1 . Fairmont Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 957 - 1350

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Poised at the corner of Portage and Main Streets, our No. 1 Winnipeg pick promises everything from ballet to baseball just beyond your door. From its Manitoba Museum and Royal Winnipeg Ballet neighbors to a Sip, Savor and Sinsation Package that includes en-suite mimosas, Fairmont Winnipeg offers so much more than a place to stay.

From arrival to departure, every Fairmont Winnipeg stay is a truly remarkable experience. With Winnipeg’s only Four Diamond restaurant – The Velvet Glove – located on site, every meal is equally extraordinary. Chef Luc Jean’s inspired regional cuisine is showcased from breakfast to dinner, from hearty eggs Benedict with elk and Canadian salmon to savory dishes like fig-stuffed chicken breast and tender elk striploin served atop rosemary spaetzle. A bottle from the Fairmont’s exceptionally-stocked wine cellar is your humble dining companion, while The Velvet Glove’s gleaming chandeliers and wood-paneled walls make it a feast for the eyes. Fairmont Gold Levels – the Fairmont’s exclusive “hotel within a hotel” experiences – feature dark wood furnishings paired with contemporary touches – a style of décor befitting a cosmopolitan hotel. Beds are piled high with luxe duvets and feather pillows, while oversized windows overlook Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District – your destination for the next day’s adventures.

Address

Two Lombard Pl., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0Y3

Highlights

Fairmont sets the standard for Winnipeg hospitality with a state-of-the-art conference center that’s perfect for conferences, meetings and tradeshows.

Related Onsite Offerings

Fairmont’s fitness centre, rooftop saltwater pool and optional massage treatments keep you in top form on your Winnipeg vacation.

2 . The Fort Garry Hotel

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 942 - 8251

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The grand Manitoban hotel in our No. 2 spot is easily one of the most recognizable faces – err, facades – on the Winnipeg skyline. As it approaches its 100th year, The Fort Garry Hotel is still one of the first sights to catch a tourist’s eye as they enter this Canadian city – not to mention one of the hardest to leave!

The Fort Garry Hotel’s prestigious Broadway Avenue address is recognized as a national historic site – and boasts the turrets and over-the-top ornamentation to prove it. This Winnipeg luxury hotel was built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway to accommodate discerning rail travelers, and named for the Upper Fort Garry that once marked the meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Today, intricate black marble inlays, exquisitely carved staircases and bronze railings emblazoned with Canadian crests pay tribute to this Manitoban hotel’s less-than-humble beginnings. The Fort Garry Hotel is certainly easy on the eyes, but it’s the hotel’s award-winning Sunday Brunch that’s a true pleasure for the palate. Haunting jazz melodies are a regular feature in the Palm Lounge, once considered the finest public room in any hotel on the continent. And the Vice Regal Suites open to reveal two luxurious levels that perfectly capture this Winnipeg hotel’s Victorian elegance.

Address

222 Broadway Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 0R3

Highlights

Fort Garry Hotel rooms feature 10-ft. ceilings, fine Italian linens, down pillows and duvets, feather mattresses, Turkish cotton towels and high-speed Internet.

Related Onsite Offerings

Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies delivered to your room.

3 . Inn at the Forks

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 942 - 6555

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Our No. 3 spot is a departure from some of the more historic finds on our Top 10 Winnipeg Hotels list, but it executes its signature modern style without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. With scenic riverfront walkways beginning just beyond the hotel’s doors, all roads lead to one incredible Winnipeg vacation at the Inn at the Forks.

