Hey guys. I'm going to Winnipeg for the first time next month. I'm going to see a concert at the MTS Centre in the center of downtown. I realize Winnipeg isn't really a tourist destination. So I don't know what to expect during my trip.
I'm in the process of booking a hotel for my 3-night stay in Winnipeg. I'm looking into various hotels located in the downtown area. Right now, it's a tossup between the Radisson, the Delta, and Place Louis Riel.
However, when I started reading Tripadvisor reviews on these hotels, I've noticed many Tripadvisor members commenting on how downtown Winnipeg is "seedy" and "sketchy" at night. They were even told by hotel staff not venture out alone during late-night hours. In fact, I've heard all around the internet how conditions in Winnipeg aren't that great.
Is downtown Winnipeg really seedy and sketchy at night? Is the downtown area really as "bad" as people say it is?
If that is truly the case, I'll probably stay at the Radisson, which is only a block and half from the MTS Centre. However, the Place Louis Riel and the Delta are much more affordable for me.
Truthfully, I've been to Edmonton, and I have friends who live in Calgary. And both seem to be decent cities. So I don't see how Winnipeg could be any different from any other Canadian Prairie city.