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Highly praised Blackcomb ski-in/ski-out hotel with kitchens, outdoor pool and hot tub

Pros
  • Free parking and free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found their kitchens to be well equipped
  • Several reviewers praised the ski-in/ski-out access
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Easy access to village bus service
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the property was too far from Whistler Village (22-minute walk away)
  • A couple of reviewers complained that their units did not have air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 26, 2015
Overview
This property is situated on Blackcomb mountain and is ideal for guests who are looking for ski-in/ski-out accommodations. Blackcomb ski trails are accessible directly from this property. The shops and restaurants in the Upper Village (Blackcomb) are about a 7-minute walk away.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all units include a kitchen, a washer and dryer, a TV in the living room and each of the bedrooms, a DVD player, a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, and a gas fireplace. One-bedroom suites are configured with 1 king bed and a queen sofabed, while two-bedroom suites are furnished with 1 king bed, bunk beds, and a queen sofabed. Three-bedroom suites are also available and are furnished with 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, bunk beds, and a queen sofabed.

Free underground parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. 

Other on-site amenities include a fitness room, an outdoor pool and hot tub, a kids' games room, a billiards lounge, ski storage and a BBQ area. 

The Chateau Whistler Golf Course (located at the base of Blackcomb) is about 7 minutes away on foot. This hotel is located on the free shuttle route to Whistler Village (Lower Village) which is about a 5-minute drive away (or a 22-minute walk). Whistler Village features shops, restaurants, nightlife destinations, the Whistler Art Gallery, the Whistler Museum, and the Whistler Conference Centre. The Sea-to-Sky highway is about 4 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. A few reviewers said that their beds were comfortable, while a few other guests found their rooms to be quiet. Several reviewers thought that their in-suite kitchens were well equipped and a couple of guests said that their rooms were well appointed.

Many reviewers described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. One guest said that this hotel provided "some of the best customer service I have ever received".

Several guests praised the ski-in/ski-out access to Blackcomb trails.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. Many guests mentioned the free underground parking as a value-added feature. Several reviewers also mentioned that the free shuttle to Whistler Village stops outside the hotel. Other value-added features mentioned by guests included: the hot tub and pool area, BBQ area, fitness centre, and games room.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints mentioned by guests.

Several guests thought that the property was a long walk from Whistler Village (22 minutes away on foot).

A couple of reviewers complained that the parking facility was small and a couple of other guests complained that their units did not have air conditioning.

Isolated complaints included: the property is not staffed 24 hours, slow elevator, bunk beds were not comfortable, in-room DVD player did not work, and an in-suite dishwasher was not in working order.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, with 94% of 18 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #4 out of 20 B&Bs and Inns in Whistler, from 76 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, based on 12 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
8.6
Very Good
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18 / out of 69
hotels in Whistler

Rated 8.6/10 based on 498 reviews

Ranked #18 out of 69 hotels in Whistler

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Map Marker Horstman House
4653 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC