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Canad Inns Destination Centre Transcona

6.6 | Fair
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16-min. drive east of downtown, on-site restaurant, bars, pool and waterslide

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests enjoyed the pool and waterslide
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a few guests
Cons
  • Several guests complained that the interiors were dated and in need of updates
  • Several reviewers described noise disturbances from guests partying in the halls and neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 18, 2014
Overview
This property is situated among shopping venues in east Winnipeg and is within a 6-minute drive of Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. Featuring kid-themed guest rooms, an on-site pool and a waterslide, this hotel is well suited for guests travelling with children.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV with pay-per-view movies and video games, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Kid-themed rooms are configured with separate bedrooms and one room is furnished with bunk beds. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

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

The on-site AALTOS Garden Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hotel also has two on-site bars: Tavern United and The Oak.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool and waterslide, a beer store, a gaming lounge and an ATM.

Downtown area attractions are about 16 minutes away by car and include the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Manitoba Theatre Centre, the MTS Centre (home of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets) and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

The Investors Group Field and University Stadium are both a 30-minute drive away, while the Polo Park Shopping Centre (largest mall in Manitoba) and the The Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) are both about a 25- to 40-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 9, 2014: Wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, the most complimented aspect of this hotel was the on-site pool and waterslide.

Several guests described their rooms as clean, while some other reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable. A couple of guests thought that the beds were comfortable, but a couple of other reviewers disagreed (see below).

A few guests praised the staff for their friendly service.

A few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant, while a couple of guests found the location convenient for accessing highways.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests thought that the room interiors were dated and in need of upgrades. Some reviewers noticed stained carpeting and peeling paint, while one guest said, "it seems staff are trying to make this place good and clean, but the hotel is tired, and needs a face lift."

Noise complaints were made by several guests and these guests described guests partying in the halls and outside the hotel as they were leaving the on-site bars. One reviewer noted that, "there were people parting in the hallway and outside till 5 am".

As mentioned above, a couple of guests found the beds uncomfortable.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 85% of 33 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #51 out of 62 hotels in Winnipeg, with an average score of 2.5 out of 5, from 18 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 9, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
6.6
Fair
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43 / out of 48
hotels in Winnipeg

Rated 6.6/10 based on 210 reviews

Ranked #43 out of 48 hotels in Winnipeg

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Map Marker Canad Inns Destination Centre Transcona
826 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, MB