The Explorer Hotel
The Explorer Hotel™ in Yellowknife
Where Adventures Meet
Find your adventure in Yellowknife, and your “welcome home” at The Explorer Hotel™ . Our Yellowknife hotel is your place to watch the aurora, mush your sledding dogs, fish our crystal rivers and kayak with the flow. Your racing heart finds its calm here and in our warm hotel rooms after the outdoor excursions of the day. Our hotel in Yellowknife NWT is where you happily retreat for a while by the warmth of the fire, amid expansive forest views and Aurora Borealis lights sprinkled in a dark sky. Here is where the bond with friends, family and colleagues becomes strong, and your connection with nature becomes intimate. Come meet your adventures at The Explorer Hotel™ .
Northwest Territories Tourism
The Anti-COVID Health Protocol for World Travel & Tourism Council, which is consistent with WHO recommendations and European Standards, has just been acknowledged with the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), demonstrating that The Explorer Hotel is ready and safe to welcome guests from around the world to enjoy a pleasant and safe experience.
Let us take you to Yellowknife now! Walkthrough our Hotel virtually.
We are aware first impressions are everything, which is why The Explorer Hotel is excited to announce the arrival of its 360º Virtual Tour! We invite you to virtually experience the Hotel rooms, conference spaces and all of our amenities for you to enjoy during your stay.Virtual Tour
2021 CAA/AAA Inspector's
Best Housekeeping Award
This award recognizes The Explorer Hotel as receiving the highest cleanliness and condition scores which is only awarded to the Top 25% of CAA/AAA designated hotels.
Properties must demonstrate housekeeping excellence for two consecutive inspections and be free of AAA member complaints to meet the criteria for this award, which puts them in the top 25% of all 27,000 AAA Diamond designated hotels.
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Great hotel and the location was awesome! Across from a beautiful park walk and the farmers market plus close to restaurants. Comfy beds, great drinks in the cozy hotel lounge. The front desk staff were great.
Top notch hotel with warm atmosphere
The hotel is close to the city core, close to the Prince of Wales museum. Main entrance has huge polar bear display. Staff represent cultural diversity which is very important. Great main restaurant, Trader's Grill, nice bar and wonderful luxurious rooms. We had deluxe king bed room, it was very comfortable, clean and luxurious. Great views on the North side.
Nice hotel, great location
Stayed there for two nights as part of a trip to a lodge outside of Yellowknife. Room was comfy but nothing special. There was no bottled water or minibar in the room, but there’s a Shoppers Drug Mart just across the street (which we didn’t know at first). Their restaurant and bar was quite good and service was excellent. Their gym was also surprisingly large. Best part was it’s location though - walkable distance from pretty much everything. I would go back if I ever have to be in Yellowknife again!
Only hotel I've ever been in with giant Polar Bear!
Have stayed here a couple times, for work and pleasure. The staff is welcoming and will try and meet any need you may have. Found they were helpful with local knowledge of the area as well. Rooms have all the amenities, close enough to walk downtown, the views of the City are great. Restaurant is a little pricey but the food is fantastic. Have not stayed since they added on and renovated.