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Nova Inn Inuvik

8.0 | Very Good

Highly praised Inuvik hotel with well-appointed and comfortable rooms and free breakfast

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Excellent, personal customer service, according to guests
  • Guests perceived good value for the room rate
  • Guests felt rooms were well furnished and clean
  • A couple of guests felt that the hotel was isolated
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 17, 2015
This hotel offers guests a gas fireplace in each room, and is well suited for those who appreciate the extra comfort, warmth and atmosphere with their accommodations. It's about a 20-minute walk or 2-minute drive to the city centre.

In all the 42 rooms at this three-floor hotel, there is free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker and tea-maker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms also feature either a table or office desk. Standard rooms offer queen bed(s). Suites have a queen bed, a pull-out couch, stove-top, microwave and some have a separate bedroom. Pets are allowed for a cost of $15 per day.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily from 6 am to 10 am. On-site amenities include free parking, laundry facilities and a canteen with snack food.

This hotel is located less than a minute's drive to the Dempster Highway, which links the Arctic to the southern communities. The downtown Inuvik area is under a 5-minute drive away. The Inuvik Regional Hospital is just over a 5-minute walk away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps) 

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking, pet policy and breakfast (call date: April 4, 2013).
The Good
Based on the reviews used for this analysis guests generally had a good experience staying at this hotel. Several guests were repeat customers.

Staff provided excellent, personalized, warm service to guests at various points throughout the hotel. Guests felt as though staff were focused on their needs as evidenced by the time and care they took to make sure that guests felt at home. Staff members were mentioned by name by guests with their thanks.

Rooms were clean and well equipped, according to guests. Several guests liked that there was a fireplace in their room and said that it contributed to a cozy atmosphere.

Guests were pleased with the price point and indicated that they had received good value for the room rate.

A number of guests appreciated the convenience of being offered a complimentary continental breakfast on site. They also said that the quality and the selection of the food was good.
The Bad
The bulk of reviews used for this analysis were favourable and guests did not voice many complaints.

A few guests felt that the hotel's location (just under a 20-minute walk and just under a 3-minute drive) to the city centre was isolated, particularly for guests who did not have access to a vehicle.

A handful of guests complained about hot water supply in the shower.

Show Sources
Sources guest reviewers ranked this hotel #1 out of 3 Inuvik hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 27 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 4, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
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Map Marker Nova Inn Inuvik
300 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, NT