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
- 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
No detail was overlooked and no effort was spared by The Fairmont Winnipeg's Banquets & Events Catering team, whom we trust to manage our corporate Christmas Party for 700 people. The organizing committee has received only RAVE reviews from those in attendance, including how stellar the four-course dinner service was and that the meal included "the best turkey I have ever tasted." The food was not only delicious but piping hot and beautifully presented and the servers, bartenders and coat check staff were all professional, attentive and friendly. Every little detail, from the room temperature to the audio levels, was specially considered to create a worry-free event.
In addition to the Christmas Party, The Fairmont team catered our corporate lunches and private VIP dinner that same weekend and once again, impressed all of our guests with their professionalism, flexibility in handling requests and the outstanding food and service.
Despite being their busiest season of the year, The Fairmont goes out of its way to make each client feel like they are its top priority and their expertise instills the utmost confidence in any event organizer. Kudos to the entire team!
The room was large but seriously dated and showing lots of usage. The bathroom is sub-par and should be completely redone. The staff is excellent and should be commended for their excellent service. All this having been stated the room was super hot but not well humidified. I strongly urge managment to upgrade the rooms.
We were here for a conference, what an impression it made. The service n attention to detail really warmed us up. Rooms are comfy, clean and neat. Breakfast menu was nice and well crafted.
Everyone I came across from check in to the restaurant were amazing. Very friendly efficient and welcoming. Great bar and wonderful restaurant. The rooms are slightly dated and some furnishings a slight bit worn. Great location downtown Winnipeg.
Without a doubt, every time...the most comfortable hotel, most thoughtful staff, and best energy in the atmosphere. I travel to Winnipeg a lot for work, and it's one of the work locations I actually look forward to visiting...not because of the job, but because of the hotel. whether they have new staff or same as last time, they always are sincere, always helpful, and tend to each and every need...even those needs I did not know I needed!
from the greeting at the door, to the reception at the desk, and especially the extra care and attention I receive from noted staff members who some how know I am visiting! Wendy Richey (I finally found out her last name!) from the Winnipeg Fairmont has always carefully looked after me since the first time I was there and she found out somehow I wasn't feeling well...sending complimentary hot soup and tea with honey to my room...now every time I am there she checks in on me in a very caring way!
and thanks to the Gold Floor lounge team this trip for finding the CFL football game I was trying but couldn't watch in my room!!! can't wait until my next visit!