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 good service and facility throughout the conference made the event a success. The thermostat setting was a bit on the cool temperature side especially at the banquet. Our hotel room was very accessible and had one of the best bathrooms we have experienced.
Very Satisfying stay. Room was very comfortable and spacious. Ammenities, like the coffee machine, etc., were very nice. Staff was very friendly and helpfull. Very nice facilities and the underground connection to other businesses etc. was unexpected.
We stayed at the most famous corner in Winnipeg - Portage and Main, in the heart of the downtown. The location was very convenient to other key locations and attractions in Winnipeg; the baseball stadium, hockey arena, Canadian Human Rights Museum, Museum of Man & Nature, The Forks, etc. The hotel itself was excellent, well maintained and well staffed.
Our server - Ken - was excellent. He was genuinely concerned that we have a good night and was very courteous, friendly and efficient. We felt like we were his personal guests and he did everything he could to make our evening go smoothly. Thanks, Ken!
As a frequent guest of this hotel we continue to be impressed with all aspects of our stay. Staff, food and beverage are exceptional..As a frequent traveler, I would suggest some of the best beds ever..