Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$197 CAD
Suites with full kitchens, dining area, and private balconies, walk to lifts and dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as well-appointed and well-equipped
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the gondola on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Several guests enjoyed the heated pool and hot tub
  • Guests are pampered with heated bathroom floors, a steam room and spa services
  • Restaurants and groceries are a short walk from the lodge
  • Located at Whistler Creek, and has units with ski in and ski out access to the Creekside Gondola, which provides access to all Whistler and Blackcomb trails
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant
I love First Tracks Lodge for its stunning rooms and beautiful décor. It’s located at Whistler Creek, and has units with ski in and ski out access to the Creekside Gondola, which provides access to all Whistler and Blackcomb trails. All accommodations are suites with full kitchens, dining area, and private balconies. Guests are pampered with heated bathroom floors, a steam room and spa services. Restaurants and groceries are a short walk from the lodge.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$212 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly Whistler Village hotel near lifts, with outdoor pool and hot tub 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Guests loved the location, a 5-min walk to the main village square, near shopping, restaurants and the gondolas
  • Many guests enjoyed their rooms and found them spacious and comfortable
  • Guests described the staff as enthusiastic and helpful
  • Many were very pleased at the value provided by this hotel and planned to return
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guest reviewers overall
Cons
  • Underground secured parking is $19 per night
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel
  • A few missed having a restaurant on site or a free breakfast
I picked the Aava Whistler Hotel for its excellent value, with great room rates, cozy bedrooms and a beautiful modern lobby. It’s located in Whistler Village, a 6-minute walk from the gondolas, restaurants and shops. Rooms include mini-fridges and flat screen TVs, and suites come with fireplaces and soaker tubs. The White Spot is on site serving spot on meals from morning till night and providing guests with room service. Guests can enjoy all the usual hotel amenities at this hotel from outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, to fitness and business centre, to guest laundry, luggage and ski storage.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$117 CAD
Highly praised Whistler village boutique hotel with outdoor pool & hot tub and kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, coffee & snacks, pet stays & supplies, shuttle service to Whistler/Blackcomb ski lifts
  • Guests loved the location on the quieter side of the village, but still close to everything
  • Guests praised their cozy rooms with kitchenettes and balconies
  • Several guests said on-site dining was excellent
  • Staff were hospitable and friendly, according to guests
  • Guests seemed pleased with the value overall and all the fun and freebies supplied by the hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $21 per night
  • Some found the parking costs high and the spaces a little cramped
The Summit Lodge is my budget pick. It’s about a 2-minute free shuttle ride to the Whistler/Blackcomb lifts, and a 2-minute walk from the Whistler Olympic Plaza. It has appealing interiors set out as studios, with a combined living and bedroom space that includes a kitchenette. It features modern duvet bedding, flat screen TVs, fireplaces and balconies in all the accommodations. Rates are some of the cheapest for the area and the hotel throws in local calls and Wi-Fi. There’s underground parking for $20 per night and you can bring your furry friend at no extra charge. Guests can unwind at the hotel’s hot tub, outdoor pool or reserve some time at the on-site spa for some extra pampering. Elements Urban Tapas Parlour or Sachi Sushi (dubbed Whistler's best sushi spot) are on site.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$173 CAD
Whistler Village hotel with a heated outdoor pool, hot tubs and suites with full kitchens
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Great location in Whistler Village, close to the lifts, according to most guests
  • Many guests praised the staff and customer service
  • Spacious and comfortable suites, with value-added amenities like kitchens and washers/dryers
  • Reasonable price for Whistler, according to some guests
  • Indoor/outdoor pool and three hot tubs
Cons
  • Self parking (underground) is $24 per day and valet parking is $28
  • A few guests complained about noise from nearby late-night establishments or from fellow guests
  • Some complaints about cleanliness and upkeep in common areas
  • Pool and hot tubs can get busy at times, according to some reviewers
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$3100 CAD
Luxury hotel with an on-site spa, good food, and concierge and valet services
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers praised the food and service at the on-site restaurant
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few guests found the location convenient for exploring the village area on foot
  • A few reviewers found the on-site spa to be a value-added feature
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A couple of reviewers found the additional fees for parking ($33 per night) to be expensive
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$131 CAD
Highly praised Whistler Village luxury resort hotel near lifts with outdoor pool & hot tubs 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, village shuttle, ski valet, bike and golf bag storage, local calls
  • Guests found the rooms clean and comfortable with modern kitchens
  • The Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests overall
  • Guests loved the prime location near the lifts and restaurants
  • The staff delivered great service according to guests
  • The mountain and village views were a highlight for many guests
Cons
  • Self-parking is $28 and valet is $32 per night
  • A few guests complained about the extra parking charge
  • Occasionally guests did not fancy having a pub and pub fare at the on-site restaurant

