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Full kitchens, spacious rooms, and free shuttle service to ski lifts

Pros
  • Free shuttle service to ski lifts
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers found their rooms to be spacious
  • Many guests thought that the location was convenient for accessing village area attractions
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several guests complained about the additional fees for parking ($18 per night) and Wi-Fi ($4.95 per 24 hours)
  • Several reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise from neighbouring rooms
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 29, 2012
Overview
This property is located just outside Whistler Village, an 8-minute walk from the Whistler/Blackcomb gondolas. This hotel is ideal for guests who prefer in-room kitchens and for those looking to stay slightly outside of the Village core. A free ski shuttle to the lifts is available daily from 8:00 am - 11:00 am and from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include a full kitchen (full-sized appliances, dinnerware, and cookware), a coffeemaker, a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a sofa bed, safes, and free newspapers (delivered to guest rooms). One-bedroom suites are furnished with either 1 queen bed and a sofa bed or 2 twin beds and a sofa bed. 

Two-bedroom suites also include a balcony and a fireplace and are furnished with 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, and double sofabed. Select 2-bedroom suites also include bunk beds. Two-bedroom premier suites are on the top floor with a mountain-view patio. 

Wi-Fi is available in all suites for an additional fee of $4.95 per 24 hours. Parking is available on site for $18 per night, and pets are not permitted.

On-site amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a dry sauna, ski, snowboard, and bike storage, ski tuning and waxing service, tennis courts, beach volleyball court (seasonal), a picnic BBQ area, and a playground with a mini slope (sleds available for complimentary use). 

There are several restaurants and shops located within a 10-minute walk of this hotel. The Whistler Art Gallery is 7 minutes away on foot, while the Whistler Museum is an 11-minute walk away. The Olympic Plaza (concert venue) is 14 minutes away on foot.

The Whistler Golf Course and Driving Range is a 4-minute walk away, and access to the Sea-to-Sky Highway is less than a 1-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.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. Many reviewers found their rooms to be spacious and many guests mentioned that the separate bedroom and living areas were value-added features, specifically for guests travelling with children or for guests who were sharing a room with friends. 

A couple of guests thought that their rooms were well appointed with modern furnishings and a couple of other reviewers mentioned that their in-room kitchens were well equipped.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing points of interest within the village, including shops, restaurants, and ski lifts. A couple of guests said that the location provided easy access to the Sea-to-Sky Highway (Hwy 99).

Guests frequently described the front desk agents as friendly and helpful.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. The following amenities were mentioned as value-added features: the outdoor pool and hot tub area, the tennis court, and the free shuttle service to the ski lifts.
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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, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found.

Several guests complained about the additional fees for parking ($18 per night) and for Wi-Fi service ($4.95 per 24 hours). 

Several reviewers were disturbed by street noise and noise from neighbouring rooms. One guest said, "It seems this is where the rowdies like to hang out and party".

A few guests complained that their rooms were not equipped with air conditioning units.

Isolated complaints included: uncomfortable beds and sofa beds, small storage area for bikes and skis, and dated furnishings.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0, with 91% of 56 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #24 out of 57 properties in Whistler, from 100 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.0 out of 5.0, based on 41 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.
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Rated 7.7/10 based on 1115 reviews

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4200 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC