Coast High Country Inn
A Step Backwards
Having stayed here a couple of times before and having described the hotel as having the best handicapped accessible room facilities in Whitehorse, we stayed here again April 9th, on arriving into Whitehorse late.
Unfortunately, the great handicapped equipped room we had before has been fitted with a ridiculously high pillow top bed. Very comfortable but virtually impossible for a disabled person to transfer from a wheelchair as the bed top is some 9 inches higher than the wheelchair seat. Similar problems getting out when one’s feet come nowhere near the floor.
Once again, lack of thought and a step backwards. We will have to look elsewhere next time.
- Peter K
The hotel is at the far end of town which makes is a little bit harder to visit the town center if you want to walk. The staff were very friendly and the level of service went above and beyond anything you would normally expect at a hotel chain. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quite, everything I look for.
- Chuck C
Wheelchair accessible room in Whitehorse
I just recently stayed at the Coast High Country in Whitehorse, Yukon. The hotel is quite accessible, there is an accessible parking spot near the entrance. And I think the main entry doors are automatic in the summer, but in the winter, it was quite heavy to open. There is a restaurant and bar on site. There is a great accessible guest room at this hotel. The room is very large and there is lots of manoeuvring space. The washroom is huge, and there is a wheel-in shower that is well designed, as you can reach all of the controls and shower head from the bench – you wouldn’t think this would have to be a big deal…. but it is.
The staff are great, the hotel is clean, the food at the restaurants are decent, and its possible to walk to the downtown core in about 10 minutes…. it was winter and I wheeled the trip a few times… so couldn’t have been that far.
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.