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Condo building, north Whistler Village location, on-site pool and hot tub

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as spacious and well-equipped
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants on foot
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers appreciated the underground parking
Cons
  • A few reviewers thought that the room interiors appeared dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 25, 2013
Overview
This condominium building is situated in the north Whistler Village (north of Village Gate Boulevard) and is a 12-minute walk to the Whistler gondola. These privately owned condominium units are well-suited for guests looking for self-contained accommodations and guests who do not mind commuting to the lifts (by shuttle or on foot).

All units at this property are 100% smoke free and one, two and three-bedroom suites are available. While these privately owned condominium units may differ slightly in the amenities offered and bed configurations, all units include free Wi-Fi and free local calls. Most units also include a TV and DVD player, a dining and living area, a kitchen with full-sized appliances, a private balcony, an en suite washer and dryer, a fireplace, a sofabed and individual climate control. Units accommodate a minimum of four guests and most master bedrooms are furnished with one queen bed.

Free underground parking is available on site (one space per unit) and pets are not permitted. There is no on-site restaurant in this condominium building.

Shared amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub and bike/ski storage.

Public shuttle service to the base of Whistler is available and the nearest shuttle stop is a 1-minute walk away (total trip time is 6 minutes). There are several restaurants and shops located within a 5-minute walk of this property. The Whistler Museum is a 5-minute walk away, while the Whistler Olympic Plaza is 6 minutes away on foot.

Attractions in the lower Whistler Village, including the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Village Art Gallery, boutique shops, and nightlife, are accessible within a 10-minute walk. Access to the Sea-to-Sky Highway is 1-minute away by car. (All walking, driving and public transit time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests described overall pleasant stays at this property.

Many reviewers found their rooms to be well equipped with amenities including a full kitchen, fireplace, washer and dryer (with laundry detergent provided) and a small supply of coffee. Many guests described their rooms as spacious and some other reviewers thought that their rooms were clean and quiet. A couple of guests thought that their beds were comfortable.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants, a grocery store and a liquor store on foot.

Several reviewers appreciated the underground parking facility, while a couple of guests enjoyed the on-site pool and hot tub area. A couple of reviewers appreciated the free Wi-Fi service and a couple of guests said that this property offered good value for the money they spent.

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The Bad
There were a couple of common concerns found among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A few guests thought that the interiors appeared dated and these reviewers specifically mentioned worn furniture, worn linens and dated decor.

One reviewer was disturbed by traffic noise, while another guest noticed noise from the unit above.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #7 out of 60 speciality lodgings in Whistler, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 38 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Map Marker The NorthStar Condominiums
4355 Northlands Blvd., Whistler, BC