The Forks Winter Park Package is equally suited to romantic weekend and Manitoba family vacations. Those traveling in twos can slip into their luxury suite soaking tub, top it off with a handful of bath salts and unwind by the soft glow of candlelight. Parents with rambunctious little ones in tow can work off that excited energy at Arctic Glacier Winter Park. If the world’s longest skating trail is no match for your kids, we don’t know what is! Then it’s back to the Inn at the Forks for a steaming mug of signature hot chocolate – a tasty antidote to the Canadian winter blues. . The Inn at the Forks’ guestrooms and suits feature luxury in every detail, but these Winnipeg accommodations are anything but stuffy. In fact, we think they’re the perfect home base for an OPP – Official Pajama Party, that is! Pack your best PJs, slip into your monogrammed spa robe and wrap that hot pink feather boa around your neck. A bliss-inducing treatment in the Riverstone Spa will have you looking your best, while the inn’s signature Chocolate Kiss martini is an instant mood-lifter!

Address

75 Forks Market Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C 0A2

Related Onsite Offerings

Deserving Thyme spa amenities, candles, oversized bath towels, fireplaces, Bose Wave radios, spa robes and 300-thread-count sheets are features of every Inn at the Forks suite.

Highlights

Inn at the Forks’ luxury escape package includes a rejuvenating couples’ massage, a bottle of sparkling wine, handmade chocolate truffles, breakfast at the Current Restaurant and luxury accommodations for two!

4 . Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 947 - 6961

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When they nicknamed Winnipeg the “Culture Capital of Canada,” there’s a good chance they took cues from our No. 4 pick. With first-class luxury on a more intimate scale and a location in the heart of the city’s theatre and arts scene, we think Place Louis Riel is just another feather in Winnipeg’s cultural cap.

An astonishing collection of aboriginal art is a delightful contrast to Place Louis Riel’s otherwise contemporary décor. While it isn’t the Winnipeg Art Gallery – also nearby – it is a fitting nod to the rich culture and history of this Canadian city. Inside the LX Suites, a sophisticated palette of blacks, browns and creams serves as an understated backdrop to more upscale amenities like rain showers and granite-accented baths. Even the bedrooms in these Winnipeg hotel suites feature flat panel TVs! Place Louis Riel is the perfect opportunity to sweep that special someone off his or her feet. After all, nothing completes a day of touring Winnipeg’s sights and attractions than an evening of romance, courtesy of the Just the Two of Us Package. A basket of amorous treats – including sparkling wine and bath essentials – welcomes you back to your Place Louis Riel luxury suite. Late checkout the following morning lets you sleep off the previous night’s festivities before bidding “au revoir” to your Winnipeg vacation!

Address

190 Smith St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C IJ8

Highlights

If a concert brings you to Winnipeg, Place Louis Riel is prepared to put you up in rock ‘n roll style – without the hall-of-fame price. Simply show your venue ticket at check-in and save!

Fun facts

The Winnipeg Art Gallery houses the world's largest collection of contemporary Inuit art, with more than 10,000 sculptures, carvings, paintings and tapestries.

5 . Delta Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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There’s more than culture to be had in this Manitoban city, including the sunniest winter season in all of Canada. While the rooftop pool may be a bit chilly this time of year, Delta Winnipeg offers plenty to keep you warm on even the coldest of Canadian nights!

Le Festival Voyageur takes place in Winnipeg’s historic French quarter, St. Boniface, where the comings and goings of Canada’s fur trade era are brought back to life before eager visitors’ eyes. Post-festival, pull up a chair in the Blaze Bistro and Lounge, where the crackling flames of a floor-to-ceiling fireplace add a hint of warmth to the otherwise modern glass and metal décor. Smoked salmon and French onion soup thaw the last of the Canadian chill, while the bistro’s signature martinis – a tasty blend of vodka, lime juice and Blue Curacao – restore rosy color to your wind-chapped cheeks. Sparks are sure to fly with Delta Winnipeg’s Romantic Getaway package. Sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries set the mood for your Winnipeg rendezvous, while the hotel’s signature Club Rooms offer Manitoba guests a decidedly cozy stay. Beds are even piled high with plush pillows and down duvets to keep the cold at bay!

Address

350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3J2

Fun facts

Childhood favorite Winnie the Pooh takes his name from this Canadian city.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Urban Bean pours Second Cup coffee and features a variety of gifts, magazines and books for your perusing pleasure.