4 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Whistler

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$117 CAD
Pet-friendly Whistler Village hotel with kitchenettes and off-site outdoor pool & hot tub 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Location well liked for its convenience to the gondola ski lifts, the mountain bike trails and village restaurants
  • Guests liked the staff and found them to be friendly and helpful
  • Several guests felt the hotel was well priced
Cons
  • Parking is $24.15 per night
  • Many complained about poorly cleaned and poorly maintained rooms
  • Several guests were disappointed that the pool and hot tub were across the street, with no change rooms
  • Some rooms did not have elevator access
  • No ice machine on site an inconvenience to some guests
  • Some guests had cramped rooms and bathrooms
  • A few said the hotel and parking were difficult to locate
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$124 CAD
2-minute walk to ski lifts, on-site restaurant and outdoor pool and hot tub
Pros
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing ski lifts and exploring the village on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as generally comfortable
  • A few guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the interiors appeared dated
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A few reviewers found their beds to be uncomfortable
  • A few guests complained about paying additional fees for parking ($18 per day) and Wi-Fi ($5 per day)
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$125 CAD
Well-liked Whistler Village hotel close to the lifts with hot tub and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Excellent location, within walking distance to lifts and the rest of the village, according to reviewers
  • Good value for the price, say many guests
  • Most guests described the rooms as clean, comfortable and well equipped
  • Good selection at breakfast a perk, according to many reviewers
  • Bike and ski storage
Cons
  • Parking is $18 per day
  • Some reviewers complained that some rooms did not have air conditioning
  • Some reviewers felt that the hotel was in need of upgrades and maintenance
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$107 CAD
Whistler village hotel near lifts with outdoor pool & hot tub, kitchen and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found their rooms well equipped with amenities
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the village on foot
  • Many reviewers found the room rates to be reasonable
  • Several guests described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Parking is $20 per night including tax
  • Wi-Fi was spotty said a few guests
  • A few guests missed having daily maid service
  • Noise disturbances bothered a few guests who cited partiers and a garbage truck
  • A few guests found the elevator slow and the hotel dated

Tips For Staying In Whistler

Choosing A Hotel in Whistler

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Whistler Village: the heart of Whistler, home to countless accommodations, restaurants and shops - the hub of activity
Whistler Creekside: family-friendly and historic area, 7km outside the Village away from the hustle and bustle 


How to choose a hotel in Whistler
The first thing to do when booking a hotel in Whistler is to decide if you'd like to stay in Whistler Village, the hub of activity and excitement, or Whistler Creekside, a more quaint and family-friendly area just outside of the Village. The majority of Whistler hotels are found within the Village, so if you are looking for a variety of options and styles (inns, hotels, lodges, resorts, etc.) then a Whistler Village hotel is where you'll want to be. This area is home to the Village Stroll, a pedestrian-only walkway that allows visitors to leisurely browse the shops and eateries that define Whistler Village. The price of an accommodation can range quite a bit in the Village from relatively cheap Whistler Village hotels to much more expensive resorts and inns. If you are going with a group there are also quite a few apartments for rent. Prices can range for these accommodations depending on your budget and requirements.

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What to do in Whistler
With a population of only about 10,000 people and roughly 2 million visitors annually it can seem like everyone in Whistler is a tourist. Winter brings endless activities for visitors that enjoy the company of snow and frigid temperatures. Whistler winters offer everything from downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, Heli skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and zip-lining. Yes, I said zip-lining in the winter. Sounds crazy? Yes, it is, but it is also awesome. Visiting in the summer instead? No problem. There are many bike trails and hiking options and not to mention whitewater rafting for the thrill-seekers. And yes, you can zip-line in the summer as well.


Surrounding Area
Whistler is only about a 2 hour drive north of Vancouver, making it a popular spot not only for visitors from all over the world, but for locals as well. First-time visitors to British Columbia are lucky in that a trip to Whistler can also mean a reasonable drive to Vancouver - one of Canada's largest and most popular cities.

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