Hotels near Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) tend to have similar pricing when compared to hotels in downtown Winnipeg. This may come as a surprise to some that are used to finding hotels near the airport of a major city a bit cheaper than the downtown core, say as one would find when visiting Toronto. The difference with Winnipeg is that the airport is really not all that far away from downtown, less than 10 km away. 


Personally, if I'm staying in Winnipeg I'd probably choose a hotel downtown so I can take advantage of being near the historic architecture in the Exchange District and the famous Old Market Square, home to numerous festivals and exhibitions. Or, I could peruse the city on foot along the reported 274 km of trails within the city. 

However, if a hotel closer to the airport is needed, I might shoot for something that gets me in and out of the airport for free. Access to the airport is pretty easy - Wellington Avenue brings you right up to the terminal building - however if you're an out of towner without a car like I am, you can save some money on cab fare and book a hotel with a free shuttle.

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Our Editor's Top 4 Picks

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Book from ~$110 CAD
Winnipeg airport hotel 2 minutes from YWG with free shuttle, free parking and indoor pool
I like the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel because it gives me the typical airport hotel freebies I have come to know and love: free Wi-Fi, free parking and the all-important free airport shuttle. The Best Western also has one of the best extended parking deals you can find among hotels near the airport at just $6 plus tax per day after you check-out. This is a popular hotel with really good ratings and very reasonable room rates offering comfortable beds in clean rooms and recreational facilities such as indoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre. Guests also can enjoy meals on site or relax with a drink in their lounge. Pressed for time? No problem the airport is only 2 minutes away!
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Book from ~$137 CAD
Family-friendly Winnipeg hotel with waterpark and free shuttle service to airport & downtown
The Fairfield Inn offers a competitive rate and provides a well-liked free breakfast in addition to free parking, free Wi-Fi and free airport shuttle. It caters well to families with its waterpark with walk-in pool, water sprays and waterslide, spacious suites with mini-fridge and microwave and outdoor BBQ area for relaxing family meals. Guests will appreciate getting a free shuttle to downtown as well as the airport and being within walking distance or a short shuttle ride of Polo Park shopping centre's 200 shops and restaurants. The hotel is a 9-minute drive to the airport.
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Book from ~$136 CAD
Well-liked Winnipeg airport hotel 3 mins to YWG with free shuttle, good dining & comfy beds
The Four Points makes my recommendation list for its unbeatable convenience to the airport and great on-site dining. It's located right at the airport and even though you can walk to the terminal in a few minutes, the hotel still offers a free shuttle, great for those wintry days in Winnipeg and for guests with lots of luggage. Guests appreciated good free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffeemakers and found the beds comfortable in very clean rooms. Guests can work out any time of the day or night at the 24-hour fitness centre. Parking is only $10 per day at the hotel.
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Book from ~$103 CAD
Pet-friendly Winnipeg airport hotel 5 minutes to YWG with free shuttle and free parking
The hospitable and friendly Comfort Inn offers a good room for a decent price only 5 minutes from the airport with many free amenities increasing the value of the stay. Guests are given a hot breakfast, airport shuttle, parking and Wi-Fi, all for free during their stay. This hotel is a popular choice in Winnipeg for the airport due to its proximity to the airport and to Polo Park shopping centre which provides entertainment, dining and a wide variety of shopping. 

Although there is no elevator at this budget hotel, there is drive-up access to patio doors on the main floor, convenient for loading and unloading luggage. Guests say there is lots of parking and appreciated the fast Wi-Fi, outgoing and friendly staff and great breakfasts at this hotel. There is a park-sleep-and-fly package if booked directly with the hotel that offers 10 nights of free parking after staying overnight. If guests need more than 10 days of extended parking, the additional cost of parking while away will cost only $5 per day.

