Review: The Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg International Airport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
There are fabulous airport hotels and then there are airport hotels that exist just for functionality. This particular location fit into that the latter category. A convenient airport hotel isn’t always a bad thing, but a stay at a property like this values convenience over a luxurious stay full of amenities. As our flight had us arriving late to the airport, we opted for a convenient overnight here, prior to our onward travels the next morning.
This post is one chapter on our trip to Kenora, Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada. This trip allowed us to earn through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy). For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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Read more from this trip:
- Introduction: Kenora Lake of the Woods via Air Canada Business Class
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Vancouver Domestic
- Air Canada Business Class: Vancouver – Winnipeg
- Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport, Manitoba, Canada
- Kenora, Lake of The Woods, Ontario, Canada
- Best Western Lakeside Inn, Kenora, Ontario Canada
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Winnipeg International Airport
- Air Canada Business Class: Winnipeg – Vancouver
Hotel Review: The Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg John Richardson International Airport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
This is a review of The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport. For a review of the other Winnipeg Airport Hotel, please see our review of the Courtyard Winnipeg International Airport.
Booking and Getting there:
The Four Points Sheraton used to be the only airport hotel that is immediately on the property of the Winnipeg Airport. The hotel has now been joined by the Courtyard Marriott Winnipeg Airport and an independent “Hotel Grand”. The Four Points Sheraton used to be immediately across the street in front of the old Winnipeg airport terminal, but that old terminal has now been completely demolished.
Today, it’s a short roll through the underground parkade which is much more pleasant in August, than it was in freezing February the last time I was here.
Our rate today was a simple $125 CAD ($98 USD) paid rate, which was pretty reasonable for an airport hotel that is almost directly attached to the airport.
Arriving to The Four Points Sheraton:
In the lobby, our check in was handled promptly. As SPG Golds, we were offered a late check out without any prompting. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed on arrival. After check in, we ended up walking back to the terminal for a late night snack from Tim Horton’s.
The Room: A King, Traditional
We led ourselves up to our assigned room. We had no real SPG Gold upgrade provided tonight other than a soft upgrade to a nicer room, although we did get an airside view.
Our assigned room this time around was not as nice as on our last visit. It was a standard Four Points variety with the reds and beiges that were used in their decor
The room was a little contemporary brown but surely sufficient and convenient for an airport night.
The room did feature a microwave and a small fridge. These were in an open counter space area and were not enclosed in cabinetry like in some other properties.
The bathroom had a single vanity, which was about “as expected” for a Four Points brand.
It was a relief to have the free water. However, only one bottle was provided for the dry prairies.
Despite being an airport hotel, the sleep experience was really good. The bed was nice and comfortable and quiet unlike most airport hotels. There was minimal aircraft noise, which is great for an airport hotel. There was also reasonably good soundproofing, with most aircraft visiting here being quieter narrow body aircraft and a runway situated far away from the hotel itself.
Room with a View:
We had an airside view from the room. The passage way here used to connect to the old Winnipeg airport. The view is of airport apron dead space so I wouldn’t expect too much in the way of interesting airplane views.
My Thoughts on our stay at The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg Airport:
Overall, you can’t beat the convenience of this property. I like the fact that you can walk to and from the airport it without waiting for a shuttle van and the fact that it’s only 5 minutes from the door of the arrivals hall. This means no waiting. Ever. The rooms seem to be a bit of a mixed bag, with some floors offering newer fixtures and fittings compared to others. It’s a bit of luck of the draw to get the newer rooms. The prices are also reasonable.
Despite this, the property has now been eclipsed by the newer and fresher Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport that is also nearby and within walking distance. If I had to chose between the two, it’s easily the Courtyard, thanks to newer and fresher rooms, larger gym and better views.
This property is now operating as The Lakeview Signature Collection by Wyndham and was de-flagged by The Four Points by Sheraton in Spring 2020.