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13 Whistler Hotels (from $ to $$$$)

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With over 100 spots to choose from to rest your head in Whistler, finding the right accommodation for you can be tough, especially if you’ve never been to Whistler. Allow us to take you through some of the spectacular hotels in Whistler, Canada, ranging from your simple bed and bathroom to your luxury spa resorts. Use our guide to get an idea of rates in high versus low season and find the amenities you care about most. 

The best time to book is as early as possible, as hotels sell out fast. When putting together this piece, many hotels were already sold out on weekends. Rates you find here are before tax based on mid-week for a two-person occupancy, but many have sofa beds or options to add cots. 

One of the best things about Whistler is the proximity to the lifts, regardless of where you stay. With all of the following options, you are a mere ten-minute maximum walk from the lifts, and in many cases much shorter. 

6 Hotels Under $300 Per Night in Whistler, Canada ($)

As one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the world, prices don’t fall below $200 per night during the winter. These are steals. That being said, if you’re coming from the US, you get to save a little on the exchange. From opening day through March boasts the highest price tags while things come down later in the season. 

The standard for hotels in Whistler, Canada is pretty high, so regardless of where you stay you will be met with exceptional hospitality and more than sufficient amenities. 

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle is great value for money. Although the rooms do not have tons of floor room for activities, it is still a great choice for families, especially if you’re planning to stay more than a few days. Everything including groceries, bars, restaurants and most importantly, the lifts are within less than ten minutes on foot. The Pinnacle has:

  • Kitchenettes (a perfect way to save money on eating out)
  • Mere minutes from the ski lifts 
  • Pool and hot tub 
  • Bar (great for the adults in the group)
  • Snack bar (great for the kids)

Mid-week in January: $225 

Mid-week in April: $150

Cascade Lodge

The Cascade Lodge is steps from all of the village has to offer as well as being conveniently located across from Marketplace, a plaza with groceries, liquor, coffee and a pharmacy. Cascade Lodge has bedroom style rooms, perfect for privacy in groups or with the kids. The highlights of the Cascade Lodge include:

  • Large outdoor heated pool with hot tubs
  • A fitness facility
  • Two minutes from the bus stop that offers a free shuttle to the gondolas at the Mountain Base
  • Across from Hyatt steakhouse and Marketplace supermarket 
  • Less than 15 minutes walking to the lifts and right at the entrance to everything the village has to offer

Mid-week in January: $255 

Mid-week in April: $283

Whistler Village Inn & Suites

Outside at night the Pinnacle Hotel Whistler

An excellent choice without compromising amenities.

Right in the action, Whistler Village Inn & Suites is location, location, location. Steps from everything, you won’t need to worry about a rental car or even the bus schedule. Some rooms have kitchen facilities as well. The Inn has:

  • Pool, hot tub and sauna
  • Rooms with balconies
  • A location to die for right in the village 

Mid-week in January: $255

Mid-week in April: $160

The Listel 

If you’re looking for the basics in a great location and want to be as price-conscious as possible, The Listel is a great option. It’s steps from excellent pubs and restaurants and even has a spa. While it may not be the most luxurious hotel in Whistler, Canada, it is a clean, convenient place to rest your head. Another big perk? You can bring the dog to this one. The Listel is:

  • Less than five minutes from pubs, a fitness centre, ski shops, Subway, plus a grocery and liquor store
  • Ten minutes to the Whistler Gondola 
  • Pet-friendly (See what else is pet friendly in Whistler!)
  • A great budget-friendly option 

Mid-week in January: $263

Mid-week in April: $135

The Aava 

Much like The Listel, you can expect comfort and cleanliness at The Aava. Right behind the main village, The Aava is a great place to stay. If you’re looking for a standard room with standard amenities to relax in after a long day on the mountain, you’ve found it. If you’re looking to capture some footage on the hill, The Aava has a bonus for you. The Aava:

  • Has complimentary GoPro rental
  • Is super dog-friendly 
  • Near the Bearfoot Bistro and Ketel One Ice Room
  • Black Tie Ski Rental services available

Mid-week in January: $263 

Mid-week in April: $135

Marketplace Lodge

Marketplace has everything you need for a successful vacation. Starbucks, a grocery store, McDonald’s, Tim Horton’s and liquor. There is also a candy shop the kids will call heaven, ample parking (for a charge) and a pharmacy. So, choosing to stay right above these shops is a great idea. If you’re a sucker for the views Whistler has to offer, Marketplace is a great choice. It’s also a great place to stay when your trip is more than a few days as it has great amenities. The Lodge:

  • Has incredible mountain views
  • Has private balconies
  • Has a common hot tub 
  • Has full kitchen facilities 
  • Has laundry facilities 

Mid-week in January: $285 

Mid-week in April: $160

2 Great Hotels in Whistler for Under $400 Per Night ($$)

Looking for a little bit more during your next ski trip into the Coastal Mountains near Vancouver? These mid-range Whistler hotel options come with a little more bang for your-hard-earned-buck.

Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

A full spa with endless treatments is the first way The Summit will contribute to your luxurious vacation. Conveniently located near everything, you won’t need a vehicle. The Summit even offers complimentary shuttle service to the lifts. They have kitchenettes and laundry service, as well as multilingual staff to ensure your comfort. The Summit is a great choice because:

  • A tuning shop on site that is consistently voted Whistler’s best (Underground Tuning)
  • Breakfast options
  • Full spa with couples packages
  • Surrounded by quick food options such as pizza, pasta, and burgers
  • Steps from the bus stop offering free shuttle to the lifts 

Mid-week in January: $345 

Mid-week in April: $192 

Crystal Lodge & Suites

Crystal Lodge shares its name with the ever-popular bar, situated just below. Hosting epic karaoke, trivia and open mic nights, Crystal is one of the best places to be at night. Not to mention, when you walk out the front of Crystal, you can see Whistler Gondola. While many hotels are scattered on the outskirts of the village, Crystal is smack dab in the middle. If location is your priority, Crystal takes the cake. You can expect:

  • Family-friendly and great for kids with its arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Childcare available to hire
  • Dog-friendly

Mid-week in January: $370 

Mid-week in April: $163 

3 Hotels in Whistler for Less Than $500 Per Night ($$$)

Hotels in Whistler, Canada have a high reputation to uphold and it is not uncommon for rates to be in the thousands per night. However, these luxury hotels can be locked in for less than 500 CAD per night, but book them way ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

The Pan Pacific

Out of their two conveniently located hotels, this one puts you in the middle of all the action.

For those who appreciate familiarity, the Pan Pacific is a well-known hotel chain that upholds excellent standards that make their rates worth saving for. Pan Pacific is all about luxury and relaxation which is reflected in their focus on the spa experience. You will find:

  • Scandinave Spa package options as well as a full onsite spa 
  • Fitness facilities
  • All-season outdoor heated pool
  • Complimentary shuttles
  • The option for full kitchen in room

Mid-week in January: $414 

Mid-week in April: $134 

Legends Whistler 

Luxurious, condominium-style rooms, Legends is a great option for families and groups. Legends is also our first noted option that isn’t in the village. That being said, Legends is still an epic location. Whistler is lucky enough to have three main gondolas: Whistler, Blackcomb and Creekside. Legends is merely a few minutes walk to the Creekside Gondola, and Creekside is a gem in its own right. Legends is a high-end hotel that has:

  • A great location, close to bars, restaurants and coffee shops
  • Balcony, patio, or terrace options
  • In-suite laundry 
  • Full kitchens and a fireplace
  • On-site dining

Mid-week in January: $425 

Mid-week in April: $200 

The Fairmont

Another world-renowned hotel, expectations for The Fairmont are high and are always met. Located in the upper village, The Fairmont is a little away from the hustle and bustle of the main village but still surrounded by food and beverage and shops. Staying at The Fairmont also means you will be uploading on the brand new (2018) Blackcomb Gondola, which holds up to ten people. The Fairmont:

  • Has a full spa and gym on-site
  • Has shuttles to the lifts and the main village
  • Offers equipment shipping (great for those coming from abroad)
  • Has a world-renowned reputation as an excellent place to stay, and Whistler is no exception for the name

Mid-week in January: $590 

Mid-week in April: $500 

2 Luxurious Hotel Options For Under $800 Per Night ($$$$)

If your upcoming trip to Whistler is a bucket list item, then it’s likely you’ll be looking for the full-Whistler effect. Go big with an experience of a lifetime, meaning luxury accommodation for you and your family. 

If Whistler does anything right, it’s making memories to last a lifetime. Starting with where you lay your head at night.

Sundial Boutique Hotel 

Sundial is a great choice for long term stays as it boasts full kitchens and separate bedrooms. The location is prime for those wanting to spend every minute on the mountain as it is a stone’s throw from uploading. The views from Sundial’s rooftop hot tub are epic, and their mountain view balconies are incredible for watching events like the Ski & Snowboard Festival. The Sundial has:

  • Underground valet parking
  • An excellent location
  • Restaurants and bars integrated into the same building
  • Full kitchens and fireplaces
  • Option to book a room with a private balcony hot tub

Mid-week in January: $720 

Mid-week in April: $280 

Nita Lake Lodge

A view over the lake from a room at Nita Lake Lodge

Looking for a hotel in a romantic neighbourhood? Look no further than Nita Lake.

Another Creekside choice, Nita Lake Lodge is a beautiful, luxurious hotel with a full spa on site. It has restaurants, bars and lounges, making your stay extremely convenient. If you are wanting to venture out, it is a short walking distance to grocery, liquor and coffee. Nita Lake Lodge is Whistler’s only lakeside property, and the views can’t be beaten. Nita Lake Lodge:

  • It’s pet-friendly
  • Offers fitness, spa and wellness facilities
  • Has complimentary village shuttles
  • Has excellent dining on site
  • Has an adults-only rooftop hot tub with mountain views

Mid-week in January: $750 

Mid-week in April: $200 

While it would take hours and hours and pages and pages to cover every hotel in Whistler, this guide provides an overview of price ranges and amenities. Whistler is also home to well-known hotel chains such as Delta, The Four Seasons, The Westin and The Hilton. If you are looking for more of a hostel experience, Whistler also has The Southside Lodge in Creekside and The HI Hostel in Cheakamus.

Where Will You Stay On Your Whistler Vacation?

Whistler is a luxurious resort and the prices reflect this. If these higher-than usual prices scare you, keep in mind, after peak ski season prices drop significantly. 

If you’re looking to save a few bucks, spring skiing is an epic experience as well. The best advice we locals can give is book early, look for packages (many hotels offer early-bird discounts as well as ski-and-stay packages) and plan. We guarantee it’s worth it.