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Popular ski-in/ski-out Whistler hotel with outdoor pool, hot tub and kitchen-jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, shuttle to Whistler Village gondola, local calls
  • Many reviewers praised the ski-in/ski-out access
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Guests enjoyed clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • A few reviewers found the breakfast area to be crowded
  • Parking is $23 per night
  • Some guests said the lobby and rooms were tired
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 21, 2015
Overview
This is an all-suite property that offers direct access to Blackcomb ski trails and lifts. This hotel is ideal for guests looking for a ski-in/ski-out mountainside experience. BC Transit also offers free shuttle service to the upper and lower villages of Whistler which allows guests to reach the gondola in the lower village. The first pick up is at 6:40 am and it runs to 1 am.

All suites include free Wi-Fi, a fireplace, a private balcony, a kitchen (fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, cookware, dinnerware, and toaster), free local calls, an iron and ironing board, and a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view movies. Studio suites are furnished with 1 queen bed and a sofabed. One-bedroom suites are furnished with 1 king bed and a sofabed, while 2-bedroom suites are furnished with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds or bunk beds, and a queen-sized sofabed.

Self-parking is available on site for $23 per night and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per night (to a maximum of $75 per stay).

A free continental breakfast (with oatmeal, boiled eggs, waffles as the hot items) is served daily from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. 

Other on-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool and 2 outdoor hot tubs, a fitness centre, free newspapers, on-site sundry and snack shop, coin-operated laundry machines, equipment rentals and storage, and concierge services.

Upper Whistler Village is located 4 minutes away by car (or a 17-minute walk away), while Lower Whistler Village is about 5 minutes away by car (or a 28-minute walk away). There are several restaurants and shops located within both the upper and lower villages. Lower Whistler Village also features the Whistler Art Gallery and the Whistler Golf Course and Driving Range. 

The Sea-to-Sky Highway is a 6-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers thought that their rooms were spacious. A couple of reviewers said that their rooms were well appointed and a few guests thought that the in-room kitchens were well equipped with cookware and appliances.

Many reviewers described their rooms as quiet and said that this hotel was located in a quiet area of Whistler. Many guests praised the ski-in/ski-out access that this property provided.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, responsive to guest concerns and requests, professional, and efficient.

Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Many guests found the free shuttle service to be convenient, reliable, and a value-added feature. The fitness centre and pool area were also mentioned as value-added features. A few guests also noted that the pool was heated to a comfortable temperature.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found.

Several guests thought that the additional fees for parking ($18-$21 per night) were expensive.

A few reviewers complained that the breakfast dining area was often crowded.

A few guests said that they were disappointed that the pool area was closed for maintenance for the duration of their stay.

Isolated complaints included: the on-site hot tub was small and frequently at capacity, slow elevators, difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature, and one reviewer said that he was not provided with enough blankets for his bed.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, with 94% of 51 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #17 out of 57 hotels in Whistler, from 393 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, based on 136 guest 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.
Guest Reviews
8.1
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hotels in Whistler

Rated 8.1/10 based on 3146 reviews

Ranked #27 out of 69 hotels in Whistler

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Map Marker Coast Blackcomb Suites at Whistler
4899 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler, BC