Coast High Country Inn
Not Up to Coast Standards
This building was a 1970s YWCA hostel that became a hotel in the mid-90s. The staff likes to say that the building has “character.” None of the guest rooms are a standard size nor are the hallways the same width or level. With mostly minor cosmetic upgrades this property became a Coast Hotel in 2013. This is not Coast Hotel standard: for our return visit to Whitehorse we found 4 star accommodation at the Northern Lights Resort at a comparable price, including a full breakfast.
- Tess S
Very unusual room
Check I and out were very easy and efficient, staff was helpful. A transport to airport was arranged and ran on time. Fairly good location, nice walk to a wonderful park by the river, but a good hoof to the downtown area where most of the restaurants and retail district is. The room we had was strange, the windows didn’t open and there was no a/c, so was stuffy. There was a fan in the closet that helped. But the room was stale because no way to get air. Then there was an enormous jetted bathtub in the room, and the bathroom was tiny. Just a little strange. The room was very clean and beds seemed new as well as the other furniture.
I stayed in hotel for 10 nights for business. The room was clean and comfortable; and quiet overall, once the pub shut down (I could have moved rooms but liked the room overall). The hotel is much improved over when I stayed there a few years ago – improved decor, cleanliness. I had a large room with a king bed – firmer than the one I have at home, but comfortable. Blackout curtains cut out most of the light (not much nighttime in early July!). I was near the elevator and stairwell so thought that would be problematic, but it wasn’t. I didn’t notice any noise from elevators. The staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves good meals. Overall a good experience!
- Del M
A great respite!
We had spent one night at the Best Western and we weren’t happy there and when we couldn’t get a different room that would meet our needs we checked out and decided to try the Coast High Country Inn. They told us at check in there were only a couple rooms left and they let us take at look at them first to decide if we wanted to stay there. They thought the rooms might not be to our liking because they were smaller rooms. We stayed on the first floor in a little kitchenette and had a view out the back so we could keep an eye out on the equipment we had with us. It was a perfect fit for us and we ended up staying two nights there instead of one because we enjoyed the hotel and the City of Whitehorse so much.
Nothing amazing. But nothing bad. So I went with average. Good location, clean room, friendly staff… however no air conditioner or opening windows lead to a stuffy sleep and it was only in the 12-14 celsius range. Could make for a hot summer stay. I’d go back though!