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The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

3.5-star3.5 stars
4825 49 Avenue, Yellowknife, NT, X1A2R3, Canada

3.5-star hotel in Yellowknife with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Location was good and convenient, shops at walkable distance. Room heating not so good u…Nov 28, 2020
  • I loved everything about Explorer hotel in YellowknifeOct 21, 2020

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

from £106
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife


  • Yellowknife Veterans Memorial - 2-minute walk
  • Northern Frontier Visitors Center - 3-minute walk
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - 7-minute walk
  • Prelude Lake Territorial Park - 20.7 mi / 33.4 km

Getting around

  • Yellowknife, NT (YZF) 5-min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 259 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed*

  • Specific rooms only*

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM


  • Free on-site self-parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 669
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built – 1976
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 46-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Traders Grill – This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Trapline Lounge – This bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife’s small print

Also known as

  • Explorer Hotel Yellowknife
  • Explorer Hotel
  • Explorer Yellowknife
  • The Explorer Yellowknife
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Hotel
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Yellowknife
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Hotel Yellowknife
  • The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife Hotel Yellowknife


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for CAD 50.00 per day

Breakfast costs between CAD 18.00 and CAD 32.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife

  • Does The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Traders Grill. The dining venue(s) will be unavailable from 9 September 2020 to 1 March 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Taste of Saigon (3-min walk), A&W (4-min walk) and Sushi North (4-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM at scheduled times.
  • What is there to do at The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife and nearby?
    Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 155 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
I was worried about bedbugs but the room and the hotel were immaculate. I had zero problems while there. The only issue I had was twice I asked for extra towels and twice they were not given to me. Otherwise, my stay was pleasant and I would definitely stay there again. Parking for my rental was easy and free.
Tanya, ca5 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not a pleasant stay
Upsetting stay. My wife found a used condom in the room. We were upgraded to a better room but the room was still dirty" french fries on the floor, used products in the washroom, candy on the floor. The gym had no sanitary wipes, towels, water, and one of the treadmills has bald spots on the tread and is dangerous. Fire alarm went off and we were stuck in the parking lot for an hour and a half but staff did not provide updates until we were finally let back in. Restaurant and bar close too early. It would have been nice if they stayed open later on the night the fire alarm went off. I suspect the hotel is not employing enough cleaning staff because they do not have usually tourism because of COVID and this has left the standards of the hotel at a super sub par level.
ca7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great check in procedures and super quick, very large and spacious room! Really enjoyed my stay
Matt, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff are incredibly friendly and try to create a great customer service experience. They always go above and beyond and that makes our business travel much more enjoyable.
ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff are always welcoming, friendly and helpful. Enjoy staying here very much.
ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
excellent stay cation
Sandra Jo, ca1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice place, bed was a little firm and the water pressure in the shower wasn't the greatest but overall one of the nicer places to stay in Yellowknife, NT
ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff were very accommodating and helpful. A little trouble with the ATM machines but I’m sure everywhere was having the same problems.
Nahan, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Daisy is awesome. Very comfortable bed. Clean room. Good air.
Joletta, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome staff member! Help her
At first I was a bit upset that there was only one agent and multiple people waiting to be checking in. The phone was ringing off the hook and the solo person behind the counter was overwhelmed, but she held in there and did it with a smile. The company needs to assist her.
Kyle, ca1 night trip

The Explorer Hotel Yellowknife