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“Good hotel, a couple of quirks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park

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Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1740 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0B3, Canada (St. James Industrial)   |  
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“Good hotel, a couple of quirks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

When I arrived, I was greeted by a friendly and helpful front desk staff. They told me that the hotel had been redone about 6 months ago and, indeed, everything looked new. The room was done in a currently trendy chocolate brown and mint green color scheme. The king bed was reasonably comfortable. The bathroom was rather small and had only a shower (no tub). The TV was fixed to the wall directly in front of the bed and could not be swiveled so it was not as convenient to watch from the chair. There was a good selection of cable channels along with American and Canadian network channels, but nothing was in hi-def.

The room was a connecting room and, unfortunately, the connecting door allowed a lot of sound egress from the next room even though it was shut and locked. Conversations from next door could be clearly heard. Fortunately, the HVAC unit allowed you to run the fan continuously so that helped drown out some of the noise.

My room was towards the end of the corridor and the wireless internet connection was hit-or-miss (this was confirmed by the front desk as normal). When it did connect, the speed was outstanding, measuring 10+ Mbs even in the evenings.

Since it was winter and cold out, I stayed in and had a couple of dinners in the hotel's restaurant, which were actually pretty good and a reasonable value. The breakfast buffet was just OK, however, being a little expensive for what you got and they seemed to have difficulty keeping the hot side of the buffet at a proper serving temperature.

The quirks aside, this was a pretty good property and I would have no problem staying here again if my travels should bring me back to the area.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DMBruzell, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear 4959Keeton, We were pleased to read that you enjoyed the cleanliness and convenience of our hotel! It is our goal to meet our guests’ expectations and we are glad to hear that for the most part we were able to do that. I can assure you that we will look into the internet access in our room near the end of the hall to ensure that every guest room is receiving the best possible access. As for the noise due to connecting door, I'm not sure what can be done, but will make every effort to work with our maintenance dept. to see if we can lessen the noise. We do thank you for taking the time to comment on our new Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park hotel, and we look forward to having seeing you again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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las vegas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

There were no problems - food was great, the room was clean and beds were nice.
The service was great and friendly, parking was great.
Really enjoyed this hotel and the stay, good price, shower was relaxing.
The pool was clean and nice size, the pictures are real not fake like alot of hotels.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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DMBruzell, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear erin b, thank you very much for the kinds words. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having stay with the next time your travels bring to Winnipeg
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Rankin Inlet, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend in November. Really enjoyed this hotel. While I was quite busy all weekend and didn't spend much time in the hotel, I really liked what I saw. The rooms were very modern and comfortable. King bed was great. Pool area looked quite nice but didn't get time to use it.

Not a great location for walkers so better to have a car or take taxis. We had a rental car so it wasn't an issue. Lots of parking which was a relief (last time we stayed at the airport Hilton we had a hard time finding a spot). Hotel is right between the airport and Polo Park Shopping Centre.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DMBruzell, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Andrew C Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review of our Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park. The best compliment that we can possibly receive is that our guests say that they will return and choose our hotel the next time thier travels brings them to Winnipeg. We do hope that you will have time to enjoy our many great amenities and service on your next stay. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel for any of your future visits to our great city.Thank you again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I stay 3 days for work at the Holiday Inn Polo Park. The accommodations are really nice, my room had a 2 queen size bedroom, and all the furniture are up to date: chocolate desk, Grey wall, green and grey floor.. The pressure of the water in the shower and the heat are perfect, Employees are really friendly and ready to help you. The pool is not the biggest ever seen but it's enough to swim, there is a bathtub into the pool area and the gym have the necessary machines. The hotel food from the restaurant (a la carte) wasn't what I expected for, but we eat there 2 times a day (buffet) for our convention and it was correct.

The wifi internet is really good, except for the basement where the connection isn't working really well (in the other convention room), but overall is was perfect.

The hotel is close to restaurants, the Polo Park a shopping Center and the movie theater. The shuttle will be able to bring you near the hotel as you need (Polo Park is one of them).

