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“Pleasant stay for 3 nights” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0G1, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
Trenton, Canada
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“Pleasant stay for 3 nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed here in March 2013 with my wife for 3 nights during a move. Hotel experience was pleasant but expensive for the category.

Pros:
- Nice modern hotel
- Free coffee/tea all throughout the day in the lobby
- Excellent hot tub/pool area. Especially for children.

Cons:
- Located right next to a railway line (~200 ft). Fortunately, didn't hear any trains thru the night.
- Construction of expansion and other hotel. But we were informed of this at time of booking.

Would I stay here again? Maybe. In my opinion, it's too pricey for what you get. The hotel offers something comparable to a Hilton Garden Inn or Holiday Inn but is priced like a regular Hilton or Hyatt.

Room Tip: West side of the hotel borders 2 rail lines.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for your honest and constructive feedback, we were all glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The construction will soon be finished, and we can all look forward to serving many more guests, an our new environment
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile


Had a nice stay here. The hotel is fairly new and it's close to the airport and Wal-Mart is right next door. Check in was very fast. The room was clean and I was surprised that they had a bath robe in the closet. This is the first Fairfield to date that I've been to that has robes. Normally I'd see bath robes at a Marriott Hotel or JW not the lower category with the Marriott chain. The room has the typical Fairfield decor. The TV was pretty big and the bathroom was large too. It had a large shower only which I didn't mind coz I rarely have time to take baths anyway.

Internet was fast and the free breakfast was great. Given all the amenities, value and location and great service,I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Good morning Anoini2,

Thank you for your wonderful review and the great pictures that you also added; all of our staff really push to ensure that they go above and beyond our guest expectations, and it is always nice to read when they have succeeded.

Thank you again, and please hurry back to see us soon.

Kind Regards

Guy Hamilton
General Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Good location for a quick business trip into Winnipeg. Located miday between the Airport and Downtown (10 minutes to either location via Hotel Shuttle). A relatively new Fairfield (2 years old), experienced a few minor issues. Be congizent that the room rate can change vary quite a bit between the weekend and weekday (was not told this at check in).

Breakfast is fairly decent and complimentary. Lots of restaurant and shopping options nearby. As with many Winnipeg Hotels there are outlets to "plug in your car" during the winter months if you get a rental so equipped with a battery or engine oil heater (can mean the difference between starting in the early AM or not). The rooms are plain, but decent.

Large, open breakfast area that is usefull to spread out and work later in the day. ATM on site (useful for getting Canadian currency). The "market" or on site pantry has a very limited selection. Without having a restaurant on site, the Hotel is very accommodating with the Shuttle and will take you to many local sights/restaurants.

The hotel borders a rail line so be sure to ask for a room on the other side away from the line. I am a light sleeper and was not disturbed by nightime train traffic, if any occured over several days.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the opposite side away from the rail line
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your concise and useful feedback, we were pleased that we met your expectations, and that you enjoyed your visit to Winnipeg.

Our rates do change from weekend to midweek, depending on business levels, and this should have been made clear at the time of booking, as well as highlighted on your confirmation email; going forward I have reiterated to my staff the importance of making our guests aware of the discounts that they are receiving to avoid possible disappointments.

Many thanks again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Winnipeg soon.

Regards

Guy Hamilton
General Manager
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Booked for an early flight to BC.Hotel is located within 10 minutes to airport. |has all the necessary services, although no restaurant, Breakfast is standard fare. Check-in was quick and professionally handled. very pleasant. Room was clean and ready when we arrived, no problems.
I think the hotel is about 18 month old and it still appears new. Didn't use business center but it looked very good.
Again very close to airport so very convenient

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback Hosman, we were all pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to Winnipeg soon.

Kind Regards

Guy Hamilton
General Manager
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This hotel is a couple of miles from Winnipeg international airport and is easy to drive to, or the hotel shuttle bus can come and collect you within 10mins of you getting into the departures lounge.

Check-in was nice and efficient, with the room key handed over within a couple of minutes. The lobby was clean and tidy, and also housed a couple of PCs, a complimentary tea/coffee station, a small section where you could pick up some nibbles or toiletries.

