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Whistler is regarded as one of the best mountain resorts in the world. Nestled between the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in stunning British Columbia, this fantastic resort town has made a name for itself as the ideal holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Throughout the summer months, you can enjoy adventurous hikes with stunning views and take on some of the world’s finest mountain biking routes.
Over the winter months, this 2010 Winter Olympic host is the perfect place to hit the slopes and enjoy over 8,100 acres of skiable terrain, which amounts to over 200 marked ski and snowboard trails. If you aren’t much of a skier, you can easily spend your winter days here relaxing in the thermal spas, browsing the stores or taking part in other activities like dog-sledding and snow-shoeing. In the evenings, the on-mountain dining experiences, slope-side bars and après entertainment are perfect for Whistler’s hospitable locals to show you a good time.
Journey into Whistler Village and you’ll find a charming town filled with local restaurants, bars and stores. It’s the perfect base for your stay. Take a look at the hotels we have available in Whistler here:
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Read on to discover more about the best places to stay in and around Whistler Village.
Whistler Village is the heart of the town, filled with welcoming restaurants, cafes and shops. For anyone who wants easy access to the slopes and local amenities, this is perfect. The atmosphere in this area is lively, and the friendliness of the locals means you’ll feel at home in no time.
Despite its global recognition as a top holiday destination, Whistler Village has managed to keep its old-school charm, and as a result, walking the streets is a gorgeous way to pass the time. During the winter months when the snow falls, bright lights illuminate snow-topped cabins and the village feels like it’s fallen straight out of a fairy tale.
Staying in Whistler Village will also give you great access to both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, with gondolas available to take you up both peaks. Staying in Whistler Village means you’ll be able to journey up one mountain and descend down the other, ending up right back where you started. This is great for anyone who may want to mix things up during their trip and sample a range of routes on their skis, board or bike.
One thing we highly recommend you try is the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Travelling between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, this unforgettable 3km trip will give you some of the best views in the world. Once you reach the summit of Whistler Mountain, you can try out Whistler’s newest attraction opening this summer – the Cloudraker Skybridge! It’s an incredible suspension bridge that isn’t for the faint-hearted.
Delta Hotels By Marriott Whistler Village Suites – From £61pp
Located in the middle of Whistler Village, this modest accommodation is the perfect base for anyone travelling to Whistler. The alpine-style lodge gives a feeling of warmth, which is especially nice in the cold and snowy winter months. Everything is taken care of for you as this is a full-service hotel, so you can just worry about relaxing, and with its on-site outdoor heated pool and hot-tub, that will be incredibly easy to do.
Crystal Lodge and Suites – From £41pp
With a great range of rooms and some of the lowest prices in town, Crystal Lodge and Suites is perfect for those who want to spend their time exploring the town. Not only is this hotel right in the centre with great access to shops, restaurants and more, it is also only steps away from both Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas.
Aava Hotel – From £51pp
A modern hotel located in the heart of Whistler Village, Aava Hotel is a fantastic choice for all kinds of travellers. The contemporary rooms are a great place to wind down after a long day, and the gorgeous backdrop of the mountains will make every morning feel like a dream.
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa – From £62pp
Benefitting from the great Hilton reputation, this hotel offers a feel of luxury at a modest price. The rooms are a generous size, crafted beautifully and are delightful places to unwind that can make you feel miles away from the slopes. However, the hotel is located mere minutes away from gondolas that can take you up both mountains. Some of the luxury suites even feature private steam rooms, balconies and jacuzzi baths.
Listel Hotel – From £45pp
The Listel Hotel is a great and friendly hotel in a central location. With lovely, spacious suites and welcoming staff, it’s a great place to stay for any type of traveller. The on-site Bearfoot Bistro and champagne lounge mean that in the evenings, you don’t even need to leave the building to sample luxury cuisine in an elegant restaurant.
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside – From £59pp
This luxury all-suite hotel is situated at the base of Whistler Mountain and benefits from beautiful views of the surrounding area. The suites are calm and relaxing and are all gifted with balconies which allow you to absorb the surroundings at all times of the day. The hotel has a large, outdoor heated pool and hot tubs as well as a fitness room and eucalyptus steam room. Downstairs you’ll find the lively Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub which is the perfect place to spend an evening.
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre – From £66pp
This grand hotel in the centre of Whistler Village is a fantastic all-suite dream for anyone staying in the town. All of the suites are designed with ‘alpine-chic’ in mind which means they are all warm and inviting. They also provide great amenities including full kitchens and balconies. The large outdoor pool is perfect for those who like to swim or there are deckchairs and a jacuzzi if you’d rather just relax.
Pinnacle International Hotel Whistler – From £46pp
In the Village North area of Whistler, you can find the Pinnacle. This hotel is filled with lodge-style suites, all of which benefit from large balconies that give guests great views of the mountains surrounding the village. As well as amazing suites, the hotel has a good-sized outdoor pool, fitness suite, hot tub and two delectable restaurants.
Summit Lodge – From £52pp
Summit Lodge is a quirky boutique hotel that is only a short stroll north of the village centre and mountain gondolas. This 4-star hotel gives its residents a luxury home-from-home feel and has a great range of rooms, from one-bedroom suites to a deluxe studio. If you are feeling hungry during your stay here, you can pop down to Elements Urban Tapas Parlour, a modern restaurant with a great menu boasting dishes crafted using seafood and local meats.
