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The Aspens by ResortQuest Whistler

7.2 | Good
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Vacation rental property with ski-in/ski-out access, balconies, and fireplaces

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found their in-suite kitchens to be well equipped
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing Blackcomb ski trails
  • A few reviewers thought that this property offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • A few guests complained that their units did not have air conditioning
  • A couple of reviewers described the elevator as small and slow
  • A couple of guests complained about the additional fees for parking ($15 per night)
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 2, 2012
Overview
This vacation rental property is situated on Blackcomb Mountain and offers ski-in/ski-out accommodations. This property is ideal for guests who prefer to access ski trails and lifts directly from the hotel. Shops and restaurants in the Upper Village are about 13 minutes away on foot.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all units include a full kitchen (including cookware, dinnerware, and a dishwasher), a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, a fireplace, and a TV and DVD player. One-bedroom suites are furnished with 1 king bed and a sofabed, while 2 bedrooms suites are furnished with 1 king bed, 2 twin beds, and a sofa bed. 

Underground parking is available on site for $15 per night and pets are not permitted.

There is no daily housekeeping service and no on-site restaurant. On-site amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, coin-operated laundry machines, a fitness centre, ski and bike storage, and conference facilities. 

Whistler Village is about a 23-minute walk away (or 4 minutes by car) and features the Whistler Art Gallery, the Whistler Museum, the Olympic Plaza (concert venue), the Whistler Conference Centre, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Whistler Golf Course and the Sea-to-Sky highway are both accessible within a 5-minute drive. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)  
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The Good
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious. Several reviewers found their rooms to be quiet. Many guests said that their kitchens were well equipped with cookware.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, and efficient.

Many reviewers praised the ski-in/ski-out location and the convenient access to Blackcomb ski trails.

A few guests mentioned the on-site pool as a value-added feature and one reviewer said that "the pool is one of the best in the area."

A few reviewers thought that this property offered good value for the money they spent and guests mentioned the following amenities as value-added features: in-room fireplaces and spacious private balconies.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found.

While many guests praised the ski-in/ski-out location of this property, several reviewers found the location inconvenient for accessing the shops and restaurants in the Lower Village (Whistler) area (23-minute walk away).

A few reviewers complained that there was no air conditioning in their units. A couple of guests found the elevator to be small and slow.

One guest said that the underground parking facility had low clearance and he was unable to park with a roof rack on his vehicle, while a couple of reviewers complained about the additional fees for parking ($15 per night).

While the front desk staff were frequently complimented, as mentioned above, a few guests thought that the front desk was frequently understaffed.

Isolated complaints included: an uncomfortable sofabed, some kitchen utensils were in need of replacing, and the fitness centre was lacking a universal weight machine.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5.0, with 88% of 16 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #36 out of 57 hotels in Whistler, from 88 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.8 out of 5.0, based on 6 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
7.2
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Rated 7.2/10 based on 492 reviews

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Map Marker The Aspens by ResortQuest Whistler
4800 Spearhead Drive, Whistler, BC