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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Winnipeg

8.5 | Very Good
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Family-friendly Winnipeg hotel with waterpark and free shuttle service to airport & downtown

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot buffet breakfast, all-day coffee & tea in lobby, shuttle to destinations within a 5km radius and the airport
  • Water park with a pool, a waterslide, water sprays and a whirlpool
  • Great location, according to guest reviewers, close to airport and shopping
  • Clean rooms and comfy beds, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the buffet breakfast
  • Guests liked the staff of this hotel and said they were friendly and flexible
Cons
  • Some guests complained of too much chlorine in the pool and not enough towels
  • Several guests complained of noise from AC/heating units
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 15, 2016
Overview
Located just a 9-minute drive from the Winnipeg airport (YWG) and with free shuttle services, the Fairfield Inn and Suites Winnipeg is a good option for air travellers. The hotel's on-site water park and its proximity to shopping and restaurants make it popular with families and couples as well.

Built in 2011, this hotel has 126 guest rooms and suites that include free Wi-Fi, a large flat-screen TV, a work desk and ergonomic chair, a hair dryer, an ironing board and iron, a digital alarm clock with MP3 input and a stereo system. Guest suites come with an additional TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a sofa bed. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and guests may bring up to 2 pets for a surcharge of $25 per family, per stay.

Free to all guests: 24-hour coffee, a hot buffet breakfast, parking and a 24-hour shuttle to the airport, downtown restaurants and shopping. All guests are provided with the free use of the hotel's business centre, fitness centre and the hotel's water park featuring a walk-in swimming pool with a waterslide, water sprays and a whirlpool.

The hotel is within walking distance (about 15 minutes) or a 4-minute drive of the 200 shops, restaurants and services of Polo Park Shopping Centre. The Exchange District National Historic Site, a 20-city-block area with 150 heritage buildings and a performance venue, is 11 minutes away by car or hotel shuttle. The Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature is about a 12-minute drive from the hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps.)

Confirmed by front desk agent on August 4, 2012: smoking and pet policy.
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The Good
Although this hotel received a number of complaints, it did please the majority of its guests and managed to acquire high rating scores, from recent online guest reviews used for this analysis.

The location of the hotel was seen as a definite positive by guests, who said it was near the airport and had easy access to downtown and highways. Some guests mentioned its proximity to Polo Park and other shopping such as Cabela's (a hunting, fishing and sports store), Wal-Mart, and Bulk Barn.

Guests generally thought that the hotel and its rooms were well kept and clean, and some guest reviewers paid compliments to the hotel's modern decor and bright color scheme. The beds were considered comfy by many guest reviewers.

The staff received a lot of compliments from guest reviewers who considered them to be friendly and offer very good service overall.

A few guests praised the hotel for offering a free shuttle service which allowed them to save on parking costs and taxi fares to downtown and the airport. Many guests were very impressed with this service and the kindness of the staff in dropping them off and picking them up.

Most guests enjoyed the buffet breakfast, although a few guests were disappointed that it was not better managed at times when the hotel was busy.
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The Bad
Some guests of the Fairfield Inn were not always fully pleased with their experiences at the hotel and some weak points were noted among the reviews used for this analysis.

While some guests greatly enjoyed the pool, there were some guests who complained about too much chlorine affecting their eyes and skin and a lack of towels in the pool area. Occasionally guests would complain about unsupervised children in the pool area and hallways.

Some guests complained about noisy AC/heating units which made it difficult to sleep, otherwise guests generally commented on quiet rooms.

Some guests had difficulty redeeming coupons and gift cards at the front desk.
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TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #15 out of 57 properties in Winnipeg with an average score of 4 points out of 5, from 53 guest reviews.

Priceline.com ranked the hotel #1 out of 44 properties in Winnipeg, with an average score of 8.6 points out of 10, from 55 guest reviews.

Hotels.com guest ratings averaged 4.5 out of 5 points from 20 reviews.

Confirmed by Front Desk Agent on August 4, 2012: smoking and pet policy.
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Guest Reviews
8.5
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hotels in Winnipeg

Rated 8.5/10 based on 1252 reviews

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1301 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB