A convenient location near the airport, Murray Industrial Park and Grace General Hospital, as well as an extra-large 9,000 square foot conference centre, plus free high speed wi-fi internet access and a 24-hour business centre would lead most observers to think the Holiday Inn, Winnipeg-Airport West is strictly a place for business travellers to rest their weary heads.
A closer look, however, shows this splendid hotel has much more to offer. Families on vacation love the facilities on offer in the hotel itself, as well as the proximity to some of Winnipeg’s most popular tourist attractions. The kids adore the hotel’s Holidome, an indoor leisure centre complete with kiddie’s pool, indoor salt water pool, a supervised Children’s Creative Centre and the three-storey Pirates Cove Playland. On a sunny day, the whole family can enjoy the nearby Assiniboine Park and Zoo. If it’s raining, there’s always the Polo Park Shopping Centre. Hotel guests also appreciate the free shuttle service to and from Winnipeg Airport, and for those that bring their own transport, there’s climate controlled underground car parking, free to all hotel residents.
About the Area
Winnipeg offers more hours of sunshine per annum than any other city in Canada. As such, the hotel is perfectly placed for visitors to enjoy some of the many outdoor attractions on offer throughout the year. Not least of these is the Red River Exhibition Park, just a five-minute drive from the hotel.
Here, the largest annual fair in Manitoba runs for 10 days every June, attracting more than 200,000 visitors each year. It’s also host to outdoor concerts, an annual Spring Craft Show, Farmers Market and a fabulous Winter Wonderland.
For those more inclined to indoor activities and entertainment, the Winnipeg Concert Hall and MTS Centre are both within easy reach of the Airport Holiday Inn.
About the Rooms
Each of the hotel’s 226 rooms offers a 25-inch television, work desk with ergonomic chair, and a mini fridge and coffee maker as standard. For extra comfort, every room has an individually controlled air conditioning system. The majority of the rooms are designated non-smoking.
There are 18 extra-spacious suites available at this Holiday Inn, complete with queen size sofa beds and a large, separate seating area. The family-size Kid Suites stay with the Treasure Island theme and include bunk beds, microwave oven and refrigerator.
After the kids have spent the day splashing around in the pool, or worn themselves out shooting the shipboard cannon and getting showered with balls from the volcano/ball dumpster–all of which can be done in the Pirates Cove facility in the Holidome–isn’t it nice to know that they can join up with the rest of the family for a hearty dinner in the hotel’s full service Bell Bottom’s Restaurant?
What’s more, if the kids are under the age of 12, they get to eat absolutely free! Room service is also available at this Holiday Inn, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. And then, when it’s time for the adults to relax, they can make their way to the hotel’s S.O.S. Lounge, to enjoy their favorite beverage or a specialty coffee while enjoying the views.