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Waterfront location, spacious and clean rooms and free airport shuttle

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free airport shuttle (to and from)
  • Spacious and clean rooms, according to several guests
  • Some guests thought the rooms had a great view of the city and waterfront
  • The staff were complimented for being friendly by some reviewers
  • Some reviewers liked the hotel's proximity to the airport and the tourist centre
  • A few guests thought the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • Some reviewers complained that their room was either too hot or too cold
  • A couple guests thought the hotel looked a little dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 18, 2013
Overview
This waterfront property, located in downtown Yellowknife, may appeal to guests looking for a centrally-located hotel with views of the lake.

The hotel is 100% smoke-free as of January 1, 2013. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, a working desk and chair, a coffee/tea maker, a clock radio, a hair dryer, cable TV and individual climate control. Suites feature a kitchenette, a living area with fireplace and a jetted tub. Accessible accommodations are available.

Free on-site parking is available. This hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to and from the airport. Pets are permitted to stay for a fee of $20 for the duration of the stay.

Hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant called Trader's Grill Restaurant, Trapline Lounge, a fitness centre, a business centre (guest computer/printer/fax/copy), meeting and banquet space, guest laundry (coin-operated) and an ATM machine.

The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is across the street from the hotel. Local attractions like Lit'l Bear's Art Gallery and Bush Pilot Monument are within walking distance of the hotel--less than 5-minutes by foot. The Yellowknife Airport (YZF) is a 7-minute drive northwest of the hotel. (All walking and driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent January 25, 2013: pet policy, 100% smoke-free, business centre and guest laundry.
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The Good
The reviews sourced for this analysis were mainly positive. Guests were impressed with the room cleanliness, appreciated the views of the lake, thought the location was convenient, praised the staff and thought the beds were comfortable.

Many guests were impressed with the overall appearance of the rooms. The rooms were described as spacious and clean. A couple guests said the beds were comfortable.

Several reviewers mentioned the views of the lake and the city from their rooms and described the views as beautiful and amazing.

The staff were praised for being friendly and helpful, especially the housekeeping staff. Several guests mentioned that they provided service with a smile. However, there were some mixed reviews about this. See below for more details.

Some reviewers liked the hotel's downtown location, its proximity to the airport and the tourist centre and many guests said they would return to this hotel.
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The Bad
Although positive feedback outweighed negative feedback, in recent online reviews used for this analysis, there were a few complaints about the room temperature, the hotel's decor and the staff.

A few guests complained about the room temperature saying they were either too hot or too cold and consequently, these guests did not have a comfortable stay.

A couple reviewers thought the hotel's decor was dated.

As mentioned above, the feedback regarding the staff was mainly positive. However, there were a few complaints about the front desk staff and they were described as underwhelming and even snobby.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel as #4 out 10 hotels in Yellowknife based on 86 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 8.6 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.

The author called the hotel to verify some information on January 25, 2013.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
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