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Winnipeg hotel near Polo Park with a popular waterpark, free airport shuttle & free parking
- Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, newspapers
- Many guests enjoyed their clean, comfortable, spacious and quiet rooms
- The hotel's location was praised due to its proximity to Polo Park Shopping Centre
- Many guests were very pleased with the friendly and helpful staff
- Waterpark with 2 storey waterslide, hot tub and kiddie pool were enjoyed by many guests
- The food served at business meetings was good according to guest reviewers
- The hotel rooms appeared dated to some guests
- Some guests thought the hotel was overpriced
Updated Oct 19, 2014
Clarion Hotel & Suites Winnipeg is located at 1445 Portage Avenue just a 10-minute walk (or 2-minute drive) to the 200 shops, services and restaurants of Polo Park Shopping Centre, and a 10-minute drive to Winnipeg's international airport (YWG).more
This four storey, air-conditioned property has 139 rooms, suites and theme suites, and 10 meeting and event spaces. All public areas and rooms are smoke-free except for the 4th floor which has smoking guest rooms.
Attached to the hotel is the Original Pancake House (home of Winnipeg's famous Giant Apple Pancake), which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Canadian Comfort Food, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday. Room service is also supplied daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The hotel features a waterpark with a two-storey waterslide, kiddie pool, hot tub aroma-infused steam room, free airport shuttle available daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (call from airport when arriving and pre-book at Front Desk for departures), free wireless Internet throughout the hotel, free parking, fitness centre, and weekday newspapers.
The hotel also features the Mineral Spa and Urban Oasis offering spa services, and mineral and hydrotherapy baths (surcharges apply), open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The hotel's Front Desk is open 24 hours per day along with the business centre. Pets are welcomed through the Paws and Whiskers program for a maximum of 4 nights at a surcharge of $15 per day. Pets are supplied with water bowls and treats.
Basic rooms include 2 queen beds, television with cable and satellite reception, in-room movies, individual climate control, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and desk.
Suites have all the basic room amenities and feature a king bed with separate living area, a sofabed, a second television, a fridge, a microwave and a granite wet bar. Theme suites offer theme decors with additional hot tubs and dining area for two.
Guests wishing to access downtown shopping at The Bay or Portage Place, or take in a movie at the IMAX Theatre will be downtown in about 10 minutes. The Winnipeg Art Gallery and MTS Centre sports and concert venue are also in the downtown core. The Forks Market and River Walk is a little farther east by about 5 minutes in driving time. The Assiniboine Park & Zoo with Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens is about a 7-minute drive southwest of the hotel. (Google Maps is referenced for all walking and driving times.)
This hotel seemed to please its guests along a number of themes according to the guest reviews read for this analysis.
Many guests felt that this hotel offered a quiet, comfortable, spacious and clean accommodation. This was generally said with regard to the regular rooms and not the theme suites, which received more complaints from guests.
The location of the hotel was considered a strong point by many guests, some of which spoke of returning, mainly due to its proximity to Polo Park Shopping Centre, restaurants and big box stores.
The waterpark was enjoyed by more than one guest, some praising its size and cleanliness. The spa facilities, although not a tremendous hit by reviewers, pleased some of the guests who enjoyed relaxing experiences.
Those reviewers who stayed at the hotel for business meetings spoke of the meeting space being clean and adequate and the meals (breakfast and dinners) as being very good and delivered hot to the meeting space.
Some guests said they were treated very well by the staff that went out of their way to accommodate them.
Some guests were happy that the hotel provided smoking rooms, free shuttle service and free parking.
Some common complaints were raised among the guest reviews used for this analysis.
Many guests seemed to agree that the hotel was somewhat dated and that some renovations are needed. A couple of guests spoke of stained carpets and non-working hot tubs in the rooms.
The hotel was seen as overpriced by several guests, especially due to the aged condition of the rooms.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel 36th out of 57 properties in Winnipeg from 86 reviews. The hotel's average guest rating was 3 points out of 5.
CanadianHotelGuide.com ranked this hotel 28th out of 33 properties in Winnipeg from 75 reviews with an average guest rating of 6.5 points out of 10.
Hotels.com guest ratings averaged 4.4 out of 5 from 7 reviews.
Verified with a Front Desk Agent on June 26, 2012: wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, children under 18 stay free, restaurant hours, room service hours, airport shuttle policy, surcharge for cots
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