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Raintree Whiski Jack Resort Village Centre Whistler

6.8 | Fair
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Central location, 4-min. walk from lifts, full kitchens and on-site restaurant

Pros
  • Several guests found the location ideal for exploring the Village on foot
  • On-site dining
Cons
  • Several guests were disappointed that the check-in was not located on site
  • A couple of reviewers complained about noise from the on-site restaurant and from the streets
  • A couple of guests found the beds uncomfortable
  • Parking on site costs $28 nightly
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 20, 2014
Overview
Whistler Places Village Centre is situated among restaurants and shopping, within a 4-minute walk of the main Whistler Blackcomb ski lifts and gondolas. This property is well suited for guests who prefer to be in the centre of the action and are looking for self-catering accommodations.

This property offers studio and one-bedroom condo-style units. All units are smoke free and include a full kitchen, a fireplace, a separate living room, a TV and DVD player, a washer and dryer, a stereo system and air conditioning. Select units also include a private balcony. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee of $14.95 per 24 hours and parking is available on site for an additional fee of $28 per night. Pets are not permitted.

The on-site Earls Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a hot tub, elevators and ski lockers.

The Whistler Convention Centre, the Whistler Art Gallery and the Whistler Golf Course and Driving Range, the Olympic Plaza, Whistler Museum and the Plaza Galleries are all about 5 minutes away on foot, while the Upper Village, which also includes Blackcomb lifts, is about a 13-minute walk away.

The Sea-to-Sky Highway is about a 2-minute drive away, while the Whistler Airport (YWS) is 8 minutes away by car. 

Note: The check-in for this property is off site, at Nita Lake Lodge, 2137 Lake Placid Road, which is a 7-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 8, 2014: Wi-Fi, parking fees, pet policy and wheelchair accessibility.
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The Good
There were few recent reviews available for this analysis among hotel review sites at the time of publication. However, several guests said that the location was central for walking to ski lifts, restaurants and shops.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were few recent reviews available for this analysis. However, among those limited reviews, several guests were disappointed that their check-in place was at an off-site location, about 7 minutes away by car.

A couple of reviewers found the beds uncomfortable, while a couple of other guests complained about noise from the on-site restaurant and from the neighbouring streets.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this property an average score of 4 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 7 out of 10, based on 8 guest reviews.

The author used WhistlerPlaces.com, Expedia.ca and Booking.com as sources for writing the overview. The author called the hotel on January 8, 2014 to verify some information. 
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
6.8
Fair
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hotels in Whistler

Rated 6.8/10 based on 39 reviews

Ranked #62 out of 69 hotels in Whistler

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Map Marker Raintree Whiski Jack Resort Village Centre Whistler
4295A Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC