value for the price
  • Many guests appreciated the newly renovated rooms with full kitchens
  • Many guests thought the hotel was quiet
  • Some guests liked the extra security in place of needing a hotel key card to use the elevators
  • Some guests were concerned about the safety of downtown Winnipeg after dark
  • Parking is an extra $11 per day
I've stayed here for two weeks during a family visit and can personally vouch for this hotel. It's not really a luxury hotel, but it's clean and comfortable with everything you could need for your stay.

The beds have quality linens, the towels are fluffy and clean and the staff are not extra friendly (except for the bellman) but they do a decent job without too much ado. This is a renovated apartment block that now serves as a hotel. The prices are reasonable and it's centrally located, but the area does feel a little scary to walk around in at night. 

There's good shower pressure and lots of hot water, it's quiet and there's room service that is decent. They furnish you with bottled water, which is good because the tap water seems a little rusty at first (common for Winnipeg). The windows open and provide some nice fresh air. 

It is nice to have a full kitchen with clean dishes and cutlery, full stove and oven, dishwasher and full-size fridge. We found it relaxing and enjoyed having two separate bedrooms. There is an on-site restaurant at this hotel for added convenience and it's only a 5-minute drive to the hospital.
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Comfortable and popular downtown Winnipeg hotel with free hot breakfast and indoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free hot breakfast buffet
  • Many guests enjoyed their spacious, clean and well-equipped rooms
  • Many guests enjoyed the hotel's free hot breakfast for freshness and selection
  • The staff received many compliments from guests who said they were friendly and accommodating
  • The hotel is located in a prime downtown area, within a short walk of the Forks Market and restaurants
  • Many guests appreciated the value offered at this hotel
  • A few guests thought the parking lot was a little small and did not allow enough space between the cars
  • A couple of guests complained about the size of the 32" flat screen TVs
I've also stayed here, back when it was a "Hampton Inn & Suites". This is a good place with everything that you could want, in a great location right on Main Street not far from the Forks, Earl's Restaurant and the Ivory Palace for great Indian fare. 

There's no on-site restaurant, but they do supply you with a decent continental breakfast that is free. We stayed here more than once because the price was right, everything worked well and it was clean. Fast Wi-Fi and parking are included in the price. All rooms come with a mini-fridge and microwave which can help to save time and money with small meals in the room and it's only 4 minutes to the hospital by car from this hotel.
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Boutique luxury Winnipeg hotel at the Forks Market with restaurant and day spa
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free newspapers, free local calls, free voicemail, free downtown shuttle
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the location for being so central and within walking distance of so many activities
  • Beds comfy, rooms modern and well-furnished, according to guests
  • Restaurant service and food spoken of highly by guest reviewers
  • Wi-Fi was said to have worked in lobby and lounge
  • Self parking is $12 and valet is $17 per night
  • A few guests complained of extra parking charges
  • A couple of guests complained about the hotel not having a pool
  • There were mixed reviews concerning the value based on room prices

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Book from ~$146 CAD
Winnipeg luxury hotel with old world elegance near the Forks with day spa and indoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free national newspaper, free 24-hr coffee & tea room service
  • Guests generally enjoyed the rooms, finding them clean and comfortable and the beds received rave reviews for comfort and quality linens
  • Staff were friendly, helpful and competent said guests
  • The location was prime for it's proximity to the Forks, downtown restaurants, shopping and entertainment
  • The spa was considered to be top notch by guests
  • The hotel provided good value according to guest reviewers
  • Many guests enjoyed meals on site, with the buffet breakfast receiving rave reviews
  • Parking costs an extra $15 per night for self-parking and $20 for valet parking
  • A few guests found the room's decor tired and televisions to be old
  • Guests reported a lack of functional work desks with uncomfortable chairs and few electrical outlets

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Book from ~$197 CAD
Luxury downtown Winnipeg hotel well-liked for fine dining, spacious rooms and indoor pool
  • Many guests thought the hotel was in a good location, close to downtown
  • Many enjoyed spacious, clean and comfortable rooms at this hotel
  • Many complimented the hotel's food via restaurant, bar, room service and banquet
  • Many guests were impressed with the outstanding service of the staff
  • Wi-Fi costs $14.95 per 24 hours
  • Parking, an extra $18-$25 per night, plus tax displeased some guests
  • A couple of guests thought the food was pricey at the restaurant and lounge

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Book from ~$169 CAD
Elegant boutique hotel in Winnipeg's Exchange District with stylish and modern decor 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free in-room juice, water and snacks
  • Several guests found the hotel within walking distance of restaurants
  • Many reviewers thought the staff were well trained, helpful and kind
  • Numerous guests enjoyed modern and spacious rooms
  • Parking costs $10 per day
  • Several guests complained of noisy air conditioning
  • A couple of reviewers reported limited parking and small spots
  • Some guests thought the bathroom's glass wall with pull-down shade did not provide enough privacy for those using the washroom

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Book from ~$159 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Winnipeg with spacious rooms, comfy beds & on-site dining
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • A few guests enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub
  • Several guests thought that the parking fees ($15 per day) were expensive

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Book from ~$94 CAD
Very clean south Winnipeg hotel with restaurant, bowling alley, indoor and kiddie pools
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free parking, free local calls and voice messaging, free newspapers, free cribs and children under 18 stay free
  • Many guests were pleased with the friendly staff
  • Many guests really liked the food at the hotel's restaurant
  • Hotel, rooms and bathrooms very clean according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the pool, bowling alley, and lounge
  • Guests thought the location was conveniently located to the Trans Canada Highway, downtown, close to attractions, groceries and transit
  • No elevator to 2nd floor
  • A few guests had Internet connectivity issues
  • Some thought the hotel's exterior was old and needed cleaning and painting
  • A few guests thought the rooms were a little dated

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Family-friendly Winnipeg hotel with waterpark and free shuttle service to airport & downtown
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot buffet breakfast, all-day coffee & tea in lobby, shuttle to destinations within a 5km radius and the airport
  • Water park with a pool, a waterslide, water sprays and a whirlpool
  • Great location, according to guest reviewers, close to airport and shopping
  • Clean rooms and comfy beds, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the buffet breakfast
  • Guests liked the staff of this hotel and said they were friendly and flexible
  • Some guests complained of too much chlorine in the pool and not enough towels
  • Several guests complained of noise from AC/heating units

3 Other Hotels Close to St. Boniface Hospital Winnipeg

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Older downtown Winnipeg hotel with restaurant and free Wi-Fi but mixed reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle service
  • Many guests found the downtown location ideal for accessing destinations on foot
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and welcoming
  • Several reviewers found their rooms clean and spacious
  • Several guests thought that the free shuttle was convenient and quick
  • Parking costs $9.45 per day
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were dated and in need of upgrades
  • A few guests complained that the Wi-Fi service was slow and unreliable
Just a couple minutes' walk from the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the Charter House is a 4-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Portage Ave. and the bus stop for route #10 is a 7-minute walk from the hotel and takes guests directly to the hospital in a total travel time of approximately 24 minutes.
A medical rate is available with proof of appointment.
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Book from ~$166 CAD
Classy downtown Winnipeg hotel near MTS Centre with fine dining, rooftop and indoor pools
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free weekday downtown shuttle, free local calls, free newspapers, free cots and baby cots, children under 6 eat free
  • Many guests were well pleased with the staff of this hotel
  • Comfy beds with nice linens according to guests
  • Attached by skywalk to the MTS Centre
  • Many guests were pleased with the location saying it was within walking distance of attractions and restaurants
  • Guests liked their newly renovated rooms and the ambiance of the hotel
  • Self parking is $18 per day and valet parking is $24 per day
  • A couple of guests thought the room and restaurant prices were high
In downtown, near the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the Delta is an 5-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
After a 6-minute walk to Portage Ave., guests can catch the #10, which will take them directly to the hospital in approximately 15 minutes.
Other Tips
This hotel is currently undergoing renovations expected to be completed in 2014. It is still open for business during this process, but with limited rooms.
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Book from ~$124 CAD
Downtown Winnipeg hotel with pet-friendly rooms, restaurant and free downtown shuttle
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free newspaper, free local calls
  • Free weekday morning shuttle to and from downtown destinations
  • Newly renovated rooms and public areas according to guests
  • Clean and comfortable rooms with friendly staff, according to guests
  • Free continental breakfast with all Suite-style and Business Class guest rooms
  • Well-liked location by hotel guests for its proximity to the MTS Centre (venue)
  • Self parking is $10 per day and valet parking is $15 per day
  • A couple of guests thought that the parking was hard to navigate
  • A couple of guests complained of loiterers around the building
Right on Portage at Smith Street, the Radisson Hotel is a 5-minute drive from St. Boniface.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #10 can be caught about a minute from the hotel and takes guests within a minute of the hospital in approximately 19 minutes.
A medical rate is available.

Tips For Staying Near St. Boniface Hospital Winnipeg

Manitoba's second-largest hospital, St. Boniface Hospital is located in the central Saint Boniface neighbourhood of Winnipeg on the shores of the Red River.
There are seven parking lots surrounding the hospital; some are paid lots and some are metered parking. Rates start at $2.25 per half hour, with a daily maximum of $13 or $14 depending on the lot. A more detailed map and descriptions of rates can be found on their website.
Getting Around
The Trans-Canada Highway is a 1-minute drive from the hospital, and downtown Winnipeg can be reached in 5 minutes by car. 

Public transit is operated by Winnipeg Transit and a number of routes have stops within walking distance of St. Boniface Hospital. Single-ride fares are $2.50 and transfers are valid for 75 minutes. For more route or fare information, visit their website.
Cafe Oasis is open 7 days a week until 8 pm with a market-style approach to a hospital cafeteria. Their special menu changes daily and they welcome orders online (or by phone by dialing 3333) in order to avoid waiting in line. 
A Port in the Storm offers affordable accommodation for patients with an appointment at St. Boniface. Rates are $40 and a referral must be made by your healthcare provider. Affordable meals can also be purchased in advance from the main dining room.

The Norwood, Best Western Charter House and Radisson Hotels offer a discounted medical rate, based on availability and by booking directly with the hotel.