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The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

3.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
4825 49 Avenue, Yellowknife, NT, X1A2R3

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationYellowknife Veterans Memorial2 min walk
  • Popular LocationNorthern Frontier Visitors Center3 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre7 min walk
  • AirportYellowknife, NT (YZF)5 min drive

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About this area

Yellowknife

Located in Yellowknife, The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife is in an area with great airport proximity. Local points of interest include Yellowknife Veterans Memorial, Northern Frontier Visitors Center, and Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

What's nearby

  • Yellowknife Veterans Memorial - 2 min walk
  • Northern Frontier Visitors Center - 3 min walk
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - 7 min walk
  • Prelude Lake Territorial Park - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Yellowknife, NT (YZF) - 5 min drive

Restaurants

  • Traders Grill — 1 min walk
  • Trapline Lounge — 1 min walk
  • Red Apple — 3 min walk
  • Taste of Saigon — 3 min walk
  • A&W — 4 min walk

About this property

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

Eco-friendly hotel with free airport shuttle and restaurant
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, 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 center, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 259 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Free WiFi and room service are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife offers 259 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 46-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Awards and affiliations

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 6:00 AM - 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 common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • 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 center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (7200 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 9

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Communal living room
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 46-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at 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

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • 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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
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

Explorer Hotel
Explorer Hotel Yellowknife
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Hotel Explorer
The Explorer Yellowknife
The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Hotel
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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 169 out of 377 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 147 out of 377 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 35 out of 377 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 377 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 377 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Was there for my friend's wedding and it was very convenient. The banquet staff and front of house staff were very accommodating to our celebration and we felt well taken care of.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Sandy, our bartender/server is amazing!! Sandy and Liam made our lack lustre meals more enjoyable by their conversation and bubbly personalities!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
really liked the staff at the front office, restaurant and lounge. I didn't like that parking was full twice.
Stayed 11 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021