$109 – Stay in Dawson City: Gold Rush & Sourtoe Cocktail Town
Shenanigans of the 1800s Gold Rush and the legend of the Sourtoe Cocktail make the Yukon's Dawson City a unique destination that should be on everyone's bucket list.
Lonely Planet nails it in a nutshell: "it's one of the most historic and evocative towns in Canada ... like gold dust on a cake: unnecessary but damn nice."
- What's included:
- Travel through Jan. 31
- $109 per night ... Standard Two Doubles
- $139 per night ... Standard Two Queens
- Note: Standard Two Doubles rooms are located in the annex across the street; through Jan. 3 only annex rooms are available
- Price based on up to two guests sharing a room
- Additional adults are +$20 per guest, per night; children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
- These rates are refundable; cancel prior to 4 p.m. local time on the day of arrival
- No resort fee
- Free Wi-Fi
- Off-street parking is complimentary
- Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
- For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections
What you need to know:
Travelzoo Tip: Ask for Captain River Rat and order a Sourtoe Cocktail. We aren't joking when we say it's a preserved human toe served in a shot of liquor.
Why We Love It
- Discover the Klondike Gold Rush era of the late 1800s from this downtown property
- Located on the banks of the Yukon River
- The hotel's saloon bar serves the famous Sourtoe Cocktail
- The northern lights can typically be seen in Dawson City from late August to April
Stays at this hotel situate you perfectly to experience the charms of the historic city that used to be known as the "Paris of the North." Dawson City was once flooded by millionaires looking to get their hands on hidden gold. It quickly became a hub for business people, gamblers, bankers, prostitutes and saloon keepers, and was the largest city west of Winnipeg and north of Seattle.
From 1896 to 1899, $29 million worth of gold was mined around Dawson City, an era known as the Klondike Gold Rush. This rich history is embedded in the local architecture and the people, making it a fascinating tourist destination.
Experience the heyday of saloons and watch a cancan show at what's known as Canada's oldest casino, Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall.
Visit the Dawson City Museum -- a 10-minute walk from the hotel -- to learn about the Gold Rush and the Yukon's First Peoples.
Hotel bedrooms are basic but exude turn-of-the-century style. They are split between the main building and an annex across the street.
Buy a souvenir from the hotel's gift shop and dine at the Jack London Grill, which is open daily.
For those with a strong stomach, order a Sourtoe Cocktail, served in the hotel's Sourdough Saloon. You choose the shot, they provide the mummified human toe. Successful participants become a member of the Sourtoe Cocktail Club; just don’t forget the rule -- you can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe!
Read our blog for more interesting facts about Dawson City.
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- Complimentary airport transfer
- Express check-in / checkout
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathtub or shower
- Off-street parking
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.
Minimum age required to check-in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Extra beds and infant cribs are not available. Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests over the age of 13 is CA$20.00 (subject to tax, per person per night) and will be added to the total price at check-out.
Extra beds and infant cribs are not available. Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests over the age of 13 is CA$20.00 (subject to tax, per person per night) and will be added to the total price at check-out.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $30 plus tax per pet per night. Please contact hotel prior to arrival to secure pet-friendly room.
Please contact hotel prior to arrival to secure pet-friendly room.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
$109 / night
When You Can Go
Through Jan. 31
Getting ThereFly to Whitehorse and drive six hours along the Klondike Highway to Dawson City. From late April through the end of September, Husky Bus runs between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Air Canada offers year-round flights and WestJet operates seasonally to Whitehorse.
Air North offers flights from several cities to Dawson City Airport, some stopping at Whitehorse. The airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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