Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$141 CAD
Kid-friendly airport hotel 2 min to YWG with shuttle, theme rooms, waterpark & restaurant 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle
  • Several guests enjoyed the pool at the hotel, especially young guests
  • Guests liked the location for being near the airport and Polo Park shopping centre
  • Beds were very comfortable according to some
  • Guests liked the theme suites for their small children
  • Guests found the airport shuttle service efficient
  • Guests found the staff accommodating and friendly
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise and a chlorine odour in their poolside rooms
  • A few guests had Wi-Fi issues
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Comfortable and popular downtown Winnipeg hotel with free hot breakfast and indoor pool
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$159 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Winnipeg with spacious rooms, comfy beds & on-site dining
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the parking fees ($15 per day) were expensive
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Book from ~$146 CAD
Winnipeg luxury hotel with old world elegance near the Forks with day spa and indoor pool
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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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All-suite downtown Winnipeg hotel offers clean rooms with comfy beds and full kitchens
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Some guests were concerned about the safety of downtown Winnipeg after dark
  • Parking is an extra $11 per day
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Book from ~$141 CAD
Winnipeg hotel near the Forks with comfy rooms, excellent dining & tavern with live music
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$197 CAD
Luxury downtown Winnipeg hotel well-liked for fine dining, spacious rooms and indoor pool
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 ~$195 CAD
Boutique luxury Winnipeg hotel at the Forks Market with restaurant and day spa
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 ~$169 CAD
Elegant boutique hotel in Winnipeg's Exchange District with stylish and modern decor 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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 ~$172 CAD
Family-friendly Winnipeg hotel with waterpark and free shuttle service to airport & downtown
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Some guests complained of too much chlorine in the pool and not enough towels
  • Several guests complained of noise from AC/heating units

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Book from ~$166 CAD
Classy downtown Winnipeg hotel near MTS Centre with fine dining, rooftop and indoor pools
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 3- to 4-minute drive or taxi ride from the main entrance of the university or can be reached on foot within 11 minutes. 
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Book from ~$130 CAD
Older downtown Winnipeg hotel with restaurant and free Wi-Fi but mixed reviews
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the front entrance of the university. The campus can be reached within a 13-minute walk.
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Book from ~$124 CAD
Downtown Winnipeg hotel with pet-friendly rooms, restaurant and free downtown shuttle
Pros
  • 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)
Cons
  • 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
Getting Around
This hotel is a 6-minute taxi ride or drive, or 11-minute walk, from the university's main entrance. The nearest bus stop is a 2-minute walk from the hotel and routes 21 and 11 are a 5-minute ride from the university.
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Book from ~$113 CAD
Updated hotel near downtown Winnipeg with clean rooms and very good customer service
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many guests were pleased with their clean and updated rooms
  • Guests found the location convenient for accessing the hospital, university campus and downtown Winnipeg
  • Guests said Wi-Fi and breakfast were adequate
  • Many guests were pleased with the value the hotel provided and found the rates affordable
Cons
  • A few guests complained of musty odours and noise transfer
  • The hotel's surrounding area was "sketchy" according to a few lodgers
Getting Around
This hotel is an 8-minute drive or taxi ride from the university. The campus can be reached in a 21-minute walk. It can also be reached by bus on route 19, however, the nearest bus stop is a 2-minute walk away and the drop-off point is a 5-minute walk from the main entrance of the university.

Tips For Staying Near University of Winnipeg

Location
The University of Winnipeg is located within the city centre of Winnipeg. The buildings of the campus are located within four city blocks and take up the area between Portage Avenue, Colony Street (or Memorial Blvd, if approaching from the north), Ellice Avenue and Furby Street. 

As the university is surrounded by a mix of side streets and main streets, the area surrounding it consists of retail and office buildings, residential buildings and houses, as well as other downtown landmarks.
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Parking
There are several casual or short-term parking lots situated around the university. A map of the lots can be found on the university's website.

Out of the lots available to park in, two are listed on the university's website as offering short-term parking, suitable for visitors. They are located at 439 Young Street and 280 Spence Street. The rates for these lots are $2 per hour, $8 per day or $2 per evening. 

Long-term parking is available for students, staff and faculty of the university upon request by submitting an application. Applications and more information can be found on the University's website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
There are several bus routes throughout downtown Winnipeg that connect the university to the hotels listed below.

The stops located around the campus include: 

  • Westbound Ellice at Spence across from the Duckworth building
  • Eastbound Ellice at Balmoral outside of the Lockhart Theatre
  • Balmoral Station outside of the AnX Buliding
  • Westbound Portage at Spence outside of Wesley Hall 
  • Eastbound Portage at Balmoral outside of the Housing and Campus Living Office
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Getting Around: Driving
Driving distances from the hotels listed below to the University range from under 1 minute to about 8 minutes. A campus traffic map, which can be found on the university website, gives clear driving instructions for accessing the buildings on the University of Winnipeg campus.
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Getting Around
An estimate to reach any of the below hotels from the university is approximately $5.20 to $7.50. There are several taxi companies in Winnipeg, including Unicity Taxi and Duffy's Taxi.
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Dining
The university houses several restaurants including both sit-down and take-out options located throughout the buildings of the campus. Hours of operation vary and a full list of the available options can be found on the website.
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Entertainment
There is a theatre and art gallery on campus and as such the university hosts a variety of events including art exhibitions, professional speakers, concerts and small film festivals. A full events calendar can be found on the university's website.
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