The Best Hotels to Book in Manitoba, Canada

The Fort Garry Hotel, which takes its name from the 1822 trading post next door, is a must for history buffs
The Fort Garry Hotel, which takes its name from the 1822 trading post next door, is a must for history buffs | Courtesy of the Fort Garry Hotel / Expedia
Photo of Ellie Hurley
Contributor12 November 2021

While the far-north region of Manitoba may not draw as many holidaymakers as the coasts or culture-stuffed cities of Canada, there is still plenty to discover here. Roaming polar bears in Churchill; canoeing trips along the shoreline in Whiteshell; fishing lodges perched on glittering lakes – this province is a paradise for outdoorsy folk. The capital, Winnipeg, has museums, live theater and restaurants, too. Whether you’re here for natural thrills or urban chills, here are the best hotels to choose in Manitoba, Canada – bookable on Culture Trip.

Delta Hotels Winnipeg, for year-round comfort

Lounge at Delta Hotels Winnipeg
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Whether your final destination is Winnipeg, or you’re stopping off on the way to outdoor adventures, Delta Hotels Winnipeg by Marriott makes a solid base. Visit in summer and you can make the most of an outdoor pool, drenched in sun and overlooking the city. Come in winter and you’ll plunge into the indoor version, flanked by a bubbling hot tub. Rooms have charcoal accent walls and flashes of cherry red or aquamarine, making them feel fresh year-round.

The Fairmont Winnipeg, for a posh picnic

Lounge at the Fairmont Winnipeg
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The location here is easy to love: the Fairmont is just steps from the meandering Red River, and within strolling distance of some of the best restaurants in Winnipeg. But this upmarket stay also impresses with its classic charm, in the form of polished wooden headboards in bedrooms and decadent afternoon tea in the restaurant on weekends. The service is first-rate, and staff will spoil you with a gourmet picnic to take out while you explore the sights. Bikes are also on hand for you to borrow.

The Fort Garry Hotel, for high-end history

Lounge at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg
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Taking its name from the 1822 trading post next door – complete with original fort gate and pretty green space – this pad is a must for history buffs. The naval museum and railway museum are just a few minutes away, and the hotel itself is historical in style, with original ceiling mouldings, chandeliers and throwback wallpapers. It’s not short on high-end flourishes, either. Steam in the 10th-floor hammam, catch live jazz in the Oval Room Brasserie and bed down in stylish rooms with faux fur throws.

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, for Convention Centre convenience

Room at Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown
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The lively Winnipeg business district, South Portage, is where you’ll find this hotel, and the classic bedrooms come with views of downtown. If you’ve come to the city to visit the RBC Convention Centre, it’s only a 15-minute walk away, while Cityplace, the Canada Life Centre and Winnipeg Square are all connected via a skywalk (heaven-sent on freezing winter days). A Starbucks coffee outlet welcomes you in the mornings, while a 12th-floor restaurant serves seafood feasts and veggie options come dinnertime.

Inn at the Forks, for boutique benefits

Room at Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg
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If you visit just one spot in Winnipeg, it should be the Forks – a riverside district that has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years and is now home to a market, museum, theater and more. It’s also homkkne to this hotel – a boutiquey stay with chic contemporary rooms and a cool restaurant serving pork belly char siu and scallop ceviche. Couples will love the vibe, but they’ll love the spa even more, for its purifying facials and muscle-melting aromatherapy massages.

South Beach Casino and Resort, for fun-loving friends

Exterior of South Beach Casino and Resort in Scanterbury, Manitoba
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The clue’s in the name: with its art deco exterior, all blue, white and gold, this hotel looks as if it could have been plucked from Miami. The Manitoba climate may not be quite so steamy, yet this kitsch crash pad brings all kinds of tropical holiday fun to the city, with its heated indoor pool, quesadilla-stuffed menus and flashy slot machines. Even the rooms have juicy pops of citrus orange and Caribbean turquoise. It’s the perfect pick for a group of friends holidaying together.

Mere Hotel, for a riverside rendezvous

A gray-and-white room with wooden accents at the Mere Hotel in Winnipeg
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You won’t find anywhere closer to the curving Red River – from the rooms at Mere Hotel, you can almost reach out and dip a toe in the icy water. This boutiquey stay perfectly balances urban with rural, with rooms that marry river views and mod cons such as bedside USB ports. The hotel is pet-friendly, and is right next to dog favorite Stephen Juba Park, so you can take Fido out for early-morning walks along the waterfront before you head out to explore the nearby Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, for a seamless stopover

Room at Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites hotel
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If you’re only stopping in Winnipeg for a quick overnighter – if you’re heading on to see the polar bears in Churchill, for example – the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites is a prime base. Not only does it put you within minutes of the airline check-in desk, via its own airport shuttle, but it also comes with an indoor pool, fitness center, room service and concierge, so whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you can enjoy a few holiday moments before heading off to your next adventure.

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