River Gate Inn

River Gate Inn

186 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1 Canada

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

5.0
#2 of 4 inns in Winnipeg
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Set in historic Armstrong's Point in downtown Winnipeg, the River Gate Inn provides a quaint and quiet retreat in a beautiful park like setting, overlooking the Assiniboine River. Enjoy the heated swimming pool in the summer and a drink by the fire in the Fireside Room in the winter.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Quaint

Location

186 West Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2E1 Canada
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 63 out of 100
63
Winnipeg Airport
30Reviews2Q+A10Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 27
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
TMT_1979 wrote a review Jan 2013
Kenora, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I felt compelled to share my experience as some of the reviews on this website are not accurate. My 4 year old daughter and I stayed at the River Gate Inn last night (Jan.21,2013). We arrived around 8pm and were greeted with a warm welcome. My daughter was treated exceptionally well and we were given the larger of the rooms to accommodate her energy! Being winter and -40 I should have plugged in my car but did not. My keys were quickly retrieved, my car was moved and plugged in for me with easy access in the morning so my daughter wouldn't get cold. Breakfast was good and after some conversation and another booking for the end of February we were on our way home. I am anxiously awaiting summer for another stay so that we can enjoy the pool. Overall the River Gate Inn is a beautiful place and I found both Mavis and Bob to be wonderful people with great experiences. I am looking forward to my stay in February!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mickey M wrote a review Sep 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom186 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed in this hotel on our final night in Winnipeg. The rooms had lots of character as did the guests lounges, breakfast room and conservatory with some really old fashioned furniture. Bedrooms were well accommodated with extras provided. The hotel has lovely private grounds with views of the Assiniboine River at the rear. Although not in central Winnipeg this is a quiet residential area it is only a 40 minute walk to Downtown Winnipeg.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room at the back with views of the river
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
DKTravler wrote a review Aug 2016
Vancouver324 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a first class B & B. The owners are not "in your face" ( A plus for us).
The food & room were great. The location is in a posh neighborhood. There are few rooms ...library, solarium etc which are very comfortable as well.

The mansion is full of old world charm.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hailes01 wrote a review Jan 2013
Halifax, Canada27 contributions41 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first experience with a B&B and i was a bit hesitant. I have to say that although my stay was not terrible I will be sticking to hotels from now on. I felt as though i was in someones home unwelcomed.
The house is gorgeous although I will admit...a bit spooky too..lol. As soon as we parked in the driveway we were greeted by, you cant park there...you have to park over here. I thought a friendly "hi, welcome" would have been a better first meeting that then being "barked" at.
After moving the car and entering the home taking our shoes off we were instantly lead on a "tour" with the "rules" of the house. We stayed for a total of three nights. On our second night we were unexpectantly late getting in so in the morning we decided to sleep in a bit. Well....it was made very clear that missing breakfast without letting them know is a definite no, no. While I will admit I can definitely understand why knowing ahead would be beneficial, sometimes things happen and i didn't think waking her up at 3am to inform her we would be missing breakfast would be appreciated.
Overall.....the room was nice and specious (we stayed in the largest room), the grounds were gorgeous (despite the brutal musquitos), the house is in a great location and despite the rules and barking, Michelle had her friendly moments and I am sure is a nice person overall.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Mavis H, Owner at River Gate Inn
Responded Jan 21, 2013
Unfortunately, this review, though just recently posted is vastly out dated. The same Michelle who is cited in this narrative, sold the Inn in late summer of 2010 and has had no involvement since. It is currently under new management. We did not host guests from Halifax for a three day stay in June of 2012. While this review reverberates with other historical reviews that date prior to current ownership of the Inn; it is in fact, not accurate. We welcome any feedback from our own guests who, unfailingly, revel in the hospitality at the River Gate Inn. Mavis Heinrichs
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
CanadaHawk wrote a review Sep 2015
Bergerac City, France84 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a little worried that the River Gate Inn would not live up to its reputation but we were not disappointed! It is a lovely house in a beautiful treed street within walking distance of good restaurants. Bob and Mavis are very helpful and gracious hosts. Our room and bathroom were spacious, immaculately clean and met all our needs. We enjoyed the many little extras such as juices, tea, coffee and chocolates. Breakfast is prepared according to your own choice and there is plenty to eat.
We would definitely return to the River Gate and can highly recommend it. Thanks Bob and Mavis.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
SKItheEAST14 wrote a review Mar 2014
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited this past week and just wanted to say how great my experience was there. I have stayed at many B&B's and this is one of the best. The house is beautiful, the breakfast is delicious, and the beds are very comfortable. The Inn is run by a great family who is very accommodating. The location could not have been better with easy access to downtown and walking access to the River Trail. Hopefully I find myself in Winnipeg again and can return to this Inn.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
NettaS2013 wrote a review Aug 2013
Little Rock, Arkansas3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
By far the very best b&b my husband and I have ever stayed in. Beautiful home, wonderful landscaping. The owners were lovely, friendly people looking out for our every need. We were allowed to have our family and friends from Winnipeg over to share in the beauty of this old mansion. Bob even served us coffee on the deck ine afternoon whilecwe had visitors. Everything is nice and classy, silver appointments, nice linens, wonderful breakfasts cooked by Mavis. Just can't say enough nice things about this family that is opening their home to travelers! Beds were comfy, air conditioning in the rooms, heated pool, lots of room indoors and out. We will be staying here the next time we visit.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 2 is a beautiful room with a beatiful large private bath with jacuzzi tub.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Tracy154913 wrote a review Jul 2013
Calgary, Canada8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were born and raised in Winnipeg but moved to Calgary 12 years ago. When we come back to Winnipeg, we usually stay in a hotel, but we thought this time we would try a B&B. We have stayed in many B&B's when we travel and I have to say, this was the BEST B&B we have ever stayed in. First, the owners Mavis & Bob are amazing. We made a couple of special requests and they were accommodated with no questions asked. The B&B itself it truly a hidden gem. When we pulled up in the driveway, our first words were "WOW", and the inside didn't disappoint. It is an immaculate mansion in one of the most prestigous areas of Winnipeg. The grounds are amazing and so well kept. The pool was so inviting although we did not have a chance to actually take a swim. They have little bistro tables set up outside where you can enjoy a nice cool beverage in the evening with flowers on each one. The back yard backs on to the river so the views are amazing. We stayed at the B&B for 3 nights. Our first 2 nights were spent in room 3 which I would "highly" recommend if you are planning a stay here. The room is so spacious. You really feel like you are staying in a mansion in this room. The bed was so comfortable and looked so inviting when you enter the room. The room itself has every convenience that you would want, and many "above and beyond" touches that I was truly appreciative of. A few of those were a water cooler in the room, a mini fridge in the room which was fully stocked with juice, pop, sparking waters, robes and slippers in the huge walk in closet, a telephone in the room with free long distance in Canada, wifi in the room, water glasses, wine glasses a corkscrew and chocolates (replaced daily). This room has an ensuite bathroom with an amazing shower head for one of the best showers we have had. It also has a jacuzzi tub for those who just need a little relaxation before heading into the bed. Mavis is the "chef" of the Inn and the breakfasts were so delicious. While Mavis was cooking, Bob is right there filling your coffee cup, making sure all of your needs are being met, taking the time to talk and get to know the guests while at the same time not being intrusive in the huge dining room. There was always fresh fruit and muffins available at all times in the dining room. All in all, you just can't ask for anything better in a B&B. The additional space that guests have access to is a huge sitting/family room filled with lots of wonderful furniture, and a huge sun porch which is a great place to hang out in the evening. Sadly, we had to change rooms for our last night as the room had already been previously booked when I made our reservation. We were moved to room 4 which was still lovely, but not anywhere close to being as beautiful as room 3. We have decided that whenever we visit Winnipeg, this is going to be our "home away from home"! Truly a wonderful experience.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 3 is the room to request. It is truly amazing.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
PrincessAndBear wrote a review May 2013
Sydney65 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bear and I traveled Canada staying in a variety of B&Bs. We chose this one based on the location and look. We were hesitant at first because of some of the bad reviews, however later found out that these were historical and relate to the past owners.

