Coast Fraser Tower
Very Comfortable. Good Views. Great Base.
We were a group of 5 and we spent 5 nights here. We chose to book two rooms as each room had 1 bathroom. The rooms were large with its own living area, kitchen and bedroom. I learnt later that these were once government apartments and was the tallest building in Yellowknife.
The kitchen comes fully equipped; pots, pens, cutlery, fridge, freezer, even a dish washer. There were also laundry facilitates on alternate floors. The bed was comfortable and clean, and the sofa could be converted into a bed as well. There is also a balcony but it was too cold to hang around outside (-15 to -36 Degrees Celsius) while we were there. But certainly a big plus. Since most of the activities are at night, you tend to stay in quite a bit during the day so their TVs with a long list of channels came in handy.
Before booking the hotel I had a concern about access to food cause it seems to be away from the supermarket, etc. Well turns out it was all ok. Breakfast was included and it was more than enough: muffins, bagels, bread, juice, cereal. Coffee and Tea/hot water is available 24 hours in the lobby. For our other meals we either pop by the pizzeria nearby (Bruno’s) 3 mins walk or we braved the cold and walk a little further about 15 mins to the centre of town. Alternatively you can just order delivery which we did on 2 occasions.
The biggest plus… we got to see the Northern Lights from our balcony on 2 nights. So a tip from me is every now and then when the sun goes down, go look outside the window, you never know when there is a surprise behind those curtains.
Oh one more thing, although its below freezing outside, we never once felt cold in the room. Temperature was just right. Even right after taking a shower i was not shivering from cold.
We enjoyed our stay here very much. Clean, Comfortable and Spacious. I must say that the staff here are fantastic, they are friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel.
- Kleenex L
A Good Place to Stay in Yellow Knife
Hotel choices in Yellowknife are limited and everything is expensive. We found we had to adjust our expectations. We were pleased overall with the Coast Hotel though. We are Coast members and this hotel was not as nice as many other Coast hotels in Canada but the staff here were great, the room was clean, comfortable and warm (it was -40c outside!). The location was fairly convenient and we could see the Northern Lights from our room. It was like living in an older apartment building. They offered some good supper service a few times and always had a good tea and coffee selection in the lobby which is very much needed when it is that cold out! They were helpful in getting us oriented and suggesting fun things for us to do and where to eat.
Great location, very spacious and comfortable suite
Helpful staff despite our late arrival. Excellent location for exploring Yellowknife on foot. 2 bedroom superior suite was very spacious and had excellent kitchen facilities with great balcony and bedroom windows for aurora viewing. Comfortable beds, quality pillows, effective heating control and great supply of toiletries!
Excellent place to stay
Our room was spacious, modern, clean and a perfect choice to spend a week while chasing the elusive Aurora Borealis. This one bedroom apartment had a spacious lounge, dining, kitchen with a great balcony. The staff were very helpful and understood the needs of the nocturnal tourist who comes back to the hotel at 3am, sleeps until late morning and expects breakfast to be still available downstairs. great stuff guys… and we’ll be back!
- Steve Y
Great for medium or long stay
This is a fully furnished apartment. It comes with bedding, dishes, everything and more than you might need to stay in and eat and even entertain. The separate bed room made it very comfortable if you wanted to invite a guest.