Was in Winnipeg for Easter, and there was one night I had to be downtown, so I booked a night here to give it a shot. I had lived in Winnipeg years ago, and was always curious to try.
Check-in/Check-out; very quick. All staff were cheerful and helpful.
Location; The Forks is a quieter area with shops, local artists have some stalls, and there is some dining. The hotel is right next to what will be the Museum of Human rights, which apparently opens 2014? (We'll see...) There is a kid's museum right next door, which was packed with happy families. It's also near(ish) to the Exchange district, which seems to have changed a bit for the better the last 7 years since I lived in Winnipeg. (Still doubt I'd wander around The Exchange alone at night).
The room; The room was very clean, I was in room 434 which in winter offers an amazing view, in summer it would be partially obstructed by trees (albeit nice ones). This room was very quiet. The bathroom and main part of room are fairly large, so two would still be very comfortable and not too crowded. The mattress needs to be replaced.
Decor; I just don't get what look they were going for. It's not unpleasant, it just feels 'scattered'.
I dined at The Current, their restaurant, and had the Chef's feature menu dinner (Garden salad, "Lamb Two Ways", and the Sugar and Spice Bundt Cake). The service, salad and lamb were absolutely perfect. The dessert was a bland dry let-down.
I tried the in-room-dining, and ordered coffee and another desert, the Caramel Pretzel Tart, which was also a let down. It was WAY WAY WAY too salty. And I LOVE salted Caramel. Breakfast would have been perfect but the garnish was old and gross, and the coffee pot was missing it's bottom.
I do plan on staying there again when in town to visit relatives if I can get a good deal. Any of the issues above were pretty minor when factoring in the area, the deal I got, and friendly staff.