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Big Horn Hotel

Box 844, Mile 633 Alaska Highway Watson Lake,, Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0, Canada
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Horn wasn't cheap, but A Nice Motel next door was even more expensive. Seems Watson Lake is on the expensive side for this sort of lodging. Air Force Lodge is less--but your bathroom is down the hall. Big Horn's room was good-sized, clean. Wifi was a touch slow, coffeemaker, fridge, tub. Old furniture, but cool. There was some sound... More 

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Fort Nelson, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised by this spacious, clean room rented to us with our pet. Unlike other pet rooms, this one didn't reek of dog. I liked the bright blue bathtub and good quality bedding. Would stay here again if in Watson Lake.

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, there are not many lodging options in Watson Lake, so you must choose from what's available. The Big Horn Hotel has pretty flowers at the entrance. Those flowers and the signage are the prettiest touches at the hotel, unless you like bookcase headboards and lamps with the cellaphane still wrapped around the shade. There is no A/C. I slept... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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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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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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