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Hi, i am planning a summer trip to Whistler around mid june. would like to know which hotel is better suited for a family of 4 ( kids aged 9 and 11) confused between pan pacific and fairmont.

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Can you let us know you're budget and any other key preferences please?

What is it that you find confusing about these hotels?

Hopefully with a bit more info, we can all be of assistance to you.

There are many htoels which may suit your needs though.

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Hi, Brian we are traveling with 2 kids and were wondering if Fairmont would be a little far from the village where all the action is. If we want to walk around at night and sit at a cafe etc we might not be able to do so as it would be not possible for us to walk back late at night. We do not drive so only rely on public or hotel transport. I have heard that the Pan-pacific is also a very good property so were considering that too. WhT would you suggest? Is the Fairmont a much better property?

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We routinely stay at the Pan Pacific Mountainside with our daughter each year for skiing. It's very nice, comfortable, and conveniently located in the Village at the base of the mountains/top of the village stroll. With a child, I think it's a bit easier because you won't need to walk nearly as far to get back to your hotel, but it's also not right in the center of the village where it could be noisy at night. They come by with cookies and milk for the kids every night as well, and having a small kitchen in the room is a nice added convenience.

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Hi Marie here at Tourism Whistler

The walk from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler to Whistler Village only takes 10 minutes max. There is a lovely trail that goes over the Fitzsimmons Creek that connects the Village to the Upper Village. The Fairmont also has a complimentary shuttle service. There is a good selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and a small grocery store in the Upper Village, outside the Fairmont.

Both are great luxury hotels. The main difference is that the Pan Pacific (there are 2 Pan Pacific Hotels) are all suite hotels with full kitchens. The Fairmont does not offer kitchens. Both Fairmont and Pan Pacific are excellent choices. It just depends on the style of room you would prefer.

Edited: 12:39 pm, January 16, 2014
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Hi Marie, thank you very much for your reply. We were looking at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village property. Sorry for the trouble but would like to ask one more question. What time are the village restaurants, cafe's etc open upto at night? Also what time would the last shuttle be from the village to the Fairmont . As we are there for only 3 days a kitchenette would not be so important. Thank u.

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Its important to recognize that Whistler is very much a walking village, and everyone walks everywhere all the time. At all hours, you will be surrounded by other people walking the same trails you are and everything is lit at night for this purpose, although in June, its still dusky light until after 10 pm.

I think you have a good assessment of the two properties, but the distance from the village to the Fairmont is not in anyway a hinderance and in fact, can be a wonderful reason to walk those beautiful trails. It seriously is only a 10 minute walk, although it will be a bit uphill heading from the village back to the Fairmont.

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Many of the Whistler restaurants will still be serving food past 11pm - Earls and Rics Grill are two examples. You can get pizza etc. until the small hours and then the coffee shops will be opening again at 6-6.30am.

On further research it appears that the Fairmont only offers the shuttle service during the winter months. You could contact the hotel directly to see if they do offer something in the summer. As Vancouverite67 mentioned you can walk easily from the Fairmont to the Village. - Marie

Edited: 4:08 pm, January 16, 2014
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Thank you everyone, this has been very helpful.

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Apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information, I've had technical difficulties.

Everyone has pretty much responded to the questions you had, but if there's anything else you need to know please don't hesitate to ask :-)

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