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Explorer Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Yellowknife
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Clean and comfortable, well located - I always have a comfortable stay here. The restaurant is good, but it is also easy to get to other restaurants in Yellowknife from here. The airport shuttle is very convenient as well. It is my hotel of choice when in Yk.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Thank you for writing a review and staying with us at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife. We're happy you enjoyed all the amenities on property and our proximity to everything in our town. We hope your travels bring you back to the Yellowknife area again. Until then, Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

clean, good beds, good sized rooms, quiet. it was a great place to stay while seeing yellowknife, close to everything, free parking and wifi. Pet friendly with an additional charge, good food on-site.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with your pets and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Until next time,

Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were in Yellowknife for a week to see the aurora, with 5 nights at the Explorer, and a couple of nights away in the middle of our stay.
We appreciated the good service from the airport shuttle, even coming to collect us from a charter company away from the usual terminal on our return from the nights away.
The staff were also helpful and we appreciated the late checkout and luggage storage.
The rooms are comfortable and well serviced.
The restaurant and bar are good, and provide a fallback if you don't feel like getting into the cold weather gear to go elsewhere.
Basically, the Explorer is a good base in Yellowknife.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back again.
Until next time,

Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in March. Prompt check-in & check-out. Very friendly Front Receptionist who granted us late check-out till 2 pm knowing our flight was at 3:15 pm. Comfortable bed but pillows were too high. Would be nice if they could offer two high & two low pillows, instead of four high ones. Internet was fast enough. Have a good variety of room amenities, including shower cap & sewing kit, which is quite rare but extremely nice these days, but was surprise to find no supply of laundry bags.

Sunday brunch was extremely popular. We called long-distance to make reservation, but the Restaurant could not find it. Nevertheless, they gave us a table.

Hotel was in a convenient location. We could even walk back (20 mins) to the Hotel from the Old Town despite weather was still very cold. The only slight inconvenience was when we had to get our rental clothing the first day of our arrival from Aurora Village Counter in Yellowknife Inn & carried the clothing to walk back (5 mins) to the Hotel. When we returned the clothing the third night after Aurora Viewing, we only needed to drop off the clothing at the Lobby of the Hotel. I wondered why the same could not be arranged when we picked up the clothing.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2014

Thank you for writing a review and sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We're happy you enjoyed our accommodations and convenient location. We strive to provide a comfortable environment for our guests and we're delighted to hear we did just that.

Until next time,

Karl H. Schaefers

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

The hotel room is clean and with all the usual amenities you expect from a good hotel. Service is all good. We left very early at 4am and they have coffee and muffins in the lobby so that we do not have to starve going to the airport.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2014

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Until next time,

Karl H Schaefers

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Overnighted here in both directions for 1 night each way. Free shuttle to the hotel from the airport and a short 5 min trip was a nice start. The hotel and restaurant are in very good shape and the night club is excellent. The staff where extremely polite and very helpful. It is a short 2 blks walk to downtown, so very easy to go and check out the sights. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like you enjoyed your time at the Explorer Hotel. We're happy you enjoyed our location, on-site amenities and spacious guestrooms. We hope to welcome you back again soon, whether traveling for business or leisure. Kind regards, Karl H. Schaefers

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at the Explorer which was booked for us by North Star Adventures. The beds were very comfortable for a good night sleep. We had great breakfasts every morning at Traders Grill in the hotel. The have a great variety of breakfast selections. We also had a delightful dinner one evening. The staff was very helpful and also allowed us a late checkout as our flight did not leave until later in the day.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Karl S, General Manager at Explorer Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thank you! We were absolutely delighted to read your review of your stay at the Explorer Hotel. We take pride in our hotel and we're happy you enjoyed every aspect of your visit with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Until next time, Karl H Schaefers

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Address: 4825 49th Avenue | Box 7000, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2R3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Yellowknife
Price Range: $163 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Explorer Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 187
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