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“Excellent Rates, resonable rooms, a bit sketchy on the edges.”

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The Marlborough Hotel
Ranked #56 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
Revelstoke, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Rates, resonable rooms, a bit sketchy on the edges.”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I stayed here instead of the Radisson Hotel 1 1/2 blocks away where I was attending a seminar for three days, because the rates were about a third. I was generally fine with everything, but some people might be a bit uncomfortable with the large number of people hanging out for a cigarette or killing time just outside the lobby. It appears that the hotel may have a large number of guests that are low income, perhaps staying for medical appointments. There was the occasionally a drunk or obnoxious person hanging around.

Employees were generally helpful and cheery. They could not supply me with a razor however and there were no stores open in the area in the evening.

The room was ok, nothing special. Security Guard was at lobby most of the time, however that does not inspire confidence in the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for secure business room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2014
Dear RevyAdventure,

Thank you for submitting your comments on your stay. I am glad that you found the hotel sufficient for your time in Winnipeg. We do employe on site security, as do most downtown hotels, to prevent the issues that you mentioned - people outside the hotel who may not be guests of the hotel.

I hope you will stay with us again in the future.

Chris Dubberley
General Manager
The Marlborough Hotel
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Recently came here for a wedding reception. We stayed here because it was in the same hotel as the reception and we received a special wedding rate on the room which was quite reasonable. The rooms are in really rough shaped and not very good. The top floor ballroom is amazing and a great venue for a function. The lobby and just outside the front door has a lot of undesirable people loitering around which isn't appealing.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Travis,
Glad you enjoyed The Skyview Ballroom and I hope you enjoyed the reception. Sorry to hear that your room wasn’t up to standard. We will certainly investigate the room you were in and rectify the problem.

Chris Dubberley
General Manager
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Halifax, Canada
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I am travelling alone this time and choosing budget accommodations. First visiting to Winnipeg so I picked down town budget hotel which were offer free wi-fi and breakfast. Locatıon is good close to most. Breakfast you have three different egg stuff AND one cereal option which is fairly good. free coffee and tea serving. but servers !, unmannerly. Hotel has not been upgraded since WW2 . May be I am tong but feel like that. Room was large and bright but no open window for fresh air. No air con neither refrigerator. Towels and bed sheet was reasonable clean. I sleep well so silence which is good. Bathroom large enough. No bugs or mold I did see.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Managment5680,
Thanks for the comments and I am glad you found our hotel to be a good value with a good selection of free hot served breakfast. I can assure you that the hotel has gone through many changes since WW2. Our rooms are very bright with large windows and our pillow top beds are quite comfortable. We will address your service concerns with our cafe staff and I appreciate you letting me know of your concerns.

Chris Dubberley
General Manager
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Stockholm
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

There are loads of super dodgy people hanging around in the lobby and outside the hotel. It's actually really threatening and scary. Although the room was clean, the hotel itself needs a lot of updates. Wouldn't recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Ljs1387,
I’m sorry that you did not find the surrounding area of the hotel to your liking. Unfortunately we cannot always control the people outside of the hotel. I am glad the room was clean for your stay and I do hope you will reconsider and try us again – maybe on your next visit you can book one of our suites?
Sincerely,
Chris Dubberley
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Yes, the hotel is a little dated and does show its age in a number of areas, however you can tell a lot of effort has been made to provide upgrades to maintain modern amentities avaialble to guests. I was provided a room on the 4th floor - which was explained to me as their executive floor. It was card access only and only accessible to hotel guests on that floor. It was convienient and close to the MTS Centre to see Queen and for the price, it had a bar and restaraunt which made the stay really good. As the hotel does not have a dedicated parkling lot for guests, be prepared to be offered options for parking upon check in. If you have stayed in big US cities, you will see this is somewhat common. For the price, location and what you get, it is more than reasonable and I would definitly stay again.

Room Tip: Free WIFI was a plus and connection was really good.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Robertfly2014,
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on you stay at The Marlborough. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that the location to the MTS Centre met you needs for the Queen concert.

We hope to see you soon for your next visit to Winnipeg.
Sincerely,
Chris Dubberley
General Manager
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Canadian Prairies
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I just stayed here with a group of women when we came to Winnipeg to see Cher. We are in our 30's and 40's, career women, some married, some moms. The location of the hotel is walking distance to the MTS centre so it's very convenient. We have all stayed at some of the nicer hotels in the area, but there seemed to be no standard rooms available at them, just pricier suites. Since we didn't need anything fancy we settled for the Marlbourough. Our plan was to drink and stay out late so we just needed a place close by to crash. We didn't have any problems with either the guests or the people in the area. Our rooms were clean, and the beds were comfortable. There wasn't anything special about the rooms but we weren't coming to Winnipeg to admire a room. We had drinks after the show in the Regal Beagle, nice bar, friendly staff and regulars, fun music. We ate our free breakfast in Joanne's. We were surprised that we could order off the menu. It was a good breakfast that hit the spot. The restaurant was a little busy, probably due to the fact that it was Saturday, but the staff there were friendly and worked hard. Parking cost $10 in the lot one block over. The front desk staff were sure to warn us not to leave anything of value in the vehicles over night, very considerate. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying at this hotel for a quick night it you are catching a show or a game, but it you want to stay longer, I would personally stay in another part of the city. If you want to have a few drinks and not worry about driving anywhere or cab fares, this is very convenient.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Kirbster119,
Thanks for your comments on your visit to The Marlborough. I am glad you had the opportunity to stay with us and enjoy our restaurant and lounge. I hope you enjoyed the concert as well – we certainly did have a number of guests in to see Cher. We may not be fancy but we do take pride in providing excellent service to our guests and a comfortable place to stay.

We hope to see you again for your next concert trip!
Sincerely,
Chris Dubberley
General Manager
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place must house a lot of homeless people cause the crowd of 10-20 people that constantly lauder outside is less than pleasant. They watch your every move, checking you out and make sexual comments. I was there with my parents and husband and my mom and I felt very uncomfortable.

The hotel itself really needs an update. Our room was horrible. If I didn't wear shoes my feet were dirty black and stick to the floor. The air conditioning doesn't work so it was really muggy hot. We got a room with two beds and the beds were tiny! Also be ware of getting stuck in the elevator, when it gets to your floor the door opens super fast and then shuts bringing you back down to the main floor. I really don't think if was worth paying $100 to stay for one night....maybe $50 would be more worth it however the complimentary made to order breakfast made it better.

The restaurant for breakfast was very pretty and the breakfast itself was very good. You only get water or coffee for free though, have to pay $2.50 for a glass of juice.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris D, General Manager at The Marlborough Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear SGeroy,
I can assure you we do not “house a lot of homeless people” but we do have a variety of guests who use our facilities from banquet functions to the hotel itself. I am sorry if some people outside of the hotel made you uncomfortable but we do have on site security to assist with moving unfriendly people from our front door. If your room had an issue our front desk staff will make every effort to find you another room or assist with locating a property more to your liking. Glad you liked the free breakfast.

Sincerely,
Chris Dubberley
General Manager
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Property: The Marlborough Hotel
Address: 331 Smith Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2G9, Canada
Region: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg > Downtown Winnipeg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #56 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Marlborough Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 148
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