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Central location within a 2-minute walk of lifts, full kitchens, but no elevator

Pros
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the ski lifts
  • Many reviewers described the rooms as clean
  • Several guests thought that the front desk agents were friendly
  • A few reviewers thought that the property offered good value for the money they spent
  • A few guests found their kitchens to be well equipped
Cons
  • Many guests complained that this property did not have an elevator
  • Many reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from outside the hotel
  • A few guests described the parking facility as small
  • A couple of reviewers complained that this property did not have a pool
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 1, 2012
Overview
This hotel is a vacation rental property located within Whistler Village. This property is ideal for guests who are looking for self-contained condo units and for travellers who are not in need of traditional hotel amenities (such as daily housekeeping and recreational facilities). This hotel is located within a 2-minute walk of the Whistler/Blackcomb lifts.

This property is 100% smoke free and all units include a full kitchen, a TV and DVD player, an iron and ironing board, air conditioning, and a queen bed. One-bedroom suites also include an additional full bed or queen bed and accommodate up to 4 people.

This 4-storey property does not have an elevator and units are accessible by stairs only. Wi-Fi is available in the units for $5.00 per 24 hours. Underground parking is available on site for $5.00 per night but is subject to availability. This property has 10 parking units and they are assigned to guests on a first come, first serve basis.

This units are self-contained vacation properties and mid-stay housekeeping services are only available for stays longer than 9 days. On-site amenities include bike and ski storage and coin-operated laundry machines.

There are many shops and restaurants located within the village area, or a 6-minute walk of the hotel. The Whistler Art Gallery is about 4 minutes away on foot, while the Whistler Village Museum is a 6-minute walk away. The Whistler Conference Centre is a 4-minute walk away, while the Olympic Plaza (concert venue) is 6 minutes away on foot. 

Access to the Whistler Golf Course and Driving Range and the Sea-to-Sky highway (Highway 99) is a 3-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several guests mentioned that they would choose this hotel for their return travel to Whistler.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. A few reviewers found their kitchens to be well equipped with appliances.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing ski lifts, hiking trails, grocery stores, shopping, and restaurants on foot. One reviewer said that "almost everything is within walking distance".

Several reviewers described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful.

A few reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Guests mentioned the location, in-suite kitchens, and on-site ski and bike storage as value-added features.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, while several guests said that they were likely to return to this property, there were several common concerns mentioned by reviewers.

Many guests were disturbed by noise from patrons returning to the property from nearby bars and nightlife destinations.

Many reviewers complained that there was no elevator.

Several guests said that their studio suites were small and cramped, while a couple of reviewers thought that the room decor was dated. A few guests found the murphy beds (in the studio suites) to be awkwardly positioned in the room and uncomfortable.

A few guests thought that the parking facility was small, cramped, and had low clearance.

A couple of reviewers complained that this property did not have an on-site pool or fitness centre.
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Sources
CanadianHotelGuide.com gave this hotel an average score of 7.8 out of 10, from 18 guests reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #37 out of 57 properties in Whistler, from 17 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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hotels in Whistler

Rated 7.7/10 based on 50 reviews

Ranked #42 out of 69 hotels in Whistler

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4341 Village Lane, Whistler, BC