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Arnica Inn

4.9 | Poor | #8 out of 8 hotels in Yellowknife

Clean, well appointed rooms, about a 10-minute walk to downtown Yellowknife

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle, free continental breakfast
  • Guests commented on quality customer service
  • Guests felt rooms were clean and well furnished
  • Guests liked the prices and felt they provided excellent value
  • A few guests thought that security could be improved
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Apr 6, 2013
This hotel is located just over a 10-minute walk from downtown Yellowknife and is appropriate for guests who want to be within walking distance of the downtown area.

In all 43 rooms at this inn, guests can expect free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms are furnished with two double beds and some also include a couch and dining set. Kitchenette suites also offer two double beds, an oven and a stove. Fireplace suites come with a queen bed, a pull-out couch, a kitchenette and a fireplace. Some smoking rooms are available.

There is no on-site restaurant, but guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily from 7 am to 10 am, but only during the summer season, May-September. On-site amenities include free parking and a free airport shuttle (schedule varies according to scheduled flights and is posted on their website).
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, which features exhibits on the history and culture of Northern life, is just under a 15-minute walk away. Air travellers should expect just over a 10-minute drive from Yellowknife Airport (YZF). Golfers are just over a 10-minute drive from Yellowknife Golf Club. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast (call date April 4, 2013).
The Good
At the time of writing, there were no 2013 reviews available for this inn. The reviews used for this analysis included many positive comments and guests were particularly pleased with the cleanliness and condition of the rooms and with the customer service.

Guests commented favourably on cleanliness. One guest said that his or her room was spotless. Reviewers said rooms were comfortable and conveniently configured and sized to accommodate their needs.

Staff were warm, courteous and willing to help in order to make guests feel comfortable during their stays. 

Beds, pillows and linens were comfortable, according to several guests.

Guests were happy with the quality and selection of the food offered at the complimentary continental breakfast.

A number of guests commented on solid, reliable Wi-Fi connections.

Price point was seen as attractive and there was a sense from a number of guests that there was good value received for the room rate.
The Bad
As noted above, there were no recent reviews available at the time of writing. Based on the reviews used for this analysis, guests generally had a good experience staying at this hotel. There were a handful of negative comments, but they were not reflective of overall guest experience.

Some guests were not convinced of the hotel's safety and felt that security could be improved. A few guests said that locks on their doors didn't close properly.

One guest had trouble working the in-room heat and said that their room was very cold as a result.

The front desk is not open 24 hours a day, so guests arriving late in the evening found the procedure to acquire a room key inconvenient.
Show Sources
Sources guest reviewers ranked this hotel #7 out of 15 Yellowknife B&B and Inns with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 4, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
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Ranked by Guests
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hotels in Yellowknife

The average guest rating for Arnica Inn is 4.9 out of 10 based on 33 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Arnica Inn at #8 out of 8 hotels in Yellowknife.

Map Marker Arnica Inn
4115 Franklin Ave Po Box 596, Yellowknife, NT