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Aava Whistler Hotel

8.2 | Very Good | #29 out of 69 hotels in Whistler

Popular and pet-friendly Whistler Village hotel near lifts, with outdoor pool and hot tub 

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet
  • Guests loved the location, a 5-min walk to the main village square, near shopping, restaurants and the gondolas
  • Many guests enjoyed their rooms and found them spacious and comfortable
  • Guests described the staff as enthusiastic and helpful
  • Many were very pleased at the value provided by this hotel and planned to return
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guest reviewers overall
  • Underground secured parking is $19 per night
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from within the hotel
  • A few missed having a restaurant on site or a free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 15, 2015
This Whistler Village property is ideally located for guests who want to be close to the action and lifts, but somewhat removed from the noise of the main pedestrian streets of the village. It is located on the west end of the village, about a 6-minute walk to the gondolas and about 3 minutes walking distance from several restaurants.

This hotel is smoke free and all 192 guest rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a flat-screen TV with cable, a Keurig coffee and tea maker, a mini-fridge, a desk, iPod docks, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a soaker tub, bathrobes, and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 or 2 king beds. Room extras include a sofabed, an electric fireplace, 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, snack tray, mountain views, a kitchenette (mini-fridge, microwave, mini-dishwasher, stove top, cookware, dinnerware) and dining table for 6.

Underground secured parking is available on site for $19 per night. Pets are permitted for an additional fee of $25 per stay.

The on-site restaurant, Whistler Cooks Catering, is open seasonally from mid-December to the beginning of April and serves a buffet breakfast.

Hotel amenities include a heated outdoor pool, an outdoor hot tub, a sun deck, a sauna, a fitness centre, a PressReader, a business centre, a guest laundry, elevators and meeting rooms.

Hotel services include concierge service, bell and porter service, luggage, bike and ski storage, ski and bike valet, ski boot warmer/dryer, bike wash and tool station, and dry cleaning services.

The Whistler Golf Course and Driving Range is 3 minutes away on foot. The Whistler Village Art Gallery is a 5-minute walk away, while the Whistler Museum is 7 minutes away on foot. The Sea-to-Sky highway (Highway 99 from Vancouver) is a 2-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
This hotel was very well liked by its guests who left high scores in the reviews. They conveyed that it was very comfortable and well maintained, and they felt well taken care of for a reasonable cost.

Guests really liked their rooms. They described them as nicely decorated, clean with comfortable beds and well equipped with in-room safes and mini-fridges. Many felt the hotel provided peace and quiet and a good night's rest.

Guests had enjoyable experiences at this hotel. The staff were described as enthusiastic and helpful and it seems that guests felt well treated by the staff. They considered them to be genuinely friendly, knowledgeable with good recommendations and quick to respond to requests.

Guests of this hotel felt they were in a prime location. They described having nice views of the mountains and golf course, and were very pleased to be in a quiet spot, but still a short walk to the main square of the village where they could get gondola tickets, shop and dine.

Although the parking was an extra $19, several emphasized that the parking was secure and underground which they appreciated.

Many conveyed that the hotel provided good value for the room price, especially for being right in the village.

Adding value to the stay were: lovely pool and hot tub, high quality Aveda toiletries, and a good little gym.
The Bad
There was the occasional complaint from guests along several themes, but these were by far in the minority, in the reviews read online.

With regard to the rooms, a few guests mentioned that the carpets were getting worn looking or were stained, and some complained of noisy neighbours or said they could hear people in the hallways.

With regard to the amenities on site, a few guests found the outdoor pool a little small, and sometimes guests said the hotel was lacking a free breakfast or restaurant. Occasionally guests did not like having an extra charge for parking.

Show Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 94% of 1,538 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #17 out of 52 properties in Whistler, from 1,134 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5, based on 1,169 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
8.2 / out of 10
"Very Good"
Ranked by Guests
29 / out of 69
hotels in Whistler

The average guest rating for Aava Whistler Hotel is 8.2 out of 10 based on 6873 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Aava Whistler Hotel at #29 out of 69 hotels in Whistler.

Map Marker Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC