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Coast Fraser Tower

8.1 | Very Good | #2 out of 8 hotels in Yellowknife

Popular all-suite Yellowknife hotel with full kitchens, private balconies and free breakfast

  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast and free parking
  • The staff were praised for being professional and friendly by many guests
  • Many guests were impressed with size of the suites and thought they were well-equipped
  • The continental breakfast had plenty of choices and was enjoyable, said several guests
  • Some guests felt the hotel provided good value
  • Some guests liked the hotel's proximity to the downtown area
  • Some guests thought the views from the rooms were great
  • The beds were spacious and comfortable, according to some guests
  • A few guests felt an airport shuttle would have been convenient
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Dec 10, 2014
The Coast Fraser Tower is located about 2 minutes' drive to downtown Yellowknife.This pet-friendly, all-suite hotel with kitchenettes and on-site BBQ is ideal for families and leisure guests, offering lots of the comforts of home.

This hotel offers 54 suites and provides smoking and non-smoking accommodations. Each suite features a flatscreen TV with cable, a dining area with table and chairs, a refrigerator, an oven, a microwave, a coffee/tea maker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and private balconies with patio doors. Free Wi-Fi and free local calls come with all suites. The hotel also offers one and two bedroom suites that feature a sofabed and separate rooms. 

Some rooms have been modernized as recent renovations have been completed (2011). 

A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 11 am. Free on-site parking is available. Pets are permitted to stay at this hotel for a fee of $15 per night per pet.

Amenities include a fitness centre, a steam room, meeting space with patio, an on-site BBQ and guest laundry. 

Centre Square Mall is a 2-minute drive northwest of the hotel. A few dining options are nearby, such as Boston Pizza, KFC and A Taste of Saigon, all within a 3-minute car ride of the hotel. Aurora College is a 2-minute drive (southeast) while the Yellowknife Airport (YZF) is 9-minutes away by car (northwest). (All driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk January 25, 2013: continental breakfast, pet policy, free Wi-Fi and renovations details.
The Good
Most of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive and guests were generally happy with their stay. Guests raved about the customer service and the suites, thought the breakfast was enjoyable, felt the hotel provided good value, liked the location, enjoyed the views of the lake and thought the beds were comfortable.

Many guests mentioned the staff as a highlight of their stay. They were described as professional, welcoming and attentive. A few guests said they felt that the staff went out of their way to be hospitable. 

Another big draw of the hotel was the size and comfort of the suites. Many reviewers raved about how spacious the suites were and thought the rooms were well-equipped. Some others also mentioned that the beds were comfortable and big.

Several guests thought the continental breakfast was enjoyable and felt the menu had a wide variety of items.

Some reviewers thought the hotel provided good value, in part due to the size of the suites as well amenities like the fitness centre and the complimentary breakfast.

Some guests liked the hotel's location and its proximity to downtown, restaurants and shops.

The rooms had a great view of the city and Great Slave Lake, according to some guests. One reviewer liked having a private balcony and windows that opened.
The Bad
There were very few negative reviews found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, and most negative comments seemed to be isolated incidents. However, a couple of guests thought an airport shuttle would have added more value and would have been convenient. 

Additionally, a couple reviewers complained about construction noise from renovations. However, these renovations were completed in 2011 and should no longer be an issue.
Show Sources
Sources ranked this property #2 out of 10 hotels in Yellowknife based on 52 reviews.

The author called the hotel to confirm 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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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.1 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
2 / out of 8
hotels in Yellowknife

The average guest rating for Coast Fraser Tower is 8.1 out of 10 based on 350 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Coast Fraser Tower at #2 out of 8 hotels in Yellowknife.

Map Marker Coast Fraser Tower
5303 52 Street, Yellowknife, NT