Tripadvisor reviews steered us to stay in a B&B in Yellowknife rather than a hotel. Thank goodness we did. Although we did not go into any of the hotels, they appeared to be sterile boxes with tiny windows.
We sometimes shy away from a b&b, preferring the anonymity of a hotel, but realized we would benefit from a local's recommendations in a town such as Yellowknife. Our hosts, Ken & Faith, provided us with a full schedule of the Caribou Carnival and friendly hospitality. We were in one of the new rooms that had a kitchenette, tv, dvd, and computer. The frig was stuffed with a great assortment of foods for breakfast. We had a separate entry too. The b&b was located a couple of blocks from the main street and four blocks from Frame Lake.
We shared coffee one night with Ken and Faith and learned so much about life in this unique area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Embleton House is a licensed city and government approved award winning B&B located in the heart of down town Yellowknife. It offers four self-contained Luxury Studio Suites that offer an upper end hotel experience. Each suite is private and has its own full size bathroom as well as a place to cook meals. Hot and cold breakfast foods are supplied for a self-made breakfast at your choice of time. We also have a three bed room apartment where guests rent a private bedroom and share a common kitchen living room and bathroom. In both the private suites and in shared guest apartment Embleton House is loaded with extra amenities and designed to please the best of diehard travelers. We want you to feel at home. This B&B ideal for allergy sufferers. It has fresh air exchange and fire suppression system. It is comfortable and affordable. The hosts of this B&B are well connected in the business community and willing to offer great tour and entertainment tips. ... more less