The 6 Closest Hotels to Winnipeg Airport

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Book from ~$119 CAD
Kid-friendly airport hotel 2 mins to YWG with shuttle, theme rooms, waterpark & restaurant 
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
Victoria Inn offers a free 24 hour airport shuttle to its guests, which takes less than 5 minutes each way.
Parking
The Victoria Inn provides guests with free parking. The hotel also offers extended parking for a charge of $15 per day after you check-out in either their outdoor gated or underground parking lots.
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Book from ~$149 CAD
Winnipeg airport hotel 7 minutes to YWG with free airport shuttle and free pet stays
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The Hilton Suites provides their guests with a free 24 hour airport shuttle, both to and from the terminal. The shuttle ride typically takes about 5-minutes each way and operates on an on-demand basis.
Parking
Parking has been said to be limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. The cost to park is $9 per day and there is no extended parking option after you check-out.
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Book from ~$101 CAD
Good value Winnipeg hotel near airport with free parking and well-liked free breakfast
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
Unfortunately, unlike many of the other nearby hotels, the Country Inn & Suites does not offer a free airport shuttle. The hotel is located roughly 2 km from the airport, so travel to and from the terminal would need to be arranged on your own.
Parking
Free on-site parking is available during your stay only. The Country Inn does not have an extended parking option past your check-out date. 
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Book from ~$116 CAD
Highly praised Winnipeg airport hotel 3 mins to YWG with free shuttle and free parking
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The MainStay offers guests a free airport shuttle, from 7 am to 10 pm daily. The shuttle operates on demand and is scheduled by contacting the front desk directly.
Parking
Free on-site parking is available during your stay at the MainStay Suites. Extended parking options include 7 nights free parking with their Stay & Fly offer, when booking certain rooms and an otherwise $5 per night rate for all other hotel rooms.
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Book from ~$132 CAD
Winnipeg airport hotel 6 minutes to YWG with free shuttle, free parking and restaurant
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The Sandman Hotel offers a free airport shuttle, on demand, to and from the terminal.
Parking
Guests have access to free on-site parking while checked into the hotel. Extended parking for any guest, after they check-out, is available for $7 per day. Additionally, the hotel does offer some special rates that include up to 2 weeks of free parking included (if you require longer than those 2 weeks the $7 per day will kick in after the 2 weeks has passed).
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Book from ~$160 CAD
Airport hotel, indoor water park, on-site restaurant, clean and modern rooms
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport offers guests a free airport shuttle, from 5 am to 11 pm. The shuttle operates on demand, to and from the terminal and can be arranged directly with the front desk.
Parking
Free parking is available at the Holiday Inn during your stay. They also offer what they call a 'Park, Stay and Go' rate which is a bit more money than a regular rate (dependent on what you book) which includes up to 7 days of extended parking after you check-out. It is possible to arrange a longer extended parking time, however it would be based on availability and must be arranged directly with the front desk.
Winnipeg Airport
Dec 14, 2014
by Staff
Location
The area directly surrounding Winnipeg Airport is mainly comprised of farmland and industrial/corporate buildings. It would be advisable to have access to a car if you are staying very near the airport as you may not find much to do or see within walking distance.
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Getting Around: Driving
Getting to the airport is relatively simple from any direction. The airport is found right off Wellington Avenue and hard to miss. In fact, Wellington Avenue turns into a one-way roundabout that brings you right outside the terminal building. It's about a 15 to 20-minute drive from the downtown core of Winnipeg.
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Parking
The airport has two parking lots, Economy and Parkade. The Economy lot costs $2 per half hour with long term charges of $17 per day or $75 per week.

The Parkade, which is closer to the terminal building than the Economy lot, is also $2 per half hour, while daily parking rates are $25 and weekly rates are $100.
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Dining
Most dining options in the airport are cafe-style or fast food establishments, where a restaurant-style sit down dining experience is somewhat limited. Although, if you need just a quick bite before or after your flight these may be great options.
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Shopping
Shopping options on site include typical establishments found at most airports like gift shops, souvenir stores and the duty-free. In addition to these airport staples, the Winnipeg Airport is also home to a chocolate shop, a toy store, a PGA golf shop and a Metalsmiths Sterling jewelry boutique. 

The closest place to shop outside of the airport is the Polo Park shopping center, less than 10 minutes away by car. It has an extensive list of retailers and is the province's largest shopping centre.
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Other Tips
A new tech-savvy hotel, Lakeview Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel, has opened on site in late 2013. It boasts an in-room iPad with which to order room-service and check out of the hotel, a SmartTV with free Wi-Fi and access to Netflix and digital newspapers. In addition, the hotel  includes an on-site sushi and tapas restaurant that utilizes and automated brew system for beverages.
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