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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Winnipeg West

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I found the hotel to be clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. The hotel members of staff were nice and helpful. New digital TV box was installed while I was there, making more TV stations available for viewing. They have a restaurant, and a chinese restaurant is just directly in front of the hotel. Well, if you are into KFC or Burger King, they’re just about 2 mins walk/a block down the hotel. Polo park shopping mall is few miles to the hotel, if you don’t drive the bus fare is $2.50 only (2013) to the polo park shopping mall. The wifi signal was not great in the room I was, which they said they would work on.

The room was well kept clean and the beds were comfortable to sleep on, staff were friendly and down to earth, loved the restaurant and the breakfast special was great, filled me up. So the whole stay was great and i woke up feeling refreshed, also the location was great, near places to go shopping!

We stayed three nights at the Howard Johnson in west Winnipeg. The hotel was passable but slightly run down, paint poor, woodwork poor. The room was clean, nice linen and towels. A couple of bulbs did not work in the lamps. I would stay again.

The room was disgusting, smelled like urine, was afraid to touch or sit on the furniture for all the stains and dirt on them. Barely put my bag down and decided to check out faster than I checked in. I did not stay.

It was very hot in Winnipeg and we were anxious to get to our motel for some air conditioned relief. In the heat wave, our room never got below 85 degrees and it was humid also. We asked for a different room but we never moved since that room did not get cool either. We went to Walmart and bought a fan so we could sleep better. Several things were out of order or broken as well-the ice machine, the deadbolt lock, the jacuzzi.

The location of the hotel was good...the internet never worked in our room, the toilet overflowed, the spa wasn't working, the exercise room was non-existent...the best part of our stay was the $3.99 breakfast. The housekeeping service was friendly and helpful. Amenities were not as advertised. Price wasn't reasonable for what we got.

3740 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Unicity Mall is a short stroll from Howard Johnson Express Inn - Winnipeg West, and other popular attractions like Historical Museum of St. James - Assiniboia are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 43-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Red River Exhibition Park and Living Prairie Museum are also nearby.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 1 PM.


The 43 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including MP3 docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Howard Johnson Express Inn - Winnipeg West offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include a TV in a common area and an ATM.

Room options

Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Ground Floor

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4