Coast High Country Inn
Mr plow visits at 10:30
I travel to Whitehorse for work frequently, and have stayed at pretty much every hotel in town, this was my first visit to the high country inn however. Overall, an ok property (reasonably good for Whitehorse, 2 star anywhere else, no good hotels in Whitehorse really). Room is clean, if small and dated, building is old and showing its age, but appears to have been renovated in the last 5 years.
All of that is standard hotel fare for the North. What is not standard in the north is the snow removal team going to town on the parking lot at 10:15 pm in front of the building. Currently using a bobcat and and large front end loader to scrape the pavement bare or snow and ice. There was a light snow last night, but the ice has been around for a few days. It managed to penetrate my earplugs, and wake me from sleep.
After calling the front desk, the response to “why is the snow removal crew working on a hotel parking lot at 10:30″ was “well they don’t do it every night”. Well, I don’t stay at this hotel anymore.
As I fishish this review, they are still removing snow at 10:37
Stayed in a 2 bedroom room. The room size was good and the bathroom was very nice. Quiet and clean. Free shuttle to and from airport was a huge plus. A little further from downtown Whitehorse, but only a short walk to a lot of the shops and attractions, so not a huge deal. I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again!
north of 60
This hotel is located in town and close to the old river boat museum and Yukon river.
The town is not that big so a little walking gets you to most places. There is a old operating trolley train near by, more of an attraction then efficient transportation.
Room was clean and quiet and the hotel had a nice slow pace atmosphere about it.
Had breakfast in the restaurant it was tasty and nice portions.
Easy time booking in and out.
Coffee in room was better than most.
WoW! What a view.
I’m traveling alone, so the smaller room was perfect. The room was also clean and comfortable. What a view! Forth floor corner room overlooking the Yukon river was fabulous. Nice that the motel offers a computer with internet access for guest who are not traveling with their laptops. Just across the street is Rotary Park on the river. You’ve got to visit the guest center offering historical information about the river and gold rush. Also check out the old paddleboat on display.
- Dan F
My room at the hotel was tiny. The kitchen unit in the room isn’t made for cooking anything and lacked any utensil’s to do any type of food preparation. The heating in the room was very poor. As someone else said, the professionalism isn’t the best. The food was good at the restaurant but the portions were very small for the price. Someone said it used to be a YMCA and it shows throughout. Like putting lipstick on a pig. Not quite up to Coast standards in my opinion.