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4825 49 Avenue, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3 Canada
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 10 hotels in Yellowknife
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The Explorer Hotel is Yellowknife's premier full-service hotel - offering all the amenities one seeks. Each room is equipped with its own en-suite bathroom, remote controlled flat-screen tv, direct dial telephone, safe, microwave, mini fridge, hairdryer and plenty of work space for the busy executive. The Explorer Hotel is renowned for its excellent cuisine and service. The hotel is conveniently located minutes from the airport and steps away from the commercial and government center of Yellowknife. Whether you are visiting our capital city on business or pleasure the Explorer Hotel provides the facilities and warm welcome you seek. Complimentary shuttle from the airport, free on site parking, high speed internet and state of the art fitness room are only few of the many offerings that await you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Slade L wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Albert, Canada94 contributions18 helpful votes
I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were friendly and room was clean and presented well. I was on the third floor and had a nice view. As the hotel in on a hill, in the middle of town, I suspect any room will also have a great view. I ordered room service here for the first time in my life and it was prompt and tasty! The location is awesome! Right downtown! I recommend staying here if you are in YK!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 16, 2020
dear Slade L Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your opinion is highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. We are look forward to seeing you again soon. regards Karl H Schaefers
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running_otter wrote a review Mar 2020
Seattle, Washington136 contributions52 helpful votes
We stayed at the Explorer Hotel for 4 nights split into two stays. We arrived late in Yellowknife and stayed only a few hours between 1am and our early flight out to a remote lodge -- but the hotel shuttle that even picked us up from the airport after 12:30 am was convenient and fast, and we were able to check in and get up to our room quickly. Room was clean and very comfortable. When we returned to Yellowknife a few days later we had an even nicer room -- the layout was a bit larger. Again, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom modern and clean, and we had everything we needed. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location of the Explorer was perfect for us -- even with the very cold temperatures we walked to Old Town and often popped into the downtown area. Love the big polar bear in the lobby, too. Somehow we never ate in the hotel or visited the lounge, but both looked very nice and had vegetarian options on the menu. If we ever find ourselves in Yellowknife we will choose the Explorer Hotel again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 13, 2020
Dear running otter Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope to see you again very soon. Warm regards Karl H Schaefers
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Lisa wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada164 contributions26 helpful votes
I only spent 1 night here as I was on a business trip but was very pleased with my stay. The room was modern, clean, and very comfortable. It's close to downtown and a quick walk to a popular trail by the lake. Front desk staff were knowledgeable and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded Mar 13, 2020
Dear Lisa F Thank you for sharing your review! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. regards Karl H Schaefers
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TLHTravel wrote a review Mar 2020
SK32 contributions3 helpful votes
Great hotel and the location was awesome! Across from a beautiful park walk and the farmers market plus close to restaurants. Comfy beds, great drinks in the cozy hotel lounge. The front desk staff were great.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Mar 8, 2020
Thank you for sharing your review! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. regards Karl H Schaefers
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Brian B wrote a review Mar 2020
36 contributions11 helpful votes
The hotel is close to the city core, close to the Prince of Wales museum. Main entrance has huge polar bear display. Staff represent cultural diversity which is very important. Great main restaurant, Trader's Grill, nice bar and wonderful luxurious rooms. We had deluxe king bed room, it was very comfortable, clean and luxurious. Great views on the North side. The room provides a nice thick robe, and towels.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Dear Brian B Thank you for your kind words. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope to see you again very soon. Warm regards Karl H Schaefers
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PRICE RANGE
$75 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Explorer Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Explorer Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (0.2 miles), The Legislative Assembly Building (0.08 miles), and Yellowknife City Hall & Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Explorer Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Explorer Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Explorer Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Explorer Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Explorer Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Knight Pub, Traders Grill, and Elke's Table.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Explorer Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Explorer Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Explorer Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Explorer Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Yellowknife.
Are any cleaning services offered at Explorer Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Explorer Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.