The Ultimate Guide on Where to Stay in Whistler BC
Whistler, home of Forged Axe Throwing, is the heart and home of Canada’s Coast Mountains and it is no surprise that this place is a favourite year-round destination. Determining where to stay in Whistler can be overwhelming as they’re so many choices so we’ve prepared this list of some of our top hotels, suites, and inns around Whistler, BC.
In the winter Whistler offers epic skiing and snowboarding to enjoy and the summer opens up endless trails to hike, bike, and explore.
If you’re planning your next trip this year and wondering where to stay in Whistler, here are some of the best hotels and resorts to be found. No matter where you stay, just remember you can’t leave Whistler without trying Axe Throwing!
Four Seasons Whistler
The Four Seasons Whistler is an elegant escape from the Vancouver city life and puts you near all the best attractions within Whistler. It features a heated outdoor poor and spa tubs to relax in year-round. As well, there are cabanas and a poolside lounge to enjoy the complimentary free wine they provide to all guests.
Access to the ski slopes of Whistler Blackcomb can be made with their free shuttle service. They also provide you with a shuttle to the European-esque Whistler Village which offers some of the best dining, nightlife and shopping in Whistler.
The Fairmont Whistler is a famous 5-star mountain resort provides a breathtaking view and a memorable stay. The rooms include a cozy fireplace for you to enjoy an array of complimentary drinks and snacks.
The location is ideal for to enjoy Whistler Village in the morning and adventures in the mountains throughout the afternoon. And, if you enjoy golf this resort has a 72 par, 18-hole champion golf course.
Relaxation and exploration is the Hilton Whistler’s central theme giving you a luxurious experience from their award winning expertise.
The Hilton Whistler was titled the “Luxury Resort & Spa of the Year” in both 2016 and 2017 for its world class restaurants, stylish boutiques and elegant spa packages.
This resort can be a place to escape and recharge or your home base to explore and have fun during your stay in Whistler.
Here is a Whistler hotel ranked twice by Conde Nast as the # 1 ski hotel and resort in all North America. The Westin Resort hosts 400 residentially-designed suites that adds comfort and timeless experiences for your visit.
It’s conveniently located in the centre of Whistler giving you easy access to Whistler Village and steps away from the impressive mountain ranges. All rooms include a flat screen TV and a fireplace to cozy up with your favourite beverage after a day on the slopes.
Nita Lake Lodge
Nita Lake Lodge is Whistler’s only lakeside resort giving you a one-of-a-kind experience of the beautiful scenery. The lodge is located just 500m away from Whistler Mountain and the Creekside Gondola.
All rooms include a gas fireplace and a 2 person relaxing bath tub for those seeking a romantic getaway. And, if you’re the type who likes to stay in shape, the lodge offers Yoga classes and personal training. This is one of the top rated places to stay for couples.
Pan Pacific – Village
The Pan Pacific Village Centre is the perfect place for families to stay. The mountain view deck sits next to a salt-water pool, hot tubs and a sauna.
It is conveniently located in the centre of Whistler Village, while also only a 5 minute walk from the Gondolas taking you up both mountains. In addition to this, Pan Pacific provides you with a range of complimentary extras such as a daily breakfast buffet, wireless internet, free local calls, valet storage for sporting equipment and in-resort shuttles.
Pan Pacific – MountainSide
If you’re trip is devoted to hikes and downhill skiing the Pan Pacific MountainSide is the best place to stay for your adventure. It offers a stunning view of the mountains from comfortable and classy suites.
These suites include luxurious kitchens for fine dining, fireplaces to spark your romance, and a private balcony to for a personalized mountain view.
First Track Lodge
Still easily accessible from the mountain, First Tracks is a reasonably priced option outside of the Village. First Track Lodge is located in Creekside which is a short escape from the tourist centre and sitting beside the base of Whistler Mountain. The Express Gondola is just a short ski ride away providing you with access to adventure right when you arrive — here is considered a ski-in/ski-out property.
All rooms include air-conditioning, balcony views, TV, washer and dryer.
If you just want to put on your skis and head straight up the mountain, Carleton Lodge is the place to stay. This is the only lodge located directly at the base of both Express Gondolas up Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Inside each suite is a stylish and spacious apartment-like suite providing you with the comfort of home during your relaxing escape to the mountains.
The Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel has won the World Ski Award three consecutive years in a row (2014-2016). This hotel truly provides a rare and memorable experience that can hardly be described with words.
Located conveniently between Whistler and Blackcomb, you can plan and prepare a trip that’s right for you or enjoy one of the many packages this hotel has specially made for their visitors. This is one of the most unique, central, and fun places to stay in Whistler.
Sundial Boutique Hotel
The Sundial Boutique Hotel is truly the heart of Whistler. Located directly in the centre of Whistler Village, you can enjoy all the local restaurants and boutique shops during your visit.
This hotel features a rooftop hot tub, a couple of fine restaurants and a bar. There is a host of convenient services that lets you purchase your ski pass on site and groceries to be delivered to your room.
The Crystal Lodge Hotel and Suites includes 6 exceptional restaurants and lounges serving everything you could desire such as steaks and Italian specialties.
This lodge is conveniently located to all the amenities and opportunities in Whistler — golf club (3 minute walk); Whistler Gondola (5 minute walk); local shops (less than a minute). And, if you’re focused on shopping, Crystal lodge has the most shops and restaurants near any hotel in Whistler. Whether you want to go to Lululemon, Starbucks, Sulameria, or Basalt Wine, they are all just seconds away.
