We booked here because the price was right, and the location was an easy walk to The Forks.
Upon taking that walk to The Forks, we figured out that the hotel is in a marginally sketchy neighbourhood. We didn't feel unsafe, but there were a lot of panhandlers in the area. We parked as close to the building as we could and ensured our car was in a well lit spot. My husband had to go out to the car at around 8:30 p.m. and there was an inebriated individual dancing in front of the hotel for tips.....
I either missed or it wasn't mentioned that there is a $15 parking fee. Not a huge deal in the scheme of things, but it would have been nice to know.
The corridor we were on looked new enough, but did have a somewhat musty smell. Our room was a good size with access to a balcony, which we didn't use but might have if we were staying more than one night. There were a fridge and microwave in the room, which again would have been handy if it wasn't just an overnight for us.
The bed, linens and pillows were all very comfortable. The bathroom, however, was one of the tiniest hotel bathrooms I've been in. There is adequate area in the room that the bathroom could be even a foot larger in each direction with no consequence to room size. The hand towels were fine, but the bath towels were extremely worn, thin and scratchy.
There was adequate hot water and the a/c unit worked well.
I read good reviews of the free breakfast, but I was personally not overly impressed. It started at 7 a.m., we were down there by 7:30 and it wasn't at all crowded, but several of the food items already needed refilling. I had a few hashbrowns and a couple sausages. The scrambled eggs were the carton variety, which is fine, but not my preference. There were also supposedly cheese omelets, but the chafing dish was empty when we went through the line. The hashbrowns were fine, but the sausages were barely luke warm, greasy and not completely cooked through. My husband made a waffle, but the batter was so thin it was essentially crispy air. When we were leaving, they were refilling the scrambled eggs (which weren't as low as many other items) and the hashbrowns, but too late for us. I've had much better free breakfasts in hotels that didn't have a restaurant.
All in all, it was clean, the bed was comfortable, and we heard absolutely no noise from the hallway or outside, so we had a good sleep. However, given the neighbourhood, parking fee and sub-par breakfast, we will try somewhere else when in Winnipeg again. less
AmandaJanz, General Manager at Best Western Plus Downtown Winnipeg, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry we were not able to provide you with a better quality of service. It is our goal at to make you feel at home and provide excellent service. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we take your comments as opportunity to learn how to improve. We hope you will come back and stay with us again