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The Hitching Post Motel

7.5 | Good
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About a 35-min. drive from Whistler, good rates, in-room kitchens or kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the friendly and helpful staff
  • The hotel's rates were found to be affordable and reasonable
  • Several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Spotty Wi-Fi and noise transfer was reported by a few lodgers
  • The hotel was a bit far from Whistler and restaurants for a few guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 7, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 99 and about an 8-minute drive from Pemberton, The Hitching Post Motel is geared towards road travellers who require a hotel with extended kitchen amenities, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette and a balcony. Rooms with a separate bedroom are also available, as is a self-contained cabin with a full kitchen.

Hotel amenities include guest laundry, a garden and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Whistler Village is about a 34-minute drive away, while Pemberton Distillery can be found 3 minutes away by car. Big Sky Golf and Country Club is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel and Whistler Airport (YWS) is a 31-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rates and rooms.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and accommodating. One patron noted, "Owner/manager was extremely helpful. We had a lot of things with us that we couldn't easily carry upstairs. We hadn't requested a downstairs room but the owner contacted the guest who had reserved a downstairs room and got us moved downstairs".

Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates, describing them as reasonable, cheap and affordable. One guest remarked, "The price was also the best in all the area".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several lodgers. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, spacious, well equipped and well maintained, with comfortable beds and pillows. A few travellers had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms and location.

Although the majority of reviewers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few lodgers had complaints. They reported insufficient heating, worn fixtures, slow/spotty Wi-Fi, noisy in-room air conditioning and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.

A few guests complained about the location. They described it as far from Whistler and "out of the way", reporting there were no restaurants nearby.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 58 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 1 Mount Currie B&B and Inns with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 from 3 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Map Marker The Hitching Post Motel
2054 Sea-to-Sky Highway 99, Pemberton, BC