The double queen room on the 4th floor, and was nice and clean, as was the bathroom. Aside from that, it was a typical hotel room – nothing special. Beds were comfortable and reception handed out a access code for the wifi, so that was complimentary as had a decent speed and stability. The worst thing about the room was the air conditioning – when it was running it was very noisy, and even when you turned it off at the wall, every 20mins or so the unit would burst into life, thrum away for a few minutes and then clunk to a stop.

Breakfast in complimentary and is held just off the back of the lobby. There is a small selection of hot food (boiled/scrambled egg and sausages) a few cereals and some muffins/breads and a machine that would dispense orange/apple juice. It’s all edible, but at the more basic end of what a hotel can offer for breakfast. The dining area is also fairly small and finding a free table can be challenging at times.

There isn’t any option for easting at the hotel other than breakfast, but within a few minutes drive there are a load of strip malls with eateries on them, so this hotel really is just an upscale B&B. The hotel minivan will drop off and pick you up within its 5km radius, and they’ll give you more than enough restaurants to choose from.

The hotel is surrounded on three sides by construction work, and about the only reason there isn’t any going any on the fourth side is that’s where the railway tracks are. This makes for a reasonable amount of noise during the day, and periodically you’ll hear the freight trains going past at night. There are a number of road/rail crossings in Winnipeg so the trains regularly sound their horns, so if you’re a light sleeper, request a room at the front of the hotel. All of the building work also means the access road to the hotel is becoming a bit of a quagmire now the snow in beginning to melt during the day, and it looks as if the construction isn’t going to end any time soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi Windswept_Traveller,

Thank you for your informative and constructive feedback, we were pleased to read that you enjoyed the services that the hotel provides; we try to accommodate the fact that the Fairfield brand is a limited service, lower priced hotel by providing the services that enable our guests to find everything that they need locally, by utilising our 24hr complimentary service shuttle.

Luckily the construction work that is happening, is only a temporary issue, as we are adding further suites to accommodate the demand, and extending the breakfast seating area so that seating is no longer the issue that you highlighted, but the work is unobtrusive and noise is restricted to between 10.00am and 4pm to avoid guest discomfort.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Regards

Guy Hamilton
General Manager
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Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotel is just what the doctor ordered! It has everything you would ever want and need in a hotel stay....beautiful rooms, pool and vacuzzi, laundry room, free hot breakfast, a shuttle that takes you to any place within a 5 mile radius ( I believe). The only thing missing is a restaurant but you can easily get food delivered or get the shuttle to drop you off and pick you up if you wanted to go out for dinner. The staff is friendly, competent and efficient. I would like to give special recognition to Patricia at the reception desk! She truly is an asset to this hotel. I have stayed in many hotels in Winnipeg over the past 10 years, but I have found my new home away from home! Many thanks and keep up the good work!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hi Suzie

Such a great review, thank you! We were all so pleased to read that we could restore your faith in the quality of Winnipeg hotels. Your commenst were read out at our morning meeting, with a special emphasis on thanking Patricia, once again, for her dedication to providing such excellent service.

We look forward to welcoming you "home" again soon!

Regards

Guy Hamilton
General Manager
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Ottawa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for a girls getaway to a Jets game in February 2013. I am an avid traveller and this hotel provided the best service I have ever received! Patricia at the front desk was unbelievably helpful, professional and friendly. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle within 5km of the hotel and will pick you up. It was unbelievable. They accomodated us with an early check in which was very much appreciated. I literally cannot say enough good things about this property. Way to go, you guys truly set the bar in the hotel industry!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fairfieldwinnipeg, General Manager at Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hi Jennifer,

Thank you so much for your incredible review, and thank you for the email you also sent to me highlighting your enjoyment of your stay. Both your email and your review were read out at our morning meeting, and now they take pride of place on our "wall of fame" in our staff canteen, so that everyone can re-read your comments.

We are all very proud of the hotel that we are priviledged to work in and the team with whom we all work, every associate takes a great pride in their work, and we all strive to set the bar higher than any of our competitors; as the saying goes "if you dont look after your guests someone else will".

Hurry back soon!

Kind regards

Guy Hamilton
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Address: 1301 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0G1, Canada
Location: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg > Downtown Winnipeg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg 3*
Number of rooms: 126
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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