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Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights last winter. The purpose of our visit is just watching the Aurora, so we din't expect much about the hotel. But, the people in the hotel is so friendly that we could have a wonderful time in Yellowknife. The location of the hotel is great. You can go to the famous places in Yellowknife...

2Thank chiroru5
Campbell River, BC
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed overnight..room was filthy. Beds had pieces of wood holding up the frame. Bathroom ceiling and walls stained. Mattresses water stained on the sides, afraid to get into bed. Walls dirty. My shoes actually stuck to the carpet when I walked in. Lots of Japanese tourists stay there and I am ambarrased that this is the immpression of Canada that...

4Thank DHinatsu
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Me and my family were overnighting in Yellowknife and was unable to find a room on short notice. We managed to call the Discovery Inn and thankfully they had room available. I enjoyed my stay here and found that the room was clean and cozy. The front desk staff were very helpful in helping me find restaurants and even provided...

2Thank tony k
West Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I've stayed in nasty hotels before, but not like this one! Rooms dirty and not cleaned any better during my stay. Fiberglass insulation sticking out from around the window. Cleaning [??] cloth left on bathroom floor. Shower worked moderately ok. Bed scary, slept with clothes on. Need to pay for wireless if you want it, unless you go on to...

4Thank 936Frank936
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Stayed for one night.I was unable to find another hotel. If I had I would of run the first night! Room smelt awful bed was made but room had not been cleaned.Drop tile ceiling in bathroom was stained and wet,floor in bathroom had butted out cigarets ground into floor and no soap.Windows were rotten and snow was coming into room!...

2Thank Flyingwrench5800
Reviewed 14 January 2013

I stayed here one night after not being able to find a room anywhere else. I tried several other hotels to find they were full due to a large conference being in town and lots of tourists. I actually took a photo of the bed situation because I was hoping to post it here. The sheets appeared clean however the...

Thank yearlyVacationer30
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2012

I booked a room at the Discovery Inn through an online service. There was limited choice that week in town, but the price was right. So the Discovery would be next on my list of places to stay at in YK. First impressions: the place looks a little outdated and worn out. But it certainly did the job, providing me...

2Thank Fortunado
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Well i came down from Edmonton to visit my daughter, unfortunately i had some financial problems getting to Yellowknife and had to shop around for a decently priced hotel for a week... I called several hotels and was unable to get an affordable price. I have stayed in at the Discovery Inn before and remember that the manager was very...

2Thank Jason P
Reviewed 27 November 2012

I stayed in Yellowknife for a week for work, I found that this hotel was okay and not as bad as some of the comments might have suggested. I was supposed to stay at the Explorer Hotel, but they had no rooms available due to some meetings going on. I accidentally stayed at the hotel and I found the price...

2Thank swong77
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 October 2012

1. Everything in the room seems broken and dangerous…the desk lamp is broken, you literally can see the wires! The air conditioning is broken and on the floor, with all the wires exposed in the back!!! The flush nob is hanging on the toilet, hard to use. 2. The sheet, towels, bed cover are not clean…and very old…the white towels...

1Thank Rouge D

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Discovery Inn

Address: 4701 Franklin Avenue, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6, Canada
Region: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range: ₹ 6,318 - ₹ 6,839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Discovery Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“rooms with windows are cold; make sure your room has a microwave.”
 of 5 bubbles stonaryh, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Non-smoking rooms appear to be only on the third level without lift.”
 of 5 bubbles Teruce, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Pay for a nicer room at a different place!”
 of 5 bubbles 936Frank936, 17 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Certain rooms have newer beds. Ask for a 'renovated' room.”
 of 5 bubbles yearlyVacationer30, 13 Jan 2013 | Read review
“There is no elevator, so remember to ask for a bottom floor room if you don't like stairs.”
  • Air conditioner unit and ventilation fan (for those hot summer nights).
  • Clean tub. Awesome water pressure!
  • Practical bathroom with all the amenities.
  • Somebody scrawled
  • Microwave. Very clean.
  • Coffee maker and kettle. Nice to have both.
  • Don't look inside the kitchen unit access panel! Somebody clean this, please.
  • Moldy fridge. Needs a good cleaning with bleach.
 of 5 bubbles Fortunado, 1 Dec 2012 | Read review
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