Being Canada’s favorite outdoor playground and one of the finest in North America, it’s not without a reason that Whistler co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics with Vancouver. Boasting some of the finest skiing slopes in the country as well as numerous mountain biking and hiking trails, there is always something to do and keep busy with. Whistler Village itself offers the perfect balance between a buzzing mountain resort and much-needed outdoor seclusion. Yet to find an absolutely refined mountain luxury and hospitality, you don’t need to look far. Some of the world’s most celebrated hotels have perched themselves right at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain offering not only unmatched mountain views but also an impeccable service and experience while smaller boutique establishments inject a bit of color and fun in the mixture.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
For thirty years Fairmont Chateau Whistler has monumentally stood at the base of Blackcomb Mountain offering its guests the finest mountain resort experience in a truly hospitable Canadian manner. Open throughout the year, the four-star luxury hotel is mere steps away from the finest ski slopes and mountain biking trails that Whistler is famous for. Fairmont Chateau Whistler combines the warmth and charm of a ski lodge and tops it off with impeccable style and elegance; the hotel interior was designed by Frank Nicholson Inc. who are renowned for their work with the likes of the Ritz-Carlton, The Four Seasons, and Mandarin Oriental among others. The 539-room hotel is all about the mountain views, embracing its natural surroundings in the most spectacular way. When you’re not on the slopes or exploring one of the many Whistler trails, there is plenty to keep you busy – from an 18-hole golf course and an outdoor lap pool to separate heated indoor and outdoor pools, and a spa fully equipped with hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas. Seasonally, the hotel offers ski and bike concierge services.
The tastefully designed rooms and suites embody class, elegance, and traditional ski lodge-inspired style with heavy and well-crafted wooden furniture. Through rich golden and sand tones, and warm chocolate accents topped off with soft lighting, each space is inviting and exudes homeliness. Views range from those of the valley to Blackcomb and Rainbow Mountains as well as spectacular snow-covered woodlands. While the hotel is within easy reach of everything you might want in Whistler, it also offers the ideal amount of seclusion you’d expect from a mountain retreat. Soft, down-filled duvets in crisp, white, high thread count cotton sheets are everything you’d want for a perfect night’s sleep after you’ve relaxed your sore post-ski muscles in a whirlpool tub before wrapping up in the thick, plush robes.
Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Four Seasons is a household name when it comes to 5-star luxury and highest standard hospitality that’s been perfected throughout the years in the world’s most sought-after destinations. The Four Seasons Whistler resort is no exception delivering only the finest mountain resort experience in an elegant and refined way. Outstanding with its spacious rooms, suites, and residences that all come with fireplaces and balconies, The Four Seasons embodies the warmth and comfort of a ski lodge yet with a heavily infused dose of sophistication and luxury style. Despite being a large 273-room resort, the hotel achieves a level of intimacy and uniquely personal approach in an almost boutique hotel way. Perfect throughout the year, The Four Seasons truly stands out in the magical winter time, when the heated outdoor pool is the place to be after a day on the slopes, and there is nothing more charming that enjoying s’mores by the roaring live fire pit.
The hotel has 178 guest rooms and 95 two and three-bedroom suites. The Alpine resort charm carries throughout the interiors, and the large windows allow you to take in stunning mountain views. The décor is a modern take on rustic elements – rich red cedar and maple wood, warm honey and sand tones with more traditional stripe, flannel, and tartan pattern accents.
Summit Lodge is an exciting and fresh accent in the resort-dominated mountain village. The four-star boutique hotel has 81 rooms and suites all infused with bright accents and quirky design additions. Despite the youthful and modern vibe, Summit Lodge is fully on par with the nearby resorts offering seriously outstanding service and attention to detail from staff. Equipped with an in-house spa as well as a pool and a hot tub, Summit Lodge is all about that mountain resort experience. Located at the very heart of Whistler, the boutique hotel is central but perfectly peaceful. The impeccably-trained staff at the family and pet-friendly Summit Lodge go an extra mile to offer personalized service to each guest – attention to detail are at the very essence of this hotel’s ethos.
All rooms and suites are individually designed with a unifying element of brightly colored accents and modern design elements. With granite countertops in the kitchenette and bathrooms, crisp white high thread count cotton linens on the king size bed, luxurious skincare and bath products by MALIN+GOETZ, this boutique hotel does know how to impress with the details.
The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler
When Whistler co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games together with Vancouver, The Westin Resort & Spa welcomed world-class Olympic athletes in its luxuriously hospitable space; with its enviable location at the very base of the mountain, right next to the gondola as well as next to the buzz-worthy Whistler village, it’s not just the location that makes The Westin Resort & Spa so desirable – the stunning interiors and top-notch service follow suit. The award-winning hotel has been designed to reflect its mountain setting in the finest way possible. The ultra-spacious lobby is truly awe-inspiring with floor-to-ceiling windows, stone walls, and a fantastic fireplace, which is a much-needed welcome after a day outdoors. The Avello Spa & Health Club offers holistic wellness treatments that are as hard to resist as the heated indoor and outdoor pools.
The hotel’s 400 residentially-styled suites embody the comfort and style of a luxurious mountain lodge. The large windows let in heaps of luminous mountain light, while the interiors exude warmth and timeless elegance. The attention to detail that has been applied to each space is truly remarkable – it’s not often you find architecture magazine-worthy interiors in mountain resorts, as stunning as they may be. The color palette reflects natural mountain tones – warm grey and sand tones topped off with beautifully autumnal orange accents that match the gentle fire in the fireplace. Designer chairs and beautiful light fixtures complete the look.
Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites
The Delta Hotels Whistler Village Suites sits quaintly at the heart of Whistler Village. The elegant, recently refurbished suites are perfect for solo travelers and couples, family and business trips alike. While everything you might want in Whistler is within easy reach due to the hotel’s central location, Delta itself offers heated indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, as well as service catered around your outdoor activity needs during your stay.
All guest rooms and one to two-bedroom suites have elegant interiors in warm earth tones. The suites are spacious, ideal for families with a separate seating area and a gas fireplace. The mountain-view balconies are perfect in each season – perfect for starting the day with gorgeous views and the crispest and freshest mountain air.