There’s no shortage of accommodation options in North America’s largest ski resort, particularly for those looking for a little luxury. Choosing where to stay in Whistler can be tricky. As one of the most highly regarded ski destinations in the world, it comes as no surprise that the ski resort is a constant favourite for British skiers. With high open bowls and magnificent snow skiing in Whistler ski resort is as good as it gets. Here’s our run down of where to stay in Whistler.
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences
This elegant Four Seasons Resort and Residences is conveniently located just a few minutes from Blackcomb Mountain. The hotel offers a ski concierge service to ensure all your equipment is ready and waiting for when you want to hit the slopes. Children will appreciate free hot chocolate, s’mores by the fire pit or even having a kid-friendly massage at the spa with their choice of hot fudge sundae or strawberry shortcake scent.
The spa was in fact voted number one hotel spa in Canada Travel + Leisure‘s World’s Best Awards. Treatments on offer include the Whistler signature treatment, which begins with an exfoliating Canadian maple syrup and brown sugar scrub under the rain shower. The outdoor pool affords panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. You’ll enjoy luxurious finishing touches such as complimentary Evian spritz and sunglass cleaning.
After the sun goes down, head to the Sidecut Restaurant and try prime Canadian steaks aged for 40 days. Take a seat on the heated terrace of the Sidecut Bar and sample its extensive range of drinks.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
If you’re wondering where to stay in Whistler, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler could be a great choice. The ski hotel offers ski-in, ski-out access as well as the best in mountain luxury. A total of six different dining options feature everything from the outdoor fire pits and terrace of the Mallard Lounge, to fine dining at the sophisticated Grill Room. Those in need of relaxation will appreciate the on-site health club with its outdoor heated lap pool, complete with soothing underwater music. There’s also three outdoor whirlpools.
Complimentary yoga classes are a great way to start the day or finish off a session on the slopes. The Vida Spa features two couples’ suites so guests can have treatments together. For something extra special, book an old-fashioned sleigh ride to The Chalet. Their winter menu features a range of Swiss alpine cuisine and fondue dishes. Be sure to try The Chalet’s speciality dish of crispy roasted pork knuckle served with apple sauerkraut and aged apple brandy jus.
Westin Resort and Spa
This superb hotel is located just a stone’s throw from the gondolas that service Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The Westin Resort and Spa was the host property for the Alpine, Nordic and sliding events at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. If you’ve got any energy left after a day of skiing then stop by the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. If you forget to bring your workout gear with you, a hotel service offers sports shoes and clothes delivered straight to your room for a small fee.
The bars and restaurants of Whistler Village are right on the doorstep. However, you may find it hard to leave the hotel’s own restaurants, such as the Grill and Vine. This was picked by Where magazine as one of their Top 10 New Restaurants in Canada, and also features an all day Grab & Go menu. The Westin’s FireRock Lounge is one of the best spots for a drink in Whistler. Take a seat on the sunny terrace and sip on a Toblerone Latte or Classic Champagne Cocktail.
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Delta Whistler Village Suites is an ideal location just a seven-minute walk away from the main lifts. Alternatively, you can take a short ride on the complimentary hotel shuttle bus. It is the perfect combination of staying in comfortable suites, akin to a self-catering apartment, yet with all the services and facilities of a top hotel. The location is also perfect for non-skiers as aprés ski activities within the village centre are easily accessible.
You will be looked after with top-class service with a concierge, room service, bell service, and a 24-hour front desk. In addition, there’s the delightful Brick Works Public House Restaurant which is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily within the site. Wellness facilities within the apartments include a luxurious outdoor pool, hot tubs and a sauna.
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Situated on the north side of Whistler Village, Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel is a wonderful ski accommodation option. You can maximise your time on the slopes with just a 5-minute walk away from the main lifts. It is also near plenty of shops and restaurants for apres and non-skiers. The whole hotel has an excellent modern Pacific Northwest design.
There’s brilliant service at the hotel and also has access to a 14-seater cinema, shuttle service to and from the mountain, pet stays, equipment storage, bike and snowshoe rentals, and free hot drinks all day long. Eighty-One Café within the hotel has delicious breakfast options and is a great option to relax during the day.
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