Stayed at this hotel in late Feb, 2012.
The Meh: Check-in was fine but only one person was on and handling phone calls and live bodies. Overall it was okay but could’ve been better (more staff). Breakfast was okay, my first trip to the breakfast area resulted in cold eggs but as I went back in they were loading it back up and they were hot - it is what it is.
The very good: The room had two Queens, a good desk area, a dresser with massive drawers (I like that), nice size flat screen, mini fridge and some robes in the closet. Very nice. (see pics). Whoever pushed for good shuttle service should get a raise. This hotel is close to the airport (nice for some) but away from a lot of other things. They can and will shuttle you around. Sure, it takes awhile but in some cases the wait for the shuttle is less than that of a taxi (seriously). The bottom line is you may have to wait a bit for the shuttle, maybe even make a second call to make sure it is coming but it’s great if you’re on a budget and want to save a few $$. It’s a huge plus, I hope they don’t cut back on it to save money.
The not so good: My room overlooked a massive Walmart - no big deal on the view. But after 11:00 p.m. snow removal trucks hit the Walmart parking lot. First they started with small machinery in the tight areas followed by the big plows - the noise stopped at around 4:00 a.m. Obviously this isn’t the fault of the hotel but if you arrive with a lot of snow on the ground you may want to ask for a room opposite of the Walmart side. The front desk staff are hit and miss. As some reviewers have mentioned poor service and others it was very good. I was never treated badly but I think some staff are better than others. This isn’t anything that can’t be fixed via some training etc.
Anyway, I’m giving this a generous 4* as I don’t feel the snow plowing of the Walmart lot for hours was their fault but it drove me nuts. Some reviewers complained of a loud HVAC system - I would’ve loved that over the plow noise. I cranked the fan up on my system in hopes to drown out the sound, no such luck. I’m okay with steady background noise but not plow and stop, plow and stop. Lol
Check this one out as a good and less expensive alternative to the Hilton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Winnipeg is Manitoba’s first Marriott-branded hotel, featuring 126 generously sized guest rooms and suites.Conveniently located in the Polo Park area and a short distance to both Winnipeg International Airport and Winnipeg’s downtown business district area. On site amenities include complimentary breakfast, shuttle service, a 24/7 market, walk-in pool with waterslide and whirlpool, spacious fitness centre, and a business centre. All king and queen suites are equipped with fridge and microwave, as well as a living room area with sofa bed, additional flat screen TV and stereo system, making the Winnipeg hotel the perfect hotel for business and leisure travellers alike. ... more less
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