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Explorer Hotel
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Reviewed 29 July 2007

I enjoyed my stay at The Explorer in 1993 and found it to be just as good when I came back in 2007. Sits on a promontory with view of Frame Lake. Walking distance to visitor center and to trails for Frame and Niven Lakes. Large, clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Heavy drapes to keep the sun out at night. Very helpful front desk. One of the very nice services provided by the hotel is safe storage for excess luggage while you're off in the backcountry. Nice restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2007
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Reviewed 17 July 2007

Lobby desk area: helpful, friendly staff, (called cab readily, offered muffins-to-go for early morning rush to airport), digital display of sunset and sunrise (this is the land of midnight sun)
Dining room: buffet or menu breakie every morn. Buffet on weekends--eat 'til you bust-excellent quality
Public areas: clean, well maintained, cleaning staff pleasant
Rooms: clean, have everything required including blackout curtains (sunshine at 11:30 p.m!!
Exterior: renovations were secured and will be good,
Free, prompt shuttle to airport (but it didn't leave early enough in the morning--OOOOPS)
Disappointed there was no easy access to the garden which we viewed from the dining room--lots of sculpture there but no place to sit and rest once we trekked to the area.
Close to downtown parks and sights, a reasonable but long walk to Old Town (for dining)
Price: what we would expect to pay for the quality.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank dont_tie_me_down
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Reviewed 27 July 2006

Had a really rather awful night's sleep at the Capital Suites, and the Yellowknife Inn (which was really atrocious) and finally switched to the Explorer.

Front desk staff were really great, really warm friendly and helpful. Once we got there, it was just lovely. Comfortable beds, clean rooms, lovely view of Frame Lake -- we were SO happy to have moved. The restaurant was also decent. And the Business Centre had two computers, which was really handy.

Next time I go to Yellowknife, I am only ever staying at the Explorer.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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4  Thank Raath_ki_Rani
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Reviewed 30 December 2002

Don't plan on getting a good nights sleep. The night I was there, the tourists were up all night making lots of noise. They schedule night trips out to the the Northern Lights. If the Northern Lights are showing and you are not there to see them, tell the Desk to put your room on a different floor from the tourists. Other than that, clean rooms, good restaurant in hotel.

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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Stayed: March 2018
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