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Explorer Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Yellowknife
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

clean, good beds, good sized rooms, quiet. it was a great place to stay while seeing yellowknife, close to everything, free parking and wifi. Pet friendly with an additional charge, good food on-site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Yellowknife for a week to see the aurora, with 5 nights at the Explorer, and a couple of nights away in the middle of our stay. We appreciated the good service from the airport shuttle, even coming to collect us from a charter company away from the usual terminal on our return from the nights away. The... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

West Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights in March. Prompt check-in & check-out. Very friendly Front Receptionist who granted us late check-out till 2 pm knowing our flight was at 3:15 pm. Comfortable bed but pillows were too high. Would be nice if they could offer two high & two low pillows, instead of four high ones. Internet was fast enough. Have a... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We're happy you enjoyed our accommodations and convenient location. We strive to provide a comfortable environment for our guests and we're delighted to hear we did just that. Until next time, Karl H. Schaefers More

Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel room is clean and with all the usual amenities you expect from a good hotel. Service is all good. We left very early at 4am and they have coffee and muffins in the lobby so that we do not have to starve going to the airport.

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overnighted here in both directions for 1 night each way. Free shuttle to the hotel from the airport and a short 5 min trip was a nice start. The hotel and restaurant are in very good shape and the night club is excellent. The staff where extremely polite and very helpful. It is a short 2 blks walk to downtown,... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you enjoyed your time at the Explorer Hotel. We're happy you enjoyed our location, on-site amenities and spacious guestrooms. We hope to welcome you back again soon, whether traveling for business or leisure. Kind regards, Karl H. Schaefers More

Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the Explorer which was booked for us by North Star Adventures. The beds were very comfortable for a good night sleep. We had great breakfasts every morning at Traders Grill in the hotel. The have a great variety of breakfast selections. We also had a delightful dinner one evening. The staff was very helpful and also allowed... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

Ikaluktutiak, Nunavut, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here one night while in transit to Vancouver Island. I can't comment on the restaurant as it was valentines and no seating was available, the hotel did advise that room service was definitely still available. Rooms were comfortable and perfect for our family of five. Courtesy shuttle available both to and from the airport. Will stay here again... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us . All the best and we look forward to being your hotel of choice when in Yellowknife. Regards Karl H Schaefers More

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there overnight for a business function in Yellowknife. It was clean, the staff were very helpful, and sociable. We had breakfast in the morning at the Traders - it was a good solid breakfast, nothing special, but good solid fare. The rooms were quiet, and look like they have been recently redone. We would definitely return and stay... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

great location,close to many places(shoppers,supermarket,restaurant and visitor center), great view also.But the bathroom water temperature is unstable, it goes super hot and super cold constantly during my shower. and the room is full of smell if smoke(someone smoked at other room), which is very annoying. besides water issue and smoke issue, it is pretty good

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our location in downtown Yellowknife, I am very sorry about the smoke issue , we are 100 % smoke free Hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Karl H. Schaefers More

ontario
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel, atop a small hill, is about a block from town centre where you can find many restaurants and shops. The clean rooms are spacious and updated but the bathrooms are tiny and not so updated. There is good wifi connection. The tv in my room was old and the picture quality was lacking (orangy and couldn't be fixed... More

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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers More

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Additional Information about Explorer Hotel

Also Known As:
Explorer Hotel Yellowknife
Address: 4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Yellowknife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Explorer Hotel 3*
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