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9.0 | Excellent
Best Western Pembina Inn & Suites Winnipeg

Well-liked south Winnipeg hotel with indoor pool and waterslide and many freebies

Pros
  • Free daily hot and cold breakfast buffet and free soup and snacks most evenings, free 24 hr coffee and tea
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free airport shuttle, free parking, free local calls, free guest voicemail, and free newspapers
  • Indoor pool with waterslide and whirlpool enjoyable according to guests
  • Many guests praised the breakfast buffet, the clean hotel, the comfy beds and the friendly staff
Cons
  • One guest had difficulty sleeping due to traffic noise
  • One guest thought the pool was a little small
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Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 19, 2014
Overview
Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites is located within a 15 minute drive to downtown Winnipeg and a 24 minute drive to Winnipeg's international airport.

The 100% smoke-free and air-conditioned property has 4 storeys, 2 elevators, and 104 newly renovated rooms and suites. 

Basic (called Standard) room amenities include 2 Queen beds, a 37" flat screen television, an in-room safe, a mini-fridge, an ironing board with iron, a coffeemaker, and a hair dryer. Microwaves are an additional feature available in King Rooms and all Suites. Cots are $12 extra. Pets are allowed, in some guest rooms only, for an additional charge of $12 per night (or $20 for 2 pets).

The hotel features a salt-water indoor pool with waterslide and whirlpool which is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. plus a 24 hour fitness room.

Other hotel amenities and services include free outdoor parking, free wireless Internet throughout, free daily newspapers and free local calls with free guest voicemail. Fax and photocopying services are also available to guests along with a 24 hour business centre with printer.


Dry cleaning services are available on weekdays along with 24 hour coin-operated laundry facilities. There is also 24 hour access to microwaves, automated teller, vending and ice machines.

A free airport shuttle service is provided daily (except holidays) from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., but must be booked 48 hours in advance.


Although the hotel does not have an on-site restaurant, it provides complimentary food and beverages to its guests including tea and coffee (24 hours per day), a hot and cold breakfast buffet (each morning from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.), and soup and snacks served in the evening, (Sundays to Thursdays only, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). 

There are some restaurants within walking distance including Starbucks, Domino's Pizza, and Global Bubble Tea House all within a minute walk; with Wendy's and Pony Corral an estimated 3 minute walk, and Vietnamese Paradise and Earls an estimated 13 minute walk.

The hotel is located less than a 15 minute drive from downtown attractions, venues, shopping and restaurants. The MTS Centre venue for sport and concerts, and the Forks Market and River Walk are both a 12-minute drive, and guests can reach the St. Vital Mall in about 7 minutes by car.

(Google Maps are referenced for all distances, walking and driving times.)

Verified by the Front Desk Agent on July 19, 2012: check-in and check-out times, breakfast buffet times, soup and snack times
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The Good
This hotel's online reviews across a number of sites, and used for this analysis, were very positive with many happy and returning guests.

The free buffet breakfast was very well liked by guests with some saying it was above the normal hotel hot breakfast with lots to choose from and even "one of the best I've experienced".

The staff were also very well liked by the guests who reviewed online. Stories were told of how the staff were especially helpful and accommodating anticipating guest needs and being ready to help. One guest review seemed to sum it up for all by saying, "the staff are the friendliest people and so willing to help in any way they can".

The rooms were touted as very clean, spacious and modern, well stocked and well appointed. The beds were thought to be very comfortable and one person said that they were excellent, also mentioning that they had a great night's sleep.

The location was considered to be easy to get to with easy access to restaurants and shops, with Wendy's, Quiznos and Starbucks next door.

Internet service was said to have worked fine. Of the few who commented on noise, most thought the hotel was quiet. The pool and waterslide were mentioned as something of enjoyment by several guests. Guests praised the free parking which was close to the hotel and had plenty of parking spots. One person mentioned that there was a "nice area" behind the hotel to walk the dog.

There were many returning guests who had used this hotel prior and who recommended it to others and also said they would definitely stay here again.
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The Bad
There were not a lot of negative comments regarding this hotel of the many guest reviews sourced for this analysis.

One guest mentioned that there was traffic noise that created some problems sleeping, however they were able to overcome the difficulty by turning on the air-conditioner fan.

Another guest suggested that the pool was a little small.
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TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 2nd out of 57 properties and guest ratings averaged 3 points out of 5 from 44 guest reviews.

Hotels.com guest ratings averaged 4.8 out of 5 points from 5 reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com ranked this hotel 2nd out of 33 hotels in Winnipeg and guest ratings averaged 8.6 points out of 10 from 34 guest reviews.

Verified by the Front Desk Agent on July 19, 2012: check-in and check-out times, breakfast buffet times, soup and snack times
Editor's Analysis by Scott B.
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Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent

Rated 9.0/10 based on 148 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 1 hotels in Winnipeg


10 out of 10 | Pamela stayed July 30, 2013

"Wow!!"

"The staff very friendly beds were the best!! I loved our stay there I have been telling friends and family already..."

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10 out of 10 | Judy stayed May 29, 2013

"Noise"

"The air conditioning/heating fan was very loud. It would be nice to be able to adjust the air flow and thus the noise. Strange bed and noise not a good combo for a gods night's sleep."

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9 out of 10 | Annette stayed January 16, 2011

"A place i would stay next time thank you."

"Hotel was very good place to stay."

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8 out of 10 | Grant stayed August 18, 2010

"I would definately recommend this hotel to family and friend"

"Excellent breakfast, great service, nice pool, clean and comfortable rooms - I would stay again when I am in Winnipeg."

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2 out of 10 | Allen stayed August 21, 2005

"I`ve never had such a terrible experience as what we went through with this motel!! From rooms that weren`t made-up when we arrived to being ignored by the receptionist for 15 minutes, then being moved 3 times on the first day.. Stay somewhere else... Al"

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8 out of 10 | Kaen stayed February 13, 2005

"THE CLEANING STAFF FORGOT TO REMOVE A MACHINE,THAT DISINFECTS,OR CLEANS THE AIR=AND MY SONS STARTED FEELING DIZZY, POOR RESPONSE FROM FRT DESK"

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Map Marker Best Western Pembina Inn & Suites Winnipeg
1714 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB