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Quality Inn & Suites Yellowknife

6.2 | Fair
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Older pet-friendly Yellowknife hotel with restaurant, free parking & free airport shuttle

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, pet stays
  • The biggest draw for many guests was the hotel's location
  • The rooms were clean and quiet, according to several guests
  • The staff were praised for being helpful and kind by some reviewers
  • Some guests thought the airport shuttle was convenient and a nice touch
  • A few guests thought the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • Some guests conveyed that the hotel lacked proper maintenance
  • The hotel was not worth the money paid, according to some reviewers
  • A few guests felt the hotel was dated and could use more upgrades
  • Some guests complained that their windows would not close
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 19, 2014
Overview
This downtown hotel features an on-site restaurant and lounge. It's also connected to the Centre Square Mall. These features may make it popular with guests who want a centrally located hotel with easy access to amenities.

With 129 individually climate controlled rooms, this hotel offers smoking and non-smoking accommodations. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, an alarm clock, blackout curtains, a working desk and chair, a coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board.

Free on-site parking is available. A complimentary airport shuttle is offered to guests (to and from the airport). Pets are permitted to stay at this hotel free of charge.

Hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant (L'Atitudes Restaurant), a bar/lounge (Mackenzie's Lounge), a business centre (computer/printer/fax/copy), an ATM machine and meeting/conference space.

The Yellowknife Airport (YZF) is a 9-minute drive northwest of the hotel. Centre Square Mall can be accessed via the hotel lobby. Bush Pilot Monument is within walking distance of the hotel, 3-minutes by foot or a 1-minute drive southeast. The Prince of Wales Heritage Centre is a 2-minute drive or 7-minute walk from the hotel. (All driving and walking estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent January 25, 2013: pet policy, free Wi-Fi and on-site restaurant.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, the positive reviews outweighed the negative reviews. Guests liked the hotel's location, complimented the room cleanliness, praised the staff and enjoyed the airport shuttle and beds.

The biggest draw for reviewers was the hotel's location. Many guests liked the hotel's downtown location and thought it was conveniently located to shops and restaurants.

Several guests were impressed with the level of cleanliness in their rooms, while a few other guests said the beds were comfortable. 

The staff were praised by several guests. They were described as kind and helpful. 

Some guests thought the airport shuttle was convenient and thought it was nice touch.

Additionally, a couple reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the security features the hotel offered, such as having the electronic key cards and requiring them for elevator use. 
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The Bad
As mentioned above, most of the feedback was positive but there were some complaints among reviews. Guests criticized the room size, thought the hotel was overpriced, felt the hotel was dated and had issues with the room temperature.

According to some guests, the rooms were too small for their liking. 

Some guests felt the hotel was not worth the money paid, in part due to the small room size as well as the hotel's age. In comparison to other hotels in the area, the hotel provided mediocre accommodations.

A couple reviewers felt the hotel could use updates and newer furniture.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 2.9 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 7.2 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com rated this hotel #5 out of 10 based on 100 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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