The Best Hotels in Winnipeg, Canada

Go for a rooftop swim at the Delta Hotels by Marriot in Winnipeg, Canada
Go for a rooftop swim at the Delta Hotels by Marriot in Winnipeg, Canada | Courtesy of Delta Hotels by Marriot Winnipeg / Expedia
Debra Smith

Winnipeg has several of the oldest and best-preserved historic districts in Canada. Visit the Forks National Historic Site, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, or the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, described by its architect as, “Carved into the earth and dissolving into the sky.” Alternatively, spot polar bears at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, or hold a $600,000 (£460,620) gold bar at the Royal Canadian Mint on your next visit to Winnipeg – the city at the center of Canada.

1. Mere Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A gray-and-white room with wooden accents at the Mere Hotel in Winnipeg
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As much a standalone sculpture as a Winnipeg hotel, the Mere’s candy-colored façade of metal tubing is a showstopper. Rooms are ultra-modern, with graphic feature walls and pops of acid-green and apple-red decor. Unwind in the walk-in rain shower, stocked with Molton Brown toiletries. Beverages and power bars are complimentary. Poised between two excellent dining districts, the Exchange and the Forks, and with Cibo Cafe on the river directly behind the hotel, this location is great for eating out.

2. The Fort Garry Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Lounge at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg
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A classic railway hotel built in 1913 in the French Renaissance style, the Fort Garry has retained all its Gallic character and charm. Furnishings are Empire-inspired, with four-poster beds in your choice of Tempur-Pedic or feather mattresses. Rooms at this boutique hotel in Winnipeg are capped with high ceilings and crown moldings. The current owners, based in Quebec, keep the French influence intact, and the service as snappy as any you’ll find in Paris.

3. Inn at the Forks

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Room at Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg
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Ever since First Nations people started gathering here over 6,000 years ago, the Forks has been a place to meet and trade goods and information. In its current incarnation, the Inn at the Forks is carrying on the tradition. Step outside its modern rooms into the Forks Marketplace, a brick-walled restored railyard brimming with eclectic shops and globally inspired restaurants. The Children’s Museum and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights are just across the cobbled courtyard.

4. Alt Hotel Winnipeg

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

An industrial-chic two-bed guest room at the Alt Hotel Winnipeg with a work area and a dark wall adorned with little pieces of art
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The ultra-contemporary Alt Hotel in Winnipeg appeals to business and leisure travelers alike. Expect exposed concrete accent walls, high-end Italian lighting, and rainfall showers. Take in a concert or a Winnipeg Jets hockey game at Bell MTS Place next door, then explore SHED, the downtown sports, hospitality and entertainment district, at your leisure. Checkout is flexible, so you can stay out as late as you please.

5. The Columns B&B

Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Inn

You’ll feel like a star at the Columns. This 1900s-era riverside B&B in the tree-lined Wolseley neighborhood has been featured in movies and television productions while polished oak woodwork and original chandeliers grace the dining room. The Master Bedroom, with a canopied bed and separate powder room, has its own private balcony, perfect for enjoying warm Winnipeg nights.

6. Delta Hotels by Marriot Winnipeg

Hotel

Lounge at Delta Hotels Winnipeg
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From single business travelers to families, the Delta has a space to fit everyone. Standard rooms at this nice hotel in Winnipeg offer large work desks, heated bathroom floors and balconies. The two-bedroom, two-bath Odyssey Suite has room for up to six people, with a separate dining area and views of downtown. An enclosed sky bridge connects the hotel to the RBC Convention Centre next door.

7. The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview

Hotel

The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview
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An up-to-the-minute airport hotel near Winnipeg, the Grand will keep you on schedule with in-room iPads. Read the news, watch Netflix for free, or order room service electronically. Plane spotters will enjoy the choice of a city or runway view. Enjoy a trip to the nearby Winnipeg Zoo or shop at Polo Park Mall before taking off.

8. The Fairmont Winnipeg

Hotel

Lounge at the Fairmont Winnipeg
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Stay in the center of things at the luxury Fairmont hotel in Winnipeg, the closest hotel to the corner of Portage and Main. This famous intersection – in the heart of the historic Exchange District – is almost at the exact geographical center of Canada. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and the Forks National Historic Park in sophisticated, elegant surroundings. Dining is outstanding, supplemented by honey and fresh herbs from the rooftop beehives and garden.

9. Best Western Premier Winnipeg East

Hotel

Best Western Premier Winnipeg East
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This newly built hotel in Transcona offers splendid views of the Canadian prairies from king or double queen rooms. A generously sized pool, a hot tub and a fitness facility are available, with adult-only swim hours. After a complimentary full breakfast, explore the Tall Grass Prairie Reserve across the street. It showcases a butterfly-filled remnant of the original grass and wildflower environment that was tilled into wheat fields by generations of farmers.

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