Unclean, but Comfortable
We decided to do a trip to Yellowknife so that we could experience the Northwest Territories and so that we could see where Highway 4 ends and the Ice Road begins. We chose the Coast Fraser Tower as it was ranked #1 in Yellowknife.
We were disappointed to find a nice room that just was not clean. The refrigerator (a short one) had a thick layer of dust on it. The bathtub was not clean and had a bathtub ring, and the bathroom sink would not drain. While the hotel took care of the sink when asked, I would expect that they might have caught the sink clog while cleaning it with running water as it was clogged badly (it took more than 10 minutes to drain a full sink of scalding hot water). Wouldn’t housekeeping notice such a thing? Or, is housekeeping really cleaning the rooms?
The service at the front desk on Friday night was very good. The young man was professional and helpful. We enjoyed talking to him. For the rest of the trip (a Saturday and Sunday) the service was not friendly nor very helpful.
Lastly, the breakfast was pretty bad. It was basically stale cereals, lukewarm coffee and water for tea that tasted like coffee.
Overall, it was nice with some good things, but we would not stay here again. We do not recommend.
Basic but comfortable
I visited Yellowknife as part of a larger trip to Canada. The hotel selection in Yellowknife is rather limited to say the least, but this seemed one of the better choices. The suite was HUGE, although a little dated but still clean. The free breakfast was basic but there was enough choice to fill you up. A taxi from the airport was about $20 including a tip.
Other than a mistake with billing (which was rectified very quickly), I was pleased with my stay.
Perfect place for your visit to Yellowknife!
This hotel was a great way to save money instead of going out for dinner every night, the kitchenette was stocked with all the required dishes and necessities. We had a balcony overlooking Great Slave Lake, the view was perfect. It is walking distance to downtown and most attractions. Look forward to my next visit with the kids.
Very nice Yellowknife hotel
This place is not cheap (competitive for Yellowknife though) and the suites are very large with a fully equipped kitchen (stove/oven, fridge, dishwasher), large living room and bedroom. The front desk service was very good – several staff helped us out with questions and tips. The rooms are showing a bit of age but not yet at the point of being annoying. The one thing that was annoying was the low flow taps in the bathroom – it’s ridiculous to have that with Great Slave Lake a 10 minute walk away. In fairness, I suspect that this is not the hotels fault but some ridiculous regulation that forces them to do this. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from downtown and even in the cold that was not a problem but of course if you have a car it is not an issue at all.
- Amlan G
Far from worth it
Very expensive hotel for very little satisfaction. Wood construction building so it’s very very noisy. Lots of people that live here so the regulars kind of rule the place. Very spacious rooms, comfortable beds, great TV in the main room only and lots of channels to choose from. Internet signal was strong. Shower was a pain to figure out and the tub would not drain. All in all there are better places to stay in Yellowknife for less money.