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Big Horn Hotel

Box 844, Mile 633 Alaska Highway Watson Lake,, Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0, Canada
Big Horn Hotel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The choices are few in Watson Lake, and I would pick another spot the next time. Despite a pretty dingy looking room, we slept quite well. Nothing was wrong, it just wasn't the nicest. We were roadtripping on the AlCan and this was on our low end of the scale.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watson Lake is a classic 1960s highway stop, consisting of a strip of highway hotels and restaurants. This is not a place with fast food outlets and chain hotels, but rather locally run businesses. The Big Horn is a pleasant place -- clean, relatively inexpensive (remember you will be in the North), with friendly staff. It can be ferociously hot... More 

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Columbia City, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a comfortable room, good price, we slept well, and it is pet friendly. The decor was unique, but our room was clean. You come to understand just how clean/unclean a room is when you travel with a dog!

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Agassiz, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first arrived my husband and I were a little leery, the hotel looks old and some what dingy. BUT once we started up the stairs (yes stairs no elevator) everything in our opinion changed. The hall ways were super clean, and then we opened our door to the cutest room ever. Yes its quirky with its red lace... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This hotel is cheap, bottom line. It is pet friendly, which is what drove us to stay in the Big Horn. The rooms were actually pretty big, but the walls were spot painted, old, lacked AC and seemed cheap. This definitely isn't the worst place I've stayed in, but I would not recommend a stay here if there are other... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The owner of the Big Horn is friendly. There just aren't many placed to stay in this area - Given the choice I would never choose a place with outdated furniture, wall coloring, curtains and bed coverings that allows dogs but there don't appear to be any decent places to stay in this area. It is too bad that someone... More 

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Orange, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stopped in here on our way to Alaska. Looks are a little deceiving, hotel is dated on the outside, room was clean and comfortable, staff was friendly and courteous, free wifi, the only drawback was there is no air conditioning, did have a fan in the room. A lot of hotels in the upper Yukon don't have AC, but other... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Furnishings are a bit quirky in a good way, comfortable and clean. Front desk was friendly. Price was a little high, and the whole area seems inflated. Near the signpost graveyard, a nice diversion. Generally a good experience, esp since I was just travelling through.

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Chester, CT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Clean, large rooms. Nice amenities, though far from chic & modern. The beds were very comfortable and bath was clean. The desk clerk was very friendly & helpful. When our TV would not work, she changed our room. Watson Lake is what I call a food desert- no place to find a decent meal. We ended up cooking a meal... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Staff was nice entire time we were there, animal lovers and appreciated my well behaved dogs. I like the fridge in room and random bathroom sink on opposite wall of bathroom. Towels were fine. Rooms are decorated in a unique manner that I found appealing. Room was clean. I would stay here again.

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