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Capital Suites - Iqaluit
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Iqaluit
Reviewed 29 May 2010

I was here for a couple nights. The room was expensive by southern standards but relatively speaking, a good price. The room had a flat screen tv, a refrigerator, and a microwave.
The hotel is in a good location, a few minutes' walk from the main grocery store,and also a short walk from the other sites of the town. It's also close to the airport and I 'm planning to walk there when I leave. My room had a view of the ice covered sea. The Internet was fast and free, plus I noticed a printer and computer in the lobby area. If I ever return here, I'll stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 April 2010

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. The location is outstanding, a few minutes walk from the airport and very close to "North Mart" for groceries. Front-desk staff was professional and very courteous. They offer studios at $179 and one-bedroom suites at $259. We had booked a studio but got upgraded to a one-bedroom appartment. The appartment was quite large, tastefully decorated with newish, good quality furniture and nice local artwork on the walls. The room came with a full kitchen with stove, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, plates, cutlery etc.. Everthing was provided and in good working order. The bed was comfortable and not any different from the big chain hotels. The windows could be opened and the heating worked fast and efficient when needed. The satellite TV had lots of channels in both English and French. There is some room for improvement on the housekeeping side, but I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2009

We stayed for two weeks at the Capital Suites and it was great. The hotel is centrally located which makes it easy to walk to most stores and offices. There is on-site coin operated laundry and Internet access. There are also two computers and a printer in the lobby which are complimentary. The rooms are large and have everything you will need.

The grocery store, North Mart, is only a couple of minutes walk away and there is another one, Artic Ventures, only a few more minutes walk up the street. There is also a restaurant that has 24 hour delivery service.

There is a gym (Atii Fitness) about a 5 -10 minute walk away, right across from the airport.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2008

The Capital Suites is right in the centre of town, close to the stores, airport, and government offices. The standard room rates are also often the best rates in the city. The rooms are on par with a decent Holiday Inn, and nicely furnished and decorated. This is the Arctic, and things in Iqaluit are often triple what you would expect in the south. Even with this, the standard room rates are around $99/n compared to $150-250 for most other hotels in the city. It is also much nicer than the Discovery Lodge (next comproble hotel).

I was actually surprised as the Capital Suites in Yellowknife is horribly overpriced and not nearly as nice as the one in Iqaluit. Be aware food costs are very high in Iqaluit. The frobisher inn is obviously a much nicer hotel, but your also paying $100 more a night for that...and it really isn't that much nicer than the Capital Suites.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled on business
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1  Thank muppetx
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Reviewed 27 July 2008

The Capital Suites is in a pretty good location, somewhat close to the main drag in Iqaluit but not right on it so you aren't listening to cars crunching by on the gravel. The room I stayed in was really nice - I stayed in a suite, with a full kitchen, and it was immaculately clean and quite well furnished. I was more than happy with the room itself, and the folks at the front desk were really helpful.

Really my only complaints are this:

after 11 p.m. there is no one at the front desk, and this is when people get loud in the halls. I stayed up until 1 a.m. listening to loud voices and crashing around in the hallways one evening. No one to call about it. To me, having to drag the pillows over one's ears at this ungodly time because of hallway rowdies is unacceptable. What's the point of complaining the next day?? After spending the late evening like this, one would inevitably want to sleep in the next morning - especially if it is a Sunday. Nope. Housekeeping pounds on the door at 9 a.m., and if you they don't hear you tell them to come back later (if you are if fact awake after the door pounding), then you get the pleasure of having to bellow it out yet again once they're in your room.

So, the hotel itself is great, but these things really take away from its potential.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 December 2007

This is a little gem in the North. It's exensive, but not relatively. Everything costs about double up there.

We were travelling in a large group. I think we used about a dozen rooms, but they were overbooked and gave 2 people a hard time about getting a room even though we booked 6 months in advance.

The rooms were always clean. The staff were always friendly. There were plenty of bars around and lots of restaurants. Well everything in Iqaluit is within a 5 minutes walk. The town is itty bitty. (Compared to Toronto everything in Canada is small I guess)

I always had enough coffee and soap and clean towels. We were on an extended stay (one month) so they only changed the linnens twice/week to save on water/electricity etc. Thats still more often than I change at home.

My bathtub had a little damage to it, but mostly everything looked brand new. The damage wasn't even worth telling the desk staff. They have full kitchens with dishwashers too!

Food was stupidly expensive. At the restaurant, I remember seeing burgers for $35. At the grocery store, 2L of mik sold for $10. That's not the hotel's fault. Everything has to be flown in or brought in on the shiplift before the water freezes over.

A lot of the staff works on rotation and seemed to have a high turnover rate. I would suggest that a good half of the staff had just arrived a week before we did and had never been in Iqaluit before, so getting directions from them can be difficult.

All in all I think this was one of the better hotels I have stayed in. Although some of my co-workers had problems checking in, my check-in was flawless and easy.

  • Stayed: November 2007
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2  Thank Lord_jag
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Reviewed 20 August 2014
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 807 Aiviq Street | PO Box 2009, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Nunavut > Iqaluit
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Iqaluit
Price Range: £130 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Capital Suites - Iqaluit 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of Iqaluit, and minutes from the airport, the Legislative Assembly, restaurants, fitness facilities, Government offices, and local attractions, Capital Suites is Iqaluit's first choice in accommodations. You will find all the comforts of home in our Studios and Executive Suites. Capital Suites is the only accommodation in Iqaluit that boasts 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Suites with fully equipped kitchens! ... more   less 
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