The house is beautiful and has a pool. The river is nearby and it is a lovely area to walk in. The location is good and we walked everywhere we went.

Mavis and Bob were so accommodating, kind and caring. They made a variety of suggestions for local attractions that we visited. They helped us do our clothes washing in their machines. My husband was quite unwell with a flu during our stay, they allowed us a late checkout and dropped us to the train station.

The food was excellent. Mavis cooked some sort of traditional dish which was very exciting. I have food sensitivities and these were wholly accommodated. If you have dietary preferences it is important to tell them when you book in.

I could understand how some reviewers may find Mavis a bit cold at first but once you break the ice she is a wealth of information on life in Canada. Bob is one of the most friendly people on earth. I am sure that you could have a very private or very engaged stay depending on what you prefer.

They even sent us a Christmas Card six months later :). I am sure if we returned to Winnipeg we would surely stay here.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Catharine P wrote a review Aug 2012
Vancouver97 contributions45 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really can't think of a single negative thing to say about this place. We loved it! The home itself is a gorgeous character mansion, really, in a beautiful tree-lined neighbourhood of historic homes. We had the #3 room for 2 nights and it had its own ensuite. The room was large, the bed comfortable and the entire home is very clean. Unlike some historic B&B's, which are cluttered with knickknacks, doilies, and the like, the River Gate Inn is beautifully decorated, with a few choice pieces of furniture. The overall feeling is simple and elegant yet comfortable.

The hosts were lovely, and the breakfast in their gorgeous dining room was wonderful. The grounds are nice as well with the home set on the banks of the river. We didn't use it but there is a nice looking pool in the backyard.

The location was perfect - within a 20 minute drive to the airport and within a few minutes drive to restaurants. We're not in Winnipeg often but when we are, we will certainly be staying here again.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We prefer having our own bathroom and the #3 room has its own ensuite. It also has a lovely view...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
CanuckTravellers02 asked a question May 2016
Paris, France85 contributions33 helpful votes
Does the queen room have a private ensuite bathroom?
Mickey M wrote a tip Sep 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom186 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room at the back with views of the river"
Read full review
Deborah P wrote a tip Sep 2015
Castlegar, Canada150 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are very few rooms but try to get one that looks over the river. It's just so pretty."
Read full review
Arik wrote a tip Jun 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel481 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"try and go for the big room."
Read full review
jefATL wrote a tip May 2015
ATLANTA20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just let the hosts know what you like and they will try to accommodate you."
Read full review
Haley S wrote a tip Jul 2014
Regina, Canada12 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe not walking distance from everything, but definitely a short drive."
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Winnipeg area.
ALSO KNOWN AS
river gate hotel winnipeg
LOCATION
CanadaManitobaWinnipeg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

River Gate Inn - Reviews & Photos

Frequently Asked Questions about River Gate Inn
Which popular attractions are close to River Gate Inn?
Nearby attractions include Aschenti Cocoa (0.5 km), Selim's Antiques (0.5 km), and Munson Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Gate Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at River Gate Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at River Gate Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Gate Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saperavi, Beaurivage Bistro, and Kristina's On Corydon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Gate Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to River Gate Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Forks National Historic Site (2.5 km), Fort Gibraltar (3.4 km), and Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum (2.6 km).
All Winnipeg HotelsWinnipeg Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in WinnipegHotels near River Gate Inn
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars