Boasting an on-site restaurant and bar, this Yellowknife hotel is located 3.1 mi from Yellowknife Airport. Free WiFi is offered in all guest rooms. A free airport shuttle is provided.

A cable TV is featured in all air-conditioned rooms at The Explorer Hotel. A desk and seating area are included.

Traders Grill restaurant offers daily dining options featuring American cuisine. Guests can also relax by the fireplace in the Trapline Lounge after a day’s exploring.

A fitness center is provided for guest use at The Hotel Explorer. A business center is available. A cash machine is located on-site for added convenience.

Yellowknife Outdoor Adventures offers boating, fishing, and Northern Lights trips and is located 4 minutes' drive from the hotel. Ferd Henne Territorial Park is 2.5 mi away. Northern Frontier Visitors Center is located 5 minutes’ walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Explorer Hotel has been welcoming guests since Aug 3, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Free parking available at the hotel


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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there anyway your establishment is willing to accommodated a 2 or 3am until 4pm stay under a 1 night stay policy. I am checking around the yellowk..
    Hello Ms. Kendra Qillung, Our check in time is anytime after 4pm on day of arrival with this early check in time it will be considered a two night sta..
    Answered on 13 December 2019
  • Do you offer a shuttle from the airport? We will be flying in about 11:45pm
    We do! Looks like you are coming with Westjet, and their crew stays with us at the Explorer Hotel. Look for our Shuttle bus outside. It's a free se..
    Answered on 19 February 2022
  • For superior king room, your price is SGD608 for 3 nights for one adult so do we need to pay more for 2 adults?
    Hello, our rates are typically for single or double occupancy however we have no control on rates offered by companies/sites that is not directly Expl..
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Hi, did you accept debit visa to check in?
    Hello, Yes we do accept debit upon check-in but there will be additional $$$ for damage deposit. Thank you - Aileen D.
    Answered on 17 February 2023
  • do your rooms have showers or only bathtubs
    Hello and thank you for your questions, it is combo, thank you Explorer Hotel
    Answered on 21 June 2020
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Hotel area info *
2 Restaurants On Site
  • Trader's Grill
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
  • Trapline
    • Open for
      Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
Amenities of The Explorer Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Airport shuttle (free)
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Fitness center
Facilities for disabled guests
Room service
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Filipino
  • Cantonese

House rules

The Explorer Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM


Available 24 hours



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express The Explorer Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about The Explorer Hotel

  • The Explorer Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Movie nights
    • Fitness
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour

  • The prices at The Explorer Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, The Explorer Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at The Explorer Hotel include:

    • Double

  • The Explorer Hotel is 1,000 feet from the center of Yellowknife.

  • The Explorer Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • Trader's Grill
    • Trapline

  • The nearest beach is 0.8 miles from The Explorer Hotel.

  • Check-in at The Explorer Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM.