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Summit Lodge & Spa

9.0 | Excellent | #13 out of 70 hotels in Whistler

Highly praised Whistler village boutique hotel with outdoor pool & hot tub and kitchenettes

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, coffee & snacks, pet stays & supplies, shuttle service to Whistler/Blackcomb ski lifts
  • Guests loved the location on the quieter side of the village, but still close to everything
  • Guests praised their cozy rooms with kitchenettes and balconies
  • Several guests said on-site dining was excellent
  • Staff were hospitable and friendly, according to guests
  • Guests seemed pleased with the value overall and all the fun and freebies supplied by the hotel
  • Parking is $21 per night
  • Some found the parking costs high and the spaces a little cramped
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Editor's Review
Updated Aug 26, 2015
This property backs onto Village Park in the north section of Whistler Village and is surrounded by coffee shops and restaurants, a 2-minute walk from the Whistler Olympic Plaza. While ideal for exploring the Village on foot, this hotel also offers free shuttle service to the lifts, a 4-minute drive (or 12-minute walk) away.

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 81 suites include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat-screen TV, a Keurig coffeemaker, free snacks, a kitchenette (stove top, mini-fridge, microwave, sink with counter), a dining table, a fireplace, a balcony, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer bathrobes. Room extras include a sofabed, a dishwasher, a full-size fridge, a dining area for 4, and a separate bedroom. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Underground parking is available on site for $21 including tax per night. This hotel offers a free shuttle service to Whistler/Blackcomb ski lifts (December - April).  Pets are permitted at no additional charge and complimentary pet supplies are available upon request.

Elements Urban Tapas Parlour is on site and serves breakfast, lunch (Monday to Friday only), and dinner, while Sachi Sushi serves lunch (Tuesday to Friday only) and dinner. Room service is also available.

The on-site Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa offers massage services and esthetic treatments.

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub with patio area, a fire pit, a sauna, ski and luggage storage, concierge service, safe deposit boxes, free newspapers, coin-operated laundry machines, dry cleaning, and free yoga kits for in-room use.

The Whistler Museum is a 2-minute walk away, while the Whistler Art Gallery is 8 minutes away on foot. The Whistler/Blackcomb gondolas (and lift tickets kiosk) are 12-minutes away on foot (or 4 minutes by shuttle). The Whistler Golf Course and Driving Range and access to the Sea-to-Sky Highway are both about 3 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on August 26, 2015: no cable but local channels, no pay-per-view movies, parking is $21 including taxes and kitchenettes have a stove top and no oven.
The Good
Most guest reviewers were highly pleased with the service and amenities of this hotel and had happy stays, judging from the reviews read for this report.

Guests found nicely-appointed, clean and comfortable rooms at the hotel. They spoke of the good size kitchenettes being handy, enjoyed the free snacks in the rooms, and balconies that provided pleasant views and a quiet place to relax. They enjoyed the complimentary toiletries and comfortable beds. Some guest's children were pleased to be able to keep the sock monsters they found on the beds.

The staff went out of their way to impress the guests with welcome sweets and hot beverages at check in and by accommodating guests in any way possible. Many appreciated special treats to celebrate birthdays and special occasions.

Guests found the location ideal for walking to restaurants and shops in the Village, yet in the quiet section of the village. 

Several guests found the hotel to provide good value overall and were pleased with the free shuttle service to the slopes and to have a hot tub to relax in after skiing.

Dining on site was also praised by some guests who said it was excellent and many were pleased with free hot beverages at the reception area.
The Bad
Guests were very pleased with the hotel and their stays and consequently there was very little by way of complaint in the reviews, but one theme arose; guests did not like paying extra for parking.

Some guests found the parking tight in the underground lot and many mentioned the extra parking fee of $20 per night (before tax). Several reviewers mentioned that there was free parking about a 5-minute walk away.

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Sources gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 91% of 912 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #5 out 52 properties in Whistler with a rating of 4.5 out of 5, from 1,056 guest reviews. gave this property an average score of 8.9 out of 10, based on 771 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Rated by Guests
9.0 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
13 / out of 70
hotels in Whistler

The average guest rating for Summit Lodge & Spa is 9.0 out of 10 based on 4719 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Summit Lodge & Spa at #13 out of 70 hotels in Whistler.

Map Marker Summit Lodge & Spa
4359 Main Street, Whistler, BC