Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
Good family hotel
We stayed here for Christmas 2013 and booked 4 rooms. It is not within the village but we were lucky that there were free shuttles to the village being offered every 15 minutes. We were pleased with the afternoon tea/coffee and snacks offered. Breakfast was so-so. But was happy that they provided utensils for you to be able to bring breakfast in the room – perfect for my late-riser kids.
Amazing hotel !
The family had a extremely fun time at the Coast.Fantastic staff(very friendly and accommodating, quick and efficient), great rooms, delicious continental breakfast, convenient location. Overall amazing! I will most defiantly stay here in the future. In addition telling everyone I know that stays in Whistler to go to the Coast!
- Kristy P
Great Staff and Location
I’d love to give this place a strong recommendation and if it weren’t for a few easy to fix details I would.
First the positives: The staff is absolutely fabulous, from the front desk staff to the crew running the ski shop. The location is great. Granted it’s a short (free) bus ride or a short walk down the slope (I’d walk down and catch the bus back up) to get into the village but the ski-in/ski-out feature is tough to beat.
Now for the negatives: I can’t remember the last time I saw a vinyl floor in a kitchen though that’s relatively minor. Some in my party found the rooms small. The one thing we all agreed upon was the shoddy broadband service. None of us had to do a ton of work while on vacation but we all wanted to keep up to date on emails and help w/ a few minor things so as not to return to several hundred emails. Stuff that should have taken about 30 minutes/day and been accomplished while drinking a cup of coffee in the morning. Instead broadband did not work in our rooms. We had to use it in the lobby and even down there we still got dropped from time to time. Just frustrating when something that’s relatively cheap to fix isn’t taken care of.
Great choice for our first Whistler trip!
First, yes, you are farther away from the village, but there is a free shuttle to and from the village every 30 minutes. We were more interested in the ski in/ski out experience anyways. Brought our own food to cook all our meals. Kitchen was perfect and kept very clean! Room itself very clean! Sound proofing between rooms seemed very good too. Sleep comfort, perfect! Yes, this is an older property, but kept up nicely and at a great value compared to the other high end resorts. Two hot tubs, so no issues finding room to soak after a great day of skiing. Ski valet guys are super! Only two small downsides; wireless internet was very slow in our room, but courtesy computer down in the lobby worked great. Would of also been nice to have a real protein/meat with breakfast downstairs before a full morning of skiing. Hard boiled eggs seemed to be it. Great carbs and fruit choices. Even there, we just went to the store in the village and bought some breakfast sausage and eggs to fry up. Awesome mountain and experience! Will most certainly return to this resort for our next Whistler/Blackcomb experience.
Location and initial impressions
This hotel is a ski in- ski out which is down a nice easy run around 2-3 minute ski from the base of Blackcomb. It is in more of a residential / lodge area rather than somewhere in walking distance to bars / restaurants.
To get to Whistler or Blackcomb there was a bus which ran quite frequently which was FOC, you could also walk down the slope to Blackcomb (5 mins) or download on one of the lifts to whistler village. Easy to get around but nothing on the doorstep to pop out to.
We got a shared transfer up from Vancouver and was impressed when we dropped people to other hotels and a bell boy came out with a trolley and a warm welcome. When we got to the coast there was no such welcome so we dragged out luggage in to the hotel our selves. We were greeted at reception and asked to register and sign a disclosure – I have never had to sign a disclosure at a hotel. It basically informed you that you would be fined for various issues and that the hotel had a quiet after 10pm policy – if you made noise you would be kicked out without notice as it was a family hotel – no problem with this but very strange at a hotel advertised to be of a good standard so I didn’t expect to encounter large groups of teenagers paying little, getting drunk and sleeping 20 to a room partying all night. On top of this the disclosure also stated that the hotel was unlicensed – no chance of a nightcap!
The rooms are a little tired but well stocked and comfortable.we had a studio which was fine for 2 of us. The kitchen had all you needed but a kettle. The rooms however were noisy – there seemed to be no sound proofing (hence maybe the disclosure!) and we could hear every beep of the lift and every conversation of people going along the corridor – including the delight of children at 6am – maybe an early limit on sound needed to be put on the disclosure too. The bathrooms were fine with baths which is always welcome after a days skiing – if only you could get proper hot water in peak times.
There is a ski rental shop on site which is one of the Whistler Blackcomb ones so if you book in advance you can rent from here and save the bus to town. They also store your skis so no need to carry them to your room. There is a wonderful pool and hot tub kept roasting and very good after a tough day on the mountains, gowns in the room and plenty of towels in the pool area make the cold run not a problem. Tea and coffee is available all day in the breakfast room. Breakfast was included in our rate but we didn’t bother most days as it wasn’t the best selection (cereal, porridge,cold eggs, fruit, yogurt, bakery and waffles) – they would really benefit by having more hot options or mixing it up a little maybe doing something different to waffles each day – pancakes, hot eggs, cheese and meat selection etc There is a small shop and gym.
We had snow – lots of snow – if you are thinking of a late break in the next week or so go, go,go!