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The Discovery Inn

2.5 of 5 4701 Franklin Avenue, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an old-fashioned inn, but at least it is clean and tidy. Everything is fully functional and the room has a microwave oven as well as a small fridge. The location is fantastic, right in the center of downtown. The manager is worth praising. He welcomed us with a huge collection of information including a visitor's guide, a city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stayed at Yellowknife for 5 evenings just to see the Aurora. The location of the hotel is right at city centre, easy access to Old Town and visitor centre. Although I must say the hotel is pretty old but they do have what u need inside which is decent enough since u don't expect to stay in the hotel all... More 

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Ko Chang, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

First stayed at this location april of 2013 , found the location to be very convenient and prices to be fair. I was steered towards looking at other places to stay because of downtowns homeless wandering about , but I feel safe here during every stay.( I come every now and then ) I enjoy the convience of having a... More 

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Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights last winter. The purpose of our visit is just watching the Aurora, so we din't expect much about the hotel. But, the people in the hotel is so friendly that we could have a wonderful time in Yellowknife. The location of the hotel is great. You can go to the famous places in Yellowknife... More 

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Campbell River, BC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed overnight..room was filthy. Beds had pieces of wood holding up the frame. Bathroom ceiling and walls stained. Mattresses water stained on the sides, afraid to get into bed. Walls dirty. My shoes actually stuck to the carpet when I walked in. Lots of Japanese tourists stay there and I am ambarrased that this is the immpression of Canada that... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Me and my family were overnighting in Yellowknife and was unable to find a room on short notice. We managed to call the Discovery Inn and thankfully they had room available. I enjoyed my stay here and found that the room was clean and cozy. The front desk staff were very helpful in helping me find restaurants and even provided... More 

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West Kelowna, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I've stayed in nasty hotels before, but not like this one! Rooms dirty and not cleaned any better during my stay. Fiberglass insulation sticking out from around the window. Cleaning [??] cloth left on bathroom floor. Shower worked moderately ok. Bed scary, slept with clothes on. Need to pay for wireless if you want it, unless you go on to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night.I was unable to find another hotel. If I had I would of run the first night! Room smelt awful bed was made but room had not been cleaned.Drop tile ceiling in bathroom was stained and wet,floor in bathroom had butted out cigarets ground into floor and no soap.Windows were rotten and snow was coming into room!... More 

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Alberta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I stayed here one night after not being able to find a room anywhere else. I tried several other hotels to find they were full due to a large conference being in town and lots of tourists. I actually took a photo of the bed situation because I was hoping to post it here. The sheets appeared clean however the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I booked a room at the Discovery Inn through an online service. There was limited choice that week in town, but the price was right. So the Discovery would be next on my list of places to stay at in YK. First impressions: the place looks a little outdated and worn out. But it certainly did the job, providing me... More 

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Address: 4701 Franklin Avenue, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6, Canada
Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Discovery Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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