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Canway Inn & Suites

8.0 | Very Good | #1 out of 2 hotels in Dauphin

Clean but dated Dauphin hotel with indoor pool and restaurant offers suites with jacuzzi

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's professional and helpful staff
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access and shopping
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and updated rooms
  • A few guests complained of dated rooms and worn decor
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Oct 28, 2014
Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Highway 10 on-ramp and about a 4-minute drive from Dauphin's city centre, the Canway Inn & Suites is geared towards travellers who require a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, an indoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an in-room safe, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a mini-fridge, a jetted tub, a microwave and a table and two chairs are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. 

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, fitness facilities, meeting space, a business centre, free parking and on-site dining at Smitty's Restaurant and Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Dauphin Market Place is about a 1-minute drive away, while Dauphin Recreational Services can be found 3 minutes away by car. Dauphin Regional Health Centre is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel and Lt. Col W.G. Barker VC Airport (YDN) is an 8-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 11, 2014)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as helpful, professional, accommodating and friendly. One patron noted, "We went to Cann-way Inn last week for a hockey tournament with about 25 people along with a few parents. Despite the number of people under control, the hotel was very organized in providing with our needs, understanding and very professional in managing late check-outs our the game schedule".

The hotel's location was convenient for several reviewers. They described it as easily accessible and close to highway access, shopping, restaurants and Walmart.

Several lodgers were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, well equipped, spacious, upgraded and quiet, with comfortable beds. A few travellers did complain about their lodgings, however (see below).
The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.

Although the majority of reviewers were satisfied with their clean and upgraded rooms, a few guests complained about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, worn carpets and spotty Wi-Fi.

A few lodgers complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported people running throughout the hallways, as well as plumbing noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 of 2 Dauphin hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 26 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with an 86% recommendation rate from 7 reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 11, 2014 to verify some information.
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
Rated by Guests
8.0 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 2
hotels in Dauphin

The average guest rating for Canway Inn & Suites is 8.0 out of 10 based on 45 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Canway Inn & Suites at #1 out of 2 hotels in Dauphin.

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1601 Main St, Dauphin, MB