The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler 

The Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler 

4899 Painted Cliff Rd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

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In large alpine resort towns, you can sometimes get lost in the sea of buildings. The beauty of the Coast Blackcomb Suites is you feel like you are one of the only hotels on the mountain. The hotel is siutated on the Painted Cliff Road one of the highest points for accommodation on the Blackcomb side of Whistler. Looking out of the hotel towards the Greenline Ski Run and Wizzard Chairlift it feels like the entire mountain is there just for you.  But of course, this is Whistler/Blackcomb. The largest ski resort in North America, you are actually sharing it with the world.  After a day of skiing, snowboarding, tubing or snowshoeing getting away from the hustle and bustle of the village is a nice break.  With that said, the Coast Blackcomb Suites is better suited to the quiet traveller or family group. 

If you are not taking advantage of the suites ski in ski out location or looking to venture out in search of Whistler nightlife, there is a public bus near the main entrance. It very convenient to pick up some groceries from the Whistler village or when you choose not to drive after a too many Après-ski.

ROOM: 

The rooms are fitted out like many alpine hotels. The walls are ordained with old skis and the occasional alpine painting. The general ambience is inspired by traditional European alpine culture.

The beds are reasonably comfortable and bathrooms modest without too much flair. All in all, worth the price you pay.

The suites are equipped with kitchenettes or full kitchens in the larger suites. There are options for multiple bedroom suites and bunk beds for children. The suites are great for those on a budget and looking to save some money on dining expenses.

Despite all the family groups staying in the suites, the rooms are quiet and peaceful. Keep in mind, during the ski season, you will likely awaken to the sound of ski boots stomping down the hallway.  Perhaps a welcome wake-up call, for those who want to follow suit and hit the slopes.

STAFF:

Whistler Blackcomb hires staff from all over the world. As with most ski resorts, you can expect to encounter a lot of Australians and Kiwis.  Because of our Aussie heritage, it’s always  nice to hear the Aussie drawl at the reception desk. The Vade’s put on their Canadian accents to see if anyone notices they are not from Canada and in fact Australians in disguise. All the Staff were friendly and accommodating, even happy to respond to a late night call answering a question about nighttime ski run grooming, that google couldn’t answer.

FOOD and DRINK:

The suites do not have a restaurant. So like most who stay there, we used the kitchen for a “mountain sized” cook up. After a long day on the slopes, it was nice to have a “home cooked” meal and there were enough left-overs for lunch the next day.  The suite room package comes with a tasty continental breakfast buffet.  A good way to start a day of adventure on the mountain. They also have a modest food store where you can pick up treats you may have forgotten like popcorn or chocolate.

In general, the Coast Blackcomb Suites are a good option for those wanting a peaceful location, on a modest budget and with cooking facilities. Great for families and serious skier/snowboarders. If you are looking for a close proximity to hit the Whistler nightlife, we suggest you stick closer to the village.

 

Our review is based on our stay April 2011.

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    • Jenn and Ed Coleman
    • February 10, 2018
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    You are making me ache to go skiing again. I used to live in and work at Stevens and Crystal, but I never made it up to Whistler to ski. The snow looks absolutely beautiful.

    • Alice L Ford
    • February 10, 2018
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    I was just at Whistler for New Years. I didn’t stay slope side and totally agree that coming home to a nice meal is great. This sounds like a great place to stay.

    • Delisa Zak
    • February 11, 2018
    Reply

    Great article, this hotel looks nice! I especially like that the suites have kitchenettes which would come in handy.

    • Dominic Gramatte
    • February 11, 2018
    Reply

    We are heading to BC later this year – am so excited to see this corner of the world. We are contemplating our drive from across the Rockies and one of the options that we were looking at was popping through Whistler. If we decide to give it a go we now have an option for accommodation. 🙂

      • Anthony
      • February 11, 2018
      Reply

      There are so many accomodation options in Whistler. Living in Vancouver and being ski freaks we made an effort to try many of them.

      They all have their pros and cons. Your best choice will depend on what you are looking to do and see while there.

      Hopefully we will get our Whistler tips and tricks post up soon so you can find some more inspiration.

    • R K Nair
    • February 12, 2018
    Reply

    Seems to be a very cosy accommodation. I have been putting off ski trips with friends as I am not a skier. Whistler is still on my list after lovely reviews and pictures. Thanks for the tips, sharing with my friends..

      • Anthony
      • February 12, 2018
      Reply

      Whistler is a great location because there is a lot more to do other than skiing. They are about to build a new adventure and sports centre too, which will cater really well to non-snow sports people

    • Danila Caputo
    • February 12, 2018
    Reply

    We have Whistler on our bucket list and were thinking of going later on this year. I’m definitely saving this article, as the place looks very beautiful and at the right price!

    • Erica Edwards
    • February 13, 2018
    Reply

    Looks cozy! Though I’d love to see some more pictures of the rooms. Seems like a great spot to cozy up with a hot coco and a homecooked meal after a long day on the slopes!

    • Food and Footprints
    • February 14, 2018
    Reply

    Sounds like a good type of accommodation if we were to visit Whistler. More low-key and off the main drag.

    • Punita Malhotra
    • February 15, 2018
    Reply

    We went to Hallstatt last October and reading about alpine towns in this post made me dream of it over again. Somehow, I always prefer small boutique hotels over large chains and this one suits my choice very well.

    • Samantha Sparrow
    • February 15, 2018
    Reply

    Coast Blackcomb Suites look super awesome! I don’t ski and I never will, so I’v never ever really looked up Whistler as a place for visit, but given the beauty of the mountains and the snow and that super resorts like this exist, maybe I need to rethink.

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