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8.9

152 reviews

Aurora Bayside Inn0

3505 McDonald Drive, Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), X1A 2H2, CA

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8.9

152 reviews

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$116

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Pet Friendly

Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Private entrance

Lake view

Non-smoking rooms

Live music/Performance

Garden view

Welcome to Aurora Bayside Inn, located in the charming city of Yellowknife, in Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 2 kilometers away from the city center, this inn offers a convenient and picturesque location for your stay. With 152 reviews and counting, Aurora Bayside Inn has established itself as a top choice for travelers.

Prices for a stay at this pet-friendly inn start from just $116. The address is 3505 McDonald Drive, ensuring easy access to both the city attractions and the beautiful nature that surrounds Yellowknife. From private parking and free wifi to a golf course and a restaurant, Aurora Bayside Inn offers an array of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms feature lake and garden views, as well as kitchenettes and free toiletries.

Whether you're a nature enthusiast looking to explore the nearby hiking trails and canoeing opportunities, or simply seeking a relaxing retreat surrounded by stunning views, Aurora Bayside Inn has something for everyone. Book your stay now and experience the comfort and convenience of this charming inn in Yellowknife.

Hungry after a day of exploring? Look no further than the on-site restaurant at Aurora Bayside Inn. Named Ambiances, this family-friendly eatery offers a range of international cuisines to satisfy your cravings. From mouthwatering burgers to flavorful pasta dishes, there's something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. Relax in the cozy ambiance of the restaurant and indulge in a delicious meal without having to venture far from your comfortable room.

When it comes to payment options, Aurora Bayside Inn has you covered. While cash is not accepted, they do offer a variety of convenient payment methods. Whether you prefer to pay with Discover, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa, JCB, American Express, Bankcard, or UnionPay, you can rest assured that your preferred payment method will be accepted, making your stay hassle-free.

For those looking for a cozy and intimate accommodation option, the Cabin with Shared Bathroom at Aurora Bayside Inn is the ideal choice. With a size of 205 square feet, this room comfortably accommodates up to 3 adults and 2 children. Featuring a Twin bed and a Double bed, you can enjoy a restful night's sleep surrounded by the beautiful lake and garden views. And don't worry about bringing your toiletries, as they are provided free of charge. Plus, with smoking not allowed in the room, you can enjoy a fresh and clean environment during your stay.

Closest airports

Yellowknife Airport

3mi

Most popular amenities

Pet Friendly

Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Private entrance

Lake view

Non-smoking rooms

Live music/Performance

Garden view

Kitchenware

Kitchenette

Restaurant

Picnic area

Sun deck

Terrace

Garden

View

Free toiletries

Parking On Site

Rooms

Cabin with Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bedand

1 Double Bed

205 sqft

Lake view

Garden view

Kitchenette

Kitchenware

x3

+

With a stunning lake and garden view, this cozy cabin offers a private entrance, a kitchenette with all the essentials, and a shared bathroom. Perfect for a family getaway, it accommodates 3 adults and 2 children comfortably.

Guest reviews

8.9

(152 reviews)

From

$116

Min. rate per night

Categories of assessments

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.9

Location

9.3

Facilities

8.6

Staff

9.4

Value for money

9.1

Wifi quality

8.5

Featured reviews:

🇺🇸

Suzanne

10

April 2023

LOVED this place. It was in a very good location, above a wonderful café. It was perfect for our family of 5. Although it was small in square footage, it felt spacious and cozy. It had everything we needed and we felt very much at home in this space. We had an opportunity to meet the owner who was very nice. The view from the back side of the rental and the patio was perfect. We initially had hotel reservations but the hotel reviews were awful so I panicked and changed to the Aurora Bayside. It could not have been a better decision and we were sad to say goodbye

Nothing that we didn't like but some things that could be easy improvements. Night lights would be helpful. There was no sponge for the dishes. There were some cobwebs on the light fixtures and in the corners. Those things didn't bother me, just observations.

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Samina

9.1

April 2023

The cabin location was perfect! The scenery is beautiful especially when you get to see the Aurora Borealis right on top of the house. Bed was comfy but the sheets were a little rough and dry for our skin. The property was quiet and it was very safe. We enjoyed the dog's presence and reminded us how much we miss our fur babies.

Bathroom sink was too small so water kept falling off while washing the face and hands. The door of the cabin needs to be fixed. We found a used tissue in the bathroom when we first walked in. Just needs the rooms to be checked properly after cleaning.

