Coast High Country Inn
Quaintly Western in feel, the Coast High Country Inn is a retreat in a quieter part of town, just 5-10 minutes walk to the Main Street.
Our Deluxe room with double Queen beds is spacious and comfortable, furnished with a desk and chair, 2 armchairs, a refreshment station with a fridge, microwave and a coffee machine, as well as a large flat-screen TV on a chest of drawers. There are 4 sets of fresh clean linen and 2 bath robes. The jacuzzi bath for 2 is a real treat on a cold winter night.
The front desk staff is friendly and helpful, the pub lively and adequate.
Very nice for business travel
I stayed here for a week in January while I was in Whitehorse on business and enjoyed my stay. I got there from the airport with the hotel’s free shuttle. The room was very large and had a king size bed with nice linens. The staff were friendly and helpful, although not always at the front desk when I dropped by to ask questions.
Housekeeping was very good, and there was a microwave and fridge in my room, which was very helpful as I was on a special diet during my stay and this allowed me to bring/store the food the I needed.
The hotel isn’t right downtown, but it’s only 5 or 6 blocks away which is a nice walk if you’re dressed properly. Not being right downtown, the hotel is quiet and I felt very safe. I had good breakfasts at the hotel’s restaurant (again, very accommodating of my dietary needs) and had a couple of nice dinners at the bar that is attached to the hotel.
The only down-side was that I had gotten up early on my last day hoping to get breakfast before I caught my early morning flight out of town, but the restaurant wasn’t yet open. But, there is a pretty good restaurant for breakfast at the airport, so no worries. I will stay there again if I go back to Whitehorse for business.
I traveled here in October 2013 to see the Aurora. I knew from my research that there were not that many hotels in Whitehorse, and I wound up booking this one as part of a package with Northern Tales. This hotel is owned and operated by the same company that owns and operates the Gold Rush Inn, which incidentally is just down the street. My room here was adequate but not luxurious, and I was happy with the experience. The hotel has a SPECTACULAR restaurant, and a separate a bar/pub on property and I found the fare in both to be excellent. The hotel’s location is right in the middle of town and as long as its not 40 below you can walk comfortably to anywhere in town. The reception staff was courteous and helpful. This is a great place to stay.
Worth the stay
We spent one night there and I loved it. We stayed in a jacuzzi room and the jacuzzi was very nice. It was clean the beds were comfortable. I was disappointed there was no late night room service. We were traveling with our young daughter and they had a play pen waiting for us in the room.
High Country Inn
I am a regular guest having stayed here 2 to 3 weeks a month for about two years. I am not a fussy guy. I like the basics and the High Country is ‘way better than just basic. The location is ideal. At the south end of the downtown area it is a 5 minute walk to 4th and Main. A one minute walk to the Klondike park, Rotary Park and the river. I have a preferred room which I usually stay in that has a kitchenette. It is small but has beautiful views of the Klondike, The river and the Grey Mountain. It is quiet and the staff are the best. I love the place and feel at home here. Many folk might find the rooms a bit small and a bit plain, but that is part of the charm for me. I live here. I do not vacation here so perhaps my opinion will not mesh with yours. I did have a jacuzzi room for a treat on my last stay in Dec.2013. It was very nice but I missed not being able to cook.