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Canad Inns Portage la Prairie

Canad Inns Portage la Prairie is a 4 star hotel in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 2401 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage La Prairie, MB, Canada
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Indoor pool and waterslide, on-site restaurant, pub and gaming lounge 

Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Some guests described their rooms as clean
  • A few reviewers thought that the common areas were well-appointed
  • A couple of guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons 
  • A couple of guests described their rooms as dated
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the wait staff at the on-site tavern were inattentive

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Jan 21, 2013
Overview
This hotel is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway and is within a 5-minute drive of the Portage Golf Club and the Splash Island Water Park. With multiple on-site recreation, entertainment and dining options, this property is well suited for guests who prefer to access amenities within the hotel.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, and iron and ironing board, a TV with pay-per-view movies and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two queen beds, one queen bed and a sofa bed or two queen beds.

Suites at this property also include a separate sitting area, a sofa bed and a microwave. Select suites also include a jetted tub and a dining area. Suites are furnished with one queen bed or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

The on-site AALTOS Garden Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This property also has a pub, gaming lounge and beer store on site.

On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool, a kiddie pool, a waterslide, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Other on-site amenities include banquet and conference space and an ATM. 

There is a shopping and dining district about 4 minutes away by car. The Fort La Reine Museum (100-year old log cabin) is a 5-minute drive away, while the Portage La Prairie Airport (YPG) is 7 minutes away by car. The Delta Marsh Wildlife Management Area (beaches and hiking trails) is a 46-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 18, 2013: Free Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms. Pets are not permitted.
The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this analysis and among those reviews, guests described mixed experiences at this hotel.

Some guests described their rooms as clean and a couple of reviewers agreed that their rooms were quiet. A few guests found the lobby and common areas to be well-appointed. 

A couple of reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant.

The staff were described as friendly and professional by a couple of reviewers. However, a few other guests described negative interactions with some of the front desk agents.

The Bad
There were several concerns and complaints found, among the limited number of recent reviews available for this hotel. While some of the complaints seemed to result from isolated incidents, others were shared by a few guests.

A couple of guests described their room interiors as dated and one reviewer thought that the room rates were too expensive for the quality of the accommodations. One reviewer described smelling cigarette smoke in her non-smoking room, while another guest noticed an unpleasant odour in the halls.

A couple of reviewers complained that some of the wait staff at the on-site tavern were inattentive. A few other guests complained about their interactions with front desk agents. These guests described the staff as unhelpful and "snobby".
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 6 properties in Portage La Prairie, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 16 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 18, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.8
Fair

#2 out of 3
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.8 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 26
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Canad Inns Portage la Prairie is #2 out of 3 hotels in Portage La Prairie ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Audra from Winnipeg, MB CA rated Canad Inns Portage la Prairie 5 out of 10 on May 05, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Poor version of Canadinns"
"I only checked in for one night so did not have an opportunity to use most of the amenities offered. My review is based solely on front counter service and rooms. We booked 4 rooms for volleyball girls and parents and 2 parents booked their own rooms. 4 of the girls were put in a room with one bed and were told to use the pull out couch. after a long hard day of sports, a lumpy pull out bed before another long hard day is not an option. I however was given a room with 2 double beds and I was one parent who had booked her room separately. Why they would do this - no idea but they made to attempt to fix it so we did - we switched rooms. They we let the front desk know and they made a big stink about fire regulations, etc. Sorry but maybe if you had made it right in the first place... Also, the rooms are VERY old and dated - yucky for a Canadinns. Look under the beds (we always check for critters) and the mattress lining are torn and hanging. Just not a great hotel, especially for what they charge."


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Security Guard
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Wake-up Service
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Casino
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool Indoor
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria

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