Best overall hotel in Whitehorse
I live in a Yukon community and travel into Whitehorse a lot for business. In fact, I spent over 50 nights in Whitehorse hotel rooms just this year. After staying at most of the Whitehorse hotels in my first year in the Yukon, I now only stay at the High Country. There are a number of reasons for this. Number one, after you stay here a few times, the front desk staff all get to recognize you and know your room preferences. They have many different types. They also do all sorts of special favours as part of exceptional customer service. The excellent Front Desk Manager, Nicole, even drove me to the hospital herself when I couldn’t do it myself. The rooms are kept clean and I like that they all have bar fridges. The jacuzzi soaks are a real plus after a long day in meetings too. I also like that they have duvet style linens – no gross bed spreads to handle.
High Country is 2 blocks from Main Street, so while it is super close to shopping and bars (although their bar is a Whitehorse icon!), it is also quiet. Other hotels are right next to dance clubs and loud bars so getting a good night’s sleep was tough at these places. And hotels outside of the downtown core are not convenient for restaurants or going for a nice stroll along the nearby river walk paths.
Unlike some hotels in Whitehorse, the ceilings are a normal height as well. The rooms never smell mouldy either!
The High Country recently hired new restaurant cooks and redid their menu. Their focus on seafood and meat staples done exceptionally well are a big hit with me.
Do yourself a favour and stay here. Phone the hotel and ask for the “Yukoner” rate if you are from the communities and save money. You won’t regret your choice. All the Yukoners in my community stay at this hotel too.
Ask for the jacuzzi room!
There are not a whole lot of options for hotels in Whitehorse, I think this is one out of three in the downtown area. The hotel is pretty average, but you can ask for the jacuzzi rooms which are the same price as the regular rooms. The jacuzzi is HUGE and sits 2 people easy. I would not suggest having breakfast at the restaurant, order room service as it is much quicker and the customer service is better. If you are going in warmer months, make sure to ask for a room that has blackout curtains and AC as I had a corner room with no blackout curtains and no AC and had a difficult time having comfortable sleep in the heat.
What a friendly team
I am just finishing a month long stay at the High Country Inn. The staff are all so friendly and go that extra mile to make you feel welcome. Their smiles and greetings always make me smile. The front desk is so accommodating and full of great ideas.
The room was comfortable, with a complete kitchenette. I was able to cook most of my meals in the room.
The cleanliness of the facility is very good and the people that clean the rooms do a super efficient job.
The hotel is quiet with reasonable amenities. The location is good, right on the main strip.
Would recommend this hotel for short or long stays.
Great place to stay!
Excellent quality room and service with exceptionally clean rooms and facilities. The beds and linen are that of a 5 star Hotel and slept very well. Restaurant was open until 10 being very convenient after a very full day’s drive.
- John N
A great stay
Had a group in there with 60 rooms and all of my guests were more than happy
with the service, the rooms and the f&b outlets.
Can only recommend this hotel. Location is as well great just minutes walking distance to the center of the city.