6 . Mariaggi’s Theme Suite Hotel

Winnipeg, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 947 - 9447

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The couples-only hotel in our No. 6 spot is a rare find. Where other themed accommodations tread past tasteful and deep into tacky territory, Mariaggi’s Theme Suite Hotel blends inspired décor with generous luxury for a truly memorable Winnipeg vacation.

Celebrations, anniversaries or honeymoons – no matter what brings you to Mariaggi’s Theme Suite Hotel’s doors, its lavish accommodations add an exotic flair to any Winnipeg vacation. The African Safari Suite features a stone-surround Jacuzzi at its center, with walls adorned in Kenyan art and a plush bed topped with a thatched roof frame. The scenery is equally “suite” inside the Hawaii-themed accommodation. When you and yours lay eyes on the whirlpool bordered by lava rocks and tropical greenery, you’ll be tempted to put a bottle of champagne on ice and luau by candlelight. Even the Safari and the Hawaiian can’t compare to this Winnipeg hotel’s showpiece suite: the Jakarta Tropical Penthouse. This 3,000-sq.-ft. accommodation is occasionally available to couples, but more often used for intimate weddings and special occasions. This extravagant suite plays host to Mariaggi amenities like Jacuzzis, with a baby grand piano and waterfall hot tub thrown in for good measure!

Address

231 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0S4

Highlights

As if it could get any better, an optional Day Spa Package puts the finishing touches on your Winnipeg getaway with dinner for two, aromatherapy treatments, a generous massage and a luxurious hot tub soak.

Related Onsite Offerings

Other Mariaggi’s suite themes include India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco and Rome.

7 . The Marlborough Hotel

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 942 - 6411

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Tucked into the heart of downtown Winnipeg, our No. 7 spot may be close to modern-day Manitoban attractions like the Portage Place Shopping Centre and the all-new MTS Centre. But beneath the Marlborough Hotel’s 21st-century charms lies nearly a century of equally-enticing history – yours to discover on your Winnipeg vacation.

Opened as The Olympia in 1914, the Marlborough Hotel was built in traditional Gothic Revival style. Its name may have changed, but modern-day visitors will still find plenty to admire, from the hotel’s gleaming granite base to its grand brick finish. Sir Winston Churchill was among the more famous past guests to rest his head under the Marlborough’s roof and a dining room bearing his name pays tribute to his historic visit. Down in the lobby, impressive 24-ft. ceilings and arched stained glass windows make Joanna’s Café more akin to a Canadian cathedral than a hotel coffee shop. And for a charming setting with even better fare, only the hotel’s Regal Beagle Pub will do! This Winnipeg hotel doubles as a meeting space, with versatile venues striking the perfect balance between modern and historic. From the stately architecture of Marlborough Hall to the theatre-style spaces of the connecting Garrick Center, the Marlborough Hotel will banish the boring from your Winnipeg meeting or occasion!

Address

331 Smith St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2G9

Getting there

From the west, proceed east on Portage Avenue to Smith Street. Turn left onto Smith Street and continue half a block north to the Marlborough Hotel.

Fun facts

The Marlborough Hotel is Manitoba’s largest conference hotel.

8 . Greenwood Inn & Suites

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 775 - 9889

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Our No. 8 Winnipeg pick has something special up its sleeve, but that’s nothing compared to what the Canadian city it calls home has in store. With a little help from Greenwood Inn and your newfound friend, the Winnipass, the more you see, the more you save!

