Cheaper west Winnipeg hotel near the Perimeter Hwy with many guest concerns
- Free wireless Internet throughout, free parking, free local calls, and free coffee available in lobby
- Many guests thought the staff at the hotel were friendly and courteous
- Many guests thought the hotel's prices were reasonable
- Some guests liked the hotel's location for proximity to the Trans Canada Highway, Walmart and Assiniboia Downs
- Guests liked the breakfast and food served in the lounge
- Some guests found recently renovated rooms clean and comfortable
- Bathrooms received a lot of complaints for being unclean, mouldy, in a state of disrepair and for hot and cold surges from the showers
- Noise a common complaint from guests
- Many guests cited the hotel's need for renovations
- Unpleasant odours a common complaint among guests
- Several guests complained about dirty carpets in hallways
- Several guests complained about poor Internet connectivity
- A few guests thought the hotel was inconvenient to the airport
- A few guests complained about the parking lot in the back of the hotel being far from the front door of the hotel
- No elevator to the 2nd floor
Updated Oct 19, 2014
A few guests mentioned enjoying breakfast and fast food on site with good portions.
7 out of 10 | Jodi stayed January 11, 2013
"Heat was turned off, very cold entering room."
6 out of 10 | Darlene stayed August 14, 2012
"The hotel was O.K., not great, but all we really wanted was a bed and a place to eat. The restaurant was closed for remodeling."
1 out of 10 | Randy stayed July 09, 2012
"Do not stay here!"
"Air conditioning did not work in our first room---the staff were very acccommodating in moving us to another room with air. TVs substandard. Ice machine not working in 30 degree celsius weather. Dirt around baseboards, poor caulking in bathrooms, rooms smell, generally poor workmanship in all respects. (very tacky) Welcome letter from Manager is not consistent with the experience. I would be embarrassed as a Manager to put my name on that letter until Howard Johnson's can truly offer what it promises. Wi-fi did not work (advertised online as an amenity). This place should be torn down and rebuilt. The restaurant was apparently closed for renovation, but Howard Johnson's should start with the hotel first! Staff tried hard to be helpful."
9 out of 10 | Greg stayed February 28, 2012
"Great Value Accomodations"
"Room was exactly as expected. Breakfast was excellent value. As a smoker, outdoor heated area was greatly appreciated. Overall, I would recomment hotel."
7 out of 10 | Margaret stayed February 14, 2012
"Good location, comfortable beds, quiet area"
"Overall my stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel was good. Had never stayed there before. Good rate, comfortable and quiet. The room was comfortable and clean."
6 out of 10 | Loretta stayed June 14, 2011
"I definitely missed continental breakfast here for the price. This hotel is the same price as many others that offer free breakfast. We did eat at the cafe and the food was very good (dinner). We stayed in the motel portion of this hotel and found it to be fine. The room was clean, water was hot, beds were ok (could be a bit softer), sound between rooms was pretty good. You could hear people talking, but not make out what they were saying. Desk staff was friendly and efficient, prices in the cafe were reasonable and wait staff were very friendly. Overall good experience for an overnighter. Would choose a different place for an extended stay."
5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed June 04, 2011
"Nothing special, price was okay."
"The hot tub and sauna were down, I was dissapointed because that was one of the reasons I chose this hotel."
6 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 20, 2010
"it could have been cleaner the walls had dirty marks and the carpet could have been cleaned. no elevator made it a little difficult as we are older but staff helped us with our bags. the staff were very friendly and helpful"
3 out of 10 | Jill stayed August 07, 2010
"Unfortunate choice of hotels"
"I did read other reviews about this hotel prior to booking rooms for my family. They were satisfactory, so I went ahead and booked. I was indeed disappointed. There are two types of rooms: those in the main building and those in a motel-style building next to the main one. I was charged the same price for rooms in either location despite the fact that the motel rooms were in far worse shape and not clean. There was mildew around the tub and the carpets were dirty. Plain and simply these rooms were old and worn looking. I stayed in the main building, in a room that backed onto the offsales liquor store below. It was noisy late into the night with people coming and going, yelling and acting like twits. I called out the window on a couple of occasions to ask that they quiet down. There was a bar attached to the hotel which was also very noisy late into the night, with seemingly no one to enforce any rules. The carpet in the dining room was horribly dirty and in need of replacement. Under no circumstances would I ever recommend this hotel to anyone. This hotel is in need of complete remodeling in every way!!"
1 out of 10 | Ian stayed August 07, 2010
"sleepless in winnipeg"
"we stayed as a family group for 4 days. some of us had rooms outside the main building and some had rooms inside. there was a huge difference in quality between these rooms. the inside being poor and the outside being atrocious, yet the pricing was the same...odd. also there was so much evening and night time noise due to the attached bar and off licence establishments. management did nothing to prevent this...i could go on and on..."
5 out of 10 | Kari stayed July 16, 2010
"You get what you pay for."
"The rooms were clean, but poor condition. The staff was very nice."
8 out of 10 | Ruth stayed October 03, 2009
"It should be noted that there is no elevator, a problem for some seniors, I'm sure."
8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 03, 2009
"Would have been nice if there was an elevator. We little old ladies with arthritis have a bit of a problem."
3 out of 10 | Scott stayed September 12, 2005
"No internet of any kind. In a city this is ridiculous. On top of that we were very concerned with our vehicles parked in the back. Just had a slezy feel to it."
8 out of 10 | John stayed September 03, 2005
"THE LIGHTING IN THE BATHROOM WAS VERY POOR COULDN'T SEE TO USE THE MIRRIR MY WIFE HAD TO USE THE MIRROR IN THE ROOM BY THE TV, WAS DISSAPOINTED THAT YOUS DIDNT HAVE A POOL BUT MY SON USED THE HOT TUB BUT OTHER THAN THAT THE ROOM WAS OK"
3 out of 10 | Irene stayed April 11, 2005
"Do not stay in this motel until the staff has more experience. They gave me a key to a room which was already occupied. I walked into a room to find a naked man there! They were chipping at tiles, at 10:30pm, somewhere in the building and the sound carried through all the walls. The clerk was surprised when we complained. DUH!! The continental breakfast started an hour late. Travellers are on a schedule, and we consider this motel to be very inconsiderate of their patrons."