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Canadas Best Value Inn Whitehorse

5.5 | Mediocre
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Downtown Whitehorse budget hotel with free heated underground parking but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as basic but clean
  • Many reviewers found the central downtown location convenient for accessing attractions and the riverfront trail
  • The staff were complimented by several guests for their friendly service
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • No elevator
  • A neighbouring "dive" bar prompted several guests to express safety concerns
  • A few reviewers thought that the interiors were somewhat dated
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 9, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located in downtown Whitehorse, overlooking the Yukon River. With shopping, dining and a movie theatre located within a 5-minute walk, this property is well located for guests looking to explore the downtown area on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed, one queen bed and two twin beds or two queen beds.

This hotel has two floors and no elevator. Free underground heated parking is available on site and pets (2 maximum) are permitted in select pet-friendly rooms for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night.

The on-site River View restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. (The restaurant reopens each spring.) 

Other on-site amenities include meeting space, guest laundry facilities (includes an iron and ironing board), a business centre, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage.

Access to the Yukon River waterfront hiking trail is a 2-minute walk away, while the Old Log Cabin Museum is a 6-minute walk away. The Whitehorse Tourism Centre is 5 minutes away on foot. Rotary Park (green space) and the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site are both about 12 minutes away on foot. The Whitehorse Airport (YXY) is 9 minutes away by car. The Takhini Hot Springs are a 35-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Overall, reviews for this hotel were somewhat mixed among the reviews used for this analysis. However, many guests agreed that their rooms were clean and basic. A few guests also found their rooms to be spacious and comfortable. A few reviewers mentioned that the in-room free Wi-Fi was reliable.

Many guests found the central downtown location convenient for accessing attractions and the riverfront trail system on foot.

The staff were complimented by several guests for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer said that the staff, "treated me like family".

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. A couple of reviewers appreciated the free underground parking.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, guests offered somewhat mixed reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis.

Several guests expressed safety concerns about a neighbouring "dive" bar and reviewers described the bar clientèle as questionable.

A few reviewers described the interiors as aged and a bit run down. A couple of guests described worn bedding, stained carpeting and dated decor.

A few guests described unpleasant odours in their rooms, with a couple of these guests mentioning that they could smell cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms. A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms and the halls.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 62% of 13 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #10 out of 14 properties in Whitehorse, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 58 reviews. 

Hotels.com gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, based on 52 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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