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Jeannakashima

10

September 2022

If you make yourself as a local to have a "live" experience in a Old Town Yellowknife, this must be the place. The room was clean, tidy and yet cozy to make us feel home, the view from the room was excellent, and great restaurants are all few minutes away. On top of everything, the Innkeeper, Mr. John Leuis made our stay/trip flawless -- we cannot thank him enough for his quick response and kind hospitality. After COVID pushed us back almost 2 years, we finally made it to the destination that we wanted to visit for a decade. We will remember this awesome experience for the rest of our life, and, if all possible, this should be our first choice to return/stay in Yellowknife in a heartbeat.

Absolutely nothing. Everything was organized and coordinated. Flawless from booking through checking out. Truly appreciated the precious effort from the Aurora Bayside Inn Team to make this experience possible.

🇺🇸

Sarah

10

April 2022

The Aurora Bayside Inn is located on the Great Slav Lake where I was able to enjoy several winter activities in March. It is conveniently in "Old Town" and I was able to walk to the Ice Palace for the Snowking Festival, get picked up out back on the frozen lake to go ice fishing, and walk around the corner for a wonderful flight in a De Havilland Beaver. The accommodations were very comfortable and there is a restaurant on property where you can have a nice meal with wine and watch ski planes take off and land or see teams of dog sleds go by. I loved it! Very relaxing.

🇺🇸

Dave

10

August 2022

The Aurora Bayside Inn is a fabulous little place.  Close to town but out of the way, right on the water, and with excellent food and drink served right on the bay, right out back. I felt like I'd fallen into an oasis after a multi-day motorcycle journey.  John, the owner, was super-accommodating throughout, the room was nicely appointed, homey, and very comfortable, the rate was great, and I can't say enough about the location.  I felt like I was staying in a friend's house, not a hotel.  If I ever find a reason to go all the way back up to Yellowknife, I can't imagine even looking into other accommodations.  It was hands-down the nicest place I stayed on this 2-week trip.

🇳🇱

Ashvini

9.1

March 2022

the location is suburb. the host is really friendly and willing to help in a very balanced way. don’t choose something in the city, choose bayside inn. it is waaaay better than the pictures. since Yellowknife isn’t too big, it is still walking distance from everything (20 min to the city or 3 min by cab). host is available by text. the rooms are exactly what you need and expect from an inn. loved the place. northern lights can be visible from the inn (and good!). it is great to watch it with a cup of tea and wait for it to appear and then go on the balcony or go towards the garden. you really feel like a local here!

with all the rooms taken, all the sitting places in the living room might be taken.

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Bookingada

10

April 2022

I solo traveled to Yellowknift for a ten days trip, only saw the Northern light in 3 days due to weather condition, I joined a local aurora hunting tour, its great! but if you stay in the Aurora Bayside Inn, for sure you can see the light by just sitting in the laung with a cup of hot coffee, Want to take a video! just walk out to the lake ,the inn is beisdes The Great Slave Lake in the old town which I am interested to stay there to feel what is the town Yellowknift was . The Inn location is excellent, room are clean and the bed is super comfortable. My flight arrived at mid night, John the housekeeper is very helpful and heart warming, gave me details on how to get into the Inn. On the 5th days of my trip I still haven't seen any northern light up to got your text telling me it came out. Thanks John!

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Erin

8.2

March 2023

The location is amazing. We walked right onto the frozen lake to view the aurora. Also, the restaurant that shares the building (Fishy People) is so good. We ate there four times!

The shower is on the fritz. The water would be a good temperature and then suddenly go all the way to scalding for about thirty seconds and then all the way to freezing for about thirty seconds. Hopefully they can get this fixed, because otherwise the room was perfect.

🇵🇹

Cindy

10

September 2023

I really like the location, it was safe and close to the water.

There is a restaurant attached to the cabin but it is a different owner so we didn't have great access to the lawn. Also sometimes there are random parties at night right outside the cabin. However, if you purchase a drink you can sit at one of the table and enjoy the view.

🇨🇦

Lipika

10

October 2022

Its a great place to stay. Great view from the deck and have restaurant on main floor. Owner is very helpful and asked many times for anything that I needed during my stay. It has a common kitchen with all supplies.

I believe the building has central heating, which was not on during my stay. So the room was cold. But owner provided me a room heater, that helped.

🇺🇸

Suzanne

10

April 2023

10

LOVED this place. It was in a very good location, above a wonderful café. It was perfect for our family of 5. Although it was small in square footage, it felt spacious and cozy. It had everything we needed and we felt very much at home in this space. We had an opportunity to meet the owner who was very nice. The view from the back side of the rental and the patio was perfect. We initially had hotel reservations but the hotel reviews were awful so I panicked and changed to the Aurora Bayside. It could not have been a better decision and we were sad to say goodbye

Nothing that we didn't like but some things that could be easy improvements. Night lights would be helpful. There was no sponge for the dishes. There were some cobwebs on the light fixtures and in the corners. Those things didn't bother me, just observations.