Your tour de Winnipeg includes some of Manitoba’s most coveted attractions, including the Assiniboine Park Zoo, the Manitoba Museum, the Royal Canadian Mint and La Musee de Saint-Boniface – all at a generously-discounted price. And when your tour concludes, the Greenwood Getaway Package welcomes you back to the hotel with a hearty feast at Dalton’s Restaurant and Lounge – on the house, of course! You’ve toured Winnipeg’s sights and attractions from dawn to dusk. Now, your well-traveled feet could use a little R and R. Fortunately, Greenwood Inn and Suites has just the fix. A quick dip in the saltwater pool gets your blood pumping once more, while a considerable soak in the hotel whirlpool or a leisurely stint in the steam room erases any lingering pains. You can even enjoy the water’s healing powers in the privacy of your Greenwood Inn Jacuzzi Suite, the perfect end to each day of your Winnipeg romantic getaway!

Address

1715 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0G1

Highlights

Visit Greenwood Inn’s other locations in Calgary, Edmonton and Corner Brook.

Related Onsite Offerings

Complimentary airport transfers, wireless Internet, on-demand movies, mini fridges, coffeemakers, exercise room and select pet-friendly accommodations.

9 . Victoria Inn & Convention Center

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 786 - 4801

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Parents might come for the sights, but it takes more than a centuries-old sculpture or one-of-a-kind painting to impress the kids – or the kid in you – on your Winnipeg family vacation. Fortunately, the Victorian Inn and Convention Center caters to the younger set – and the young at heart!

If a birthday or special occasion brings you to the Victoria Inn’s doors, only a Kids Theme Suite will do! Kids can feel like they’re on safari in the Jungle Suite, get a head start on their future astronaut career in the Space Suite and even trade their toes for a tail in the Underwater Suite. Each Winnipeg theme suite reflects its theme, from wall murals that recreate the solar system to tropical shower curtains that complement the jungle-themed décor. There’s even an adjoining room that caters to your kids’ independent streaks – and lets parents enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet. The true showstopper at the Victoria Inn is unlimited access to its prehistoric attraction: the Dino Beach Waterpark. Here, kids can slip and slide to their heart’s content with a life-like Tyrannosaurus Rex as their swimming companion. Lush tropical blooms dot the pool room walls, a fearsome pterodactyl soars overhead and even the diaper-wearing set can get their splash on atop a scaled-down dinosaur slide.

Address

1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0G3

Related Onsite Offerings

Room service, laundry service, in-room Internet, work centre and fitness centre.

Highlights

If business brings you to Winnipeg, executive suites at Victoria Inn include desks, ergonomic office chairs and spa-quality showers to help you relax between meetings.

10 . Radisson Winnipeg Downtown

Winnipeg, Manitoba

CALL DIRECT: +1 (204) 956 - 0410

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If business brings you to this charming Canadian city, our No. 10 spot is poised to put you up in style. Boasting newly-renovated luxury guestrooms in the heart of Manitoba’s Culture City, the Radisson Winnipeg Downtown is the ideal destination for business – and so much more.

Take the Radisson Winnipeg’s convenient downtown location, toss in nearly 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space and you’ve got a Winnipeg meeting or corporate vacation destined for success. In the event your special occasion requires a bit more space, the Winnipeg Convention Centre is just minutes away. And your Winnipeg vacation is never limited to strictly business when it includes a stay at the Radisson, where free daily shuttles whisk you away to nearby attractions like the historic Forks Market and Exchange District. The onsite eatery, 12 resto bar, is home to impeccable service and fresh continental cuisine. Best of all, this sleek space looks out over the glittering Winnipeg cityscape! The Radisson Winnipeg Downtown plays host to some seriously stylish Canadian accommodations. Appointed from ceiling to carpet in contemporary décor, each guestroom or suite features a Sleep Number Bed dressed in 250-thread-count sheets and cozy feather duvets. Try the all-new Radisson Club Floors, complete with flat screen TVs and complimentary breakfast, for a seriously upgraded stay!

Address

288 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C OB8

Highlights

Take advantage of the Radisson’s free daily shuttles to downtown Winnipeg sights and attractions.

Related Onsite Offerings

Business centre, car rental, laundry service, express check-in, fitness centre, wireless Internet, indoor pool, room service and whirlpool.

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