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White Crystal Inn

8.0 | Very Good | #3 out of 4 hotels in Big White

Ski-in/ski-out accommodations, suites with full kitchens, on-site restaurant

  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing skiing and lifts
  • Several reviewers found their rooms to be spacious
  • Several guests thought that their kitchens were well equipped
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests
  • A few guests described pleasant mountain views from their rooms
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the grooming machines
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 20, 2013
This hotel is situated near the top of Lara's Gondola, on the Big White Ski Resort. Adjacent to the Hummingbird and Happy Valley Way ski runs, this property is well located for guests looking for ski-in/ski-out accommodations.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a hair dryer, a mini-fridge and individual climate control. Standard rooms are furnished with two queen beds. Loft rooms are furnished with one queen bed and one single bed in the living area and three single beds in the loft area.

One and two-bedroom units are also available for guests in need of more spacious accommodations. These units are equipped with a full kitchen and accommodate between five and eight people.

Free underground parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. Housekeeping service is provided every three to five days (depending on the length of stay).

The on-site Sante Grille Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other on-site amenities include a hot tub, a sauna, and conference space.

The base of the Big White Ski Resort is a 2-minute walk/ski away. Highway 33 (to Kelowna) is 27 minutes away by car, while downtown Kelowna, which features the Lake City Casino and Prospera Place (arena and concert venue), is a 60 minute drive away. The Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is about 62 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests described pleasant stays at this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis, and a couple of reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The most complimented aspect of this property was the location. Many reviewers enjoyed the convenience of the ski-in/ski-out location for accessing ski runs and lifts.

Several guests agreed that their units were spacious and generally comfortable. Several reviewers thought that the in-suite kitchens were well equipped. A few guests mentioned that their rooms offered pleasant views of the mountain.

Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service and one guest thought that the front desk agents were exceptional.

A few guests appreciated the free underground parking, while a couple of other guests enjoyed the on-site hot tub. A few guests mentioned that the ski hill offered family friendly ski runs, lots of powder and no ice.
The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there was only one common concern found for this property. A couple of guests were disturbed by noise from the grooming machines on the hill early in the morning.
Show Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 100% of 5 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 3 properties in Big White, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 19 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.0 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
3 / out of 4
hotels in Big White

The average guest rating for White Crystal Inn is 8.0 out of 10 based on 101 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks White Crystal Inn at #3 out of 4 hotels in Big White.

Map Marker White Crystal Inn
5315 Big White Road, Big White, BC