Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
Fantastic in every way
I’m so glad we booked this hotel for our stay in Whistler. Booked it through Hotwire so it seemed to be excellent value. The breakfast was great and the free bus service into town worked a treat. Hats off to the super helpful and friendly British guy on reception – I forgot his name but he said he’d done a couple of seasons there – think he did the late/night shift. He was very helpful with suggestions etc. The room was great – we didn’t use the kitchen facilities but it was nice to have anyway for the fridge. We had a double with a sofa bed for our teenage son. No complaints at all – we visited in summer but it would be a fabulous place to stay for skiing I’m sure.
Excellent location for ski in-out. On-site ski rental and storage was very convenient. Staff was polite. Continental breakfast was good but could be crowded from 7 am to 7:30 am.
Taking the bus into the village was great. longest wait for a bus was 10 minutes. Most were 5 minutes or less.
Hotel; especially the halls needs a refresh. At the nightly rate they charge this should not be an issue.
Out door pool could be a little warmer especially for adult customers.
All in all the family enjoyed our stay at the Coast and would seriously go there again.
Favourite hotel in Whistler!
The Coast hotels are great everywhere, and this property in Whistler is no exception. Wonderful service, cozy cabin-like rooms, and the waffles at breakfast are some of the best I’ve had.
Word of advice – the rooms in the back by the pool get the most sunlight. The rooms in the front can be noisey, especially in high seasons when the bus comes by every 10mins. Our favourite stay we were in the back wing, facing green space. It was darker, but very quiet.
All the basic essentials included for true ski vacation
Coast is conveniently located with all the basic essentials needed for a true ski vacation. While not fancy or luxurious, it has everything you need. The employees from the front desk to housekeeping were friendly and very helpful. Our 2 BR/ 2Bath suite was the perfect size for our family of four including 2 kids (6 and 8). The kitchen was well stocked and organized. Daily housekeeping was excellent. On the first night we checked in, I noticed a burned out light in the master bathroom and a broken window cord. I was too tired to call down to have it fixed, but later that evening, maintenance had stopped by because our housekeeper had already placed a work order. Extra kleenex boxes were set out and towels restocked as needed. Storage space was adequate, and the ski valet on the lobby level was very convenient. It is a true ski in ski out, although the snow conditions this year were poor (not a fault of the hotel of course), so that we ended up having to have one of us drive down to pick the kids up after ski lessons. Without kids, I would have taken he shuttle which was also close by and convenient. My only complaints were that the rooms were a bit toasty even after turning down the set temperature, and the sofa in the living room was very uncomfortable to sit in for long. The wifi was also very slow at times and kept dropping.
Daily breakfast was included in the price (waffles, cereal, bread, bagels, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal) and was essentially the same each day. We never had to wait more than 15 minutes and took the food back up to the room. Maple cookies at the front desk each afternoon was a nice treat. The kids enjoyed the pools and hot tub after skiing each afternoon. It was a little busy right around 4 PM, but not terrible. The pool was a bit chilly for me, but the kids didn’t mind. They enjoyed the floatie/noodles set out for everyone to use. Parking in the garage was convenient, although it cost an extra $23 a day.
Overall, it was convenient and adequate and I would consider staying here again.
A hidden gem
We didn’t know what to expect having never been outside of Europe for a ski holiday and we were just expecting a room large enough to accommodate our party of 3. We were in for a pleasant surprise as our room really was a suite with a small kitchen area complete with dishwasher, fridge-freezer and full sized cooker plus all the cooking utensils and cutlery you could need if you wished to cater for yourself. An added bonus was a dining area. Our bathroom was very clean and well maintained with a selection of full sized and complimentary sized toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, bodywash and body lotion. Towels were changed as often as you wanted, all you had to do was leave them on the floor if a change was required. Bathrobes also provided and hairdryer. If anyone fancied a spot of ironing, there was even a full sized board and iron plus a laundry area which was really cheap at only $2 a wash. Staff were lovely especially the housekeeping staff. Location is superb for ski in/out and as its a little way out from the village its really quiet at night so great if you’ve got young children. Rooms were a little hot so we made use of the full size fan that was provided. Our view was non existant however, we called it the tree-side view. Just luck of the draw I suppose. The hot tubs and pool were nice but did get a little busy and there were some really annoying parents who allowed their children in the tubs despite a sign saying no kids under 7 allowed. The ‘fitness’ centre also lacked a little consisting of 3 cardio machines, why you’d need those on a ski holiday is beyond me, and a set of dumbells. We were surprised that they weren’t licensed as we had been told this was a hotel and there was nowhere comfortable to socialise in the evening other than your room which was a little disappointing as it made getting to know other guests virtually impossible. Just a few settees here and there would make it so much more inviting. Breakfast was an added bonus but didn’t change at all from day to day which did get a little monotonous towards the end of the holiday and as a Brit I really don’t want cakes and waffles for breakfast every day! However overall a really great hotel and a fantastic time was had by all.