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Canadas Best Value Inn - Downtown Hotel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Dawson City
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

The Downtown Hotel is reminiscent of the many budget motels dotted along the Interstates across the US. Flat, springy beds, fake-wood panelled walls, old TV, the same little soaps no one uses unless you have to, worn carpets, drapes, etc. Not exactly a romantic getaway, unless you're romancing one of the sweethearts you're sure to meet at the Toe downstairs. Which reminds me: the beds are squeaky and the walls are very thin. Anywhere other than Dawson City and I'm giving this place a far worse rating, as it is, expect little and you shall be rewarded.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

I checked on the web site, pics were nice, failed to read reviews. Made reservation via phone, because we wanted a suite. I was advised that all suites were booked, so we booked a regular room. Much to our surprise, our room was in the building across the street, on the 2nd floor. Walked into our room, only 1 of the 2 beds were made, garbage in the garbage can, & a dirty bathroom.Trekked back across the street, and the front desk person said "I am shocked" She was not apologetic, just shocked. We requested a room in the main building, but n/a. We did get another room in the building across the street. It was cleaned, but the overall impression of the 2nd building was not good. Hot tub right in the middle of the open concept common area, increasing the humidity, window cills very dusty.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed here because a friends group stayed here w/o checking reviews. Wish we had checked, never would've checked in. Wholly unimpressive operation. Only redeeming quality was the free airport shuttle. Room was mediocre at best, with uncomfortable bed n totally outdated( not in the authentic good way), also had very strong smell. We were in the annex and every room has a big flood light directly outside the window!(hope you like sleeping in the light). Also the rooms are completely accessible to anyone passing on the street with no outer door or employee present. Service was ok. If you end up in Dawson city check out Diamond Tooth Gerties gambling hall, it is a very cool old west slyle non profit casino with blackjack, poker, slots, and other games. They also do 3 different shows a night with very sexy can can girls! Is only $10 to get a seasons pass!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Canadas Best Value Inn - Downtown Hotel
Address: 1026 Second Avenue, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, Canada (Formerly Downtown Hotel)
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Region: Canada > Yukon > Dawson City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Dawson City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Canadas Best Value Inn - Downtown Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of Dawson City, combining turn-of-the century atmosphere with modern, newly renovated rooms. We are open year round. Be sure to try the world famous "Sourtoe Cocktail" in the Sourdough Saloon! The Downtown Hotel is a Canada's Best Value Inn and is only a block away from the Palace Grand Theatre, Diamond Tooth Gerties and other historic sites. •34 guest rooms in main building with an additional 25 in the neighboring annex. •80 person Conference Room •Complimentary airport shuttle service •Free high-speed internet access •Business services for hotel guests •Jack London Dining Room full service restaurant with summer patio •Sourdough Saloon - Home of the World Famous "Sourtoe Cocktail" •Air conditioning in main building. ... more   less 
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