The Fairmont Winnipeg
What We Love
- The restaurants offer ocean-friendly and sustainable dining options
- The fully-equipped fitness center with pool, jacuzzi, and eucalyptus steam room
- Views of historic riverside Forks National Park
What To Know
- Valet parking is $25 per night; self parking around $18
- Parking and many shopping options are accessible via an underground concourse, a boon during Canada’s harsh winters
- The 1970s exterior doesn't merit any design awards
- WiFi costs around $15 per day but is free for Fairmont President's Club members
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built by the high-profile Richardson family in 1970 as a modern business hotel, this imposing 340-room landmark has hosted royalty and heads of state. Guest rooms have large windows with views of the famous Portage and Main intersection and the scenic Forks National Park recreation area. The property’s restaurant and lounge are hubs for visiting executives who sip cocktails in the popular lounge before heading to the Velvet Glove restaurant to sample Canada’s finest seasonally-inspired produce, from organic greenmarket salads to Manitoba applewood-smoked salmon.
In the Area
Head to The Forks for an afternoon’s worth of diversions from shopping for organic baked goods to locally-made cheeses at The Forks Market, to exploring the history of human rights at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), founded in 1967 as Canada’s first national museum. Stargaze on Main Street at the Manitoba Planetarium, a short walk from the hotel, where you can marvel at a simulated night sky consisting of 9000 stars and the Milky Way. Peruse the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art at Winnepeg Art Gallery, then browse the shelves of Canada’s answer to Bergdorf Goodman at cult department store Holt Renfrew.
How to Get There
Very nice business hotel, mostly in keeping with the Fairmont standard. However, there were a few misses, such as a rather uncomfortable bed, worn and dated furniture and windows that allow too much street noise into the room. On the positive side, the newly renovated bathroom is very nice and the shower is spectacular. Service is excellent all around. Can’t beat the location either.
My fiancé took booked a room at the fairmont Winnipeg on the gold floor for my birthday and the hotel was beyond incredible and one of our favourite places to stay. It feels like a home away from home and we always have the best memorable time whenever we are here. The room was decorated and I received a piece of cake in the room for my birthday. It’s the little things that count and the staff at the Fairmont Winnipeg make it their privilege to go the extra mile. We will never stay anywhere else and will always celebrate our milestones here.
The Fairmont Winnipeg is well located downtown with good access to the Exchange District, the Forks and the Museum of Human Rights. The hotel is clean and the service staff are helpful.The rooms are a kind of old style, but were quiet and comfortable. Food in the lounge was good. Selected the daily special pasta which we agreed was very nice. Really liked the belated Happy Anniversary welcome in our room. Bit of a surprise.