Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
2 weeks in Whistler
The staff were very helpful
Room was good
Building is looking tired and needs some investment
Pool and hot tub were ideal
Breakfast was very limited with absolutely no variation
Dogs around the hotel were a problem
The trolley system in the breakfast room was a real problem
Everything Was Perfect
Because we went late in the season we got a very good rate. Enjoyed the breakfast with fresh waffles and “real” maple syrup! This is a perfect ski-in, ski-out, we loved the location and the staff knocked themselves out to please. We definitely recommend the Coast and have already made plans to return again next season.
Stayed here during a recent ski holiday, having previously always stayed at the Fairmont. We had a one bed roomed suite which was very spacious and well equipped.
Breakfast was included which was a great start to the day.
This was a true ski in/out location and although a little out of the village the very regular bus service meant this was not an issue.
The pool and hot tubs provided a great end to a ski day.
We got married during our stay and received a lovely bottle of wine and card from the hotel management.
All in all this was a very good value hotel and we will definitely stay here again.
The "Whatever" Attitude Wears Thin After a While
The Coast is not a high end chain and its properties in BC and NW USA vary from very nice (Hotel Belmont in Portland) to wretched (Coast in Terrace). The Coast Blackcomb is way better than the one in Terrace but the best you can say is that our stay was not terrible.
The hotel is not old but it feels tired. Whistler/Blackcomb is a high energy place and that kind of drive is hard on a hotel. Service staff come and go frequently and the level of attention to detail (or even basic service quality) is low. Staff are friendly but there’s not a whole lot of caring beyond the meaningless smile and even more meaningless ‘have a nice day’.
So. Kitchen is small but usable. Standard bottom end appliances. Uncomfortable furniture. Tiny, soft bed. Bedside lamp didn’t work – switch was broken. Called it in. Nobody came to fix it. Went to the desk and reported it again. Everybody is really nice. Nobody came to fix it. I’d prefer grumpy and fixed to nice and broken, myself. Didn’t bother to report the thermostat that wouldn’t turn the heat down. Or complain about the crappy bed. Why bother?
And that, my friends, is the problem. The attitude of the friendly, nice, totally uncommitted staff is…why bother? I’m gone in three months anyway, as soon as my work/travel visa expires. I’m here to ski – just work to eat and pat for the hill pass.
It wasn’t a terrible visit. This stay was just humdrum. Given that Whistler is one of the most beautiful (if plasticized) places on the planet, you really have to work at making the experience humdrum. Or, rather, you really have to do absolutely nothing of substance to make it humdrum. And the Coast did that part very well.
The hotel does offer ‘ski out’ and that’s nice – right on the edge of the lower part of Blackcomb. There’s also a regular BC Transit shuttle (free) that stops at the hotel and goes to the transit loop at Whistler Base. The ‘free’ breakfast really isn’t worth the price.
Spent 9 days here, apartment was very clean and well equipped. Beds comfortable, even bed settee. Fab for ski-in/ski- out, so easy to be out and off skiing. Loved the ski storage and staff there were very helpful. Breakfast was great either downstairs or take up to the room, wide variety of breads and fruit plus waffles and cereals/porridge.
Free bus to Whistler village centre was very useful and ate out in some great places. Really loved the Mongolian Grill- well worth a visit!
We found staff helpful and friendly(especially maids) and happy to let us have a late checkout on the last day.
Would definitely stay here again and would recommend.