Going to stay there if I need to come back in Winnipeg!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DMBruzell, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Francess24, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you very much for your kind words, everyone here at the hotel appreciates knowing that they have done their job in providing a memorable stay for each and every guest, and it is especially gratify to have our guest take time out their busy day to let us know we have done our job. We look forward to welcoming you back to Winnipeg and our hotel. Thank you again.
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Winnipeg
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This Holiday Inn is located so close to the Winnipeg Intl. (YWG) airport and being new it justifiably deserves a few comments, compliments and recommendations.
First impression: Über-modern, clean, interesting & inviting, felt homey with the large electronic, flat screen-style fireplace and daily newspapers at your finger tips, and there is an open, un-obstructed view of the entire floor. Staff is courteous, attentive and friendly. Being a priority club member the check-in was quick and simple.
The hotel facility has a restaurant (regular menu in the evenings and a morning buffet-style), a lounge with fairly large screen TVs, a few booths have cable TV to watch while you eat, an adequate sized bar, and an area to socialize and play Xbox games. The manager later said this is called the HUB, which is one of a few style HI hotel facilities in Canada. Awesome!
What was really nice about this hotel is that it has a steam and shower room, a Jacuzzi and a pool. The pool has a water fountain for children and the pool itself is no deeper than 1 meter. The pool is great for kids to play in but not so good if you want to do lap swimming. Only thing missing is a slide. My interest was in the steam/shower room and jacuzzi! We found it all relaxing and wonderful. One other perk I checked out was the fitness center which can be found close to the steam/shower room. Though small and with the usual fitness equipment I doubt a hotel this large would require anything more. Kudos for trying to attract healthy living life-style clientele.
Our room was clean, warm, very comfortable and everything a traveler (business or family) would come to expect – and more! I asked for an average room and it came with an über comfortable queen-sized bed and a few regular pillows and a few soft pillows for added comfort. I particularly liked the new, flat screen (HD) TV, low noise mini-fridge (aww, no mini-liquor bottles or canned beer!), and it did have a mini-coffee maker with bottled water. Also, there was a lot of space to walk around the room. This HI hotel I’ve stayed at that uses an rfid (card) access control system on very sturdy, very solid doors. Though there is no hidden safe in the room for passports, wallets, jewelry, etc… I figure the only people to access your room are the chambermaid(s)/housekeeping staff and management. So as safety and security goes, we felt pretty safe. But if something does go missing they are likely the culprits! The HI mgmt. & staff were never far away to asked you if everything was okay – so eager, friendly and courteous!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DMBruzell, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Dear Value Priority Club Guest, Thank you for being our PCR guest and for your kind words, they are much appreciated. As you mentioned we are a new hotel, with new staff that has been working very hard to ensure that every guest has a memorable stay. We are glad to hear that you took advantage of all our hotel has to offer, from the Hub Restaurant to the Fitenss center and Steam room. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

I reviewed this hotel on priority club and should of listened to the reviews. This hotel is refurbished with thin walls and loud doors. It was not uncommon to hear the neighbours on phones or other conversation. The front desk staff are with out wisdom and stumped on the most basic questions. Although the hotel presents well my room was out even a chair to sit on. As a frequent traveller I will not be back nor will I recommend to our co-workers.
Business travels be aware. Better comfortable options near by although the restaurant was decent with excellent service.
I dont expect to be pampered but I do expect a quiet room and a chair to relax on. This hotel does not provide.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear sunclencher,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. I am pleased that our restaurant service and quality exceeded your expectations. Please accept my sincere apology for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay and if your stay was negatively affected by the noise and chair in room. We constantly strive to provide an environment of comfort and value to our guests, therefore, we are sincerely concerned when we fall short of your expectations. We have taken note of your valuable comments and will use these to monitor and improve the quality of services we offer to our guests.

We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Krysllin G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed here before flying to Mexico. A new facility which still needs to iron out some issues.
Great room, clean and neat. Food services anything but adequte. Airport service, but no one specific doing the job so whever is available, is called on, therefore not sure what to do. They
are sure to learn as there time of operation increases.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DMBruzell, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Dueck67,
Thank you for the very kind words and the vote of confidence. Please know that we are working hard to get it right to meet and exceed all guest expectations. We do have a dedicated shuttle drive that runs our shuttle from 5am- 11pm weekdays and as needed for Saturday and Sunday. I apologize if we seemed to be just a little disorganized during your stay. Your comments will go a long way to help us build a great team. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to Winnipeg.
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Address: 1740 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0B3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg > St. James Industrial
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Winnipeg
#14 Business Hotel in Winnipeg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport - Polo Park 3*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Winnipeg’s New Holiday Inn, we are Winnipeg’s most technologically advanced hotel, offering all our guests up to 250MB of download speed & FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET Access. True Hi-Definition channels and movies in every room; The Hub at Holiday Inn offers many tech-savvy fun attractions to keep your stay interactive. Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park is within walking distance of many favorite restaurants and bars and Winnipeg’s largest shopping complex, Polo Park Shopping Centre. For those guests that prefer to “Dine In”, our Hub provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as Mixology Drinks that will tantalize your taste buds. Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park provides our guests a State of the Art Fitness Center and a beautiful steam room. The Rainforest Splash Park is a colorful interactive waterpark experience that will have children smiling their entire stay. With 15,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, all fully equipped with hi-tech peripherals to keep your attendees captivated. From our Guest Service to our Banquet and Catering Team , our members bring years of experience and will ensure all events are executed to your specifications and expectations. ... more   less 
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