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Kwa'lilas Hotel

9040 Granville Street, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0 Canada
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 7 hotels in Port Hardy
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The Kwa’lilas Hotel (meaning a ‘place to sleep’) is a premier First Nations four-star destination hotel located on the North Island. The hotel features 85 guestrooms plus meeting space to accommodate up to 150 people. A curated selection of authentic local Aboriginal art can be found throughout the hotel celebrating local traditions, stories and culture. Hotel guests can also choose to participate in a selection of eco-adventure tours and cultural experiences guided by community members and local experts.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Jldarling wrote a review Mar 2021
Queensville43 contributions26 helpful votes
Upon being greeted by Prince at check in I felt as though the hotel cared about our experience and wanted to ensure we were happy. The products in the room are lovely, from the botanical soaps to spirit bear coffee, the beds comfortable with very nice linens. The television had some technical issues with the sound and colour, but we really didn't watch it much. I will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Brian H wrote a review Jan 2021
Sidney, Canada87 contributions54 helpful votes
Visited Port Hardy for the first time. Stayed three nights at this property. We were provided with a pet room on the first floor. The view from the room was of a parking lot but we appreciated being able to stay with our pet. The room was very clean and comfortable, the furnishings modern as well as the décor. The bathroom wasn't huge but was well appointed and very modern as well with a nice shower. The soaps and lotions provided were really nice. We ate in the pub most nights, food and service were great. After researching places to stay in PH and from driving around and seeing other options, there is no comparison to this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Vancouverscape wrote a review Oct 2020
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
The hotel’s 85 guest rooms feature First Nations decor, from the lovely illuminated headboard to a steel side panel where the coffee maker (with packs of Spirit Bear Coffee) and mini fridge are located. The room is simply furnished but very comfortable, as are the mattresses and bedding! Sound sleeps all around. Kwa’Lilas is currently renovating its signature restaurant, ha’me, however Nax’id Pub is open for lunch, dinner and evening cocktails.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Top floor is always quieter.
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NorthCountryWriter wrote a review Oct 2020
Victoria, Canada259 contributions103 helpful votes
We LOVED this hotel when we stayed here in 2017. This year it seemed to be working to a slightly more casual standard. The (very) good: the room was beautiful with the gorgeous artwork backlit and embedded in the headboard. An excellent bed too! The room was very well lit with (thank you!) quality LED lighting that could be adjusted according to need. It also had one of the best showers we've had anywhere. The not so good: this hotel presents challenges in bad weather: this is no covered entrances. There is no handicap auto-open on any of the doors. There isn't even a way to hold the door open as you enter with your luggage, other than with the assistance of a second person. On that note if you want to plug in your laptop or other devices, be prepared to get down on hands & knees and crawl under furniture. Only 3 coat hangers? No microwave without special prior arrangement? The WIFI signal was weak and sometimes intermittent. The heat pump was noisy. COVID protocols were extremely relaxed. We didn't see a single employee wearing a mask. At least the front desk had a face screen in place. That attitude to COVID was prevalent everywhere we went in Port Hardy.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Canucksontheloose wrote a review Sep 2020
Victoria, Canada569 contributions260 helpful votes
This hotel is clean, updated, and stylish with Indigenous designs in the bedroom, fair-trade coffee and chic toiletries that made the walk-in shower all the more luxurious. I love the self-shutting room door that doesn't slam and shake the whole floor, not that it was necessary because the hotel is relatively quiet. Front desk is very accommodating (like when I asked for a microwave in my room). Kudos to Josh at reception for his warm smiles and helpful demeanour when we were there. Although higher-priced than other hotels in Port Hardy, it is a bargain compared to the same quality hotel in a big city. Plenty of easy parking, right off the main road and so close to shops on the main drag. Social distancing, and hand sanitizers in place here. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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$123 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kwa'lilas Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kwa'lilas Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Port Hardy Museum & Archives (0.4 miles), Port Hardy Visitor Centre (0.4 miles), and Carrot Park (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kwa'lilas Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kwa'lilas Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kwa'lilas Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kwa'lilas Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Guido, The Sporty Bar & Grill, and The Firechefs.
Are pets allowed at Kwa'lilas Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kwa'lilas Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Kwa'lilas Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.