Place Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite HotelPlace Louis Riel Suite Hotel

All-suite hotel recommended for value, central location, clean rooms with comfy beds and full kitchens

Pros
  • Free wireless Internet throughout, free daily newspapers, free local calls
  • Many guests thought the rooms were spacious and clean and the beds comfy
  • Many guests liked the hotel's location for its proximity to downtown Winnipeg venues, shopping and restaurants
  • Many guests thought the hotel offered good value for the price
  • Many guests appreciated the newly renovated rooms with full kitchens
  • Many guests thought the hotel was quiet
  • Some guests liked the extra security in place of needing a hotel key card to use the elevators
Cons
  • Some guests were concerned about the safety of downtown Winnipeg after dark
  • Parking is an extra $11 per day
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 30, 2014
Overview
Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel is located within walking distance of downtown Winnipeg and a 17 minute drive to Winnipeg's international airport.

The 100% smoke-free and air-conditioned property has 24 storeys, 3 elevators, and 302 guest suites. The hotel is in the process of being renovated and offers newly renovated luxury Executive Suites with a choice of studio, or one or two bedroom suites. 

All suites come with the following amenities: full size complete kitchen (with granite counters), separate dining area or  counter dining space, living space with leather furnishings, large flat panel HDTV, large work desk and ergonomic task chair, pillow-top beds with luxury linens, 19" flat panel bedroom TV (in separate bedroom suites), clock radio with docking station for MP3 players, ironing board with iron, generous closet space, deep soaker tub and rain showerhead, spa-style bathrobes, hairdryer, sheer and blackout window treatments, modern lighting and fixtures, excellent city views and screened windows that open.  

Complimentary services and amenities include wireless Internet throughout, free local calls, coffee and tea service in room, bottled water (Executive Suites only), cable television, fitness room, business centre and daily newspaper delivery (upon request on weekdays). An outdoor patio is provided for guests who wish to smoke.

Additional hotel amenities include a covered parkade ($11 per day), same-day dry cleaning service (weekdays), an on-site coin operated laundrette, a convenience store and an ATM. Guests can use the swimming pool at the nearby Assiniboine Athletic Club (fees apply). Pets are welcome for an additional daily fee of $10 for each pet with a maximum of 2 pets allowed under 40 lbs. 

On-site dining is available at The Ground Floor, an urban diner featuring comfort food and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A breakfast buffet is available Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for $9.99 and room service is available daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The hotel is well located right in the downtown area and in walking distance (about 10 minutes) of most things downtown including, the Forks Market and River Walk, Portage Place Shopping Centre, the Winnipeg Convention Centre and the MTS Centre sports and entertainment venue. (Google Maps is referenced for all walking and driving times.)

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The Good
Guests typically enjoyed their stay at Place Louis Riel and many thought it offered good value.

Location was a big plus for many guests, both business travellers and leisure guests, for the hotel's proximity to downtown Winnipeg - with many shops, restaurants and venues within walking distance.

Many guest reviewers enjoyed the comfortable beds and variety of pillows and bed linens. The rooms were considered spacious and clean by guests. Some thought they were well decorated and were appreciative of the full kitchen which afforded them the opportunity to make their own meals.

Many guests thought the hotel was quiet and of those guests who commented regarding the restaurant's food and breakfast buffet, many thought the food and service was good.

Other items appreciated by hotel guests were: the hotel's security,  the hotel was very pet-friendly and had an area off the 4th floor for walking the dogs in the evening, the on-site parking, the laundry room was well equipped,  the kitchenette was very well designed and the hotel had good water pressure. 
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The Bad
Those who did not enjoy their stay were in the minority, in the reviews used for this summary but some guests provided negative feedback.

Although some people were thankful for the parking and the in-and-out privileges, a few guests complained regarding the price of parking considering it to be expensive.

Another concern voiced by several guests of this hotel, in the reviews sourced, was regarding the sense of safety of downtown Winnipeg at night. One guest said he was harassed by street people. Others mentioned that the downtown area is sketchy and dangerous especially in the evening. One guest offered the advice of utilizing the hotel's security to escort you around the property.

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TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 9th out of 57 properties in Winnipeg and guest ratings averaged 4 points out of 5 from 160 guest reviews.

Booking.com guest ratings averaged 8.6 points out of 10 from 53 reviews.

Hotels.com guest ratings averaged 4.4 points out of 5 from 225 reviews.

Verified by the Front Desk Agent on July 20, 2012: number of floors, elevators and rooms, renovation information, pet fee, parking fee

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Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good

Rated 8.6/10 based on 1046 reviews

Ranked #8 out of 47 hotels in Winnipeg


9 out of 10 | Bruce stayed July 29, 2012


9 out of 10 | George stayed December 16, 2011


9 out of 10 | Allan stayed December 10, 2011


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 22, 2011

"Was great to find a room where there was no partying and no noise. Very happy with my stay."

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9 out of 10 | Kevin stayed August 14, 2005

"Although we were annoyed with security telling my groomsmen to "quiet it down" ,it's reassuring to know that there is security at this hotel! My new wife and I enjoyed our brief stay and the groomsmen appreciated the staff's cooperation in helping set up the room for our special night! Because I had booked online, I got a great deal, had I not I surely would of gone elswhere, but they didn't have the kitchen! Breakfast the way you want it when you want it! It worked out great for us!"

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4 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 08, 2004

"Check-in and check-out took a long, long time! They did not have accurate confirmation records. Good thing I printed out and taken with ALL my confirmation and other on-line records or it would have taken a lot longer at the front desk."

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3 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 08, 2004

"The front desk did not have accurate confirmation records. We were shuffeled around to different rooms. It took a long time to get settled in with a lot of phone calls received from the hotel. The room amenities were different in the room as what was described in the hotel web site."

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3 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 08, 2004

"I arived to the hotel at 2:00 pm. Check-in was at 3:00 pm. I was not able to get in my room until 5:30 pm!"

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Map Marker Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel
190 Smith Street, Winnipeg, MB