🇨🇦

Samina

9.1

April 2023

9.1

The cabin location was perfect! The scenery is beautiful especially when you get to see the Aurora Borealis right on top of the house. Bed was comfy but the sheets were a little rough and dry for our skin. The property was quiet and it was very safe. We enjoyed the dog's presence and reminded us how much we miss our fur babies.

Bathroom sink was too small so water kept falling off while washing the face and hands. The door of the cabin needs to be fixed. We found a used tissue in the bathroom when we first walked in. Just needs the rooms to be checked properly after cleaning.

🇯🇵

Jeannakashima

10

September 2022

10

If you make yourself as a local to have a "live" experience in a Old Town Yellowknife, this must be the place. The room was clean, tidy and yet cozy to make us feel home, the view from the room was excellent, and great restaurants are all few minutes away. On top of everything, the Innkeeper, Mr. John Leuis made our stay/trip flawless -- we cannot thank him enough for his quick response and kind hospitality. After COVID pushed us back almost 2 years, we finally made it to the destination that we wanted to visit for a decade. We will remember this awesome experience for the rest of our life, and, if all possible, this should be our first choice to return/stay in Yellowknife in a heartbeat.

Absolutely nothing. Everything was organized and coordinated. Flawless from booking through checking out. Truly appreciated the precious effort from the Aurora Bayside Inn Team to make this experience possible.

🇺🇸

Sarah

10

April 2022

10

The Aurora Bayside Inn is located on the Great Slav Lake where I was able to enjoy several winter activities in March. It is conveniently in "Old Town" and I was able to walk to the Ice Palace for the Snowking Festival, get picked up out back on the frozen lake to go ice fishing, and walk around the corner for a wonderful flight in a De Havilland Beaver. The accommodations were very comfortable and there is a restaurant on property where you can have a nice meal with wine and watch ski planes take off and land or see teams of dog sleds go by. I loved it! Very relaxing.

🇺🇸

Dave

10

August 2022

10

The Aurora Bayside Inn is a fabulous little place.  Close to town but out of the way, right on the water, and with excellent food and drink served right on the bay, right out back. I felt like I'd fallen into an oasis after a multi-day motorcycle journey.  John, the owner, was super-accommodating throughout, the room was nicely appointed, homey, and very comfortable, the rate was great, and I can't say enough about the location.  I felt like I was staying in a friend's house, not a hotel.  If I ever find a reason to go all the way back up to Yellowknife, I can't imagine even looking into other accommodations.  It was hands-down the nicest place I stayed on this 2-week trip.

🇳🇱

Ashvini

9.1

March 2022

9.1

the location is suburb. the host is really friendly and willing to help in a very balanced way. don’t choose something in the city, choose bayside inn. it is waaaay better than the pictures. since Yellowknife isn’t too big, it is still walking distance from everything (20 min to the city or 3 min by cab). host is available by text. the rooms are exactly what you need and expect from an inn. loved the place. northern lights can be visible from the inn (and good!). it is great to watch it with a cup of tea and wait for it to appear and then go on the balcony or go towards the garden. you really feel like a local here!

with all the rooms taken, all the sitting places in the living room might be taken.

🇨🇦

Bookingada

10

April 2022

10

I solo traveled to Yellowknift for a ten days trip, only saw the Northern light in 3 days due to weather condition, I joined a local aurora hunting tour, its great! but if you stay in the Aurora Bayside Inn, for sure you can see the light by just sitting in the laung with a cup of hot coffee, Want to take a video! just walk out to the lake ,the inn is beisdes The Great Slave Lake in the old town which I am interested to stay there to feel what is the town Yellowknift was . The Inn location is excellent, room are clean and the bed is super comfortable. My flight arrived at mid night, John the housekeeper is very helpful and heart warming, gave me details on how to get into the Inn. On the 5th days of my trip I still haven't seen any northern light up to got your text telling me it came out. Thanks John!

🇺🇸

Erin

8.2

March 2023

8.2

The location is amazing. We walked right onto the frozen lake to view the aurora. Also, the restaurant that shares the building (Fishy People) is so good. We ate there four times!

The shower is on the fritz. The water would be a good temperature and then suddenly go all the way to scalding for about thirty seconds and then all the way to freezing for about thirty seconds. Hopefully they can get this fixed, because otherwise the room was perfect.

🇵🇹

Cindy

10

September 2023

10

I really like the location, it was safe and close to the water.