Legends Whistler Hotel is an ideal place for families featuring a children’s playroom and media lounge. It is a ski-in/ski-out resort providing access the Creekside Gondola.
This hotel has everything you could imagine and more, such as a spa, BBQ facilities, fitness centre, outdoor pool, and hot tubs. And, inside each room you will find a full kitchen, cable TV, fireplace, washing machine and dryer.
The Pinnacle Hotel is one of Whistler’s finest boutique hotels and another amazing stay in whistler. Located just a few steps from the Whistler Village Stroll, the Pinnacle is also home to the Quattro and Alta Bistros, two of Whistler’s top rated restaurants and one other reason why you should chose to stay here!
Delta Hotel Whistler
Delta Hotel Whistler by Marriot gives access to all outdoor activities in Whistler. It’s found at the base of Blackcomb where you can enjoy world-class skiing.
Their suites are spacious and include every amenity you need for a comfortable stay. In addition to their indoor-outdoor connected pool, hot tubs and fitness centre they feature a top of its class Steakhouse for their guests.
Aava Hotel Whistler
Aava Hotel Whistler is the place to escape for both the avid skier and the mountain biker. All guests have access to their bike and ski valet in addition to a specially designed bike wash and tool station. All guests have access to complimentary GoPro Hero 5 & 6 Rental as well as Fat Tire Bikes in the winter and mountain bikes suitable for the valley trail in the summer.
The hotel is located conveniently near all the local attractions such as the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, and Whistler Village. If you are planning to stay in, you have access to their fitness centre and sauna to relax and enjoy.
Evolution Whistler Creekside accommodations include open rooms for families and friends to relax and entertain. You can select between a one-bedroom, two-bedroom as well as a three-bedroom suite that feature a cozy fireplace, completed kitchen, and all the other comforts of home.
It provides a much more private experience being a few kilometres away from Whistler village allowing you to enjoy a comfortable escape from your daily routines.
Listel Hotel Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler prides itself in being your home away from home. The staff at the Listel Hotel have all the best tips and advice to ensure you have the best alpine experience.
This hotel is one of the few in Whistler allowing you to bring your pet during your stay. Here you have access to the glacier lakes, the open valleys and the village centre to enjoy the perfect blend of nature and local nurture.
The Adara Hotel is a prime location for your alpine adventure. Their offer the best in boutique with access to the finest dining and up-to-date nightlife. Just ask their knowledgeable staff and they’ll provide you with the season’s top picks.
Their suites are luxurious and uniquely decorated providing a romantic escape for couples or a special place for a business retreat. This hotel is also pet friendly and has a dog on staff named Kate.
Tantalus Hotel is the place to stay in whistler for the adrenaline junkie.
Their style is inspired by traditional sky lodges worldwide and is located away from the village putting you directly into nature’s glory.
If you’re unsure of what to do on your trip to Whistler, the staff at Tantalus have great recommendation. Their top five things to do include: Peak 2 Peak (a gondola from Blackcomb to Whistler), skiing, sleigh rides, Whistler Tube park, Ziplines (zip lining through the mountain forest), and of course Axe Throwing at Forged! Tantalus wants you to enjoy the best that British Columbia has to offer.
Whistler Village Inn
Whistler Village Inn and Suites is located in the downtown core of the Village area. It features classic and quaint side-by-side style suites in a quiet area. The location is perfect for both mountain fun and Village exploring.
A two-minutes walk will take you to the Whistler and Excalibur Gondolas in one direction and Village life in the other. As well, they have a tour desk with endless ideas to keep you busy throughout your stay.
The Aspens is a privately owned lodge located right at the foot of Blackcomb. This is the best place for skiers of all levels with the Wizard Express Lift located just outside. If you’re bringing kids along, the Whistler Kids Kamp and Blackcomb Ski School are located conveniently nearby.
Aside from its convenient location near the mountains, it is also just a few steps away from the Village. This place is the top choice for families to go for their winter or summer fun.
Coast Hotel Blackcomb
The Coast Hotel Blackcomb provides a unique getaway putting you directly next to Blackcomb. Whatever you need, this hotel has it: 50-foot heated pool, complimentary continental breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, and other vital amenities.
This is a ski-in, ski-out style hotel including rentals for those who don’t have their own skis or snowboards. In addition, they offer a shuttle service into the Village where you can enjoy a relaxing après after a long day of skiing or hiking in the mountains.
Embarc Resort Whistler
Embarc Resort Whistler is steps away from Blackcomb and host to countless visitors from around the world. It’s a great place to stay in whistler. The rooms feature luxurious wood furnishings and hand-woven fabrics perfect for a business trip or a family stay.
The rooms are fully equipped for self-catering or you can enjoy all the fine dining located less than a kilometre away.
So where should you stay in Whistler?
Whistler is an undisputed favourite for adventure and fun for both Canadian and international visitors. With over 8,100 acres of land to explore, ski, hike, and bike there’s hardly enough time to enjoy it all.
As you prepare your next vacation, hopefully this list of hotels, lodges, and suites will guide you toward the perfect place to stay in Whistler. No matter which property on this list you chose we guarantee that your stay in Whistler will be one you remember for years to come!