The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Winnipeg, Canada

The colorful Mere Hotel makes its home in the Exchange District in downtown Winnipeg
The colorful Mere Hotel makes its home in the Exchange District in downtown Winnipeg | Courtesy of Mere Hotel / Booking.com
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15 November 2021
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The capital of Manitoba, in Canada, near the American border, is brimming with interesting neighborhoods to explore and historical districts that host independent boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and sometimes film shoots. It’s also home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Royal Canadian Mint. Stretch your dollars and take advantage of these Winnipeg hotel deals – bookable on Culture Trip.

Mere Hotel, for the creature comforts

A gray-and-white room with wooden accents at the Mere Hotel in Winnipeg
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Near the Design Quarter, the Mere Hotel resembles a box of crayons with rows of candy-colored metal tubes surrounding the exterior. This modern hotel features comfortable rooms with king or queen beds and views of the city or the winding Red River. Up-to-the-minute technology, mini-fridges and rainfall showers are standard. Geothermal heating assures a comfortable stay all year round. The historic Forks, a market and food hall, is a 20-minute walk along the Riverwalk, past the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg, for central convenience

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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Alt Hotel is part of a Canadian chain that keeps prices low and value high. The stylish contemporary decor is accented by pops of primary colors and custom light fixtures. Rooms are sleek and user-friendly, with plentiful USB outlets and walk-in showers with rainfall fixtures. The central location – near famous Portage and Main – offers multiple dining options, although room service is available from the in-house restaurant. Canadian outdoor sports supplier Mec is next door, in case you forget your mittens or swimsuit.

Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South, for comfortably modern rooms

A sleek room at the Hilton Garden Inn Winnipeg South in shades of gray, with pops of color provided by a yellow chair and vibrant images above the headboards
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Save your money at this Hilton Garden Inn, one of the best budget-friendly hotels in Winnipeg. Rooms are comfortable and modern, with ample workspaces, microwaves and mini-fridges as standard. Amenities include a pool and a hot tub, and some rooms come with fresh fruit, soft drinks and snacks that are replenished daily. Visit the Outlet Collection Winnipeg across the street to find bargains to make the most of the money you’ve saved.

Best Western Plus Pembina Inn and Suites, for memorable service

A king room adorned with rich browns at the Best Western Plus Pembina Inn and Suites
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Past guests can’t say enough good things about the friendly service at this budget-friendly hotel in Winnipeg. While families love it for the water slide, hot tub and bountiful breakfasts, pet lovers and their dogs enjoy it for the well-lit dog park beside the Red River. Rooms have mini-fridges, and suites add microwaves and separate bedrooms. The hotel is close to the University of Manitoba, in the south end of town. Downtown museums, art galleries and the zoo are a half-hour drive away.

MainStay Suites Winnipeg, for an easy ride to the airport

A guest room at the MainStay Suites Winnipeg with two queen-size beds opposite a coffee table topped with a vase of sunflowers
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Your search for a cheap hotel in Winnipeg is over. The MainStay Suites has everything you need – and more. It’s near the airport, and transportation is provided by shuttle or taxi at any hour. Perfect for families, road warriors or long-stay guests, each apartment-style room has a full kitchenette with additional appliances, such as blenders, toasters and slow cookers, available upon request. A vending machine in the lobby holds wine and beer, and a full complimentary breakfast is served every morning.

Comfort Inn South, for a convenient student stay

A queen-size bed set against a coffee-colored wall with artwork and a work area with an ergonomic chair at the Comfort Inn South
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In the far south – close to the University of Manitoba – this Comfort Inn is a great choice for prospective students looking for a cheap hotel in Winnipeg or travelers who would like to stay near the main highway. Quiet and clean, the rooms feature queen or double beds and large work desks. A full breakfast is included, and there are on-site laundry facilities and lots of parking.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Winnipeg Airport/Polo Park, for plane spotters and frequent travelers

A cozy beige-and-teal room at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Winnipeg Airport/Polo Park, complete with a king-size bed, a striped sofa and a corner whirlpool tub
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Long-stay guests and plane spotters will love this Hampton Inn – just one minute away from the departure gates. The spacious rooms – decorated in beige and teal – come with mini-fridges and generously sized work desks. Some suites also have whirlpool tubs – all are spotlessly clean. While the hotel is about a half-hour drive to the city center, it’s close to the CF Polo Park shopping center and the headquarters of several Fortune 500 companies.

Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham Winnipeg Airport Manitoba, for budget-friendly luxury

Two queen beds and two artworks set against a butter-yellow wall at the Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham Winnipeg Airport Manitoba
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Five-star service at a two-star price makes this hotel a great affordable option in Winnipeg. Just 2mi (3km) from the airport – with free shuttle service – the Days Inn is close to the CF Polo Park, the Assiniboine Park Zoo and about 20 minutes from downtown. Kids will enjoy the indoor water slide and pool, while parents will appreciate the laundry facilities, continental breakfast, and coffee and tea available around the clock.

Humphry Inn and Suites, for a great location

The exterior of the six-story Humphry Inn and Suites at nightfall
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Location, location, location is the top reason to stay at this cheap hotel in Winnipeg. Within 20 minutes, you can walk to the Winnipeg Railway Museum, a skateboard park, the Children’s Museum, and the shops and restaurants at the Forks. Alternatively, you can head to the Canada Life Centre to see a Winnipeg Jets hockey game. Comfortably furnished rooms have armchairs and work desks, while some king-size rooms add a whirlpool bath.

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