There is a restaurant attached to the cabin but it is a different owner so we didn't have great access to the lawn. Also sometimes there are random parties at night right outside the cabin. However, if you purchase a drink you can sit at one of the table and enjoy the view.

🇨🇦

Lipika

10

October 2022

10

Its a great place to stay. Great view from the deck and have restaurant on main floor. Owner is very helpful and asked many times for anything that I needed during my stay. It has a common kitchen with all supplies.

I believe the building has central heating, which was not on during my stay. So the room was cold. But owner provided me a room heater, that helped.

Hotel surroundings Aurora Bayside Inn

Airport

Yellowknife Airport

3mi

Airport

Yellowknife Airport

3mi

Restaurants

Cuisines

International

Ambiances

Family Friendly

Amenities of Aurora Bayside Inn

Pet Friendly

Free Private Parking

Free wifi

Private entrance

Lake view

Non-smoking rooms

Live music/Performance

Garden view

Kitchenware

Kitchenette

Restaurant

Picnic area

Sun deck

Terrace

Garden

View

Free toiletries

Parking On Site

Amenities of Aurora Bayside Inn

Accessibility

Entire unit located on ground floor

Activities

Canoeing

Free

Cycling

Offsite

Fishing

Free

Game room

Golf course

Additional fee

Hiking

Free

Live music/Performance

Free

Bathroom

Free toiletries

Hairdryer

Shared bathroom

Shared toilet

Toilet

Towels

Bedroom

Linens

Wardrobe or closet

Cleaning Services

Dry cleaning

Common Areas

Shared lounge/TV area

Entertainment & Family Services

Board games/Puzzles

Food & Drink

Grocery deliveries

Packed lunches

Restaurant

Tea/Coffee maker

Food & drink safety

Delivered food covered securely

Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Front Desk Services

Invoice provided

General

Facilities for disabled guests

Family rooms

Hardwood or parquet floors

Heating

Non-smoking rooms

Pet Friendly

Private entrance

Smoke-free property

Internet

Free wifi

Kitchen

Coffee machine

Dining table

Electric kettle

Kitchenette

Kitchenware

Refrigerator

Living Area

Dining area

Sitting area

Outdoors

BBQ facilities

Free

Garden

Outdoor fireplace

Outdoor furniture

Picnic area

Sun deck

Terrace

Parking

Free Private Parking

Parking On Site

Free

Physical distancing

Cashless payment available

Contactless check-in/out

Room Amenities

Fan

Socket near the bed

View

Garden view

Lake view

View

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$116

Min. rate per night

  • Check-in / Check-out

  • Pets

  • Internet

  • Age restrictions

  • Parking

  • Reservations

  • Children and beds

  • Cards accepted at this property

Frequently Asked Questions - Aurora Bayside Inn

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At what times are check-in and check-out at Aurora Bayside Inn?

The check-in time at Aurora Bayside Inn is 03:00 PM and check-out is at 11:30 AM.

Is vehicle parking offered by Aurora Bayside Inn?

Yes, there is convenient and free private parking available on site at Aurora Bayside Inn. No reservation is required for parking your vehicle.

What's the nightly rate at Aurora Bayside Inn?

The entry-level price at Aurora Bayside Inn is $116. These rates are subject to change based on room selection and travel dates. Kindly input your dates to view current rates.

What types of rooms does Aurora Bayside Inn offer?

The hotel offers cabins with shared bathrooms that have a room size of 205 sqft. Smoking is not allowed in these rooms. These cabins can accommodate up to 3 adults and 2 children and have 1 twin bed and 1 double bed.

Which amenities can guests enjoy at Aurora Bayside Inn?

At Aurora Bayside Inn, guests can make the most of their time by indulging in a range of leisure activities. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf at the hotel's golf course, while those looking for some entertainment can catch live music performances at the hotel. For those who prefer to soak up the sun and relax, the hotel offers a sun deck where guests can lounge and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

In addition to these amenities, guests can also explore the scenic surroundings through cycling, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. For those chilly evenings, the hotel provides an outdoor fireplace, perfect for cozying up with a book or a loved one. BBQ facilities are also available for guests who enjoy grilling and outdoor dining.

When it comes to dining options, Aurora Bayside Inn features an on-site restaurant that offers a family-friendly ambiance and serves a variety of international cuisines.

Does Aurora Bayside Inn have on-site restaurants?

Yes, the Aurora Bayside Inn has a restaurant on site. The restaurant is family-friendly and serves international cuisine.

Does Aurora Bayside Inn accept credit cards?

No, Aurora Bayside Inn does not accept cash as a payment method. However, they accept Discover, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa, JCB, American Express, Bankcard, and UnionPay credit cards.