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4.1 / 5Very Good
302 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free airport shuttle

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Yellowknife Veterans Memorial
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Northern Frontier Visitors Center
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Frame Lake Trail
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Yellowknife, NT (YZF)
    5 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-866-500-4938
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Yellowknife

Located in Yellowknife, The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife is in an area with great airport proximity. Local landmarks include Yellowknife Veterans Memorial and Northern Frontier Visitors Center, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yellowknife Veterans Memorial - 2 min walk
  • Northern Frontier Visitors Center - 3 min walk
  • Frame Lake Trail - 4 min walk
  • Northern Arts and Cultural Centre - 4 min walk
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Yellowknife, NT (YZF) - 5 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Traders Grill – Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily.
  • Trapline Lounge – Serves light fare daily.

About this property

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

Eco-friendly hotel with free airport shuttle and restaurant
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business centre, a conference centre and coffee/tea in a common area. All 259 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access and room service (during limited hours) are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife offers 259 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 46-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free return airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: CAD 18.00-32.00 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

24-hour fitness centre

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Microwave
Fridge

Conveniences

ATM/banking services
Ballroom
Banquet hall
Lift
Reception hall
Vending machine
Water dispenser

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Wedding services

Languages spoken

Chinese
English
Filipino
French
German
Hindi
Japanese
Malay
Spanish

Business services

24-hour business centre
9 meeting rooms
Computer station
Conference centre (7200 square feet of space)

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

Communal living room
Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Heating
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Free toiletries
Hairdryer
Shampoo
Shower/bathtub combination
Soap
Toilet paper

Entertainment

46-inch flat-screen TV
TV channels
premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle
Microwave
Fridge

More

Desk
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-friendly workspace
Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4 PM - 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Pets

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night.
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CAD 50.00 per day.

Property payment types

American Express
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 18.00 and CAD 32.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 20 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CAD 50.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

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  • Explorer Hotel
  • Explorer Yellowknife
4.1

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5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The Explorer had all the perks you would want at an upscale hotel: cozy bed and pillows, cleanliness, outlets for charging tech, good tv, Starbucks coffee in room, convenient shuttle, etc... However, I believe the biggest benefit of the Explorer is its view! Seeing the lake, city, and beyond from the warmth of my room was an unexpected and wonderful surprise. The restaurant had an interesting menu, but they did not take walk-ups the night we wanted to try it. (Or we didn’t look upscale enough for the hostess to seat us! Ha) The room service was excellent.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 3 nights in Jan. 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Liked shuutle to and from airport Felt for the cost a complimentary breakfast sgould have been included

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Staff went above and beyond to help

    overall very solid stay - not a fancy hotel, but perfectly nice with wonderful staff!

    Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

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