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The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

3.5-star hotel in Yellowknife with restaurant and bar/lounge

From
A$187

Restrictions related to your trip

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8.4.Very good.
  • Location was good and convenient, shops at walkable distance. Room heating not so good u…

    Nov. 28, 2020

  • I loved everything about Explorer hotel in Yellowknife

    Oct. 21, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Convenient
Quiet
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 259 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 24-hour fitness center

For families

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • 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 - 20.7 mi / 33.4 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Location

  • Yellowknife Veterans Memorial - 2 min walk
  • Northern Frontier Visitors Center - 3 min walk
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • 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 - 20.7 mi / 33.4 km

Getting around

  • Yellowknife, NT (YZF) - 5 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 259 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Northwest Territories may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 669
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built – 1976
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Traders Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Trapline Lounge - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Explorer Hotel Yellowknife
  • Explorer Hotel
  • Explorer Yellowknife
  • Hotel Explorer
  • The Explorer Yellowknife
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Hotel
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Yellowknife
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Hotel Yellowknife

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 50.00 per day

Breakfast costs between CAD 18.00 and CAD 32.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Traders Grill. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Taste of Saigon (3-min walk), A&W (4-min walk), and Sushi North (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM at scheduled times.
  • Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent

    I was worried about bedbugs but the room and the hotel were immaculate. I had zero problems while there. The only issue I had was twice I asked for extra towels and twice they were not given to me. Otherwise, my stay was pleasant and I would definitely stay there again. Parking for my rental was easy and free.

    Tanya, 5 night trip, Oct. 9, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not a pleasant stay

    Upsetting stay. My wife found a used condom in the room. We were upgraded to a better room but the room was still dirty" french fries on the floor, used products in the washroom, candy on the floor. The gym had no sanitary wipes, towels, water, and one of the treadmills has bald spots on the tread and is dangerous. Fire alarm went off and we were stuck in the parking lot for an hour and a half but staff did not provide updates until we were finally let back in. Restaurant and bar close too early. It would have been nice if they stayed open later on the night the fire alarm went off. I suspect the hotel is not employing enough cleaning staff because they do not have usually tourism because of COVID and this has left the standards of the hotel at a super sub par level.

    7 night trip, Oct. 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great check in procedures and super quick, very large and spacious room! Really enjoyed my stay

    Matt, 1 night family trip, Sep. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff are incredibly friendly and try to create a great customer service experience. They always go above and beyond and that makes our business travel much more enjoyable.

    1 night romance trip, Sep. 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff are always welcoming, friendly and helpful. Enjoy staying here very much.

    1 night romance trip, Sep. 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    excellent stay cation

    Sandra Jo, 1 night business trip, Aug. 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice place, bed was a little firm and the water pressure in the shower wasn't the greatest but overall one of the nicer places to stay in Yellowknife, NT

    2 night trip, Aug. 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff were very accommodating and helpful. A little trouble with the ATM machines but I’m sure everywhere was having the same problems.

    Nahan, 2 night trip, Aug. 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Daisy is awesome. Very comfortable bed. Clean room. Good air.

    Joletta, 2 night romance trip, Jul. 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome staff member! Help her

    At first I was a bit upset that there was only one agent and multiple people waiting to be checking in. The phone was ringing off the hook and the solo person behind the counter was overwhelmed, but she held in there and did it with a smile. The company needs to assist her.

    Kyle, 1 night trip, Jul. 22, 2020

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