This certainly doesn't look like the old Coast Hotel! They renovated everything, what an improvement over the old hotel. Very modern looking inside.
So close, yet so far. You're not in the middle of the village, so it's very quiet. Not a lot of loud music from the pubs. But, don't be turned off. If that's what you're looking for, just walk across the street and you're in the heart of it within a minute. Aava caters to almost any type of traveler it seems. Families, couples, mountain bikers. I found it nice to be able to come back to a quieter location after a full day of buzz in the village. It calms the senses in my opinion.
Yes, as many other reviewers stated, there is a charge. $21.36 after tax I believe. But, for underground secured parking, very reasonable. I've stayed in other places in Whistler and the charge is even more. Around $25-30 before tax. You can't escape the charge, just know before hand so it won't be a surprise. There's village parking for $1 per hour, or $2 or 3 hours; but, you can't park overnight. Overnight parking in general at Whistler is challenging. When you go down the ramp, turn RIGHT and find parking because you'll be able to take the stairs/elevator right up to the lobby. If you turn left, you're underneath the restaurant.
Very easy. Helpful staff and cheerful. Very accommodating.
We had 2 queen beds. Pretty nice decor. You can tell they were going for the modern look. I liked it. Nice bench/sofa to sit on as well. The room is a bit small, but nothing to complain about. We had a stroller and it got in the way. Nice flat screen tv with loads of channels, and an iPod docking station. In room safe with fridge. We had a nice view of the putting course, so it was very quiet. I believe if you're in an even numbered room you may be facing the front (where the highway is). It was nice to be able to open up the window to let some fresh air in. Free Wi-Fi is a nice touch. Not sure if all the rooms have a door joining your neighbour, but our's did. We could hear their muffled tv.
Comfy. The pillows were a tad on the firmer side, but that's just my opinion. It was still a comfortable sleep.
Standards size (?on the smaller end). Nice faucets and taps, good water pressure on the shower. Watch out when you flush the toilet, it's strong! Reminded me of airplane toilets when they suck out the liquid. Honestly, it's that powerful! My only small complaint is that whenever you washed your hands, you would splash water onto the counter top. Once there, it kind of pooled. Not a big thing, we just kept using a towel to wipe the water back into the sink. My wife really liked the Aveda products.
No hotel restaurant, but you can order room service from the White Spot from across the lane (15 second walk to it) for an additional charge of $4. For those that don't know White Spot, it's a great chain of restaurants that started in BC. I've been going to it since I was a baby. I think it's good food, nothing fancy. You don't have to dress up. The prices are the same as in Vancouver. That was a surprise, I thought they would have marked the prices up. Burgers, salads, pastas, etc. Consistent quality in my opinion. This one was by far the quietest White Spot I've ever been to. Probably because they are so many other independent restaurants close by to try out. For being quiet, the time to get our food was probably the slowest as well. But, we enjoyed it. If you show your hotel room card, you get 10% off. For the price up at Whistler at other restaurants, that was a welcome surprise! It's not advertised anywhere that I could see (in the hotel or in the restaurant). I just remember reading someone else's post.
Very good hotel for reasonable rates. Nice rooms and friendly staff. On the quieter side, but so close to the action.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A snowballs throw from the bustling village centre, and a few more footsteps to the Ski lifts, our fun and sociable team welcome our guests with stylish design, modern features, and comfortable and unique amenities.From your moment of arrival in our open and contemporary lobby, you will enjoy details and amenities unique to most village accommodations. From in-room technologies, HDTV channels, complimentary wireless and high speed internet, and iPod docking stations, to our full fitness room, over-size hot tub and year-round outdoor pool, Aava will pamper you with comfort, style, and friendly service.If traveling on business, our meeting spaces, and Banquets and Catering team will ensure the details of your meeting or function are unique and flawless.Come see for yourself - and join us at Aava - A modern mountain escape on the edge of the action in beautiful Whistler Village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coast Hotel Whistler
- Whistler Coast Hotel