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“Better-than-expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Horn Hotel

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Big Horn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Watson Lake
Whitehorse, Canada
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Better-than-expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Considering my past visits to Watson and the dumps I have stayed in, this was/is a lot better than I expected ... Even with the brothel feel to it. Very soft mattress and very old bathroom furnishings

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Eagle River, Alaska
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

There were 2 hotels that I could find that accepted pets. The other hotel was pretty scary upon inspection of the room so we chose the Big Horn. The lady at the desk was very kind and was accomodating to the guests, including us. Our room was clean and, while it was dark, quaint and cozy in decor. It reminded me of the way my grandmother would decorate her home. There was plenty of room for my dogs. There is also small dining area with a small round table and chairs for eating right by the sink and the countertop, which is usually in the bathroom. This was very convenient since we bring our own food with us. The bathroom was very clean and my kids enjoyed the blue commode and the shower curtains with the fish. The beds were a little soft but a good night's stay. It was very quiet. My only complaint is the lack of ventilation. It was very hot with heat set to a low temp and we had to keep the window open.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fallon, Nevada
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Schell and Wooo's liked this Hotel,And you know,SO did I lol.It was a nice place to rest up before heading on to Alaska.The bed's were fine,The check in went o.k.,Had a great sleep,And was on my way the next day.The Resturant next door had a VERY Yummy B.L.T and fries,And Schell liked her Goodies lol.It was a VERY nice expierence after a Longgg journey.Thank You for such a nice stay................

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Underway1976
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

When we first arrived the lady at the counter was fairly nice but the front entrance smelled like cigarettes since she chain smokers near the front door. When we got to the room it smelled like urine. We figured it might be due to this building seeming a little older than others so we didn't worry about it. When it came time to put the kids to bed my wife pulled the comforter of the bed my kids were going to sleep in and found an unused baby diaper and the satellite remote we couldn't find since we got there. This indicated to us the sheets had not been changed. When my wife went to the front desk to inform the lady, see asked my wife to leave a note for the morning manager. At that point my wife had to ask for can linen since the lady didn't offer any. In fact, the lady acted quite surprised when my wife asked for them. In the end, I felt quite dirty and ripped off leaving the place. It was not worth the $130 we spent!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pipsfc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

July 21 2013. I started, after checking in, going down stairs and asking the lady if there was a pub or bar in town because I would love a beer after a day on the riding :) BUT this woman wasvery condenscending. She told my wife and I that SHE does not know cause SHE Never goes into a place like that. Thinking I thought you are in the public service industry and I don't care about your personal beliefs. So we walk next store and ask the helpfull lady at the Andreas hotel they have a bar that opens at 6 pm (great). When we are at Andreas we saw buckets AND rags in the lobby available for bikers. So I have a hour to kill so I go back and ask the lady that we would like to wash our bikes (to kill the hour). They have no soap or rags and mentioned that we could go across the highway and buy some (we don't have a lot of storage on our bikes and other motels along our trip of 6500 km always accomodated us IF even if they they they didnt have an ad "BIKER FRIENDLY SIGN" in their window. I find the garden hose but it has no nozell to turn it on so I go back inside and SHE tells me she will not turn it on because is if she did people will want to wash there bikes and cause a mess?? SO I point out that they have a biker friendly sigh outside and she replies we are friendly to bikers but DON'T want them to wash there bikes here ( wow ) I only wish there was a lower rating than poor. Also when trying to book a room online - it took them 2 days to get back to us. Biker friendly - NO. Online Reservations - NO

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 4dRider
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Chugiak
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

My wife and I stayed in this hotel on our way down from Anchorage to the Lower 48. After being on the road for 3 days solid, any hotel would have done at that point. We knew what we were getting since we booked ahead in advance and were actually pretty excited to see the blue bathtub and blue toilet.

The room had heavy, dark furniture that didn't help as the room felt so dark and dreary - not a feeling you want at night after being on the road all day long. Despite the looks, the room was super clean. It was warm, but after living in Alaska we knew there was no AC in Canada/Alaska area. The front desk staff was amazingly nice and very helpful on our check in and out.

The highlight to the entire stay was the beds. To our surprise, the beds were MEMORY FOAM! The pillows and mattresses were amazing to sleep on and very welcoming to both myself and my 7.5 month pregnant wife.

Best stay in town.

Room Tip: Try to get a downstairs room in the warm, summer months.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael L
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Palmer, Alaska
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Ive stayed at two places in Watson Lake, the Air Force Inn and here. Watson Lake does not have much in terms of lodging but the room here was large and clean. The furnishings are dated as is the facility, but we found it adequate. It was unusually warm when we were there and there is no AC but there are fans in the room and we got it cooled down. It is near a restaurant, grocery store and gas station so its very convenient.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Hugh L
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Additional Information about Big Horn Hotel

Property: Big Horn Hotel
Address: Box 844, Mile 633 Alaska Highway Watson Lake,, Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0, Canada
Region: Canada > Yukon > Watson Lake
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Watson Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Big Horn Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Big Horn Hotel Watson Lake, Yukon

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