Westin Resort & Spa – From £65pp
Westin Resort and Spa is tucked away around the corner from the mountain gondolas in the village centre, which means you’ll appreciate the great access without having swathes of people walking past your windows every morning and night. Year-round this resort feels like luxury, and we suggest finishing your day in one of the two on-site eateries for a meal to remember.
Whistler Cascade Lodge – From £58pp
The Whistler Cascade Lodge is located in the north of Whistler Village which means it benefits from a quieter and more relaxed location, whilst still being a short walk to the town centre and mountains. The hotel has a friendly feel to it and the rooms are all of a high standard, with the larger suites including a full kitchen, a dining table and, in most cases, a balcony.
Whistler Peak Lodge – From £40pp
Situated in the heart of Whistler, Whistler Peak Lodge is right next to all of the action. The lodge has well-sized, bright suites ranging from standard studios to loft suites with mezzanine bedrooms and high ceilings. Step out of the door and find yourself right in the heart of the village, ready to explore.
Whistler Village Inn & Suites – From £40pp
Whistler Village Inn & Suites is a great hotel right in the middle of the village, located on a quiet cul-de-sac. You won’t believe you are only a short walk from the town’s most popular restaurants, bars and the mountain gondolas because the hotel feels so secluded. It doesn’t compromise because of its location though, as it has an outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room and an on-site restaurant, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar.
Upper Village & Blackcomb
The upper village and Blackcomb is the perfect place to stay for anyone who intends to spend all day on the slopes. With lodges and hotels mere minutes away from the bottom of Blackcomb mountain, after a day of skiing or snowboarding it’s easy to get back into the warmth and spend the evening recounting on the day’s events. During the summer months, this is a great area to stay in if you are a keen mountain biker and want to experience some of the great tracks and parks in Whistler.
Blackcomb Springs Suites – From £49pp
Located on the lower incline of Blackcomb Mountain, Blackcomb Springs Suites is a beautiful lodge-style hotel that will take your breath away. The interior décor means you’ll feel at home here and the suites even have full kitchens and balconies to relax on – a real treat. Plus, the suites overlook the slopes, so every morning you’ll be able to wake up, throw your windows open and check out the conditions on the mountains.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler – From £107pp
A luxurious, 5-star hotel located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this Chateau feels as though it’s been pulled straight from a fairy tale. Have your every need catered to, and all your wishes fulfilled here. The rooms and suites are elegant and offer a real taste of luxury. There is no need to even leave the hotel, as an outdoor lap pool with underwater music, leisure pool that spans inside and out, both indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and steam rooms mean you’ll be able to relax here in style. There are also tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness centre and a staggering five luxury restaurants to choose from on-site.
Four Seasons Resort Whistler – From £86pp
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxury hotel at a great price. With a great range of rooms available from simple suites to four-bedroom private residences, it can cater to any type of guest. No attention to detail has been spared here, with large windows in every room to maximise the fantastic mountain views the hotel offers. The heated pool, three Jacuzzis, fitness room, spa and yoga classes mean you’ll feel like royalty after staying here. To top it off, the multiple dining options this hotel has to offer will manage to indulge you further at the end of a long day.
Creekside is the original base of Whistler Mountain and was the site of the first gondola. This region, just south of Whistler Village, is a great, laid-back area that’s perfect for a relaxed holiday. Creekside is a fantastic location for hikers, as it’s located around the beautiful Nita and Alpha Lakes as well as being surrounded by a range of fantastic parks. The centre of the village has all the amenities you would need, and you don’t need to miss out on great access to the mountains as the Creekside Gondola provides access to Whistler Mountain.
Evolution – From £52pp
This contemporary hotel is filled with modern suites perfectly tailored to every kind of traveller. The suites have up to three bedrooms and include kitchen facilities, balconies and stylish private bathrooms. There are also plenty of on-site activities, including a heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs, sauna, fitness room, steam room and even a cinema room and games room.
First Tracks Lodge – From £54pp
For those who want to benefit from the laid-back atmosphere of Creekside whilst also having great mountain access, First Tracks Lodge is ideal. Walk out the front door and you are at the Creekside Gondola, ready to take you up the mountain. This great location doesn’t mean you need to compromise on facilities – step out the back door and relax in the outdoor pool and hot tub area, or in the BBQ and picnic area.
Legends – From £48pp
A laid-back and stylish hotel, Legends is a quirky place for anyone to stay. Even though it is one of the cheaper options in Creekside, you don’t miss out on service and the suites in the hotel offer full kitchens including dishwashers and washing machines and private patios or balconies with fantastic views. During the winter you’ll love lounging in the hot tub and during the summer you’ll be eager to meet fellow travellers at the communal barbeque area.
Nita Lake Lodge – From £62pp
Located right on the banks of the crystal-clear Nita Lake, this lodge is a gem. The rooms are warm and inviting, with all suites featuring a large balcony, kitchenette and sitting areas. The Fix Café provides a great breakfast and Aura Restaurant means you can finish your day with a gourmet meal.
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