Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
A true ski-in-ski-out hotel in the right season. Pet-friendly hotel, and the room smelled like it.
I might have given this place a better review but it was expensive, and we expected more. We had a great time, and during the right season this is a true ski-in-ski-out property. But the hotel needs to be updated, and the overall service–food, cleanliness, etc… is average or below average. I wouldn’t stay here again at the prices they charge. I would find another ski-in-ski-out or I would save some money and find a clean budget hotel near the village. The room had a faint smell of cat urine. I didn’t realize the hotel was pet-friendly when I booked the room.
Family friendly lodging
This is a great option for families who want to ski at Whistler Blackcomb. With complimentary breakfasts and on-site ski rentals, you can hit the slopes quickly! Although not available in March this year due to lack of snow, you can usually ski out of this resort as well! We used the free shuttle bus to the hill one day (very convenient) and drove to the hill the other day. Rooms are comfortable and in good, clean condition. Price was good considering it’s at Whistler! Once booked though, the cancellation policy was pretty strict, not allowing cancellations anywhere near your travel dates. Nice outdoor pool and hot tubs but very small fitness room. The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay there very much.
This is the second stay for us, with the last visit in February 2014. The snow conditions were challenging this year but we did our best. Once again, this hotel is a great value. It is ski in and out although the conditions this year would make ski out a bit challenging and ski in a poor proposition. We downloaded at the bottom of Blackcomb chair and took a bus back to the hotel, only a few minutes away. The stop is almost at the door, convenient when your arms are full of equipment. The bus is free all the way to Whistler Gondola, where there are rental shops, Guest services, lift tickets and food. From there it is a pleasant walk through the village. to get groceries, as you will have a kitchen in your suite.
The rooms are comfortable but not luxurious. Linens are what one expects in a three star hotel. The bathroom is functional with a good shower. There are flat screen TV’s in the room, possibly a bit small for the taste of some. The rooms and hallway are a bit tired and will need updating in the future with new paint and carpeting, but are quite serviceable. The staff are friendly and helpful.
A big plus is the ski rental shop right in the hotel. This is a major convenience for service in the evening, swapping out equipment any time of day right from the hill and ski storage at night. This is owned by Whistler and very competitive, especially if you have an Edge card. More about that later.
The biggest plus is free breakfast. There is a very good selection of healthy options, including fresh fruit, oatmeal, whole grain breads, cereal and yogurt. Fresh cooked waffles and muffins are also served. Juice, tea and coffee are available as well, with the tea and Starbucks coffee served all day (Decaf, Pikes Peak and Blond). Amazing. A similar breakfast in Whistler would run at lest $10 per person plus tax and tip.
If you want luxury, there are plenty of options in Whistler. If you want outstanding value and great location, there is no better option. Consider getting the Edge card, available to Canadians and those from Washington State. It gives you the cheapest lift rates, running under $100 per day. It gives you the cheapest rental rates when loaded on the card, at about $35 per day. It gives you 20% off merchandise in the Whistler Blackcomb equipment store, Columbia and others, which we found very useful. It gives you a discounted rate on hotels, below what I could find online. Go online and see if this is the best way to put together your ski holiday. The travel agents at Whistler put together the package for me and it priced out better than SkiCan and with much more flexibility. That has been my experience over two vacations there.
Great for Ski In and Out
I stayed here in January/February for 2 weeks.
Check in was great – the desk clerk was helpful in getting a very tired me to my room.
The room was cleanish – although it was surface clean, I felt it was lacking something the entire time I was there. The room was well stocked with all the kitchen gadgets you would require to cook a meal. There was a full sized fridge, stove and dishwasher. Soap to clean was well stocked as well.
The living space had a timed fireplace and a large balcony that likely gets good usage in the summer months.
The bedroom was small with a large closet – extra blankets to stay cozy warm during the cold days.
Bath had standard amenities plus larger ones that look like they are refillable. Towels were thin, but clean – and restocked readily by housekeeping.
Housekeeping was great everyday – I did find it a bit odd that they would take out the trash and run the dishwasher daily. Even with just a couple of items in it. I imagine it is to reduce the food smells in the rooms for long stay guests. The room did have a funky odour to it – almost like indian curry.
Location is good if your primary reason for being in Whistler is skiing – great for families. I was there for work, and I did feel extremely dislocated from the village – it was too far just to pop into the village on a whim. You definitely need a car or need to rely on the public bus service here.
Not as advertised !
This hotel is very disappointing. The views are non exist ant due to overgrown trees directly in front of the windows. The rooms are dated and not particularly clean. The mattress on the bed had seen better days many years ago and was very uncomfortable. Not what you need when you have been skiing all day. The bath towels are not much bigger than hand towels and paper thin, and we were only left one each by housekeeping. That’s when they bothered to service the room, twice we got back late afternoon and it had not been done. We then had a long wait when we rang down to request some. Breakfast is adequate but they do not have enough chairs in the dining area. So you have lots of empty tables with no chairs around them .
Overall a disappointing experience, and we would not stay there again or recommend to anyone else. My husband is also complaining to Virgin Holidays regarding misrepresentation in their brochure.